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. bob dylan Says:

    JG, austin is in texas. texas border patrol can stop any car they want. i know you already know this, but its prob their way of looking out for us.

  2. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Good point bob but Austin is in Central TX far away from the Border. A little logistical forethought & those gawdamn sonsabitches can be very easily avoided. Unless you’re a dumb as w00k.

  3. Jerome Garcia Says:

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


  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I’ll end up going to 3 if I’m lucky…haha

  5. sumodie Says:

    Palmer, nice list that feels real. Is it from the greenboard?

    We all bitch about MPP but a 3 night closer, that’s alluring

  6. bob dylan Says:

    Right but cops are allowed to stop you on the entire interstate. “Am I free to go” videos about it.

  7. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Well those no good fothermuckers.

  8. sumodie Says:

    Public onsale for 7/1 Mansfield is 3/28

    Announcement def next week as we’ve already decided

  9. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Not from Greenboard..

  10. garretcorncob Says:

    No apologies necessary BD. I wasn’t taking issue with you disliking the ovals, just expressing that I had no strong objection to that dislike.

    Although your expression of a negative opinion has made clear to us all the fact that you don’t actually enjoy Phish, or get IT.

  11. Stoney Case Says:

    will be easy to get tickets for every show


  12. bob dylan Says:

    stoney, we kangfirmed for mike show? should we go ahead and grab tickets?

    honestly at this point id rather meet up with you and kick it than see mike. 😯

  13. vapebraham Says:

    what do you make of this lineup: cyril neville, devon allman, mike zito, yonrico scott (drums), and charlie wooten on bass?

  14. vapebraham Says:

    ^^^ royal southern brotherhood.

  15. MiA Says:

    The border patrol is Federal not Texas. And it’s 25-75 miles from the border.

    Although Bob D is a laugh riot either way.

  16. RicksFork Says:

    Having my first Hopslam of the year. Last two years I haven’t caught onto the hype and I feel that way once again. Has the nose of a great DIPA, but it’s inability to hide that boozy finish leaves it lagging behind its brethren. I really want to love it, but I just can’t. Vape, have you had? If not, I will send your way so you can file a proper report. My take…$$.

  17. bob dylan Says:

    brain is fried. can’t tell if you’re serious or not MiA. i was (per usual) referencing something that i know something about but can’t speak on it enough to make my point.


    snoop, willie, fiona, etc.

    75 miles is pretty dang far from the border to be a border stop. and you’re telling me the feds wouldn’t see phish kids as easy targets?

  18. Gavinsdad Says:

    Stoney pimped that Shoreline 03 Piper a number of times over the years. Thank u.

    Per @gwks comment – weird cause after all the MPP bashin I ended up enjoying myself last summer. HOWEVER, I just couldn’t find a place to get down in the pav without getting hassled by security literally 4 xs a song. But I had a different than most. It was positive. That first nite when security let us all just dance was so freaking fun.

    Randall’s – hmmmmm. Def wanna hit it but I think it’s all about not being stupid and finding a crew. If there are cranes/speeks back of that field u know where ill be.

    Mann? C’mon now. That is fuckin sick. Place has been an absolute free for all past two summers.

  19. bob dylan Says:


    ^am i free to go style

  20. bob dylan Says:

    got it mia, just re-read my posts. def sound ignant on the topic. will let my links do the speaking for me.

    maybe its phishs way of looking out for their crew. no sense getting their crew and equipment stopped in texas when they are riding dirty.

  21. vapebraham Says:

    i’ve had hopslam, ricks, but not this year. $$ sounds about right.

  22. Spasm Waiter Says:

    There’s a pretty decent guitar solo in the Jeapordy theme song.

  23. RicksFork Says:

    Sending you a small box soon Vape. Got a Maine Beer you haven’t had.

  24. vapebraham Says:

    wow, man, you are over-the-top with your hop benevolence. PEACE

  25. Stoney Case Says:

    7/9/03 Gin, Piper, Twist, Scents

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