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. guitarpicker420! Says:

    do you have mal-ware bytes installed? have you tried to double click on it right as the computer is booting up? sometimes you can get it to launch before the fake av software tries to block it.

  2. lastwaltzer Says:

    i’ll try that next gp420

  3. Robear Says:

    Rained all night out here. Still raining. Bring rain gear to the Ball. Probably two days away.

  4. sumodie Says:

    fuck frakking reprise @ SBIX

    another anti-fracturing nonprofit will be @ the waterwheel tent

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    my wife brought this one on us about two weeks ago. the folder I found it in had a name about 25 characters long, starting with a 6 and seemingly having a logic to the name that I wasn’t going to try to figure out. If it is something that happened yesterday, view the folders by Details and look for one with a last updated date of yesterday (or thereabouts). You may just want to trash that entire folder. and make sure you empty the bin too. This should prevent it from coming back but you will still need to get rid of the program itself, either with an anti-virus program or mal-bytes

  6. lastwaltzer Says:


    thanks but no thanks. no dice.

  7. guitarpicker420! Says:

    do you get an error message or some indication as to the name of the virus, there are virus specific removal tools if you can identify the exact virus.

  8. p0ster_nutbag Says:

    An FYI for those of us that are not able to make it to SBIX, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial of Sirius XM and stream the audio from their online Jam On channel. Visit www dot siriusxm dot com slash freetrial to sign up. Enjoy.

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


    there are others, but these seemed to be the most straightforward

  10. Kaveh Says:

    Morning BBers!

  11. lastwaltzer Says:

    can’t find this shit for life me

  12. lastwaltzer Says:

    see the problem is I can’t run any programs I have installed…..whack

  13. lastwaltzer Says:

    thats the virus

  14. btb Says:

    Big Cypress Simple is so tasty…hand crafted love in that jam

  15. marcoesq Says:

    morning all

    bowie with horns? yes, please

  16. guitarpicker420! Says:

    according to that site, you enter this security key 1147-175591-6550 into the software, which will stop the popups, thus allowing you to run malware bytes.

  17. fat bastard Says:

    lw i had that SOB and i had to back up all my stuff and restart the computer from scratch.

  18. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Call me crazy, but I was kind of underwhelmed by the Cypress Mike’s when I spun the newest Live Bait this weekend.maybe it’s because I expected something completely mind-shattering (it being BC and all),; maybe it’s jjust not my style. Whatever.

    It’s definitely no Portsmouth Sand, that’s for sure.

  19. fat bastard Says:

    that shits worse then the clap

  20. Chonz Says:

    “The time is near…everyone is useless at work at this point. ”

    You got that right, Miner.

    Guess I’ll past the next 7 interminable hours listening to these TTFT and fantasizing over the Festival Map.

  21. marcoesq Says:

    love this

    “$1.15 – The cost of a gallon of gas the last time Mound was played twice in 10 days”

  22. p0ster_nutbag Says:

    @lastwaltzer: reboot your PC in safe mode without networking. that should start windows with only the basic, critical processes running (i.e., this malware likely won’t execute) and then you can go manually delete/uninstall.

  23. win butler Says:

    I just asked my Magic 8 Ball if DoL is crazy:

    “It is decidedly so”

    Did Phish jam ‘A Love Supreme’?

    “Signs point to ‘No'”

    Will the nTelos Sand stand the test of time?

    “Future looks cloudy”

    There you have it!

  24. albert walker Says:

    Spin it again duke

    Shit is crazy hot

  25. marcoesq Says:

    Thing about the Cypress Mikes is that there’s never been one like it before

    Seek out a video of it and watch the fog and the red lights ripping through it.

    Shit is amazing

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