Let the Madness Begin…

Tourney Time 2012

Enjoy the first round of action today, and here is a powerhouse playlist to rock with or without the ballgames. Also, make sure to cast your vote in Trey Is My Friend’s championship song bracket‘s Round of 32 by the end of today! And then head back for the Sweet 16 tomorrow! In the Phish universe, ticket madness is about to explode over the weekend as all the show of Leg One go on sale in two days! Get your strategies prepared!


Split Open and Melt -> Catapult” 12.31.99 I, Big Cypress, FL

One of the top highlights from Big Cypress—an all-time great.



Reba” 6.13.94 II Kansas City, KS

1994 and “Reba,” a match made in heaven. Here is another stellar version.



Ghost” 8.7.98 I, Raleigh, NC

A first set bomb after the rain stopped at Walnut Creek ’98.



Piper” 8.8.98 II, Columbia, MD

As Phish came back from Europe, after dropping Prague’s 7/6/98 version, “Piper” continued to expand.



Tweezer” 11.3.96 II, Gainesville, FL

A groovy and percussive version with Karl Perazzo; two shows after “Remain In Light” you can already hear the influence of the album’s style.



YEM -> Izabella” 7.26.97 II, Austin, TX

Everyone knows “Tweezabella,” but do you know her sister “YEMabella?”



Stash” 11.13.97 II, Las Vegas, NV

Phish dropped this mammoth “Stash” on the first night of Fall ’97. Funk, what?

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409 Responses to “Let the Madness Begin…”

  1. BingosBrother Says:

    “You’re better at being an asshole than me.”

    I think you’ve got it after that one. That hurts bro.

  2. tela'smuff Says:

    yeah, leaning towards AC, but 7 shows, road trip, get a family visit in on the midwest run. AC + large BB crew, easy logistics, shamoo, Leo half naked on the beach. can’t pass it up.

  3. lastwaltzer Says:

    Never saw this Trey interview but I think it explains why we are getting what we get: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2XNDCVrNn0&context=C423ac4fADvjVQa1PpcFPYdWptRahFLAE0_eXMorvXVS5P0OE4wjs=

    skip to around 13:10

    He is doing what he thinks people want……and he’s probably right.

    Folow your muse Trey.

  4. MiA Says:

    Bingos, yeah, kinda went nuclear with that one.

  5. MiA Says:

    It felt very AWish tp say that.

    You gave up too easy. Try again.

  6. MiA Says:

    to, not tp.

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    I could never be AW if only for the fact that I love large sweaty women. Deer Creek and Alpine FTW.

  8. MiA Says:

    Felt like I was channeling Walter White a bit more than AW there.

  9. BingosBrother Says:

    Off to the 10 year old girls volleyball playoffs. Gotta slap my kid around and get her hyped up. Mind Madness baby!

  10. Duder Says:

    Trey’s brain fires along at light speed.

    I like and get the entertainer/artist dealy and those trappings like the dress for ex.

  11. Duder Says:

    puy away the dress…

  12. Duder Says:


  13. lastwaltzer Says:

    there are three other parts to that dude, worth watching.

  14. phoammhead Says:

    trey thinks too much

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    We all think too much….

  16. MiA Says:

    I don’t think very much.

  17. dusty Says:

    check out the wax candles you put in your ear and light. Vacuum sucks out some ear wax…not as good as a proper one, but good. You need a helper to give you a heads up before the flame gets too close to your ear.

  18. Spasm Waiter Says:

    “I like to feel people rock out.”

  19. Duder Says:

    Palmer, you and Cub makin’ it to the Beacon this week?

  20. Spasm Waiter Says:

    You are a jam band. Jam.

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I doubt it. I haven’t heard anything. Maybe though. I think he said the 20th was a date he could go.

  22. MiA Says:

    Great drop LW. Trey really struggled with that question. He knows that he wants to entertain us, but a good question is what “entertains” us?

    I’m not even sure who “us” is.

    That’s why I don’t think to much. I end up with that kind of sentence.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Out of an audience of , say 20k at a Phish show. What percentage do you guys think are “jam chaser’? Rockers?, weird setlist, bustouts, antics fans?

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    plus you have the peeps who are just there to party, do drugs, get drunk etc….

  25. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    :Wants to see someone with a sign that says “Play the Brown Note” this summer:

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