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. voopa Says:

    lol @ bunny

  2. plord Says:

    Ok, turning in. Long weekend of kids and dogs and MORE PHISH.

  3. butter Says:

    :::::hasn’t heard it yet……names it

  4. kayatosh Says:

    peace out yall.

  5. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    My parent used to dump abba on road trips.

    It was abba, neil diamond, waylon and/or willie, prine, dylan, the stones, hendrix, the floyd, the dead, the doors, old school motown and andrew lloyd weber musical soundtrack.

  6. voopa Says:

    heh…ALW is on Piers Morgan right now (rerun)

  7. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    in about an hour the bunny will get all sorts of surreal.

  8. butter Says:

    Bunny cut, they fell into bad wedding Dj

  9. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    that’s some quality police work lou

  10. butter Says:

    Spinning Portsmouth bott

  11. guitarpicker420! Says:

    I’ve got Cleveland ’97 ghost opener

  12. Summer98 Says:

    any links up for the show. Totally missed the second set, was out for dinner with the SLF

  13. guitarpicker420! Says:

    Fresh peaches and vanilla ice cream. If there’s a better post show desert, I don’t have it near me.

  14. butter Says:

    Damn that’s the ticket 420

  15. win butler Says:

    Too jammy.

  16. Robear Says:



  17. Robear Says:

    Little buddy, skippy, fly, and dancing fool all safely checked in…

  18. voopa Says:



  19. Corey Says:

    Wow, start of second set? Wild stuff. Having 20 paces to trek to get to the gate is something else. Incredible. Great start to the wknd. Sunburn? Check. Soundchecks? Check. Killing PHiSH? Wayyy Check.

    Coolest art installation thus far? Anyone?
    Lots to gawk at and walk through.
    Glen Close Glen(n) Miller Glen Out.

  20. voopa Says:

    More sane mix on the LP SBD…much less crowd, more band.

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    Timings on this show look interesting. 11min Moma, 14min Gin, 13min Crosseyed, 14min Simple

  22. Guyute711 Says:

    Ballin bitches!!!

  23. voopa Says:

    Get it G7!

  24. BrandonKayda Says:

    What’s up Voopa?

  25. BrandonKayda Says:

    I think I found a new appreciation for Possum

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