Weekend Nuggets: Tour Finales

Hampton '99 (Pollock)

Our long and winding road through Decembers of lore has finally come to an end. On December 17, 1995, Lake Placid’s finale concluded a monumental 54-show fall tour whose size would never be approached again. On December 18, 1999, in Hampton, Virginia, Phish punctuated their second tour of fallย  — a two-week millennial prep course for the event of their lives. In each case, Phish spun two sets of celebratory anthems, crafting upbeat shows to send their fans home for the holidays. Enjoy the final step on our journey through Decembers past, because Worcester is only nine days away!


12.17.1995 Olympic Center Lake Placid, New York

Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

I: My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart, A Day in the Life, Run Like an Antelope, The Mango Song, Tube, Stash, The Lizards, Chalk Dust Torture

II: Bouncing Around the Room, Maze, Free, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Harry Hood, Sparkle, Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise

E: Hello My Baby, Runaway Jim

Source: Schoeps CMC64 > BPS-1 > DA-P1


12.18.99 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia

Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

I: Harry Hood, Back at the Chicken Shack, Dog Log, Tube, Heavy Things, Back on the Train, First Tube, The Inlaw Josie Wales, You Enjoy Myself

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sand, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Possum, Mike’s Song > Simple, Weekapaug Groove > Buffalo Bill > Weekapaug Groove

E: Ya Mar, Sleeping Monkey

Source: (FOB) mk4 > kc5 > cmc6 > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony D100


Jams of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise” 12.17.95 II

The final piece to the gargantuan puzzle of Fall ’95.



2001 > Sand” 12.18.99 II

It’s hard to beat nearly 40 minutes of grooves to start off a set. This was the end of 1999; Y2k was upon us, and we were heading into Chief Jim Billie’s territory.




“Reba” 12.31.95 I – MSG


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  1. KfL Says:

    i refuse to indicate what # post this is ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    there’s the tweezer>reprise i was lookin’ for ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  2. butterflyeffect Says:

    I second that King

  3. Matso Says:

    Don’t skip the Antelope from 12.17.95. 4th song of the night and it lit that set up. The MFMF was also a nice way to start the night in that snowbound mountain town. The Hood is my personal favourite (Trey plays a little ‘There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza’ tease at one point). The Tweez->Reprise is fierce.. Great memories of that show, probably one of the most enjoyable overall experiences I’ve had.

  4. ThePigSong Says:

    Wow, I think the split>have mercy will alway send a shudder down my spine.

  5. Phishnin Says:

    12/17/99 should have gotten a write up. The opening “Piper” is one of the best, as well as other good jams.

  6. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Morining BB. Good shit today Miner. LP’s were fun.

    Anybody having difficulty posting here from a smartphone (Droid 2)?

  7. P.S.H.S Says:

    I love all the attention sand is getting lately, much deserved. I just wish I could catch one, I’ve missed the last five played by one night each time. Dec. 99 was sooooooooo much fun, I’ll never forget 5 greyhounds leaving south station all packed with kids bound for the everglades. Fun fun fun!

  8. phoammhead Says:

    hellz bellz! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. P.S.H.S Says:

    Interesting fact about NYE 00, ck5 only had 1/3 of his lighting rig operational for the BIG set. (This is the only interesting thing I read in puterburgh’s bio.) I had no idea, never even noticed. I was pretty close to the stage too, but…. There was a lot going on that night… Like the Seminole that had obviously been dosed to the gills that wouldn’t leave me alone. He must have eaten enough LSD to make it through the last decade high as a kite. He was “that guy”.

  10. joe Says:

    thanks to Mr. Miner, as always, for schooling us in the ways of the jam. Even the most hardcore devotee of phish can take something away from this December seminar. (I’m more of a custy noob myself)

  11. JerZ Says:

    Anyone know of any hotels close to Wooster that still have rooms? I searched for quite a while last night, and struck out with all of them. Looking for something close enough to walk- or at worse, taxi

  12. P.S.H.S Says:

    @jerz, Worcester is tough, I’ve had to stay in Sturbridge before for phish because everything, I mean everything, was sold out

  13. JerZ Says:

    P.S.H.S- I hear ya bro. Right now, my hotel is in Westborough. Im pretty sure that in the past, I have always stayed in Sturbridge or Westborough, but I was a lot less responsable back then, and did not mind driving impaired. I would love to stumble out of the after party right to the hotel

  14. P.S.H.S Says:

    I know there are a lot of seedy places in woosta, you know the kind, bulletproof glass in the lobby, hourly rates, no webpage. I think it was the Sturbridge coach motor lodge I stayed at, but a 20 min ride

  15. EL Duderino Says:

    Mornin’ folks’

    Hippie Speedball underway…

  16. Robear Says:

    top of the mornin’ all!

    duder, didn’t have a chance to mention it, but that performance in the snow last week by Tom Brady may be one of the all-time great regular season games for a QB.

    onto Phish:

    I had an absolute blast at the 12/18/99 show. ‘Sniffle Tour’ we called that run, b’cuz it was so darn cold, everyone had the sniffles. ‘Do You Feel’ jam in the ‘2001’.

    Regarding 12/17/99: really an off-night for the band, if you ask me. The crowd was a bit TOO pumped up. I read in an interview later ( I think) that at set break on the 17th, they broke their rule of ‘Don’t talk about the previous set at set-break’.

    12/17/95: Wasn’t there. I would love to be following along one of the online chats like Hoodstream, when they open the second set with ‘Bouncin’

  17. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Morning Folks!

    A little treat to get you people fired up for the next 2 weeks…


  18. EL Duderino Says:

    @ robear

    don’t remind me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks to your Lions the Bears now have a clear path to the division and the play-offs.

    @ Palmer

    You need a demon priviate invite code?

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    i’m good @ el dude. I’m already in. I don’t use it enough though.

    Thank you.

  20. EL Duderino Says:


  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    HUGE game at the Meadowlands tomorrow. Time to take Vick out i think.

  22. gavinsdad Says:

    easy Palmer. think the little boy wonder might need a broken bone or two

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    I think the Giants are due for another let down game Palmer.


  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Bet you 1 waterwheel t-shirt the Birds go down tomorrow. Payment due on 12.30…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. gavinsdad Says:

    and another amen to Chef Brad’s post last nite. good meeting you this Summer man…this place is an embarrassment of riches and the best by-product of 3.0. Way to go Miner…and thanks as always for the picks.

    last nite was strange admittedly, but much more chill than i would have thought. nice food, nice cocktails, a block from my house. drank a touch of the bulleit bourbon on ice. as far as baning goes…i’m on a break here at the homestead as we host my mother from today (picking her up at noon) thru the 24th when my dad gets in and they head to a hotel.

    enjoy your day peeps.

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