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. kenny powers Says:

    Crazy how the first show after Fenway has really good Reba and Hoods, and a beautiful If I Could in an odd set-closing spot. Too bad the Mike’s Groove was craptastic! that Hood though…Page McConnell, ladies and gentlemen.

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    You had to listen to whole shows with the tapes. Fast forward or rewind was a pain in the ass, especially if you were driving.

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    pink and grey braided headband

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    Still couldn’t hide my bulge. Jesus.

  5. Mike in Austin Says:

    Wait, can I delete that post too?

  6. angryjoggerz Says:


  7. Mike in Austin Says:


  8. SillyWilly Says:

    Happy Friday, all

    amazing what having dates does for my attitude

    saw Bela and the Flecktones last night in madison

    really fun to see them all back together. very good show.

  9. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    keep it clean. there are kids present.

    :Looks at Garret over the top of his glasses:

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    in college towns, sometimes working out isn’t about working out

    *lessons learned in law school.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    in college towns life, sometimes working out isn’t about working out

  12. tela'smuff Says:

    hey Silly. any other thoughts comments on Bela? i might hit that show in Boulder. Futureman still playing that drum pad guitar?

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    i’d say that’s true in many places

    but my parents lived in cedar falls, ia when i was in college

    going to the ol’ public rec really, REALLY was all about working out

  14. garretc Says:

    Ouch, Pham… I’ll have you know that I am no longer a kid, and am in fact a full on, legal, honest-to-goodness MAN, dammit!

    Hell, I can even legally drink! Almost… In, uh, just under two months…

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


  16. garretc Says:

    Silly, I don’t know how you do it man… I’m in the middle of writing my prospectus for a research paper in my Law and Economics class, and I spent about 4 hours last night browsing through court cases looking for something to write about and I wanted to tear my eyes out just to ease the boredom.

    I can’t believe you have to do this all the time!

  17. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    :chops busting:

    That’s all, hombre.

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    Yeah, Futureman was playing the drumpad

    Victor Wooten was being himself. Love him or hate him, I like him.

    I’d say the unexpected treat of the night was Howard Levy being on absolute fire

    I recommend it, Telas. They mixed some classics with the new stuff off Rocket Science

    it was a blast.

  19. Robear Says:

    MiA is coming out for the inaugural Trippin’ on the Trinity party. complete with swimming, rafting, kayaking, hiking, chillaxing and a constant supply of goodies.

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    Type III: perfect.


    Thanks for the co-misery, man.

    The thing I hate about law and using case law is there’s no real creativity to it. Precedent and the cases only leave you with several arguments to make. The playing field is severely limited and judges act like they are genius philosophers.

    I don’t what you want to write about, but feel free to email me if you want to bounce some ideas off me. I’ve taken a couple jurisprudence classes and even read one of Richard Posner’s books. The 7th Circuit where I work is one of the strongholds of the L&E movement.

    Plus, I’ve got a lexisnexis account which could provide you a ton of research.

  21. garretc Says:

    It’s cool Pham, me too.

    The day I actually get offended by something someone says to me is the day that… Uhm…

    I got nothing

  22. SillyWilly Says:


  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    This Kurt Vile is good.

    That sounds so much better than Atlantic City to me Robear.

  24. garretc Says:


    Thanks for the offer, we’ll see if I have any questions… I actually have lexis access through school here, that’s what I’ve been browsing through. This prospectus is due in a few hours, so I’m pretty much stuck with what I came up with so far (Lemat v. Barry, essentially a breach of basketball contract between Richard Barry and the Warriors in ’69), but yeah, I might very well have questions and need of advice soon, as even if I can use this case (technically the cases are supposed to be recent, and this one seems pretty straightforward, but I was on a short time frame) I’ll have to stretch to fill 12-15 pages I think…

    I will admit to not giving this class my all, and should frankly have dropped it when I had the chance, as I don’t actually need it for grad requirements and just thought it might be interesting. Boy was I wrong! Haha

  25. voopa Says:

    Wow, 2 Warriors mentions today.

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