Umphrey’s McGee did a five-night New Year’s Eve run (!) this year in at the Tabernacle, and our friend Abby Fox was on hand to shoot the shows. I asked for her favorite photos from the weekend, and what she delivers pretty much proves that UM is a band you really shouldn’t be taking for granted these days. Here are 45 reasons why this run for the books…

45. The Venue

in has hosted many-a-New-Year’s run from the likes of STS9, Bassnectar and even Umphrey’s McGee previously, so it was a safe bet to book five nights and get comfortable for a multi-day throwdown…

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44-43. The Band

Nice to see them celebrating a year of hard work together…

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42-38. The Shredding

Many jambands could try, but few can shred as hard as UM can. \mm/

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37-34. The Robes

On night four of the run, the band came out and did the encore of “Glory” and “Slacker” in robes because they were feeling pretty comfortable.

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33-29. The Balloon Drop

Nothing like a good balloon/confetti drop…

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28. The Drum Section of and

Holding it down…

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27-26. Ryan “Pony” Stasik

Always a ham…(or pony…)

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25-24.

Always focused, always rocking…

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23-21.

Happy man this run…

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20. Jefferson Waful!

He cleans up goooooooood…

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19-6. Speaking of Waful…The Lights!

The man takes his job seriously, and it shows…

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5-1. Last but not least…The Fans! (The Umphreaks!)

By all accounts, some of the most loyal and ferociously passionate fans in the scene…

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