Phish Friday | Big Cypress Archives

Sorry again for yesterday’s non-posting of the usual Phish Friday. We’ve got some ideas in house to get some queued up and start getting submissions taken — might I suggest some YouSendIt links — for future use and/or jammage.

On today’s version of Phish Friday, I thought it’d be fitting to dip into some of the archives we’ve already laid down on the blog. Specifically, back a year ago or so…I ended up podcasting all 15 discs of Phish’s New Year’s Eve 2000 Millennium Celebration down on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in southern Florida.

Unfortunately, I was not in attendence for this. Not that I’m complaining. I was on Waikiki Beach celebrating the turn of the millennium and having the fun of my life there, really just the same as most of the 85,000 or so that were in attendence for Phish’s Big Cypress concert. I remember reading the setlist when I got home, though. And I remember my jaw dropping hard…

Here are the podcasts I did along with what I probably remember most about each disc. These got some serious play after some nice soul B&P’d for this for me. What a community.

  • Phish, December 30, 1999 (3 sets)
  • Big Cypress #01 [mp3] — “Light Up or Leave Me Alone” (with a great, great jam at the end of that)
  • Big Cypress #02 [mp3] — “Character Zero” (it was good they got this out of the way early)
  • Big Cypress #03 [mp3] — “Tweezer” (I seem to remember this having a nice flow to it)
  • Big Cypress #04 [mp3] — “Run Like An Antelope” (definitely a good version)
  • Big Cypress #05 [mp3] — “When the Circus Comes” (I always love this one)
  • Phish, December 31, 1999 (2 sets, midnight-sunrise)
  • Big Cypress #06 [mp3] — “Roggae” (I always loved this song)
  • Big Cypress #07 [mp3] — “After Midnight” (wins award for most relevant cover ever)
  • Big Cypress #08 [mp3] — “Down with Disease” (with insane fireworks jam)
  • Big Cypress #09 [mp3] — “Trey’s Message of Peace” (with the 30-minute “Rock & Roll” a close second)
  • Big Cypress #10 [mp3] — “You Enjoy Myself” (I’m hungry for cheesecake all of a sudden)
  • Big Cypress #11 [mp3] — “Quadrophonic Topplings” (whatever the hell that means)
  • Big Cypress #12 [mp3] — “David Bowie” (always a solid pick here)
  • Big Cypress #13 [mp3] — “Drowned > After Midnight reprise” (yep, it’s awesome)
  • Big Cypress #14 [mp3] — “Lawn Boy” (Page at his finest)
  • Big Cypress #15 [mp3] — “2001” (surprising that it came this late)

Try to gobble these up and download them while you can. And definitely leave some comments if you went and you remember how sweet it was. It’s always good to have some context while re-listening to these.

  • Phan4Life

    Just thought you should know that Water in the Sky comes before Light Up or Leave Me Alone… Anyway, thanks for the gems, every fan needs to listen to BIg Cypress…The ultimate music experience…

  • andy thomas

    everytime i hear water in the sky i get goosebumps.thank you so much had this show and it was stolen.best show ever!!!!

  • andy thomas

    everytime i hear water in the sky i get goosebumps.thank you so much had this show and it was stolen.best show ever!!!!

  • andy thomas

    everytime i hear water in the sky i get goosebumps.thank you so much had this show and it was stolen.best show ever!!!!

  • andy thomas

    everytime i hear water in the sky i get goosebumps.thank you so much had this show and it was stolen.best show ever!!!!

  • Dirty Wookie

    Yo…great job posting and podcasting these shows…I was there, I think. Spent 14 hours looking at Alligators on the side of the highway, and then 4 days without sleep dancing the the biggest drum circle I’ve ever seen in the middle of the woods, and for some reason, all everyone talked about all weekend was cheesecake (listen to the YEM vocal). One of the greatest times of my life. Small problem though, I used to have copies of Shapiro’s FM Archives Show he broadcasted the weekend of Big Cypress. Nobody anywhere has a copy of this broadcast. First Reba ever from 89, an awesome Destiny Unbound, and the funniest soundcheck ever from 9/22/99 Las Cruces, NM (Read up on “THe Aggie Song”, where TRey calls Fishman a jew, absolutely hilarious. I would let Fee slice my nipple to get my hands on these broadcasts, so if anyone comes across BIG Cypress FM Archives Show, holla.

  • Dirty Wookie

    Yo…great job posting and podcasting these shows…I was there, I think. Spent 14 hours looking at Alligators on the side of the highway, and then 4 days without sleep dancing the the biggest drum circle I’ve ever seen in the middle of the woods, and for some reason, all everyone talked about all weekend was cheesecake (listen to the YEM vocal). One of the greatest times of my life. Small problem though, I used to have copies of Shapiro’s FM Archives Show he broadcasted the weekend of Big Cypress. Nobody anywhere has a copy of this broadcast. First Reba ever from 89, an awesome Destiny Unbound, and the funniest soundcheck ever from 9/22/99 Las Cruces, NM (Read up on “THe Aggie Song”, where TRey calls Fishman a jew, absolutely hilarious. I would let Fee slice my nipple to get my hands on these broadcasts, so if anyone comes across BIG Cypress FM Archives Show, holla.

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  • Flávio Carrara

    I’ve never been to a Phish concert, although I’m a huge Phish fan. This show was crucial, a friend of mine had put it on 6 CDs for me, long time ago. And… it was stolen! So very nice to have it here, starting donwload in a sec. Thank’s a lot!

  • Flávio Carrara

    I’ve never been to a Phish concert, although I’m a huge Phish fan. This show was crucial, a friend of mine had put it on 6 CDs for me, long time ago. And… it was stolen! So very nice to have it here, starting donwload in a sec. Thank’s a lot!

  • Gary

    If anyone has these in higher quality in their complete form please let me know. Thanks.

  • Gary

    If anyone has these in higher quality in their complete form please let me know. Thanks.

  • EJ

    This is so funny, Justin, because if you look at my comment from the Dave post, you'll see I got hooked on this site because of your hosting of Cypress. Kinda ironic…thanks again.

  • Harrythehoodest

    Who has the full download?????i want this on my iPod any ideas??