Tickets to Telluride

Town Park -Telluride, CO (M.Chase)

As the mail order deadline rolls around this Friday, the hottest topic in the Phish community has got to be how the hell to score tickets to Telluride. The golden ring of summer stubs, of the 9,000 tickets, only 7,500 will go to people nationwide. After the near-impossible on-sale on April 2, we will all be left to our own own devices, and it may not be a pretty scene. The hardest ticket since Hampton’s ’09 reunion will undoubtedly be the top prize of 2010’s preseason, and here are some of the details.

Over the weekend, an article from The Telluride Watch emerged explaining the 1,500 “locals only” slots which will be sold in unique fashion to prevent resale.

Purchasers will need to present their driver’s license proving San Miguel County residency at a sales venue in order to purchase access to the concerts…For those local residents who don’t have an up-to-date drivers license, other means of proving residence such as a current utility bill or pay stub may also be accepted as long as the bearer can also produce valid identification, confirmed Ronnie Palamar of the Sheridan Opera House and Karen Lamb of Telluride Music.

“Everything is going to have to match,” explained Lamb, later adding, “We’re just trying to make sure the locals don’t get squeezed out.” Purchasers’ names will be placed on the Will Call list and they will again need to present identification at the concert box office in order to obtain a wristband for entry. They will also need to accompany the person for whom they bought a ticket at the concert box office.

For everyone that doesn’t get lucky in Phish’s Tickets-By-Mail crap-shoot, there won’t even be an option to go to an outlet unless your get yourself to Telluride. From Phish.com, here are the on-sale details for April 2.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 2nd at Noon Mountain time. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tickethorse.com or charge by phone at 866.461.6556. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sheridan Opera House and the Telluride Music Company. Tickets for this show are only available as part of a 2-day ticket for entry to both 8/9 and 8/10. You cannot purchase tickets for individual days.

In case you missed that, the core facts are that the entire nation of Phish fans will be battling online, or on the phone, for 7,500 two-day passes. To make matters all the more complex, Ticketmaster isn’t selling these tickets, rather, Tickethorse, a Colorado-based agency that is bound to crash, will be dropping the Phish ticket of the season. Giddy-up? One can only hope.

Hampton '09 Art

Even with a legit system, 7,500 tickets would be gone in the first 15 seconds, and with a two-ticket limit, extras won’t exactly be floating around the Internet. I would imagine the only viable trade for a two-day Telluride pass would be tickets to all three nights of The Greek, (or two at the very least.) It should be an interesting post on-sale marketplace, as scalpers will have as hard of a time snagging these as anyone; there simply are not that many tickets! In this case, it seems that the lottery, of all places, is the most-likely way of scoring. And that, my friends, is a bleak situation. With the town booked solid, how this will all unfold remains to be seen. If nothing else, it will certainly be an adventure.

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Jam of the Day:

The Curtain > Stash” 6.17.95 I

A sinister exclamation point to set one in Gainesville, VA circa Summer ’95.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph95-06-17d1t09.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph95-06-17d1t10.mp3]

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DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:

7.13.99 Great Woods, Mansfield, MA < Torrent

7.13.99 Great Woods, Mansfield, MA < Megaupload

6.6.09 - Great Woods (G.Lucas)

The second night of Great Woods ’99. This summer, Phish will stop at their old-school Massachusetts stomping grounds on Tuesday, June 22.

I: NICU, The Curtain > Halley’s Comet > Roses Are Free > NO2, Lawn Boy, Reba > Carini, Funky Bitch

II: Wolfman’s Brother > Piper > Bug, Mountains in the Mist, Run Like an Antelope, Possum*

E: Tuesday’s Gone*

* w/ Scott Murawski

Source: Schoeps cmc6/mk41 > Lunatec V2 > Apogee AD1000 > Sony D100 (@ 48 kHz)

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936 Responses to “Tickets to Telluride”

  1. jibboowho Says:

    I’m not 100% positive, but i do believe the 7-3-97 ghost Miner put up is part of the set Kuroda talks about in The Biography Phish where they “smoked an incredible amount for about 30 minutes off the side of the stage” and attempted to play after. Maybe explains its loosey goosey composition. Anyone confirm or deny this?

  2. Robear Says:

    ^ Providence 12.13.99 is pretty damn hot

    JOTD tomorrow?^

    DOTD?

  3. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    ^ Could be the residual effects of riding the back of the worm. The wormtown show was the day before.

  4. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    @Robear – there is a mediafire download of the show here:
    http://phishthoughts.com/2009/01/17/weekend-nuggets-paul-remasters-providence/

    No torrents, but it does have the fabulous work of Paul Gwynne Smith! People can’t stop talking about this guy!

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ Providence 12.13.99 is pretty damn hot

    JOTD tomorrow?^

    DOTD?

    ^ I have a really bass heavy version. Ill check it out though.

  6. Mr.Miner Says:

    I’m not 100% positive, but i do believe the 7-3-97 ghost Miner put up is part of the set Kuroda talks about in The Biography Phish where they “smoked an incredible amount for about 30 minutes off the side of the stage” and attempted to play after. Maybe explains its loosey goosey composition. Anyone confirm or deny this?

    ^ no, this is amsterdam 96.

    That 7.3 ghost is redic!

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    who has 7-2-98 FLAC (or shn, whatever it is) fileset and wants to reseed the etree torrent?

    voopa? anyone?

    some peeps needs it. peeps who should haz it. peeps who waz under the hat, actually

  8. Robear Says:

    cool, thx. miner. haven’t heard it since that night.

    do you have the ’95 Blossom show?

  9. Foul_Domain Says:

    Evening All.

    Hey Miner – Just curious…Are you a writer/journalist/or something like that by trade?

    You write exceptionally well.

  10. jibboowho Says:

    thank you Mr. Miner

  11. Robear Says:

    thx. ramblin’, but the link is empty. maybe it expired?

  12. ChefBradford Says:

    2/28/2003 Tweezer

    I just fell in love again

    First half perfectly fit my mood, second half perfectly fit my mindset

  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    ^^ the best IMO

  14. jdub Says:

    That Tweezer is my favorite, and not just because I witnessed it. Being only my 4th show and first in almost three years I was blown away. Couldn’t believe how good phish was. A landmark show for me.

  15. ChefBradford Says:

    Sweet, Pandora just pulled up the Hoist Demand, complete with car crash and Melt Jam>Yerushalem

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    @jdub- re:2.28.03- The Gin was also phenomenal this night. So many highlights. I even enjoyed the Mexican Cousin! By far, the best 2.0 show i saw.

  17. Foul_Domain Says:

    Maybe im in the minority here, but I’d love to hear some more Round Room material in 2010.

  18. ChefBradford Says:

    That show just smokes, top to bottom.

  19. jdub Says:

    The soul shakedown sandwiched by the Tweezer and shredding Bowie with a sweet extra reggaed Hood close it out. A monster night

  20. ChefBradford Says:

    That show stays in my rotation. Never gets old, and I can always find some new facet to admire and study

  21. kayatosh Says:

    @foul; agreed. round room tunes are severely underrated. p&M (8/7/09 gorge was great), anything but me, all of these dreams, walls of cave, thunderhead, and waves — all need some more time in the rotation.

  22. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Wow, just catching up. I saw the Dead at Autzen in ’90 and was too new to really understand the uniqueness of it. It was all unique to my smalltown ass. Then saw shoreline ’93 and was disappointed. Then my last show was same as Mr. C’s. Portland meadows. I was shocked to see Jerry, he looked 10 years older and a lot smaller. Freaked me out. And rightfully so it turns out.

  23. Mr.Miner Says:

    my 12.13 source is hella bassy….not worthy of posting IMO….I’ll look for a new one…wish i had a DAT > digital file thingy that wasn’t real time

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    Hey Miner – Just curious…Are you a writer/journalist/or something like that by trade?

    You write exceptionally well.

    ^ thanks man. Yes.

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    recent history = High school history teacher (5 yrs) > writer

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