Mid-Tour Awards

7.20.14 (Graham Lucas)

7.20.14 (Graham Lucas)

Best Show: 7/13 Randall’s Island

Runner up: 7/4 SPAC

 Best Set: 7/13 Randall’s Island Set II

Runner Up: 7/12 Randall’s Island Set II

Best First Set: 7/13 Randall’s Island

Runner Up: 7/11 Randall’s Island

Best Stand: Randall’s Island

Runner Up: SPAC

MVP of Tour: Jon Fishman

Runner Up: Page McConnell

 Jam Vehicle of Tour: “Harry Hood”

Runners Up: “Chalk Dust,” “Light” and “Down with Disease”

Best Segue: “Piper -> Halley’s” 7/18, Northerly Island

Runner Up: “Ghost -> Weekapaug” 7/20 Northerly Island

Top Jams of Tour

(In chronological order after 1 and 2)

1. “Chalk Dust Torture” 7/13

2. “Fuego” 7/8

“Harry Hood” 7/1, “Bathtub Gin > Limb” 7/3, “Fuego” 7/4, “Piper” 7/5,  “Chalk Dust” 7/9, “Bathtub Gin” 7/11, “Down With Disease” 7/11, “Ghost” 7/12, “Harry Hood” 7/12, “Light” 7/13, “Tweezer” 7/13, “Down With Disease” 7/15, “Wombat” 7/18, “Light” 7/19, “Harry Hood” 7/19, “The Wedge” 7/20, “Ghost” 7/20

7.16.14, Detroit (Jesse Herzog)

7.16.14, Detroit (Jesse Herzog) 

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2,513 Responses to “Mid-Tour Awards”

  1. snow Says:

    the crowd cheering the start of midnight moonlight from the 7.9.77 JGB show gives me the chills. this show rocks.

  2. little umbrellas Says:

    Mike going for the big hang out on the V chord…

    oh! and they stay.. normal A minor Ghost jam becomes a E Dominant Ghost Jam.

  3. little umbrellas Says:

    that’s when Umbrellas at first says; shit!! all chances of dark groove are lost.. ahh well, calm down Self, breath.. this is good too. you know they always make Ghost a Major’y jam these days.. just sit back and enjoy they’re playing.

    merg, I miss dark Ghosts. Holy Bliss Ghosts to be expected. too bad says me.

  4. little umbrellas Says:

    staight beat.. E,E,E,E,E,E,E,E,E…

    .. Page creating a little tension there with some moving chords…

    Trey back there still, E,E,E,E,E,E… downbeat, downbeat, downbeat..

    Page saving this jam with Piano leads so far.

  5. Kaveh Says:

    This could be good…MAYBE…


  6. aj Says:

    Just booked a hotel in Eugene, why not? Super easy to get one too, weird because everything is sold out, and even the hotel website said sold out, but I used a reservation site and got a single room for $76, refundable. I figure if I dont use it someone will.

    Wheels turning….

    I want to fly out to Portland on Wed night, visit schools all day Thursday and Friday am, drive to EU, stay there, get up and drive to SEA, fly out of SEA. If I visit schools (which I planned to do anyway) my company will cover flights.


  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    anyone talking smack on philly fuego is missing the longform orchestral piece of music of the likes phish rarely plays. Many themes that re explored and developed. Such an amazing amazing piece of music.

    Oh yeah, and the wedge jam has no place on that list. sorry.

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    also, it was a Reba chant at Randalls.

  9. dusty Says:

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around harding theater on div and those 71 shows C mentioned yesterday. Under the marque used to be a nice outside smoke spot for justice league shows. By the indy time they had boarded it all up. I even got a chance to see the inside all tagged out. I can’t imagine seeing a show there, but used to dream of rehabbing it.

  10. RicksFork Says:

    @LU, you and I are hunting and hoping for the same thing methinks. I love all jamz, but really crave the darkness. Not much in that vein so far this ter.

  11. snow Says:

    @DF- maybe try to pitch werner of documenting fall tour? Or maybe document the BB. I randomly think of werner hanging on the BB and crack myself up. Especially the scene where he listens to the tape of Treadwell being eaten and says no one should hear it…. only reading the BB and saying, “no one should read this, it needs to be destroyed” in the german accent.

  12. Kaveh Says:

    also, it was a Reba chant at Randalls.

    ^ My ears need recalibration.

  13. RicksFork Says:

    Miner, I think we confirmed earlier through indisputable video evidence that it was actually a Tela Chant.

  14. snow Says:

    nice AJ! would love to see a massive BB dance party in Eugene/Seattle!

  15. little umbrellas Says:

    whammy wacky Trey noise times and mike hitting the Bass Pedals.

    Page left hammering out the E while Trey makes sound effects.

    and that was it.. hmm over rated Ghost jam.. nothing special there.. guess people get excited that they transitioned into Weekapaug.

    (sure I woulda had fun in the room, cause I always do, Phish is fun, but I’m calling BS on that being a special jam) pretty underwhelmed by much 0f 2014 so far.

  16. Mr.Miner Says:

    Would it be a bad idea to get a new CC so I can hit fall tour?

    ^ isn’t that what they are for?

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    It was a Reba chant. I know people who were part of it.

  18. Mr.Miner Says:

    which is why Trey says, ” Thanks for the suggestion” at the end of the song.

  19. Kaveh Says:

    mp3’s tell me Reba….

    ….video tells me Tela….

    pulling out the trusted Kerouac quote: “First thought, best thought.”

    Reba it is.

  20. RicksFork Says:

    I get why he said that. I just thought he misheard them…


  21. RicksFork Says:

    Agreed @ Kaveh. I’m going against what I hear and choose to think it was a Reba chant. More fun that way. Trey was stoked to play it and it showed. I will stop perpetuating this discussion now. Carry on.

  22. Shred Says:

    i heard a mind left body chant

  23. little umbrellas Says:

    i use the word Darkness cause it’s an easy way for people to attach an idea to the use of dissonance in music. But really I don’t associate minor, diminished or atonal jams with things that are Evil, Negative or other things in life that are connected with the word Dark.

    -To me building Tension and Dissonance is a thing of beauty. it means movement. it means a voyage. all these Major jams seem to be extremely sedentary to me. Like where is there to go if we have already found home.

    Just making this note because I’m not obsessed with feeling Dark, Angsty, Angry, Fearfull, etc/other things that usually get associated with the word Dark.
    I just like something to happen in the music. ‘All Consonance Jams’ just fall flat on these ears. No tension, no journey. just, here I am at home. home, home, home, home. ‘Gee it’s so nice to be hear again.’

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    really need one Mpp ticket for each night. cheapest pav on Stubhub is 238 for row GG. Anyone holding?

  25. little umbrellas Says:

    kinda diggin these last two minutes of the Disease. Fish keeping the Consonance alive with really tasty rhythm. Page on the Wurli helping keep some funk alive.

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