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December 26, 2011

Lists: Top Headlines of 2011 – #6: “Phish Rages The Glen [Corning Leader]

November 25, 2011

2012Phish Won’t Return to Watkins Glen Next Year [Hidden Track]

Phish front man Trey Anastasio threw fans for a loop earlier this year, when he told Rolling Stone that 2012 would be, “a less busy touring year” for the group. What 2012 will hold for Phish hasn’t become any clearer since the publication of that article in June, but we do now know of one event that won’t take place – a return to Watkins Glen International race track. Track official Ryan Lake told local paper The Leader that, “we are a motor racing facility and have decided to focus on our racing events, as well as the wine festival, in 2012.” [Article via@Pete716 Tweets - Pt. 1Pt.

August 1, 2011

Watkins Glen: A Phourth of July with Phish [JambandsOnline]

July 30, 2011

Podcasts: The 10 Best Super Ball IX Moments – Episode 28 [Type II Cast]

July 27, 2011

Watkins Glen: A Taste of Free – Phish’s Ball Square Jam [Jambands.com]

July 26, 2011

Essays: Phish.net Super Ball IX Essay Contest Winner – @757phan [Phish.net]

July 25, 2011

Watkins Glen: A Spectacular Set [Phish Thoughts]

Essays: SBIX Essay Contest Winners – @HARRYHOOD213, @JohnManBand, @forbins0218 [Phish.net]

Watkins Glen: Soundcheck Jam at Watkins Glen [Dog Gone Blog]

Channeling the energy from the Dead’s soundcheck “jam,” Phish patiently brought us into their world showing that nothing is missing from the band in this day and age. No lack of drugs, no lack of intent, no lack of ideas. Comparable to previous festival soundchecks, albeit different, this was a section of music that—and I hate to call it this—was purely 3.0.

July 22, 2011

Watkins Glen: Phish Rocks The House at Super Ball IX [PopMatters]

Essays: SBIX Essay Contest Winners – @FlockingInside @ivy_light [Phish.net]

July 20, 2011

Watkins Glen: Phish Super Ball IX Videos, Photos and Review [Lost In Sound]

July 19, 2011

Essays: SBIX Essay Contest Winner – Phish-loving Watkins Glen Resident on Fest [Phish.net]

July 18, 2011

Photo Essays: Phish Super Ball IX [Bill Bryant]

Watkins Glen: Phish Super Ball IX Photo Set & Summary [PopMatters]

July 17, 2011

Phish: 07/03/2011 Super Ball IX McNastyShasta Playlist [VQ: B, AQ: A]

Soul Shakedown Party, AC/DC Bag, The Curtain, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent, Narration, Fly Famous Mockingbird, Destiny Unbound, Big Black Furry Creature From Mars, Wilson, Mound, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Time Loves a Hero, Reba, David Bowie, Big Balls, Down with Disease, No Quarter, Party Time, Ghost, Gotta Jibboo, Light, Waves, What’s the Use?, Meatstick, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Star Spangled Banner, First Tube

July 15, 2011

Watkins Glen: Super Ball IX Rocked, But Does it Have Staying Power? [Phish.net]

Watkins Glen: Review & Photos – Phish Super Ball IX [State of Mind]

Montage: Phish Super Ball IX – The Biggest Ball Ever

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July 13, 2011

Watkins Glen: Postcards From Page Side – Super Ball IX [Hidden Track]

Phish: 07/02/2011 Julius [VQ: B+, AQ: B]

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Watkins Glen: Review – The Storage Jam [Phish Thoughts]

Watkins Glen: The Unforgettable Shabbat Tent at Super Ball IX [Jew(ph)ish]

July 12, 2011

Phish: 07/02/2011 Suskind Hotel [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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Watkins Glen: Highlights – Parts of a Whole [Phish Thoughts]

July 11, 2011

Watkins Glen: Third Set Thunder [Phish Thoughts]

Of all the stellar musical sequences that took place over Super Ball weekend, the opening segment of Saturday night’s third set—”Golden Age” > “Caspian” > “Piper” > “Tweezer”—represents one of the improvisational best. Combining four flowing and creative pieces, the band kicked off the nighttime festivities with a run of music that showcased a broad spectrum of their styles while blowing just about everyone out of the water.

Watkins Glen: Photos – Phish Super Ball IX [Live Music Blog]

Watkins Glen: Photos From Saturday and Sunday [Phish and the Dead]

Source Comparisons: Comparing AUDs from Night One of Super Ball IX [Phish Listening Room]

Watkins Glen: Super Ball IX Review – Better Late Than Never [Buntology]

Watkins Glen: Super Ball IX Montage

July 9, 2011

Phish: 07/01/2011 Crosseyed and Painless -> Chalkdust Torture [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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Watkins Glen: Super Phest – A Review [A Few Of My Phavorite Things]

Watkins Glen: Super Ball IX in Review – Day Three [Unplugged Musings]

July 8, 2011

Podcasts: TWoL Super Ball Reports – Day One & Day Three [This Week on Lot]

Watkins Glen: More Phantastic Reviews For Phish [Star-Gazette]

The Phish festival at Watkins Glen International continues to earn accolades, with Schuyler County officials adding to widespread praise about the organization of the three-day event and the attitude and behavior of the fans.
“It was an outstanding event for this community,” County Administrator Timothy O’Hearn said in his report to county legislators during Wednesday’s Resolution Review Committee.
The Phish festival at Watkins Glen International continues to earn accolades, with Schuyler County officials adding to widespread praise about the organization of the three-day event and the attitude and behavior of the fans.
“It was an outstanding event for this community,” County Administrator Timothy O’Hearn said in his report to county legislators during Wednesday’s Resolution Review Committee.

Phish: Super Ball IX Playlist by McNastyShasta [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

Possum, Peaches En Regalia, The Moma Dance, Torn and Frayed, NICU, Bathtub Gin, Quinn The Eskimo, Crosseyed and Painless, Chalkdust Torture, Bug, The Horse, Sand

Watkins Glen: Ballin’ From All Angles [Phish Thoughts]

As Phish slayed everything in their path during Super Ball weekend, one of the most encouraging qualities to their playing was the diversity of musical directions that their jams encompassed. Proving to be masters of many domains, the band annihilated a variety of musical textures with abandon, illustrating their teeming creativity of the moment. Regardless of what musical style Phish navigated, the common denominator was overwhelming success. The band never got lost amidst their jams and always carried a strong sense of cohesion and intent behind their interplay. Bursting with creativity and confidence like never before in this era, Phish took a huge step forward with their playing at Super Ball. Drenched in diverse jamming, Phish’s ninth festival showcased the band’s  full spectrum of improvisational territory over the course of three days.

Phish: 07/03/2011 Big Balls [VQ: B-, AQ: B-]

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Phish: 07/03/2011 What’s The Use? [VQ: C+, AQ: B-]

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Watkins Glen: Super Ball in Review – Day Two [Unplugged Musings]

Watkins Glen: Super Ball – An Instant Classic [Phish Thoughts]

Watkins Glen: A Review of 07/01/2011 Set II [Golden Brain Listens]

July 6, 2011

Watkins Glen: Phish Fest Draws Rave Reviews [Corning Leader]

A day after the last Phish fans packed up their tents and grills and rolled out of Watkins Glen International, track president Michael Printup was still glowing about Super Ball IX.

“It’s hard to describe this concert from our point of view. It was New York City on New Year’s Eve, just a fantastic, Apollo landing-type of event. This was so cool,” Printup said.

Contests: Official Phish.net Super Ball IX Essay Contest [Phish.net]

Phish: Super Ball IX Videos by PlatoPlates Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: B]

Star Spangled Banner, First Tube, Crosseyed and Painless, Sand, The Wedge

Watkins Glen: A Collection of Super Tweets/Photos From Super Ball IX [Hidden Track]

Watkins Glen: Thank You For Being A Phriend [OPT]

Thank you to the fans in general.  I never felt better about Phish nation.  It was the best combination of old and new energies, each equally enthusiastic.  There were less annoying signs and incessant talkers than I’ve seen in a while (aside from the gent in the “Molly is a Slut” shirt that kept wanting to show me a picture of his friend’s languedoc and seemed genuinely perplexed when I chose to concentrate on the ASIHTOS jam instead of him).  Most people were tapped into the music, thrilled to be there and generous to those around them.  Even before the secret set, when people were antsy and easily could have gotten out of control, everyone was chill.  Maybe getting older isn’t such a bad thing.

Yoga: Surrender To The Flow at Super Ball IX [Chris Calarco Yoga]

Phish: 07/02/2011 Ball Square Jam [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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Watkins Glen: Phish’s Super Ball IX Takes Over Race Track [Syracuse New Times]

July 5, 2011

Phish: 07/03/2011 A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

Watkins Glen: Review – Phish Gives Its Fans a Festival [NY Times]

After Coventry, Phish broke up for four and half years before returning in 2009. That year it played a festival at the immaculately groomed Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif. (also the home of Coachella), but to many fans that felt a world away from the group’s Northeastern roots. So the mere fact of its return to the East Coast with a drama-free festival that was well planned and smoothly operated (and for which the weather cooperated superbly) felt like a much-needed victory.

Phish: 07/02/2011 Secret Set Sleeping Monkey [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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Watkins Glen: Festival Review – CoS at Phish Super Ball IX [Consequence of Sound]

Phish: Super Ball IX Highlights by MJurick

Watkins Glen: What Cheer? Goes Phishin’ [Providence Phoenix]

Watkins Glen: Phish Super Ball IX – One Fan’s Journal [Kempepedia]

Watkins Glen: Phish Super Ball Review – Night One [Hippie Espionage]

Watkins Glen: Headstash’s Super Ball IX Review Guide [Headstash]