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. BingosBrother Says:

    Pax Nation

  2. lumpyhead Says:

    holy shit @ BTB

  3. MiA Says:

    “What asshat smells like Kush” were my thoughts.

  4. MiA Says:

    ^would have looked to see Stoney Case was around me…

  5. MiA Says:

    Props to AAPL who just replaced my MBP battery that exploded. Woot!

  6. Luther T. Justice Says:

    @btb
    Are we gonna hit this Ohio Juggalo fest or what? I love Faygo.

  7. jtran Says:

    New music hipsters I’d also suggest CEO – wonderland and mark mcguire – along the way

    Interested on your McGuire thoughts telas

  8. jtran Says:

    Apparently he wrote played and produced the whole album

  9. BooVT Says:

    First spin of Dayton Tube right now.
    While my wife watches American Idol.
    My choice of music is better.

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    First spin ever? So rad

  11. BooVT Says:

    Yes, first listen ever. I think I’ll listen again, immediately after. Then just continue with the rest of the show. I learn something here every day. Very grateful.

  12. Luther T. Justice Says:

    The whole Dayton first set is worth a listen.

  13. phishm Says:

    Dang Boo, that’s a good one. That happened to be my dad’s first show. He and I got down big time that night.

  14. BooVT Says:

    I’m trying to think/remember concerts I saw with my dad… George Thorogood. Chuck Berry. Not Phish.

  15. Stoney Case Says:

    BooVT spin 2 for me. In the last 2 days. This one on the home system. Here’s your next one

    13:30 of the Denver 11/17/97 Johhy B Goode: Welcome to the 4th dimension

  16. vegas wolfmans Says:

    I suggest spinning that Slave that follows the #tubejam. Could be an in the room bias and where my head was at, but that set remains a peak all-time experience for me (anyband anywhere anytime). As @honestvape stated earlier, band could have not played a second set and I would have left satisfied. FTR, I don’t give a shit if the Bag->Psycho Killer segue was rehearsed at great length, it was pure gold.

  17. MiA Says:

    The It’s Ice floored me. I was also there and it was a peak experience.

  18. vegas wolfmans Says:

    :Hi 5s MiA:

    Pretty spectacular/underpimped Reba in the 2nd taboot. Love that jam.

  19. Stoney Case Says:

    Daytunderated

    Sashimi grade

  20. BooVT Says:

    Listened to Dayton Tube (twice) thru Boogie on. As good as advertised.

    Now on to the Johnny b Goode. In honor of the Chuck Berry concert I attended with my dad. Lyrics were botched in both first two verses, so far, but I don’t think it matters…

    Thanks for the recs, everyone.

  21. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Now that Dayton venue only has country music concerts & monster, monster, monster truck shows.

  22. phishm Says:

    I really liked that venue. Every show they played there was excellent. Then again I think there were only 2. Check out the Tweezer from the other Nutter Center (Dayton) show.

    http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1995-11-30/tweezer

  23. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Sup fellers. Tried giving up the BB for Lent…lasted about 24 hrs.

  24. tzara's Says:

    Saw a lady at lunch with what I thought was a forehead contusion. Thought, “now I have to look at that while I’m trying to eat.” Then some girl scouts had some crosses drawn on their foreheads, trying to sell cookies. Thought it might be The Rapture or something. Finally someone told me it was Ash Wednesday. Don’t remember seeing that aspect before, I was ready to head to the nearest nuclear shelter.

  25. Joe Says:

    And the phoney first round of play in games for the NCAA March madness.
    (As well as a nice home court advantage for the Dayton flyers)

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