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. sumodie Says:

    AC’s Chelsea Pub&Inn (de facto BB lodging) is a 5 min walk to the trendy Chelsea Hotel tower

    Chelsea P&Inn has a decent free breakfast, and the Chelsea Hotel has a full service restaurant serving a good breakfast (packed with fans in ’10)

    gotta have options….now if Palmer’s friends can get us onto the Chelsea Hotel’s rooftop pool we’ll really be styling!

    My brain is already getting phish fried with anticipation and I so need to address Leg2 issues, lol

  2. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    just made that parrot my profile on the fb.

    Tonz of Gunz

  3. Aquaman Says:

    Wilco’s live stream from San Miguel, Spain just kicked up. search for it either on their website or on YouTube.

    Or click =””

    Pretty sweet.

    Thought I’d share.


  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Sumo- That is the plan… Already been discussed.

  5. sumodie Says:

    Jones Beach on the 4th of July sounds AWFUL

    With proper planning I think it’d be awesome -pity the fool that doesn’t plan ahead and get to the lots early. VERY early in fact. Maybe even earlier than that (what do the Long Island experts say?)

    But I bailed on family last July 4th so since it’s not a festi I’ll pass this year

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    The only saving grace regarding LI and JB on the 3rd and 4th is that it is mid-week. This will slightly depress traffic but not much. Ideally, coming from the east would be key. If your in NE, I would maybe take the ferry to Orient Point?

    But yes, give yourself plenty of time. If your the type that rolls into lot at the last minute, your probably going to have issues. Doing the NYC -> JB drive after work, say 4pm, will be a horrendous experience.

    You can always take the LIRR to Wantagh,, but not sure what the return train schedule is like.

  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    Wow, another cannibal attack case, this time in Baltimore. Dude ate the guys heart and brain.

    Now trending #cannibalism

  8. lumpyhead Says:

    this bath salts scapegoat is a hilarious attempt to cover up the beginning of the apocalypse.

  9. Aquaman Says:

    I just saw that AJ but they didn’t make mention of that crazy drug that cause the zombie state and super human strength.

    Maybe it’s GLINT

    #JerryBlank #StrangersWithCandy

  10. Aquaman Says:

    Bath Salts, thats it Lumpy

  11. Aquaman Says:

    BTW I just checked out that Chelsea pub and Inn. I totally chilled there during AC in 2010. Great pour of Guiness.

  12. lumpyhead Says:

    kids were doing bath salts in Abilene after I left. Just say no.

  13. dusty Says:

    curious….do they actually finish the pour by pushing back on the tap and dispensing without any gas? I have yet to find this anywhere but Ireland.

    Interesting concept I caught in Singapore, beer prices based on demand:

  14. sumodie Says:

    Prometheus opens June 8th

    Def the flick I’m most interested in this summer (sci-fi Ridley Scott, fok ya!)

    The real motivated types could do Woosta1 > midnite showing of Prometheus

    lol, just remembered I hit Great Woods ’99 & then on the way back to Amherst stopped in Woosta for a 2AMish Star Wars: Phantom Menace showing

    For those who need convincing:


  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Def want to see prometheus, Sumo. Doubtful I’d be in the right headspace postshow for some space horror though 😯

    The original scared me pretty good as a kid.

  16. voopa Says:

    It’s nice to hear that the local NPR affiliate (which fired me 6 years ago) is still using my music beds…just heard Jibboo in the latest break.

  17. sumodie Says:

    whoah, 5.08.93 Coil is indeed siiick with that ending jam

    T3, I won’t be doing the Phish>Prometheus double header either. There’s an XD Extreme (~imax) screen over in Hadley now, will catch it there

  18. MiA Says:

    Not a huge comic book fan, but knew Dark Knight has me thinking about midnight showings, etc.

  19. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Prometheus looks like shit, you heard it here first. So pumped to see Moonrise Kingdom tomorrow.

  20. xpun Says:

    Used to work at a little TV station running the audio board. Lots of phish playing behind parts of the news there 98-99. Can’t remember what all I had queued up now. I know the lotto numbers would get the YEM build up and AAAAHHHH … BOY. Think I had some fluffs travels too. Pink Floyd’s Money for the market watch. That kind of shit. Fun for people who like to get fucked up and watch the 11 pm local news. I’m thinking that’s a small demographic.

  21. DavidSilver Says:

    Moonrise Kingdom looks like shit, you heard it here second. Already told my best friend.

  22. Gavinsdad Says:

    Fenway was today 3 years ago. I’d say the boys have come a long way.

  23. stapes Says:

    @GD I was thinking similar thoughts after looking at the Fox Theater pic above.
    I’m pretty pumped to see what they come out with Woosta. I’m thinking it’s gotta be good.

  24. xpun Says:

    And I second DF. Not my cup though. To each their own.

    Movie + tour experience = caught South Park movie somewhere outside Atlanta in 99. We were the only three white people in the theater and there was a lot of upset people during the “operation get behind darkie” part. Bit uncomfortable. I think my mindset picked up the negative vibe and made me super paranoid.

  25. [Not Tom] Says:

    Can anyone point me to another jam that does what Back On The Train (Miami ’09) does during it’s second half (pulsating rhythmic build that seems to soar from the depths).

    I had that one in my head and would like to listen to another one that’s “like” it.

    Any recs?

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