The My Friend ending did not contain the "Myfe" lyric. Tom Marshall spoke the lyrics to Antelope. Sand through Funky Bitch and Hood featured Michael Ray on trumpet. When he wasn’t playing, Ray was dancing around the stage and exhorting the appreciative crowd. During Hood, he sat and relaxed in front of the drum riser before pulling several people out of the crowd, who proceeded to sit around the stage and occasionally dance. Trey thanked them as “The Michael Ray Chorus.” Sand included a First Tube tease.
Noteworthy Jams
Teases
First Tube tease in Sand
Debut Years (Average: 1990)

This show was part of the "2000 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2000-09-09

Review by Palmer

Palmer Wow, 1 review so far. Loved this show. It was the better of the 2 at the Knick, Pepsi whatever. Enjoyed the scene before the show, the entire street turns into a flea market atmosphere.

SET 1- Possum ( who brings down the house better than the Phish from VT? No one).

My Friend My friend- (always welcoming, a great tune from rift that doesn't get enough play Imo, nice little jam to follow through the song extending it to longer per portion).

Gumbo- (nice, wanted to hear this tune all tour, glad to have gotten it).

Maze- (always keeps the phans moving, that thunderous slap on bass is earth shattering).

Boogie on ( Stevie Wonder would be pleased, Phish doing it justice).

Roggae ( my favorite phish tune from Ghost, mellow, jammy, spaced out and ambient).

Guyute- (can't be outdone from Roggae, got to follow up with the ugly pig).

Antelope- (Set closer. Good energy and solid playing. Nice to see TM on stage wit the old friends).

SET 2-

Jibboo- (1999 was the year of the Farmhouse and it seems to have spilled over into 2000, good tune, not my favorite).

Curtain- (Special song for a special crowd this evening)

Sand- (one of the best from farmhouse IMO, good energy and solid playing, I could hear this one at every show).

Makisupa- ( watch out for those men and women dressed in blue, this was a nice treat coming from a solid Sand. Band had some additional horns to make it sound even more unique).

CTB- ( love this groove)

Funky Bit
, attached to 2000-09-09

Review by KernelForbin

KernelForbin 10/19/12 - This show was replayed in thePhish room on Turntable.FM

The first big and very unique moment in this show comes with the Jam after MFMF. Very cool and spacey stuff here, a must listen! The space drops nicely in to Gumbo, which is standard, and then a well executed segue in to a raging Maze. Boogie and Roggae are both pretty nice, but don't go out there as much as one would like.

Set two isn't quite as good as one would hope, judging by the setlist. The Sand is a monster, but spends a lot of time meandering around, never truly finding its place until Michael Ray comes out. Still a great track, but nothing to write home about. Makisupa > CTB > Funky Bitch is definitely the highlight of this set. Not much can be said about a Hood encore with Ray on trumpet... just listen to it, immediately.

This recording has been remastered, download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?kagd2mez8fzrs
, attached to 2000-09-09

Review by ab0minate

ab0minate I was there. I have a different take on the Hood (h/t MZA):

Michael Ray comes out and tries to bug Trey before the vocal section. Trey tries to ignore him and then Michael Ray gets sad and walks over and sits on the drum riser.

...he's still sitting on the drum riser doing absolutely nothing.

Someone comes over and hands him his trumpet. "Oh yeah, I play trumpet!" But then he sets down said trumpet and continues to sit on the drum riser next to the trumpet. We later find out from Trey that Michael Ray couldn't find his trumpet. Which was the only reason he was on stage.

The jam is boring (well pretty standard quiet beginning of Hood jam). Michael Ray then decides to pull people on stage. The people literally just sit on the drum riser (surprise!) and awkwardly bop around, pat their legs, looking awkward and white. Someone nails them with a glowstick, of course. Michael Ray struts around a bit, then conducts them to sway their hands back and forth above their heads (not anywhere close to in time with the music of course). They can't (won't?) follow him. Then he tries getting the entire crowd involved by doing "pump it up!" moves. This is during the quiet section. At one point he dances (terribly) with a girl who I imagine is a sweetheart who just feels bad for Michael Ray and his unrequited antics. Trey eventually moves into shred mode, but the entire crowd is focused on Michael Ray and his dance partner. Getting no love, Trey ripcords into the closing descending pattern.

Michael Ray now unapologetically drops the b*tch "in the dung" when he hears the change (no blade is visible). Then he finally picks up his horn and asks Trey what to do. Trey points Michael Ray to the mic right in front of Michael Ray. Good idea! Michael Ra then squeaks and squeals a whole bunch of nonsense and crap, effectively ruining the peak of Hood. Then he stops before the song even ends and goes and sits on an amp.

The end.
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