TTFF: The Venues of 2012

6.10.11—Camden, NJ (Graham Lucas)

With the announcement of dates, a new excitement is in the air. Phish is, once again, within reach, even if its three plus months away. But in early anticipation of Summer 2012, today’s playlist is comprised of selections from venues that the band will play this summer. Enjoy the multi-era’d retrospective as we fade into the first weekend of March.


Cities -> Good Times Bad Times” 8.10.97 II, Noblesville, IN

The centerpiece of my favorite show ever played at Deer Creek.



Disease -> What’s the Use?” 8.14.10 II, East Troy, WI

A modern-day classic from Alpine Valley 2010, already commemorated on DVD.



Number Line” 6.12.10 II, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

A sinister jam from the second show of tour at Blossom.



Tweezer” 12.28.95 II, Worcester, MA

Phish dropped this big-time “Tweezer” at The Centrum on the opening night of New Year’s Run ’95.



Gumbo” 8.13.97 II, Burgettstown, PA

This version from Star Lake is my favorite “Gumbo” of all time.



It’s Ice”  9.20.00 II, Cincinatti, OH

An out-of-nowhere plunge into psychedelic depths at Riverbend on Phish’s final tour before hiatus.



Sand” 6.19.11 II, Portsmouth, VA

To know this “Sand” is to love it. Every time I listen to this version from nTelos, I like it more and more. Trey absolutely destroys this piece in the context of a whole-band exchange. In my opinion, its the best version of an impressive year of “Sands.”



Reba” 6.2.09 I, Wantagh, NY

Phish dropped this gorgeous “Reba” in the early-evening at Jones Beach on the second night of 2009’s first tour.



Kill Devil Falls > Free” 6.12.09, Manchester, TN

This jam highlighted Phish’s late-night slot at Bonnaroo—the first of two performances.



Walls > Bowie” 6.19.04 I, Saratoga Springs, NY

The otherworldly second set of this SPAC show has always overshadowed this demonic combo from the first.

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763 Responses to “TTFF: The Venues of 2012”

  1. phoammhead Says:

    oh yeah . . . forgot to mention . . . tarheels …..yessss!!!!! watched the game in hotel room in athens before heading out last night. great game for unc . . . sweet, sweet revenge and acc regular season champs!

  2. El Duderino Says:

    Bulls -vs- 76er’s @ 7:00pm eastern ESPN

  3. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Love how you buried the news in a bunch of show reviews. Very bb

  4. phoammhead Says:

    thanks drP and rooster!

    the malah were really good . . . three guy electronica jam outfit – no singing. lotus was tight and on point . . . five member outfit. believe only one tune with singing. played some newer stuff and some old classics. sold out show. i really like lotus lead guitarist . . clean lines, good tone.

  5. Robear Says:

    hey Phoam! congrats, and phantastic story. the love you and bek have can be felt across the board, so to speak. hope you decide to honeymoon in the Redwoods!

  6. phoammhead Says:

    thanks, robear!

  7. Guyute711 Says:

    Congrats phoamm!!! Glad to hear you were engaged somewhere I took boomers. 🙂

  8. Robear Says:

    i’m down with the ATL new year’s run idea, too.

  9. phoammhead Says:

    ha G7 – thanks!

  10. gavinsdad Says:

    Congrats Phoamm and BEK…a new life ahead 🙂

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    Nice phoamm! Congrats to you an BEK. Sounds like a hell of a weekend, topped off with a W last night…

    I’m licking my wounds from that OSU v MSU matchup earlier.

  12. ThePigSong Says:

    Just don’t set a date before Phish drops theirs… 🙂

  13. phoammhead Says:

    Thx gdad . . . yeah, life on the move.

    And pig – thanks – yeah, from all the shit I’ve given peeps skipping shows for weddings, karma may be conspiring against me and we will probably plan wedding same weekend as next phesti.

  14. El Duderino Says:

    time to work on a ‘lil phoammy 😉

  15. gavinsdad Says:

    no worries @phoamm…the date you pick Phish will play another amherst/robear show…nothing to worry about.

  16. sumodie Says:

    congrats to phoamm & bek!

    karma wants you to get married AT the 2013 phish festi

  17. sumodie Says:

    ::prays for a 2013 festi in Hawaii or Costa Rica::

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    Wedding at the the next festi, duhh

  19. ThePigSong Says:

    :: slow to the draw’d ::

  20. ThePigSong Says:

    Karma Police’d

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    C’mon Bulls. 76’ers are good, though, and they are all over Rose.

    ::still feels awkward spors talking::

  22. phoammhead Says:

    Cheers, sumo!

  23. BingosBrother Says:

    I like that you’re into it AJ. I hate basketball, but I’m comin around on the Bulls cause of you.

  24. El Duderino Says:

    nail bitter

  25. El Duderino Says:

    or biter

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