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

1,171 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. RoosterPizza Says:

    One of my favorite parts of BD that remains is Tube regularly getting jammed. Here are the versions over 8:00, starting with BD:

    7.26.17
    9.1.17
    10.16.18
    10.28.18
    11.3.18
    2.22.19
    6.11.19
    6.22.19
    7.5.19
    8.31.19

  2. BooVT Says:

    I miss this place…

  3. theBaker Says:

    :$T0£$T¢€ Thoughts:

    …I PHear we Never wITness PeachesInRegalia again…

  4. BoogerSpangler Says:

    *or DF&Miranda keyboard-DUKE’n IT-0ut…

  5. Sex&City Says:

    I’m always ready though…

  6. hoedown Says:

    No KayaVape thoughts on Vida Blue? Site officially gone to shit….

  7. Jerome Garcia Says:

    booger Baker spangler!!!

  8. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Wtf?

  9. Jerome Garcia Says:

    There I am 😎

  10. RoosterPizza Says:

    JG!

  11. kayatosh Says:

    yo! Vida Blue – meh. dug the new russell NOLA flaved tune and the backdrop/lighting. fillmore philly has iffy sound couldn’t hear oteil that well. great to see BB peeps

    1.22.78 Peggy O – spinning it for R.Hunter. awesome lyricist and apparently an awesome person

  12. kayatosh Says:

    ‘Checking Out’ off the new Vida Blue album is funky as hell. no problem hearing oteil on the album. The album is pretty good on the whole. Page is a force to be reckoned with

  13. little umbrellas Says:

    https://www.npr.org/2019/09/25/763933353/robert-hunters-words-helped-bring-life-to-the-grateful-dead

    a good read. RIP ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ , harvested life, provided

    Some come to laugh their past away
    Some come to make it just one more day
    Whichever way your pleasure tends
    If you plant ice you’re gonna harvest wind

  14. kayatosh Says:

    yo, lil umb. Thanks! That Hunter piece led me here:

    https://archive.org/post/1081736/hunter-weighs-in-after-the-first-year

    ^^ a letter Hunter wrote to JG a year after Garcia’s death – “So here I am, writing a letter to a dead man, because it’s hard to find a context to say things like this other than to imagine I have your ear, which of course I don’t. “

  15. aj Says:

    Hey everyone, hope all are well and enjoying the late summer/early fall vibes. I just finished up a new mix, so thought I would throw it on here in case anyone is up for that. This one is more on a deep listening, psychedelic journey kinda tip. Hope you enjoy it and feel free to share with anyone who you think might dig. Be well!

    https://www.mixcloud.com/JuniorD/junior-d-mycology/

  16. kayatosh Says:

    took in teh first 30 minutes of the above Junior D mix – mycology. really good stuff.

    I encourage a respinning of the 7.14.17 Everything’s Right, a ebut and perhaps the best version of the tune to date. jamtopia. $$$+

  17. kayatosh Says:

    who else here loves Pigtail? be honest. That tune is the boss. try 6.22.16 or the glorious 7.21.17. invokes the GD for me

    Happy birthday to our axeman, Big Red

  18. RoosterPizza Says:

    Thanks AJ! That’s some float tank music.

    7.3.16 Moma if you haven’t in a while.

  19. Shred Says:

    How do we grab the 11-30-94 boards off phish.com

  20. theBaker Says:

    https://youtu.be/yZLQsXpfafs

    @Vapeski^
    …lol Vern-enhancement on the $$$+-section 😉

    Cheers B.B.!!!

    Listened to MagnaTweezerPants, Vegas’16G.A.+, Plasma&Shine-a-Light from Ascend’16, assorted older Halloween stuff, SingMonica debut after work Today…then had a Lil mountainous campFire @11K’ w/specialFriends–>luckiest guy in the World 🙂

    #phishrocks

  21. Light Glaze Says:

    Hello…is there anybody out there??

    I Have 2-100 section tix for Nassau. Looking for 2 Friday providence. 100 sect

  22. Eric Battuello Says:

    wow – this thing is sorta dead .. grateful dead is good but dead board not as much, i’m thankful for Miner keeping the light on as long as he did

  23. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Yo, kaya. Word on 7-14-17 ER. That was a legit live phish life highlight for me. A wonderful, back on the bus, all-in feeling. Hit me like a ton of bricks and then the jam just sealed it. So much love for that shit.

  24. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Kaya- i’m definitely in the pro Pigtail camp. word.

  25. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    dope mix, AJ! gracias

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