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:

    Farmhouse era logo upside down? I’ll have to dig up my t-shirt when I go home and check it out

  2. Mr.Miner Says:

    Besides, if you have a dancers section, aren’t all the mollyheads going to flock to it?

    ^ no they’ll be in the chatting, drinking, and generally taking up space section 😉

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    whats the page the veneta 72 link is on

  4. verno329 Says:

    @Miner page 28

  5. Henry Says:

    8/27/72 is one of my favorite ever Playin’ in the Band’s.

  6. kayatosh Says:

    here’s another lionk wihtpout the christian youth pich at the end. didn’t see that sorry folks.

  7. verno329 Says:

    @Angry I’ve been inspired to put it on since the discussion and I’m 25 min into Dark Star now 8)

  8. Robear Says:

    Christiana ‘Ghost’ on video, check.

    thanks Verno!

    watching doesn’t make it any easier to comprehend, but it’s fun!

  9. verno329 Says:

    Enjoy Robear! If I’m still fully operational after the Dark Star I may follow it with that Ghost. Wait a second…that sounds like a great idea!

  10. Mr.Miner Says:

    thanks verno

  11. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Follow with Playing, both parts. Hevvvvvvvy.

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    i havent listened to this JotD Stash in ages… thiis shit is beyond ridiculous!

  13. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    Christian youth just say ‘No”!

  14. cal Says:

    Word–I definitely know people who get chatty on e, but they have gotten sick of me telling them to shut the f up at shows, and now know better. Just saying in general, I’d rather deal with some rolling dummies than snotty bimbos gabbing on cell phones, or drunk shirtless assholes high-fiving and spilling beer. The “and people who dont really care about the music” is the crux of the biscuit, I think.

    It’s the “worst thing to happen to the scene ever” stuff I don’t get.

    I’d definitely go with cheering every time Trey plucks a high note.

  15. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    @ Purple – Dr. Kelley is my real name. If you’d rather not go through the counseling center, we could also just meet for coffee or a drink sometime around campus. Might be more ethical that way… Unless of course you actually are having trouble adjusting to such a phish-free environment, and have obsessive thoughts about going on tour?

  16. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @ Dr P
    yea whatever works for you, i figured i’d give you a break from work and pretend to be a patient.

    i saw that Kelley was ur real name yesterday, thats who i asked for at your office. i figured theyd just have me wait a few minutes or something, didn’t think i’d hafta do this phone interview thing haha. you must be an exclusive psychologist if every patient does that

  17. neemor Says:

    New girlfriend says to me: (in effect)
    “You need to choose between seeing Phish a bunch of times this year and seeing me naked.”

    So I said to her…
    Get this…, this is fucking hysterical…….
    I say to her…….
    Wait for it………….

    “Get the fuck out of my life!”

    The End.

  18. Foul_Domain Says:

    neemor – Very well said.

    Lots of naked girs in this world – Only one Phish!

  19. neemor Says:

    “I hear the music best when my eyes are closed and my body is on autopilot. No distractions and the music plays you. The chi really can get flowing nicely throughout the body, creating physical energy tracers that spiral into and out of consciousness. No expectations or thought for that matter. Peak phish, for me MSG had a lot of that. That is why I go.”

    ^This…jdub, well done.

    “but the Cyps Roses was the moment of the show, as the grey night turned into the dawn of the new millennium dotted with pink, puffy clouds. If you were there, you’ll never forget that sunrise….”
    ^ one of my favorite memories.

  20. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    @ Purple – send me an email and we’ll figure out a time to meet up next week (going to Vegas from Thur-Mon). b k 8 2 0 at nyu . e d u

    @ Neemor – you however, may qualify for actual services with that story!

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Very very THICK day on the board. Wow. I had the pleasure of a cavity filling and a meeting with the tax man.

    I just want to send my love out to the dancers. Phish and dancing is basically who I am in some weird way. There are few things in life that bring me more reliable pleasure. Please let me know wherethe dancing section is at each show I attend this summer and I will see you there.

    Dunno if you caught me in the pit page side at the gorge this summer but I set it the fuck off down there both nites, lots of people were right with me. And it now appears that I’m the weird old man tweaking out but I don’t give a shit. I’m not ever tryi ng to hurt anyone, just looking to have a blast.

    Dancefloor section = yes. See you there!

  22. neemor Says:

    Classic for Star Wars fans:

  23. Foul_Domain Says:

    gdad – ‘teak out’ ’til your hearts content, my friend. I’ll be right there with you. My dance moves are weak, but my head bob is strong!

  24. butter Says:

    Neemor – that’s awesome

    Phish/Neemor win again

  25. neemor Says:

    “And it now appears that I’m the weird old man tweaking out but I don’t give a shit. I’m not ever tryi ng to hurt anyone, just looking to have a blast. ”

    ^ Hell to the no!
    You’re my wingman at any event ever.

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