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. kayatosh Says:

    Everything is Hollow is a keeper (1st time played since halloween debut), even though trey is remembering how to play it as he’s playing it. great tune. fishman!

  2. kayatosh Says:

    not sure how i feel about About to Run. lyrically really dark. like one of those somber brent tunes. blow away?

  3. kayatosh Says:

    musically it feels like a languid stealing time

  4. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    last night show is fun. the birds is great, although the samples and woo’s are quite silly- same as it ever was…

    i’m cleaning house and i put on live bait 16. While listening to Forbin’s>Mockingbird, BabyLos and I had this conversation during the narration:

    BabyLos: Daddy, is this a story
    Heady: Yes. Phish used to tell lots of stories
    ::BabyLos contently listening::
    BabyLos: Daddy, this is a loooong story.
    Heady: Yeah, it’s long. It’s pretty fun. Do you like it?
    BabyLos: oh, very much. he’s a good story teller. and it’s funny.
    ::Narration ends::
    BabyLos: i felt like i was on the submarine and the submarine jumped up on the sand.
    ::quiet pause::
    BabyLos: can you please put on another story?

    it was cute.

    Kaya- i really dig About to Run. i think it’s a cool song.

  5. joe Says:

    About To Run is by far my favorite of the Ghosts of the Forrest tunes.

  6. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Hey gang. Been outta the loop here for a while. looking forward to Moheegan soon. Loving the energy in a lot of this tour so far. Just noticed some Prudence flavorings in the Mr. Completely. What a nice rendition of that song.

  7. Hans Says:

    Great big Birds!

    Great jam. Intent to explore throughout and hits some sick sweet sections. But it’s not even close to being fully realized, the sections don’t flow or fit together cohesively. Also woos.

    However As a statement for the trajectory of this tour, very exciting.

  8. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Baby Los Story Time>Every other story time

    Except for Peyton hooten. That’s the funniest shit I have ever heard in my life.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    woah, Blossom Chalkdust is a major keeper. calliope flavored, trey with the mantra style. $$$+

    Birds>crazy Sometimes, ER – also keepers, especially Birds

  10. kayatosh Says:

    that Dust just floated to the top tier of 2019

  11. kayatosh Says:

    Heady and BabyLos need their own blog. i like their respective takes on phish and life

  12. kayatosh Says:

    damn good Slave as well. solid, well executed set II. interesting improv creepin in

  13. kayatosh Says:

    oh shit, this split. crazy train. keeper!

  14. kayatosh Says:

    life beyond a dream – keeeper. wow. trey is pure heart. he nails this one. some of the most confident rock guitar lead playing you’ll ever hear. not a dropped note. whole band crushes it. magnificent!!!

  15. kayatosh Says:

    and now toronto from the top

    phish is alive and well. trey’s voice sounds great. this show is on the road. I’m breathin hard. open the door!!

  16. kayatosh Says:

    Mike’s voice sounds pristine. Mike = pillar of health and wellness. five fifty 5. Trey kills jah solo. keeper. toronto, man!

    4 dudes locked-in like quadruplets

    i cannot wait to see these cats live

  17. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Kaya! Stream of consciousness phish flow, dude. That’s what I’m talkin’ bout.
    It’s summer. It’s phish. All good things Happy;All good things

  18. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Grateful Dead • 1971-06-21 (2:33:57) • Chateau d’HerouvilIe, Herouville, France

    Twenty-one rooms, but one will do.

    ^^^ really cool video footage

  19. phishm Says:

    Here’s to the Ren and HTHT having a great show tonight. And anyone else going. Stoked for you.

  20. Hans Says:

    Happy that dark dank Splits remain a thing in 19’.

    Blossom Split is choice.

  21. phishm Says:

    I’m so happy for our local wombat. She’s getting it something fierce in this Tweezer. Feeling that feeling she forgot. So much love for this band and the energy.

  22. HadTohaveThat Says:

    On the outskirts of lizard lounging, closest beverage and protection form the impending storm
    Scrambliny happy existence

  23. McGGGG Says:

    So good to wake up to sunshine and a ripping show to listen to!!! Tour is now officially on!!

    Best to all those going back for more tonight!

  24. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Have Mercy is the bestest opener ever. It is the prayer before the sermon; the grace before the feast. Praise Jah man

  25. kayatosh Says:

    digging this tour. 6.11.19 Blaze On is a keper. swinging style. relaxed type 1 goodness

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