Your Time Is Near, The Mission’s Clear

Aj Mathsay - Indio Part III

Aj Mathsay - Indio Part III

We are T-minus 36 hours and counting from blast off.  I, as I imagine many of you did, spent much of the last two days running around town getting last minute things for the biggest Phish party since the millennium. I have just put the final touches on things, packed the car, and am leaving in the morning. In fact, I’m probably on the road right now; gotta get down to SoCal before the World Series kicks off this evening. The waiting is over – the time is now!

Red Rocks and The Gorge are distant memories, and Phish is ready to put their next foot forward into the rest of their career. Phase one of the 3.0 era has ended, with nothing but continued musical evolution ahead. We are sure to hear new songs off Party Time, a release that has conveniently been pushed back beyond Halloween. And we are sure to catch a glimpse of where we might be headed. While all eyes fixate on Indio, fall tour will pop up soon after Festival 8’s final note. If the first half of this year was about getting their feet on the ground, it is now time again to see how high Phish can soar. It’s off to the races, and where we will wind up, nobody knows. But in the end, it’s all about the ride. Safe travels, folks. See you in Indio!

Let’s do this!


Jam of the Day: Festival Week

Reba” 8.17.96 I


A blissful daytime excursion from The Clifford Ball.



7.3.95 Sugarbush Summerstage, North Fayston, VT < Torrent

7.3.95 Sugarbush Summerstage, North Fayston, VT < Megaupload

Sugarbush '95 (D.Oug)

Sugarbush '95 (D.Oug)

Summer ’95’s finale centered around the colossal “Bowie” in the second set. Jams of this depth were par for the course during a stratospheric summer.

I: My Friend, My Friend[1], Poor Heart, Run Like an Antelope, Loving Cup, Sparkle, It’s Ice, If I Could, Maze, Strange Design, Free, Cavern

II: Timber Ho! > David Bowie > Johnny B. Goode > David Bowie > AC/DC Bag, The Lizards* > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, A Day in the Life, Possum, The Squirming Coil

E: Simple, Amazing Grace


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1,023 Responses to “Your Time Is Near, The Mission’s Clear”

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  1. Marshall Says:

    Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in Indio. It’s going to be awesome! Viva la Phish!

  2. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    Let me just say that I’m incredibly envious of all the dudes that are able to keep up with the chatter here all day…I pipe up when I can, which isn’t as often as I’d like. But one of the benefits of west coast living (besides F8!!) is that I’m able to come to this page at the end of my night, catch up on comments and read the new day’s blog before I even go to sleep.

    Thanks again Mr. Miner for keeping me in tune…

    Here’s hoping to seeing many of you out there this weekend. I’ll be armed with homemade TWIX bars and muffins for Friday/Saturday morning. Anyone interested in a fist shake and a w00t, hit me up out there. ryanschloffel (at) gmail dot com

  3. Baxter Says:

    Have Phun Phans. Enjoy the Cali. sun, I’ll be working outside in the cold rain & snow all day today up here in the North East. Looking forward to dispatches from the promised land, so I can enjoy that golden state of mind vicariously.

  4. TheDropper Says:

    Anyone here gonna be in Vegas Tonight?

  5. ATL 007 Says:

    For those that did not see this………

    Phish Festival 8 To Be Broadcast by Sirius Jam_ON
    Phish’s Festival 8 will be broadcast by SIRIUS XM’s Jam_On channel live from Indio, CA starting Friday, October 30 and continue through Sunday November 1. The broadcast will feature all eight of Phish’s sets.

  6. c0wfunk Says:

    atl I was just going to post that! Changes my entire weekend plans! So psyched now. Enjoy your travels all who are going!

  7. c0wfunk Says:

    fyi if you don’t have sirius they do a free 7 day trial…

  8. ColonelJoy Says:

    Even if you are an impoverished hippie, you can get the sirius free trial without a CC….

    Have fun at the sonicpornparty

  9. randomreader Says:

    anyone have a link to dl the last episode of festivalography?

  10. nonoyolker Says:

    I haven’t posted in about a month. Been absolutely crazy with traveling and work. Hope you’ve all been well.
    I take off for Indio TOMORROW MORNING!!! Be safe, take care of each other, and rock the fuck out! This is going to be a straight DROP KICK, BALLS OUT, FREAKFEST PARTY! Look for me, I’ll be the one with a guacamole mustache and a wallet that says ‘Bad Motherfucker’
    PS: Don’t forget the GoldBond

  11. kenny powers Says:

    Gold Bond?

  12. verno329 Says:

    Where do you go to get this 7 day free trial?

  13. Marshall Says:

    @ KP – triple-action Gold Bond powder. Your friend in humidity and other situations. Prevents chaffing, etc.

  14. Markah Says:


    Here’s the Free Trial:

  15. Little Buddy Says:

    Save travels to all of you lucky folks heading out to Indio. Take care of your shoes!

  16. henrietta Says:

    Go to sirius’ homepage and click on-line listening.

  17. sumodie Says:

    Where do you go to get this 7 day free trial?

    Sirius now has F8 listed on its site. Follow the above link -sign up button on right side of page.

  18. fat bastard Says:

    miner’s brief post is bleeding on anticipation and excitment! love it!

  19. BTB Says:

    Bless all of you who end up next to the Wookie blasting Techno at 3am. Sleep tight and take care of your shoes!

    Also, PT shirt came today. Mr. C, after seeing it in person, I think the Orange design would look good.

  20. kenny powers Says:

    @ marshall yeah i’m familiar w/ the Gold Bond (i’m a gym-goer when i can), just wasn’t sure how it applied to festie 8. thought you might be in on some great secret i should know about. isn’t is super dry out there? anyhoo.

    aloe gel and eye drops. and 45 SPF sunscreen for my Irish ass. and other exposed skin.

  21. beepaphone Says:

    My god. What BTB said. Thats me every year.

    …the victim that is…not the wook.
    Shouldn’t be too many of them this year…I don’t think sad, malnourished dogs are allowed on the premises.

    So begin the opening phases of the transition from Phishthoughts to the “I should have fucking just GONE” support group.

  22. Danny B Says:

    Man…….It already stings, and the first setlist hasn’t even rolled in.

    Have fun everybody, enjoy it, it will be special.

    I can only hope that there is another festival next summer (hopefully Limestone), and that they continue to try and make every festival bigger and better

    Enjoy the 30 min. Tweezer, bask in the daytime Reba, Wallow in the late night Bowie, and fire one up for me at the acoustic FEFY.

  23. sumodie Says:

    Phish Festivalography part 4:

  24. fat bastard Says:

    im hoping to pay for my trip via a yankees WS victory. just took them at -180. come on CC Rider! Get it done tonite!

  25. albert walker Says:

    last day in babylon here till Tuesday
    gonna be hard to get through
    girl landed in SF last night to make the drive down with some of our crew

    first festi since Cypress
    first Cali shows since 97 Ventura- Shoreline

    have not been this excited for a Phish weekend since the mid 90’s

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