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Link Max Creek, Friday, 01/28/2000
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Secrets > Big Boat, Rainbow > Double Dare > Don't Think Twice It's All Right, I Will Always See Your Face > Late in the Evening

Set 2: Love Makes You Lose Your Mind[1] > Can't Let Go[1], I Want to Die Easy[1] > Cities[1]

Encore: The Bug[1], Henry[1] -> Just a Rose[1]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike played a second bass for the entire second set and encore.

Musicians: Scott Murawski, Mark Mercier, Scott Allshouse, John Rider, Rob Fried, Mike Gordon (Guest)


Link Frenchman's Hill Band, Tuesday, 02/01/2000
Lovango Cay, St, John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Set 1: Jam[1], Dear Mr. Fantasy Jam[1], Easy Wind[1], Tennessee Waltz[1], Black Magic Woman[1], Annabelle[1], Bertha[1], Jam[1]

[1] Trey on guitar.

Notes: The date and venue of this sit-in are not verified, nor frankly is the name of the band with whom Trey sat in, Frenchman's Hill Band. A recording circulates labelled February 2000. If the location of Lovango Cay is correct, this was in all likelyhood a private party. This set features the only known performances by Trey of Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy," the Grateful Dead's "Easy Wind," Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman" and Gillian Welsh's "Annabelle."

Musicians: Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Trey Anastasio, Saturday, 02/05/2000
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Set 1: Farmhouse[1], The Inlaw Josie Wales[1], House Where Nobody Lives[2]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Trey on acoustic with David Byrne on accordion.

Notes: For the second consecutive year Trey played an acoustic set at this benefit for the Tibet House. Trey announced that he had finally settled on the name of the tune we now know as “The Inlaw Josie Wales” which along with “Farmhouse” was performed solo, acoustic. Trey’s debut cover of Tom Waits’ “House Where Nobody Lives” featured David Byrne on accordion. Collaborations continued throughout the evening, with Trey adding both acoustic and electric guitars for an instrumental piece with Nawang Khechog and R. Carlos Nakai, then acoustic guitar with Rufus Wainwright, Patti Smith and others on “When Will I Be Loved?” Trey joined Philip Glass on the debut of “Third Street” that was announced as a new original that he and Glass had co-written earlier that week. Before the show finale, Patti Smith said: “I’d like to thank all of you Phish fans” to the cheers of the balcony. The show closed with Patti Smith leading her original “People Have the Power” that included Trey on electric guitar, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Angelique Kidjo, Virginia Rodrigues, and Rufus Wainwright. 

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, David Byrne (Guest)


Link The Dude of Life Band, Thursday, 02/17/2000
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Francella[1], Self[1], Pete Rose[1], Dahlia[1]

[1] With Trey.

Notes: The listed songs featured Trey on guitar.

Musicians: Steve Pollak ("The Dude of Life"), Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Phil Abair, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Jazz Mandolin Project, Saturday, 02/19/2000
Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY

Set 1: Double Agent, Dromedary, Shaker Hill, Milestones, Mandoneon, Xenoblast

Set 2: Black Market > Full House, Oh Yeah!, The Phoenicians[1], The Milliken Way

Encore: Stockholm Smokepipe

[1] A belly dancer was on stage to celebrate Fishís 35th birthday.

Notes: “The Phoenicians” featured a belly dancer on stage to celebrate Fish’s 35th birthday.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Jamie Masefield, Danton Boller


Link Primus, Monday, 02/21/2000
Patrick Gymnasium, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Fizzle Fry, In the Flesh, Anti Pop, Sgt. Baker, Greet the Sacred Cow, Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers[1] > Communication Breakdown[1] > Dueling Banjos > Toys Go Winding Down > Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers, Jerry Was a Racecar Driver, My Name is Mud, Final Voyage of the Liquid Sky, Lacquer Head, Crazy Train > Harold of the Rocks > Tommy the Cat > Awakening > Tommy the Cat, Hello Skinny > Pork Soda, Electric Uncle Sam

Encore: Too Many Puppies > Hello Skinny > Too Many Puppies

[1] With Trey.

Notes: Trey was introduced as “Eddie Van Anastasio” before joining the action on guitar for “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers” and “Communication Breakdown.”

Musicians: Brian Mantia, Larry Lalonde, Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Trey Anastasio, B.B. King and The Roots, Thursday, 02/24/2000
Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

Set 1: Jam, Rock Me Baby, Jam, Rock Me Baby, Jam

Notes: Trey joined B.B. King and The Roots as part of the filming of IMAX’s All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!. Trey also played a segment of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and teased “Happy Birthday” during a break in the filming.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, B.B. King, The Roots


Link Col. Bruce Hampton & the Fiji Mariners, Saturday, 02/26/2000
The Brandy House, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Nash[1], Turn On Your Love Light[1] > Time is Free[1]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish sat in for the above-listed songs with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Fiji Mariners. 

Musicians: Col. Bruce Hampton, Jon Fishman (Guest)


Link Phil Lesh & Friends, Friday, 03/10/2000
Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium, Oakland, CA

Set 1: Like a Rolling Stone[1], Box of Rain[1], Playing in the Band > Deal > Oh, Atlanta > In Your Eyes > Jam > Playin' Reprise > Franklin's Tower

Set 2: Happy Birthday To You > Eyes of the World > He Donít Play Nothiní But the Blues > Dixie Chicken > Terrapin Station, I Know You Rider, Jam[2], Morning Dew > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Not Fade Away

Encore: Wolfman's Brother[3], Playing in the Band[3]

[1] Mike on bass, Phil on guitar.
[2] Bass duet with Mike and Phil.
[3] Mike on a second bass.

Notes: This was an Unbroken Chain Foundation benefit to support of Hepatitis C research, and a celebration of Phil Lesh’s 60th birthday, for whom “Happy Birthday” was sung before the second set. “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Box of Rain” featured Mike on bass and Phil playing a red Stratocaster guitar. Mike performed on a second bass for the bass duet and the encores. 

Musicians: Phil Lesh, John Molo, Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Robben Ford, Mike Gordon (Guest)


Link Phil Lesh & Friends, Saturday, 04/08/2000
The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

Set 1: Jam > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Friend of the Devil > Shakedown Street, Just Like Tom Thumbís Blues, Bird Song

Set 2: Uncle Johnís Band, In Your Eyes, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Someday My Prince Will Come, Mountains of the Moon, In the Midnight Hour

Encore: Wolfman's Brother[1]

[1] Mike on a second bass; Bass duet with Mike and Phil.

Notes: Mike played a second bass on the “Wolfman’s Brother” encore that also featured a short bass duet with Mike and Phil. 

Musicians: Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring, John Molo, Jeff Pevar, Rob Barraco, Mike Gordon (Guest)


Link Vassar and his Yankee Boys, Wednesday, 05/03/2000
Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Set 1: Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Sunday Driver, On and On, Old & In the Way Breakdown, Heavy Traffic Ahead, Black Mountain Rag, Roanoke, Kissimmee Kid

Set 2: Hillbilly Jazz, Oshkosh, Floating on a String, The Wabash Cannonball[1], Night Train, Kinfolks in Carolina, The Beltless Buckler[2], Air Mail Special, Taking Flight, Vassar's Boogie

Encore: Foggy Mountain Special

[1] Mike on lead vocals.
[2] Debut.

Notes: This performance was a benefit for Middlebury College student Katie Samson. The first set was performed without Russ Lawton, who joined for the entire second set on drums. Mike took lead vocals on "The Wabash Cannonball." The show featured the debut of "The Beltless Buckler."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Gordon Stone, Russ Lawton, Doug Perkins, Vassar Clements


Link Oysterhead, Thursday, 05/04/2000
Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: I Am Oysterhead[1], Mr. Oysterhead[1], Jam > Rubberneck Lions[1], Owner of the World[2], Blue Ginger[1], Happiness in My Pants[1] > Wildwood Weed[1] > Happiness in My Pants[1], Sinkin' Down[1], Pseudo Suicide[1]

Encore: Immigrant Song[1], The Israelites[1], All Day and All of the Night[1], House of the Rising Sun[1]

[1] Oysterhead debut.
[2] Oysterhead debut; dedicated to Fishman.

Notes: This debut Oysterhead performance was part of the “Superfly Presents” annual series that runs concurrent the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. “Owner of the World” was dedicated to Fish, who ran on stage and bowed. “Pseudo Suicide” included lyrical quotes from Primus’ “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” and Phish’s “Reba.” All three musicians were wearing white jumpsuits. As this was the first public performance of Oysterhead, all songs are Oysterhead debuts.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland


Link Project Logic, Sunday, 05/07/2000
Tipitina's Uptown, New Orleans, LA

Notes: Fish sat in on drums for this gig that also included Fuzz and Rob Somerville from Deep Banana Blackout, John Medeski on keyboards, and Warren Haynes on guitar. The setlist consisted of mostly improvised music.

Musicians: DJ Logic, Jon Fishman (Guest), John Medeski (Guest), Warren Haynes (Guest)


Link Galactic, Sunday, 05/07/2000
Cajun Queen Riverboat, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: Layin' in the Cut[1]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish sat in with Galactic for "Layin' in the Cut."

Musicians: Stanton Moore, Jon Fishman (Guest)


Link Kid Rock, Saturday, 05/20/2000
Studio 8H, NBC Studios, New York, NY

Set 1: Only God Knows Why[1]

[1] With Trey.

Notes: Kid Rock was the musical guest for Saturday Night Live. Trey added a second rhythm guitar for this acoustic performance. Phish played next door at Radio City Music Hall the following two evenings.

Musicians: Kid Rock, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Col. Bruce Hampton & the Codetalkers, Friday, 06/23/2000
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Going Through the Motions, Jellycup, No Egos Underwater[1], Jack the Rabbit[1], Nash[1], Elevator to the Moon[1], Diggin' Up Bones[1]

Encore: Basically Frightened[1] > Compared to What?[1] > Basically Frightened[1] > Get Rid of Sorrow[1]

[1] With Mike on guitar.

Notes: Mike played guitar from “No Egos Underwater” through the end of the show. At one point, Col. Bruce chided Mike about directing him in Mike’s film debut, Outside Out. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 

Musicians: Col. Bruce Hampton, Mike Gordon (Guest)


Link Late Night Jam Session, Monday, 07/10/2000
Private Home, Indianapolis, IN

Notes: Trey’s brother-in-law Kevin hosted a private party after that evening’s Phish show at Deer Creek. Mike played guitar for about an hour, while Fish jammed on drums until sunrise.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon


Link Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, Saturday, 09/30/2000
House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

Set 1: Thela Hun Ginjeet, Shattering Song -> Riders on the Storm -> Shattering Song, Hendershot, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Riddles -> Jerry Was a Race Car Driver -> Wynonaís Big Brown Beaver -> Riddles

Set 2: Pigs on the Wing (Part I), Dogs, Pigs (Three Different Ones), Sheep, Pigs on the Wing (Part II)

Encore: Owner of the World[1] -> Smoke on the Water[1] -> Owner of the World[1], Tomorrow Never Knows[2]

[1] Performed by Oysterhead.
[2] With Trey and Stewart Copeland.

Notes: Oysterhead (Trey, Stewart Copeland, and Les Claypool) performed the “Owner of the World” sandwich while the combined Frog Brigade and Oysterhead performed “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Phish had played earlier in the evening at Thomas & Mack Center. This was also a combined celebration, as both Les and Trey share a September 30th birthday.

Musicians: Les Claypool, Skerik, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Todd Huth, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Stewart Copeland (Guest)


Link Grippo Funk Band, Monday, 10/23/2000
Red Square, Burlington, VT

Set 1: The Chicken, Roll Call, Hip Hop 101

Notes: This lineup included Aaron Hersey on Bass, Dave Diamond on guitar, James Harvey on trombone, Bruce Sklar on keyboards, Kenny “Sweet Sugar G” on drums, Dave Grippo on saxophone, as well as MCs Reko “the mighty konflik” and Fattie B on turntables. Fish sat in on drums for the three songs listed above during the show’s third set.

Musicians: Dave Grippo, James Harvey, Aaron Hersey, Bruce Sklar, Dave Diamond, Jon Fishman (Guest)


Link Jazz Mandolin Project, Saturday, 11/04/2000
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Nimbus, Dromedary, Billy's Bounce, Spiders, The Milliken Way, Xenoblast

Set 2: The Gourd, Ballad for Trio, The Phoenicians[1], Milestones, Oh Yeah![1]

Encore: Stockholm Smokepipe

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish played the "dumbek" on this forty-five minute version of “The Phoenicians,” as well as drums on “Oh Yeah!”

Musicians: Jamie Masefield, Danton Boller, Greg Gonzales, Jon Fishman (Guest)


Link Vermont Jazz All-Stars, Thursday, 11/16/2000
Tuttle Middle School Auditorium, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Now's The Time[1], Big Joe's Blues Medley[1], A Night in Tunisia[1]

Set 2: The Chicken[1], Billie's Bounce[1], Everyday I Have the Blues[1]

[1] With Trey.

Notes:   The songs were performed in two mini-sets for the Tuttle Middle School audience where Dave Grippo is the music teacher. This incarnation of the Vermont Jazz All-Stars included Trey on guitar, Big Joe Burrell on tenor sax, Kenny Goldfield on drums, Dave Grippo on alto sax, Bruce Sklar on keys, and Stacey Starkweather on bass.  

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Dave Grippo, Stacy Starkweather, Big Joe Burrell, Bruce Sklar, Kenny "Sweet Sugar G" Goldfield


Link Amfibian, Saturday, 11/18/2000
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Flare, Appreciate, In Love with this World, Dirt, Elevate Me Later, Unless You Wanted Me To > To Be Real, Face in the Crowd

Set 2: Back to Mesopotamia, Brian and Robert, Onion, The Wedge[1] > If I Can't Turn to You[1], Drunk By Noon

Encore: Oliviaís Pool

[1] Trey on guitar.

Notes: Trey sat in on guitar – an all-white Fender Stratocaster in place of one of his signature Languedoc guitars – for “The Wedge” and the Chris Harford original “If I Can’t Turn To You.”

Musicians: Tom Marshall, Scott Metzger, Andrew Southern, Matt Kohut, Pete Cottone, JP Wasicko, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Max Creek, Saturday, 11/25/2000
The Living Room, Providence, RI

Set 1: Secrets > Rainbow > Big Boat > Pissed Off, Canít Let Go, You're the Only One, Eminence Front

Set 2: Calling Elvis > Heartbeat > Devil's Heart -> Jam[1] -> Sailin' Shoes[1], Poetry Reading > One Way Out[1]

Encore: Possum[1], Back Porch Boogie Blues[1]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike joined in during the Jam before Little Feat’s “Sailin’ Shoes,” and performed through the end of the show. The poetry reading was by Frank Messina. Mike sang lead vocals on “Possum.”

Musicians: Scott Murawski, Mark Mercier, Scott Allshouse, John Rider, Rob Fried, Mike Gordon (Guest)


Link Medeski, Martin & Wood, Friday, 12/01/2000
Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Set 1: Jam > Sun Sleigh > The Dropper > > Shacklyn Knights > Seven Deadlies

Set 2: Big Time > Third Stone From the Sun, Partido Alto[1] > We Are Rolling[1] > Start/Stop[1] > Dracula[1] > Chubb Sub[1]

Encore: Swamp Road[1]

[1] With Trey, Cyro Baptista and Oren Bloedow.

Notes: Trey (introduced as "Trey 'Family Man' Anastasio") played guitar from “Partido Alto” through the end of the show. Guitarist Oren Bloedow and percussionist Cyro Baptista were also guests for the entire show. It was at this gig where Trey and Cyro met; Cyro would later join the Trey Anastasio touring ensemble.

Musicians: Billy Martin, Chris Wood, John Medeski, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Cyro Baptista (Guest), Oren Bloedow (Guest)


Link Grippo Funk Band, Friday, 12/01/2000
Club Metronome, Burlington, VT

Set 1: I Wish, I Got That Feeling, Hip Hop 101

Notes: Fish sat in on drums for all three sets, replacing regular drummer Kenny "Sweet Sugar G" Goldfield. Although the complete setlist is not known, the songs above were played at some point during the show.

Musicians: Dave Grippo, Aaron Hersey, Bruce Sklar, Jon Fishman (Guest)


Link The Dude of Life, Sunday, 12/03/2000
Unknown Venue, New Rochelle, NY

Set 1: Beware of the Dog[1], Come On Up to My Room[1]

[1] With Trey and Fish.

Notes: Trey and Fish joined the Dude of Life for performances of “Beware of the Dog” and “Come On Up to My Room” during the Dude’s wedding reception.

Musicians: Steve Pollak ("The Dude of Life"), Trey Anastasio (Guest), Jon Fishman (Guest)


Link Haynes, McConnell & Raphael, Wednesday, 12/06/2000
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Set 1: Further On Up the Road, Iíve Been Loving You Too Long, Who's Been Talking?, She Said She Said, One, Little Wing

Notes: This performance was a benefit for the Milarepa Fund for Tibetan Freedom. The ad hoc lineup featured Page on keyboards, Warren Haynes on guitar and Mickey Raphael on harmonica. The event celebrated the release of photographer Danny Clinch’s book When the Iron Bird Flies, a chronicle of Clinch’s photography of the Tibetan Freedom Concerts.

Musicians: Page McConnell, Warren Haynes, Mickey Raphael


Link Medeski, Martin & Wood, Friday, 12/15/2000
The Odeon, Cleveland, OH

Set 1: We Are Rolling, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Shacklyn Knights, , Big Time, Just Like I Pictured It

Set 2: Felic[1] > Partido Alto[1], Note Bleu, Dracula > Blue Pepper > Third Stone From the Sun, Chubb Sub

Encore: Bubblehouse

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish sat in playing a variety of percussion instruments on “Felic” and “Partido Alto.”

Musicians: Billy Martin, Chris Wood, John Medeski, Jon Fishman (Guest)


Link Phil Lesh & Friends, Sunday, 12/31/2000
Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium, Oakland, CA

Set 1: > Brown Eyed Women, Sugaree, Mirror of Thalassa, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Bertha

Set 2: Passenger, Shakedown Street > Doin' That Rag > Into the Mystic, Unbroken Chain > In the Midnight Hour > The Eleven > In the Midnight Hour

Set 3: Midnight Celebration, The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) > Viola Lee Blues[1] -> Jam[2] -> Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad[2] -> Viola Lee Blues[3] -> Jam[2] -> Viola Lee Blues[4], Tastes Like Wine -> Mountains of the Moon -> Jam -> Dark Star (First verse) -> I Am the Walrus -> Jam[2] -> Jam[5] -> Jam[2] -> Dark Star[3] -> I Know You Rider[2], Stella Blue

Encore: Lay of the Sunflower (Forrest of Fennario), New Potato Caboose > Just a Little Light, Comes a Time > And We Bid You Goodnight

[1] Mike on a second bass; first verse.
[2] Mike on a second bass.
[3] Mike on a second bass; second verse.
[4] Mike on a second bass; third verse.
[5] Mike on a second bass; Bass duet with Mike and Phil including a "Can't You See" (Marshall Tucker Band) theme.

Notes: Mike sat in on a second bass for all three verses of “Viola Lee Blues” and from the jam out of "I Am the Walrus" through “I Know You Rider.” The jam out of the first verse of "Viola Lee Blues" featured "The Other One," "Blue Sky" and "Third Stone from the Sun" teases. The bass duet segment included a "Can't You See" (The Marshall Tucker Band) theme. The jam following the bass duet contained an "Eleanor Rigby" tease. The “Mountains of the Moon” > “Dark Star” > “I Am the Walrus” segment of this gig was awarded the “Jam of the Year” at the 2001 Jammys

Musicians: Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, John Molo, Rob Barraco, Mike Gordon (Guest)


Link Warren Haynes and Matt Abts, Sunday, 12/31/2000
Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium, Oakland, CA

Set 1: Old Friend > In My Life, Raven Black Night, Madman Across the Water[1], Fallen Down[1], One[1], My Oh My[1] -> Soulshine[1]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike sat in on bass with Warren Haynes on guitar and Matt Abts on drums for “Madman Across the Water” through the end of this opening set for Phil Lesh and Friends.

Musicians: Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Mike Gordon (Guest)

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