TTFM: Turning It Up—Fall 2010

10.30.10—Atlantic City, NJ (Dave Lavery)

Following a festival slot at Austin City Limits, Phish’s fall tour of 2010 began in earnest with an intimate three-night stand a Broomfield, Colorado. While these shows didn’t hold up as tour highlights come, they were a solid starter pack for what would be the band’s best 3.0 tour to that point. This tour contained several indelible trends, and the first began in Broomfield—”Light” as a vehicle for quickened groove. What had been primarily an abstract and “ambient”-slanted jam, transformed in Broomfield, upping the song’s potential for improv, and several stellar versions would follow. Another Fall trend was the transformation of “Carini” into a blissed out jam. The band took the demonic piece and continuously flipped it upside down, transforming its path into melodic realms. Finally, durng Fall 2010, “Sand” evolved from a platform for guitar fireworks into a whole-band jam, and was a centerpiece of fall. Surrounding these metamorphoses, Phish’s musical efficiency and proficiency both soared, but the band’s lock-step jamming didn’t fully click until their second performance in Charleston. From that point, Phish traveled north for the rest of the tour—two weeks that saw the band’s consistency return like never before in this era. Less Amherst, the band ran off a stretch standout performances in Augusta, Utica, Providence, Manchester, and three in AC. When this tour ended, the community was flying high as the band seemed destined for greatness again. Today’s playlist—featuring a few more than ten tracks—brings us back though the hottest stretch of Fall 2010.

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Crosseyed and Painless” 10.16 II, Charleston, SC

A three-tiered beast of the likes we rarely hear this era.

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2001 > Tweezer” 10.16 II

A high-octane, mid-set pairing from the band’s fire-stoking show.

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Light” 10.19 II, Augusta, ME

My pick for the version of Fall, combining both groove-based and abstract elements.

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Reba” 10.19 E, Augusta. ME

Out of nowhere Phish dropped one of the elite “Rebas” ever.

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Run Like an Antelope” 10.20 I, Utica, NY

The Utica “Antelope” went where no modern version has been before or after.

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Split > Have Mercy > Piper > Split” 10.20 II, Utica, NY

The unforgettable sequence from Utica’s second set.

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Rock and Roll > Carini” 10.22 II, Providence, RI

Some avant-garde psychedelia into, arguably, the “Carini” of tour.

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Light” 10.26 II, Manchester, NH

A groove-centric rendition that saw a reprise of the “Alumni Blues” funk from the opening set

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Ghost -> Mango” 10.26 II

A fierce “Ghost” that, for some reason, doesn’t get mentioned much.

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Cities” 10.29 I, Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic “Cities.”

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Sand > Carini” 10.29 II

Two staples of tour came together in the opening show of AC.

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Chalk Dust -> Whole Lotta Love -> Chalk Dust” 10.30 I

Was this a Halloween trick or tease? During setbreak, opinions varied.

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2001 > David Bowie” 10.30 II

After the Zeppelin antics, the band got down to business at the end of the 30th.

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Stash” 10.31 I

The improvisational beast of Halloween.

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Fat Man In a Bathtub” 10.31 II

The kick off of one of Phish’s more fun Halloween sets ever.

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Spanish Moon” 10.31 II

The highlight of “Waiting For Columbus” that we are still waiting to see reemerge.

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2012 Champion: “YOU ENJOY MYSELF”

"You Enjoy Myself"

From Trey is My Friend: “Congratulations to “You Enjoy Myself!” You have won the 2012 Phish March Madness tournament! What a final game… there were probably 20+ lead changes with both teams refusing to bow out without a fight. “Tweezer” was up by 5 votes with 15 minutes to go but “YEM” was able to scrap back in the final few ticks and win by a score of 546-540. Wow! what a great way to finish an amazing tournament. Thank you all so much for making it so fun and so interesting. I’m kinda sad it’s all over :tear: but I’m so happy it was an exciting finish. Thank you once again for voting over and over again and keeping things interactive. Cheers everyone!”

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674 Responses to “TTFM: Turning It Up—Fall 2010”

  1. Mr. Palmer Says:

    :)

  2. plord Says:

    [Giant exhale]

    Ok then. Taking off on vaca to the left coast tomorrow morning with the whole fam. Hangin’ with Mickey and Minnie Thursday (don’t judge); Venice Beach and boardwalk Friday; my new nephew’s christening and whole family hangout all weekend. Then zoom North, drop the Teen off with her old schoolmates in Concord for the week and couch-surf around the Bay staying with friends. Staying in the Sunset mostly; probably do a day in GG Park & the Exploratorium, a day or two around Berkeley/El Cerrito, and a day hiking Mt. Tam. Hopefully train at my old aikido dojo for a night. Hopefully steal away with the wife for Ethiopian food (Cafe Colucci, people. Know it). *Maybe* drive down for a day in Monterey instead of hiking, depending on weather.

    Robear: Would love to steal North and chill but this trip is kid-centric all the way and I can’t see it happening this time. Kinda bummed but we ran out of days real quick when we asked them what they wanted to see/missed the most.

    Then! Come back, survive the rest of April, and May is non stop awesome. Shpongle, Spiritualized, and Kimock shows all bunched together, and by the time I’m all recovered from that it’ll be mere days until Woosta.

    Liking the shape of all that.

  3. alf Says:

    tt sesh: we are live now

  4. Gavinsdad Says:

    Sounds nice Plord. I’ll be in LA for a few days next week but all I’ll be thinking about is SF…where I haven’t been since ’93. Enjoy time w ur fam!

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’ll be in Kansas city next week… Don’t think we have any bbers there though

  6. ThePigSong Says:

    wait, so Hands on a Hard Body is legit. I guess I kind of thought it was a joke…

    Trey FB page

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    wait, so Hands on a Hard Body is legit. I guess I kind of thought it was a joke…

    ^ awesome post @ThePigSong

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    women are so crazy. bottom line. end of discussion.

  9. kenny powers Says:

    plord

    are those 3 shows all in VT? if not, i want to know where!

  10. Robear Says:

    plord, how long will you be in city?

  11. verno329 Says:

    @plord did you get those Zero discs today?

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    “women are so crazy. bottom line. end of discussion.”

    ^ what is the context of this statement? I missed it. I agree 100%, just curious.

  13. bouncin fan Says:

    http://turntable.fm/bb_spiritual_plinko_funk

  14. bouncin fan Says:

    droppin a sick ass live Jeremy

  15. plord Says:

    Verno: discs received!

    Robear: in SF 2nd mid-day through 7th, fly out morning of the 8th. The kids control the calendar, so far the only things that *I* have planned and locked down is Tuesday night aikido and Saturday night mayhem dinner party with friends and kids and friends’ kids.

    KP: Kimock and Shpongle are at Higher Ground, but I’m headed to Boston for Spiritualized at the Paradise Rock club. Never been, know nothing about the venue. Tix were still available a couple weeks ago.

  16. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Dub lesson fron Mad Professor.. This is dope

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wIwZbn26eJc

  17. joe Says:

    tickets still available, along with a few other good shows coming up. Venue is pretty good in places.

  18. joe Says:

    someone needs to take over might spot in the tt

  19. joe Says:

    my spot

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    paradise is a fun room, but shallow and wide. there are some blind spots on the edges of the floor due to pillars. sound can be loud and muddy due to the configuration depending on how they set up the sound. a great spot is the balcony on either side of the soundboard, but you might have to get there kinda early to secure that space. floor can get pretty nutso what with is being smallish.

  21. kenny powers Says:

    my soul is shallow and wide, t3.

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    @palmer, just a drive by observation based on the events of my life today. Sometimes, it just needs to be said.

  23. kenny powers Says:

    women ARE fucking insane. and the fact that they think they are so grounded in truth and that the man in their life is the one that needs to figure shit out? i mean…ok.

    (bitter much?)

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    haha…gotcha.

    Scientist w/ the Upsetters! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GvhMHJKJvM&feature=related

    ..sorry just discovered these sick videos. In the studio, recording together.

  25. kenny powers Says:

    yes, i am

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