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

679 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. Phamily Berzerker Says:


    Digging bits of the fresh phish.

    As you were…

  2. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Ghost from Bonnaroo is lovely. It reaches daydreaming beauty very quickly. That will see lots of spins from me-l don’t care that it’s under 10 minutes.

  3. shred Says:

    Sup all! Hopefully people are jamming. Trey’s tone has been really good. That’s a great thing. I will only hit one show. Just not feeling like putting too much energy into PH. Going to my first Spaf show too in the dirty jers. Lot’s of family time. Enjoy the summer and music. Good that they are playing and it’s an odd year.

  4. stapes Says:

    Heady- loving the Ghost. Get a big Wheel vibe going on

  5. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Stapes!!!!!! i said the exact thing to MamaLos re: Wheel vibe in Ghost.

    Great minds, bruddah

  6. McGGGGG Says:

    My sentiment is now that the festy has past the damn is about to break open. They sound super dialled.

    2019 !!!

    I won’t be on this ride in-person, so those that have shows lined up go get some!

  7. McGGGGGG Says:

    Oh… and thanks for the notes on the previous page… I’ll try to share my thoughts this tour more often and for those out there still lurking for the last … I guess nows the time.

    Oh… and always thanks Miner

  8. phishm Says:

    Stoked for my only show this summer tomorrow night at Blossom. It will be weird not having the kids this go around but with it being my 50th show I’m thinking of going a little deep.

  9. HadToHaveThat Says:

    Heyo PHISHM!! That’s awesome!! Get it!
    Don’t forget the clementines 🙂

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    FS – Camdens > 1 extra fri sec 202 and 1 extra sec 200 Sunday – my friend has em I can link u. Holla

  11. cwc Says:

    Buddy backed out and I have two decent pavs available for CLT if anyone is interested. TM hard tickets. Section 4 row M. Face or Goodies!

  12. Cal Says:

    Blossom bound. I’m not getting any younger. Hope they jam tonight; I haven’t seen or heard anything yet this year. Can’t wait to get out there.

  13. kayatosh Says:

    compass card is spinning

  14. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    word, phishm. get some, kid.

  15. McGGGGG Says:

    Enjoy it tonight!!!!

  16. uncle-jimmy Says:

    *Joey Lawrence Voice* Whoa!


  17. uncle-jimmy Says:

    >crazy sometimes was a dope, dope call.

    I love this shit

  18. Cal Says:

    Dang! I think back when I discovered this site there would be a bunch of people talking about that set. But I guess. Phew, that was a good time.

  19. McGGGG Says:


    I’m already… stumbling around my house mumbling “soul planet” after every random thought that enters my mind and I haven’t even heard a note yet…

    That’s how the Phish get you…

    It’s a slow slide to insanity or dementia I not sure which

    Got any glue for this magnet?

  20. St8 of mind Says:

    What an incredible show from start to finish at Blossom. Hope you all enjoy your shows this summer. The band was dialed in last night. Take care.

  21. DryIceFactory Says:

    Wow, what a night to be a loser — and to have a band. Let’s also take a moment here to appreciate the LivePhish app, and technology in general. Phish plays a show 1,200 miles from where I live, and it ends at 11 and I’m driving to work listening to it now. What a world. You’re drinkin your coffee, your listening to birds of a feather, amazing. It’s like the best part of waking up! Anyways, I would say I have a small “tier 1” of best jams of 3.0.

    10/28/16 age, 9/1/12 light, 10/18/13 Carini, 2/22/19 SYSF – several others I can’t remember. This birds easily cracks my top slot of tier 2 possibly bottom of tier 1. Just AMAZING. Happy to be here, happy to be a fan.

  22. McGGGGGGG Says:

    Indeed! Where are you based DIF?

    I love when they are touring and just hours after they’re off the stage, I can listen to the new stuff on the way to work!

    It sure beats the tapes… way after tour ended

  23. DryIceFactory Says:

    South Shore, MA, it’s only 700 miles I just checked – poor estimate by me, but you see my point regardless

  24. McGGGGGGG Says:

    Ah! I grew up in Mass. Went to HS at Thayer. SMC for college and thus 11/19/1992 was my first show… check it out on the App. if you haven’t already. Fantastic Mike’s Groove.

    I’m now roughyly 3,700 miles from the concert last night …

    and not happy I’ll be missing Fenway this time around.

  25. McGGGGGGG Says:

    I’m not saying it’s the best jam of 3.0 but I guess it’s one my personal favorites as I keep coming back to it…

    Simple – 8.29.2014

    It just has a bit of everything.

    From there my list has a lot of Summer 2015

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