Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
 Botched. Band intros from Trey, extended solos from Fish, Mike, and Page.
Average Song Gap: 6.56
Notes: Tweezer included an I Know You Rider tease, a Silent in the Morning tease from Mike, and a Fire (The Ohio Players) tease from Trey. My Sweet One was botched, which led to band introductions from Trey and extended solos from Fish, Mike, and Page. Trey explained that My Sweet One and Dog Faced Boy were both written about the same person by Fish and that one was at the beginning of the relationship and the other at the end, finally asking the crowd "can you guess which?" Mike "bantered" a bit and showed off his fight bell. During the banter after My Sweet One, Page teased "Charge!" twice.
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This show was part of the "2000 Summer U.S. Tour."
I've been to around 30 or so Phish shows and this show continues to be neglected or completely forgotten. We got the beautiful rarity “Strange Design”. I had just been talking about this song with a friend on the way up and Phish by cosmic mind manipulation pulled it out just for me. It usually happens that way at a good show.
There are plenty of silly details that made this particular show stellar, such as my friend losing his shoes and getting very confused when, in “Cavern”, Trey shouted louder than usual, "Whatever you do take care of your shoes!"
I remember being really pleased with the Moma opener. This looks back to the night before (6/23/00) but I remember when they started up Bouncing a lot of people around me moaned. I wasn't jaded enough to mislike Bouncing yet so I just found it ironical. The Tweezer: the main thing I was thinking about was how it was almost as long as the one on A Live One. Don't remember the Rider tease but I got into the Dead after Phish.
Really psyched to hear BOAF open the second set. Bug put me in a really reflective mood, since (as some phans agree) I think the song is partly about the Y2K fear and really any pre-millennial tension. I really enjoyed Frankie Says. I got a bit uptight during Carini because one of our crew had just arrived and well, someone was hogging my new bowl from the lot. Excellent encore: Guyute is the only Phish song even now I can capably pull off on electric guitar so I look back fondly. Driver was a really nice moment, everyone was kinda just floaty and blissful.
I kinda burst my own bubble open by overindulging in psychedelics so I don't know if I'll ever see Phish live again. I still continue to pre-order the LivePhish MP3s and listen next day to every show. Everyone I met at these two Lakewood '00 shows was really friendly, but maybe I've been spending too much time on PT where everything is always negative. The idea of playing smaller venues appeals to me but I'd like some indoor Fall Phish without having to travel too far. Good show, for 2000, for 1.0, for Phish.