TTFM: Turning It Up—Fall 2010

10.30.10—Atlantic City, NJ (Dave Lavery)

Following a festival slot at Austin City Limits, Phish’s fall tour of 2010 began in earnest with an intimate three-night stand a Broomfield, Colorado. While these shows didn’t hold up as tour highlights come, they were a solid starter pack for what would be the band’s best 3.0 tour to that point. This tour contained several indelible trends, and the first began in Broomfield—”Light” as a vehicle for quickened groove. What had been primarily an abstract and “ambient”-slanted jam, transformed in Broomfield, upping the song’s potential for improv, and several stellar versions would follow. Another Fall trend was the transformation of “Carini” into a blissed out jam. The band took the demonic piece and continuously flipped it upside down, transforming its path into melodic realms. Finally, durng Fall 2010, “Sand” evolved from a platform for guitar fireworks into a whole-band jam, and was a centerpiece of fall. Surrounding these metamorphoses, Phish’s musical efficiency and proficiency both soared, but the band’s lock-step jamming didn’t fully click until their second performance in Charleston. From that point, Phish traveled north for the rest of the tour—two weeks that saw the band’s consistency return like never before in this era. Less Amherst, the band ran off a stretch standout performances in Augusta, Utica, Providence, Manchester, and three in AC. When this tour ended, the community was flying high as the band seemed destined for greatness again. Today’s playlist—featuring a few more than ten tracks—brings us back though the hottest stretch of Fall 2010.


Crosseyed and Painless” 10.16 II, Charleston, SC

A three-tiered beast of the likes we rarely hear this era.



2001 > Tweezer” 10.16 II

A high-octane, mid-set pairing from the band’s fire-stoking show.



Light” 10.19 II, Augusta, ME

My pick for the version of Fall, combining both groove-based and abstract elements.



Reba” 10.19 E, Augusta. ME

Out of nowhere Phish dropped one of the elite “Rebas” ever.



Run Like an Antelope” 10.20 I, Utica, NY

The Utica “Antelope” went where no modern version has been before or after.



Split > Have Mercy > Piper > Split” 10.20 II, Utica, NY

The unforgettable sequence from Utica’s second set.



Rock and Roll > Carini” 10.22 II, Providence, RI

Some avant-garde psychedelia into, arguably, the “Carini” of tour.



Light” 10.26 II, Manchester, NH

A groove-centric rendition that saw a reprise of the “Alumni Blues” funk from the opening set



Ghost -> Mango” 10.26 II

A fierce “Ghost” that, for some reason, doesn’t get mentioned much.



Cities” 10.29 I, Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic “Cities.”



Sand > Carini” 10.29 II

Two staples of tour came together in the opening show of AC.



Chalk Dust -> Whole Lotta Love -> Chalk Dust” 10.30 I

Was this a Halloween trick or tease? During setbreak, opinions varied.



2001 > David Bowie” 10.30 II

After the Zeppelin antics, the band got down to business at the end of the 30th.



Stash” 10.31 I

The improvisational beast of Halloween.



Fat Man In a Bathtub” 10.31 II

The kick off of one of Phish’s more fun Halloween sets ever.



Spanish Moon” 10.31 II

The highlight of “Waiting For Columbus” that we are still waiting to see reemerge.



2012 Champion: “YOU ENJOY MYSELF”

"You Enjoy Myself"

From Trey is My Friend: “Congratulations to “You Enjoy Myself!” You have won the 2012 Phish March Madness tournament! What a final game… there were probably 20+ lead changes with both teams refusing to bow out without a fight. “Tweezer” was up by 5 votes with 15 minutes to go but “YEM” was able to scrap back in the final few ticks and win by a score of 546-540. Wow! what a great way to finish an amazing tournament. Thank you all so much for making it so fun and so interesting. I’m kinda sad it’s all over :tear: but I’m so happy it was an exciting finish. Thank you once again for voting over and over again and keeping things interactive. Cheers everyone!”

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674 Responses to “TTFM: Turning It Up—Fall 2010”

  1. kenny powers Says:

    i’ve just come to the conclusion that there’s no sleeping tonight.

    i will be delirious as i have a couple dental fillings worked, then will sleepwalk through a day, then will pick up my shaven cat at the vet…


    9/12/99 Gin FTW

  2. kenny powers Says:

    you can’t have everything…where would you put it?

  3. garretc Says:

    Damn KP, it’s like somebody took your dream girl and made her real life, eh?

    If only she could also somehow be 45 too, amirite?

  4. kenny powers Says:

    lolz garret!

    more like, if only she was here instead of some other dumbass town

    in other news

    MFMF > My Left Toe > Whipping Post

    pork rinds

  5. kenny powers Says:

    my dentist tomorrow is gonna be like “well shit, no need to give you novocaine son, you are excreting booze through your pores!””


  6. kenny powers Says:

    i’m sort of a sexy bastard

  7. garretc Says:

    “MFMF > My Left Toe > Whipping Post”

    Yup. Was just listening to the Allman’s Fillmore East Whipping Post earlier. Hot diggity dog. Sickness.

    Are pork rinds really all that? Is it some kind of ridiculous admission that I’ve never tried ’em before?

  8. kenny powers Says:

    pork rinds actually suck ass, i just like to say that

    you’re much better off w/ roasted seaweed things and/or sweet potato chips


    i farted when i was 87 years old


    Oswego Piper

  9. kenny powers Says:

    there really would be nothing better than a pair of boobs

    (ladies, you know it too!)

  10. garretc Says:

    Roasted seaweed? Ehhh… Sweet potato chips I can probably get behind though. I’m big on sweet potato fries, and just yams in general.

    If you think there’d be nothing better KP, then I’m about to blow your mind:

    Two pairs of boobs.

    *kablooooommmmmm splat*

    (That was your mind being blown onomatopoeia-ized, if it wasn’t obvious)

  11. kenny powers Says:


    two pairs???


    i thought the 3-breasted woman in Total Recall was hot…

  12. garretc Says:

    The implication being that there would be two different women attached to those, but if you want to one-up the TR tri-breaster in your personal mental image, well, who am I to stop you?

  13. kenny powers Says:


    this just in: RCMH Ghost is stupid

  14. kenny powers Says:

    where my west coast peeps at.

    this is a rare day in which i will not sleep, and the few people i make contact with tomorrow will lock eyes with an alien who forgot how to relate to humans.

    the united states of


    ok, now GO

  15. garretc Says:

    Gotta say KP, this conversation is pretty much 180 degrees from the econ reading I’m doing. The balance is keeping me sane, for now, thanks…

  16. kenny powers Says:



    3 x 5 =9 (the FBI changed it)

    (have some)

  17. garretc Says:

    Fuckin’ J. Edgar Hoover! Always causing trouble…

    So what’s the deal with us not meeting in NYC last year KP? Weren’t we gonna do that?

    Guess you’d better head out west this summer!

  18. kenny powers Says:

    i know! wait, were you at MSG??? where do you reside again?

  19. garretc Says:

    Hells yeah I was at MSG! Wouldn’t have missed it for the world, even in hindsight… Haha

    I split my time between the Bay Area and Portland

  20. garretc Says:

    “If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house he has a right to do so.” – Ronald Reagan

    Just sayin’…

    (Switched over to history once I finished econ, if this seems out of context…)

  21. kenny powers Says:

    Sons of whores

    i was at the first 3 nights…skipped NYE with a losy voice and a hangover after staying up dancing w/ strangers at a bar until 5 am…the rolls were speedy and long lasting.

    pork salad

  22. garretc Says:

    Uh oh KP, new thread! Do we take this over there or stay put? What say thee?

  23. kenny powers Says:

    wow, new thread at this hour??? let’s jump ship!

  24. Kodiakfloyd Says:

    #sand #pushingittothelimits

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