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. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    those word processor things sucked major ass. had one in high school. it was easier to use an old typewriter that had an actual carriage.

  2. Guyute711 Says:

    I skipped the high school typing class but took one in the single semester I spent in CC. I still hunt and peck but I’m quick you.

  3. Guyute711 Says:

    I just can’t form proper sentences.

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I imagine it has to be a lot easier to be in school these days. All the info you need is available on the internets. Remember having to actually research using books? Do they even print encyclopedias anymore?

  5. Mike in Austin Says:

    Do they teach small gas engines anymore, or do you just take “Learning AJAX and Ruby on Rails for programming iPhones” today?

  6. Mr.Miner Says:

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

    ^ this was HS for me. But yes, an epic invention at the time that seems archaic now. loved it though, the little flip up screen and all…

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I doubt they even teach typing anymore. what’s the point? everyone uses cpus from before they can walk. it’s a secondary skill now. no need to work on form or speed when it is ubiquitous

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    i still dont know how to type properly.

  9. tela'smuff Says:

    love it @KP. those girls could be so lucky.

  10. butter Says:

    If u hula hoop and shut your eyes, then yes Robear

    Morning guys, traveling back to the mainland this afternoon, one more Maui morning first, tho

    So we’re throwin around the Bill Graham Civic rumor again, huh? I can get behind that!!

  11. El Duderino Says:

    power mechanics class it was called… I took that freshman year.

  12. Robear Says:

    Got it! Noise canceling headphones and the previous night Phish show, loaded on the iPod, no spoiler stylee. Close eyes, twirl hula hoop, spin Phish in headphones, hi five @ cow funk and zzyzx. Maybe I will do west coast SCI tour.

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Today’s It’s Ice is a revelation for me. Never heard it. Always loved that song. This is probably my favorite version now. Anymore remotely like this one?

  14. garretc Says:

    We were taught how to type in middle school. HS shop classes lost out in the budget cuts…

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    @butter, yeah from what I hear its on at Bill Graham.

    @palmer, while there are a couple other somewhat extended middle sections, don’t think are any other full on blowouts like this one.

  16. garretc Says:

    “This is probably my favorite version now”

    Just like a good fleggionaire, eh Palmer?

    Miner: “Jump!”

    Palmer: “How high?”

  17. Robear Says:

    that was a sick it’s ice. took it in from the horse track, right next to the venue. kiddo in stroller. made for a nice evening after the freezing deluge of rain all day.

    typing is the best class i took in HS. most used skill from the era.

  18. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    I am huggiebear! :/

  19. jerseyjim Says:

    wrt: carriage returns – maybe this will help…

    best comment: where’s the ding?

  20. El Duderino Says:

    BGCC/HJKA, aren’t these two venues the same, basically?

  21. Steve P. Says:

    Deer Creek Cities is my fav prob ever, that was a fun time!

  22. garretc Says:

    HJKA, dude?

  23. El Duderino Says:

    I meant in size and shape

  24. El Duderino Says:

    Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium

    I’ve been here and have driven past the BGCC

  25. Robear Says:

    for Phish, any ball’s between the legs this year @miner?

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