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. kayatosh Says:

    I did not attend the Meht show. Gotta work; no reading terminal. Thanks for invite. Peace

  2. theBaker Says:

    Cheers kayatosh!

  3. theBaker Says:

    ¡Esperanz0 Yuns had a Great SHOW anoche!
    Did you find the “O”/Original on Forbe’s for gravy-fries or see Home Plate where Clemente used to step-in…or PrimantiBros., perhaps?
    All apologies for my absence…Couldn’t have mustered the ENERGY for PHL>PGH Trip AND Show if TheBoys had played the SteelCity for FREE!¡! 😉
    Get HOME safely…HI to SlapShot, JAKE’r & 0re0!

  4. kayatosh Says:

    CTB! back from hiatus. given the treatment last night. such a solid instrumental workout. $$$ version

  5. Diego Says:

    There was absolutely nothing meh about The Met…show smoked thru n thru. Micro hams galore! Even better that anyone with the willpower to get there that day got tix. The old having will>finding a way dealio.

    Sorry for partying

  6. kayatosh Says:

    right on, diego. just trying to stir things up in here. I haven’t heard a note of the met. glad you raged it. will be looking for those micro hams. thanks for the heads up.

    GG wingmen tonight at amh

  7. Gumbomaniac Says:

    For anyone that hasn’t had a chance to listen to the Met show yet. I found this on Reddit:

  8. kayatosh Says:

    11.30.19 Stash is killer. $$$

  9. kayatosh Says:

    Charleston Scents is huge, $$$+ Delicious full band jamming. fervent groove w/ Mind Left Body feels at 16 mins. yes sir!

    tour talk, where you at? need the stoney report

  10. Hans Says:

    Tour hasn’t popped from the little bit I’ve tried so far. Coming off poor Dicks and a medium at best summer, just not feeling 19’ phish.

    Definitely will give scents a fair spin right now !

  11. Hans Says:

    Scents is great. Wow. Takes some time to get going, they search for awhile but once they soar into a sweet sea of starsesqe section, things get interesting. Just a fantastic jam thru the end. They slay the transition into no quarter. Might be a sleeper for jam of the year list contender, which tells us more about 19’.

    However This is very promising for these next 2 shows. Scents jam is very fresh sounding.

  12. MiA Says:

    That sounds easy

  13. theBaker Says:

    why WEIGH? 😉

    Here’s some GOOD SHIT/ “pulse”‘D Thoughts from a recent .net-SHOW-Review:

    “Think on the life arc of Trey Anastasio for a minute: From a music dork with almost impossibly large dreams, to actually realizing those dreams and along the way becoming the unofficial Jedi sensi for the entire latter day hippie movement, the frontman of a band with whom so many people were (and still are) so seriously obsessed, to the point that those people honestly thought that they knew him on some fundamental level and tried so hard to get a piece of his magic. It’s like tweener chicks in the 60’s trying to grab a piece of the Beatles’ clothes, only instead it was an army of dusty men and women in their 20’s trying to stake their individual claim to a piece of his soul. That level of idolatry and scrutiny could not have been easy to bear every day, and, in retrospect, we should really be shocked that they kept together as long as they did.

    To have reached such incredible musical heights must have made it all the more galling to the man to watch himself slowly annihilate it all over the course of the five years ending in 2006, hitting such a low that his loved ones feared for his life. And, in classic Trey style, to mount the strength to face and then embrace sobriety, to reunite this band that we have loved so much for so long.
    That’s quite a journey for one person, and it must have been very, very scary playing Phish music again on a certain level, that level being the almost symbiotic relationship between Phish music and mind-altering substances. Consider these words from the man himself, taken from the New York Times Magazine profile published earlier this year:

    “We were flying high on the wave. Nothing was ever going to stop. Then you wake up in the jail cell. It was a shock to realize how tenuous the whole thing was. And it took until 2013 to find out how to play with risk. Before then I’d been thinking, How do I play music in a risky way when the experience that I went through made me a cautious person?”

    So, after all of that, while it may strip some of the dynamism from the music, one can hardly blame Trey for trying to embrace the positivity of a life regained. If the music a musician makes is the truest reading of his soul, positivity certainly seems to be the place in which Trey most often dwells, and that is truly admirable. What’s also admirable is the breadth and density of the music attempted in the first set, which claimed the title of best set of the tour for about twenty-five minutes. ”

    So LetS’ take-a-Stab @’em……..(WHY NOT?¡?):

    whatPLAYS –\ /–

    …whatEver theBoys’ ‘dLIKE!

    to Finnish their STORY of the SawItAGAIN summ/phALL T00rZ, of course…


    *Petrichor LOOMS

    …all of these dreams…

  14. BoogerSpangler Says:


  15. theBaker Says:

    …something SPECIAL’s aBrew’N–>just a WEIGHt till AfterMidnight!

  16. kayatosh Says:

    Chucktown ’19 nt. 2, set 2 = $$$, sweet jam sauce. flowing w/ meaning and emotion.

    Connect w/ Mr. Completely (don’t stare); try to act casual. Facts are never what they seem to be, so find a place to move and breath. Pay me no attention when day turns into night, when belts are undone and splitting has begun. Melt. Breath deep in a steamy life beyond a dream. Let it all roll by. Don’t give up hope. keep dreaming. Can you still have FUN? The little drummer boy’s off to camp.

  17. kayatosh Says:

    12.7.19 Life Beyond a Dream – slowed down and absolutely crushed by Trey. powerful stuff. $$$

    2 very satisfying set II’s in Charleston. Looking forward to spinning nt. 3. Looks like a lot of tunes; shake out your pant legs for loose change. What a band!

    found these wizards in my early twenties – 25+ years later and still enthralled.

    Go Phish! see you at the sigma oasis

  18. kayatosh Says:

    legit jamming in the 12.8.19 Soul Planet. The band becomes the Sun Ra orchestra for a minute or two and then launches into space happiness w/ the travelling smoothly but briskly Fishman beat. $$$+


  19. kayatosh Says:

    latest edition of slow Llama (the fourth) is a stone cold keeper

  20. Diego Says:

    I can dig it Kaya. Saw both this recent Prov Llama and the Mann one, but def prefer the Mann version it was crackling that night

  21. kayatosh Says:

    12.6.19 Limb x Limb – keeper. spicy ragin cajun version. “nick nack paddy wack give the dog a bone, this old man came rollin home” $$$

  22. kayatosh Says:

    Not feeling ’19 Phish?? have you spun 2.22.19 SYSF>Mercury? hot shit

  23. kayatosh Says:

    back end of that 2.22.19 SYSF is straight fire

  24. kayatosh Says:

    Charleston (12.7.19) Completely goes big. seek out the 10 minute mark.
    page goes cybernetical. synth’d out. keeper. $$$

  25. kayatosh Says:

    ^^ page driven jam. Trey adding color and tension. so synth’d – Yes vibes. trey meets Yes. goes evil/dark for a brief moment before the coda. comes in completely, indeed. $$$


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