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. Joe Says:

    Tour. Feel the excitement flowing through the bb


  2. Guyute711 Says:

    Happy tour folks. If you need a place to stay for the Charlotte show let me know.

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  6. ae Says:

    long live the Phish from Vermont

  7. theBaker Says:

    … they’re Pastors’/MonkZ!¡!

    *I’ve procurred Gold Bond…



  8. Joe Says:

    Instead of an imaginary orchestra, I have an imaginary blackboard where there are 5 pages complaining about ripchorded jams. Maybe tomorrow for throwback Thursday.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    Last night’s Stash is majorly legit. an immaculate gem, a time machine jam. The clean tone(!), the lovely places that Trey goes with Page in tow. effortless organic, imaginative and free. tropical space fantasia. $$$+

  10. kayatosh Says:

    this Tube is also a major keeper. my mind’s on Mike. the man has bass wisdom. lovin the tone. Trey gets in a few clean $$ licks. going for it. $$$

    very promising. stoked

    make your own edibles, eat weed eryday

  11. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Agreed, Vape… re:Stash.

    In fact, I love the entire first set. The opening sequence of the second set is cool, even with no huge jams. Phish should have ended the second set with a monster Simple… I don’t like when LxL or Slave are simply placeholders/fillers, both those songs deserve better.

  12. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Favorite Stash I have heard in a lonnnng time. IMO, Tube has been the most dependable jam cannon since the dirty dozen. Those fuckers sure can take you places in 10 minutes. Man I loved last nights tube a lot. Lost my feed at the beginning of no mans. No stream in uncle jimmy land

  13. BingosBrother Says:

    I’m ready to party Joey. Go Phish! Really dug last nights Free and Theme. Tube still poppin! Bonus.

  14. Andrew Says:

    Gloria Cup, classy boys well done

  15. drew cluley Says:

    I agree Andrew – though haven’t heard yet.

  16. Light Glaze Says:

    Twist ATR Completely Light.

    Pumped to listen to that. Traffic will be sweet today!!

  17. BTB Says:

    Catching up at work today. STL show during a title. Crowd must have been nuts.

  18. kayatosh Says:

    St. Lou nt.1 Ghost – keeper. smooth, mellow, dreamy. $$$

  19. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Very cool move with the Gloria>Cup, agreed! That place must have been going bezerker

    Love the Ghost as well, Kaya.

  20. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    I just keep thinking about those Blues fans at the show last night. It must have been total elation. I’m so stoked for those kids.

  21. RoosterPizza Says:

    SiriusXM bringing back the Phish channel permanently! Nice!

    I am no spoiling, and there have been so many surprises in this show: Waves, SYSF, and Gloria. I now see that they’re jamming Loving Cup…my goodness.

  22. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    RooStar- I won’t spoil, but when you’re done with the set hop back on and let me know your thoughts. The set has grown on me throughout the day. I want to exchange thoughts.

    I’ve listened to nothing but St. Louis Phish the past two days, ha!

  23. kayatosh Says:

    not finding too much to chew on in the first set. Waves and Undermind are borderline keepers. am i missing anything, heady? do i need to spin the Lope? Roggae?

    Gloria is excellent. Page! on the Cup now

  24. stapes Says:

    Lovin’ fuckin’ Cup!!!

  25. kayatosh Says:

    Completely and especially Light from set II are quite great, $$+/$$$. Cup and Twist are at least $$ jams as well. Undermind is a definite keeper. really nice flow and feel. Fishman with the quirky percussion breaks at the end.

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