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. dorn76 Says:

    Waiting on the line we have Stoney from behind the Redwood Curtain on phan jamnesia/jamnausea, and Phishm from the Rust Belt with a story about a mother daughter situation Saturday night that has little or nothing to do with Phish.

    First let’s send it over to C. Ball with TIPH and HeadyB for the early season snow report.

  2. little umbrellas Says:


    “each hand-harvested bean of Kopi Luwak has been artisanally shat out of the digestive system of a small Indonesian pseudo-cat.”

    Artisanally Shat

    -This shit was gone to far.
    $420 a pound.

  3. Stoney Case Says:

    Tela, I do think the Harpua skit was just that. And it was an epic failure. Ticket sales back my argument.

    I think JEMP was a simultaneous, ‘Thank you so much for keeping this alive, 1.0 fans’ and a ‘Ease up on the online blogs, 3.0 phenoms’.

    As far as cutting jams, I can all but guarantee that Page, Mike, and Fish are/were/ and will be as annoyed at Trey as we are for that tendency.


  4. ElJefe Says:

    Someone said it last night on here. They are trolling the fans….or at least a segment of fans… They have kinda always done it…. Wait. If you’ve heard them play that… Just another reason why I love this band.

  5. jtran Says:

    now if they bustout actual jennifer dances at some point..

  6. fat bastard Says:

    saw it again was teased and played all over the second set @ UIC in one of those shows in 2012. maybe just bringin it back around

  7. jdub Says:

    Brilliant Dorn.

    Taking breaks while hoisting loads of debris out of my second floor. Fuck mice.

  8. ElJefe Says:

    Next show will be a 29 song jukebox affair.

  9. little umbrellas Says:

    I can’t believe that’s in the vocabulary now.

    “Artisanally Shat.”

    Cat butt coffee.

  10. Fly Says:

    Heard of that stuff before LU. Am a wannabe coffee snob so id lap that shit up.

  11. Stoney Case Says:

    Love Cats. Love Coffee. I’m sure as hell not looking to drink the latter after it’s been shat out the formers ass. WTF?

  12. little umbrellas Says:

    ^check that article. Pg 83. Shits gone too far. I think they figured out we are willing to pay way to much to be hip.

  13. Stoney Case Says:

    My point is, sure they troll the fans and all. I just think last night was more about having fun as a band, and connecting with the fans in a positive way. it’s not a jam chasers dream, it was still a smashing success.

    I mean, it’s not like Jennifer Dances is a regular topic. I’d love to hear the story behind that. My guess? From OPT’s signage.

  14. RicksFork Says:

    On re-listen to last night and I think the segues in and out of Tweez/BOTT are great. I don’t have the most discerning musical ear, but it sounded good to me in the gloryhole and sounds even better now. I love this show. I love that you can hear Trey smiling through his words as they go back and forth.

  15. Stoney Case Says:

    Dicks 12 “Here’s a kick down for every jam you’ve ever missed y’all”

    Last night “Here’s a kick down for all the crazy musical antics shows you’ve missed”

    How I view this.

    JEMP set “Here’s a kick down for all the whammy bizness u jaded vets have sat through”

    Harpua City: “Someone should have axed this in the dressing room.

  16. ElJefe Says:

    Stoney- I love everything about the band.. Have since I saw em at the Horde in ’92. The deep crazy improvised parts of the show are my favorite.. But the comical interludes, self referential in jokes, and never trust a prankster winks at the audience are things I’ve always admired and enjoyed about them as well.. Loving the fact that they are up on the stage having a blast…

  17. tela's_muff Says:

    Harpua City: “Someone should have axed this in the dressing room.


    you’re probably right Stoney. whatever makes them decide to play shows like last night, i’m ok with.

  18. ElJefe Says:

    I thought Harpua was a hilarious middle finger w a sly grin and wink… Probably would’ve hated it at the show though..

  19. Stoney Case Says:

    word ElJefe. I think they’re really loving in nature more than ever now. IT’s no easy road.

  20. neemor Says:

    “Catapult was awful. ”

    Someone took THIS away from last night?
    That’s not even a song.

  21. ElJefe Says:

    Preach it Stoney.

  22. MrCompletely Says:

    If you like long, sweet improve jams you need to be cool with the occasional jam that goes nowhere or stalls out as the price of doing business – on the same tip if you like wacky phishy antics and jokes you have to put up with the occasional clunker. Just like your jokester buddy that for the most part is hilarious and keeps everything light but every once in awhile decides to leave an upper decker in your hotel bathroom on a day you manage to bring the hottie of your dreams back there later on…

  23. ElJefe Says:

    Catapult and Sleeping Monkey always seem to be on the docket after a great jam or show…

  24. ElJefe Says:

    MrC- Almost a spit take w my coffee

  25. neemor Says:

    Mr. C:

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