9-24-00 -- Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 16:32:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Matthew Tabaka firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 9-24-2000 review
The phish at the target center, made me happy for the
second year in a row. After skipping minnesota for 97
and 98, phish is back!
My 19th show, since my first in this same building in
Floor the whole show.
Mellow Mood: was really nice, Since it appeared on
albany's setlist, I was hoping for it. Trey sang with
great presence, "cause I got love!"
Set a perfect mood, Chalkdust was rocking, Back at
the chicken shack was very enjoyable. Page had some
nice solos. Sparkle was the Sparkle we all know and
love. The sloth kicked things into overdrive, and
continued what would be the theme of the night, ROCK
or RAWK. Sloth was well played throughout, page was
kinda reserved in the solos, but still a great
performance that was a 1st timer for me. Divided sky,
was clearly the set highlight. The opening notes rang
through the arena, accompanied by the euphoric
approval of the audience. Divided was flawless I have
just listened to the tapes today and It is pretty much
note for note with no noticible flubs. Trey had
excellent tone and sustain, no feedback like on
hampton comes alive. Improv section was reflective.
As a side note this show was reminicent of Earlier
minnesota shows in terms of the song selection, Just
think about fall 95. Roggae was nice and fit well
right after the sky. !st tube was rocking and tight
very well played. PYITE was good and entertaining as
always, but I beleive the version from 10-2-99 is
supierrior. Sample closed this fun set in familiar
fashion. Set II Cities, yes my first since the great
went. The jam was funky, dark, soft and beautiful and
long at least 15 + minutes. Free folowed, very well
received and funkily jammed into Ya MAr. An
unexpected placement, but remember it's phish "expect
the unexpected" . Yamar was great and as it wound
down the thundering chords of carini crushed the
This was heavy metal at its best folks. So powerful I
was almost scared, "I saw you with Carini and that
naked dude" reminding us midwesterners of madison 98.
Very fucked up tweaking out section of solos by trey,
Like a freaking combo of pete cosey and tony iommi.
LAwnboy cooled us all down and we danced as page
crooned, nice bass solo by mike as always. HYHU>love
you, my third fishman song of my career and all habe
been syd barret songs Bike twice in 98 and terrapin
this summer. Nice performance although not as heart
rendering as that beautiful terrapin from deer creek.
A pause on the stage for at least 15 seconds. "gee
guys what should we do, hey we haven't played cool it
down since halloween, lets freak 'em out! My god was
I estatic, but no where as much as I was the next
night! ANyway this rocked, was funky and made alot
freaks happy the jam got finky and the lights changed
purple to the exclamation on my tape>David Bowie, my
inspiration in a song. Welcome back to minneapolis,
why it was almost 6 years ago that this song reared
it's 34 minute unparreled improv. As the highhat
splashed, the mood was stunning. They kicked into it
and rocked another scream from the crowd "fucking
beautiful!" from a female on the floor behind me, she
captures the general feeling with this statement and
it fits nicely with the jam. Great climax again a
nearly flawless performance.
Phish bade goodbye for awhile to minnesota with FIre.
again see '95.
overall a great performance that is up there with the
rest of the tour I think. Very interesting generous
sets. Mellow mood indeed.
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 12:06:10 EDT
Subject: review of 9/24/00 target center show
mellow mood: this was decent, i don't really think this is a good song for
phish to cover. vocals were ok, crowd seemed to like it.
chalkdust: contrary to every setlist i've seen so far, phish DID do this
song, and it was really hot. trey did a really good job rocking out on this
back at the chicken shack: this was pretty standard, but again the crowd
sloth: trey tore this one up. a very solid version.
divided sky: this was done really well. glowstick war during silent part
where band froze.
roggae: this is one of my favorites of the newer songs. not as long as
others i've heard, but still a solid version.
pyite: good but it had a longer and more drawn-out ending than others i've
sample in a jar: kind of a snoozer and a disappointment to me to close out
the set. the first set as a whole was decent but too short and not enough
jamming. the boys seemed kind of lifeless. not really much to say on the
cities: excellent choice for an opener. very smooth, fantastic jamming
afterwords. there was a cities jam and then another 15-minute jam that
followed which didn't have the cities theme but had a nice little groove to
it. seriously, this jam was the highlight of the show for me.
free: pretty standard, has a newer ending, good jamming but somewhat short.
ya mar: i don't really like this song, but the crowd seemed to. shorter
than others i've heard.
carini: this was an excellent version. trey went nuts at the end repeating
"carini had a lumpy head" for a few minutes. killer ending.
lawn boy: again, not on some setlists. page stood up and crooned for most
of the song and didn't play any keys. mike did a good job with the middle
part of the song.
hyhu>love you>hyhu: this was great fun. fishman actually tried to sing the
song and did some scat-type singing before getting into the vacuum. trey
seemed to really enjoy playing drums. vacuuming was decent; at the end of
the song fishman ran around the stage several times and thanked the crowd for
its applause. very humorous.
cool it down: the jam after the song was far better than the vocals. wow!
another really smooth lengthy jam that makes me excited to get some tapes.
only the 2nd time played ever.
david bowie: pretty standard version, but david bowie is such a great song
that everyone was rocked. the second set was amazing to witness live.
totally made the show for me. i highly recommend getting a tape of this set.
fire: pretty forgetable.
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 14:29:37 -0400
From: Eric Stiens email@example.com
Subject: review: 09/24/00 Target Center
solid show from the boys last night. Luckily I had floor tickets so the
extra dance space and much better sound quality helped (the target center
has horribly boomy sound--moreso than a lot of other arenas) and after 3
1/2 years of living up here I finally got to get a hometown show (was out
of town last year when they came through) after having gone to cincinnati a
few nights earlier for a returning home show (grew up there) :)
Mellow Mood: fun opener, although I like Marley too much to really get into
covers of his songs. Consider this a warmup, get those muscles loosened up
Chalkdust: fairly standard as far as Chalkdust goes, but already there were
signs that there was A LOT of energy on the stage for the evening
Chicken Shack: I always forget what the name of this song is and last night
was no exception--mellow but tight
Sparkle: What can you say about Sparkle. It's Sparkle. I happen to be a
huge sparkle fan. Really got the energy up....laugh and laugh and fall
apart get ready for
The Sloth: this is where the boys really started kicking it into high gear.
I thought Trey was going to rip a hole in his guitar. Easily the best and
hardest version of Sloth I've heard. Trey was throwing dirty ragged licks
left and right and the crowd was luvin every second of it.....
Divided Sky: ohhhhhhhhh.......Junta was the very first album I ever heard
by Phish and Divided Sky was the first song I ever really really fell in
love with (well that and icculus ;) ) so this song has some special meaning
for me.....I haven't heard it since Deer Creek '98 and it brought tears to
my eyes.....the silent jam part was pretty much replaced by a loud
glowstick war, which was cool in its own right and I must say that a phish
show is the only place I know where thousands upon thousands of screaming
heads will become silent as soon as a chord is struck......it was standard
as far as Divided Sky goes, but Divided Sky is hardly a standard tune........
Roggae: I like roggae a lot but it doesn't generally leave much room for
any kind of craziness, which is fine, because its a nice little ditty. And
it fit in behind Divided Sky rather well I thought. So that was Roggae.
First Tube: This is one of my favorite new songs. Some especially nice dark
jamming on this one I thought. Grrrrrrr. (this is missing from the setlists
too I think)
PYITE: I'm a huge PYITE fan and after he earlier display of craziness
during Sloth I thought we would be in for a rather rocking one. We were.
The boys ripped it up and down and all around with more jamming at the end
Sample: IMHO the set would have been much better off ending with about 5
more minutes of jamming out PYITE as I don't like Sample all that much. As
far as Sample's go it was relatively standard, although with a bit more
energy than usual from the crowd.
I thought the first set seemed longer than usual, but time becomes very
relative without a watch so I could be all wrong...in any case I was ready
for a rest and looking forward to what promised to be an excellent second
set. A lot of people I talked to after the show thought the first set was
about average as far as first sets go.....i disagree.....get the tapes and
review for yourself....the absolutely nailed to the wall Sloth and
beautiful Divided Sky made it an above average first set for
me......Another fringe benefit of thos floor seats was our own private bar
near the backstage area went back, sat down, had a beer, checked in with a
friend of mine who was seeing his first show, relaxed, avoided the
sometimes edgy hallways of indoor venues at setbreak and got ready
Cities: fuck yeah. Its been over 2 years since I've heard this song. TONS
of energy and tight tight jamming, mike throwing in big rips here there and
everywhere...wonderful choice for a second set opener, everyone back in the
show and dancing their asses off.....some great jamming out of cities that
kept weaving back and forth going with a little riff for awhile and then
slinding into something else....
Free: When Phish is in an arena rock mood they do arena rock well. Free
kept up with the more than normal energy from the band and they really
seemed to get into it. Always a crowd pleaser, last night was no exception.
No extensive jamming here, but what was there was loud and proud.
Ya Mar: Standard Ya Mar. Seemed rather odd coming after Cities and Free.
Fun little song. Nothing too special or crazy
Carini: it only took 26 shows, but I finally got my Carini, and might I add
that this was no standard Carini. The highlight of the show. The boys
absolutely tore it in half and put it back together again. Very hard
frenetic jamming. (very hard frenetic dancing). Long extended ending with
Trey screaming 'Carini has a lumpy head.' Great lightwork by Kuroda
culminating in the white swirley lights. Unreal. Very Dark. Very Dirty.
Very Very Very good.
Lawn Boy: Where would we be without our Leo? Page came down in front of his
keyboard to croon to us all about olfactory hues. A chance to catch our
beaths after the previous songs madness, A chance for Mike to show off some
nice nice work in a little solo and who can complain when Page sings?
HYHU>Love You>HYHU: Now that I've actually gotten into Syd Barrett I tend
to appreciate these interludes as more than a chance to laugh (still
waiting for a 'Baby Lemonade' debut)....singing, vaccuum, a couple laps
around the stage to the general amusement of the audience and the band of
course and then
Cool it Down: ahhh the VU. Having been fortunate enough to be in Vegas when
they did Loaded, this brought back a lot of memories. Cool It Down is a
great song and phish did it well. Some nice long mellow jamming at the end.
The Long Boy, Henrietta, Cool It Down triad provided a nice contrast to the
first half of the set which was marked by sick Cities and Carini jams. Of
course, you know they have to end it with
David Bowie: not the longest Bowie I've ever heard, but it was the perfect
choice to close quite a rocking second set. Feets don't fail me now we've
still got some dancing to do. Nice 'slow down' jamming at the end. Fairly
standard Bowie fare, albeit with that extra little bit of energy that
seemed to characterize last night....
the crowd was positively thunderous waiting for the encore. We were hoping
for some craziness or at least a nice long beautiful jam for the encore. I
was personally pulling for perhaps a Hood or Rock and Roll or at least some
acoustic action (the Driver/Inlaw duo perhaps) instead we got Fire (the
exact some opener and encore as the first night of tour in Albany).
It was nice to get back inside again (been 2 years since my last indoor
show) and perhaps that was some of the reason that I felt so much energy
coming from the band, although I still maintain the the Sloth, Cities, and
Carini were off the hook. CK was the man on the lights as per usual and it
was nice to see his lightwork up close and personal again. An incredibly
solid show I thought, much better than the Cincy show (or at least the
second set) from a few nights earlier. Security was extremely chill and
other than a few token cops outside occasionally making someone dump out
their beer or turn off their stove, the lots were in full swing (Although
the fact that you can't buy alcohol in Minnesota on sunday made scoring the
obligatory after show cold one a harder than usual task) As we get closer
and closer to the impending 'end of phish for awhile' i think they will
continue to crank it up just that extra notch. This show was a keeper. I'd
reccommend the whole show although for sure second set. I'm catching my
other two shows of this tour in Vegas this weekend (assuming I find those
extras) stay tuned...............
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 17:37:32 EDT
Subject: 9/24/00 Target Center,
This was probably my 10th Phish show, but I have to start by telling you that
I do not look like the average Phish phan. I am a 38 year old lawyer, and
with my beard and grey hair, I guess I look the part. So if you all don't
mind, I'd like to start with one little complaint - Would you phans stop
bothering us old pholks!?!? No, I'm not at the show with my son/daughter;
no, I don't know how to get your father into Phish if he was into the Dead,
and no, I'm not going to help you buy beer. Before the show, I had an extra,
and when I tried to trade it for tunes, I was treated like I was undercover
for the FBI. So, I ended up giving it to a t-shirt vendor for a "Roses Are
Free" T - and this was a FLOOR TICKET. So, he wins. You judge the old man
by his appearance, you get to stay outside.
Now that I got that off my chest, I can say this was a GREAT show. I thought
the 2nd night at PNC was excellent, and it was, but the energy level of this
show cannot be understood by merely reading the setlist. By the way,
everyone must have been smoking the good stuff at this show, because I never
saw more songs left off the setlists, or more confusion about what songs were
actually played. I know I was, and by the way, some kid comes up to me as I
spark up my pipe, and says that he always wondered where us "way older guys"
get our pot. I told him from other older guys, of course. But then he
packed my pipe for me, and thanks man, that was great stuff. Of course, then
he has to add, "Its where the kids are at!"
I'm not going to do a song by song analysis, but the first set's chalkdust,
sloth, and especially the Divided Sky (my first!) were awesome. My wife got
a Sparkle, her favorite song, but I agree that the real fireworks were in the
second set. I've always been a big phan of Bowie, and this one did not let
me down. And during Lawn Boy, my wife and I were the ones slow dancing on
the floor on Page's side, and I'm sure he saw us, because he looked our way
with a big smile. The vacuum solo is what it is, a bit of silliness, much
like the Meatstick dance. But that's not a bad thing.
So thanks to the boys for another great show, and enjoy your break - you
And kids - be kind to us old pholks - if you're lucky, you'll get there
yourself soon enough.
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 12:33:20 CDT
From: Tim Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 9-24-00 Target Center
Hey all: I totally agree with all said above about the show - what a second
set! However, I have been noticing that chalkdust, first tube, and
especially the landlady tunes have been left out of a lot of setlists.
Didn't trey and mike bust out with the dancing at one point? Can't remeber
what song they put that in - during the middle of the 1st set I think.
Anyway, kudos to Phish and all the Phans for being so great (ouch to Mike's
hand...sorry!) and really made the target center fun! (except for the shitty
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 13:22:09 EDT
Subject: 9/24/00 review FIrst Tube was played!!!
First of all, HELLO PEOPLE...doesn't anyone remember that they played First
Tube in the 1st set?? It was either right before PYITE or right after it.
Anyway, I've seen A LOT of incorrect setlists for this show most of them
missing First Tube, Chalkdust, and Lawn Boy. There are also a few segues to
note: namely Cities->Free and Cool It Down->Bowie
Most of the first set was fairly standard. Highlights of first set were the
nice Sloth, Divided Sky classic combo and a very jamming First Tube (which
everyone seems to have forgotten about). Chalkdust was also very well played.
Set II is what this show is all about. Cities->Free was super sick! Cities
led way to an insane jam that slowly turned into a very ambient/trance jam and
then going right into...FREE! Free was nicely played with some good bass work
by Gordon. Carini was probably the "rocker" of the entire show giving way to
some nice light work by CK5 and some really intense guitar work by Trey.
Cool It Down was a pleasant surprise and that led nicely into a standard, but
very well played David Bowie. Fire was well played as an encore, although I
would have rather heard something else such as Hood. Overall a good show and
worth getting the tapes esp for Cities->Free My next show will be Shoreline!!
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 17:56:20 GMT
From: MATHEW ASHLEY email@example.com
Subject: T Center Review
Well this was a GREAT show. I have been going to shows since 1994 and this
show was still a treat. New tunes old tunes. I mean a Sloth Hell ya. The
scene was okay, Cool phriends no hassles. Warm vibe lots of kind faces. I
was in the floor which ruled sounded great. T center is not that bad of
venue if you are on the floor. Well no song by song reviews here as I can
hardly recall all the tunes but some highlights: Mellow Mood great opener,
And Chalk Dust rocked even though not mentoin in setlist???, Chicken Shack
was kickin as was Roggae great newer tune, Also loved Divided Sky great fist
set all in all, PYITE ruled thent o follo with Sample Ass shakin good time
BUT the 2 nd set I was expecting a slew of tunes from Old Phish, well what I
got was some new I had never heard before tunes Carini Rock out and Cool it
down, Great 2nd set missing a sond or Two but what the hell, Great Show not
the best I ever seen still Oswego 99, but a rock out show and has me wanting
more See-ya in Irvine and Shoreline, and think GAMEHENGE, OUT
Date: 25 Sep 2000 21:28:17 -0000
Subject: 9-24-00 -- Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
WOW! What a show! This was my 9th show and it ranks as one of the BEST!
Mellow Mood.. a new one for me.. but good. Chalk, Chicken, Sparkle, Sloth,
divided, Roagge, 1st Tube, then... PYITE and Sample in a Jar!! WOW!! WHAT A
SET!! Much thanks to Mellissa, who ever you are from St.CLoud for sharing
herb, and your welcome for the Beam.. I enjoyed the groove.. MUCH THANKS!
then you left.. oh well.. second set.. a bit less then what was expected.
Cities, free, YaMar, Carni.. i like this tune. then lawn boy.. I felt i needed
either a martini or a Sniffter for some good congac.. AWESOME! Hyhu, i love
you, hyhu.. Fishman... hrmm.. Vac. Hrmm.. tasty..cool it down..kinda stumped
me.. like it. David Bowie: WOW! I love this tune.. also great. the encore.. i
think is a bit played out.. I needed a differant one.. but FIRE is ok.. the
light trick at the end was mean.. and the crowd boo'd. but it was great show
over all.. I love Minn and I LOVE the target center.. no hassles.. not
worries.. jsut good fun! I did wish i could talk to Mellisa a but more.. but
its ok.. unless someone knows her.. tell her to e-mail me :-) enjoy.. see ya
the winter tour!
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 17:05:39 -0500
From: Reid Wixson firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: review 9-24-00
09/24/00 - Target Center - Minneapolis, Minnesota
I: Mellow Mood, CHALKDUST, Back at the Chicken Shack, Sparkle, The Sloth,
Divided Sky, Roggae, Punch You in the Eye, Sample in a Jar
II: Cities, Free, Ya Mar, Carini, Lawn Boy, Hold Your Head Up > Love You >
Hold Your Head Up, Cool it Down*, David Bowie
Hey there phans!
first off, a little setlist correction, the boys played Chalkdust right
after Mellow Mood, no biggie.
I am a student at St. Olaf College, so the trip up was great. Very easily
parked, although we had some confusion as to get out of the lot :-), sorry
guys...The lot scene was great, lots of cool stuff. Some in my group took
advantage of the special cookies, they seemed to enjoy themselves. Anyway,
we made our way in to the Target Center around 730 and we were in our seats
by about 8ish. We had first balcony in the corner, Page side, good seats,
especially for seeing the light show! (way to go CK!) anyway, on to the
Mellow Mood -- Great tune to get the crowd hazzed up. I always like it when
they open with a cover, I dunno, seems pretty classy to me. They played it
straight, as far as I am remembering it. Then, Trey slammed out the intro
to Chalkdust and my best bud went crazzy, he likes the Trey-rockstar jams.
Chalkdust -- a little down tempo, but that made sense since theyjust got
done with a Marley tune. The jam was tight, but not too lengthy, but the
note came and they crowd got pumped.
Chicken Shack -- wow, this definetly took by surprise. My buddies were
saying that it would be cool if they played "Jesus Left Chicago" cause that
would be really funny, but we did some nice blues anyway. Page was
especially dope here. I can't remember much of Trey's solo...
Sparkle! -- I love this tune, I love Rift. Always fun to hear, the boys
were definetly having tons of fun. The accelerando was perfect as were the
voice parts. Great job here.
Sloth! -- they played this one very tight. The call/response vocals were
great, but i had a hard time hearing the Page/Mike response, but that might
have been the crowd noise. They this straight through and led to my
personal high point of the set:
Divided Sky!! -- This was my first one live, and so I was psyched as hell.
When Trey strummed out those first few chords, the place went nuts. The
whole package was laid out. There seemed to be no solos, but rather the
whole band blending into one. The icing was set on the cake with Ck's
lights. He did great stuff with the sun theme and wow, it was cool. When
the break happened, the crowd just let it all out. Glowstick war ensued and
on stage, spotlight on Trey, all was happiness. Trey just stood there
smiling happily. They paused for about 2 and a half minutes. Let me
interject again -- DO NOT THROW GLOWSTICKS AT THE BAND!! why does this
happen? poor Mike got hit in his left hand and one hit a floor tom. This
should not happen. Sorry, my emotions took control theree...
Roggae -- kept the chill mood going ... Great playing my Mike here...
PYITE -- Standard version, not anything different that i can recall from
Alpine last July. I had a hard time keeping up with the lyrics, maybe it's
just me though. this got everyone rocking for a nice closer in ...
Sample -- Great closer to a tight set. The crowd was digging in, singing at
the top of their lungs. Pretty good "rockstar-Trey" jamming at the end and
off to the intermission
just about 40 minutes for the set break and in to ...
Cities -- all my buddies thought that we would get some improvised lyrics,
though they did say "Twin Cities" ... great ambient jamming. Like Divided,
they seemed to blend real well here. This faded into Free,
Free -- Very funky. Mike had some awesome fills that got people pumped.
The vocals were tight and the groove made for some great dancing!
Ya Mar -- This song is great, but it seemed to me that it didn't realy go
anywhere. The best part was when the brought all down for Trey's solo, but
he didn't seem to go anywhere. The vocals were tight and everything, but it
seemed the low point of the set with me.
Carini -- Fear not though, they brought the energy WAY up with Carini. They
kicked it hard core here, lots of angst that i really didn't understand
seeing as how they opened with such a light-hearted tune. Anyway, this got
the crowd going again and the jam was unbelieveable. It seemed a little
confused between angry and rockstarry (is that a word?) but tight
Lawn Boy -- Great placement for this one! Page stood up and acted like
Frank Sinatra, Mike took a wonderful, lyrical solo and those jazzy chords
just gave such a great vibe. Nice time to just chill and admire how great
and creative these guys are.
HYHU>Love You>Hold Your Head Up -- When Trey took off his guitar, I thought
that he was going to grab the acoustic, but i was wrong...silliness took
over. Fish was crazed, running around like a maniac. Simply undescibeable.
Cool it Down -- A great tune from VU, they played it well, and the ambient
jam into Bowie was really awesome. They put a definite Phish twist on this
cover tune, in contrast to Mellow Mood. They really grooved hard here, Mike
and Fish were listening very much to eachother.
David Bowie -- Yeah, they boys were having so much fun. The composed part
was flawless, as was the chaos at the end. wonderfully jammed and my
ENC-- Fire, great tune played really tight. But, I have to say that a five
minute encore is what you get when we pelt them with glowsticks. Sorry that
I am cynical...Fire was great though, the vocals were awesome.
All around, this show was great. I would have liked to hear more of Page
though. We heard a lot from Trey. I was happy though. I thought that this
show was better than last year at the Target Center, but that was also a
One last bit of cheese: thank you to phish for giving up so much and for
caring so much. The break is well deserved.
thanks for reading
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 09:09:47 -0500
From: Kevin Swenson email@example.com
Subject: Target center review
Since there isn't one up yet I thought I would chime in, here we go
The scene was alright dispite the rediculous parking prices, the security
was laid back, the target center sounds horrible but enough with the yadda
MELLOW MOOD: Nice opener, definately fit the description of the mood, lots
of kind stuff floating around then
CHALKDUST: The setlist says Chicken shack but it was chalkdust, good
chalkdust nothing spectacular, had some nice work by trey and the crowd was
eating it up.
SPARKLE: Its sparkle, you either love or hate it, really got the crowd into
it nice short sweet then the meat of the first set begins:
SLOTH: First sloth for me Really nice love the song but pretty standard,
but completely rockin
DIVIDED SKY: I am in heaven....great divided sky complete with glow war in
the pause, during the pause the crowd goes completely wild and the
glowsticks begin to shower down onto the floor. While glowstick are cool to
look at why do people throw them up anto the stage??? Anyway this was a
great divided sky danced the old arse off
ROGGAE: Time to sit back and enjoy this breather, really nice but a pretty
PYTE: Back to the boogie, the crowd was really eating up the enegry and
they had a lot to feed on a nice PYTE thought it was the set closer but on
SAMPLE: Nice, eventhough this isnt a really a closer or a rager the crowd
seemed really into it and I thought it was great, but yet another standard
version, but whos complaining??????
Set break was standard 40 min, no harassing by security that I saw, but back
to the music:
CITIES: NICE, mike laying down the thick lines and they went into a nice
spacey jam that was pretty long. Great work by CK5 really nice lights, the
jam begins to wind down and out emerges
FREE: Nice free, the crowd is still in full force along with some nice trey
work then out comes a rocker
CARINI: I love this song, great rockin tune, more great CK5 stuff here
LAWN BOY: The highlight of my night, page was like old blue eyes himself.
Playing to the crowd it was great, walking out in front of his piano and
doing some great work.
HYHY>LOVE YOU>HYHU: Nothing much to say here, fish beeing a dork and the
crowd eating it up, complete with multiple trips around the stage for
COOL IT DOWN: Eventhough I like this song it didnt do much for me with the
placement, even though its been 2 yrs since they played it I really thought
the placement was horrible, the end comes with fishes hit hat and then
BOWIE!!!!!!: Great bowie, nothing spectacular but a great bowie. Really
rockin, some really nice work at the end by the band.
FIRE: Well I was hoping for something with a little more subastance, and
not the 5 min fire, but it was a good show, weak encore but the high enegry
This was a pretty good show, nothing to scream about but the band played
really well and the crowd was great, the venue sounds bad but i can't think
of a better way to spend a sunday than at a phish show!!
Peace and love
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:06:23 EDT
Subject: Target Center Review
Had a great time...this was my 4th show. This was the 99th show for my
friend Matt...he called the opening 4 tunes as we were walking into the show.
I think maybe he is spiritually connected to Trey somehow.
Many highlights, but the "Tube" was amazing. First time seeing Henrietta on
the vac...highly overrated. "Fire" was also a throw away.
Another great highlight was the beautifu girl running naked through the
corridor of the arena during Divided Sky...she truly was beautiful!!!
Wish I were on Tour...
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 11:13:17 -0500
From: guyincogneato firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 9/24/00 Target Center
I was at the Deer Creek shows earlier this year & if I had to pick a
favorite Phish show it would have been 7/11/00, BUT that was before last
DAMN !! I don't even know where to begin. They were phantastic.
I had some friends with me that had never seen Phish before. Man, whatta
first show. I may be somewhat biased, as Minneapolis is my home, so I had a
complete worry free show, but DAMN !!
It was evident to me that the boys were having a ton of fun, & as you know,
if they have fun, so do we! Punch U into Sample ! Free ! Lawnboy ! First time
I've seen them just freeze onstage when the lightsticks are being tossed
about ! Henrietta on the vac ! Fire was incredible!
I am still pretty much speechless. Last night was simply amazing & I had a
fuckin' blast !!!
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