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. uncle-jimmy Says:

    That set 2 has been added to the flow chart. Straight fire. Trent allllmost played -7 correctly, too. Lots of awesome. See all you internet weirdos in the valley! Kungfirmed.

  2. Spasm Says:

    Stash, Bowie, 7 below and Saw It Again were all really top shelf last night. The jam in Stash is absurd.

  3. RoosterPizza Says:

    Stash has been the comeback player of the year for sure. All versions (St. Louis, Toronto, & Mohegan) have all been excellent.

  4. Joe Says:

    Great room for phish. Excellent sound and lights. Getting in was a huge pain in the ass but once in there it was fantastic.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    Camden Completely – $$$+ Invokes the Stranger Things vibe. 17 mins of seamless adventure with beautiful pacing. cinematic jam

  6. kayatosh Says:

    ^^^ perhaps that’s a little generous. Last few minutes are fairly template rock n roll, albeit face meltingly so before tripping into the coda. More of a $$+ jam overall

  7. uncle-jimmy Says:

    It’s all about that 20YL for me, Vape. Def one for the vaults.

  8. fat bastard Says:

    Looks like I’m heading out to colorado for the shows. I know they are sold out, are tickets hard to get? I’ll be looking for 2 tickets for each night. Just curious. T

  9. kayatosh Says:

    word up, bruncle jims.

    How about the 7.5 Santos – white hot rock. Holy shit. Trey on fire this tour. Was he playing this well in previous tours? Cleaned up the tone. so little whale it barely exists

    the rock ballads (see 7.5 Velvet Sea) have shined too, featuring trey’s clean, tight triumphant playing

    currently in the middle of a sickening Melt. (6.19.19) Otherworldly sounds. The upside down. keeper

  10. Hans Says:

    The whale is dead

  11. kayatosh Says:

    Camden 20YL is a Phish jamsterpiece. top 3 jam of tour hee -haw

  12. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Yeah man. That santos was fire. I’ve been hyping trey all tour, dude. He’s been lightening in a bottle. Creating powder kegs, gently serenading, blazing through the rippers, and confidently allowing space during jam time. Stun the puppy burn the whale. Trent hasn’t played this technically precise since summer 15. Dudes en fuego. Stealing time was honestly serious business rawk last night.

  13. uncle-jimmy Says:

    You know it vape. Big boy stuff. Deep end of the pool, adult swim.

  14. kayatosh Says:

    don’t sleep on the beautiful 6.11.19 NMINML

  15. Joe Says:

    Trey got me good during drift while your sleeping. Open heart love channeling. I feel violated.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    Charlotte (6.21.19) ASIHTOS – $$$. another tour gem.. clean, tight

  17. Joe Says:

    Good video of saw it again

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWEU_Y9wHZc

  18. Hans Says:

    Stuck on Beneath a sea of stars. Love.

    Dream set for Alpine:

    Mercury < ER, BSOS, Hood

    The ER being a full band rock blowout version cut from 12.30 cloth. Big Drowned segue into BSOS would also be acceptable. Or Swept away/Steep.

  19. kayatosh Says:

    Camden (6.29.19) Roggae – most slept on jam of tour

  20. Hans Says:

    Sick Roggae rec!

  21. Hans Says:

    Wow. Camden 6/29 Sea and Stars is sleeping phish gold. Fully realized psych beauty transition into Waiting All Night.

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    For real Hans. I really loved that set. Seemed most didnt.

    Alpine Roll Call

    This motherfucker right here
    Uncle Jimmy
    Hans?

  23. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Garcia Band volume 11 dropped today. Fuck yas. Just in time for laht shenanigans. Boom.

  24. joe Says:

    oh sweet Uncle Jimmy. I was at that one!

    Longer version of how I got them to play Ghost the other night. At the very end of sea and stars, my oldest show going friend (who was at that providence jgb show with me by the way but only comes to phish like once every couple of years now with me) says “this would be a great time for a ghost”. Crowd is cheering loudly as band is trying to figure out what to play next and then there was a very brief moment of quiet. Just enough of a void for me to belt out “ghost” as loud as I could from the back row of the venue and then bam, Trey strikes the chords. People in the section high fiving me and generally in disbelief that it actually happened.

    Have fun this weekend Alpine.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    sweet, Joe!. coincidence? i think not. If you build IT, they will come

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