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, 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 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.


Jam of the Day:

The Curtain > Stash” 6.17.95 I

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




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. ChefBradford Says:

    WAVES! Yes indeed. I agree, I’d like to see a few songs from Round Room back in the rotation

  2. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Don’t know why I didn’t hit those Seattle shows, the last one holds up, kinda, on tape.

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Roundroom was the first phish song I ever heard.

    I was converted in a suburban on the way to a summer league high school baseball game.

    Weird song to be converted by I guess, but I’ll never forget that moment.

  4. hoedown Says:

    I second more RR material in 2010. And the GBOTT from 2/28/03 is hot as well. That was one hell of a night.

  5. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Not to mention the Destiny bustout! Oh by the way…..

  6. Foul_Domain Says:

    you mean 12/30 my phriend

  7. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Damn, do you guys remember on gd tour when kids would rent a uhaul and do tour in that? That was some mangy, hot and dangerous shit right there.

  8. ChefBradford Says:

    Walls of the Cave blistered, as well. A lovely Horn. I mean really, that show is top notch, an all-timer

  9. kayatosh Says:

    2 bets round room tunes P&M and waves. waves attempted 3 times in 09 — two junes and and august. p&M, twice — 8/7 and 11/29.

    one performance of all of these dreams — 3/8/09. one anything u but me — 8/16.

    no walls of cave, thunderhead, in 09.

  10. hoedown Says:

    You could tell right from Birds it was going to be an awesome show.

  11. Foul_Domain Says:

    ^ Nevermind – Thought yo meant 2009

    Im tired

  12. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Also, that Veneta footage that was posted earlier is just plain awesome!

  13. ChefBradford Says:

    Pandora is on point for me today. Now playing: Fearless, the Floyd

  14. Mr.Palmer Says:

    no Round Room in ’09 either.

  15. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @joggerz, yeah The pranksters have been promising to release that veneta movie for years, to no avail. Love the spun naked guy in dark star. Very strange. Oh yeah and all the ’72 boobies in china>rider.

  16. Weekapaug Says:

    lo @ the Molly haters. harmless really

    much more drugs out there to worry about. gas, heroin, tarpers and standers

  17. Angryjoggerz Says:

    That soundboard heaven blog is gone now 🙁 Anyone know the new location. I was just about to settle into it for the evening…

  18. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Pandora is on point for me today. Now playing: Fearless, the Floyd

    ^ my all time favorite floyd song

    also, avatar test.

  19. jdub Says:

    I was wondering how he could blatantly post all those sounboards. Someone is bound to take notice.

    From Birds to Tweeprise, that show was complete fire. No dull moments.

  20. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I have 2 buddies that i sometimes go to shows with that always take Molly and then talk each others ears off. I just refuse to sit near them. Molly doesn’t do that to me though. I don’t say a word. Everyone is different. I don’t enjoy it much anymore anyways. i’d rather a little fungii.

  21. kayatosh Says:

    8/27/72 — referenced earlier and some nice vid youtube links. thanks mr. c. watchin dark star now. wow.

  22. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Any Drive-by Truckers fans?

  23. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    Is it just me, or does Jerry’s guitar at Veneta ’72 sound especially…maybe angular is the right word to describe it? I’m watching the videos now and am having the same reaction I had when I first heard the show. It’s not a thinner tone, just kind of piercing, but not the same kind of round, piercing tone he had in 69-70. I don’t know how to describe it, but it sounds different. Could just be band or recording equipment.

    Or maybe I’m nuts

  24. kayatosh Says:

    pinnacle trippy dead. wowo.

  25. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Got stuck in moderation limbo talking about the veneta 72 china> rider. Love that show, and the unclothed dude behind the stage during the dark star is crazy. The pranksters have been going to put that out on DVD for years. Wish they would.

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