TTFF: The Comeback Year

10.30.09 (G. Lucas)


Tweezer > Light” 12.5 II

On of the most impressive jam sequences of Fall ’09 with one of the darkest and most abstract “Lights” the band had dropped to that point.



Wolfman’s > Piper > Joy” 10.30 II

10.30.09 (W.Rogell)

A dark-horse segement of 10.30.09 that may includes the most creative jamming of Indio.



Rock and Roll” 8.8 II

While the first night of The Gorge proved most magical, this jam from night two is, arguably, the most impressive of both.



Back On the Train” 12.30 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

Amidst a song-driven show, Phish blew out an unsustpecting, mid-second set “Back On the Train,” and crafted one of the jams of the year in the process.



46 Days” 11.18 I

The dirtiest funk jam of Fall tour came in the first set of all.



Stash” 7.30 I

Red Rocks (G.Lucas)

This “Stash” from Red Rocks opening frame set the stage for a transformative weekend in Colorado.



Disease > Twenty Years Later” 11.24 II

One of the year’s most creative jaunts sprouted from this mid-set “Disease” in Philly’s first show.



Split Open and Melt” 11.21 II

This first-set “Split” in Cincy upped the bar for the song in the 3.0 era.

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1,110 Responses to “TTFF: The Comeback Year”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    marquette is fun to watch.
    syracuse needs to not give the ball to the other team better.

  2. EL Duderino Says:



  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Abro’s off.

  4. Guyute711 Says:

    What a shitty day. Thanks a lot Scoop.

  5. SillyWilly Says:

    Scott’s off.

  6. Guyute711 Says:

    Back to the shit tent for me.

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    hansborough looks in control though. that is the important thing.

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    maybe it’s best that they get the characteristic cold streak out of the way in the first half

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    might have been over last sunday night when florida state was put in NDs bracket.

  10. sumodie Says:

    @dude: torrenting that 9.28.99 Oak Mtn show now -thank you!

  11. garretc Says:

    Oh no! I think Syracuse just killed my bracket… Balls.

  12. Jtran Says:

    Looks like the Watkins announcement will be delayed

  13. garretc Says:


    Thank goodness for that! I HATE being able to make plans!

  14. Gavinsdad Says:

    Watkins Glen not worth the overhead to Red Light. Leg 1 demand too sluggish. NE oversaturation + low demand = red light taking a bath on NE festy.

    Leg 2 sales and Fall off will allow for a regroup. My call: Europe 2012 to get fresh seeds planted. If the demand remains low even after that experiment not sure what that’ll mean to red light (release fall 95 and 97 gems methinks)

  15. SillyWilly Says:

    I don’t know if I like the business side to Phish/Red Light

    it hasn’t always been like this, right?

  16. thedayman Says:

    i think a big reason for slow ticket sales is the lack of clarity on the rest of the summer. i think if people knew for sure whether the festie was or wasn’t going to take place, ticket sales would be a lot different. i know that as a midwesterner, i’m personally holding off on grabbing the ohio shows until i find out about leg 2/fest. i really think that they should have given us the whole summer at once. just my $.02

  17. Gavinsdad Says:

    I’m just speculating @Silly and I like to do that. I can’t really vouch for what it was like without trying to get real facts. We all know the amount they toured in 1.0, when that began to wane, the shrunken tours of 2.0 and the bands attendant decline, and the new (old) waters of 3.0.

    Can’t think that elements of the Dionysian biz model were that different from today’s red light dealings

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    I guess I wish I knew more about the whole Dionysian thing

    why did they fold it up and why did Trey pick Coran Capshaw?

    did people hate Paluska like they seem to hate Capshaw?

  19. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  20. Mike in Austin Says:

    Oldie but a good one…

  21. Jtran Says:

    No way to know exactly how sluggish ticket sales are thus far, but I don’t think they’d be so bad to make Red Light call off a festival, right?


  22. SillyWilly Says:

    so maybe the Phish only festival isn’t really a priority??

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    By the way, that article is from 2008^^^

    i just found it to be helpful for understanding why they went to redlight

  24. SillyWilly Says:


    live by the three die by the three and they always die by it late in the season

  25. sumodie Says:

    Sluggish leg 1 sales can def be attributed to peeps awaiting festi/leg 2 news

    Leg1 into a mid summer NE festi seems so screwy from a 3.0 financial perspective

    Still holding out hope for a western leg2 > NE festi, no matter how remote the chance

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