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

1,203 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. HadToHaveThat Says:

    2hrs till touchdown in Prov!! So excited to open best bday gift ever – doors to Dukin and the boogie highway!! Thank you phish for choosing to celebrate with me today!

    Hope everyone enjoyed all the giving and thanking yesterday. I’m grateful for all you wonderful weirdos, and excited to see ya soon!

  2. joe Says:

    couldn’t swing tonight but see you all on the floor tomorrow.

  3. Spaz Says:

    Sup gang. Last night looks sweet on paper. Ground reports?

  4. Snigglebeach Says:

    I thought last night was one of the strangest shows I’ve ever attended.
    At times they were really pushing some strong improv and absolutely shredding (see Fire). At other times it was clearly a band that spent not 1 minute practicing before tour.

    But it’s just that perfect sized room that they can destroy any minute they want. Any show with a Farmhouse in it is pushing my boundaries. And def not my favorite encore. Glad I have another night to be redeemed.

  5. theBaker Says:

    Me-maH just claimed “…(IT) ‘doesn’t TWIST around That WAY’!” , in reference to some holiday decorating going on 😉
    *Mark it, dude…&0ther FROZEN, perhaps MoORE obvious/weather-related delights, tobesure

    RenBAT encore…Amazin!¡!

  6. theBaker Says:

    P.S. It’s my PHISHtaversary!

    …Twenty-Forbin yrs-ago TheBoys buriedMeALIVE; “WE” made a chess-move(WTF?¡?); Trey told me how chocolate milk was historically & philosophically CREATED; & the mu-mu’D 0ctopus made a costume change & sung Aaron ELVIS Presley in the House Wilt dropped 10-dimes-in aLongTimeAgo…

    P.S.S. 1 of my dearestBrothers’, CorEy(who InviTed me to theMet!)’s daughter begins her 4th-rotation…Happy Born Day PiperBea!¡!

  7. kayatosh Says:

    some interesting spacey vibes in the PYITE intro from last night. keeper version

  8. theBaker Says:

    12/3/19 @theMet;
    N.Broad, PHilthy, PA 17756
    Gueyulah Papyrus
    …Bouncin Round –>
    CRimes Of The Mind
    Mike’s Song–>
    1/2WEIGH 2theM00N
    555->VULTURES (jam!¡!)
    ASS-Handed (¡HAhaHA!)–>
    –>**CITIES (rePrise)…*+**Forbin-Thousand (cReaTIon)
    E:SingMonica (just like @A.C. set-up 😉 )


    *all-out for Pat LaPHonTaIne teases Tonight! 😉

  9. kayatosh Says:

    Yo! Phish is alright. after first few listens of 11.30 -> confident Phish will deliver big this tour. They sound pretty sharp. Trey’s fingers are loose. These are pro musicians who have unparalleled chemistryt that gets better as tour progresses. only 11.30 tunesaxed were jibboo, golgi (awful), Gin (pretty good until some stinker sour feels from Trey at the end of the jam, like poop in an otherwise decent punch) and the encore save Possum, which ripped. set II from alaska through Hood – nothing too amazing jam wise, but a solid listen w/ delicate, airy WTU? Hood has some thickness.

    1st set 11.29 through Steam – $$$. Bye Bye Foot!!!! sweet Fishman, $$$$ Trey tone and solo

  10. theBaker Says:

    ^^mas/menos mañana edITs…
    *CLEARLY, I need Moore SONGS, Songs, songs & a-CITIES replacement!

    +ADD Halley’s & GRIND (ask Google/Siri/Alexa; THEY will tell Ya WHY/but, of course!)…throw in BuriedAlive, SPARKLE, WEIGHtingAllNight, ALLOfTheseDREAMS & WEIGH to Set#1–>gimme aSuspiciousMinds AND token 0zzy0sbourne-COVER + CouldEweBeLOVEd to the MikeWICH & aLate SquirmingCoil taBoot!¡!

    ** “new stuff”=’s MOORE & “I have NO Idea” ;)On


  11. BoogerSpangler Says:

    …fuck IT!
    Let’s go bowling, MAUde!¡!


  12. theBaker Says:

    …0R “smile” (énTodo)!; perhaps,Perhaps, PERHAPS


  13. theBaker Says:

    If’N Darryl sings MISS YOI…I’ll be aKlempPH!

  14. Diego Says:

    Perfect day to get weird in Philly. Expectations left at home and Represent we will!

  15. Shred Says:

    ..Crickets chirp..
    Thought Nassau was average. They didn’t blow the roof off the place. Tube, ER, 20 years highlights of night. Crowd was rough. Zero girls. 2019 has been a hard year for PH.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    anyone have an extra for little ole me tonight? would love to catch the hometown show. PEACE

  17. kayatosh Says:

    I need a miracle, I need a miracle.


  18. kayatosh Says:

    12.1.19 has some seriously dank cuts – ER>DwD->Cities>Ruby Waves. $$$

  19. kayatosh Says:

    11.29.19 Final Hurrah – a syncopated delight. a taste of synth. deep pockets + dirty trey tone. spam and eggs jam. skippin rope. $$$

  20. kayatosh Says:

    the Page tones this run = superb! see 11.30.19 Harry Hood

  21. phishm Says:

    There’s your miss you baker. and into waves of all things.

  22. voopa Says:

    Woohoo Tweezerfest! Can’t wait to hear the shitty audio

  23. kayatosh Says:

    baker called the ass-handed inside the mike’s groove. prescient. he thinks like phish and/or they read the board

    so last night’s show was super hyped and super meh, or so i’ve heard

  24. kayatosh Says:

    not meh: the slowed down Alaska from 11.30.19. slowmo guitar solo w/ alien grit tone, leaving room for mike and page to dance. $$

    Idaho, nebraska? i don’t know, alaska. I’ll stay right here

  25. theBaker Says:

    Gmorning PHilthadelpia!

    Did Yins’ just arrive @458N.Broad & get “On the list” tuesday?
    Seems like that’s ALL one had to do to get InTo theMet 😉
    *wanna come join me for breakfast/brunch/aBEER @ReadingTerminal?
    I’ll be checking my email & back HERE throughout the morning…perhaps, Perhaps, PERHAPS!¡!

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