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. Kaveh Says:


  2. btb Says:

    Tour announcement video in final stages of editing

  3. poop goblin Says:

    ya JG

    I dig the dabbler. longer battery and nice sized dish

    of all the micro pens the cloud is the best . I tend to think they get too hot and have had a bunch of battery issues with em though

    they have a ceramic titanium element though which makes taste better than similar micro pens

  4. bob dylan Says:

    I’m still on page 320, but seems stoney left off the gorge scents on his list of songs he beats to death.

  5. btb Says:

    (Waterbury, VT) – The Alchemist announced its second pop-up sale, set to take place this Saturday, March 8th. The event will involve cans of Heady Topper as well as a pair of old-timers The Crusher and Beelzebub.

  6. RicksFork Says:

    BTB, I will be in Warren (20 minutes away) on Saturday. I’ll see what I can do…

  7. btb Says:

    Cool. I need to make it back to Warren this summer. Miss that place.

  8. bob dylan Says:

    what ovals are you guys talking about? those light ovals? thought those came out in AC which was after DCU. anyway, i didn’t like those lights.

  9. garretcorncob Says:

    That’s what I was referring to, Bobby D. Was pretty sure they were there indoors at DCU, but could be wrong.

    I thought they looked okay but never saw them live, so I’ll withhold judgement. Just wanted to crack a joke that also reminds folks of a easy to forget tidbit of recent Phistory.

  10. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Word poopy g. This is the Cloud of which you speak?

    My buddy has the iCloud which is the same thing I think. They sure do give you hearty clouds yo. Dig the hell out of it.

  11. bob dylan Says:

    DCU Boogie is a fucking dance fest every time. thanks for the video link. camera can’t even focus cause of all the shit popping off.

  12. garretcorncob Says:

    Excuse me, “an easy.”

    I clearly have a reputation to uphold…

  13. bob dylan Says:

    my bad garret, was skimming comments trying to catch up and then had to chime in. after all this board is where we talk about the stuff we dont like and never talk about stuff we do like.

    cept for woosta boogie, we all like that one.

  14. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Yo you cats had Alchemist’s new IPA Focal Banger? My boy swears by the shit.

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Great Woods tour opener…

    July 1, 2014 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
    July 3-5, 2014 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
    July 7, 2014 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
    July 8-9, 2014 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PA
    July 11-13, 2014 – Randall’s Island – New York, NY
    July 15, 2014 – CMAC Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
    July 16, 2014 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
    July 18-20, 2014 – First Merit Pavilion – Chicago, IL
    July 22, 2014 – Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, MO
    July 23, 2014 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
    July 25, 2014 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
    July 26-27, 2014 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
    July 29, 2014 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
    July 30, 2014 – nTelos Music Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
    August 1-3, 2014 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

  16. roberto luongo Says:

    yup JG. that’s the one I believe. I think you need to buy the ceramic atomizer also though. may not come with one.

    the ceramic/titanium vs plastic is key for flavor

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    6 shows in 7 days, 3 hours or less from my bed if those are true… haha.

  18. roberto luongo Says:

    I want to see phish this summer but droppin the only easy 3 pack the same weekend as my fav fuckin weekend of summer in Chicago is shitty to say the least

    pitchfork/phish decision fuckin blows

    nothing else jumping out at me at all. O’bummin

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Actually, I was wrong.. 9 shows in 11 days..

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Randall’s is intriguing.. Like Bader field but in NYC…

  21. vapebraham Says:

    please let the mann be true.

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Would love to go back to the Mann again.. Last time was ’95… Goth chick w/ Rats… the whole she-bang….

  23. roberto luongo Says:

    ya Palmer. we’d do Randall island for sure. hearing that is the one that is a no go though from a few people.

    I’d maybe do Mann if I skip the Chicago shows for fork

  24. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Wtf Phish Inc/Red Light? TX is right on the fucking way btwn OK & AL. Self proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World. Uber heady outdoor amphi replete w/ psychedelic tower just outside of town at the internationally acclaimed F1 raceway WITH onsite camping. Blasphemy!

  25. bob dylan Says:

    skipping phish in your hometown is bold. randall’s island? I’ve only heard bad things about concerts there.

    9 shows in 11 days palmer? sigh.

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