On an unassuming night at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s in Stateline, NV, the band Phish laid down what was, and still is, their best jam of the 3.0 era. Now known as the “Tahoe Tweezer,” the performance not only introduced the call-and-response “woo”-ing to Phish crowds, but remains one of the most cohesive sessions in all of Phish’s history.
Coming on the second night of a two night run, Phish opened their second set with “Tweezer” and never looked back. The song moves from a funk jam into ambient territory, before new ideas take the band members on various musical journeys. The jam gets dark at times, light at others, and does a great job featuring all four members to create something wholly larger than the sum of its parts.
Considering that this one improvised piece of music helped launch the career of pianist Holly Bowling (who transcribed the entire thing for piano), it’s safe to say that the song truly lives up to its hype. Woo! Without further ado, on its third anniversary, enjoy the famed “Tahoe Tweezer” heard ’round the world.
[Video courtesy of madpicken]
Setlist: Phish at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, Stateline, NV – 7/31/13
Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Camel Walk, Sparkle > Back on the Train, It’s Ice > Brian and Robert, Yarmouth Road, Kill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Ocelot, Stash
Set 2: Tweezer > Tela > Twist > Architect > Bouncing Around the Room > Run Like an Antelope
Encore: Julius > Tweezer Reprise
 Included call and response “Wooo” with the crowd
Notes: Tweezer, Antelope, and Tweezer Reprise included a call and response with crowd cheering back “Wooooo.”