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. tela'smuff Says:

    thanks for reminding me of State Bridge. I might be booking a yurt for Greensky Bluegrass show. We’ll be at the Carbondale Mtn Fair so we can skip over to State Bridge. Perfect weekend.

  2. Guyute711 Says:

    AC Robear? Our numbers seem to be growing again.

  3. Robear Says:

    i wish, G$$$. those shows are just primed to explode awesomeness. That’s my daughter’s last week of school / birthday weekend.

    robear misses all the epic 6/19/?? shows…

  4. Robear Says:

    about to the clean the tube and celebrate the good vibrations!

  5. marcoesq Says:

    Jones Beach on the 4th of July sounds AWFUL

  6. Guyute711 Says:

    I’ve been feeling a lot of vibrations in my head lately. Too bad they are from a drill in my teeth. 😉 Found out I need another root canal or an extraction yesterday. Yippee!!!!! It may be bye bye molar time.

  7. Multibeast Says:

    Right on. We are looking at that same show. I will holla at you if we pull the trigger.

    @Voopa – def looks like a good festie….bummer about the Janes set. That would have been prime time for them to rock a different type of crowd.

  8. viola Says:

    mlb robear….. mlb

    major league bonghits

    congrats on the end of that annoying chapter of your life. as my friends and family say: mazel tov

  9. tela'smuff Says:

    Bath Salts Tour 2012

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    We’re all in the bathtub, smoking bathtub salts

  11. mr.palmer Says:

    Who are guyute? Austin Powers?

    Marco- I think that’s why the shows blow up. I’d personally rather be at a venue on the water than in a cornfield in 109 degree heat, but that’s just personal preference.
    I don’t wander around at shows and the no alcohol doesn’t bother me.

  12. MiA Says:

    Great news Robear. Contact me If you need rides Cincy, et al

  13. Luther T. Justice Says:

    It’s usually only 98 degrees in our cornfields Mr. P.

  14. marcoesq Says:

    As long as you have good seats, Palmer. Me and the slf have thought about maybe coming up but there is no way I would sit up in those grand stands.

  15. mr.palmer Says:

    I’ve never been, Luther. I would probably die after a few days though.

  16. mr.palmer Says:

    Really? We had a blast up there last time. Sound and site lines were perfect. Different strokes.

  17. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I died a few times at DC in 2010 but I kept coming back to life when I needed to. That’s why we’re so badass in the Midwest.

  18. willowed Says:

    Jones Beach Bleachers = BB throwdown!

  19. robear Says:

    Thx Viola. Been a long strange winter. Summer is looking up.

  20. tela'smuff Says:

    Luther – agreed, although i have a hotel this time around. 2010 was just too much.

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    willowed- you going to JB this year?

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    great news by the way Robear. midwest just got a bit more fun. if you hadn’t seen, email sent.

  23. Luther T. Justice Says:

    You know I’m done with camping at DC too @ Tela. The hotel’s the way to go. I guess I’m not as badass as I used to be.

  24. dorn76 Says:

    Bilderberg 2012! Par-Tay!

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I was done with camping after the Clifford Ball….

    Had the most beautiful air conditioned hotel room for Oswego.. After that, decided there would never be any more camping excursions.

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