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. Light Glaze Says:

    Beneath Ghost Birds. Must be listened to again.

  2. theBaker Says:

    @lightglaze,
    They just re-began the show on SiriusXM if’N You’ve got the TIME…

    *HEY, did AnyBody catch the DJ’s name on-duty?¿?
    …geeesh!

  3. Light Glaze Says:

    Sort of can’t believe they actually played Moma again

  4. Joe Says:

    Pretty sure trey heard me yell ghost from the last row

  5. Spasm Says:

    Gdad- I hooked up with your bud. All good. Ended up w a few more tix than expected. Really loved set 2 tonight. 4 headed mister was in full control. Just sat back and watched it breathe and grow.

  6. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Soul Plane reminds me of, “I fought the law and the….law won”

    ie: I fought the toll and the….toll won.

  7. aj Says:

    Maybe not a popular opinion, but I think Sea of Stars is the best of the new tunes. I’m a GOTF fan tho, but man… that song is both stunningly beautiful and then gnarly waves of feedback. Was hoping they were gonna save that for Alpine. Dicks it is.

  8. SOAM Says:

    Were there any tickets there last night?

  9. kayatosh Says:

    Taking this Mohegan Sun show from the top. So good! Energy! fewer tunes = better show

  10. BingosBrother Says:

    Get in there SOAM!

  11. uncle-jimmy Says:

    I agree AJ. Beneath the sea and stars is dope. Sure do love Page’s baby grand work.

  12. Joe Says:

    Sea and stars had me all kinds of twisted. Great small venue.

  13. kayatosh Says:

    Energy->Paug – the segue is butter. keepers. listen to Paug: clean, tight go-go funk featuring lead guitar that builds to a furious peak

    This band (Trey) is on fire right now. very exciting!

    [In the Eddie from the Hangover voice]: I know some sick people in my life. Trey is the craziest, wildest bastard I have ever met in my life. This guy is out of his mind. What’s going on you fuckin crazy motherfucker?

  14. kayatosh Says:

    Best Moma of tour. Trey coming correct and breathing fire. Page getting frisk and squishy. $$+ keeper

  15. Spasm Says:

    Sea of stars was freaking stunningly beautiful. Angelic and cosmic waves of silken beauty.

  16. aj Says:

    Also, looking for an Sunday pav for Alpine for a good buddy, just found out he can go. Middle school teacher, father of 3, brain cancer survivor. Would really appreciate a night of fun. Let me know, thanks.

  17. kayatosh Says:

    Mohegan Gin! My goodness, this is sweet groove Phish. Billy Jean vibes. $$$

  18. kayatosh Says:

    St. Louie (6.12.19) Light – $$$. Hans the only other one talking about this early tour gem

  19. kayatosh Says:

    shout out to the Camden Mercury. confident n’ ballsy. $$$+
    top 3 jam of tour

  20. Hans Says:

    Beneath a sea of stars pro shot video is on YouTube. Worth checking out.

    Jams greatness is hard to digest. It’s groundbreaking greatness is clear. Such a new full submersion jamming style. 4 men fully committed as one. there’s a lot going on. Incredible. Best comparison I have is IT Waves or other 03’ summer excursions. More of this please, now that they’ve visited this thinking they’l Revisit tonight in another vehicle. There was veins of this style earlier in the tour. Most notably Camden 20 years later.

  21. uncle-jimmy Says:

    ^^^
    Trey was a legit axe maestro through that whole piece. Bending and sustaining notes at will. A man-possessed performance.

  22. Light Glaze Says:

    Now this is just the weirdest set ever. They still have 45 mins to turn it around

  23. Hadtohavethat Says:

    Mohegan is my favorite flavor of it

  24. Hadtohavethat Says:

    STAND UP durning setbreak!!

  25. Joe Says:

    Cup is full. Couldn’t be happier with those shows.

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