TTFF: 11/18 History & Afterparty Update

12/29 Irish Times Update: $5 Cover Added to Afterparty

Book Cover (Masthay)

I did all I could to throw a free afterparty in New York City, but after negotiations with the owner of the bar, there will need to be a $5 cover charge in order to staff the event—specifically to have someone to run the “book check” so that anyone who purchases a book at the signing can enjoy the show without worrying about its safety. I can assure you that I am not making cent with the afterparty and this is a simple issue of the owner changing his mind after the fact. Nonetheless, $5 in New York City will hardly buy you a dog and a soda on the corner, so come across the street after the 29th show and celebrate a fantastic year of Phish with friends. Music all night long will be provided by provided by Coltrane and friends. The details are below for the sake of repetition:

12/29/2011 @ The Irish Times

254 W 31st St. (b/w 7th and 8th Ave)

Less than 1 block from MSG!

The Book Signing: 4 pm – 6 pm

The Afterparty: Post-show – 3 am – $5 cover charge

Come one, come all!


(Around) Ten Tunes for Friday: 11/18 in Phish History

11.16 / 11.18.94 Michigan Poster

November 18th has been a prolific date in Phish history, as the band performed on this day in the powerhouse years of ’94, ’95, ’96, and ’98. In addition, Phish also kicked of their first fall tour of the modern era in 2009 on this date, but though the “46 Days” and “Disease” were noteworthy, this playlist will consist of the other four shows. In 1994, Phish sat smack dab in the middle of one of the peak months of the mid ’90s, and on the 18th, they took their blistering chops up to Michigan State University in East Lansing for a smoking affair. The following year, Phish was on the second half of a marathon Fall tour when the passed through North Charleston Coliseum for a solid Fall ’95 show with some unreal peaks in. In 1996, November 18th brought the band to Memphis, Tennessee, where they played a phenomenal second set on their at the tail end the end of their Midwestern leg of the tour. And in 1998, the band played one of the first-ever shows at Greenville, South Carolina’s Bi-Lo center, a dark horse mid-week affair that is barely talked about though contains several great jams. When plucking the highlights from this quartet of shows, we are left with quite the Friday playlist! Let’s get right to it.


Split Open and Melt” 11.18.94 I

This jam vividly illustrates the band’s ferocious jamming of November ’94. Communicating as well as ever, they ridiculously shred this version to pieces.



2001 > Simple” 11.18..96 II

One of the first jammed out “2001s” leads into a sublime “Simple” led by Trey’s cathartic lead playing.



Reba” 11.18.95 I

This soaring rendition flies way under the radar in terms of ’95 “Rebas,” but can hold its own against the best of them.



Tweezer > Contact” 11.18.94 II

A quintessential Fall ’94 “Tweezer” starts with some snarling textures before the band hits a hard-edged “Wedge” tease, then settles into a groove and moves far beyond it into totally original places.



Wolfman’s > Lizards” 11.18.98 II

The band moves from the funk into an extended and groovy take on their ’98 melodic ambient style before merging with “Lizards.”



David Bowie” 11.18.98 I

This extended first set closer lit a fire under the band for the second half.



You Enjoy Myself” 11.18.95 II

This experimental 30-minute beast is best known for its “Brick House” jam, but offers a whole lot more.



Slave to the Traffic Light” 11.18.98 II

One of my personal favorites, much of this jam’s beauty lies in its initial section of delicate interaction. Flowing from start to finish, Trey shines throughout, bringing the jam to a massive peak.

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1,183 Responses to “TTFF: 11/18 History & Afterparty Update”

  1. Jtran Says:

    Looks like tickets to all showsfor the new year run have gone up abou $5-10 in the past week

  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    Thanks, El Dude. I’m gonna try to keep it a while.

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    The video game that owes me about a 1/4 year of my life is the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater. I lived in a 2 story apt with my buddy and his gf and we had a recording studio in the basement with an attached “boys room” that had a tv, video game machine with only that game, vintage 70’s Playboy centerfolds on the wall and a mini tube. Good times. I miss being a stoner fuck.

  4. EL Duderino Says:

    I remember Paper Boy on the original Nintendo

  5. voopa Says:

    Spent many quarters on Paper Boy back in the day. And Robotron 2000. Not to mention the tried and true…Space Invaders, Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede, Defender, Tempest, etc. etc….

  6. BingosBrother Says:

    And Galaga, one of the best ever.

    Paper Boy was so dope. As was Tony Hawk. Zelda and Metroid were so hard when I was 10. Goonies was the hardest ever. Fuckin bullshit ass game.

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    Centipede Defender and Tempest were my goto arcade games

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    then there was Defender’s improvement Stargate

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    Some awesome, awesome words on this list. Share your favorite!

    I like:
    Anus Bong
    Pumpy Camp
    Dracula Bit a Dildo

  10. halcyon Says:

    Some go to games of my youth were:

    Dig Dug
    Burger Time

    I love those games. So simple and fun.

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    Anus Bong is the best game ever.

    Speaking of gaming, if any of you stoner fucks haven’t seen Grandmas Boy, you better go get irie and watch that movie pronto. Best stoner fuck movie ever. A lil taste.

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    What up Stoner fucks?

    Brady getting his ass beat again?

    Cucumber Slumber is a badass jam! ( and song title taboot)

  13. thedayman Says:

    KC’s D lookin’ tough, this game is better than i thought so far

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Cool thing at the Furthur show: this buddy of mine who I know through friends was there and he shows me this stealie belt buckle his guy gave him. It turns out it is an Owlsley buckle, very rare. He takes it off to show me, it is signed and numbered and everything. Hot shit. Just looked them up on line and they sell for minimum $1600. His buddy just gave it to him. I want friends like that.

  15. Esteban Says:

    Anus Bong hahahahaaha

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    That was a twofer against me (Brady to Gronkowski)

    Played pinball a lot in college. Place here in Austin that has 400 vintage pinball and 250 Vintage video. Great place. ¢¢¢.

  17. EL Duderino Says:

    they’re custom made and after he died, well ya’ know

  18. angryjoggerz Says:


  19. Calpain Says:

    for your evening meditation enjoyment:

  20. Mike in Austin Says:

    Wizards sleeves

  21. Mike in Austin Says:

    Oh. Is this “create a cool band name” night?

    Waylon Smithers Allah

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Picking up my bird from whole foods tomorrow. pretty excited. Got Leo’s badass brining recipe. Gonna turn some drunkin Irish heads this Thanksgiving. 🙂

  23. joe Says:

    MIA got Gronked

  24. Gavinsdad Says:

    Stealie buckles. Another thing I was too burnt to buy at the time.

  25. Gavinsdad Says:

    @Calpain – my wife’s cousin and her husband got so fed up with there not being a good place for olds to dance that they are throwing a party sat dec 3 at the Ruba right there behind silk city on sat dec 3. All funk and soul. Should be a good one. I’ll send u the invite.

    There are actually other solid funk/soul nites in Philly …turnaround vs immaculate at the Barbary for instance…but this one off will be a good time

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