Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011

Red Rocks – 7.31.09 (Graham Lucas)

About a month ago, a friend of mine who missed the first three-plus years of 3.0 was saying how Phish wasn’t very musically proficient in these years. I begged to differ. First, I started listing great stuff from each year in a group text, but then I decided to show him instead of tell. With the incredibly useful LivePhish app, I created extended playlists of the most relevant jams from these years. In addition to sharing them with some friends, I figured I’d share them with anyone and everyone who’d want to listen as a reminder of how exciting these years actually were. I find that 2009, 2010 and 2011 get a bad rap. Though the band was less consistent during this early comeback era, they did produce quite a bit of good music.

These playlists got quite long, so I most often included only the songs that had the jams and not the come down songs, so some tracks have abrupt endings, but in the end this doesn’t prove too obtrusive. If you have the LivePhish app, these links will open the playlists in your app. Enjoy!

2009: https://livephi.sh/2FywjTv

2010: https://livephi.sh/2GgGzxC

2011: https://livephi.sh/2G5oDs2

Be on the lookout for 2012 and beyond coming soon!

The Gorge – 8.7.09 (Graham Lucas)

13,484 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. re.kus Says:

    Thanks for the upgrade, Miranda!

    7/8/99 Fee is a nice summer sunday jam

  2. bobby weird Says:

    If Phish/music/art is inherently subjective — and I fully agree that it is — why can’t one subjectively conclude some of it is bad?

  3. Malibu Steve Says:


    Hey everybody! Beyond pumped for Phish….

    I casted Trey last night and DIF just said it about Dark and Down. Thank was serious and I was stopped in my tracks. But then again, I once had Bar 17 on repeat for a month.


  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  5. sumodie Says:

    Everyone’s a slut

    on a soul planet

  6. Malibu Steve Says:

    Looking forward to seeing all of you Tahoe>Gorge>Crurve>Dicks>Vegas

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Is anyone actually doing any of the non-big shows?

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    No? Good, me neither

    Except for SF

  9. bobby weird Says:

    Df, are you going to Curveball?

  10. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Only if they play soul planet

  11. bobbyweird Says:

    see you there. aholes unite!

  12. voopa Says:

    Oh good, I was hoping the shows I’m going to were going to be big.

  13. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  14. Selector J Says:

    I have a lot of friends coming to town for Austin. No BBers that I’m aware of but if so, hit me up. Might have floor space at Casa de Selector.

    Doing Gorge, Austin, Raleigh, Merriweather, and Curveball.
    I guess Austin & Raleigh are non-big.

  15. sumodie Says:

    Everyone’s doing non-big shows

    on a soul planet

  16. Selector J Says:

    Ruined by the girl next to me who wanted to dance and flirt. SLUTS.” -DIF

    RUINED!!! Lol.

    Not very Soul Planet of you, brah.

  17. Vapebraham Says:

    Was it primarily verbal or non-verbal flirting?

  18. Guitarpicker420! Says:

    My wife and I are looking at options for party buses to Dick’s. We’re staying downtown. In the past, we took the Bus2Show from Champa Street, but it is leaving at 5:30 each night this year, rather than at 4. I am hoping for a bit more time on lot than that. I don’t want to Uber because I’m terrified of what surge pricing will be like post show. I’m looking at the Cervantes option, it leaves at 5, and includes free food and beer, but I’d have to Uber to and from my hotel. Anybody know of anything else? Any cool private bus options out there?

  19. gavinsdad Says:

    GP – fraid I’m not much help in 2013 butter and @bigjig organized our nightly private party bus in 2013. And last year my friend J organized a van from our downtown hotel nightly. I can ask her if it was a particular company

  20. The Flesh Says:

    I’ve done the Cervantes bus in the past. It works out. The food is nothing special but a ton of beer when you get to lot.

  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    I’m afraid of uber surge price so instead I will rent a private bus with beer and food

  22. Doc Pro Says:

    Can attest to that Trey story after waste on Friday. He said it was blowing his mind to be playing acoustic staring at Central Park South because that’s where his first real guitar lessons were. That led to the story of his parents trusting him to come in to Penn Station, walking thru Times Square, etc. “and here I am playing Central Park…it’s blowing my mind right now.” Very cool nod to his parents who were there that night

  23. Guitarpicker420! Says:

    @gavinsdad – if you could ask, that would be great. Probably leaning towards Cervantes at this point. Free beer on lot is always a good call, and well worth the $40.

  24. sumodie Says:

    DF, electrons sent

  25. aj Says:

    Chompa street. That is all.

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