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Link Friday, 09/29/2000
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

Soundcheck: Ginseng Sullivan, Mellow Mood

Set 1: Carini, Rift, Frankenstein, Mellow Mood, Wilson[1] > Spock's Brain > GinBathtub Gin > Character Zero

Set 2: Dinner and a Movie, MomaThe Moma Dance > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Fluffhead > Meatstick > Walk This Way[2], Rapper's Delight[2], You Shook Me All Night Long[3]

Encore: We're an American Band[4]

[1] Heavy metal jam.
[2] Phish debut; Kid Rock on guest vocals.
[3] First Phish performance in its entirety; Kid Rock on guest vocals.
[4] Kid Rock on guest vocals.

Teases:
· Walk This Way tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra

Noteworthy Jams: Bathtub Gin

Average Song Gap: 138.93

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Kid Rock (Guest)

Notes: Wilson included a heavy metal jam, complete with Trey waving his guitar in the air. Kid Rock provided guest vocals from Walk This Way through the encore. Walk This Way and Rapper’s Delight (with funny stage antics from Fishman, who danced on his knees like Kid’s sidekick Joe C.) were Phish debuts. You Shook Me (All Night Long) was played in its entirety by Phish for the first time, although it had been jammed on other occasions. Walk This Way was also teased during 2001. Spock’s Brain (first since June 24, 1995, or 391 shows), Dinner and a Movie (first since March 1, 1997, or 242 shows), and American Band (first since November 16, 1996, or 271 shows) returned after long absences. The Carini opener was preceded by a Wilson tease and saw Trey have several problems with his guitar. Meatstick featured Mike and Trey doing the Meatstick dance.

Song Distribution:
2 Junta
1 The Story of the Ghost
1 Billy Breathes
1 Rift
1 Lawn Boy
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "2000 Fall Tour."

, attached to 2000-09-29 Permalink
"This is Cock Rock" - Jon Fishman 9/29/00
Indeed. The band really revved up their Rock n’ Roll engines for this show. Was it because it was the opening night of Phish's last Vegas Run before the Hiatus, the frenzied Friday Night crowd, the knowledge that Kid Rock would be sharing the stage later, or perhaps all three? I like to think it was just in the air.
Besides a “Bathtub Gin “ that slowly opened like a flower (reminiscent if my all-time favorite played on 6/28/00) and a short two minute Siket Disc-like meander between “Fluffhead” and “Meatstick”, the Grand Funk Railroad impersonators onstage seemed to skip any real jamming. In fact, a standard version of “Meatstick” might have been the only other tune The Kid might have deemed a "Hippie Song". “Moma Dance” and “Fluffhead” were tight and all business. Nearly flawless. Even “Chalk Dust Torture” failed to show any glimpses of the jam vehicle it sometimes has been since the Hiatus (and occasionally before). Only pure adrenaline here.
From the grinding “Carini” opener to the arena rock of "Frankenstein" and the punk "Dinner and a Movie", all through Kid Rock's lengthy appearance; both band and audience never let up on the fury. During "Rapper's Delight" Fishman rapped and danced a Joe C. imitation while those in attendance waved their arms in the air and sang along. The lack of apology for "supposedly" offending vocal improvisations was, for me, woven into the ferocity of the music that night. Whether or not the audience was tired of his posturing and screeching; the momentum was just too much not to bring Kid Rock out for the encore. The ovation after, while the lights came up, left me with visions of The Boys smiling tired smiles while wiping the sweat from their hair with towels backstage. After all, this was "Cock Rock".
Score: 5
Abe_Froman , attached to 2000-09-29 Permalink
Abe_Froman FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY IN VEGAS. By the third song of the show, Thomas and Mack was on fire.

Musically, Wilson>Spock's Brain>Bathtub Gin and Set II Moma Dance>2001>Fluffhead>Meatstick are all worth the download. That is some really solid Phish.

The Kid Rock tunes? To each their own, right?
Score: 3
ADAWGWYO , attached to 2000-09-29 Permalink
ADAWGWYO This venue on these two nights was a complete mad-house. There was no semblance of order whatsoever. I saw zero security and the crowd took full advantage. At one time during the Meatstick I thought the T&M was a drillbit tunneling towards the center of the earth and the harder we danced- the faster we tunneled!! Yeah... THAT fuckin crazy :)
Score: 2

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