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. halcyon Says:

    AW…..I haven’t heard that Ike and Tina in years! Thanks for posting that. I love hearing vinyl rips.

  2. fat bastard Says:

    AW says he sick of kids stealin seats or crowdin, and i agree

  3. butterflyeffect Says:

    In a perfect world, BBers would all put in for T’Ride, and if a BBer wins the lotto but can’t go, said BBer would offer it up to a BB lotto for face!

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I agree with AW as well. My seat is my seat. Beat it kidz!

  5. albert walker Says:

    Means what it says

    Don’t let phishies stand in my pavillion space ever
    Not gonna happen

  6. lastwaltzer Says:

    anyone hear the new johnny greenwood piece that was debuted on the bbc this week?

    It’s called Doghouse and was written while he was doing “There Will Be Blood” the piece can be heard hear for three more days:

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Just getting to the Roses now on the DOTD

  8. albert walker Says:

    No problem Hal

    We dig a lot of The same cats

    Been turned on to some great records through the years and love to pass them on

  9. bhizzle Says:

    network mother board died at work…so I’m walking around, trying to use my jedi mind trix to convince people to use their cc’s for more fingers in the T-ride pot…needless to say I have to go back to Yoda for more training….people just don’t understand

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    I’m totally going to sit in all of your pavillion seats this summer and I am one big dude. However, I am sure we can all be friends.

  11. HarryHood Says:

    @ Type III

    Since I haven’t landed a job yet, I can’t really say that the search is going great. I’ve got some decent leads though, just nothing definite. It’s tough because no employer is really in a hurry to ever do anything. The only person that has any sense of urgency is the person without a steady paycheck. I’ve been told by a former co-worker that IBM is interested in hiring me back, but just going through the formalities may take several weeks. I just have to be patient. Nothing happened as quickly as you would like. The Phish ticketing process is very similar! haha

  12. marcoesq Says:

    That Roses segue is smooooooth fellas….I’m already to Reba but I’ll slow it down

  13. Josephish Says:

    Advancemath Test>Study Hall>minesweeper>The Curtain>Stash>minesweeper>finshed minesweep in 273 sec*>physical education’.
    *best time in a while
    ‘schroeder is not here substitue filling in

  14. marcoesq Says:

    Reba>Carini segue, not quite as smooth

    But is ANY Carini segue really ever smooth? I guess the shock value makes up for it

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    well, good luck. I fell into my current job just as I was getting laid off from another at the end of ’08. it can be seriously stressful. just keep the bane handy and the quick-system-cleanser even handier!

  16. Josephish Says:

    have a good day to all and good luck with the job search HarryHood

  17. lastwaltzer Says:

    “just keep the bane handy”

    easier said then done

  18. CushionConvector Says:

    @ marcoesq- felt the exact same way, aside from the ‘left-field’ first set my highlight of the show at the time was definitely the Harry Hood, it seemed like it was at that point when phish the crowd were finally vibing as a cohesive unit.

    …the extreme police presence may have been the reason for the “Crowd Control” opener

    Revisiting the Walnut Creek Disease–>Mike’s (the epic transition gets me every-time)

    @ pageside- being from Philadelphia, I have been into Bisco for quite sometime, and IMO they have been going through the motions for far too long (and the amount of wooks taking up dance space at the smaller venues does not help matters)

    @ albert walker- you definitely can’t take it with you, and if you got it to burn why not! Best of luck!

  19. Kaveh Says:

    Good morning everyone!

    I know this is a repost from yesterday, but I have found a lot a great gems from this site:

    Check it out. Many things that you think you might not be interested in. I’ve been picking away!

    Good luck to everyone that put in for Telluride, including myself. We’ll see what happens. I don’t know if one would have more luck getting these tickets through the lottery or by filling out the NCAA bracket 100% correct.

  20. SOAM Says:

    I really like the idea of Telluride-but It’s not even practical for me as an east coaster with a limited budget-The GREEK-on the other hand-is a done deal-come hell or high water-The Greek is a place of legend.

    Ghost opener.

  21. zzyzx Says:

    Couldn’t you have waited until Saturday before writing a post designed to terrify people into flooding the MO system some more.

  22. Stir it with a Ladle Says:

    just keep the bane handy and the quick-system-cleanser even handier!

    Whats the best choice in yalls opinions?

  23. albert walker Says:


    On James brown

    I dig The early stuff but the 70s stuff are my favs

    Hell and The Payback being the 2 best

  24. Kaveh Says:

    @ Mr. Palmer – agreed. If you ticket says lawn; sit there. If you have a seat, sit there. It is pretty simple, although I’m constantly amazed.

  25. HarryHood Says:

    @ Type III

    I’m paranoid about the cleansers and even more paranoid about not having a job. Three weeks today bane-free. It’s killing me, but I need to start chilling out on the stuff with the kiddo on the way. Now I know what Gratefulcub was taking about when he said that he had to be clear headed for a while. Once I land a job though, I’m gonna have one real crazy night to celebrate. And SPAC is a given.

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