The Moma Dance included Funky Bitch teases and Tweezer included Funk #49 teases. This was the first ever Meatstick to feature Japanese lyrics and Trey flubbed the words while attempting to sing them. Bouncing included a brief outro solo from Trey, which replaced the usual closing guitar lick. This show was re-broadcast on Japanese television.
Funky Bitch tease in The Moma Dance, Funk #49 tease in Tweezer
Debut Years (Average: 1991)

This show was part of the "2000 Summer Japan Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2000-06-09

Review by MiguelSanchez

MiguelSanchez i just gave this show a 5 star review, but i have to admit, it was only for the tweezer. this bad boy is a monster. this is the best tweezer they played since '94. trey is all over this one, and the funk 49 teases are a mix of hilarious and power house rocking. the rest of the boys aren't slacking on this one either. as for the rest of the show, there is some good solid playing. taste is well played. funky bitch wails, and you have to love the 2000 moma dances. outside of a nice mango song and a solid jibboo, the rest of the second set after tweezer does not do much for me. a nice yem encore, on the other hand, does.
, attached to 2000-06-09

Review by mcgrupp81

mcgrupp81 Go listen to this Tweezer.
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Review by dr_strangelove

dr_strangelove Incredible Tweezer!!! The sudden emergence of Bouncing is superb and invigorating. I like the flow of set I, interesting choices. Axilla starts the energy at 10. Taste keeps the energy going and then the always sublime billy breathes appears. I particularly enjoyed first tube from set I. As already mentioned, Tweezer is the highlight of set II and the whole show. The rest of set II features great playing, but pales in comparison to the Tweezer. The flubbed Japanese lyrics for Meatstick was indeed humorous, and the YEM encore is just icing on the cake, and is a good way to end on a high note for a high energy crowd. Overall, great show, great energy. I wish I weres there (kind of a dumb statement, considering I wish I weres at all phish shows). If you listen to one thing from this show, make it the Tweezer and bouncing around the room that follows.
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Review by life_boy

life_boy What a great way to kick off the 2000 Japan mini-tour. “Axilla > Taste” is fantastic, a great pairing. “Billy Breathes” may look weird as the third song in the set but it is gorgeous. “Funky Bitch” has a fun, deconstructed jam in the middle. “First Tube” is always fantastic and a great expression of 00s Phish jam synthesis and a blistering “Chalkdust Torture” is always hard to beat. Set I is fantastic, a nice mix of songs and dynamics, and the band sounds hyped and energized by the out-of-context location (both culturally and physically, with the smaller venue). Great performances of great songs.

Set II is when the band reaches for the stratosphere with an intense 30 minute “Tweezer.” Overall, it’s a beautiful, intense full-band jam. I have never heard a pitch for this version, never heard it referenced anywhere that I consciously recognized. I discovered it quite by accident which makes it all the more magical and is part of what continues to draw me in as a Phish fan. Things like this exist out there, in places you least expect. But I also want to mention that the pairing with “Bouncing Around the Room” may not look awesome on paper but it is so perfect when you hear it. The crowd loved it and it is a great uplift after the epic journey we just took. After that “Tweezer,” its understandable that the rest of the set feels a bit like a cool down. “Squirming Coil” is beautiful, “Jibboo” is so perfectly 2000 Phish, the first “Meatstick” with the Japanese lyric section, and a high energy “Tweeprise” to end it. “You Enjoy Myself” won’t get any write-ups on JamCharts but it’s a wonderful cherry on top of a fantastic show.

Jam junkies will only care about the “Tweezer” but I hope that many who love the Drum Logos show will take some time to soak in what Phish were doing overall on this mini-tour. It's not Drum Logos but it is a great peek at the band in a more intimate setting, really the last time that will happen ever (it seems). I love it. I have listened to it twice back-to-back and it certainly won’t be the last time.
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