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Link Thursday, 07/06/2000
Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Soundcheck: Dog Log, I Wish I Was In Guelph, Jam

Set 1: Reba, Dogs Stole Things > Taste, Dog Faced Boy, Heavy Things > MomaThe Moma Dance, First Tube, IDKI Didn't Know, The Inlaw Josie Wales, CaspianPrince Caspian > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Set 2: LxLLimb By Limb[1] > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Bug > Piper > Driver, HoodHarry Hood[2] > Loving Cup

Encore: CoilThe Squirming Coil

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Small vocal jam during the intro.

Noteworthy Jams: Reba, The Moma Dance (highly recommended), You Enjoy Myself, Limb By Limb, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Piper

Average Song Gap: 8.65

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

Notes: For his vacuum solo in I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as “Mr. Ralph Blowenstein.” Limb By Limb was unfinished. Trey made several comments during the show regarding his affinity for the venue. Hood included a small vocal jam during the intro.

Song Distribution:
6 Farmhouse
2 The Story of the Ghost
2 Billy Breathes
2 Lawn Boy
2 Junta
1 Stash
1 Hoist
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "2000 Summer U.S. Tour."

TheEmu , attached to 2000-07-06 Permalink
TheEmu DL'd this show for the Reba. A rare show-opening version, but I was pretty disappointed. I liked it slightly better the second time I listened to it, but overall it seems like they applied the Farmhouse-era groove thing to a Reba and forgot to add the sauce at the end. Some people may enjoy this, but I find it to be kind of uninteresting as Rebas go. I'd give it a B- to be generous.

That said, the rest of the show is pretty darn nice! Moma and First Tube were pretty smokin', as was Caspian's (if you're a fan of the F***erpants). Limb By Limb is a stellar version, and the Piper is nothing to sneeze at, either. Reba aside, definitely a solid 4 star show, IMHO.
Score: 2
kindtrades , attached to 2000-07-06 Permalink
this is my only phish b-day show to date! more july 6 shows please!

this was such an amazing day of my life...thank you phish.
Score: 1
StanleyBrown , attached to 2000-07-06 Permalink
The 2nd set was much better then the first set.
Set 1 Highlights: Reba was sick,Caspian was rocking,YEM
Set 2 Highlights: Transition of limb>2001!!,piper is very good
Score: 0
kipmat , attached to 2000-07-06 Permalink
kipmat The bummer: I had a pavillion PTBM for this show, but wasn't able to go. The good news: I was able to sell my PTBM for face to a coworker, who had friends that were already going, so she got to see her first show!

Fishman must have had some Syracuse family at the show, because the spotlight is on him for much of the first set: Dog Faced Boy has lyrics written by Fishman, I Didn't Know brings some Electrolux action, and Taste, First Tube, and the tramps jam in YEM feature particularly excellent drumming. Despite the setlist, the 2nd set is surprisingly enjoyable; The yin-yang of 2001 > Bug and Piper > Driver actually flow nicely. And of course the Limb By Limb opener features a great jam, and more classic Fishman throughout.

Sometimes I wonder about a deeper meaning behind Trey's "We love playing here" comments, like those he made at the end of both sets at this show. I had been at the previous Phish show at Molson Ampitheater on 7/20/99, and I didn't find the venue to be particularly special, although Toronto is indeed a great city. I was living in Rochester NY at the time, and although I didn't have any problem at the border crossing, I recall seeing more than a few tour vehicles being stopped and searched at the border. Perhaps Trey's comments could be inferred to reflect on the response of the authorities to the scene surrounding Phish shows, as in, "We don't intend to take our presence in your city/country for granted" or "Please don't judge our scene by a handful of incidents".

Anyway, this show is a nice change of pace if you've been listening to a lot of 3.0 or early 1.0 Phish. Why did I miss this show? I had to see about a girl...
Score: 0

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