Sunday, October 07, 2007

Today in Phistory: 10.7.00 - Heading on Hiatus

Seven years ago today, Phish played their last show before taking their infamous hiatus.
10.07.00 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

Set I: First Tube, Mike's Song > Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Fee, Bathtub Gin, Glide, My Soul

Set II: Twist > 2001 > Tweezer, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Meatstick > David Bowie, Tweezer Reprise

Encore: You Enjoy Myself1
I was up on the lawn with my Japanese friends. I caught the last seven shows and knew what songs were due up in the rotation. We were expecting a couple of heavy hitters like YEM, 2001, and Tweezer. Fee and Glide were pleasant surprises.

During the week leading up to the final show, there were rumors about three sets on the last night of Shoreline. One of the sets would be Phish playing the entire Abbey Road album. Of course, that never happened.

The night before at the first Shoreline show, Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, came out and played a three song encore with Phish. They busted out El Paso, Chalkdust Torture and West L.A. Fadeaway.

In 1999, Phil Lesh made a special appearance with Phish at Shoreline. Moe rumors whirled around Shakedown and the lots that some of the guys from The Dead would be there on the last night. That never happened.

What did happen was a very solid show and the big surprise was that there was no surprise.

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