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Link Saturday, 10/07/2000
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

Set 1: First Tube > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Fee, GinBathtub Gin, Glide, My Soul

Set 2: Twist > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Meatstick > BowieDavid Bowie, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Noteworthy Jams: Tweezer

Average Song Gap: 7.25

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

Notes: This was the final show before the band’s hiatus. Appropriately, given the pending extended break from touring, the pre-show music closed with The Rolling Stones’ The Last Time and the post-show music was The Beatles’ Let it Be. After the show, the crowd gave the crew a standing ovation as they packed the band’s gear, while the crew took pictures of the crowd. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

Links:
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Song Distribution:
3 A Picture of Nectar
3 Junta
2 Farmhouse
1 The Story of the Ghost
1 Stash
1 Lawn Boy
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

Thunder , attached to 2000-10-07 Permalink
Thunder Written & posted to phish.net forum on the 10th anniversary of 10.7.00.

I flew to Cali from the Toronto area for these 'final' shows. It was a pretty bittersweet time really. It was cool to see
Bobby Weir come out for the encore the first night at Shoreline.

[Running joke amongst me and my friends is how much I love Bobby's cowboy tunes (I actually DO), so to get a surprise sit in with him on "El Paso" on top of the Chalkdust > West LA Fadeaway, well, I still haven't lived that down. Especially since I was at VA Beach in 98 for the Terrapin Station. They all hate me in the loving kind of way]

Anyways, a little about that 'last' Phish show on 10.7.00.

We had great seats, about 10th row, Page side. It was an excellent show ... nothing groundbreaking per se, but start to finish, they just nailed it. It's important enough in phistory that if anyone hasn't heard it, you should check it out, IMHO. [The previous night 10.6.00 had a little more exploration.] I'm not gonna review the show song by song, they didn't 'waste' any tunes if you know what I mean. When they came out for the encore, we all knew what was coming, and that YEM was special.

You gotta remember, we thought these were at the time,
the 'last Phish shows'. A story I felt was worth sharing today was about what you can't hear on the live phish sbd recording. Download an audience copy and try and picture this:

The band stayed out a bit longer than normal and took an emotional bow. Then Paul played The Beatles' "Let it Be" played over the PA. Most didn't leave. We stuck around in appreciation of what we thought could be/was the end of a remarkable career. We stood and cheered. And maybe shed the odd tear. There were lots of hugs in the crowd I can tell you that. There was this moment where the crew who had started tear down realized that nobody was leaving and alot of them turned around and faced the crowd that they too deserved (for probably a dozen or so I'm guessing on this number) had been with the band for 10 yrs or maybe more. And Kuroda had these little quotes all lit up on the inside/underneath of the distinctive shaped white pavilion of shoreline, "All You Need is Love".

Having been at Big Cypress less than a year earlier, with The Beatles, 'Here Comes the Sun' playing at the conclusion of that life changing experience, well, that was even extra emotional for me when 'Let it Be' came on. On another personal note, the first show I saw after the hiatus was Woosta, where they opened with YEM. So I saw two YEMs in a row, two and a half yrs apart. I was pretty excited

Anyways, hard to believe it has been 10 yrs. If you're looking to spin a show today, try that one today.

A very thankful fan that the boys are back,
Jeremy Brennan
aka trentphisher, Thunder or Guy Forget,
depending on if I met you tapetrading, on tour or online
Score: 6
montaigne , attached to 2000-10-07 Permalink
This is STILL the last show I saw Phish play (although I might go see 8-15-2012 in Long Beach). I had a HUGE tasty spliff rolled up, and I wrote the letters YEM on it. I was determined to only smoke it if they played that tune. As the show progressed, and the YEM failed to materialize, my friends kept asking me to light it up (or leave them alone). I stuck to my guns. They ended set two, and no YEM. I guess I wasn't going to smoke this monster J after all.

Then...the encore. They fucking came through!
It was only fitting Phish play their greatest original composition to end what was "supposed" to be the final show.

It took the entire build-up to the funk to smoke the beast. I don't think I've been that high since. This YEM jam is fantastic! What a way to end it. There was a special energy during the YEM, especially from Fishman, who was playing as if he were never going to play again!
Score: 3
jcmarckx , attached to 2000-10-07 Permalink
Just listened to this show again today and I thought I would write a review. I'm surprised nobody else has said anything yet. This show raged (up until Bowie, that is), but it had a weird, weird vibe to it. I had never felt anything like it at a Phish show. I guess because we all knew that an indefinite hiatus was coming, but there was real tension in the crowd. Happy tension, but still...
Anyway, the show started off blazing with First Tube>Mike's Groove, before settling into some old favorites. Fee, Gin, and Glide were all nice choices and they were played very well. The Gin had an especially nice jam. However, they chose to close the set with My Soul, my least favorite cover, and that kinda killed my buzz. Especially since I was in the bathroom when Trey called break.
Set two started like just any other set 2, as if they weren't going away for a while. Twist>2001>Tweezer gave us about 45 minutes of nice jamming. The Tweezer especially ended on a particularly ominous sounding riff that Mike came up with. Velvet Sea and Meatstick was a nice mid-set touch. Many people were thinking about Cypress at that point (I wasn't there, but I got the reference). Japanese lyrics and the Meatstick Dance proved that Phish will never stop being fun. But then it all started to fall apart with Bowie. They all flubbed the composed parts; it's hard to tell who flubbed first, but they all lost it. Tweeprise rocked as a set closer.
The YEM encore started off way too sloppy with ugly flubbed parts, but then settled into a lovely version.
This show was so weird: it had such a "Goodbye" feel to it, yet Phish just played a very typical show. Trey never said a single word, except mumbling something about setbreak. I guess that was a good thing since it never really was meant to be "goodbye", just "see ya."
Score: 1

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