iTour: Phish Tour In Your Pocket

iTour - The Phish Tour App

Before the modern world of navigation systems and the hand-held GPS, Phish tour and atlases went hand in hand. Without any electronic voice guidance or little blue ball to follow, everyone had to make sense of maps that often likened piles of spaghetti after mind-altering shows. But with each subsequent era of Phish, things got a little bit easier. Cell phones burst onto the scene in the latter part of 1.0, integrated navigation systems and Garmins seeped into the scene in 2.0, but hardly anyone had them. And by the time 2009 rolled around, we all carried the Internet in our pocket. Smart phones have rendered Rand McNally useless, and now we don’t even think as we are guided by multiple systems from point A to point B. And now, in Fall 2010, everything just got a little bit easier.

Phish fan, Marc Pechaitis, has rolled out iTour, an iPhone application designed to streamline tour navigation just in time for fall. Instead of Googling your way to venue addresses, restaurants, and liquor stores, let iTour do your work for you. Integrated with Google Maps on your iPhone, simply click on one of seven categories per venue, and iTour flips you to a map with your locales of choice already pinpointed. Choose from “Venue,” “Hotels,” “Restaurants,” Gas,” “Groceries,” “Liquor,” and “Campgrounds,” and the application will inform you of the nearest facilities around the venue. Perfect for both on-the-fly adventure and advance tour planning, iTour is the touring companion that has been begging to be made since Phish and iPhones collided. Available now in Apple’s App Store and at theiTourapp.com, the kicker is that it is completely free!

Utica "Home Page"

The home page for each show contains the address, phone number, and capacity of each venue, as well the ticket and door times. And as an extra perk, once the shows start happening, the app links directly to each setlist via Phish.net. Beta-tested on summer tour, Pechaitis is debuting the first version of iTour this fall with plans to update and enhance the service with each subsequent tour. He also plans to expand this platform for other touring bands, thus any feedback about iTour is welcome at www.theiTourapp.com.

Download iTour for for free here, or in the app store here, or search for “iTour.phish” at the App Store on your iPhone. Check it out…

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Five Tunes For Friday:

Here are five selections from last week’s Type II Trivia quiz.

8.10.10 (G.Lucas)

Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 I – Las Vegas

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AC/DC Bag” 8.9.98 II – Va. Beach

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MSG '09 (G.Lucas)

Reba” 5.28.94 II – Laguna Seca Daze

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Wolfman’s” 9.24.99 II – Austin, TX

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Stash” 11.13.97 II – Las Vegas

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6.24.10 (J.Thomas)

Type II Trivia Update: This week’s quiz is still wide-open with nobody taking a sizable lead in the first day. A few contestants are neck in neck, but no one has an unbeatable or intimidating score. Get those entries in by 7 pm tonight for a chance to win a free TAB or Mike Gordon CD! See yesterday’s post for audio clips and contest.


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708 Responses to “iTour: Phish Tour In Your Pocket”

  1. Gavinsdad Says:

    Mmmm bacon.

    First time putting people down for lottery. Maybe some tix will come together. We have alot of fam around for msg nye. We should do that bar again too for meet up.

    Also, guess we should kick it off proper but there should be a home base bar in AC for all three nites. If the Trop is the most centrally located then let’s go with that. We also need to designate a safe room for…well…being safe. Someone said Irish Pub but if the Trop is closest to the venue let’s start thinking about this. If not, find me at the back of the floor. It should stink near me

  2. Rivertrance Says:

    And to think I felt posting titties was too crude

  3. Gavinsdad Says:

    I may need someone to hold my new mind baby on sat nite AC.

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    Cruder than West Side 101?

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    Tickethunter givin birf son.

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    I call it like I see it.

  7. Rivertrance Says:

    Don’t give it to me

    I’ll drop it

  8. Gavinsdad Says:

    Well have to find a wook mama to hold it. Put some cotton balls in it’s ears.

  9. dyda Says:

    cryptic public art “ALL SALES FINAL” in the sky over the city.

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    @bingos: when r we gonna cross paths man? You comin out east at all?

  11. Rivertrance Says:

    Kick her a chunk of OG and a Xanax bar for her services

  12. Mr.palmer Says:

    I plan on joining the electric company Saturday nite in AC.

    Gdad – got your message. It’s there if you need.

  13. kayatosh Says:

    this AC talk is getting me all worked up. haven’t done an out o town two night stand in a long time.

  14. Rivertrance Says:

    So who’s getting the first round of AC whores?

  15. kayatosh Says:

    pass

  16. Rivertrance Says:

    No piracy
    No whores

    Kaya is such a square

  17. Mr.palmer Says:

    AC isn’t Vegas in that regard. There are some scary night walkers I’m those parts. They’ll kick your ass and steal your money.

  18. bouncin fan Says:

    I know Palmer I’m just being an ass

    the ex Manhattan traders at my firm weren’t talking too fondly about their former trips to AC today at work

    total hell hole and worst place on the fuckin earth I think were two opinions

    of course it sounds perfect for a Phish run

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    http://m.jezebel.com/5628779/those-arent-lindsay-lohans-nipples-in-machete

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1315854/Jessica-Alba-naked-scene-fake-film-Machete.html

    Two bubble bursting links…

  20. Chuck D Says:

    work safe?

  21. Chuck D Says:

    fuck it. i’m out.

    swe.

  22. poop goblin Says:

    that’s fucked up TIII

    I figured something was going on cuz she’s topless and panties the whole fuckin movie but in the main scenes her long hair kind of covers her nipples

    I just find it disgusting that a director that loves the B movie genre would pull bullshit like that

    topless chicks are pretty much the main ingredient besides a little violence and action in a good B movie. to falsely represent that shit is just plain wrong

    I loved the fuckin movie too

    nothing is what it seems

    oh well she’ll be in porn eventually. I guess I’ll have to wait.

  23. poop goblin Says:

    even crazier she’s starting to film the Linda Lovelace story in the fall and there will be nudity. weird.

    off for a run and a few pirated dicks picks selections on the i-pod

    have a nice weekend kids
    laterz

  24. angryjoggerz Says:

    AC sounds like no place to raise a mind baby

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    What a day… just paid off my credit card in one big punch (thanks, summer!… phish not cheap) and then went and bought a new Macbook Pro… back in the hole. Oh well, it was nice for the hour that I was not. Have to give computer back to work, need a new one for life, plus celebrating new tings gwan.

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