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. robear Says:

    They kind of destroyed Manchester.

  2. robear Says:

    That Antioch ‘Sand’ is a snoooooozer

    Onto Tweezer

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    Yeah. And Utica.

  4. thedayman Says:

    if superball is east coast, then they most certainly have blown up the east. the storage jam alone straight up murdered a few people.

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    They kind of destroyed Manchester JAMchester


  6. rivertrance Says:

    every time I have a prime broker meeting and a table full of wallstreet cats throw down there biz cards on the table I have an American Psycho moment

    plus I don’t rock biz cards so I can’t even add to the pile

    may have to start occupying

    I feel dirty after just 45 minutes with a bunch of bankers

    bring on Woostah!!
    floor gonna be bumpin!

  7. robear Says:

    He said new England u stoner phucks. SBix and Utica don’t count.

  8. dorn76 Says:

    TY @TIII

    They did, indeed.

    That’s still only one big one in the backyard.

  9. dorn76 Says:

    New York is whole other story.


  10. thedayman Says:

    oooooops my baaaaaaaaad maan.

  11. angryjoggerz Says:

    I am not familiar with east coast geography. I need to study up.

  12. sumodie Says:

    Left coaster schooling the BB on New England geography, yes!

    Does appear that Jamchester is the best 3.0 New England show

  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Providence has a great second set. not sure I’d call it a blowout show though.

    speaking of the Worcester floor…

    I have one lonely Thursday floor that I’d love to trade for a Friday floor if that suits your fancy. typeiiijpd gmailio

  14. sumodie Says:

    2nd best 3.0 New England show…?

    My vote is somewhere among 2010 Augusta & the 2 Woosta shows, all 3 of which I think of as being uniquely odd (Augusta’s high school gym styled venue, the Reba encore, Maine always adds an odd flavor; Woosta snow storm & Trey sick, mellow vibe) with great highs and some flaws

    Providence has that great 2nd set (2nd best 2nd set in 3.0 New England? Now I’m getting too granular, yikes) but a std first set (and no uniquely odd vibes like at those Augusta/Woosta shows)

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    i second the BB Twitter feed.

    saw that Alpine Reba, but that show is spotty for me. don’t recall much other than the Whipping Post.

  16. voopa Says:

    Troll high-fiving people in Pisa

  17. voopa Says:

    @vooopa for all your couch tour, LB and BG updates. And random Simpsons quotes.

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    wulf bitches

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    love that voopa. funny

  20. dorn76 Says:

    I loved Hartford ’09, had one of the best times I’ve ever had at a show, it’s my home state, etc. Haven’t listened to it since though.

    Probably agree with Augusta in the 2 spot as far as top to bottom shows though. Worcester shows had highlights, but weird flow.

    The 2 nights in Amherst were the biggest disappointments for me. Seemed set up for greatness.

  21. phlorida phan Says:

    Always trusty 7 day forecast for woosta…. highs 61 lows 47. Summer tour in full effect

  22. rivertrance Says:

    first tube prancer will be the twitter feed to follow for in show updates on nights he’s not too spun to tweet

  23. rivertrance Says:

    don’t expect much during jams but plenty of Alaskas, sparkles, and wastes to drop some insight I imagine

  24. Selector J Says:

    @riv – Noted.

  25. phlorida phan Says:

    I say hartford 09 takes second, dwd with reba jam, ghost >pyscho killer, one of best icculus,, first set had a nice bof

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