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 forever—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 Friend—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! (Further instructions are on the site)

The Field of 64

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

  1. GhostDog Says:

    I am fully on the 12.30.97 Bag train. Timeless vintage Phish.

  2. verno329 Says:

    Boogie On played a weak out of conference schedule = no love from the committee

  3. litteringand Says:

    Faht v N2O NIT Championship Game

  4. Guyute711 Says:

    Free agency starts in a couple hours. C’mon Chargers, sign some ballers and keep Jackson for crying out loud.

  5. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Poor, poor, Boogie On.

    I bet the booster club there is all sorts of dismayed.

  6. Kaveh Says:

    Phish March Madness @

    ^ Got my votes in; this should be fun to see how it turns out. *TING*

  7. Robear Says:

    Phuck that G$$$$. V Jax to the Pats please!

  8. Guyute711 Says:

    May the Pats dynasty RIP. No on likes to join a team to come in second place. 🙂

  9. butter Says:

    just stumbled upon this headphone site

    as its a constant topic here ya go:

  10. DryIceFactory Says:

    I picked Alumni because I’m sick of current Antelopes. They are all the same. If I showed you Superball’s version, you wouldnt be able to distinguish it from Bethel’s version.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    either boston or hartford. both are about an hour-ish from the city of woo when you factor in the inconveniences of travel. might be easier to find direct flights to boston from the left side of the land though

  12. marcoesq Says:

    So now OPT is doing a Final Four of best Phish SHOWS ever

  13. lumpyhead Says:

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

    yes robear.

  14. Robear Says:

    I’ve recently realized / accepted that it’s okay, to simultaneously love life in general, but hate people in general. (present company not included). I feel much more at peace now.

  15. marcoesq Says:

    They’ve got the Island Tour as the overall #1 over Cypress

  16. joe Says:

    Re: worcester options. Train from boston to worcester is frequent, easy to get to from airport and cheap if you don’t want to have to worry about a car rental situation. And/or you can kill time or a day in Boston instead of being in Hartford or Worcester (no offence to those fine cities)

  17. Robear Says:

    @ dryice,

    the ‘antelopes’ from Miami and Gorge ’11 just volunteered to be the exceptions to your rule 😛

  18. voopa Says:

    That Best Run bracket should at least include the Gorge, if not Portland in that ’98 stretch.

    I would have added Spring ’92 Santa Barbara/Stanford/Warfield/Arcata, and ’97 Shoreline>Gorge, at the very least. The only Cali shows on there are F8 and Shoreline/Ventura ’98!

    I understand, there are so many more and better shows outside of Cali, but still…the woes of a West Coast phan…

  19. marcoesq Says:


    you hitting up AC, right? We should catch up and get some waves, we’re staying right on the beach in south AC

  20. DryIceFactory Says:

    Correct. But still not what we saw in the early-mid 90s.

  21. kayatosh Says:

    LF halloween was arguably the single greatest thing they’ve ever done.

  22. Kaveh Says:

    I know I said last week that here were few and far between Hoods in 3.0 that have really blown me away. But I’m spinning this version from Miami, and I’ll say it; this is a great version. Patient as all get-out. Let’s see how it finishes….

  23. DryIceFactory Says:


    for sure. I’m staying at Showboat so if it’s peeling, I’ll be sliding around on my twinny all day. No doubt about it!

  24. verno329 Says:

    That OPT bracket is actually pretty sweet. I like the battles between shows or runs a little better than just between songs.

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    weird that they excluded the Worcester portion from the 2010 NYE Run

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