TTFM: Summer ’96

Summer 1996—Pollack T-shirt

1996 Summer Tour T-Shirt (Pollock)

With Summer Tour 2012 rapidly approaching, let’s continue a look at summers past with ’96. I’m not trying to pull the ten “best” jams from each summer, but just ten great ones. Enjoy the picks from this underrated tour!

Wilson > Disease” 8.14.96 I, Hershey, PA



Reba” 8.4.96 II, Morrison, CO



Antelope” 8.12.96 II, Noblesville, IN



Split” 8.12.96 I, Noblesville, IN



Tweezer” 8.14.96 II, Hershey, PA



Harry Hood” 8.16.96 III, Plattsburgh, NY

Mike’s > Lifeboy” 8.13.96 II, Noblesville, IN



Slave” 8.17.96 II, Plattsburgh, NY




Robert Champion of The Sloping Companion is running an essay contest for those that “Like” The Sloping Companion Facebook Page. The winner will win a recycled/upcycled wood art piece. All anyone has to do to enter is write a short, two-to-three paragraph essay about why they are so passionate about Phish. The contest is running for about two weeks and the winner will have their piece aired on the show, will be on the station, and will win a specially-created, one of a kind art piece.

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387 Responses to “TTFM: Summer ’96”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    Don’t jinx it!!

  2. dognamedwilson Says:

    SillyWilly Says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Because the civilized economy is extractive, because it rewards those who exploit humans and non-humans, that is, because it rewards those who do not give back to the landbase what it needs, that is, because it rewards people for disconnecting themselves from the reciprocal relationships that characterize (human or non-human) sustainable economies and relationships, those who value the accumulation of money or power over life will always have more money or power than those who value life over money or power.

    ::wonders if SW saw today’s NPR story ranking the Congresses collective intelligence by average length of sentence, assumes he must have, realizes the convention-challenging use of the word “because” to begin the sentence is mindblowingly clever::

    Nicely done, sir

  3. BingosBrother Says:

    Heartland Shuffle gd. and thats if I’m lucky.

  4. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Any of you guys read Jeffrey toobin’s article about the Citizens united supreme court decision in te new Yorker?

    So so disturbing. It’s all rigged.

    Hey silly, are any of those tribes you like recruiting weaklings who have no skills other than talking to sad people?

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    new Sigur Ros = dreamy

  6. angryjoggerz Says:

    as is Dabney Coleman in a bondage outfit

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    Mr. C has time for tweeting, but not BB’ing. Funny shit though.!/YEMblog/status/204990900835860480

  8. joe Says:

    saved this hood for a good time. soul needed some uplifting

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    Dr. Pro

    we need you on the front lines, man

    and some of those tribes no longer exist.

    “In war, they will kill some of us, but we will destroy all of them” – Thomas Jefferson.

    Your work is immensely valuable, Dr Pro. I know it may get tough sometimes, but your clients need you.

  10. SillyWilly Says:


    that’s funny, man.

  11. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Thanks Will

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    wish I could look you in the eye and return your thanks.

    you’ll be at AC3, right?

  13. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Just a little burnt. Actually so burned out I haven’t even been able to get properly excited about shows this summer

    It’ll come, I know, but starting your own business and chasing a toddler around has taken it out of me

  14. Dr Pronoia Says:

    AC1 only for me. Then a wedding, then fathers day

    AC1 tho will be the day after my bday so I really want to go crazy

  15. stapes Says:

    @ Silly
    Best of luck with this job interview as it sounds like it would fit you well and you’d be in a place you like and feel comfortable. Also seems likes you got it in the bag.

    I was just back in central IL all weekend and my friend that I went to kindergarten all the way through HS with is a public defender. Works at the local public defender office part-time and just opened his own office. If you are looking for something in the future drop me a line. I could put you in touch. I have no idea if he’d know of anything but you never know.

  16. butter Says:

    Sick!!!! Warriors new stadium in SF concept renderings

    2017-18 NBA season enhancing SF’s playground to an even sicker level!!!!!

  17. MiA Says:

    Nice. Love me some good architecture.

    That was written at an 8th grade level according to the Sunlight Foundation’s literary analysis computer.

    16 days!

  18. Gavinsdad Says:

    White rhino/Sculpin combo for the Finish.

    Looking forward to shows. So much work up until then.

    Furthest out speakers pageside. Hope dude brings the blue AstroTurf from Oswego.

  19. joe Says:

    Racking brain for good outdoor activities for Worcester for Friday. Lake Quinsigamund (sp) I guess. Could also try the bb golf open. Almost time for the planning stages.

  20. stapes Says:

    I’m already looking forward to a good multi-night run at that new SF stadium. Maybe a nice 4 night NYE run?!?!? Location is sweet.

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    is it me or is it kind of stupid to build a multi billion dollar arena in the ocean where there are earthquakes?

  22. ae Says:

    miner, i thought you were going to say in the middle of brooklyn where there’s no parking and lots of people living.

    saw jack white tonight. he’s the best.

  23. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    LA KINGSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. ElJefe Says:

    Ae- was it the man band or the women? Saw some of his set at the Hang Out. Was it bit meh omho.

  25. sumodie Says:


    very impressive

    terrific cast, great direction (kudos to Joss Whedon): one of the best super hero flicks

    and the super hero genre is really not my thang (my money’s riding on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus for intense summer flick, and then there’s Wes Anderson’s latest)

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