Though the band came out in position for Walfredo, they were forced to pause due to technical difficulties. For the second show in a row, several breakouts dotted the setlist: Walfredo (first since February 22, 1997, or 248 shows), Esther (August 9, 1998, 146 shows), Forbin’s and Mockingbird (August 7, 1998, 148 shows), A Day in the Life (July 3, 1998, 170 shows), and Emotional Rescue (July 28, 1998, 155 shows). The Mockingbird narration referenced the band’s upcoming hiatus. I Didn’t Know included a reference to Kid Rock’s sidekick Joe C. Esther featured flubbed lyrics for the final verse, ending with Trey proclaiming: “She died. Dead.” As the band returned for the second set, the crowd serenaded Trey with Happy Birthday. Twist contained San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. Emotional Rescue included a bizarre synchronized duel on-stage between Trey and Mike. This show was webcast live and subsequently released in its entirety as the band’s first full concert DVD, Live in Vegas.
San-Ho-Zay tease in Twist
Debut Years (Average: 1991)

This show was part of the "2000 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

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Review by YEM930

YEM930 2000 was a roller coaster ride with moments of euphoria and sorrow. Up there with the laughter at the Moby Dick Deer Creek show, Vegas was one of the endless reasons I love The Phish from Vermont. From Walfredo to Emotional Rescue this was a powerful show.

Now that I think back on you Walfredo, those were the times I'll never forget. No regrets. WITH. The circus is the place for me. I was that far gone. Trapped in time and I don't know what to do. We had it simple then I Saw it Again. Then Esther died. Sharin' in the groove...

Air horn trigger. Woah Timber. Put 'em in a field and let 'em fight it out. Fifty shows and first Forbin...pile of goo...flyyyyy. And when we heard the end result. Flowing through the hourglass pushing through the funnel. I just had to look, having read the book. Steadfast and true.

This was my birthday show, Trey's birthday show. Phish played til midnight then we ran across Vegas both nights to get to Les' 1AM birthday shows at the House of Blues. Animals. Oysterhead. The crew gave me Stewart's sticks. Met Trey at 4AM and shook the hand that shook the hand.

Rode the wave all the way up through Shoreline.

The end of an era?!

Happy happy all my friends, blow out candles once again...
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Review by chrismcguire634

chrismcguire634 One of the most underrated shows in the catalog! The first set is fantastic: The Curtain With, Maze, Roggae, Simple, Mike's Song and Weekapaug Groove are all stand outs. The first set is one of the best sets of Phish from 2000-2003 and one of my all-time favorites. Go get it!
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Review by westbrook

westbrook I like the first set a lot. Walfredo continued the theme of bust outs from the day before. The Curtain With, being one of my favorite songs, is a nice addition to the set. Maze and Roggae both include very good jams. The set-ending Mike's Groove is great. Mike's Song is typically hard rocking. The following Simple is short and sweet, and Saw It Again emerges from a spacey ending. I really like Saw It Again, so this works for me. Having not played been it in a while, Esther is understandably sloppy, but Weekapaug Groove is very good. Mike's bass intro is great and the funky jam in the song is my favorite part of the first set.

The second set is a little short, but it has its moments. Timber has a nice, delicate jam. AC/DC Bag is standard. Col. Forbin's Ascent>Mockingbird is a crowd pleaser and features some interesting narration from Trey about the band's upcoming hiatus. Twist is nice and bluesy. Sand's jam is mostly ambient, with Trey playing in the background and it also sounds like he spends most of the jam on his keyboard. It's very different from present day Sands. Two covers end the show, A day in the Life and Emotional Rescue. Emotional Rescue included an odd interpretative dance from Trey and Mike. Check out the video of the encore at . I rated this show as 4 stars because of the strength of the first set.
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Review by ilostmypebblesandmarbles

ilostmypebblesandmarbles There needs to be more love shown for this Maze. It's fantastic ! I agree with the reviews above about the first set. A great 1st set to say the least. Walfredo is fun. Roggae and Simple are 2000 era beautiful. Mike's/Weekapaug are groove monsters. The Maze though. Perfect to my ears. Absolutely love the Forbin's. It's easily one of my favorite songs in their arsenal. Timber, Twist & Sand all reek of the 2000 sound. Dark and easy going ambience. Great stuff.
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Review by JustinC83

JustinC83 That Intro of Maze is just insane. It's just plain nasty.
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