TTFT: Miami ’09 & March Madness

12.29.09 - Miami, FL (Wendy Rogell)

As we finish our audio retrospective of 2009, today brings us to Miami. Riding the cresting momentum of fall tour’s back end, there was a sense that something special would happen down south. Heading to the proximity of Big Cypress ten years later and back to American Airlines Arena six years later, plenty of memories and anticipation hung in the air. And when the band left Miami, they had found a new sense of musical purpose, bringing their playing to a new level while inspiring the community and making the future look brighter than ever. Mike had been using his envelope filter more and more towards the end of fall, and in a New Year’s Run in which he was the undeniable leader, the effect was prominent in many of the jams. Achieving a new level of musical density, Phish was hitting on all cylinders as the calendar turned to 2010. Today’s playlist is comprised entirely of Miami highlights. Stay tuned from a trip through 2010 starting tomorrow.


Tweezer -> Caspian” 12.29 II



Back on the Train” 12.30 II



Ghost” 12.31 II



Rock and Roll > Piper” 12.31 II



Corrina” 12.30 I



Harry Hood” 12.28 II



Reba” 12.29 I



Boogie On -> Antelope” 12.30 II



Phish March Madness @!

64 songs, 1 champion! A tournament to end hotel room debates foreverโ€”Phish March Madness has arrived! The songs have been seeded by the committee and the first round games are already underway, hosted by my good friend at Trey Is My Friendโ€”a Phish news, rumor, and satire blog. Head on over to cast your vote for the first round matchups now! There are some ridiculous Sweet 16 “games” brewing if seedings hold up! This should be fun! Is “YEM” the champ? Will “Tweezer” crush all? Will 2012 bring a Cinderella story? With your help, we’ll find out!ย (Further instructions are on the site)

The Field of 64

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435 Responses to “TTFT: Miami ’09 & March Madness”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    garretc: you almost have a starting five antelope team right there.

  2. litteringand Says:

    Miner- where’s the NIT, Jennifer Dance vs. Talk etc ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. voopa Says:

    Murat Gin was ’93 NOOB!

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Miami Sand!

  5. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    I need the BB help!

    Work brackets and I have no clue.

    Anyone want to help a brother out?

    justino AT azheads DOT com

  6. verno329 Says:

    @Al Auburn Hills all the way for me, of those three. 11/19/97 would get plenty of votes too

  7. garretc Says:

    @voopa must be a noob too then:

    Friday, 06/24/1994
    Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

    Set 1: Divided Sky, Wilson[1], It’s Ice > Fee[2] > All Things Reconsidered, The Sloth > Paul and Silas > Horn > Reba[3], Sweet Adeline[4], Sample in a Jar

    Set 2: Demand > Run Like an Antelope[5], Halley’s Comet > The Curtain > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Simple -> Sanity > Llama, Dog Faced Boy[6], Poor Heart[6], Cavern[7], Carolina[4], Down with Disease

    Encore: Rocky Top

    Pow! Take that!

  8. garretc Says:

    Oh wait, you said Gin. I said Antelope.

    We’re both right!


  9. kayatosh Says:


  10. garretc Says:

    Pow indeed, my good man.

    And @Lumpy, this might be because unlike many I already have an Alumni under my belt, but I’d still much rather get an Antelope than an Alumni this summer

  11. Al Says:

    I thought they’d released big parts of Set II Champaign 97 already as a filler on those LP Cd-Edition releases. Tht’s why I didn’t mention that.

    By the way, I’d go with Bryce Jordan!
    Miner, where are you :-O

    I better run

  12. halcyon Says:

    This boogielope is swanky. Next time they play Miami they need to incorporate some latin rhythms.

  13. Phamily Berzerker Says:


  14. kayatosh Says:

    looks like I’m not doing much for the next 27 mins. or so. 9.14.99 Ac/Dc Bag just shuffled in. This version takes Bag far in the tourney.

  15. lumpyhead Says:

    well, you prolly will, GC.

    related, what shows you hittin?

  16. garretc Says:


    Yeah, the odds are certainly in Antelopes favor! As for what shows for me, that remains to be seen… I’m strictly west coast this summer, so I’m at the mercy of leg 2 dates

  17. Al Says:


    If you shuffle your hard drive – take another 15 min afterwards and spin the Deer Creek 6/19/95 Reba. Do yourself the favour.

  18. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    The phish madenss thing ais flawed as Boogie On did not even make it to the tourney.

    Seriously Flawed! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. lumpyhead Says:

    same boat, with the exception of AC.

  20. oldskool Says:

    @Kaya, so does 12/30/97

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    boogie on is NIT bound ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. kayatosh Says:

    right, oldskool (re. 12.30.97 bag). Bag could win it all.

    Al: I am familiar w/ that 6.19.95 Reba. I feel like I may have spun it recently, but then again, maybe not. great one.

    Julius, Foam, Dinner & a Movie — NIT.

  23. butter Says:

    see u kids in Woost (i should fly into Boston, right?)

  24. Kaveh Says:

    12.28.09: Light -> H2 -> Groove = very nice!

  25. Robear Says:

    Miami was far and away the best 3.0 NYE run, ESP when taken in context.

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