TTFF: Ten From ’10


12.31.2010 (Ryan Gilbertie)

With only two weeks separating us from the kick-off of Phish’s massive Summer 2011, let’s take a moment to revisit some of last year’s finest moments, in no particular order. For anyone who thinks Phish doesn’t jam anymore, take a run through this playlist…enjoy….


2001 > David Bowie” 10.30 II

10.30.10 (D.Lavery)

The smoking conclusion—and finest segment—of a wild, pre-Halloween night.



Reba” 10.19 E

The divine creation that came out of nowhere in Augusta’s encore.



Ghost” 12.31 II

12.30.10 G.Lucas)

The Holy “Ghost.”



Seven Below -> What’s the Use?” 12.27 II

A delicate, introspective journey from Worcester’s snow-covered opening night.



Rock and Roll -> Carini” 10.22 II

10.23.10 (R. Gilbertie)

Providence’s exploratory set-opening combo; from an avant-garde “Rock and Roll” into a blissful “Carini.”



Light” 8.7. II

The band’s magnum opus from the Greek—one of the year’s improvisational peaks.



Harry Hood” 12.28 II

12.30.2010 (G.Lucas)

An impeccable, four-part musical conversation that, in my opinion, represents musical perfection.



Backwards Down the Number Line” 6.12 II

One of very few jams from June’s tour with staying power. Phish came together in an instant amidst a noodly jam and crafted a soundtrack for secret-agent.



Simple” 8.6 II

8.5.10 (W. Rogell)

One of the most engaging jams from, arguably, the most creative three-night stand of the year at the Greek.



Disease -> What’s the Use?” 8.14 II

Face melting rock and roll morphs into sublime territory, landing perfectly in “What’s the Use?.”



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880 Responses to “TTFF: Ten From ’10”

  1. Sedin Sisters Says:


  2. tela'smuff Says:

    amen garret.

    waves was at least played in 3.0

  3. Frycanthropist Says:

    i have never been much of a bust out hunter myself though…

    probably cause i have seen so few shows…

  4. Sedin Sisters Says:

    twist>slave = $$$

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    ” most?”

    well, yeah. Because in all honesty i’ve never heard any of them and wouldn’t know them if they slapped me in the face. So, i was considering the fact that maybe one or two of them are actually good, no?

  6. Monsterpus Says:

    Phish’s evolution to a more ‘serious’ and mature band will prevent any of those bustouts. Can’t wear a blazer and play those songs

  7. tela'smuff Says:

    i enjoy a good bust out. not a driving force for hitting shows, but when it happens i’m always happy.

    top 5 most significant bustouts? it gets tricky because many of the classic bustouts are covers. i for one appreciate the bustouts that are original

    1. Fuck Your Face – 7-2-10
    2. Curtain With – 7-12-00
    3. NO2 – 7-13-99
    4. Destiny Unbound – 2-28-03
    5. Camel Walk – 7-2-95

  8. kayatosh Says:

    re. twist>slave are you referring to 11.14.97 or 7.4.2000?

  9. Monsterpus Says:

    Speaking of bustouts, I listened to the Salt Lake City Dark Side for the 1st time last night.

  10. Sedin Sisters Says:

    @kaya, 7.4.2000 SBD that was just leaked

  11. tela'smuff Says:

    yeah Monster – that’s the biggest full set bustout ever. 🙂

    now we just need the real (minus Wright) Pink Floyd to get back to playing one last tour. doubt it will ever happen. i can’t think of another band on earth that could make more news, or money, doing a reunion tour than Pink Floyd. I would pay up for that one.

  12. Sedin Sisters Says:

    i’d rather see a phish show than a pink floyd reunion show, not gonna lie

  13. garretc Says:


    I’m sure they’d charge ridiculous prices for that too… Probably would rule me out frankly.

  14. tela'smuff Says:

    well yeah, that’s obvious!

    but i would be happy to see a PF show as well!

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I would rank the Nassau Destiny as the all-time bustout. Alumni Blues was cool last summer as well. Not a FYF fan, at all. At least its short.

  16. tela'smuff Says:

    i would imagine prices would be a minimum of $100 for the shit seats. the bitch about it is those dudes would be acquiring that money for their kids kids futures at this point.

  17. Monsterpus Says:

    The thing about Floyd is that they’re the ultimate studio band. It comes through in the Phish cover, too. There’s not a lot of room for the songs to breath.

  18. garretc Says:

    Yeah, fuck those guys anyways.

    Who needs ’em?!?

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    for Destiny, i would agree as far as fans pushing for a song, creating chants, signs, etc. for so long that it reached this mythic status. so in that sense, it was huge. as far as length of a gap, or just never seeing the possibility of the song being played, FYF has to be it. same goes for the original instrumental version of NO2.

    when Alumni was played at Alpine in ’99, that was even a bigger bustout than it’s more recent appearance.

  20. Monsterpus Says:


  21. BingosBrother Says:

    Bustout that would light my ass on fire = Fixin to Die

    Ever since I heard that Fixin to Die on kp’s remaster I been jonesin for that.

  22. Monsterpus Says:

    Was ‘Walk Away’ shelved for a long time? I feel like that was a bustout at some point.

  23. BingosBrother Says:

    “when Alumni was played at Alpine in ’99”

    that was pretty awesome. only reason I even knew what it was is because we were listening to the last one in the car on the way there.

  24. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Could someone please post a link for said newly leaked 7/4/00 Twist>Slave?
    Love that show. Thanks.

  25. garretc Says:


    Walk Away wasn’t played between 5/7/94 and 10/29/98, 367 show gap

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