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

974 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. hoedown Says:

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

  2. Jerome Garcia Says:

    booger Baker spangler!!!

  3. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Wtf?

  4. Jerome Garcia Says:

    There I am 😎

  5. RoosterPizza Says:

    JG!

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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. “

  10. 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/

  11. 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. $$$+

  12. 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

  13. RoosterPizza Says:

    Thanks AJ! That’s some float tank music.

    7.3.16 Moma if you haven’t in a while.

  14. Shred Says:

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

  15. 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

  16. Light Glaze Says:

    Hello…is there anybody out there??

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

  17. 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.

  18. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

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

  19. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    dope mix, AJ! gracias

  20. kayatosh Says:

    uncle james: you know IT

    Heady! 7.21.17 Pigtail sealed the deal for me. twas georgia pine’d that night.

    Go Birds!

    if things get too confusing, you’re better off in bed. don’t go searching all those joints downtown, when you got panama red

  21. BingosBrother Says:

    I was a 1 man dance party during that ER. Was early in the show, new tune, people yap yap yapping away, but I knew something special was going on. Struggled to hear the lyrics and loved what I heard and still do, straight up Dylanesque compared to the spirit family shit on us lately. Jam is perfection. Full on whole band improv with a distinct beginning middle and end fully realized. Pages alien ufo landing effect is used to $$$ effect. Been pimping that jam since that day. Cheers.

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    Yo BK, saw your thread on green board and wanted to let you know people are thinking about you and here to help if needed. I’m sorry life ain’t going so well, but it’s never too late. Much love.

  23. Sex&City Says:

    7/14/17 ER is set 1?!?!! I’m done!!!

  24. Sex&City Says:

    Also we are reaching out to BK on the green board?! Where is Minor?!?!? Shut it down!!!

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