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. Mr. Completely Says:

    your grades totally matter within the context of the legal-system power structure, which is where you will be operating. they are arbitrary signifiers, to be sure, and of little value in an of themselves, but you need them as tokens to progress within the system

    you’ve already made the choice to operate within the system which I think is laudable

    don’t half-ass it

    use the fact that you see the system for what it is to your advantage, be totally cynical about that part of it, and reserve your idealism for the causes you can pursue after graduation

  2. Robear Says:

    what C said, @ silly and other people in school

    you’re already ahead of the game by knowing which questions to ask. or even asking questions at all.

  3. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    I love this place sometimes

  4. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Hope everyone’s enjoying their Saturday. It’s a beaut out in NYC

  5. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    For those of us foolish enough to be in the humanities, the problem is that you either commit fully to academia or you opt out all together. There’s no putting up with it until graduation and then going off and doing your thing. It’s depressing to realize. In fact, recent graduates are the least likely to change anything about academic culture because they’re just trying like hell to get a paying job. Hiring committees and tenure committees in academia don’t look kindly upon those seeking to undermine elements of the system they run.

  6. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    Go to trade school!

  7. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Yeah, the humanities are caught between a rock and no-place. You either buy in completely and kowtow until you get tenure, or you find some other level of educating that will have you. Social sciences are only better in that there’s the ‘applied’ side of things for when you burn out on research.

    So yes, Go to trade school!

  8. ChefBradford Says:

    Verno, if you’re around, the DVD came today. I have company tonight, but I’m diving in tomorrow. Thanks again!

  9. jdub Says:

    Great advice Mr. C, you always seem to rise above and offer a meaningful and significant perspective on many things. I wish I had older peers giving me such support and advice when I was busy wasting away my time at an expensive school.

    “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”

    Spot on with this one C, Silly and others in school here should pay attention to this. I am perhaps still bitter at my inability to separate my distaste for the system with my purpose for being in school.

    @Ramblin, trade schools unfortunately get a bad rep as being beneath smart people. There is a lot of opportunity in the trades and offers people who don’t want to sit in an office a chance to thrive. You can easily and quickly become a business owner (if you desire such). The trades more than most professions offer immediate rewards for ones skill level. There are minimum games played; if you can do such and such you get paid this, it is very clear. The faster you learn the faster you earn, and you don’t really have to play the system. You either can effectively build a cabinet (insert other trades) or you can’t.

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    @robear – for Camden, you wanna fly into philly. It’s 10 mins from the airport. MPP is 2 hours south in columbia, which is outside Baltimore. The airport there is BWI. So you can price out and into PHL and out BWI or rt from either of those knowing you have a 2 hr drive in between. Guess I’m just wondering why you wouldn’t hang on the East coast after the Sunday MPP show as you’ll just have to turn right back around 3 days later to Make it back to Raleigh? You prob wanna chew on that a bit. In PHL, out ATL?

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    @Mr. C and jdub,

    thanks again for the great advice. That is the problem I face all the time. I use the arbitrariness of the system as an excuse to slack off. I scored pretty well last semester, but I could have done a lot better if I didn’t spend so much time complaining and criticizing the system. It’s a waste of talent.

    I think thats a sign of my immaturity. Instead of working within the system sometimes I vainly bash my head against the system and end up achieving nothing other than strong words. Only by mastering the law, will I truly be able to affect changes in it.

    Thanks for the wake-up call.

    I think I remember that both of you have children, and I just want to tell you that you guys must be great dads. I don’t mean that to be sentimental but you guys are really good at speaking to a young person and pointing things out in a way that I can understand it.

    Hang on to this skill, and you will play an integral part in supporting and introducing wonderful kids in the world.

  12. bhizzle Says:

    how’s everyone buying their plane tickets? travelocity? cheapoair? priceline? has anyone ever used priceline and got what they asked to pay for?

  13. CushionConvector Says:

    Long time reader, first time poster…

    This is a really great board and positive place, just wanted to shout out to all and say how happy I am to finally have tour dates.

    In terms of finding flights; the best option of kayak.com, it is basically a search engine for flights.

    Since in the tri-sate area planning on hitting up Camden and possibly MPP.
    Jones Beach to end the tour will be a hot ticket(s) so we shall see.

  14. halcyon Says:

    Bracket Busted! Thanks Villanova! My south bracket is done.

    4-27-71 is amazing….Hard to Handle is currently on….makes me wish my office had a cranking sound system to listen to this one.

  15. jdub Says:

    @Halcy, love that Filmore run. I was just rocking the Dark Star>Scarlet>Caution from 4/28/71 (I think that’s the date). Everyone is on fire with Billy holding down a tight ever changing rhythm and Jerry just being Jerry.

  16. jdub Says:

    The Big East Bust killed a couple brackets for me. I’m done. Cookout time.

  17. halcyon Says:


    I had Villanova in the final 4. D’OH

    I have 4/27, 4/29, and hope to get the rest of that run soon.

  18. voopa Says:


    Nearly emptied my truck full of “sandy loam” today…will finish tomorrow. Gary wins again.

    Now all I can think of is, “Will Phish play Sand at the LOAM Center?”

  19. Mitch Says:



    Carful with that axe, Eugene

  20. Mitch Says:

    i just wanted to be a smart ass. i thought you were asking what it meant. i’m not seeing who it was directed at so maybe i was wrong.

  21. voopa Says:

    I was…thanks!

    Of course, I should have known…guess I should give it a listen.

  22. SillyWilly Says:

    halcyon, I had Nova in the final 4, too.

    Im rooting for straight upsets, now. Come on Northern Iowa!

  23. PhrankieC87 Says:

    Just finished uploading Phish at Keyspan park 06-17-04 along with my finally finished Trey Anastasio at the Pageant in st louis videos with HQ audio. Happy Weekend Everyone!


  24. Worthless Swampy Fool Says:

    Evening all,

    Great convo last night and today, per usual.

    The whole grades thing is really screwy. I partied way to hard my first time in college and tanked my GPA. When I got serious and was ready to do it right I wanted to just start from 0 like I never went. Nope, every school I talked to said I had to bring my baggage with me. Spent the last how many years just bringing my pointless score up so I can get into nursing school. Finally see the light now, should start the final phase in Aug. I guess my point is that I was to smart for my own good and just took it for granted that I could always “do good in school” later. I was one of those people that cruised through high school with grades and hardly tried. Came back to bite me.


  25. neemor Says:

    Dr. P, spent the day in Central Park, napping on a bench with the NYC Birdwatcher’s Club!
    Beautiful day!

    Wish you had come out with Mang and the missus last night to the Kung Fu show at Sullivan Hall.
    Great time!
    The Breakfast>Kung Fu
    The Sax player for Kung Fu (Chris Jensen) played with the Allman’s in the past and did again last night before coming to the Kung Fu show.
    It was dope.
    Long night, tough…but another mini-meet up for the Board.
    Building relationships around this music….

    Happy Birthday Miner!

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