The Final Countdown

12.31.09 (W.Rogell)

Only four days remain until the curtain lifts on Summer 2010, opening up a season of great musical anticipation. Kicking off this Friday night, Phish will put last year in their rear view mirror and begin to forge the road ahead. With eighteen shows in June and eleven more in August, it is about to be open season for Phish jams. Winding their way from Chicago to the northeast and then taking a straight shot south, Phish will begin to blaze the trail of summer with a lengthy opening leg.

11.18.09 (M.Stein)

While the band’s best playing inevitably comes later in the tour, there is always something magical about the opening show.  Regardless of what the band plays, the first night of tour is always a special affair. A multi-layered personal reunion, reacquainting oneself with both friends and Phish, months of anticipation explode in cascades of adrenaline and excitement. That first note Trey hits sounds as sweet as candy in the warm summer air, and before turning one’s head, Phish has whisked everyone away into the first set of tour.

Always known for debuting new material at the beginning of tour, the band will likely add another layer of excitement over the first few nights with some brand new material. And if the improvisational progress shown in Miami is any indication, this summer should continue the fascinating re-evolutionary process of Phish. New adventures are now within arms reach.

Time is ticking like a bomb…


Jam of the Day:

Ghost > Fast Enough For You” 6.9.09 II

As we careen towards 2010, let’s continue reviewing some highlights of ’09.




7.15.93 Cayuga County Fairgrounds, Weedsport, NY < Torrent

7.15.93 Cayuga County Fairgrounds, Weedsport, NY < Megaupload

Pollock - Summer '93

The opening show of Summer ’93, including the soundcheck.

I: Rift, Sample in a Jar, The Divided Sky, Mound, Stash, Foam, I Didn’t Know, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Leprechaun* > Runaway Jim

II: David Bowie, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Sparkle, It’s Ice, Lifeboy, Possum, Faht, The Lizards, Walk Away, Daniel Saw the Stone*

E: Chalk Dust Torture, Free Bird**

*debut, **a cappella debut

Source: akg 460/ck61


1,056 Responses to “The Final Countdown”

  1. SillyWilly Says:


    I’ve found that using the smallest numbers possible make tour seem so much closer.

    For example: Tour is just 1/73rd of a year away

  2. Mr. Completely Says:

    sounds from the media at least like this is a status changing moment for the Blackhawks, too

    they’re been a distant third in Chicago sports fandom for a long time

    pretty huge deal if you’ve been a fan for years

  3. Mitch Says:

    mr p,
    you werent stoned at that mets game…

    if i work these plans out, then that sounds awesome!! trying to find a friends car to borrow so i can go up sunday and back monday.

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Funny seeing Jordan in the Hawks jersey at the game last night. He’s probably better at hockey than he was at baseball.

  5. Mr.Palmer Says:

    “mr p,
    you werent stoned at that mets game…”

    true, just some pcp after the parachuter came crashing down on the field.

  6. sumodie Says:

    I posted this earlier but you have a freebie lawn ticket for SPAC2 if needed. Glad to hear you are making the trip my friend.

    And I have two Sunday lawns…nice gesture, jdub, perhaps I’ll do likewise to a BBer as well

    And we all know 18 H is the place to be for SPAC2!! Can’t recall my seat number, either in the 30s or 50s I think

    Am worried that if my newbie partner’s mind is blown at Saratoga, he may not hand over those Greek tix that he scored from ptbm. Maybe he’d be ok with just GW & CMAC & JBs instead 8)

  7. bouncin fan Says:

    It’s a shame too

    Hull and mikita owned this town back in the day

    Bad ownership killed the team. They didn’t broadcast home games cuz it would keep people from goin

    Never gave anybody good contracts. Player after player would just leave

    Old man dies and his son undoes all the damage

    Epic turn around

  8. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Palmer is 19b for Sat. and 15 d for Sunday . Was gonna give Neemor one of my extra lawns and i still have another lawn.

  9. Mr.Palmer Says:


  10. sumodie Says:

    I think if Bouncin skips Toyota for the Blackhawks he should be forced to add two more PH shows to his calendar

  11. SillyWilly Says:


    if he doesn’t hand over the Greeks leverage the relationship.

    that could be a deal breaker.

  12. snowbank Says:

    @ Bouncin – I was trying to make light of you mocking me for the Glow sticks comment. Oh well. Can’t win for losing some days…

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah I read about that

    bad business management by the old man, but the son turns it around

    the no local tv thing was crazy…to “protect season ticket holders” which was like 4000 people at the time right?

    great story

  14. bouncin fan Says:

    I know man

    Like I said the vape only thing is stressing

    Plus you were raining on my anti jobs campaign

    Can’t gave that
    Can we

  15. Mitch Says:

    speaking of greek. i got an email today from someone i gifted some phish dvds on here a while back. he said hes prob gonna make a post about a greek ticket to all 3 shows on here sometime soon. his plans arent working out. be on the lookout peeps.

  16. bouncin fan Says:

    Good idea Sumo

    For my troubles if miss Toyota

    I shall attend spac

  17. kayatosh Says:

    what up?
    vape is the best. dreading having to go cave man style at shows.

    can i get a hershey roll call? looks like gavin’s dad might be stopping just long enough on his trek west to hersh to grab ole kaya.

  18. kayatosh Says:

    and anybody gonna be at hersh w/ an extra they would be willing to part with for $?

  19. Mitch Says:

    now is a good time to start trading extras for bane. the market value is low for a lot of shows and bane would be something that would otherwise cost you 50-60 in the custy market. seems like a good trade in my book.

  20. Mitch Says:

    do you live near philly? dude has 4 tix for me for 60 bucks. you can get in on that deal if you can meet him to buy them. he wont be at the show and i have to find a way to meet him for the good price.

  21. bouncin fan Says:

    Yeah kaya you may actually taste it

    And even catch a buzz

    I’ll be there kaya I think

    Off to finish lost season 2
    Thanks to you Fuckers
    Like I needed a bad tv show I’m now addicted too


  22. bouncin fan Says:

    I may have a ga kaya

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    I already traded my extras for vulture brains

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Nice, bouncin is kickin’ it to Lost.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    mitch: $15 hershey’s. sounds fishy. I’m hoping for a convenient tic. not sure if i want to be seeking out the guy w/ the below mrkt price tix. i’ll leave that to you, mitch.

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