2013 Year-End Awards

12.28.13 (Jake Silco)

12.28.13 (Jake Silco)

1st Team Type II Jam Vehicles of the Year: “Carini,” “Tweezer,” “Light,” “Down With Disease,” “Chalk Dust Torture,” “Golden Age”

2nd Team: “Ghost,” “Rock and Roll,” “Twist,” “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Piper”

1st Team Type I Jam Vehicles of the Year: “David Bowie,” “Bathtub Gin,” “Stash,” “Harry Hood,” “Wolfman’s Brother”

Jam Vehicle of Year: “Carini”

MVP: Jon Fishman

Best Music of the Year: “Down with Disease > Carini,” 12/29 MSG

Most Succesful Jam of the Year: “Down With Disease” 12/29, MSG

Most Sureal Jam of the Year: “Tweezer” 7/31, Stateline, NV

First Set Jam of Year: “Split Open and Melt” 7/6, SPAC

Most Sinister Jam of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Grooviest Jam of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Most Unique Jam of the Year: “Tweezer” 11/2, Atlantic City

Unexpected Jam of the Year: “Twenty Years Later” 10/29, Reading

Underrated Jam of the Year: “Carini” 7/5, SPAC

Best Under 10-Minute Jam of the Year: “Chalk Dust Torture” 7/16, Alpharetta

Comeback Jam of the Year:“Twist”

Best New Jam: “Energy”

Best New Original: “Fuego”

Deepest Pocket of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Filthiest Funk of the Year: “Twenty Years Later” 10/29, Reading, PA

Most Adrenalized Moment of the Year: “Piper -> Taking Care of Business” 10/20, Hampton, VA

“Holy Shit!” Moment of the Year: “Woos!”  in Tahoe Tweezer—like it or not

Phishiest Moment of the Year: “Bush” funk jam in AC “Theme”

Best Guitar Solo: End of “Down With Disease” 10/29, Reading, PA

Most Fluid and Cohesive Second Set: 7/12 Jones Beach

Most Explosive Second Set: 10/20 Hampton Coliseum

Smoothest Segue: 7/6 “Carini -> Architect” SPAC

Worst Attempt at a Segue: “Sand > Light,” 7/10 PNC

Shreddiest Peak: “Ghost” 10/19, Hampton, VA

Blissiest Peak: “Down with Disease” 7/22, Toronto, ON

Best Song in Non-Traditional Spot: “Sneakin’ Sally” E, 11/1 AC

Best 3-Night Stand: 10/31-11/2 Atlantic City

Best 2-Night Stand: 7/26-27 The Gorge

Best 2-Set Show: 12/29, MSG, NY

Best 3-Set Show: 10/31, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City

Sleeper Show of the Year: 7/16 Alpharetta, GA

Outdoor Venue of the Year (Gorge not included): Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta

Indoor Venue of the Year: Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY

Best / Most wide open GA Floor: Civic Center, Hartford, CT

Venue With Chillest Employees: Hampton Coliseum

Top “What Song Are They Playing” Moment: “Chalk Dust Torture,” 7/16 Alpharetta, GA

Most Underachieving Jam: “Backwards Down the Number Line”

Best Individual Performance at a Concert: Jon Fishman 8/31, Dick’s, Commerce City, CO

Best CK5 Moment: the “rain” effect at the drop of the Hartford “Tweezer” jam

Worst Show of the Year: 10/22 Rochester, NY

Most Absurd Moment of the Year: 7/19, Chicago—Canceled show mid “Caspian” with no rain

Hardest Rainstorm of the Year: 7/12 Jones Beach

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8,179 Responses to “2013 Year-End Awards”

  1. vapebraham Says:

    long trail (VT) limbo ipa (2.3.14) — $$+. gorgeous hop array. bright citrus, pine, dandelion, and dank nose w/ hint of malt sweetness. $$$ aroma, EB like. taste doesn’t quite rise to the level of the smell, but delivers nonetheless. hop zip. resiny with dry, hollow finish. easy to drink.

    following w/ a flower power. beautifully balanced and refreshing. winner. east coast represent, represent zent.

  2. RicksFork Says:

    Thanks boys. I like my pax, but was afraid I was missing something. Pax also not so good in the cold and I ski every weekend, so that’s a problem. Love the portability though.

    Flower Power (fresh) is some of the best.

    Also, 4/4/98 2001 is the biz.

  3. roberto luongo Says:

    I’ve found none of the portables work in cold water Fork

    the PAX becomes pretty worthless under 30 degrees.

    may want to go concentrate pen for skiing. they work fine in the cold elements.

    I like the dabbler, or the atmos nail, or the cloud if you wanna go mini. they all have ceramic/titanium elemnents.

  4. RicksFork Says:

    Only wax from those pens though right RL?

  5. btb Says:

    Dudes, trailer park boys is back with 2 new seasons on Netflix starting March 31st.

    I am the liquor

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Pax works great for me….

    Next I want to get one of those pens..problem is I really don’t have someone for oils, etc..

  7. vapebraham Says:

    when one considers heady T, double sunshine, another one, flower power, hop ranch, jai alai, HotHS, limbo, Lot. No. 3 — east coast can hang w/ west coast ipas. and then there’s midwest outliers like headhunter. heady times.

    BGCA Energy

  8. vapebraham Says:

    pax works below 30 F. fact.

  9. roberto luongo Says:

    yup Ricks. just oils and waxes.

    yes vape it does work at 30 degrees. just not well. probably stops working completely around 10 degrees.

    it’s been around zero though all winter. maybe my temps are a bit lower than I’m giving PAX credit for. as someone that walks the dog in the freezing cold daily def suffers some performance issues in the winter.

  10. vapebraham Says:

    no argument. it is impaired by extreme cold.

  11. vapebraham Says:

    pax when dropped and bent up (inevitable) loses some of its aromatic integrity, i.e, folks around u know what’s up.

  12. roberto luongo Says:

    the only vape that i will pamp the grave is the volcano

    every home should have 2

    harborside has one that they installed their own high powered fan to fill the bangs quicker. hippest shit I’ve ever seen.

    can pack like a gram in that bitch and fill yourself a turkey bag when you’re running on the treadmill. massive milky bags yo!

  13. roberto luongo Says:

    ya when I’m PAX’ing Kush no hiding from anyone.

    even Vaped that shit reeks.

    accidentally had mine turn on in my pocket at Whole Foods a couple weeks back.

    “What asshat smells like Kush” were my thoughts.

    “fuck its me”

  14. phlorida phan Says:

    Buddy of mine has the digi volcano, def. is the king of vaporizers. Just don’t want to spend the $500 or so on a device. Someday I guess.

  15. little umbrellas Says:

    alright@ RL! looks like I’ll be dancing and puffin tuff wid u again, but this time in NOLA instead of SF. stoked to be there. also feelin the Phish is just extra, was hopin to go anyways.

    dank rooty jazz funk and soul here I come!

  16. little umbrellas Says:

    and @BTB. I’m down. currently devising Ricks return package, but shoot me an email,
    mr.j.toews @ geee mall

  17. little umbrellas Says:

    Tahoe Mountain Hop Dragon. 100 IBU DIPA. Crisp fruity with notes of grapefruit and pine. 9.8%

    Temples of Boom:

  18. bearito Says:

    Love my pax. Hate cleaning it. Needs to be freshened up every few uses for optimal quality. Great customer service and 10 year warranty sold me.

    Spinning this Sun Up Sun Down: A 24 Hour Phish Experience http://micksed.com/sun-up-sun-down-a-24-hour-phish-experience/

    Forgot how sick this Waves (Tech Rehearsal) is. Sheesh!

    Quality mix chock full of gems

  19. Ulysses S. Wingsuit Says:

    Fans of the Dayton Tube should check the “Dayton Tube Reprise” from Phoenix 7-21-98.


  20. George W. Kush Says:

    TeenyBrellas, you are right about Horseshoe Curve, excellent album. I was referring to studio stuff. Live Tab records (HSC, Plasma, even TAB @Tab) are pretty solid.

  21. Ulysses S. Wingsuit Says:

    Complete with Ghost jam from about 3:30 to 4:30.

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Love that Tube USW…

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    …was one of Palmer’s Picks..

  24. Ulysses S. Wingsuit Says:

    Ah yes. There’s a SBD of it floating around too, but the AUD on phishtracks isn’t bad.

    Gotta dig up the source of the AUD I had on DAT, it was niiiiice.

  25. vapebraham Says:


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