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Link Wednesday, 06/14/2000
Drum Logos, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Soundcheck: Live and Let Die Jam, 007 Theme Jam, Windora Bug (with alternate “Carini” lyrics), Funky Bitch

Set 1: Carini, CurtainThe Curtain > Cities[1], Gumbo -> Llama, Fee, Heavy Things, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt

Set 2: BOTTBack on the Train, Twist > Jam[2] -> Walk Away -> 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra

Encore: Sleep, CoilThe Squirming Coil

[1] Trey altered the lyrics in Cities to reference noodles.
[2] Segment based on the intro to Ghost.

Teases:
· Mystery Achievement tease in Gumbo
· Theme from Charlie Chan tease in Fee
· Ghost tease in Jam

Noteworthy Jams: Carini, Cities, Gumbo, Back on the Train (highly recommended), Twist (highly recommended), Jam (highly recommended), Also Sprach Zarathustra

Average Song Gap: 15.67

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: Trey altered the lyrics in Cities to reference noodles. Gumbo contained a Mystery Achievement tease from Mike. Fee included a tease of the old Charlie Chan signal lick from Fish, who played it on the woodblock during one of his breaks. The jam between Twist and Walk Away included a segment based on the intro to Ghost. Sleep was played by request. This show was officially released as Live Phish 04.

Links:
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Song Distribution:
4 Farmhouse
2 Stash
2 Lawn Boy
1 A Picture of Nectar
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

waxbanks , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
waxbanks The second set is the best of Y2K to my ears, which isn't exactly a colossal achievement, but it's also the most delicate, ethereal, *patient* hour-plus of live Phish. Ever. The jam out of Walk Away sounds like a lonely wounded version of the 'Quadrophonic Topplings' jam at Big Cypress, the segue *into* Walk Away seems to stretch out forever, and the 18-minute take on Twist is pure crystalline sweetness. Beneath the washes of ambient sound a storm builds, and the electricity dissipates in an understated but intense 2001. Even GBOTT is infused with energy - and yet the whole set never seems to rise above a whisper. The show plays like a delicate small-venue coda to Big Cypress, albeit with none of that show's anarchic swamplands energy. Get this one.
Score: 16
mojorisin , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
mojorisin Copied over from CookiePuss' review from LivePhish.com
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This was the favorite show that I ever attended. The day was beautiful after a few days of rain in Japan. The venue was in the thick of downtown Fukuoka and there were tons of extras because not a lot of folks wanted to take the six hour train ride (even on the Shinkansen) from Nagoya the night before to get there. The small venue was painted entirely in black, the crowd was primarily Japanese. Folks go in by ticket number in Japan and I very fortuitously had #10 so I got a spot right in front of Trey on the rail. The vibe inside was at first a little raucous with excitement but due to the song choice and the obvious thoughtful vibe of the band both in playing and stage presence the crowd settled down almost immediately. What followed was extraordinary to behold in person. I have NEVER been to any "rock" concert where everyone was so quiet. People were intently listening and the symbiosis between band and audience was perfect. Loud applause at precisely the right moment, dead silence otherwise. The beginning of the second set felt like seeing Phish in a rehearsal and was almost obscenely intimate. The band interplay was so telepathic and the audience so enraptured that the room started to feel downright holy. It was wondrous to witness and everybody knew it. When the lights came on after the show, nobody moved. They, including myself, were entranced; it was just that hypnotic and magical. It was like a spell had been broken and we had come back to earth/Kansas/Kansai(?).

I had dinner with a new Japanese friend I met that night that would become the best man at my wedding three years later in Japan. I met my wife-to-be the next night in Osaka after the show. She's a Japanese and we have traveled back to Japan many times since then to visit the friends I met there on that tour and they have come to the U.S. many times to travel and of course see Phish. To get a feel for what the show was like, listen by yourself cause it was one of those nights that the material world pleasantly disappeared and the self was transported to the astral plane. Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu, Sakana-bandu ("Phish-band" in Japanese)
Score: 8
Midcoaster , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
Midcoaster Only if . . . dang . . . gosh . . . if I'd a . . . Oh well.

I can only enjoy the simulacrum. With a solid FOB I picked up about six years ago, I come back to this show more than almost any other in my collection. Why?

One can feel the dissipation, here, yet due to the small venue and novelty of Japan, there's a compressed concision of yore balanced with the high tech eerie of whiz bang e-jam. Trey pulls out some "scratch" sounds, there's a night club vibe, and yet there's a dream drifting, too.

Compared to the band at the same time one year or 10 months before, this is definitely the "other side of the peak." I always did like the after-burn, though. It's that moment when you can finally draw a deep breath and reorient yourself, maybe even find your car. It's definitely a floating home vibe, and that's where I am listening to this right now.

A must have.
Score: 6
NigelTufnel , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
NigelTufnel A strong candidate for the greatest two set show not played on 12-31-99. If you dig/have the patience for ethereal, spaceland, glacial, experimental, mind-numblingly together Phish, this show is for you. The first set is totally laid back while also energetic...a very strange vibe surrounds the whole tape. Maybe it's the band's state of mind, the lack of crowd noise, or just the way it was recorded...but man if you don't feel like chilling out to this show ALL THE TIME.

Highlights include set one and set two. More specifically, a tragic Gumbo (personal favorite), an intergalactic Twist and following jam, and a solid Walk Away and following jam, and 2001, and a great encore, even if Trey sounds entirely worn out.

Get this show immediately if you've never experienced it. Because, after all, one does not simply "listen" to Fukuoka. One "lives" Fukuoka.
Score: 5
DriedupGoliath , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
DriedupGoliath The Twist jam is my favorite Phish jam of all time, possibly in my mind only surpassed by the 21+ minutes of jamming proceeding Roses are Free on the second night of the Island Tour. (4/3/98) The jamming within Twist, and the jam after, into Walk Away, is simply beautiful, confident and patient.
In other parts of the set, Walk Away is always a great cover to hear, one of Page's best vocal turns. The Back on the Train opener is an unexpected groove fest.
Amazing show that features a very patient Phish.
Score: 3
n00b100 , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
n00b100 My favorite Phish show at the moment. Just wanted to note that the 1st set is no slouch either. The relaxed Cities (shades of 97's chilled-out versions), spacey Gumbo (a harbinger of what was to come that night), and extra-mustard Llama, in particular, are highlights.

Anything I could say about the 2nd set has already been covered. What a hell of a show.
Score: 3
ucpete , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
ucpete The other reviewers have done an outstanding job of reviewing this show. I just want to say that the second set of this show may be the most beautiful music I've ever heard. Phish has done a lot of great things over the years, but what happened in Fukuoka on this night in June was something truly special. If you only have an hour (and three seconds) to spare, listen from Twist through 2001. But do yourself a favor and listen to the whole show. You won't regret it.
Score: 1
dogogbyn , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
dogogbyn Having some non-phans over for an evening and want to play show audio that people can chill hard to without feeling overwhelmed the vast musical terrain that a band like Phish can cover? This is that show.
Score: 1
DanceTheJig728 , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
DanceTheJig728 Just giving this Twist a listen for the first time. Absolutely loving it, i feel like it gets a little "storage" jammy at around 11 minutes in. Great laid-back show
Score: 0
TheWiggler , attached to 2000-06-14 Permalink
Nearly every song is a standout, both first and second (obviously) set. Case in point, I'm usually not a huge Fee fan, but they're lilting along beautifully the whole song and top it off with dazziling last 30 second lulliby. Someone commented on the 97 sound of Cities, but I hear some of the best of all eras in this concert, even intersplicing styles like on the Melt. The second set is near flawless exploration and flow. True gem.
Score: 0

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