Decison Day

Telluride, CO (S.Garufi)

Today, March 9, is the day that the Telluride Town Council will officially decide if Phish will be visiting their mountain getaway this summer. The proposed shows for August 9 and 10 have already cleared the Parks and Recreation Commission and Telluride’s Commission for Community Assistance, Arts & Special Events (CCAASE). This final stamp of approval will clear the way for fans to route their summer’s through Colorado. The Town Council’s decision may be, largely, a formality, as all signs have pointed to “Go” for the past few weeks.

The Dead @ Town Park in Telluride - 1987

This final decision will come as relief for many of the towns tourist-based businesses who have been put in a bind with the indecision over Phish. But that hasn’t stopped them from booking up their services. In one instance, one of Telluride’s most prominent rental agencies, managing over 400 properties, decided to suspend their 48-hour hold policy, and have been holding Phish fans’ reservations for nearly two weeks without any deposits. In addition for the many private owners who have penciled in reservations for August 8 – 11 will, the limbo should end some time today.

Blues and Brews Festival - Telluride, CO

Blues and Brews Festival - Telluride, CO

Once approved, the immediate discussion amongst the Phish community will be tickets. With the shows capped at 9,000, and tickets rumored to be sold only in two-day passes to limit the footprint of Phish, these stubs will make last year’s Red Rocks tickets seem like a walk in the park. The other question that remains to be seen is where Telluride would fall in the band’s second leg of summer. If these shows go down, Phish has also been rumored to be play the Mile High Music Festival in Denver the following weekend (for an exorbitant payday), saving their return to Red Rocks for another year. But whether or not another mainstream festival slot pans out remains to be seen.

Nonetheless, today, March 9, represents the first day of excitement of a rather quiet 2010 off-season. Just as spring training gets underway, we should be able to make our first plans of the summer before the sun goes down again. Knock on wood, cross your fingers, and rub your rabbit’s foot – Telluride here we come!


Phish’s Last Visit to Telluride: “Destiny Unbound” 10.27.91, Elk Lodge


Jam of the Day:

Bathtub Gin” 7.29.98 I

After oozing into the week with some funk, lets crank it up a notch with Riverport’s classic opener of Summer ’98, “Bathtub Gin.”




7.20.98 Ventura County Fairgounds, Ventura, CA < Torrent

7.20.98 Ventura County Fairgounds, Ventura, CA < Megaupload

Barcelona '98 Ticket

This one goes out via reader request to Voopa, who was quicker than the rest!

I: Bathtub Gin, Dirt, Poor Heart, Lawn Boy, My Sweet One, Birds of a Feather, Theme From the Bottom, Water in the Sky, The Moma Dance, Split Open and Melt

II: Drowned > Makisupa Policeman > Maze, Sea and Sand, Prince Caspian, Harry Hood

E: Sexual Healing* >Hold Your Head Up, Halley’s Comet


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681 Responses to “Decison Day”

  1. cal Says:

    WHB: Great quote, man.

    jdub: Exactly why I find a lot more IN that energy than in any of the spiritual paradigms…although I will talk up TAO TE CHING (thanks to Mr. C’s rec) for sure. Certain passages in there have awoken things in me that I’d never felt before.

    Wish I could keep this up a bit but I’m dead tired. G’night all!

  2. jdub Says:

    Sleep well Cal

  3. voopa Says:

    Thinking makes one tired.

  4. voopa Says:

    Last 10 played from the jukebox:

    Toots w/ Trey – Sweet and Dandy
    Raconteurs – Yellow Sun
    Sarah Vaughan – Peter Gunn (Verve Remixed Vol. 3)
    moe, – Wind it Up
    Raconteurs – Five on the Five
    Gnarls Barkley – No Time Soon
    Black Crowes – Wiser Time
    Harry Nilsson – Jump Into the Fire
    Raconteurs – Attention
    Beatles – Savoy Truffle

  5. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    anyone still up?

  6. youenjoy09 Says:

    @ Mr. C

    I love reading through all of your posts. Everything you say makes so much sense to me. I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to kick down some knowledge! You are the man! Thanks again!

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