Fall Forecast: Vegas Baby?

Las Vegas 2010?

While Phish has yet to play a single note of summer tour, rumors are already circulating about what they may do come fall. And right now, the whispers are all talking about a three-night return to Las Vegas during the second week of October. If this happens, Phish would return to face the city that has come to symbolize the beginning of their demise in 2004. But at the same time end, Phish in Vegas is a tradition like none other. There’s nothing quite like spilling out of Thomas and Mack, wide-eyed onto the strip, as the night has just begun. An annual rite from ’96 moving forward, Sin City hosted many memorable Phish shows, and if the whispers are correct, three more are coming down the road.

Vegas 2000 Poster

While a stop in Vegas may seem surprising given the sober, family-oriented vibe of the band these days, returning to Vegas may be a way for Phish to right the wrongs of ’04, and they know there is no better locale for their fans. Regardless of reasoning, it seems that Phish may once again visit the neon desert oasis before too long. Apparently, these dates would be in conjunction with an appearance at Austin City Limits Festival, this year taking place between October 8-10. So if one were to hazard a guess, Phish would hit Vegas the following weekend of October between the 14th and 17th. Going purely on speculation here, perhaps the band would then head west for a run up the coast after these rumored dates in the desert. One can only hope.

And in other overheard mumblings…It sounds like the Holiday Run will shift back up north to Madison Square Garden this year, after two consecutive appearances in Miami. And maybe – just maybe – Indio may present itself as an option for Halloween again, after the original dates conflicted with Austin’s festival. Obviously we are be getting way ahead of ourselves here, but sometimes, as Phish fans, that’s what we do. And with less than a month left before Chicago’s summer kick off, what better way to kill some time.

What do you think?


Jam of the Day:

Sand” 12.13.99 II

This Providence rendition is one of the most adventurous “Sands” during the song’s peak era of December ’99. This remaster comes courtesy of Paul Shapera.




10.21.94 Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL < Torrent

10.21.94 Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL < Megaupload

A Sunrise In Florida (M.Lilly)

This nugget from Fall ’94 with a non-stop second set goes out via reader request to Gavin’s Dad.

I: Fee, Down with Disease, Foam, The Mango Song, The Old Home Place, Stash, The Lizards, Dog Faced Boy, Run Like an Antelope

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike’s Song > Simple > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Sleeping Monkey, The Curtain > Fast Enough for You, Scent of a Mule. Slave to the Traffic Light

E:  Sweet Adeline, Foreplay/Long Time, Cavern

Source: Unknown

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672 Responses to “Fall Forecast: Vegas Baby?”

  1. Kenny Powers Says:

    T3 – that is so great that you just mentioned that – I took a course in African music at Northeastern back in the day, and i gave a presentation where i played part of the title track on the stereo after telling the story…got a chuckle out of the class.

  2. yematt Says:

    i don’t think that link was correct, try this one

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that’s awesome, kp. llfa!

  4. kayatosh Says:

    yo what up BB? last night, and again this morning, i went back to yesterday’s board and all of my posts were gone. don’t know what happened, but its probably a sign to back away. probably overstayed my welcome. really enjoyed a lot of what i read here and connected with a really good guy through the board. a few good laughs too. all the best and peace. enjoy summer tour.

  5. halcyon Says:

    kaya….its happened to me a few times as well….don’t fret

    For an intro to Fela…I picked up Best Best Of….good compilation. Has anyone checked out the Broadway play that has been nominated?

  6. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Of course I miss the Fela Kuti discussion

    Fela Kuti is incredible

    Zombie and Expensive Shit are both fantastic albums

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    yo yo phishthoughts!

    how goes it this evening

  8. Lycanthropist Says:

    quiet and empty i guess 😉

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    Im here, BK and Lycan.

    just doing a little studying.

    Think Ill spin the new CF

  10. halcyon Says:

    what up lycan……I am just chillin at work

  11. Wharblgarbl Says:

    About the FLAC discussion

    Apple does have a supported lossless format, it’s called Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) and works in iTunes. If you feel like playing your lossless stuff in iTunes without having to deal with gigantic WAV files, it’s the way to go. I know of at least one FLAC 2 ALAC program that works for Mac if you’re interested

  12. mittens Says:

    The Jam of the day Sand is unreal, not to mention the job Paul Shappera did remastering it. Does anyone know if the entire show is remastered? I checked the audio archive and it’s not there.

    BTW. Does anyone else know of any other remasters that Paul’s done. They really make an audience recording come alive.

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    I meant to post this earlier, especially @Dr. Pro

    Found a concert bill at Madison’s very own head shop “Sunshine Daydream”

    Sunshine Daydream presents Phish at the Barrymore Theater: April 30, 1992. Tickets: 10$.

  14. jerm Says:

    and the name of that program is?

  15. Lycanthropist Says:


    a word about the most recent CF

    set 1 is plagued by overly cranked vocals rendering certain songs unlistenable: Aluminum Boy and East African Bush most prominent.

    just a fore warning as you go into listening.

    set 2 is mixed much much better

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    This Sun Guy is great, Lycan.

    Is it just me or is the bass more prevalent on this recording?

    Feel free to tell Im crazy.

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    No worries, Lycan.

    CF doesn’t have to be carried by their vocals.

  18. Lycanthropist Says:

    no the instrument mix is very solid on this recording

    its just that the vocals get to a point where the peak

  19. Kenny Powers Says:


    funny you mention that. the 12/13/99 and all other Paul Shapera remasters are now up on the Spreadsheet as of today.


  20. voopa Says:


    re: Fela – Zombie

  21. BTB Says:

    I grabbed the complete PH ‘wendell sessions’ from 1990 off this dope site and now the site is gone.

    He had a free download of the Clifford Ball DVD rip on there – wonder if he got shut down?

  22. VoidBoy Says:


    Aren’t the (ALAC) files still beefy large? I

  23. SillyWilly Says:


    My little sister texted me today out of the blue.

    “1 month til BTB Fest.”

  24. JerZ Says:

    Hey ya’ll- its been about a month since I have been on- so I wanted to say hello to some old friends.

    I am moving back to Jersey in a couple of weeks-. Colorado has been nice, but I am just way too east coast- I was foolin’ myself. I just wondering if there are some folks here from Jersey.

  25. SillyWilly Says:

    Welcome back, JerZ.

    there’s gotta be somebody from Jersey on here.

    Good you’re moving back. Just in time for tour.

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