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. butter Says:

    Sands peak was gargantuan, no?

    Tying the Sand nicely into the ocean that’s flowing thru our veins

  2. voidboy Says:

    through the years..

  3. Mike in Austin Says:

    I like show of life in Atlantic City

  4. butter Says:

    Missed the simple

    Crosseyed had that weird tune up jam before and a jam after, and was utterly slayed, fire

  5. halcyon Says:

    the sound is amazing…..crystal clear

  6. kayatosh Says:

    I definitely faded early in BUG and then regained consciousness for Joy. interesting set.

  7. guitarpicker420! Says:

    find the simple butter, its definitely the highlight, 3rd stone from the sun jam, crazy ambientness

  8. kayatosh Says:

    CEP and SAnd delivered for me. wish i could remember simple better. no comment on bug through week – not conscious.

  9. butter Says:

    Cant wait to hear the simple

  10. plord Says:

    Butter the Simple went ambient as hell.

  11. butter Says:

    Echoing that the sound is unbelievable

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    Simple made the night for me

    I loved that

  13. verno329 Says:

    Simple was gorgeous. Great open to set 2. Jam>Crosseyed. Killer Sand. Great set

  14. kayatosh Says:

    “ind the simple butter, its definitely the highlight,”

    mmmm. simple butter

  15. halcyon Says:

    soaring grooves from the trza

  16. fat bastard Says:

    this is a jam out of this song. man i love those gordo bombs

  17. butter Says:

    Just taking in this shreddy peak, don’t mind us

  18. Mike in Austin Says:

    Good show y’all. G’nite

  19. guitarpicker420! Says:

    wow, that’s it. pretty good show, definitely hoping for better tomorrow night.

  20. butter Says:

    Sand big energy peak

    Page matching Trey just pounding while he was shreddding

    I kind of like these guys

  21. voidboy Says:

    not bad…

  22. MrCompletely Says:

    @butter the outro jam after simple was sublime ambience with distinct 3rd stone flavors. absolutely the highlight of a hot set

  23. verno329 Says:

    Alright board I’m out. Checking back in tomorrow. Been great enjoying couch tour with everybody

  24. guitarpicker420! Says:

    set hit the wall after simple, they put their all into that one and then, well…

  25. kayatosh Says:

    feel wide awake now. it’s like i got a full night of sleep from bug through paug.

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