TTFF: The Comeback Year

10.30.09 (G. Lucas)


Tweezer > Light” 12.5 II

On of the most impressive jam sequences of Fall ’09 with one of the darkest and most abstract “Lights” the band had dropped to that point.



Wolfman’s > Piper > Joy” 10.30 II

10.30.09 (W.Rogell)

A dark-horse segement of 10.30.09 that may includes the most creative jamming of Indio.



Rock and Roll” 8.8 II

While the first night of The Gorge proved most magical, this jam from night two is, arguably, the most impressive of both.



Back On the Train” 12.30 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

Amidst a song-driven show, Phish blew out an unsustpecting, mid-second set “Back On the Train,” and crafted one of the jams of the year in the process.



46 Days” 11.18 I

The dirtiest funk jam of Fall tour came in the first set of all.



Stash” 7.30 I

Red Rocks (G.Lucas)

This “Stash” from Red Rocks opening frame set the stage for a transformative weekend in Colorado.



Disease > Twenty Years Later” 11.24 II

One of the year’s most creative jaunts sprouted from this mid-set “Disease” in Philly’s first show.



Split Open and Melt” 11.21 II

This first-set “Split” in Cincy upped the bar for the song in the 3.0 era.

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1,110 Responses to “TTFF: The Comeback Year”

  1. Gavinsdad Says:

    I like your thinking Sumo and it makes the most amount of sense to me. End of summer NE fest would keep me from heading west but that’s how things go when it’s Dad life.

    @silly – this is strictly my opinion but it’s extremely easy to hate on Coran/Red Light because of his lifelong DMB connection. Makes him a very easy target…almost too much. I wasn’t online enough back then to hear overall community griping about Paluska. Some of the older PT peeps might be able to shed some light.

  2. halcyon Says:

    No fest … come west!

  3. Gavinsdad Says:

    I also can’t say I have any concrete insight into the Phish/RL business model, meaning what they want their profit margin (avg) to be for a tour vs a fest, etc. There has to be a target bottom line # they shoot for with variances built in that everyone is comfy with.

    I’d say, based on the Sumo hypothesis, that an end of Summer fest makes the mostest sense cause they can gauge if they have the $ to sink into it after leg 1 and leg 2 ticket sales are tallied.

  4. butter Says:

    What’s the story with the no festi rumor?

    Cuz that weird guy on twitter said his special announcement would have tow wait?

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    Yeah. That’s all @butter. I’m just running my yap. But I’ve also personally been totally not buying the Watkins glen info from the start.

    However, I’ve had enough rumors in my circle saying it’s on at the very same time. We’ll see quite soon I assume.

    Nite folks. Kids up in 6.5 hrs.

  6. butter Says:

    Peace GD

    Gathering of the vibes looks ultra sick

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    mcclovins are playing that festi… are they the next ones?

  8. halcyon Says:

    Just came back from a time portal that took me to the 6-15-2000 Ghost, and what a ride that version is!

    Good Night peeps.

  9. halcyon Says:

    Looking at the GOTV lineup that Butter posted, and Deep Banana Blackout are still together? Haven’t heard that name for ages.

  10. mitch Says:

    random link came up the other day for phish’s net worth. i dont think the boys really care if they make a little extra money. you do see the shit they kick down right? the smaller venues arent because they need extra loot.

    i think they will wanna play a fest and overall thats more important to the band and fans.

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