Elite Eight – OPT March Madness 2013

March 25th, 2013 by Rory P. 0 Comments

Made by the wonderful Barefoot Bob, rest in peace.

We have finally narrowed down the best 64 3.0 jams to eight. With some really narrow victories many of us were on the edge of our seats until the end. the 8/6/10 Greek Cities beat the 12/28/10 Harry Hood by just 10 votes. It’s sad to see such an awesome Hood get shown the door, but someone had to win and I’m glad it was an opponent as worthy as this jam-tastic Cities.

The margin of victory for the 6/3/11 Down with Disease (Disease Supreme) was razor thin as it triumphed over the 9/3/11 Dick’s Tweezer; it won by five votes! I think that the correct jam won in that case–I feel like that Disease is one of the best jams of 3.0 and quite possibly the best of that year. I think the Tweezer held its own for so long because the “Dick’s Tweezer” is so memorable because anything played at Dick’s is memorable now–I think a lot of people just see “another set-opening Disease” when they see “6/3 DwD” without actually relistening to it.

The 8/5/11 Rock and Roll’s win was no surprise, a powerful first seed, but it’s impressive how hard the 8/15/11 Waves -> Undermind fought to stay just 36 votes behind it. It wasn’t the blowout many expected.

The 2012 matchup between 9/1 Light and 9/2 Sand -> Ghost will be interesting to watch as they are both from the same run at Dick’s in Denver. In any event, let’s get voting on who will be in the PHINAL PHOUR! VOTING ENDS THURSDAY AT 8PM EST

2009

  • (2) 11/28/09 Seven Below > Ghost (65%, 145 Votes)
  • (1) 8/7/09 Bathtub Gin (35%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 223

Loading ... Loading ...

2010

  • (1) 12/31/10 Ghost (60%, 137 Votes)
  • (3) 8/6/10 Cities (40%, 90 Votes)

Total Voters: 227

Loading ... Loading ...

2011

  • (1) 8/5/11 Rock and Roll (61%, 143 Votes)
  • (2) 6/3/11 Down with Disease (39%, 91 Votes)

Total Voters: 234

Loading ... Loading ...

2012

  • (1) 9/1/12 Light (61%, 142 Votes)
  • (2) 9/2/12 Sand > Ghost (39%, 92 Votes)

Total Voters: 234

Loading ... Loading ...

« Summer Tour: Update on Chicago's Northerly Island Venue         Summer Ticket Lottery: How'd You Do? »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Posted in Featured, Poll

setlist provided by Phish.net