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. William H. Bonney Says:

    Trey needs the mini-kit back, that is our best chance of getting him to let the jam’s flow again……….

    @Mr. P just makes no sense, passing laws just to pass them…the quote that got me is “Were simply forcing you to understand” Bloomberg..huh???

    NYC running the most Unconstitutional stop and frisk program since Pres. Lincoln suspended habeas corpus…..and Bloomberg attacking cig’s and sodas….anyway…..

    Woosta Can’t Wait…..looking forward to tipping a few with y’all……

  2. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    I loved the ’11 MSG YEM because I’d been calling for a YEM opener all summer and that was almost the same thing.

  3. William H. Bonney Says:

    No worries the timer, will be diligently taking notes of the show….Has his cape and glitter all laid for these…..

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Second song isn’t the opener Fool! 😉

    I say they open with something we haven’t seen in 3.0 ( as an opener that is)

    Stash? Gin? Gumbo?

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    30 minute gin opener in woosta

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I had only seen your unlinked post before going to bed and chuckled it off as a boomer bumble. just watched your youtube of it. whooooooooooaaa. i think I had that screen saver on my old computer in college.

  7. Gavinsdad Says:

    Me and neemor were on the floor close for that YEM. It held alot
    Of promise and from that vantage point, seemed rather nasty. My claustrophobia took over and I went up to the side walkway…not long after, mebbe around the strangely lacking fbitch, maze our gracious host turned to me to ask me what had happened to the set. Like @sumo said It never really

  8. Eric Says:

    Yeah, that Raleigh show in ’00 was the very worst show I’ve seen(60 shows). Split was good though, the only real highlight. Tweezer the night before is still one of my favorites, perhaps we were ALL tired from that scorching Atlanta run.

  9. William H. Bonney Says:

    30 min “Business Time” opener……with Trey on mini-kit of course.

  10. vegas wolfmans Says:

    30 business time opener w/ trey on mini-kit would bring the house down.

    Thinking about Page singing backup vocals on business time refrain just made me lol. Literally. “It’s bisness. It’s bisness ti-ime.”

  11. vegas wolfmans Says:

    2 minutes in heaven is better than 1 minute in heaven.

  12. MiA Says:

    Yeah T3. Thanks. I was kinda thrown back. Took me a few to realize what was happening.

    My inability to describe things last night after that didn’t help. Haven’t gone back to read my posts. Probably would be embarrassed.

    I swear during brown eyed girl he looked right at me and sang “tripping and a jumping”

    Figured only guy there doing that. Maybe not.

  13. MiA Says:

    They open with “Sample In A Jar” and half the crowd fights sitting down before the first song is over. Gives unconvincing fist pumps.

    Troy laughs. Busts out Axilla “with” ending.

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Don’t shine that thing in my face, man

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Why have I not thought of this before? Axilla opener for Worcester. They’ve got some ground to make up on that one

  16. sumodie Says:

    Funny posts, MiA. Nuthin we haven’t seen round here before

    Gotta luv trippy visuals at a JBuffet show (I watched your clip). Even more impressive is that you were able to record it. I can barely use my phone when similarly lifted

  17. sumodie Says:

    Was thinking the same about Axilla, ha!

    30 min Gin opener >dark heavy metal jam > Axilla

    then really fuck with peeps by dropping Summer of ’89

    followed by that nasty 14.01 min Tweezer

  18. William H. Bonney Says:

    Let’s just hope for not “Too Many Dick’s on the Dance Floor”

  19. MiA Says:

    >19 minute Maze. Indoor Summer Phish.

    4 song first set. By end of setbreak, all remaining tickets are sold for Summer. Even Alpine lawns.

  20. vegas wolfmans Says:

    perfect opportunity to bring back the loops re: TMDOTDF

  21. tela'smuff Says:

    glad u like @wolfmans. shit is good. that was a random purchase via eMusic. they have a lot of shit out there to dig up, but this one has always treated me nice. i can throw even heavier psych jams at ya via LSD/Pond.

  22. Dorn76 Says:

    If SPAC lawns sell out, you know they killed Woosta.

  23. sanchothehutt Says:

    I’m just wondering…why do people hate on our band so much? Is it because they were heir apparent? Or that Mike unironically wears neon on neon?

  24. sanchothehutt Says:

    Just watching my Clifford Ball DVD’s and it’s just crazy how amazing Phish was, even in that ’96 year that nobody mentions because they were in the middle of a “holy shit, is this really happening? Let’s definitely not fuck it up” mindset. I think there is some amazing shit going on in 96

  25. sanchothehutt Says:

    Oh, yeah, Hi everyone!

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