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. Guyute711 Says:

    I don’t shag enough to be Austin Powers. Fucking Altoids, that’s what I blame.

  2. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Kings in 5.

  3. marcoesq Says:

    “Kings in 5”

    I’ll say Kings in 6 or 7 but still the Kings win.

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Spinning this one.

    Random note- had an interview at clear channel this morning.. Ran into Artie Lange in the bathroom. Weird. Funny

    Monday, 09/11/2000
    Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA
    Set 1: Roadrunner[1] > The Moma Dance, Rift, Brian and Robert, Vultures, Horn > Beauty of My Dreams > Ya Mar, Stash
    Set 2: Chalk Dust Torture > Twist > Piper > What’s the Use? > You Enjoy Myself
    Encore: Good Times Bad Times

  5. Multibeast Says:

    Whoa…ran in to Artie eh? Did you chat with him?

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Kings will be tough to beat. Game 2 is critical.

    Keep in mind that the Devils lost game 1 against the Flyers, Panthers, and Rangers and have trailed in series 6 times already. They won’t go down that easy.

  7. tela'smuff Says:

    interesting Mr P! i didn’t know they did his show from the Sirius building. fingers crossed that you get the gig. at a minimum so i can selfishly hear stories like this.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    No, I didn’t. Kinda weird when your pissing right next to someone you recognize. And no, I didn’t look at his pecker. I think he tried to look at mine though.

    Back in ’96 I was having drinks after work in the bar at the Downtown Athletic club in NYC. I go to take a piss and comes in after and pisses right next to me?…. JFK jr… and yes, I did take a peek!.. 😉

  9. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Keep in mind the kings haven’t lost a game on the road

  10. Guyute711 Says:

    Devils have been darn good this offseason but I don’t think they have the players to beat the Kings. I can’t remember anybody being as tough as the Kings in the playoffs. I Never thought I would type that sentence.

  11. Guyute711 Says:

    should say postseason

  12. marcoesq Says:

    I love Artie, miss that guy. Wish he would come back to the Stern show.

    9.11.00 is one of my favorites, great time. That Fall tour started out great then just f i z z l e d. . .

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Tela’s- Didn’t get the Sirius gig. This one today was at Clear Channel, different company. They own hundreds of stations nationally, Z100, etc… Also, Limbaugh, Hannity, Dan Patrick. The interview was in their digital news dept. CC is a huge company

  14. Guyute711 Says:

    Booo, no Ron & Fez eh

  15. stapes Says:

    Reminds me of the Larry David and Mugsy Bogues bathroom encounter. Haha.

  16. Multibeast Says:

    Took a piss next to Johnny Depp in Vegas back in 2002. Did not chat during the piss but did talk to him by the sink and outside of the can for a good 5 mins. Very cool dude. My GF at the time just about shit her pants when she saw who I was talking to and than I introduced her to him. Talked a little bit about Fear and Loathing and how my mom freaked out senior year of high school when she saw the book by my bed w/ the inscription “Best Drug Book Ever” on the cover. This was after they busted me way too many times and she could not get her head around why I was reading this book…I explained that I was going to school for journalism, gonzo journalism, etc. He got a kick out the story.

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I know G$$$, I’m really bummed about that one. Would have been a tremendous opportunity. Even if you are being made fun of for 4 hours a day on air… no publicity is bad publicity in this business.

    There will be other gigs. Sirius is a perfect work environment for me, or anyone really. Wear whatever you want, people spinning tunes in their offices all day. I will get in there…just a matter of time..

  18. Multibeast Says:

    Today’s DWD is sick. Never heard it before. And the segue into WMGGW is buttery.

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    oh shit, duh. i immediately thought Sirius. bummer man. good luck either way.

  20. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I could see you working nicely with Farrell Mr. P.

  21. Multibeast Says:

    Has anyone seen the Weir/Chris Robinson/Jackie Green show? Thinking about going to the Boulder show this sat.

  22. marcoesq Says:

    fuckin Farrell, that dude is whack. Hear his searing growl all this week hosting FIght Week

  23. tela'smuff Says:

    i like Scotty, but sometimes that voice is tough. he knows his shit though. i’ve talked to him on air a couple times.

    doesn’t quite match the time i talked to Howard, though brief, it was cool.

    also partied with Sal, Shuli, and talked to Beetlejuice for about 5 mins.

    @Luther – look forward to late night Howard TV laugh fest.

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Scott is awesome. I remember listening to him late nights 15 years ago. He used to have that bong hit sound effect… he probably still does..

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I was at a bachelor party where Beetlejuice was hired to be tossed… as in midget tossing. So disturbing on many levels.

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