Some experiences are better left untouched – for a while…


I: Golgi Apparatus, Maze, Driver, The Connection, Wolfman’s Brother, Ocelot, Reba, Access Me, The Divided Sky, Cavern

II: Kill Devil Falls, Tweezer > Prince Caspian, Gotta Jibboo > Wilson > Gotta Jibboo > Heavy Things,  2001 > Slave to the Traffic Light

E: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

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2,843 Responses to “12.29.09”

  1. albert walker Says:

    I think the whole 12/30 set I had several run throughs

    funny from someone that has argued they never practice anymore

    just spun it in the ride on the way to dinner and every song is just nailed

    the jim is just slayed 92 style. hot, tight, and tons of energy
    corina perfect vocals and jam

    whats the use played flawlessly

    what a night!

  2. albert walker Says:

    hearing the SBD’s i’m having trouble finding negative points

    all my issues from earlier tours were corrected

    Trey knew it too
    you can hear it in those guitar lines
    he knew that him and the boys were on top again


    listen to the tela compared to the other bust outs forbin and mockingbird
    those were not bad but tela was slayed

    probably one of the best versions of that song I have ever heard live

  3. butter Says:

    “They know their crowd, they know the room, they know the vibe. This awareness is one of the coolest things about 09 phish to me.”

    right on @cowfunk

  4. butter Says:

    fuck yea, Tela

    queen of wilson’s foul domain

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Re-listening to 12/29 set II again. Please don’t sleep on that Jibboo sandwich! The Tweezer garners much attention, and rightfully so. But man, that Jibboo is rip-roaring good

  6. albert walker Says:

    not me man
    that shit was smokin

    already spun that jibboo about 10 times at the hotel before I left

    some very inspired stuff by Trey and Page in that one
    great energy

  7. butter Says:

    He’s yelling at the parking lot
    Throwing beer cans down the stairs

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    @aw- yeah, that wasn’t directed at anyone in particular.

  9. butter Says:

    saw some nice mounds on south beach today

    gotta love the euro style sunbathing

    there is a europe perk AW 🙂

  10. albert walker Says:

    not taken that way at all man

    just saying there was some good buzz down in Miami about that one

    def one of the highlights of the year

  11. albert walker Says:

    next time might have to do the south beach thing
    just for that reason

    maybe get a place in and out of the city

    got to love the bikini states

  12. butter Says:

    a bar tender at my hotel in south beach went to nye show

    23 year old blond

    left before balloon drop

    said it was too weird and didn’t want to hit some joint laced with ?

    said someone unfolded a piece of paper and offered her something

    named with letters and numbers

    told her she would have had a blast with us

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Trey even slays the Heavy Things, man. 12/29 Set II might be the best set of the run, from top to bottom. 12/30 set II is great as well, but i’ll give the edge to the 29th. Am i crazy for thinking this?

  14. BrandonKayda Says:

    That Heavy Things is blazing.

    I finally “got” that song after the Indio version.


  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    I’d put em’ at a tie for best sets of the run (12-29 II vs 12-30 II)

  16. c0wfunk Says:

    when wilson got jibbooed the entire room gasped. Some seriously on point shite there. Seemed off the cuff but who knows maybe it was planned. Never dreamed the wilson outro could become jibboo that easily

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    no ties bk!

  18. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @cowfunk, i knew they were going into wilson a little before they did – u can hear mike playing the E a little before

  19. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    oh haha read that wrong, nevermind, had no idea they were going back to jiboo

  20. BrandonKayda Says:

    You’re right Palmer, this is serious.

    I’d have to edge 12-30 over just because of the Boogie-Lope and the HYHU madness that came after the Sand, Curtain With, LIFEBOY, GBOTT sequence.

    12-30 II just completely rips from start to finish. The Train just pushes it right over the top

  21. c0wfunk Says:

    yeah wilson coming in was a little more obvious and slightly off. Coming back out of wilson I wouldn’t believe anyone who said they knew it was coming.

    ranks up there with any segue I can think of

  22. c0wfunk Says:

    the first set of 12/30 somehow pushes the second set over 12/29 .. much different nights for sure and hard to compare. The week for me is one big experience and none is possible without the rest. Glad I was down front for 12/29, had some serious page vibe going down there with the dance party for wolfmans tweezer and 2001

  23. c0wfunk Says:

    also tweezer is great but gbott was a game changer

  24. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    i looooved that soul shakedown opener, really set the mood for the night

  25. Exree Hipp Says:

    I am fairly amazed that TTE wasn’t played. Figured that one for an ’09 anthem from Trey’s point of view, like Joy.

    Also amazed that SOAM didn’t make an appearance after having been such a fixture this year.

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