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. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Why i love Eli Manning..

    “We got to have the mind-set that we were a 9-7 team last year, not a Super Bowl-winning team,”

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Noob music collector question- where do you guys back up your Hard Drives? Another, bigger HD, or something else. Disc/CDs seems a bit tedious, no?

  3. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I’ve went to Carbonite Mr. P. Also allows me to access my collection when I’m away from home.

  4. Luther T. Justice Says:


    If you’re lucky, I’ll have some Ronnie & Richard footage to show you.

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Looks interesting Luther, $100 a year to back up your MAc/Cpu and External? Sound about right?

  6. tela'smuff Says:

    oh god no.

    i think my favorite howard tv moment was when richard got his taint, ass, and balls waxed. i could barely breathe i laughed so hard.

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Doesn’t look like they offer it for Mac’s, at least the online + External.. fucks

  8. alf Says:

    keep in mind canadians don’t know shit about hockey

  9. marcoesq Says:

    Has anyone listened to Farrell’s show in the past 1-2yrs?

  10. Luther T. Justice Says:

    @Mr. P
    I got in on the $59 a year intro deal. I only back up my externals and don’t keep anything I don’t want to loose on my computer’s hard drive. I think I got the deal for being a Sirius subscriber.

    You’ll love the archive on Howard TV, especially if you used to watch the E! show. On Howard TV, it’s uncut and uncensored.

  11. willowed Says:

    Mr. P

    I have tickets for both nights. I think I’m in. I will see how Woosta and AC go.

    If I bail. I will offer those to the BB. Pretty good seats too.

  12. voopa Says:

    P- I went with a considerably more expensive, local route. 4TB network storage (RAID’ed so it’s only 2TB, but mirrored). Western Digital from Dell, $500. And yes, soon I will need another. Currently holds all of my LP (and other) SBDs (FLAC), plus about 1,000 albums (FLAC), and some video.

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    sometimes i come on here and for pages have no idea what they hell you people are talking about

  14. Luther T. Justice Says:


    I usually only listen to Farrell if I’m up earlier than 6:00 AM. Or if one of my teams are in the playoffs or playing for a championship (which doesn’t happen too much with my teams).

  15. Sugar Says:

    Ticketmaster/LN has Standing Room only tickets right now for both nights of Jones Beach. It’s way off to the side, over by orchestra G. Has anyone ever stood there??

  16. tela'smuff Says:

    it can’t be Bulls and circuit training all the time @AJ. 😉

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Sugar- I know a few people were there in ’10., Sumo and Dr. P , maybe.

    I don’t think it’s ideal, i’ll let them speak to it though.

    Sounds good Willowed. See you there. You staying at same place? I may be looking for a crash pad after night one. You going with Wife again?

  18. Sugar Says:

    Thanks Mr. P. Looks like Stubhub has decent enough seats for right around face if I cant find something else.

  19. Guyute711 Says:

    Just in case Gener checks the phish sites.

    You fucked up
    you dick
    you really fucked up!!!

    You dicked me over
    but now you’l pay
    you fucked up

  20. willowed Says:

    Nope – going solo so you are more than welcome to crash

    yes – staying at the same place. Freeport Boatel and Inn. Minutes from venue.

  21. mr.palmer Says:

    You da man.

    Where are we all going to meet next Thursday. Not going friday, so want to catch everyone.

    Front of soundboard ? Bar beforehand? I’m staying in westborough with alf and Hood and ghostphunk.

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    minutes from a venereal disease too

  23. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    where are you staying in westborough?

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Residence Inn, i think

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that makes sense. that’s about five minutes from my house in an office park area. let me know if you guys need food/bar/etc. recs for the boro.

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