TTFF: MSG Holiday Madness III

MSG—12.2.09 (Wendy Rogell)

The legacy is deep; so deep that for a third consecutive Friday, we revisit MSG highlights from Holiday Runs past! With anticipation growing for the end of the year bash and rumors already beginning to bubble for next year, take some time out of your Friday to aurally peruse some more of the years gone by. Back to writing next week…


2001” 12.29.98 II

A quintessential ’98 ambient jam bleeds into a furious funk throw-down which Trey absolutely tears apart..



Down with Disease > Piper” 12.30.98 II

This multi-tiered and exploratory “Disease” was the monster jam on the 30th in 1998.



David Bowie” 12.30.95 I

An intense first-setter from 1995—vintage December ’95 Phish fire.



Mike’s > H2 > Weekapaug” 12.31.98 I

A stellar kick-off to New Year’s Eve ’98, following Prince’s “1999,” including the last legitimate “second jam” in “Mike'” (if I remember correctly.)



Sneakin’ Sally > Taste” 12.30.97 I

Phish sparked a special night at The Garden by ressurecting “Sneakin’ Sally” from the ’80s.



Runaway Jim” 12.31.95 II

This jam was part of a power-packed second set on New Year’s Eve ’95; one of the best sets in MSG history.



Harry Hood” 12.31.98 III

This unique version features a looped-out, spacey exploration of the song’s reggae intro before ever dropping into the song’s opening lyrics. This “Hood” was the final improvisational escapade in the best New Year’s Eve show since ’95.



You Enjoy Myself” 12.30.94 II

The creative centerpiece version from the band’s Garden debut.



Book Cover (Masthay)

NYC BOOK SIGNING & AFTER-PARTY: Stay tuned for details on a pre-show book signing party and free, late-night after-party hosted by Phish Thoughts on 12/29! Both events will be held in the same locale within stumbling distance from The Garden, and there will be a “book check” for those who purchase books before the show! It should be a great night with music, friends and is open to all! More specifics to come…


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1,349 Responses to “TTFF: MSG Holiday Madness III”

  1. Mike in Austin Says:

    Bitchez sir. Bitchez.

  2. joemeg Says:


  3. garretc Says:


  4. garretc Says:

    Oh, and thanks for all the suggestions on scary jams, folks. Gonna have me a listening sesh tonight/tomorrow on those

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    Tomorrow at work looks like I start the day with that dark Bowie bill Bonney mentioned. I have it just haven’t listened to in a minute

  6. Kurt from Indy Says:

    hey yall just got back in from work, so did the bb come up w a dark scary phish list? any way i can get a repost?

  7. thedayman Says:


  8. Kurt from Indy Says:

    i guess theres def bowies that come to mind, like that one 94 bowie w the crazy mlb jam within the first 5 minutes, i know its been brought up by miner before…. maybe uic???

  9. Kurt from Indy Says:

    melts, foams gotta get dirty, hopefully our new ghost, last year is super awesome happy, maybe this years will be super scary tripping deranged

  10. Lycanthropist Says:


  11. Kurt from Indy Says:

    lycan what the fuck happend today? saints lose to the rams…damnit

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    Many sides of Simple, with The Centrum Worcester Simple that scares the shit out me.

    Happy Halloween.

    Off tp read some “CoK”

  13. thedayman Says:

    5/28/11 halley’s – phenomenal jam. quite enjoyable

  14. JeffieM Says:

    6-26-95 DWD>Free

  15. thedayman Says:

    ^ choice cut. scary out there dwd, yes?

  16. JeffieM Says:

    And Free even more so IIRC. Listening now.

    Mad props to KP for his epic comp this spring. I haven’t seen anyone thank him for that lately.

  17. thedayman Says:

    yeah that is a choice compilation, jeffiem. thanks kp indeed.

    love the summer 98 jams on there. big fan of da groove

  18. Kurt from Indy Says:

    yea this 11.29.98 simple is the ticket

  19. Phamily Berzerker Says:


  20. Sparkyone Says:

    Cash and a super hetty gift basket of Vermont goodness for your two extra 12/30’s anywhere in the building. Please email zackwoods at pshift . com Thanks BBers!

  21. Willowed Says:

    No power sine Saturday. This sucks. Kids are at my inlaws. I am here keeping my dog warm. And yes, I did just go outside and make a snow ball so I could have a cold margarita.

    Sowball ice cubes. Woot woot.

    MSG bitches!

  22. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    ima make a sign for msg that says

    Como Se
    Taboot Taboot

  23. Mulitbeast Says:

    Has KP posted his updated leaked SBD links? Sorry, did not want to read back.

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    i got 1 300 NYE and 1 100 for 28 or 29 for 1 100 NYE

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