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:

    ^^^ woops. the Stash theme. see? listening to this jam has me Twisted

  2. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Straight up dude. I’ve fluffed that stash more than anything else this summer. My personal fave of the tour thus far.

  3. kayatosh Says:

    the Camden Light (6.28.19) is another tour gem. some of that chaiftez stash feel in a smaller package. Trey on fire, peelin off sweet lines and havin a blast as he says “faceplant into bluegrass” and other silliness he’s still dealin guitar god slickness. Pure light and fun in this jam.

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Kaya how about that Sunday Camden show?

  5. kayatosh Says:

    it’s great, ton of keepers.

  6. RoosterPizza Says:

    That day personally: $$$$$
    That day musically: ¢

  7. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Ha! I don’t even have a cent symbol on my phone keyboard. I pay you nothing!

    The Fool slaved away for an hour trying to type his information in the boxes, ya gotta give him more than that… Sunday crammed-in was the show of the year and that’s not subjective nor debatable. -smiley face mojo-

  8. kayatosh Says:

    everybody gets a little crazy sometimes

  9. kayatosh Says:

    anyone else hearing some periodic high end squeal/high pitched whistle on the spac ’19 soundboards? see Hood

    killer Poor Heart from last night. keeper. The fearsome foursome is playing amazingly right now

  10. kayatosh Says:

    re. high pitched whine in SPAC sbds, see also, Plasma and Sneakin Sally. which is a shame b/c both of those SPAC ’19 versions rip. 24/96 flacs

  11. uncle-jimmy Says:

    The only high pitched whines I heard from the crammed in shows came from Roo. Ba dum, pshht

  12. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Meant SPAC. I’ll see myself out…

  13. RoosterPizza Says:

    If it was at the beginning of Wedge, then that may have been me.

  14. Snigglebeach Says:

    Finally jumping on tour tonight. In case you all haven’t heard, show might start before 7 tonight. goddamn curfew when they regularly play games until midnight. And I have to work until 3:30. Luckily I’m only 20 min away.

  15. joe Says:

    I’ll be roaming the outfield in my JBJ all-star game jersey tonight

  16. joe Says:

    I’ll be roaming the outfield in my JBJ all-star game jersey tonight

  17. McGGGGG Says:

    That funk jam in Sneaking Sally is exactly what’s been missing this tour.

    Crunchy, silky and smooth… so good!
    More of this please!!!

  18. Santos Case Says:

    wow, too many thoughts. gotta catch up to work then I’m back to fire up the chamber!

    Love you all.

    I ran into Miner, gave him a big hug, then proceeded to spill Dorns beer all over his super dank sneakers. I was mortified and figured I’d made the largest blunder of the weekend…….


  19. Santos Case Says:

    My friend from Humboldt came running through the Moat yelling Pebbles and Marbles, Pebbles and Marbles, 5 seconds before the first note. Draw Four Wild level calls.

    I’m on board with this tour. The picture book at christmas, followed by Ghosts of the Forests reinvigorated Trey like nothing since FTW summer.

    Charlotte is a great “first great show of tour”.

    Bangor night 1, Simple thru Piper is the first truly great jamming of the tour, and so amazing. I needed a snack and nap just after a couch spin!

    MPP was fine. Didn’t deep dive as I was working and traveling.

    Camden is the greatest place I’ve ever seen Phish. Deeply dialed.

    Friday was fantastic, enhanced by gel tabs. Loved the warm up first (minus Page and his samples, come on man) and the second set was gravy.

    Saturday was for the children. Well played and well received in the moat. Don’t get clipped by strollers. That show was for the toddlers conceived during the bakers dozen and the pregnant mama’s from last new years run.

    Sunday Camden we got the Deep Magic that doesn’t come out that often. The jamming that defies explanation. Trey found cracks in the Hoover dam and ripped them open for all to feel. Just breath taking. Every single note. MEAP would be jam of tour if the previous set hadn’t already taken place. Humbled. The hyperbolic chamber imploded. These cats continue to do what no one else has or can do. Maybe the deepest pockets since the Magna Drive In set. Gadzooks.

    Jah Bless Mr. Miner for bringing us all together. The experience is so fully enhanced when the crews form up.

    I was praying for the Suzy>Zero closer, but alas, I finally got punched in the eye, as promised.

  20. Santos Case Says:

    Also, I get Shade now. Gorgeous song. Can explain offline if anyone still stumped.

    Trey literally the ring master. Finds them on the street. Weaves them out of grass. The whole nine yards.

  21. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Captain Knots
    Captain Tyin’ Knots
    When everyone needs some knots tied, they go to him.

  22. Joe Says:

    Short and sweet. Maybe set the record for earliest time being in my own bed after a phish show last night. Good times though. Skipping tonight for other obligations and hopping back in Tuesday. Mike is up way loud in the mix this summer and that’s been a welcome tweek

  23. joe Says:


  24. Gavinsdad Says:

    FS – 1 pair Mohegan Tuesday’s (posting on behalf of doc pro)

  25. joe Says:

    I wish that said Wednesday, Gdad.

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