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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280 Responses to “TTFT: US Summer 2000”

  1. Billy88 Says:

    Any PTBM news out there???? starting to remind of ’03, chasing down the fedex truck twenty hours before show time.

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Target Center ’99 – Tweezer> On Your Way Down> Piper…..

    ^ what a fantastic segment of music. ’99 stylee. All loopy and shit.

    Miner- Thanks for highlighting ’99-’00 this week. Personally, I can’t get enough. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But I can listen to this stuff for days.

    Side Note- Anyone else just down on YEM in 3.0? Doesn’t excite me at all anymore. Kinda meh…

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Now onto 9/12/99 Portland Meadows. A Kenny Powers special. Crazy Ghost.

    Sunday, 09/12/1999
    Portland Meadows, Portland, OR

    Soundcheck: Gotta Jibboo, Heavy Thing

    Set 1: First Tube, Poor Heart, Mozambique, Bathtub Gin, Back on the Train, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Frankie Says, Birds of a Feather, Lawn Boy, Possum

    Set 2: Ghost > Runaway Jim > Roggae, Also Sprach Zarathustra > You Enjoy Myself

    Encore: Theme From the Bottom

  4. Gavinsdad Says:

    @billy88 – i got ptbms. Friends of
    Mine in NYC Got theirs as well.

  5. Billy88 Says:

    sweet, thanx. getting psyched!

  6. poop goblin Says:

    Been waiting for this alpine reba drop

    Shit is just crazy hot. The tight conversation in that jam is so Fuckin tight. Wow prancer. Cat could play.

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    holy crap…. the gin from that PDX ’99 show is fucking awesome.

    I’m officially geared up as you probably guessed from my 1300 posts today.


  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    I’ve got no PTBMs yet, but ya know, I live in Canada.

  9. dorn76 Says:

    It’s true, YEM has become rote, boring.

    I’ll get over it quickly when they drop the dirty, nasty Twist next Thurs instead.

  10. sumodie Says:

    Worcester map with points of interest marked (courtesy the greenboard):

    shite, gotta re-fill the pod with more Phish, cravings too strong to resist

  11. MiA Says:

    So nobody even commented on my tripped out Jimmy Buffett video doing Scarlet Begonia’s last night.

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    New Japandroids sounds a lot better loud and through speakers than through headphones.

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    appetizer of Radiohead tomorrow night for this kid.

  14. William H. Bonney Says:

    Evening Gents….

    @MR p Enjoy radiohead….will be intrested to her your take…

    Quick question is the NYPD going to enforce the drink size of sodas?? Or will we need a new agency?

  15. William H. Bonney Says:

    hear your take…that is…

  16. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @not tom, piper from this year’s holiday run is a lot like miami BOTT if I remember correctly.

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    over/under on Woosta Tweeze: 14 mins…what’s your bet?

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Bill Bonney- saw a great tweet from someone regarding that today.

    Something to the effect of:

    “New York banned large sugary drinks but apparently masturbating on the corner of 23rd & 7th is still legal.”

  19. sumodie Says:

    Loved the MSG’10 YEM, my 3.0 fav

    otherwise I liked the 12.29.11 version because it was the 2nd song and thus amped my anticipation of things to come….which…well….

  20. William H. Bonney Says:

    I’ll take the over, but then again I like underdogs….I’d put the money line at -250 for the under……..

  21. vegas wolfmans Says:

    @telasmuff- (if you’re out there) Thanks for posting the Oresund Space Collective. Had never heard of it. Love it.

    @Miner- I’m feeling risky and taking the over.

  22. Dr Pronoia Says:

    I thought the UIC2 YEM had something a little special

    Getting antsy for my AC ptbm to arrive

    I’m going with 19 minutes for Woosta Tweezer, with the rest of the tour selling out the next day

  23. MiA Says:

    Someone’s gotta contact ZZYZX to get his stop watch back out?

  24. vegas wolfmans Says:

    David Silver is ZZYZX.

  25. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “over/under on Woosta Tweeze: 14 mins…what’s your bet?”

    under or no tweeze

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