Weekend Nuggets: New Year’s Run ’94



When thinking of New Year’s Run ’94, people generally think of two things – The Providence Bowie on the 29th and Tropical Hot Dog Night on the 31st. While the odd numbered nights may have stolen history’s spotlight, the 28th and 30th are two shows that routinely get glossed over. Philly’s “Mike’s Groove” and, more specifically New York’s “Tweezer,”nights brought some of the most engaging music of the run, while “Reba” and “Stash”provided first set highlights, respectively. Enjoy the weekend, and best of luck with the rest of the ticket chase.


12.28.94 Civic Center. Philadelphia, PA < Torrent

12.28.94 Civic Center. Philadelphia, PA < Megaupload

I: Mound > Simple, Julius, Bathtub Gin, Bouncing Around the Room, Axilla (Part II), Reba, Dog Faced Boy, It’s Ice, Run Like an Antelope

II: Suzy Greenberg, NICU, Mike’s Song > The Mango Song > Weekapaug Groove, Contact, Llama, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, The Squirming Coil

E: Bold As Love

Source: Unknown


12.30.94 MSG, NYC < Torrent

12.30.94 MSG, NYC < Megaupload

MSG Marquee

I: Wilson, Rift, AC/DC Bag, Sparkle, Simple, Stash, Fee, Scent of a Mule, Cavern

II: Sample in a Jar, Poor Heart, Tweezer, I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome*, You Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise

E: Frankenstein


Source: Unknown


Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer” 12.30.94 II

A high point from New Year’s Run ’94.






“Tweezer”  Pt. I (Watch the Jam of the Weekend)

“Tweezer” Pt.II

“Tweezer” Pt. III

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931 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: New Year’s Run ’94”

  1. Gavinsdad Says:

    I am looking forward to some QB freshness here in Phila. Cannot believe he went to another division team I can’t stand. Dunno if he’ll click there or not. He won’t give them a ring. Eags have their work cut out for them as well.

  2. halcyon Says:

    I don’t think he will give them a ring either. Knowing Shanahan’s pedigree, McNabb makes them better immediately.

    As a Giants Fan, I think this sucks all around. I hate the Cowboys more though 😉

  3. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah I think he’s like a 2 year placeholder – the start of a reboot on the building plan.

  4. dyda Says:

    middle of the road has a distinct mike sound which i can get down to. kinda reminds me of sugar shack in structure a bit with trey repeating that lick between verses but unlike the distinct and catchy sugar shack melody. i like the staggered vocals in the closing chorus. i don’t think it’s much of a highlight but i appreciate what mike brings to the band with his songs and what they add to the flow of a set. bouncy and fun in that slightly off-kilter way that he has. honestly i’ve only heard it a handful of times. should really brush up on my side project material. they could play invisible again. or any number of other clone & green sparrow songs.

  5. ChefBradford Says:

    I really liked F8s Invisible

  6. dyda Says:

    thanks for reminding me of that tune cause before i wrote that last post i listened to the hartford version and that of course brought back memories of that show. such a good time. i was near some neophytes/casual fans most of the show and their reactions throughout were a bonus. overheard during the vocal jam: “i am so confused right now.” more than a few highlights at that gig. read the book. fuck the ipad i want atari pong!

  7. m00nshake Says:

    I’ve seen nearly every Phish show @ Walnut Creek and I don’t remember ever seeing an empty lawn. I don’t think every show sold out but the lawn was at least half full. Ticketmaster, as of 10:24 PM EST tonight, still has pav tickets available. What a sight it would be if they could only sell enough seats to fill the pavillion.

    It is like we are going backwards in time, when in 1993 and 1994, Phish was playing larger venues in the North East and auditoriums in the South. What if with the lackluster sales for the Miami NYE run, then everything in the South except the smallest venue of the tour (Portsmouth), and Georgia (which is 4th of July weekend), will equate to Phish playing much smaller venues in the future.

  8. ChefBradford Says:


    hope that works

    Festival 8 acoustic set video/audio

  9. ChefBradford Says:


  10. dyda Says:

    whoa that portrait/avatar on the link is freaky. looks like something from les claypool or tim&eric (where’s my chippy?)

  11. butter Says:

    wow , this place is great

    found out McNabb is a Redskin

    Walnut Creek Pav’s still available (Love the idea of smaller venues, and going back in time, stuff like that just doesn’t happen)

    and that “Rock Star” is indeed about Judas Priest


  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    wow the whole acoustic set?


  13. ChefBradford Says:

    sure thing. May be in HD, I don’t remember

    definitely good quality though


  14. butter Says:

    Mr. C – sit back and eat a donut, drink some coffee, puff and enjoy

  15. ChefBradford Says:

    I’m glad it still works, I found that (here?) not long after the show, bookmarked it

  16. garretc Says:

    So I’m pretty stoked, I’ve finished preparations for my next listening activity! Once I finish the last Island Run anniversary show tomorrow I’m gonna listen to all the festivals in order, Clifford Ball > F8 (Yes, even Coventry!) Since I’ve only already heard Clifford Ball 1, Lemonwheel, and F8, I should be discovering plenty of touchstone jams over the coming week!

    As you were…

  17. butter Says:

    that should be something G

  18. ChefBradford Says:

    Now that sounds like an excellent fucking project, buddy. I’ve only heard part of the Ball, and none of Oswego. Was at IT and…the C word

  19. garretc Says:

    I’ll be sure to report back! Any other participants to compare notes with would be very welcome of course!

    Oswego! Forgot about that one! Gonna have to go pull that now, thanks!

  20. ChefBradford Says:

    I don’t have the time, unfortunately, to undertake that project, at least not in one or two weeks, but I still have a little to say about the ones with which I’m familiar

  21. garretc Says:

    Yeah, so all this thinking about festivals got me wondering:

    Why did the boys only do something like the BC midnight set once? If they’ve had several times where there was thousands of people with nothing to do but listen to Phish, why didn’t they have any day long sets, or things of that sort? Why still follow the structure of a typical concert when it clearly wasn’t one?

    Probably rhetorical, but yeah…

  22. ChefBradford Says:

    Wish I could answer that

    Although, for some of the fests, they did the late-night sets, most notably Lemonwheel’s fantastic “Fourth Set” ambient deal, and the Tower Jam at IT

  23. discoturd Says:

    Would this be an appropriate place to find 1-2 riders from The Geek to Telluride? If so, anyone looking for a ride in a POS?

  24. ChefBradford Says:

    This would be an appropriate place, but it’s pretty dead right now.

  25. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    garretc youve never listened to cypress or great went?!

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