Weekend Nuggets: March Madness


The Madness of March

In honor of the NCAA tournament, this edition of Weekend Nuggets features all facets from the month of March. These two shows provide a snapshot of Phish 365 days apart, on 3.12.92 and 3.12.93. You can hear the development of the band over the year as they prepared to shred apart America during an extensive Summer ’93 tour. Enjoy these as a soundtrack to some of this weekend’s second round games!


3.12.92 The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT < Torrent

3.12.92 The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT < Megaupload

I. Runaway Jim, Foam, Sparkle, Stash, I Didn’t Know, Reba, Buried Alive, Rift, Magilla, Llama, You Enjoy Myself

II: Golgi Apparatus, Tweezer, Eliza, It’s Ice, Bouncing Around the Room, The Squirming Coil, Uncle Pen, David Bowie*, Cold as Ice > Cracklin’ RosieCold as Ice, My Sweet One, Cavern

E: Sweet Adeline, Weigh, Tweezer Reprise

*Intro included Squirming Coil, It’s Ice, Eliza, Tweezer, Golgi, and YEM teases

Source: AKG 414


3.12.93 Dobson Arena, Vail, CO SBD < Torrent

3.12.93 Dobson Arena, Vail, CO SBD < Megaupload

Vail, Colorado

I: Buried Alive, Poor Heart, Cavern, Possum, Guelah Papyrus, Rift, Stash, Fluffhead, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, David Bowie

II: AC/DC Bag, My Friend, My Friend, Axilla, Sparkle, You Enjoy Myself, Mound, Big Ball Jam, Chalk Dust Torture, Hold Your Head Up > Lengthwise > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

E: Sweet Adeline, Carolina, Rocky Top

Source: SBD


Jam of the Weekend: This Weekend in Phish History

Run Like an Antelope” 3.20.92 I


Split Open and Melt” 3.21.93 I


Tweezer” 3.21.93 II




“Sanity > Wilson” 3.8.09 I

“Tube” 3.8.09 I (In retrospect, one of the the year’s top versions.)


492 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: March Madness”

  1. cal Says:

    Re: momentum killers…There’s nothing like that perfect, free-flowing, naturalistic set with no hiccups, but those are pretty rare, ain’a? The best thing about Phish (er, one of the best things) is that the hiccups are generally at least fun or interesting. I’ll take my huge peaks with the jolts over any other band’s flowing segue-fest any day.

    Plus, I’m still chasing the elusive “Meatstick”, which for some reason I just love, dunno why.

    Maybe that’s one aspect of performance that the Dead prized a bit more, the uninterrupted momentum. Just musing; I’m still not very well-versed in Dead lore at all.

  2. KWL Says:

    march madness

  3. cal Says:

    jdub–Last discussion I caught on the kids-at-shows topic resulted in a split decision, it seemed. I do recall Mr. C offered a good, succinct checklist of what to keep in mind if you do bring the little one. It would undoubtedly require somewhat of a sacrificing of your focus on the show, but I can imagine how potentially rewarding it could be; 3 1/2 is first-few-lasting-memories territory. I recall days at Daytona Beach and playing with stuffed animals…no mind-blowing concerts.

    I think you should go with the brownies–in a much lower amount than you’d give yourself, of course–assuming she’s averse to trying a toke or two first. I know it seems kinda bizarre to most of us, but some people do have really negative reactions to tha bane, and it’s harder to gauge with baked goods. But while I wouldn’t recommend other first-time experiences at a show, I kinda think a Phish show would be the perfect first baning.

    BTW, I wouldn’t say alcohol is the wrong mindset at a show, necessarily; it surely amplifies the idiocy of assholes, but in moderation it can contribute to a glorious night.

  4. halcyon Says:

    Feliz cumpleanos miner!

    Afternoon everybody….my final night shift before a quick trip to San Diego next week. Have an evening filled with music to make this shift go by…Some 77 dead, 93 phish, manu chao, pavement, and some putumayo compilations have me in a sangria drinking mood

    @ Halden…Go to the show!

  5. halcyon Says:

    @ Mitch….

    Found that link you posted last week including and wow! What an insane amount of music available there.

  6. ChefBradford Says:

    Hmm. I forgot how much I like Golgi Apparatus. The song, not the microscopic thingamajigs

  7. Foul_Domain Says:

    Re: Kids at shows…

    I dont have anythng against it from a moral perspective. But, if it were me, I would think that having a young child around might distract me from getting the full Phish experience. It might be hard to let go when youre babysitting.

    Also, I do recall an awkward moment in the lot at Star Lake last year. My bro and I were enjoying a nice fat one when a car parked right beside us and out pops a dad and his toddler. I felt like we should move away, but c’mon…were at a Phish show in the lot. We extinguished the beast anyway and took a walk.

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    re: bringing the kiddo

    not sure what to advise on that due to difference in east coast vs west coast venues

    we did the Gorge and it went fine but we were on the terraces which are very easy to control in terms of rampaging wook access and due to the elevation is good for keeping the secondary smoke issues to an absolute minimum

    also of course the Gorge crowd is simply not as berserko as an east coast crowd would be

    I have heard from friends who have done the back of the lawn thing at east coast venues and had a good kid experience but then you’re at the back of the lawn…

    bottom line it worked for us but I’m not sure how equivalent the experience would be, considering the differences in the venue…

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    I would think that having a young child around might distract me from getting the full Phish experience. It might be hard to let go when youre babysitting.

    Totally. It’s a 100% different experience. Not immersive at all. You can’t do that. “Hypervigilance” is the key word here. I still had a fantastic time, but it is NOT a typical throw-yourself-into-it show thing.

    But most parents are used to htat sort of compromise, and if your kid has a great time, it’s a whole different level of enjoyment.

    I felt like we should move away, but c’mon…were at a Phish show in the lot.

    IMO that’s on the dad, not you. Phish shows are what they are. You have to make your kid’s experience fit into that without being a bummer for your neighbors.

    If you’re crashing into their space and blowing smoke all around, not cool. If you’re just doing your thing, then it’s the parents’ job to maintain chillness, by moving along or making a distraction or whatever.

    Phish is a big people thing. If you bring your kids, you have to make it work in that context, not expect the context to change. That’s how it worked at Dead shows (which were very multi-generational by the time I was going) and now that Phish fans are gettin’ older that’s how it needs to be again.

    My $0.02

  10. Foul_Domain Says:

    Well said Mr.C.

  11. albert walker Says:

    kids can be good covers for working

    they can hold the chunk when you are serving custies

  12. pagesidehighschool Says:

    they say it’s your birthday
    well happy birthday to you!

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    bottom line – I’d do it again, at a nice outdoor venue, but not for my only show(s) of a tour, because you don’t really get to do you thing. If you’re doing 4 and taking the fam to 1, then depending on the kid, it’s a cool thing to try.

    you also have to be prepared for the possibility you’ll just have to bail and miss a bunch of the show. Esp. if the wife is experimenting too.

  14. pagesidehighschool Says:

    aw- that is the most horrifically awesome thing you’ve ever siad
    hide the hubbas in their bottles right?

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    the old Tim Leary trick @aw, hide it in the daughters undies..oh wait it didn’t work for him did it

    we farmed the boy out to work as a nitrous scout…the midget wookette was off that night…he made bank, but he did have to bust a cap in this one guy’s ass…it’s cool though, not like it’s the first time he shot a guy

  16. pagesidehighschool Says:

    all joking aside, i hope the boys are still going strong in five years. i won’t bring my sons to see them untill they can walk, get down, and stay up the whole show. i don’t want them to miss a Carini>Sleeping Monkey>Tweeprise

  17. albert walker Says:

    I knew some lot kids that by the age of 6 were raw as hell

    dreaded out with a pet pit twice there weight

    watch out for those one’s once they hit their teens

    my bro in 2000 was pickin up a chunk of caps
    he told his guy he was bringin it to creek

    his 6 year old looked up and said
    Creeks a bust

    needless to say
    I think you know what happened

  18. albert walker Says:

    Some of my kind ass friends (opposites of me)

    have had some altercations at shows when crazed Phishies have gotten rudely in his space

    he just got sick of having to protect his family’s turf like they were settlers in the wild west or something.

    like C said
    varies venue and coast to coast
    show to show even

  19. sumodie Says:

    what’s the best way to secure camden pavs and not get jacked on the price — wait till the day of?

    Only extras I saw at last year’s Camden were held by scalpers. Def not a ticket-on-the-ground show. But with a double header this year, who knows…



    Even at my puffing peak it was never the best idea for me to eat herb. Gives me a very spacey disconnected feeling, much worse/more intense than thru puffing, and not what I like for a live music experience. Almost passed out from a goo ball at a Deer Creek show. Thus, IMO, I wouldn’t start a newbie on oral herb. Especially at a large concert.

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    Madison is depressed.

    Gary’s coming over later.

    AW: started listening to Vinyl from your shared files. Love it.

    Also, never listened to Culture or Max Romeo. really like that. haven’t ever gotten deep into reggae. looks like I better start.

  21. sumodie Says:

    Why starve left coast phans?

    To increase attendance at Indio.

    That’s my guess.

  22. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    I am very depressed too Silly.

    There goes my plan of betting Wisco to the championship and buying all blackboarders Telluride tix…

  23. Foul_Domain Says:

    Lottery tix:

    I have never got tix thru the lottery. Are the seats generally above par, or is it random? Could I end up with lawns? Im a strictly pavillion guy. Would I be better to avoid the lottery altogether?

  24. sumodie Says:

    Once saw a bumper sticker in Alaska that read: “Friends don’t let friends eat farm raised salmon”.

    Lossless audio needs a similar slogan:

    “Friends don’t let friends listen to MP3s”

    Of course, I’ve just begun to believe this myself. But at least my conversion has begun.

  25. SillyWilly Says:

    @Dr. Pro,

    i was excited for a friday game against UK (friday being the first day of spring break)

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