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Top 1 Kid Rock Sit-In

They say only a fool is certain. It’s folly to rank something as subjective as music with an air of certainty. It’s arrogant to declare a “top 1” anything. Every man and woman are entitled to their own opinion.

THIS IS WRONG.

There are some truths so manifestly true that their truth cuts like a fucking truth laser, and here’s one of them: the best ever Kid Rock guest appearance with Phish occurred on the 29th of September, Year of our Lord 2000, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Should they have played “Cowboy?” Absolutely. Still the best Kid Rock sit-in? You bet your sweet home Alabama.

Were there enough mostly-naked women preening around on stage? No. Still the best Kid Rock sit-in? Name a better one. I dare you.

Would literally any other widely known artist have done better? You know, probably. Still the best Kid Rock sit-in? There’s no contest.

Literally.

Watch this space…

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Comments

, comment by Rick_like_an_Antelope
Rick_like_an_Antelope I *DO* wish they had played "Cowboy".

...now.
, comment by Lee_Fordham
Lee_Fordham "That's enough."

Kid Rock to the members of Phish so they would stop playing whatever song that was.
, comment by User_35223_
User_35223_ Image
, comment by 12ozMouse
12ozMouse READ THE BOOK
, comment by ObviousFool
ObviousFool Maybe a better Kid Rock sit in.
, comment by NICUR2HI
NICUR2HI Is this why Dry Goods sent @Camjack a Kid Rock mug?
, comment by Mr_Draned
Mr_Draned Not what I was expecting for #1.
Well done!
, comment by paulj
paulj I'm one of the few people in the room who'll admit to actually enjoying most of the Kid Rock sit-in.

Which, of course, highlights the need for a "shame" tag.

Looking forward to blastoff tomorrow, whatever it may hold.
, comment by HHood
HHood I was at this show. Fishman, mocking Kid Rock, was on his knees bouncing around him acting like his mini-me. Kid Rock was a sign of the times. He wins the #1 position as biggest distraction or worst influence. Take your pick. Glad trey made it out of the 2000s alive.
, comment by Doctor_Smarty
Doctor_Smarty YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
, comment by Hendrix_Phishinfloyd
Hendrix_Phishinfloyd B.B. King.. Just sayin'...
, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd @Doctor_Smarty said:
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
BawitdaBYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

Image

"And we're going to ..."
Wait, where are we going?
, comment by Piper72
Piper72 It's gonna be a looooong 23:36:27...
, comment by Piper72
Piper72 For those of you who haven't gotten this yet...you haven't Read The Book.
, comment by gratefulterp
gratefulterp @Mr_Draned said:
Not what I was expecting for #1.
Well done!
Care to share what you were thinking?
, comment by Mr_Draned
Mr_Draned @gratefulterp said:
@Mr_Draned said:
Not what I was expecting for #1.
Well done!
Care to share what you were thinking?

I was thinking it would be the number 1 hit for 1987...Walk Like An Egyptian.
, comment by JesusFreak
JesusFreak 9/29/00 was one of the highest energy shows I ever attended. That show was so much fun.
, comment by FIKUS0824
FIKUS0824 HILARIOUS, This is only show i am glad i missed, oh except for it containing the last Spocks Brain. The video footage is even strange fishman is dancing on his knees mock giving head to Kid Rock, so strange. YEAH FOR COCAINE, Nooooooooot!
, comment by Piper72
Piper72 @Piper72 said:
For those of you who haven't gotten this yet...you haven't Read The Book.
I got voted DOWN for this??
, comment by KingDisco
KingDisco Fishman, for the last time, it's over dude. No countdown on the net can make me GAF about the DC primary
, comment by JesusFreak
JesusFreak @FIKUS0824 said:
HILARIOUS, This is only show i am glad i missed, oh except for it containing the last Spocks Brain. The video footage is even strange fishman is dancing on his knees mock giving head to Kid Rock, so strange. YEAH FOR COCAINE, Nooooooooot!
That was not the last Spock's Brain. There was literally one a mere week later. And it's easy to hate on that show if you weren't there. But trust me, you're wrong. Have you heard that Gin? And people were loving the Kid Rock appearance at the time. Everyone was having a blast.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @JesusFreak said:
@FIKUS0824 said:
HILARIOUS, This is only show i am glad i missed, oh except for it containing the last Spocks Brain. The video footage is even strange fishman is dancing on his knees mock giving head to Kid Rock, so strange. YEAH FOR COCAINE, Nooooooooot!
That was not the last Spock's Brain. There was literally one a mere week later. And it's easy to hate on that show if you weren't there. But trust me, you're wrong. Have you heard that Gin? And people were loving the Kid Rock appearance at the time. Everyone was having a blast.
I saw the one a week later, but there was one more at Camden '03. And if you really want to catch one, check out Mike's band -- they knock Spock out of the park.
, comment by TwiceBitten
TwiceBitten Did not realize they haven't played Spock's Brain in 3.0. Is that one of the last originals (besides a few very early ones) they haven't played since they came back? I'm calling it this summer.
, comment by JesusFreak
JesusFreak @TwiceBitten said:
Did not realize they haven't played Spock's Brain in 3.0. Is that one of the last originals (besides a few very early ones) they haven't played since they came back? I'm calling it this summer.
In regards to originals they don't play anymore, the most tragic loss in my opinion is "Spices." That is such a beautiful song. Why they only played it twice, in the 2.0 era, and not even once since then, I'll never understand. The song was good enough to open a show with, so it can't be that bad. Maybe Trey decided he wanted to write a gorgeous epic song simply to play once or twice and then shelve it, just for the fun of upsetting people.
, comment by FIKUS0824
FIKUS0824 Sorry for the error on the spocks brain comment, but i love the conversation it started. Spocks Brain, All Things Reconsidered, Fikus. The only three songs i havent heard that i want to!
, comment by TheDude31
TheDude31 I was also at this show and it was certainly high energy through the roof! GA show and people were jammed to the rafters ... Definitely a really fun night in Vegas. I only saw this night and did not go to the next night which was the first DVD release . (Saw the Blue Man Group who were still in the Computer ads!) It was drunkin' fun with Kid Rock on stage and it was entertaining.
, comment by kyleindeed
kyleindeed @12ozMouse said:
READ THE BOOK
INDEED!!!!!
, comment by shinphish
shinphish put your token in already and go~ ^.^b
, comment by Midcoaster
Midcoaster So, the new recording drops in a matter of hours? Cool.
, comment by Just_Ivy
Just_Ivy ICHIBAN!
, comment by sumodie
sumodie Kid Rock was over the top hilarious. I absolutely loved it. Laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.
, comment by J_D_G
J_D_G I'm also a big "Spices" truther. And "Discern." Maybe it's part of my 2.0 propaganda stance. (When TTE was in rotation, I had a thing where I'd hear the very beginning in concert and say "Is this 'Discern'?!?" for some reason.

@JesusFreak said:
@TwiceBitten said:
Did not realize they haven't played Spock's Brain in 3.0. Is that one of the last originals (besides a few very early ones) they haven't played since they came back? I'm calling it this summer.
In regards to originals they don't play anymore, the most tragic loss in my opinion is "Spices." That is such a beautiful song. Why they only played it twice, in the 2.0 era, and not even once since then, I'll never understand. The song was good enough to open a show with, so it can't be that bad. Maybe Trey decided he wanted to write a gorgeous epic song simply to play once or twice and then shelve it, just for the fun of upsetting people.
, comment by PhindingNaMo
PhindingNaMo You were expecting a big explosion?
, comment by Unwise
Unwise so..........................
, comment by paulj
paulj Those of you wondering about Fishman "on his knees" have forgotten about Kid Rock's sidekick, Joe C.

Joe C. Wikipedia
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