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:

    325 pages? Man, I remember when you would wait hours or days for another post. What a ceazy place this turned into. Well done all current and former posters. And thank you Mr. Miner, our benevolent host.

  2. sumodie Says:

    Any Texas date doesn’t logistically fit Palmer’s tourdates list, bearing in mind that weekends are for major markets and Tues/Wed the one-off smaller tour stops

    Gotta petition Red Light to add another week to Leg 1

    Better yet, let TX close out the west coast fall run ;0>

  3. Luther T. Justice Says:

    @Gdad & vape
    If those Mann dates come true, I’m coming to Philly fo sho

  4. joe Says:

    revisited this post. “the arrival” video on bottom is still awesome.


  5. joe Says:

    let’s do 2 nights opener inside in Portland, ME instead of 1 night at Great Woods. all in favor?

  6. MiA Says:

    I’ve seen all those links Bob.

  7. joe Says:

    one random link from me.


  8. bob dylan Says:

    Ya I thought you had. Was just trying to back my point. I don’t think it’s so far fetched to think phish doesn’t want to play Texas to protect their crew and their fans.

    Trey doesn’t want to have to explain the concession stand guy is filling in for Kuroda cause he got pinched in Texas for nugs.

  9. MiA Says:

    It’s far fetched.

  10. lumpyhead Says:

    think it’s more of a heat issue but what do I know, it’s hot in OKC too.

    Anyways, let’s hope that west coast fall tour is true, eh?

  11. MiA Says:

    They haven’t play Minnesota either. Trey is afraid of Lake Wobegon.

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    Considering how many people got sacrificed in 2009 at Hampton, I think TX is more of an economical decision.

  13. RicksFork Says:

    I’d trade Mansfield for Portland in a heartbeat.

  14. Leo Weaver Says:

    There’s a thing or two in that set of dates I can make work.

    @JG…that cloud pen is what I have. so far so good and extremely portable and convenient.

    Waiting on new Hopslam here, supposed to be a delivery in the next day or so according to peeps in the know. Just picked up a couple Grapefruit Slam IPA bombers for the weekend. Any of you beer nerds try it yet?

  15. RicksFork Says:

    Haven’t had it Leo, but want to. Give an update once you’ve tried it.

  16. The Flesh Says:

    I need to figure out where to get some of these heady IPAs you all are talking about. Hop Slam and grapefruit slam look fantastic. How have I never tried these? I love IPAs.

  17. vapebraham Says:

    grapefruit slam is good to great.

  18. Stoney Case Says:

    If those dates are accurate:

    “Phish Ticket Trees America”

  19. vegas wolfmans Says:


    Damien Jurado: Maraqopa


  20. lumpyhead Says:

    seriously, @stoney

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Like RL mentioned earlier, that Randall’s Isle section may not be be happening.

    Pnc >Mann is a lock for me if those dates are correct.

  22. MiA Says:

    Ha ha ha

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Raleigh ’99 Tweezer is some sweet stuff. Love the mellow middle section

  24. Stoney Case Says:

    A return to OKC* is:


  25. Stoney Case Says:

    Phish begins phase 2 of ‘alienate the older fan base that supports us the most’

    Phase 1: the perpetual late release of tour, festival, and NYE run dates and details

    Phase 2: play every possible locale that is not anything like a destination stop

    Phase 3: blame dwindling ticket sales on the reason for more side projects, less phish

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