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. SillyWilly Says:

    woops. forget the first yesterday

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    I was listening to the 7-22-97 show miner posted a few days ago and the DWD segue into Mike’s was life changing.

    I almost dropped my scrambled eggs into the sink.

    the crowd knew it, too.

  3. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:


    YES. That Disease->Mike’s blew my skull. And the Mike’s jam after that – Holy smokes

    The second jam in the MPP 46 Days is a beauty – Where did that come from?

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    Hey, BK!

    yeah…It’s one of those segues that you show to someone to make them understand the beauty of a good segue.


  5. Robear Says:

    that’s heavy. the crowd knew you dropped your eggs, too @ silly

  6. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    @Silly, I’m in a similar boat as you right now (as in today, not generally – I’m not in law school). Working on a Habermas presentation vs. bane, college hoops and tunes……ugh, I’ve been losing this battle all week.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    LLFA, Robear. well played.

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    Ramblin’: I’m a combined 0-3 against this weekend. Thursday, I got off to a fast start, but the gary and the day won out.

    Friday, got up early, studied for a few hours, but then gary came back over and I watched basketball for the rest of the day.

    Today looks like a loser, too.

    Sunday is gonna make a sweep of the entire weekend.

  9. butter Says:

    set 2 nye was bomb

    3 jam vehicles, church (shine a light)

    first N20 in forever

    Robear, AW and I were loving life

    all high, up in vip

  10. jdub Says:

    @Silly, your candor is refreshing. We should all be so open about asking for good advice.

    Your assesment of law school teaching you the knowledge of law but not how to be a lawyer is a major problem with our entire education system. Our Universities and high schools do a great job of filling your head with knowledge and teaching you how to bow down to the powers that be. They fail completely in teaching you how to live a full life that incorporates an education with balanced living while working in a meaningful profession. I think this stems from the original directive to separate spirituality from public education. A philosphy that is now outdated since spurituality no longer means religious. Hence, they only give partial educations, which is a shame. How many kids would benefit from a 5 minute meditation before being downloaded with 45 minutes of lecturing. Or what if it was more common to allow kids to develop their own curriculum, kind of like developing your own life. The process of designing ones education would be more beneficial than the education itself.

    There are some schools that actively do this. Naropa University in Boulder comes to mind. My sister goes there and as a free spirit mystic it is the only school she has ever thrived in.

  11. jdub Says:

    Couldn’t agree more about 12/31 II. The whole thing flows so nicely, with crisp and creative playing throughout. That Ghost>N2o was a perfect cap with Suzy placed to bring everyone back to earth. Great Stuff.

  12. SillyWilly Says:


    i totally agree with you.

    one thing my classmates and i are constantly discussing is how much our grades really matter.

    we generally agree that grades are not a good reflection of how good of a lawyer we will be.

    the problem, though, is everything is geared towards grades.

    the question is how do we get the education system to change?

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Robear

    Here is the link to that CM remaster of GD 4/27/71 Fillmore East:


  14. Robear Says:

    thx. @ dude!

    haven’t downloaded in awhile. should have plenty of bandwidth!

  15. Robear Says:

    @ butter is correct. nye set II = disco bliss fest

  16. jdub Says:

    One more thing about education. How can our schools teach us how to utilize our education effectively when they are filled with professors who don’t know how to do it themselves. That is why they make a career out of academia, it is the only/best way for them to make a living with the knowledge they have learned and are interested in. A more affective method would be to have a professor or local professional serve as a life coach as well, helping you design your studies with living in the real world as the basis and knowledge as a tool. When I graduated from a small, high end liberal arts college, we joked how we had to leave the Colby bubble. A lot of us felt very unprepared. The ones who thrive in that environment have a particular mindset that jibes with corporate America’s power structure. No regrets from me, it has served as a great life lesson, one that I will pass on to my children.

  17. jdub Says:

    Don’t sweat the grades Silly. Use your time at school to learn about discipline and getting things done. After your first job no one cares about the grades. If you focus on self discipline the grades will be fine.

  18. SillyWilly Says:


    theres two Colby grads in law school here.

    the other answer is to encourage professors to share their life experiences.

    i had a lot of wonderful people as my professors. it took me a couple years to realize that my professors were happy to spend hours talking with me in their office if i just took the prerogative.

  19. SillyWilly Says:

    i don’t mean THE other answer, just another answer to help the problem

  20. jdub Says:

    Admittedly, I didn’t make the best of my college experience. I often felt that it wasn’t for me so I kind of shut down. It is definitely what you make of it, like all things in life. If I had been more proactive I may have a different view. I just should’ve studied art or architecture rather than economics. My opinion is just that, mine. Don’t take it too serious 🙂

  21. SillyWilly Says:

    I think its a good one, jdub…and im surrounded by the high brow academic types, so your opinion is much needed as a balance.

  22. jdub Says:

    I’m out for the afternoon, time to soak in this perfect weather and play with my Dharma Bum side. Off to the woods, enjoy the day all.

  23. Kaveh Says:

    @jdub – your bracket just took a major hit.

  24. Robear Says:

    east coasters:

    where to fly in and out of, if a person wants to do the Camden > MPP run of Leg 1?

    Can you go in and out the same airport conveniently, or better to do a multi-city?

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    yo silly

    if you are worried about education reform you’ll need to dedicate your career to that, it’s a huge problem

    or you could just make the best of it for yourself and your friends

    try to get a good education AND good grades, which of course are not the same thing at all

    pointing out to professors how fucked up their system is is a great way to get shitty grades

    if you are conscious of the problem you are already escaping from the trap and shouldn’t worry about yourself

    play the academic game while you are in academia, make the alliances and the contacts, play the politics, but see it for what it is – a game, but one with high stakes: your future

    then when you get out in the real world, use those contacts to do good

    as long as you are aware that the real world will require adaptation on your part you have nothing to worry about, it’s the oblivious ones that get lost…

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