TTFM: December Jams 2.0

Reading 10.29.13 (Andrea Nusinov)

Reading 10.29.13 (Andrea Nusinov)

Piper” 12.29.03 II, Miami, FL

The standard against which all 2.0 “Pipers” should be measured. The short post-hiatus era were the true glory years for “Piper.”



Runaway Jim -> Times Loves a Hero” 12.31.02 III, NYC, NY

The improvisational centerpiece of their comeback show.



Wolfman’s Brother” 12.1.03 Albany, NY

A favorite of a couple friends, this one is in honor of Wade and Scotty B. Look out for the “butter” jam at the end.



Ghost -> Free” 12.29.03 II, Miami, FL

This pairing provided the meat of a non-stop, second set sequence.



Down with Disease” 12.30.13 II, Miami, FL

After a zany second set with both highs and lows, Phish stopped the antics on a dime and closed the show with a heart-wrenching “Disease.”



Frankie Says” 12.28.03 I, Miami, FL

This is the stuff Phish pulled off in first sets in the post-hiatus era. Out of “Frankie Says” no less.” This was in the very first set of the New Years Run.



Rock and Roll -> Weekapaug > Reprise” 12.2.03 II, Boston, MA

This unorthodox sequence opened the second set of the 20th anniversary show, ten years ago.



Suzy Greenberg” 12.28.03 II, Miami, FL

The seemingly innocuous pop song turned into one of Trey’s darkest guitar confessionals in history.



Stash” 12.31.03 II, Miami, FL

One of the finest post-hiatus jams, period



Bathtub Gin -> 2001” 12.30 II, Miami, FL

This set-closing “2001” foreshadowed P Funk’s second set sit in as Trey teases some classic Parliament licks.

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386 Responses to “TTFM: December Jams 2.0”

  1. ren Says:

    Many of us weren’t all that impressed by Energys arrival…which has likely led to the lack of concern. Honestly, not even on my Xmas wish list for MSG

  2. RoosterPizza Says:

    your wish list is made of energy.

  3. garretcorncob Says:

    Is there a full-time job in DC where someone just sits around all day compiling acronym titles for laws that are handily similar to the overall goal/theme/whatever of the law?

    Was just reminded in my loan cert class that the USA Patriot Act is, in fact, an acronym.

    Uniting and
    America by
    Required to
    Intercept and

    Also, I’m way more clear on how to launder money now than I was before I started learning about how to not launder money. So, good job?

  4. hoedown Says:

    @ palmer…I’ve pumped that rnr many times here. That jams is a bowl of swampy funky goodness. People hate on that show but that sequence is pure 2003 madness. The Bug later in set is powerful and 1st set Piper delivers as well. I had a great time at that show and the rnr>week>prise remains a go to favorite all these years later.

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

  6. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    welcome to the daddy club, aw- many blessings and congrats! it is fun. if you are looking for a fun family to chill with at any outdoor phish shows (if you want to take your daughter to shows), we are good folks to hang out with. my little girl has been to lake tahoe, hollywood bowl, red rocks, dicks, etc. family style can be very fun. also, let her adapt to you as you adapt to her- it’s not all about adapting to her. our lifestyle hasn’t changed that much, and our daughter feels very loved, happy, healthy, and silly (sometimes, othertimes she is very serious)- she lives a joyous life. we have a lot of fun as a little family unit- hoping the same for you! blessings and love!

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mike is the best

  8. ren Says:

    ^ends just in time for Island Tour Redux!

  9. bob dylan Says:

    man i love mike! what a goofball!

  10. bob dylan Says:

    looks like mike is gonna be my first fillmore show.

    sf peeps all going?

  11. bob dylan Says:

    “let her adapt to you as you adapt to her- it’s not all about adapting to her”

    ^i like this take on it

  12. dorn76 Says:

    Baby steps, baby dabs.

  13. ren Says:

    The new IT vape has arrived! I’m drooling over here:

  14. Ulysses S. Wingsuit Says:

    Fillmore show is on the 2nd anny of my Wingsuiting Under the Influence arrest. Plus it’s a Tuesday, so I’m probably out.

    Galactic is playing Harlow’s that night too…

  15. vapebraham Says:

    11.19.95 Stash — $$$. back when phish used to relentlessly kick your brain in. psychic warfare.

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    first track from Mike’s new album

  17. oldskool Says:


    you still have those 12/29s? I got a buddy that need a pair of 12/28 and a pair for 12/29. He has NYE pairs to trade

  18. Stoney Case Says:

    Bd, mike at Fillmore on radar. Also eyeing the PDX show

  19. vapebraham Says:

    love mike. that video segment was $$$.

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    anyone care to plug it?

    just went into the BB room and there’s… well, there’s something not normal going on in there musically.

  21. ren Says:

    Taking Reading 20YL to the dome for the 1st time…niceness

  22. jtran Says:

    yes, mike tour!

  23. phlorida phan Says:

    Ren, that thing looks badass!

  24. ren Says:

    Its like the Ironman of vapes. Prob a little bigger than the Pax…but seems pretty legit. Looking forward to some reviews in the near future.

  25. jtran Says:

    will be at the LA show. Wish SF or PDX was a weekend

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