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

946 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    love the 8.31.19 Paug->46 Days. They go minor key in Paug jam to great effect. fresh version. some buttery -> transitions this run

  2. kayatosh Says:

    8.31.19 SYSF – $$$. trey crushing it, exploring, layering, creates a whole 1 person conversation. Page on point. They find that psychedelic middle eastern vibe. Fresh sounding. they bring it back down to earth for the coda super smoothly.

  3. kayatosh Says:

    ^^^ meant to say a multi-person convo. One man (trey) creates the impression of several voices conversing

    Trey sounds so nice this dicks run. His tone is immaculate. Sure he’s several steps slower than 96 trey, but he can still deliver glorious fountains of notes.

    killer Dick’s Disease. Fishman propels it. Mike with the squishy blubber tone ($$$), so wet

  4. Light Glaze Says:

    8.17.97. 2001. You can hear the joy in Phish playing that. So good.

  5. Light Glaze Says:

    Disease must have been a major shock and also the best highlight of the run.

  6. kayatosh Says:

    dam that dick’s ’19 Mercury through Sand is top shelf Phish. Flows like a river. tone clinic

  7. RoosterPizza Says:

    Agreed, Kaya. Such a great set.

    I’ve recently moved away from 2019 and back to my normal listening schedule (all over the place). I just threw on Brooklyn Moma, and mow I’m just letting it run. Currently in the middle of 46 days.

  8. Sex&City Says:

    In house on Friday night they were definitely playing with intention second set. That first set was a bit of a dud.

  9. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on a sightless escape thru CDT, vape.
    En fuego. Brooklyn Moma is a dirty, dirty girl.

  10. Cal Says:

    I just have to say, Friday Dick’s second set, finally having listened to it, wow. That show seems to have gotten slagged but who cares about that dud of a first set? There were entire TOURS of first sets more boring than that.

    This has been a grossly underrated tour, g’night.

  11. RoosterPizza Says:

    12.29.97 DWD to get the morning rolling.

  12. RoosterPizza Says:

    Yup, it’s a 1997 day. Dayton Tube and Wolfman’s>Boogie on right now. Probably to Auburn Hills next.
    #feelgoodfriday

  13. kayatosh Says:

    Dick’s 19 has 3 $$$ set 2’s and 2 middling set I’s. 8.31 is the slightest of the $$$ set II’s but it has the killer set I Ghost>Tube>Mist and a sweet lil Gumbo.

    Fuego->Piper takes the dick’s cake (that segue). Mercury, Ghost, and DwD also super rad. second tier of dick’s excellence: ER, Light->Party Time, Sand, Paug->46 Days, SYSF, Tube, Tweezer->2001

    currently absorbing 7.10.19 I Always Wanted IT this Way. $$+

  14. kayatosh Says:

    yo, rooster. i feel you. been mixing in a few 12/97’s as well. 12.6.97 Piper and 12.29.97 NICU to hear how righteous that tune was back in the day

  15. kayatosh Says:

    anyone else find the stretch from 3.26.73 weather report suite prelude>Wharf rat> bobby mcGee, Eyes to be incredibly fluid and gooey and some of the finest Jerry fueled GD of all time? these tunes in the oranj link above. google drive’d

    ’73 GD is its own thing. nother level. feeling good was good enough for me.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    do you crave great Tube? look no further than 12.28.17. $$$+

  17. kayatosh Says:

    that’s too generous. straight $$$. anyone else dig solo acoustic trey? so soulful and sweet

  18. Chonz Says:

    Man I forget the screen name here of DJ Junior D, but I just wanted to drop in and give a thanks for the mixes. Hope the greater BB community is doing well, here, there, or wherever.

  19. Sex&City Says:

    4 days and not a single post. Can someone pull the plug already?

  20. RoosterPizza Says:

    How about 9.1.17 Free? My goodness.

  21. 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

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