TTFT: US Summer 2000

6.16.2009—The Fox (Brian Kisida)

Over the holiday weekend, I finally got excited for Phish tour. I thought it wasn’t going to happen this year—or happen at the last minute—but, sure enough, it happened. With Worcester only a week away, the summer tour that has been in the distance for so long is just around the corner—and it feels great. All I know for sure is that next Thursday, we’ll be in front of Phish again, and right now, that’s good enough for me! Rumors of band rehearsals have bubbled to the surface and if I were a betting man, I’d place a fairly large wager on the opening show blowing up. With so much energy in the air, opening nights of tours have always been special occasions, and after such a long lay off, this one will carry even more intensity. Not only will we reunite with the band, but with so many friends that we only see when Phish plays music—a multi-pronged homecoming in the metropolitan city of Worcester. Kicking off this summer indoors certainly feels like a “do-over” for the New Year’s Run, and the band can easily pack more excitement into these two upcoming shows than was strewn thinly over nine sets in December. And it wouldn’t surprise me if that happened. But in the mean time, here are ten tunes from Summer 2000’s US tour. Enjoy!


2001 > Sand” 6.22.00 II, Antioch, TN

Phish came back from Japan and exploded in a monstrous groove session to kick off set two of their US opener.



Tweezer” 6.24.00 I, Atlanta, GA

The last great “Tweezer” for a while…



Split Open and Melt” 6.25.00 II, Raleigh, NC

The one highlight from one of the least impressive shows I’ve ever attended.



Mike’s Song” 6.28.00 II, Holmdel, NJ

A piece of menacing artistry.



Birds -> Catapult” 6.29.00 II, Holmdel, NJ

A twisted bit of psychedelia laced with teases of “A Love Supreme.”



Ghost” 7.1.00 II, Hartford, CT

This jam closed the show and turned into the highlight of the show.



Bathtub Gin” 7.3.00 I, Camden, NJ

A largely forgotten jam in a stellar two-night stand.



Disease -> WMGGW” 7.15.00 II, Columbus, OH

The most significant slice of Summer’s last show.



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  1. Xpun Says:

    @miner – welcome to Camp Excitment. It’s definitely bubbling over on the board as well. One more week til liftoff.

    Have a good day everyone. My house hunt and struggle to figure out credit scores continues……

  2. HYHU Says:

    Miner is excited. So now I’m finally excited!!! See y’all in Woostah!!! “we’re coming to your town…”

  3. MiA Says:

    7 days!

    I love Miner’s summer picks. Lesser knowns. No Japan?

    Philadelphia Freedom!

    Missing today’s roots attack!

  4. Selector J Says:

    Dude before WRA is playing Muddy Waters and The Meters. Things are off to a good start this morning.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    Woosta opener predicition: Auld Lang Syne>Llama

  6. angryjoggerz Says:

    * without broadway dancers, with broadway prancer

  7. Selector J Says:

    Going out on a limb with ‘no broadway dancers’ call, aj. I wouldn’t bet against that. :mrgreen:

  8. sumodie Says:

    Rumors of band rehearsals have bubbled to the surface

    Haven’t seen any credible rumors online, I’m hoping Miner heard this thru his network

  9. Lycanthropist Says:

    Great list today Miner.

    The excitement is definitely beginning to bubble!

  10. sumodie Says:

    7 days, 10 hours, 44 minutes, and counting 8)

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    Third Bonnaroo for me coming up.

    Already started accruing supplies.

  12. btb Says:

    Hoping that opening show is a scorcher.

    Where is the band practicing? Confirmed?

  13. DryIceFactory Says:

    Yea whats this practice rumor? “PRACTICE!? TALKIN BOUT PRACTICE!?”

  14. Gavinsdad Says:

    Was anyone at that 96 alpine show with that LB Reba? Thing of beauty

  15. Selector J Says:

    I hear they’re just going to bang on an old pickup truck for 3 hours. No instruments. Just the truck.

  16. litteringand Says:

    Just checked that setlist for 6-25-00. I know not to judge a show on just the setlist, but man that looks like a snooze fest

  17. Kaveh Says:

    Morning BBers! Hope everyone has a good day today.

    One week till lights down.

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    Great tweeZ above! Live baitin’ myself in the way to work. I may just need to sneak away to hit some shows in June. Realized I only work 8 days the whole month…

  19. joemeg Says:

    It really is Gdad. I was at that show, but unfortunately I can’t say I really remember the Reba.

    We were the last people to leave Red Rocks 2 years in a row because of my car breaking down there, but we still made it to WI in time to see the free MMW show the night before in Madison. Maybe it was from a lack of sleep, but I definitely remember Red Rocks and deer creek better than Alpine.

    It was a weird summer for me. I went to all the shows, but then almost skipped Clifford Ball. Luckily my friends didn’t let me.

  20. Calpain Says:

    never heard this Birds before, fits nicely into the sounds they were crafting in 2000. Japan 2000 really was like a second wind for the band

  21. DocGanz Says:

    Excited for everyone hitting Leg 1. Still another two months for us left coasters… Hope to see some of you out this way later this summer…

  22. Robear Says:

    Super excited, for tour. Couch tour, that is. Can’t wait for the reviews, photos and stories. The BB needs to get up to date with all the Twitter handles, too. Great way to fill us in from the road.

    The tour is set up perfectly, between multi night stands, short drives, and days off.

    Thank goodness for Phish, in this mixed up world.

  23. Selector J Says:

    Echo that Robear. Getting stoked myself. Especially with the hopes of catching 1, (maybe 2!) shows.
    I made a Twitter account a while ago just to follow people but kind of abandoned it. Might be worth revisiting if BB is up in the mix. Look for
    JaySelector. I’m not very popular. One follower. :mrgreen:

  24. dorn76 Says:

    I don’t think Phish has blown up New England in 3.0.

    Now’s the time.

  25. Calpain Says:

    You said it Robear! I will be couch touring everything except AC, and it is really great to see the shows unfold in (near) real time.

    That reminds me, need to work on the Meetups spreadsheet. Not sure if we can alter it or not. I also don’t use googledocs much. behind the times.

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