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. angryjoggerz Says:

    A few years back I called up my HS and asked them to take me off their mailing list and phone list. They were shocked, I guess they depend on alumni money or something. I have not talked to a single person from there since graduation day, place sucked. Skipped the big graduation dinner event and went to a rave instead. I think I chose wisely.

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    I had to go back and read that post to see what it was about.

    What is it with kids and their ability to either punctuate, capitalize or use the carriage return?

    If there is anything I like from you stoner fucks is your ability to write a cogent sentence and use the carriage return for a new thought.

    This Cities reminds me of those times where I was so taken to another place that I forgot I was at a concert or where I was standing. Literally. That feeling at the end of opening your eyes, and you realize you’re in a crowd of people, all lifting their heads too, and opening their eyes.

    Good stuff.

  3. tela'smuff Says:

    morning peeps. sometimes i drink a lot of beer and then call family i haven’t spoke to in awhile. spent 4 hours on the phone having heart to hearts with my bro, dad, best bud, etc. i feel better for it today.

    Great picks Miner!!!! That Cincy It’s Ice was part of a very weird set II.

    i lost my TT link. anybody want to spin some tunes?

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    : quickly googles carriage return:

  5. Spasm Waiter Says:

    I almost feel like phreedom is fake. Does that guy really exist or is he like TrippingBilly, alterego sort of deal.

  6. Robear Says:

    @ Corey, as much as I love the new soundboards, I kept the aud of 8/6/10 on my computer due to the crowd during ‘Cities’.

    The SCI tour looks so perfect for west coast. If I close my eyes and wave my hands randomly, will I hear the imaginary Phish orchestra instead?

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    there hasn’t been an actual “carriage return” use in a non-ironic/hipster manner since 1989. go back to your ivory tower, old man! get off our intrawebz!

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    Sorry, was smoking my jazz cigarettes there.

  9. Robear Says:

    Let me know what u find out @ Palmer.

    Smart ass engineer types around here……….

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    I just googled it too and still have no idea what it is.

  11. El Duderino Says:

    great news on the ‘lil disorder and GDad’s ‘lil girl.
    Happy 1st b-day to Quinn

    phreedom sonds like some folks over @ SoP

    going in for genetic screening this afternoon, kinda nervous with my uncle having MD (He passed on in his mid 40’s which is un heard of) and his sister/aunt having MS

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    Ugh. Just when I thought this place was filled with intelligent people.

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    ^^^ this

  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    that was towards AJ..

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I can spin for a bit and then I’ll be lunching, but then I can TT again after that if’n you are willin’

  16. El Duderino Says:

    the waving is only for Page’s gimmicky tricks Robear, nothing more kid 😉

  17. Mike in Austin Says:

    My timing was better Mr. P.

  18. garretc Says:

    Seriously people. You all lived much closer to the typewriter era than I did, why do I know what a carriage return is and y’all have to go google it on the intertrons?

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    ok, i’m in T3. looks like moving to a new mac has caused me to lose my old TT profile. starting from scratch.

  20. El Duderino Says:

    I remember taking typing in HS

  21. garretc Says:

    Seriously, adults these days…

    *shakes head*

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I remember bringing one of those hybrid Smith Corona word processor things with me freshman year of college. What a pos

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    I took typing in HS. I can type at about 90 wpm.

    Most importantly I learned not to look at the keyboard typing, so I could look down Elisa Carlson’s glorious shirt and C cups when she was typing with her head turned.

  24. El Duderino Says:

    definitely a generational thing, I bet folks AW’s age and younger didn’t have typing in HS or they called it something else maybe

  25. kenny powers Says:

    @ tela’s

    i do the same thing, except it’s on FB and involves confessing to all of the girls i used to have crushes on but never did anything about. and unlike you feeling good about it the next day, i usually have to apologize for at least one especially egregious comment.

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