TTFT: Past Balls

Ready to Ball?

The time is near…everyone is useless at work at this point. I’m heading back East tonight, to to get prepared for what is sure to be an extravaganza, let’s take a look at some highlights from past Balls. Enjoy the music as you prepare for Watkins Glen International and Super Ball IX.


2001” 8.16.98 III

A super-sized version filled with chunky, Summer ’98 grooves.



Wolfman’s -> Simple” 8.16.97 II

One of so many outstanding musical memories from The Great Went.



Piper” 7.18.99 III

The Clifford Ball

This scorching centerpiece of Oswego’s final set is among “Piper’s” elite versions.



Harry Hood” 8.16.96 III

The first the line of many glorious festival “Hoods.” This one , however, just may be the best.



Tweezer -> Have Mercy” 7.17.99 II

The sunset suite on Osewgo’s opening night.



Mike’s Song” 12.30.99 III

The Great Went

The apocalyptic version from Big Cypress’s opening night just released on SBD by Kevin Shapiro on SBD; the last “Mike’s Song” of the 1900’s.



Ghost” 8.16.98 II

This version that forsehadowed the ambient interplay of Fall ’98 is a personal favorite.



Waves” IT 8.2.03 II

A relic of an era when the band willingly immersed themselves in abstract psychedelic jams.



FROM PHISH.COM: The Bunny on Jam On

“The Bunny is back and will be broadcast on SIRIUS XM’s Jam_On channel. The Bunny (and Sirius XM) will be broadcasting not just Phish sets, but the full mix of eclectic music, festival reports, archival Phish audio and much much more. In addition, for those driving in to the festival without satellite radio, The Bunny will be rocking it old school on WRCE 1490 AM as well.”

The Bunny will begin broadcasting on WRCE at 8 AM on Thursday, June 30 through 8 AM on Monday, July 4. Sirius XM will join us at Thursday at 3 PM and broadcast all the way through Monday morning.”



Beyond the ‘Boards: The Taping Tradition Lives On

One can’t begin to discuss even the cursory history of Phish without mentioning the role of tapers and the taping community. After every show and tour, hundreds of padded envelopes criss-crossed the country and helped spread the gospel of Phish in a fashion similar to the way bits & bytes travel the Internet now. From one to one trades, to complex trading trees, to blanks & postage offers, to taping parties, Phish tapes were constantly circulating. At the root of every chain and the beginning of every trade, was a taper who selflessly put recording the shows above all else…Read on here!

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3,579 Responses to “TTFT: Past Balls”

  1. angryjoggerz Says:

    are there 3 sets tonight?

  2. fat bastard Says:

    gp ya never know david bowie might be lurking for the knockout punch

  3. plord Says:

    Not unless one of them is a surprise late nighter.

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    They’re saving some of their candy for tomorrow. Probably,

  5. Dr Pronoia Says:

    2 tonight, 3 tomorrow, then 2 on sunday i think AJ

  6. halcyon Says:

    Let’s attack this zero boys….hit it hard

  7. Mr palmer Says:

    I’m out. My stream through my phone is getting chopped to bits.

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    Mr p, I think anyone in a deep relationship can relate to that song.

  9. joe Says:

    Crank it up couch tour!!!

  10. guitarpicker420! Says:

    Plenty of heavy hitters they can play. It would be nice if they dropped a bowie after this for sure.

  11. Mike in Austin Says:


  12. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Anyone in the tri-state area who wants to sneak away from any and all commitments for the day tomorrow, I got your ride, bright and early.

    itbofthement AT gmail DOT com

  13. kayatosh Says:

    must have fallen asleep for horse silent and week. don’t remember any of those tunes. damn grape ape.

  14. butter Says:

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but there is some serious gamesmanship goin on with the setlist tonite

    Shoving the two biggest repeats up alls asses with kick ass versions (possum and CEP)

    And especially that freak out tune up jam before CEP. That plays into it too

    Red is way to far into my head

    Have no idea about the next two nights

    Tonite play the tight rotation, slay it, get it out of the way

  15. Mike in Austin Says:

    That video looked tasty kaya

  16. kayatosh Says:

    knew I should have stayed out of the almost reclined position.

  17. guitarpicker420! Says:

    the paug got pretty funky, but nothing spectacular. Really, highlight has to be C&P and Simple.

  18. joe Says:

    SUCH A Great kickdown!!!

  19. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Encore could get weird.

    Just sayin’.

  20. joe Says:

    It sounds so goof in the living room here

  21. voidboy Says:

    this has rocked tonight!

  22. kayatosh Says:


  23. joe Says:

    Doog, I meant

  24. guitarpicker420! Says:

    show of life, need a biggie after that.

  25. kayatosh Says:


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