New Years Run Together

12.31.02 (J.E.Remy)

Happy Holidays to all! As we approach Phish’s first New Year’s Run in six years, I have compiled some choice selections from New Year’s Runs past to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Totaling over five hours of music, these tunes should take you through Christmas and on down to Miami! Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday.

(Stay tuned for part III of the Miami ’03 retrospective after Christmas)


New Years Run Together < Torrent

New Years Run Together < Megaupload

1-3. “2001 > Auld Lang Syne > Disease” 12.31.96 III

4,5. “Ghost > Ha Ha Ha” 12.31.98 I

6. “Reba” 12.31.93 I

7,8. “Split > Catapult” 12.31.99 I

9,10. “Tweezer > Cities” 12.31.98 II

11,12. “Mike’s > Piper” 12.31.97 II

13-15. ” Bathtub Gin > The Real Me > Bathtub Gin” 12.29.95 II

16. “You Enjoy Myself” 12.29.98 II

17. “Tube” 12.29.97 II

18. “Harry Hood” 12.30.95 II

19-22. “Carini > Katy > Sally > Frankenstein” 12.30.97 E

23,24. “Twist > Caspian” 12.31.99 II

25,26. “Drowned > After Midnight Reprise” 12.31.99 II

27. “Roses Are Free” 12.31.99 II


Jam of the Holidays:

Sand > Quadrophonic Toppling” 12.31.99 II


The depths of  Big Cypress – soundboard style.


"Soon Enough..." - 12.31.03 (Unknown)

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511 Responses to “New Years Run Together”

  1. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah @aw…one big thing is that PDX is very poorly connected airline wise…we’re not hooked to all of the big hubs…so a city with direct flights from PDX is going to be a little hard to find, but Chitown is on that list…ATL…NYC…Denver and of course the west coast options…

    hey when do you leave for Florida?

  2. butter Says:

    not pissy at all, family 1st

  3. butter Says:

    i got a 6:40 am out of SFO monday morn

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    also with the ticket demand the way it is, I have total confidence I could just grab a plane ticket and worry about show tix later…that makes it much much easier to just wing it.

  5. albert walker Says:

    not til Monday morning

    are dog is a pain in the ass and has epilepsy so we can’t really leave him boarded anywhere

    my girl’s dad will watch him for 4 days but the 85 lb pit is more than he really needs to deal with

    now that the snow has hit I’ve been wondering all day why we did not leave this morning as soon as the holiday nonsense was done

    plus we’d have to bring a bunch more green
    kind of hard as it is

    anyway looking forward
    got nothing to do but pack all day tomorrow

  6. albert walker Says:

    it would be great if they went smaller for a run here in Chicago
    like the Chicago Theater but the UIC pavillion always worked well as the smaller Hampton style basketball arena

    can’t hold out too long
    lot of fans around here
    they all had to drive out to cinci for their closest fall show

  7. butter Says:

    yea the lack of tix crunch is really awesome

    friends got 20 dollar weds, thurs MSG

    Friday was a different story

    all the cocky kids that paid 10 bucks all fall tour
    and were braggin about their super cheap finds
    were panicking hard on Friday
    hundreds lookin, very few holdn

    Friday night MSG being one of the exception

    i think ticket sales are still high enough
    for us not to worry about not enough demand

    some have suggested this ticket situation will
    lead to less shows, but i beg to differ with this take

    As Miner wrote earlier this month they seem to be clearly playing

    for the love of the game.

  8. butter Says:

    yea AW, when i say small, i mean Hampton, UIC small

    not Chicago Theatre as awesome as it would be

    the Fox in St. Louis this summer was just to much of an insane
    ticket crunch for the health of Phish tour to prosper

  9. BrandonKayda Says:

    Does anybody see another Albany II – “big jams” show happening in Miami?

  10. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah I think no way less shows per tour, not for that reason anyway

    they’re doing it like they want to do it…if anything they’ll just adjust venues

    I wouldn’t wait to score tickets the day of, though, not when travelling…I just feel like it won’t be an issue to pick them up, whether off this board or otherwise

  11. albert walker Says:

    Brandon Kayda

    I would believe Miami will have a more open energy in general much like teh 4 night run at RR

    they tend to play more relaxed and enjoy themselves when they are grounded in one place for a nice extended run

    I do think there will be one 2nd set of that wide open style of Albany and not just cuz I got some skin in the game by attending the shows

    I really hear a confidence that is just starting to shine through by the end of that east coast fall

    I think they are just finding themselves and are looking forward to blowing some minds out in Miami

    Phish tend to be unpredictable so maybe this 4 night run will shock us all in that old school Phish style

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    Brandon, you bet is as good as ours: the over/under on # of sets with sustained open jamming over the 8 holiday sets is a tricky 2.5 – based on Fall patterns you’d think the under is an easy call, but I like the more hopeful over, based on a sneaky feeling and Phish’s history of shaking up expectations right when they settle in…

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    Probably not first night though

    Hm and prob not actual NYE either

    maybe take the under,then

  14. albert walker Says:

    play it tight, play it well
    and just bring it

    with the amount of material we’ve seen this fall there is the potential for some very creative setlists if they put forth the effort

    no crosseyed, Miami Sand
    return of TSIHTOS
    huge fatty Waves

    endless possibilities

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    I remember the big 18min Stash set I 7/30 RR that surprised a lot of people. I think they will do something like that. Maybe a nice, lengthy Miami Gin

    They are playing with so much energy and joy right now it seems like anything is possible. Honestly Red Rocks was probably the best 4-night run all year IMO.

    Look at the highlights:
    7.30 Stash/Ghost->Wolfman’s
    7/31 Drowned->Crosseyed/Tweezer->Backwards->Fluffhead->Piper->ADITL
    8.1 Curtain With, Mound, Rock and Roll->Disease
    8.2 BOOGIE ON (17min monster “Oye Como Va” jam)/YEM/Waves->Seven Below->2001

    I think Miami will be the accumilation of everything in 2009, and then some. I know that is cliche, but they just seem so happy to be playing that they will most definitely end the year with a bang

  16. albert walker Says:

    the first Phish what the fuck set of 2009

    in the style of the Bomb Factory or Roxy 2/20/93 with mad segues and tons of teases in odd keys

    sounds like too much to ask for
    but just when you think you know what they are going to bring
    they tend to shock all of us

  17. BrandonKayda Says:

    I figured we got that in Hartford but I see what you’re saying AW

  18. albert walker Says:

    yeah, kind of not quite there
    I think the east coast playing kind of fall flat

    for me there is a fall off after RR and the Gorge

    although people love that Hartford show not some of the best playing

    I think the playing has come so far since then they can now give a surprise setlist the proper treatment

    I mean that psycho killer hurt it was so bad

  19. yematt Says:

    how much are the monday and tuesday shows will go for in lot? I’m thinking 20-30 $ish … those are the tix I don’t have, not too worried about not getting in but just wondering what to expect.

  20. albert walker Says:

    I’m thinking the first 3 should be free to $10
    there were free tix on the ground all over in 2003
    fall tour has been pretty free to cheap also

    a lot of locals and everyone from lot will want to get in on the 31st
    I’d say 31st will be $40-$60

    so hard to tell though

    I’m trying to get rid of tix at $30 right now in Chicago

  21. butter Says:

    psycho killer might night stand up on tape

    but it was really fun LIVE and that set was super Phishy

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    Summer 2010 is going to be nuts.

    Hartford was a good show, not the best, but it was definitely a deviation from what we were expecting.

    Miami will be stellar though, that’s all I know. Sure, maybe not as many open jams a-la 03 Miami run but I honestly prefer 2009 to the 2.0 era anyways. Way too much darkness in that era. NYE 2009 is sure to be a winner, I think Light will get a wide-open jam 12-29/12-30. Ever since even Fenway I have felt good about that tune, very Piper-like. You think Backwards will get another jam a-la Chicago/SPAC? I hope so

    I get chills watching the MSG First Tube, Trey is going ape-shit and jumping all around the whole time

  23. yematt Says:

    just got the 10/31/96 show finally! been waiting for those itunes gift cards to roll in so I could pick up some livephish. this ‘remain in light’ set is soo fucking good! i knew it would be good, but damn, really good vocal harmonies, percussive grooves, just very tight. blown away

  24. butter Says:

    The fist 2 should be like AW says, free<10$, no 30$ about it

    20 if you want to be cool and hook the seller up

  25. yematt Says:

    free is always nice haha but i’d feel a need to compensate in some way

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