RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

The Final Bracket Buster to find The Best Song of 2009.

Rd4

Fluffhead (Hampton)
20
51%
Ghost (Albany)
19
49%
 
Total votes : 39

Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby lawnboy357 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:07 am

History 4 me. 1992-2000 2 Fluff's. 2009 3 Fluff's.
It's a real cornerstone to this group of musicians' foundation that today's jugernaut still stands. As much as people want 1997 to be "The Year" (and maybe it was) It was the early compositions that it'sfan base It's this formative song that raised the banner to herald in the return of The Phish. It meant this is us exposed and raw. For them to come back that way was a signal. To the hidden, the skeptical, and the too old. It said "I know what you need and I got it right here buddy". I remember joking around before Hampton one night. We were talking about a big group cry or sigh in the event of a Fluff opener. Soon it was over and throwing Glow Worms instead of glow sticks was the new order of the eve.
The tension (it was there with the excitement) of March 6, 2009 was enormous. I was nervous for some reason. I had questions. Are they what I remember? Will it be great? Is this really happening? For them to nail Fluff on the 1st play (despite the glowstick Trey took to the shoulder) Answered all those questions and more. I don't see any other song this year coming close to that.
The nice jamming from other songs in the tourney should wait until 2010 is in the books. We all know that next years tournament will be be a dogfight ;) Some crazy shit should make 2009's type 2 and Cow look like this years type 1. Well you get my point.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby willbreathes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:54 am

ghost_2000 wrote:Still would like a Twist, too.


I must have been more effed up than I thought... I could have sworn I saw you at Deer Creek this year.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby ghost_2000 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:05 am

Oops. Christ.

Not sure why I typed that.

Maybe I meant "Melt the Guns" or some shit.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby willbreathes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:11 am

By "this year", I meant last year as well.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby ghost_2000 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:13 am

Well, naturally.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby S. Hill 88 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:25 pm

willbreathes wrote:
Fee wrote:I guess maybe the Fluffhead opener at Hampton would be more meaningful to me if I was there or if it wasn't played every 4 shows in 09. Not trying to be a dick, but those of us who saw a fair amount of shows caught a fluff this year.


Don't forget most caught a better Fluff as well!

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Don't forget that this Ghost was pure HOSE as well!

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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby willbreathes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:01 pm

Fluffhead is down!!
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby The Ubiquitous Smokey » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:03 pm

this.
is.
sum.
boo
shit.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby whyweigh228 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:42 pm

justice is being served...theres no way the energy before and after hampton fluff makes it better than ghost...the bracket buster is for best played song and in my opinion most of this years ghosts and most of this years fluffheads were better than hampton fluffhead....lets not forget they could have played waste to open hampton and there still would have been a rettttarded amount of energy or ac/dc bag haha cuz people wouldnt know how many times it would eventually open up 09 shows..all im saying is that this fluffhead is a little bitt fluff'dhead and this albany ghost was voted in for being better than hartford ghost and asheville and miami ghost....this ghost is the real deal....no fluffing...it took till november 28 to finally hit the big ghost and it definitly takes the cake on pfffft hampton fluff'd
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby The Ubiquitous Smokey » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:03 pm

:roll:








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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby phishinsky » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:05 pm

FluffEPIChead, hampton.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby Kantastic » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:19 pm

BALLS! That's for you Ryan!! Does it count now pal??
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby phishinsky » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:20 pm

Kantastic wrote:BALLS! That's for you Ryan!! Does it count now pal??

I love you~ :thumbup:
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby willbreathes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:04 pm

The Ubiquitous Smokey wrote::roll:








:lolno:


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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby ghost_2000 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:26 pm

whyweigh228 wrote:...the bracket buster is for best played song


Did I miss something in the rules that said this?
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby Mr. Hiatus » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:56 pm

^ I asked myself the same thing.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby Guelah » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:41 pm

:D

It was just...too epic.

I remember calling the Fluff opener, without really thinking it would REALLY happen.

Then I got a text from a friend who was there that said:

Phish 2009 first year back opener: Fluffhead

I flipped!

When I went back and listened to it, it was nailed, like I knew they would do it!

There were better Fluffheads in '09. I think there were one or two better Ghost's, too.

But Fluff'd has to take the cake. Like lawnboy said, it was a signal. A very logical signal for things to come...
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby willbreathes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:51 pm

Guelah wrote:it was nailed


:wtf:

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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby Guelah » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:13 pm

I nailed yer girlfriend. :wave:
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby Katiemay » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:38 pm

I think about 95% of the arguments in the thread are legit. It's a really tough one.

I went with Ghost because I was in Albany and completely blown away. Unfortunately, I was not at the Hampton show to compare. I think there are different types of energy at shows and I can say that the energy during the -7>Ghost was some pretty powerful stuff and it was almost 9 months after their first show back. That powerful energy came from the intricate 10th dimension type jamming the band produced that night, not just because they walked onstage and played notes.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby glideandseek » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:40 am

Honestly, I think the -7>Ghost is overrated. It gets way to much hype just because it is a 40 minute jam in a year of 10-15 minute jams. I much prefer the Miami Ghost, which all things considered is probably the Jam of the Year: It is the bands best effort in the concise jamming style of 2009.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby vermonster » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:59 am

glide9811 wrote:Honestly, I think the -7>Ghost is overrated. It gets way to much hype just because it is a 40 minute jam in a year of 10-15 minute jams. I much prefer the Miami Ghost, which all things considered is probably the Jam of the Year: It is the bands best effort in the concise jamming style of 2009.


You know, I'm starting to agree with this. I was at Albany, and in the moment those jams were just incredible, but going back and listening, I do prefer the Miami Ghost, which I was also in attendance for. For whatever reason though, Albany felt more special at the time. I think it was because there was a true sense of risk-taking at Albany. The Miami ghost is more concise and easier to listen to on tape, but I felt it was less risky.
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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby Fee » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:46 am

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Re: RD4: Fluffhead(Hampton) VS Ghost(Albany)

Postby Guelah » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:57 am

I thought I was it...looks like we got one hell of a tiebreaker here!

I also prefer the Miami Ghost (ALS teases included). That, and the fact that it went into NO2...
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