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:

    Cool, thanks. how far is that from Venue?

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    10-15 minutes depending on the driver, relative level of lucidity, and time of day. it is literally a straight shot down route nine which takes you right by the centrum.

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    so post show I guess give yourself 20-30 😉

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I don’t plan on driving, especially after my ordeal 2 weeks ago. Probably Cab it.

  5. willowed Says:

    What bar are we hitting before Worcester. I know you’ve posted it a thousand times. I am at the hotel right next to the venue (Hilton Garden Inn) so I will be just walking around downtown looking to do shit.

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    KP had kinda settled on the Armsby Abbey I think. it is a nice short walk from here to shakedown on the way to the venue. at most three blocks north of centrum

  7. willowed Says:

    TIII – I just sent you electronic funds

  8. TreyFace Says:

    check out Tammany Hall on pleasant st before the worcester shows, guaranteed to be some bands playing there

  9. marcoesq Says:

    I hope it’s not 10 degress before the Worcester shows again. That sucked.

    We ate/drank at a really nice, swank restaurant/bar right near the Centrum in 2010. They passed around free bread even to people standing.

    TIII, u know what place I’m talkin bout?

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    got em willowed!

    now I guess I’ll have to cancel that trade I had worked out with your Thursday floor… 👿

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I may need a few more details, marco…

    yeah, I think Tammany has a pre-show pass thing you can buy for a bunch of bands. pretty sure they have after parties too.

  12. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Just secured D-town flights for labor day.

    Will be hosting a house party in University Hills area saturday

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

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

    ^ god, when did I become such a meathead. When does the next season of Project Runway start, I need to man-down a bit.

  14. marcoesq Says:

    You walk in, big restaurant area to the right and straight ahead. Big, long bar over to the left with bay windows looking outside. Pretty classy, nice beers on tap and good food. THats all I got. Oh, and a dude that slings mescaline in the corner. He may have just been there for the show but not sure

  15. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Sugar, the standing room only was great in ’10. You’re close and have room to dance, and you have the water and swans to look at when CK gets too intense.

    The downside is that you’re penned in and it’s a hassle to move around the venue, tho I think that’s true of JB in general

  16. snow Says:

    Summer tourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hell yeah!

  17. TreyFace Says:

    @marco, you talking about Irish Times, across the st from the palladium?

  18. DavidSilver Says:

    I’m headed to the local pub to become the dude slingin mescaline in the corner. Yeaaaahhhhh boiiiiiiii…

  19. marcoesq Says:

    Maybe, it was a nice place

  20. DavidSilver Says:

    Big Leg Emma bustout at Woosta.

  21. Snigglebeach Says:

    During the Christmas run of 10″ in woosta, the hotel attached to the Hilton (where Willowed says he is staying)(which is connected to the UNOs) they had a pimped out bar in the lobby.

    Course it was snowy wet so anything indoors was nice, but it was a pretty cool warmup spot. Lots of room, beer aNd pizza. Not sure I they do that for all shows but I will def trying there again.

    I’m sure “shakedown” will be in the tiny lot directly behind The Palladium. Has been for years.

  22. MiA Says:

    My Soul always reminds me of Big Leg Emma.

  23. sumodie Says:

    Loved JB’s Standing Room Only section in 2010

    Yes, you’re off Fishman’s side, over the water, so the sound isn’t quite as loud. BUT it was more than good enough because in return you got a sweet dancing platform to groove on. Would easily buy tix for that section again -the sense of separation from the crowded concrete walkways was awesome (and they would check your tix to keep poachers out)

  24. MiA Says:

    If someone see’s AJ on the lots, I want one of these gunslinging parrots!

  25. Sugar Says:

    Thanks for the feedback on Standing Room Only at Jones Beach…sounds like could be a good option.

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