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

649 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. phishm Says:

    Got to love the hood call.

  2. Hadtohavethat Says:

    Wow I just got to enjoy that Jim breakdown, aweee that’s why I love the board. That Jim caught me somethin special

  3. Cal Says:

    Holy fuck that was the worst Phish show I’ve ever attended. I bet ded + bro destroys that experience. If only Fish would’ve played a drum solo.

  4. Light Glaze Says:

    I don’t know if I’m liking these light blue shirts on Trey. Looks a little too just got off of work. Gonna go play some tunes with the guys.

  5. BooVt Says:

    I just attended Dead & Co at Gillette with my 15 yr old daughter and my 17 yr old nephew. Interesting and fun experience. I really did have a great time. Awesome bonding and all of that. But I can’t wait for Phish at Fenway without either of them, though…

  6. Light glaze Says:

    Don’t mean to be a downer but this tour has been a lil lackluster. Last night’s second set…yikes.

  7. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Ha! Light glaze! I feel ya buddy. I miss the gold chain swangin’, Marvin the Martian XXXXL tee shirt, not give a fuck trey, too. But, I am eternally grateful for button up oxford trey. For, he is the trey who brought the circus back to town.

  8. RoosterPizza Says:

    The crowd around me in Toronto was terrible. They were there for the songs only. They were more into “clap your hands” part of Golden Age than the jam. The jams served as time for selfies with joints, piss breaks, and beer.

  9. RoosterPizza Says:

    Smartphones have ruined basically everything, but they have especially ruined going to see live music. More of the same at Khruangbin last night.

  10. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Roo- I was legit having the same conservation with my record store dude and an old chicago disc jockey/musician that kicks it their. Zombified nation. Weird shit man.

    Kaya- that house-keys folly story is damn hilarious. High five

  11. Light Glaze Says:

    I love a quality button down just like the rest of them (huh) but the blue with a full white t shirt. Come on trey. Throw a v-neck under that. Live a little

  12. uncle-jimmy Says:

    6/11/19 stash is my shit. Straight up, brah

  13. Fly Says:

    Tour seems on a solid trajectory so far. Minimal Whale, many interesting jams and jamlets with a couple of haymakers in BOAF and Jim. Excited to catch my two in Bangah.

    Praise Jah Phish

    Love Fly

  14. Hadtohavethat Says:

    Any linkage? Handle atgmlz

  15. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Trey has been playing on a very high level. Many nods to his departed friend.
    So much love. Stain has very much sustained.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    6.22.19 Tube is not schwag. happy type II microjam. allman bros meet santana. keeper. Trey soaring

  17. Hans Says:

    This ER is gold. Just great phish.

    Still not sure what to make of this tour. The new material is a curveball

  18. Hans Says:

    ER is gold. Simply great phish.

    Still not sure what to make of this tour overall or the new material. But it definitely doesn’t suck.

  19. Santos Case Says:

    What up ya’ll! Type II Ruby Waves, praise jah! Trey had lunch and a ride to the airport with Lauralee from Carbiner, hubba hubba!

    Charlotte and MPP2 both pretty great to my ears.


  20. Me.Palmer Says:

    Hi Friends.

    Enjoying start of summer tour 2019. I think Trey is sounding really good on the axe. I think tour begins to take off for flight at Bangor.

    Probably passing on Camden this year. Not in Cards. Busy with life, kids.

    Will be at Mohegan Sun and Dick’s.

  21. Sex&City Says:

    Woa! Page 13 is starting to heat up!! Here Phishy Phishy… Does Signal have word of the news?!

  22. kayatosh Says:

    MPP1 has some hidden gems. e.g., Friend. Trey plays this solo like a guy who played it a dozen times before. wait. tonal mastery

  23. uncle-jimmy Says:

    I would totes McGoats share a golf cart ride with Laura Lee.

  24. Joe Says:

    On the road to Bangor. See you fools there in person or in spirit

  25. uncle-jimmy Says:

    We’re a spirit family joe-joe. Burn it down kids.

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