TTFW: The End of 2010

12-30-2010—MSG (Graham Lucas)

The time between Fall Tour and New Year’s Run did little to derail Phish’s building momentum. Set to return to Worcester and Madison Square Garden—the exact venues of the ’95 Holiday Run—for an unprecedented five nights, fans were flying high to take on the most extensive year-end run in history. And the band’s playing did not disappoint. Though only one of the five shows really came together as a complete two-setter (1/1/11), the run produced ample highlights as the band completed a tremendous year of progression and playing. It would be almost six months before we greeted the band again in Bethel, but after the holiday run—the musical exclamation point on 2010—the time felt a heck of a lot different than this off season does.

2010’s Holiday Run featured six central jams—”Seven Below -> What’s the Use?,” “Harry Hood,” “Tweezer,” “Sand,” “Ghost,” and “Simple”—and plenty of supporting music to go along with them. Today’s playlist is comprised these selections and more as we continue our audio retrospective on this era.


Seven Below -> What’s the Use?” 12.27 II



Wolfman’s Brother” 12.28 I



Harry Hood” 12.28 II



Bathtub Gin” 12.30 I



Tweezer” 12.30 II



Sand” 12.31 II



Ghost” 12.31 II



YEM -> Manteca -> YEM” 12.31 II



Twist > Simple” 1.1 II

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989 Responses to “TTFW: The End of 2010”

  1. ThePigSong Says:

    Watched a little of Ken Burns’ Baseball on PBS earlier. Chalkdust Torture during the BoSox/Yankee brawl was entertaining. At first I thought he might be a head, but I’m fairly certain it was the album version. A head would have picked a unique live version.

  2. MiA Says:

    Winter is coming

  3. Lycanthropist Says:

    damn right it is MiA

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    Winter Queen came and left.

  5. garretc Says:

    Nice, slick Divided Sky teases from Trey in this Spooky soundcheck!

  6. ThePigSong Says:

    Looks like HBO Go will have GoT on in real time, huge win.

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    I’m interested to hear what those of you who haven’t read any of the books think of the show this season.

  8. Duder Says:

    Grateful Dead – December 30, 1990
    Coliseum Arena – Oakland, CA

    Recording Info:
    SBD (Dan Healy’s UltraMatrix) -> Dat (48k)

    Transfer Info:
    Dat (Tascam DA20) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAc
    (3 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC)

    All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
    March 31, 2012

    — Set 2 is seamless
    — This is an upgrade to my previous transfer in every possible way

    Set 1:
    d1t01 – Tuning
    d1t02 – Bertha
    d1t03 – Feel Like A Stranger
    d1t04 – Candyman
    d1t05 – Me And My Uncle ->
    d1t06 – Maggie’s Farm
    d1t07 – High Time
    d1t08 – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
    d1t09 – Tennessee Jed
    d1t10 – Valley Road

    Set 2:
    d2t01 – Tuning
    d2t02 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo ->
    d2t03 – Looks Like Rain ->
    d2t04 – Crazy Fingers ->
    d2t05 – Playing In The Band ->
    d2t06 – Drums ->
    d3t01 – Space ->
    d3t02 – Terrapin Station ->
    d3t03 – Sugar Magnolia

    d3t04 – U.S. Blues

  9. guitarpicker420! Says:

    I’ve got a buddy looking to unload SPAC run for face. He’s got lawns first two nights and pav’s the 3rd. He would prefer not to split them up. Pair for each night.

  10. albert walker Says:

    say what you want about 3.0

    Let it Loose

    pure 3.0. creative progressive inventive jam with an assertive Trey and a busy Fish into the boldy ballad closer of Let it Loose

    only in this era kids. amazing Phish.

    so happy to have been in the building for this piece.

    night kids

  11. thedayman Says:

    ^that is a tasty sequence indeed. wish i wasn’t so fucked up night 2 uic so that i could actually remember that. didnt come to until the end of twist. win some, lose some i guess.

  12. MiA Says:

    Those three days in Chicago were great. Hope everyone has a great week.

    GoT met my expectations last night. Maybe a little gratuitous but good.

  13. bob dylan Says:

    That was kinda a mind fuck trying to find the thread to post in. All the recent links were time traveling me to 2011. Weird.

    Anyway just stopped in to say “yo”

  14. bob dylan Says:

    Let it loose. Won’t forget that one.

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