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. Mitch Says:

    i’m getting older. i went and had a big meal last night and lots of drinks. my kidneys have been on fire ALL day. i’ve been drinking more water than i can take and still…

  2. Mitch Says:

    meant to add – anyone else have this problem? shit sucks.

  3. kayatosh Says:

    bouncin: i’d gladly take it off your hands. and it would be great to meet up and blaze. you folks are gettin me psyched for hersh.. didn’t even have plans to go till saint gavin’s dad offered the ride. should eb a good time. flat GA floor. outdoor. how’s the scene?

  4. Mitch Says:

    i already setup the deal. he didnt ask for 15 per at first, i told him i didnt have the money he was asking and since the show isnt sold out, i’ll wait and try for a 10-20 dollar ticket in the lot. he’s going to eat them otherwise so he said he’d rather get something than nothing. tho, they do make cool bookmarks.

    so are you near philly or what? if they are fake, you can have your 15 bucks back.

  5. Mitch Says:

    and its spelled “phishy” cause its awesome.

  6. Mitch Says:

    gdad was willing to meet for me but hes really busy this week so he asked for the guy to come to him. dunno if that will work or not.

  7. snowbank Says:

    My time here has really sucked lately. It’s funny cause this board was really inspiring and now I get mocked for glow sticks.

    So now that i feel terrible, I’m heading home. Thanks for the fun.

  8. kayatosh Says:

    mitch: i am near philly, but i am a lazy ole man and would rather pay face for one that lands in my lap than work for the $15 possibility. plus bouncin might have one for me. peace

  9. bouncin fan Says:

    I can’t remember shit

    We drove straight in from. Deer creek

    Sunday night in Penn
    3rd show of tour

    Monster tweezer

  10. kayatosh Says:

    snowbank: don’t get upset. the board is inspiring. don’t let your time suck. it’s glowsticks that suck — distracting concert pollution

  11. bouncin fan Says:

    I may have a kick down ticket kaya

    If my bro ain’t taking it

    It’s yours

    I’ll try to find out


  12. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks, bouncin. That would be cool, and I’d get you back in kind. peace.

  13. Mitch Says:

    well if anyone else out there wants to meet this guy for me, let me know. neems, ms mango and i all need a ticket. the 4th is up for grabs.

  14. bouncin fan Says:

    We mock cuz we love snow

    You should hear some of the posts about me

    Worst things than digging glow sticks

    I apologize cuz it never meant to be more than ball busting

    No I’m out

  15. kayatosh Says:

    mitch: thanks for lookin out. didn’t mean to come off like a dick, but the tix for hersh seem plentiful. peace and hope to see you there.

  16. Mitch Says:

    you’ll see us there. got plans for a backpackman/tickethunter/gdad meet up. and they are plentiful, but i’d rather secure cheap seats and be able to spend more time in the theme park during the day than having to cut out to go looking. i’ve talked to a lot of people on cashortrade who will give me cheap seats but we dont have time to mail them now and they wont be at the show. lots of bookmarks for this one.

  17. kayatosh Says:

    and bouncin, for pleasurable vapin you need to find the device that works for you. i’m not a volcano owner and don’t dig it that much.

  18. kayatosh Says:

    wow, mitch. people need tix, people have tix, just a matter of coordination. would be cool to have a BB toast pre show. already lookin fwd. to it.

    sunday itinerary:
    wake up
    wrestle w/ kids
    practice yoga
    teach yoga
    come home have breakfast coffee bane
    catch gdad’s car as he does a fly by
    arrive in hersh and let loose w/ quality peeps and quality tunage.
    arrive back in philly metro zone pre-dawn and wonder what the f just happened.

    peace to that

  19. sumodie Says:

    @snowbank: Glow stick mockery is akin to a walk in the park 8)

    Just be glad you didn’t admit to not liking the Vegas Wolfman’s!

  20. bouncin fan Says:

    I have a few kaya
    Besides ripping through puff the volcano is my favorite vape

    Just like the heavier taste of burned herb
    The high too which could be subjective

    Pretty common
    I kno w many cats that perfer smoke

  21. Mitch Says:

    i never found a vape that did its job well enough that i thought a vape was a comparable alternative. then again, butter takes his on flights to miami so its gotta be good.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    search for the vapro. most smoke like.

  23. Gavinsdad Says:

    Can’t possibly cAtch up. Just a busy work day. Caught 10 or so pages. Hershey peeps well coordinate. I need a spot to dance. Pre-show we should praise him.

  24. kayatosh Says:

    i vape out of necessity. after yrs. of chronic use had to make a switch or lose my favorite pastime forever.

    is it sunday yet? man, this board has brought the phish back to my life. it’s like a time warp to 95-97 when i was diligently collecting and listening to tapes and catchin shows whenever possible

  25. kayatosh Says:

    gdad, my man. b/c of you i have a chocolate future. Jah will be praised in chocolate town.

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