Soundcheck: Mozambique, Driver, My Soul, Ginseng Sullivan, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, Funky Bitch, Farmhouse, Jam

SET 1: AC/DC Bag, Wilson, First Tube, Ya Mar[1] > Mike's Song > Simple > It's Ice, When the Circus Comes, Back on the Train, Gotta Jibboo, Taste, Sleeping Monkey

SET 2: Punch You in the Eye, Twist, Waste, Piper, You Enjoy Myself, Run Like an Antelope, Train Song, Bug

ENCORE: Boogie On Reggae Woman > Cavern


This show was taped for VH-1’s Hard Rock Live and was first broadcast on July 1, 2000. The show was announced only a week before the gig took place. Non-transferable wristbands for entry were sold at the venue box office the morning before the show, with a limit of one per person. Ya Mar began in the key of G before switching to its normal key of A for an extended jam at Trey’s on-stage request. During the soundcheck of this show, Driver and Ginseng were played multiple times, and there was a jam on Led Zeppelin’s Dancing Days before Long Cool Woman.
Jam Chart Versions
Debut Years (Average: 1989)

This show was part of the "2000 NYC Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2000-05-23

Review by westbrook

westbrook This is a pretty standard show but there is high quality video out there of the whole thing. You can watch Set 1 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKDFME8WEVs and set 2 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDw_slfdgs4 . As for the highlights of the show, I would say Ya Mar is the only must-hear jam but hearing Trey flubb Cavern badly is entertaining as well.
, attached to 2000-05-23

Review by Colasis

Colasis I did a review of first set for this show on my website which you can read here:

a snip of how I felt while listening;

"An anticipated and much wanted, Its Ice, comes down with that 'straight out of the fucking bullpen' opening riff. The crowds screaming is audible, even over the SBD tape edits. This was going to be a little goddamn crazy."
, attached to 2000-05-23

Review by runawayjay

runawayjay Nice YEM into a saucy Antelope. The first set is fairly standard except the Ya Mar that gets into some weird territory. Altogether a good show to check out.
, attached to 2000-05-23

Review by hansokolow

hansokolow This is one of my favorite shows. Judging by people's reaction here and the rating, maybe I'm too influenced by my memory of being there, but I still give it a very strong rating, and a recent re-listen just strengthens my resolve. This is a hot show. But a lot of that has to do with timing and circumstances, which are pretty much lost to time now. I'll dredge up my memory for you, though it is a very subjective account. I was on strong shrooms for this show.

Coming from California, I have seen very few east coast shows, the first being Big Cypress. This was still very close to that eventful gathering, only a few months had passed. This was the first run of shows after the band played unarguably the show of their lives, so expectation was high.

I came out with another Cali friend to visit our mutual friend who lived in NYC. The plan was to try and get tickets outside the venue at Radio City. That proved entirely impossible. No way there were any tickets available on the street to that. But then the band announced, just the night before this, that they would be playing Roseland, and tickets were only available at the venue at 7am. They hadn't played a venue the size of Roseland (small) since maybe '96. It was a big deal how intimate this show would be.

So after the truly horrendous traffic jam at Big Cypress, the biggest traffic jam in world history, we are told, I had vowed never to do anything like that again for this or any other band. Stuck for 11 hours trying to go 2 miles, starting at midnight. It was seriously awful. So here I was, only five months later, going to sit all night long on the sidewalk on Broadway. That's what you had to do. We just walked from Radio City at about show time over to Roseland and parked it. For like 12 hours. While fucking line jumpers just filled up the line, which was not policed at all. Assholes. But we were close enough to get in. My NYC friend paid a friend of his, a guy who literally hates Phish, to wait in line with us all night and get a wristband for the NYC friend's wife. Which worked. At about 4am, for no reason, some people in line stood up, and then everyone stands up and there's a line crunch. Idiots. Now we're standing, cramped in with un-showered hippies, for another 3 hours. Why do these things happen?

Anyway, we got wristbands, went back to the hotel and crashed all day. Getting in was pretty easy, but we soon found the place was oversold by about twice capacity. Or so it felt. Lots of people got in somehow. So the place was crazy cramped. We found a place on Mike's side, mid-way back, which was way closer than any of us had ever been to the band. The place is small, just a club, really. And we took a bunch of shrooms and just held on tight.

So it was just like no other Phish show, to see them at the absolute height of their power (arguable, of course) and in such an intimate space. People were fucking jazzed. And the band played great. Maybe there isn't some big highlight jam to anchor it in people's memory, but I contend this show is way better than the Radio City shows, which were pretty standard, for my taste. I don't remember even knowing that MTV was taping it, but I probably saw the cameras.

The Ya Mar is a lot of fun, and there's just great energy throughout the show. Taste absolutely raged. The Mike's was also hot. My shroom experience was getting really hectic in set 2, squeezed in there, and my main memory of the show is when the first notes of Piper started, a said a quiet little request in my head to the gods of rock, "please let this knock my fucking socks off right here. I am ready." And it did. It fucking well did.

You got a great YEM after that, solid performances down the line. I love this Bug, I think it's fantastic. Cavern is a bit botched, as it sometime is.

As stated, this is all a very subjective experience, as I was pretty lit up. I also lost my coat check ticket for my new black leather jacket, with a bunch of molly in the pocket. You're welcome, coat check person.
, attached to 2000-05-23

Review by Colasis

Colasis OPPS. I guess theres no edit or delete button on this site. Re-posting my original snip review with a link to the actual review.

I did a review of first set for this show on my website which you can read here: http://tinyurl.com/klv56xp />
a snip of how I felt while listening;

"An anticipated and much wanted, Its Ice, comes down with that 'straight out of the fucking bullpen' opening riff. The crowds screaming is audible, even over the SBD tape edits. This was going to be a little goddamn crazy."
, attached to 2000-05-23

Review by skippy11

skippy11 Just got done listening to tis one. pretty decent show. I gave it a 3/5 but the Ya Mar was awesome! might be the best ya mar ive ever heard besides the funk one from 97, cant remember the date right now but anyway still good show and great ya mar
, attached to 2000-05-23

Review by greyghost

greyghost I got in because my girlfriend at the time brother knew someone and got us in.....there was no transition that i remember and it was as commercial a show ive seen....i wonder why??...i guess could be rated higher because of venue
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