Nassau Wins the Title

Nassau Coliseum

#1 Nassau Coliseum 52 #1 Auburn Hills 36

In the championship game of Tweezer Madness, Nassau Coliseum’s ’03 version took down the Palace ’97 and captured the trophy. Although the game was competitive, the result was never truly in doubt, as Nassau grabbed an early lead and was able to maintain separation throughout the game. The only 2.0 Tweezer in the tournament out-dueled the Fall ’97 favorite in a battle between two defining versions. We caught up with Nassau in their champagne-soaked locker room, and the champ had this to say, ” We want to congratulate the Palace on an amazing season. That’s a nasty Tweezer over there, and it deserved to win as much as we did. In reality, Auburn Hills is a deeper, more psychedelic jam, but we had the advantage of length, and you know what they say—size matters. I want to thank all the voters that came down on our side, and we are happy to represent the much-maligned era of 2.0 in taking home the title.”

The Palace version offered it’s own take. “I can’t say we’re not disappointed, but its no embarrassment to lose to that monumental Nassau version. That middle section of music is as good as anything the band has ever played. I thought the score would have been closer, but sometimes things just don’t fall your way. They started the game quickly and we could never quite catch up. On another day, I think we could have defeated the Nassau squad. It was an honor to play in the national final, and it’s an experience we’ll never forget.”

It was a game for the ages, and the fitting end to an amazing month of music and basketball. It was truly a fun event and a joy to watch unfold. Hopefully people got exposed to some new versions and were able to revisit some old favorites along the way. And that brings Tweezer Madness to a close. The selection committee and Uncle Ebeneezer would like to thank all of the voters who helped make this tournament happen. We hope you’ve enjoyed the experience, and we look forward stepping into the freezer together in a little over a month as we prepare for new versions to unfold. Until then…please her with a Tweezer.

Championship Stub—2.28.03

1,203 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

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  1. Doc Pro Says:

    Congrats Nassau!
    Fun experience Miner. A chance to dip back into some jams I haven’t heard in ages, and do some friendly era competition taboot

    Also, how awesome is the 8/12/15 video release today. Probably my favorite non-BD 3.0 show. Just a perfect second set. Was about ten rows back with a perfect headspace…..ah!

  2. joe Says:

    Who is Jim Nantz giving his tie to?

  3. Random Poster...Nutbag Says:

    Lacey Underall. Or McNichols. But probably Lacey.

  4. Jesse Toews Says:

    Phish Phunk

  5. little umbrellas Says:

    the phish phunks!

  6. uncle-jimmy Says:

    5/8/93 Bowie Sandwich and Amazing Grace Jam on the LP app.
    Nom nom nom.

  7. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Well, hello umb

  8. kayatosh Says:

    5.8.77, yall. One of the great GD shows of all time. Perhaps i’m partial to Cornell U; got high on the bud for the first time @ Cornell, had a memorable roadtrip to Ithica, met Trey walking Marley around campus back in November 92, and spent a couple of zany summer weekends there in the early to mid 90’s. high times

  9. kayatosh Says:

    time to pull out muletaper’s FOB tape of 2.28.03. Gotta hear the winning tweezerr. 27 minutes, eh? Here goes nothin. . .

    5.8.77 Scar>Tweez>Fire

  10. shred Says:

    I didn’t vote in the final… Oops. Was fun tho.

  11. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    i’ve expressed my love of 5.8.77 on here many times, Kaya. i don’t care how fluffed, played out, and/or hyped the show is… it is still a timeless masterpiece. on a side note: i wrote 5.8.77 instead of 5.8.19 on two forms today… ha! i caught it both times, but chuckled to myself.

    Nassau is a worthy Tweezer- one of my personal favorites, for sure.

    Fantastic listening exercise, Miner. so much fun.

  12. kayatosh Says:

    right on, heady

  13. kayatosh Says:

    12.16.99 Tweez > 2.28.03 and 12.6.97. Raleigh ’99 must have had an upper respiratory issue

  14. kayatosh Says:

    love how Miner wrote about these matchups and games. fun.

    12.16.99>12.6.97 is a tough call. However, 11.17.97 is the best of the lot; that groove is so smooth $$$$

  15. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Never enough fluff. Bout to spin that 5/8/77 st. Stephen>NFA>st Stephen sam witch right meow

  16. Hans Says:

    Sweet exercise. Deserving winner.

    Although I gotta say that I’ve been spinning BD and 17’ run-up a ton lately and back-to-backed Nassau Tweezer to the Jamfilled C&P. Gotta say the C&P is the wider ranging more interesting jam to me today. Take that for whatever you will. I suspect it just means this modern era is peak phish to my ear.

    Side note I’d have repeatedly voted through all the major 15’-17’ tweezers if I could. They’re ridiculous amazing jams that I love. 8.1.15, 8.7.15, 8.9.15, Magna, 1.2.16, 10.19.16, 7.21.17, 12.30.17.

  17. kayatosh Says:

    11.17.97 has that tear a hole through the sky guitar rage peak. almost too intense.

  18. PigSong Says:

    Was curious to see if there was any 5/8 love on here today…duh

    Be well.

  19. BingosBrother Says:

    That 5 8 93 set so fire. Hose all the way through. Love the Coil jam and Grace jam. Trey is def a history buff.

  20. garretcorncob Says:

    Can’t believe you newbs think 5/8/77 actually happened

  21. Kayatosh Says:

    I’m still no closer to determining my favorite tweezer.

  22. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Same-zees,brah. Too much heat in the freezer.

    Hot take incoming: I really like 5/9/77 more than 5/8/77.

    5/9/77 UJB

    Ain’t no time to hate

  23. kayatosh Says:

    just started a 3.0 tweezer binge. 12.29.18>8.9.15>10.20.18>8.1.15

    will mix in some 5.9.77

  24. little umbrellas Says:

    hey suppers guys

    trey & fish in the Palace Tweezer when they move from the funk to the pysch jazz rawk stuff. egad. trey’s tone and licks. fish’s feel adjustments and fills.

    def jedi jazz after all that phab phish phunk

  25. kayatosh Says:

    ^^^ word, LU. Palace Tweezer is a nice one to have in the Tweezarsenal. jedi caliber, indeed

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