6-22-00 -- Amsouth Amphitheatre - Antioch, Tennessee
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Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 09:37:46 -0500
From: "Hanby, Tim" Tim.Hanby@tbe.com
Subject: Antioch review
Phish 6/22/00 Amsouth Amp. Antioch TN.
Great lot seen as summer 2000 gets into full gear. Beautiful weather got
everyone ready for this long awaited repeat at this venue. Now as you
remember, last year got cut short due to massive storms but this year looked
perfect and the setlist tells it all. 8 pm they take the stage.
First Tube- becoming a classic opener. Mike was having major problems with
his bass throughout this entire song. They ended up switching basses and got
him hooked up and Mike was in full mode ready to attack.
Wolfmans Brother- Solid version with heavy funk from mike. A top notch version
that fit great right at the shows beginning. It ended with some "Smoke on the
water" riffs. Nice touch!
Beauty of my Dreams- Standered. Very quick. Nashville all the way.
Golgi- smoking. Very high energy. They were back and ready to fire it up!
Limbxlimb-very nice jam sequence. Took some nice paths and explored it very
well ending with fishman doing the inhuman drum beat.
Bug- Played nice and slow. They really took their time on this one and came
off with a fantastic version of this ditti.
Roggae- Another slow tune keeping this first set mellow. Didn’t top last years
version here. Missing that fiddle, mandoline and dobro but they would take
care of that in the second set.
Chalkdust- The heavy set closer with lots of energy. Really picked the crowd
up and ended the set nicely.
Overall a standered first set with few highlights but some damn good tunes.
Its all about the second set. When you go to these shows you always hope the
second set with blow you away. People, tonight was the night.
Gotta Jiboo> Unbelievable jam section in this song. The band was totally
hooked up and feeling the need to explore. This took Jiboo places I thought it
would never go. This is why Phish continues to amaze me. A pretty wild
Glowstick war insued on the lawn.
2001> This was Memphis 99 revisited. The same second set opener into 2001.
Lots of fog, wonderful delay loops, and staight up energy got this crowd lit
up. Chris on the lights was fantastic. Not topping the Pyramid version but
still exactly what I go to see.
SAND!> Highlight of the night hands down. The exploration that went into this
song was unlike anything I have seen Phish do. I have seen about 30 shows and
I was so happy to see them take chances. After the verses, trey just stepped
back and seemed to challenge one of the other members to step up. So they laid
the usuall heavy beat while trey just looked and waited. Finally fish took the
challege and started laying down some amazing stuff. Get the tape of this set
. I was just so proud to see Phish taking risk. This song takes so many
directions, you just got to hear it.
Harry> Again, they are really taking chances and mixing it up. The opening to
Hood they play the little riff like 5 times, doing various loops and delays.
Really exploring it. Then BAM….
Dog Faced Boy> crowd goes ape shit. Totally out of left field. We were all
ready to start chanting Hood but trey snuck this cool little country ditti in
out of nowwhere. It worked so well. I was just stunned. Then….
HOOD> bam…back into the hood opening one time around then they insue with the
rest of the song. It was just a really cool moment and I was so happy to see
them taking chances and mixing it up. Then as the beautiful hood jam came, Del
McCoury came out with his crew to play fiddle, mandoline and banjo during the
Hood jam. It sounded sooooo good. Words don’t do it justice.
Blue and Lonesome- Anybody know when this one was last played. Seems like 95
or 96. Awesome!
Coming home- Ricky Scaggs came out for this tune along with more folks. There
must have been 8 more musicians on the stage. The band was absolutely having a
Uncle Penn- Ricky scaggs belted out the lyrics to this number. His strong
country voice filled the Tennessee night.
FreeBird- Winona Judd….you gotta be kidding me. No way. But it was her. She
said it was the anniversary of her divorce and that this song was for her and
all her sisters. They played it very well. She was totally into it and I think
she has got it for Trey. She was all over him. It was a very long version
jammed to the extreme. Ms. Judd pulled a fan up onto the stage and they
danced. It was hilarious. That dude will have that story to tell for years to
come. The end was just smoking as trey could not be stopped.
Encore: YEM- what more do you want from an encore. 15 minutes and funked so
far out. Was very close to the version they pulled of last year there during
the storm. Page talked about how they had a great tiime playing in Nashville.
If this is a sign of things to come this tour it should be their most
exploritory tour in years and that’s music to my ears as they seem to be
focusing on mixing things up. Get the second set to this show and pay close
attention to the Jiboo, Sand, HooD>DogfacedBoy>Hood, …oh hell get the whole
set! See you cats in ATLANTA!!!
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 23:29:42 -0400
From: Ben Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Just got home
It's taken me awhile to get my thoughts together after this show but I think
I have everything in order. I mean what a mindfuck the boys pulled off in
TN! I drove all the way from Chicago on a suspended licence by myself
because I had 10th row PAV. and I wasn't going to miss the tour opener. So I
sucked it up and thanked my lucky stars when I got home but it was soooo
worth it. This was my 12th show and I must say I think that it is the most
night and day 1st set/2nd set difference I've ever seen at a show.
SONG BY SONG
First tube: I've been calling this as the summer opener since New Years
Eve. No suprises here except that the sound guys botched the setup and
tottaly screwed mike's usually very cool groove. This was a shame but the
boys made a comeback and the ending was hot.
Wolfman's: I forgot to pee before the show so I went here and didn't miss
much. A mellow version with a very cool inna gadda davita tease to close
it. Pretty standard so far for the summer opener. Waiting for something
killer and then...
BOMD: Okay, don't get me wrong, I love this song and all but so far a
sleeper and this BOMD was standard.
Golgi: There it is! Yeah! Perfectly played version. perfect placement get
the tapes for this one this song gets better every time I hear it. Alot like
the Big Cypress version.
Limb by Limb: To all you that love this song this was a great version
and kinda made me see it in a new light, but oh god I've seen this at
probably 7 of my last 8 shows.
Bug: horrible!! Trey and mike totally fucked it up both times right
before the refrain and it just killed what was one of my new favorite songs
Poor Heart: awesome!! I was totally hiped for some straight hillbilly
shit tonite and this was right on. An instant classic. The beast heart that
I have heard.
Roggae: I love this song, I loved this version, this was right on in
every way made up for the squashed bug.
CHALKDUST: a long teasing pause between songs and then boom! And you knew
it was going to be sick. The real turning point in the show. As good as
Alpine last year except Trey stayed on his feet this time. Blistering guitar
and piano. Get the tapes.
Jiboo: I couldn't wait to hear this one after I heard it at New Years and
for good reason. The funk factor in this song was so rich and you knew at
this point that the boys had gotten back on the train and left that wreck of
a first set behind them.
2001: Sick lights, Sick funk and an all around awesome version of ASZ.
CK5 debuted his summer show and let me tell you, if you haven't seen them yet
get ready. INTO
Sand: without a doubt the highlight of the whole show. I knew they would
play it i knew I would love it, but I had no idea at the amount of crazy
space and funk and groove that could be put into this song. All four of the
guys were at their peak of musical creativity and they created a synergy a
beautiful meritage that was... the sickest ever sand, and one of the best
songs I've ever heard the band play. What could possibly insue? I was
scared to find out.
Harry Hood: I came to this show not wanting to hear this song because
like limb by limb I've heard to much. I left this show saying that I hope
they open Atlanta tommoro with this song because they took it to the next
level and it was pure phishy enjoyment. Into DFB after the intro and then
back into "HARRY"..."HOOD" Jaw dropper. Sick. Then out comes sam bush ricky
scaggs and the del mccoury band. WHAT? That was out of right field and all
the musicians fit into this all to phishy jam very well.
Blue and Lonesome: Very neat
Hold whatcha got: Also a good foot tapper
Uncle Pen: Saw this coming and was very happy to hear my first pen after
I got to the Ill St.Univ. Show late and missed it.
Freebird: beyond words. Winona Judd, phans holding their heads,
slack-jawed in amazement at this incredible display of an American rock
classic. Trey tore it up did the song justice and put the badass back into
nashville. Way out there. incredible.
How could they follow this up?
YEM: The exclamation point on what must have been 1 of my top two best second
sets ever. Full tramps and awesome vocal jam with light solo. Get the
tapes, woo-hoo Summer 2000! Good night.
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 04:34:17 -0700
From: Greg Peeler email@example.com
Subject: review Antioch
Words of the day "Wynnona Fucking Judd??!?!?!?"
I was able to see the first four shows so far. I havn't gotten a chance to
popst anything on them yet so I thought Id throw this out for public
consumption before I leave for Camden. Antioch- Hot as hell with a broiling
sun. Peaceful, happy lot scene with the "Just glad to be here" vibe. Toughest
patdown I've ever seen in a venue thats not DC (of course the disco ball rules
all) and at 8:10 the boys hit the stage. Once Mike got his Bass fixed, the
first set was pretty damn good. The In a Gadda Da Vida jam at the end of the
funky ass Wolfies was really nice (would you believe one of my buds called it
on the way in?????) as was the midset Golgi. I have a feeling that by Polaris
Bug is gonna become a major fucking annoyance ("overrated..." please dont
write anymore dull songs with ridiculously bad lyrics) but that will hardly
kill a good time (more on that at Walnut). Lots of bluegrass, and so it was
that this was the bluegrass part of the tour, enough so that I heard four
Uncle Pens before a damn Mikes Song. Anyway, a couple doobies and set 2
(anyone notice that over the past 2 years setbreaks have increased by 20-25
min?) is upon us. Good solid Jiboo opener got the groove going fine and a
short but solid 2001 kicked it up a notch. Into a Sand that was only OK.
They screwed around the jam for a few minutes and then got completely lost,
and not in a good way. Trey it seemed had no clue what to do with the song for
about 5 minutes before bringing it back down cleanly so they salvage something
no complaints, just not an award winning Sand (actuallly, they need to find
out what to do with this song, it seems as if it just runs in place into the
ground for 20 minutes). Well, then they played Harry Hood and the whole night
changed. As they are going through the intro, pretty good one too, they
suddenly stop (planned?) and break into...Dog Faced Boy????? Whoa, THAT was
weird. I really got off on this havn't seen DFB since Philly 97 (i think...was
that the last one?) and after a very pretty DFB...WHAM back into Harry without
missing a single BEAT!!! The crowd is having a communal orgasm at this point,
me included. A gorgeous Harry is supplimented with the Del McCrory Band for a
swinging bluegrass take. This led into more guest stars being added through
the old BG standards (including a really good Uncle Pen that they could have
not reprised in NC) till there was like no room at all onstage. Then some big
woman appears making the stage even more crowded. Turns out it was Wynnona
Judd and she was in a great old mood. Turns out that this was the first
anniversary of her divorce. Now whatever I thought was going to happen, I
sure as hell did not expect a full on version of Free Bird (last done with
instruments sometime in early 87...WOW) with a kick ass full bore Jam with
Wynnona all over Trey and Jon. Amazing stuff. I couldn't stop laughing,
cheering and grooving the whole time. What a way to end the show. I expected a
Cavern quickie for the encore after that, but Trey walks out, says how much
fun they have had and they launch into...YEM?!?!?! Damn Sam, so a nice old
funky 20 minute YEM closes it out. A worthy show indeed, and an awesome way to
start what seems to be the most solid tour they've done in awhile.
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Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 08:42:22 -0500
From: John Mohs TheDedHed@home.com
Oh brotha, here we go again. Another year of great music from the boys up
north. Traffic was terrible due to road work but it made the suspence of
seeing the faces of friends and the sights of the lots worth it. I ended up
seeing no one I knew from back home until I got inside but then they came out
of the wood work. I jumped the rail when the house lights went down and
landed in First Tube. No warm up at all...just move into high gear and get
down. One word to describe the first jam of the season -- Intense. Wolfman's
or any other common thrown in next was great, gave me time to find rythm and
really feel good moving with the music. The In-a-gadda-da-vida ending tagged
on there made me jump for me setlist to write it down. Unexpected. From here
on it was smooth sailing, nothign to fast nothign tooooo slow. They threw in
a limb/limb, bug (one of my more favorite new songs in the mix) took me
awhile to get used to, etc etc. Chalkdust good set closer, don't pull out all
the stops at once.
First set was relaxing in my opinion, the songs off the new album as
expected, oldies but goodies, and new improvisations. Phish doing what is
does best. The feeling was kinda odd and brought a smile to my face when I
sat down during set break and glanced over the songs. It seemed like mid-tour
caliber stuff, but for any new fan would blow thier mind, as mine was my
first show. This is the tour opener...somethings gonna give. And it did...
Once again, the lights go down, phish comes up. What a gift from the guys
this was, Gotta Jiboo. Everyones on thier feet dancing up a storm. I mean
people who weren't getting down first set must have had some sort of vision
cause they were machines when phish started playing to open the second.
Brought a smile to everyones face and geared us up fot what was in store.
2001, I haven't heard this song enough and I don't think I actually could. I
love to dance to this song, and I'll prove it to any non-believers. Sand,
more new stuff but thats fine with me, live is always better than studio in
my opinion, the free form jams are priceless and they really took off with
this song. Turning up the tempo they start up Hood jam (Glad to hear it, I
could rule it out as an encore) While awaiting the culminary chanting of
Hood, Phish takes us all on a ride, brings us to a screaching Hood halt into
a DogfacedBoy mellow movement. I couldnt move! I didnt dare reach for my pen
to write anything down, this could. It was something to be heard for
yourself, my thoughts on it can't be put into words. ----> harry HOOD! harry
HOOD! and eventually the glowsticks filled the sky. Up next... a bunch
bluegrass/country influence. mandolins, banjos, fiddles, more bass, and
guitar. I loooove the mandolin and banjo. I'm not too big on country BUT it
is TN and the music was great. Up next...and I kid you not. I heard people
calling Freebird a good 1-2 songs before winona came out and belted this one
out. Who tipped these people off? I didnt hear them calling a Judd sister to
sing it tho! Ah Ha!
And correct me if I'm wrong but she was over interested in trey. (shurg, you
be the judge) People yelling "play some skynard" was randomly shouted hear
and there. Amusing. Last summers' Tue. Gone was much better, but this show
was more than i could of already asked for. Finally the end drew near and it
was time for an encore...
YEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should of known, loooong jam to end the night, very
"positive" vibe from this song. I left satisfied, but wanting more. Is there
such thing as too much live phish??? Skewl sucks, keeping me off the tour,
see you in Deer Creek!
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 14:58:20 EDT
Subject: 6/22/00 Nashville Review.
What a Tour Opener! Got to the lot around 5:30, wasn't really that active, so
we decided to go ahead on in and grab a good spot on the lawn. The boys
finally came on and busted out First Tube, it was beautiful, allthough Mike
was having problems with his bass the whole song. Then I hear leo start up
Wolfman's and I was very delighted, this song was a great version, Not as
Funked out as some in the past, but still good. Beauty of my Dreams was
great to hear, kinda got me all pumped up to be in Nashville
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 10:34:16 -0700
From: Andrew Wynn firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Antioch Fun
Oh My God....
As a long time Phish fan, I must say that I was blown away by the
performance in Nashville.
What could they possibly have left up their sleeves after this one?
Wynona Judd singing freebird? The whole McCoury band? AMAZING...
The first set was sooo danceable, I didn't sit till the
set-break...and a long set-break it was!! It's all good cause I bet they were
just practicing with the troop of bluegrass stars they were hiding behind the
stage. We had an idea that they were going to bring out Ron or Rob McCoury but
Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury? Wynona Judd? As Trey said "the gangs all here"
They were all having fun, trading licks, and sharing in the groove!!!!!!!
What a set-list, from one jammin tune to the next Phish was smokin'
all night. Tube, Wolfman, Beauty, Golgi, Limb, Bug, Poor Heart, Roggea,
Chalkdust... I haven't heard Chalkdust or Poor Heart in quite a while, quite
nice... the first set was awesome but nothing compared to the surprises and
energy of the second set ...
GottaJibboo, Sand, HarryHood > DogfacedBoy > HarryHood, Blue and
Lonesome, ComingHome, UnclePen, Freebird ... where do they get this stuff
Looking forward to more of this Nashville tradition, last year they
were headed for this, but mother nature cut us all off, this time nothing was
stopping the congregation of masterful musicianship!!! I have always been a
bluegrass fan and a Phish phan, but to see my heroes of both worlds collide
and play out a now fabled Jam for all to participate in was nearly more than I
Thanks Phish et. all
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 01:16:28 EDT
From: Kevin Janes email@example.com
Subject: 6/22/00 review
hey now~ this was by far the best show I have ever seen (number 7 for me). I
won't go into setlists too much, but the first set was solid, cool Golgi and
Chalkdust, but the second set, WOW!!! Jibboo>2001>Sand, Hood>Dog-Faced>Hood,
what an amazing sequence of music. they were really stretching the
boundaries there, taking the jams to a whole new, beautiful level. and the
guests, Sam Bush is my hero!!! I only wished to see Sam out there, but when
he walked on stage, I flipped out!!! and Wynonna Judd, what??? that was
pretty random, but cool. she was really working the crowd and having a
blast, too bad Ashley didn't show up! YEM, YEM, YEM!!! If I never hear any
Phish song but this one ever again, I won't complain. lots of energy this
time and beautiful vocal jam. thanks boys for a marvelous opening night! I'm
glad to see they've been mixing up the sets this summer so far (about 106
different songs in 12 shows). it's great to be alive! peace...
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 13:15:28 -0500
From: Portis Tanner firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Special Guests
The guests were: Hood-Sam Bush-fiddle, Ronnie-mandolin & Rob McCoury-banjo-
then the rest of the Del Mcoury band came out, which includes Ronnie & Rob,
Del-Guitar Vocals-Mike Bubb-upright bass, jason carter-fiddle, and also
Rickey Skaggs on mandolin/vocals. And of course Wynona Judd, Ha! What a
laugh I got
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 11:22:56 -0400
Subject: Last night's set
Hi! Just a quick note...the bass player's name is Mike Bubb and the fiddle
player's name is Jason Carter, both of the Del McCoury Band...thanks!
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 09:29:14 -0500
From: john doe email@example.com
What a show! Great way to kick off the summer tour. the boys were really on
tonight, and feeding off of great vibes from the crowd. Wynona Judd was a
definite surprise, still not sure what to think of her. Anyway, I give it an
"A" and look forward to the rest of a great tour.
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 15:32:56 EDT
Subject: the truth about Winona Judd
Just want everyone to know that Winona Judd is no more her name than Coolio
is the real name of Calvin Broaduss or Hulk Hogan is the real name of Terry
Benet. Her real name is Christina Simonella (unsure about spelling). I know
a friend of the family that gave Christina her first guitar lesson. Her last
name is Italian. She was actually born in a quite wealthy family and is
well-educated. The folks of Nashville decided it would sell more records if
they made up a typical rags to riches story. I also know someone that met
Ashley Simonella in a Lexington bar one night and had the pleasure of banging
her but that's another story.
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