“Twist > 2001 > Moma”

3.7.09 (S.Wiltse)

3.7.09 (S.Wiltse)

One of the tightest musical segments of Hampton, and certainly one of the most exciting, was the “Twist > 2001 > Moma” late on night three.  Combining three of the last remaining songs in their eighty tune
repertoire for the weekend, Phish put together the run’s biggest musical climax.  In a show that featured the most precise and highest-energy playing from the band, these jams fit right in.  This crowd pleasing knockout punch featured some of the biggest outright dance grooves of a weekend that focused more on composition and abstract jamming.

3.8.09 (J. DiGiuseppe)

3.8.09 (J.DiGiuseppe)

Trey growled out of the composed section of “Twist,” speaking through his raunchiest, uncompressed tone, and Mike shot laser beam bass lines, similar to several ambient ’03 “Twists.”   Their interplay to start the jam stood out; Mike taking the lead melody as Trey spat distorted, yet expressive, licks with his guitar.  Page chimed in with some electro-sounds, adding a completely new sonic element to the puzzle.  This music represented some supremely different electro-Phish, as all three non-drummers used unique and over the top tones.  The band morphed into a dark psychedelic milieu before the music slowed down quite a bit.  Turning blissfully ambient, Phish used their “amoeba-like jamming” to create surreal textures.  But minutes into this deepening musical path, the band subtly- on the drop of a dime- slipped out of the sonic stew into the beginning of “2001!”  Trey led the way with a beautiful descending melody, carrying everyone into outer space as Mike revved up the bass-heavy groove.

In one of the slyest transitions of the weekend, Phish transformed

3.7.08 (S.Wiltse)

3.7.08 (S.Wiltse)

Hampton Coliseum into “The Mothership,” and the venue careened through the corridors of outer space.  With slammin’ funk grooves, the band initiated a short, but oh-so-sweet, dance session that brought the highest energy of the night.  An old-school version, this “2001” was simple, chunky, and ripping.  Like candy for the mind, the rhythmic patterns dusted off a part of our soul that had lay dormant for five years.  As the band quickly reached the second peak of the song, what would they launch into?  What did they have left?

3.8.09 (J. DiGiuseppe)

3.8.09 (J.DiGiuseppe)

As Phish sustained the climax of the song for seconds after the last note, they collectively made the hugest drop of the weekend into the tar-thick funk of “Moma Dance.”  It was virtually a joke how well this setlist was written, forcing everyone to dig deep into their reserves of energy- but no one had any trouble finding them.  A song with a bit of Hampton history, this performance gave a raucous nod to 1997’s epic “Tweezer > Black-Eyed Katy.”  Page absolutely tore up the clav all over this song, much like every other song over the weekend with one keyboard or another. With the smoothest lounge-funk, Phish completed what was the tightest and most energetic excursion of the run.

Phish saved some of their most spectacular playing for late in their three-day magic show.  Leaving the audience with the best music of the run throughout the last set, the band left people jonesing for more.  Blowing up one of the standout musical stanzas of all three shows right near the end, Phish left many a fan with the question, “Is it June yet?”



3.7.09 Hampton Coliseum < LINK

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I: Get Back On The Train, Runaway Jim, Brian and Robert, Split Open and Melt, Heavy Things, Punch You in the Eye, Gumbo, Reba > Mexican Cousin, It’s Ice, Halley’s Comet, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Guelah Papyrus, Lawn Boy, Run Like An Antelope

II: Rock and Roll > Limb By Limb, Ghost > Piper > Birds of a Feather, Wolfman’s Brother, Prince Caspian, Mike’s Song > I am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Character Zero
E: A Day in the Life

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144 Responses to ““Twist > 2001 > Moma””

  1. Davey Says:

    Hands down favorite of all three shows. Love the 2001 jam. My tax return will be paying for Phish shows.

  2. Davey Says:

    My guess is Monday they’ll be announcing them. Mark it.

  3. tba Says:

    Soam, He knows Garcia as well as Bush knows common sense. Hey Soam, I might be a tweaker, but I called the Fluffhead opener yo, isn’t that the lot lingo? Guess 4 years of UVM taught me writing (albeit long winded on Peruvian marching powder) and Phish openers :<)

    SOAM…all in fun…I’m an idiot-happy :<)

    Seriously, what do they call this shit now tweetering. Fuck an A, B C etc. And I’m doing it, how much of a loo am I.

    None of it is worth flame wars. I don’t know SOAM, for the record it was a joke, and I mean no harm by it.

    Seriously though Miner, love the write up, felt like I was reading about The 86′ Celts.

    PS SOAM I’m relaxed..tweak…errtt. bffftt…yah yah I’m relaxed…

  4. tba Says:

    PPS No Carini all three nights? Sacrilege

  5. tba Says:

    shoreline aug 4, Gorge 7,8 and 4 nights Red Rocks before Shoreline. let’s hope to God they add a 2nd Shoreline.

  6. VTBowie89 Says:

    Thank You Mr. Miner. Oh, and your interview in “The Phish Wrap” section of our local Daily Press here in Hampton was right on the money….I was able to hand out about 50 Fri editions betw Fri and Sat afternoon to random fans in the Wal-Mart parking lot and at Gosnold State Park, because that was an amazing thing for our local paper to do, with POSITIVE front page mothership coverage for about 3 days. It needed to be shared! Then the local police let their egos have their way, and the journalists here reduced their credibility to ZERO….It was bad enough news about “all the arrests, and 1.2 MILLION in seized “product”, then I heard even the neighboring cities finest had to get into the act, less all the Hampton PD get all the credit.

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ yeah, man. Was psyched to do the interview. couldn’t believe I was quoted so much in the lead article! Good stuff- thanks!

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    soon = sunday night/mon am

  9. Wilson Says:

    awww yeah.

  10. Andrew Says:

    At the 5:31 mark of Twist, Page hits his cue to start talking, conveys what turn to take, and off they go…what a language they speak. The drop into 2001 has quickly become one of my favorite all-time transitions. Well said and thanks for all the updates over the weekend.

  11. Henry Holland Says:

    Thank you Mr. Miner, my boss is bugging me about my vacation days and I keep telling him “When Phish announces their West Coast dates, I’ll let you know”. He can’t quite get why I’d follow a band around and not go to Hawaii for a week and lay on beaches.

    Also, nice choices in the Daily Press article, 2003 & 04 are conspicuous by their absence…..

  12. Mrs. Miner Says:


  13. elihu Says:

    Possibly best Twist ever. What are the lyrics to Twist about? I have this idea the song is speaking to God (as if) – moving the letters of his/her name around in meditative ritual of ancient Hebrew tradition. God’s absence most of the day causes things to get all fucked up… it’s all God’s fault.

  14. full tour! Says:

    if you were here more of the day
    it wouldn’t twist a round that weigh


  15. full tour! Says:

    i love how the songs mean different things to each person ….

    i always thought twist was about the 2 differnt perspectives of interpreting the music. one from the audience’s perspective, and one from the band and crews perspective. since the band IS there for most of the day, it dosen’t affect them the same way as it does the crowd. i always change the word ‘way’, to ‘weigh’…..which could represent any number of different mind expansion tools.

    that could tie into the song ‘weigh’…..
    or squirming coil…. ‘it gotta weigh!’….’it gotta weigh!’….

  16. Elihu Says:

    Take the high weigh thru the great divide!

  17. full tour! Says:

    ^exactly! 🙂

  18. wizzle1986 Says:

    no fishman scream/buildup in suzy..bring it back damnit

  19. lanser Says:

    maybe wednesday. maybe a month.

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