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. btb Says:

    That’s better then Muggles. Bingo won’t even talk to me anymore 🙁

  2. roberto luongo Says:

    that nasty funk Carini from early fall and the NYE run MSG version though some insane phish. love those Carini’s.

  3. garretcorncob Says:

    Communication off in the Tahoe Tweezer? That’s crazy talk. Shit is crazy on point. Listen to Page, he comes up with most of the new ideas, and within a few bars the rest of the band pretty seamlessly slides in behind him.

    You can hate it for spawning the woos, but that’s as linked in a jam as you’ll find in the oeuvre.

  4. garretcorncob Says:

    Also: Fuck yeah Tahoe Light.

    Mad scientist flashes of light off Trey’s spectacles whenever he’d look up from the pedals.

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    That’s not the heat joe!

    Anyone got that funky Carini dropboxed?

    Repamp http://micksed.com/sun-up-sun-down-a-24-hour-phish-experience/

  6. phlorida phan Says:

    ^Well worth another repamp! I’m on hour 9-10 now, been at work a little too long. Probably the greatest thing ever to be on the interweb!

  7. roberto luongo Says:

    it doesn’t exist Bingos

    I think I’m combing the Carini from MSG which is quite funky with a deep pocketed groove with the 20 yrs later jam from earlier in tour

    upside form being a totally burnt out wook. your brain even creates jams that didn’t exist sometimes.

  8. garretcorncob Says:

    Doesn’t the Hampton Carini get into the funk?

  9. roberto luongo Says:

    need to put the Carini, Boogie, and Roses jams from DCU 2011 on my 3.0 fav list

    Troy was on fire. great stuff.

  10. roberto luongo Says:

    nice garret!

    maybe it does exist.


  11. Kaveh Says:

    Dates; next Tuesday…I’m feeling it…plus Gordo in Minneapolis that night…

  12. garretcorncob Says:

    DCU ’11: clear sign they should have kept the ovals?

  13. RicksFork Says:

    I still get goose bumps listening to that DCU Boogie. It was absolute pandemonium in there when that shit was peaking.

  14. btb Says:

    Kaveh – I totally spaced on throwing your letter in the mail. Will do tomorrow. sorry


  15. MiA Says:

    ^BGCA Crosseye’d Light Sally

  16. poop goblin Says:

    the ovals were my fav aspect of 3.0

  17. joe Says:

    actually, a clear sign that they never needed ovals.


  18. BingosBrother Says:

    Oh, it’s real luongo. And it’s spectacular.

    Hamptarini, I believe.

  19. poop goblin Says:

    prob the piece of 3.0 that still impresses me the most MIA

    tye delicate trey/mike convo in CDT
    the insane page led synth madness leading to the tweeprise jam
    and the buttery Sally drop into exploding dance floor everyone felt comin

    creative locked convos huge peak dsnce party

    all that is great phish

  20. btb Says:

    FYI – Yemblog is Kang’ing the 7/1 show

    saying it’s on live nation

  21. Kaveh Says:

    First Summer Tour Listing On @livenation = 7/1 Mansfield, MA http://bit.ly/1ovaHEi #phish

    from Twitter…

  22. Kaveh Says:

    Well played @btb….

  23. btb Says:

    Kang is in the building

    Bust out the hula hoops and Womp


  24. RicksFork Says:

    Nice! Kick it off with a home show for me. 30 minutes from my house. I’ll bring the IPA’s if you’re coming to Mansfield!

  25. Jerome Garcia Says:

    very few of my fav jams are from 2014. great fall tour but some of my favs of 3.0 are from random other tours.

    ^uh yeah bc it was 2013 brohanni. Don’t hate the cat who’s fingers can’t keep w/ his dome piece hate his dome piece.

    The Dabbler was the $95 wax pen you linked a couple wks back si? & were you or were you not referring to iCloud pen?

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