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. kayatosh Says:

    aj: for the win.

  2. kayatosh Says:

    I was referring to this: “AC sounds like no place to raise a mind baby”

    laughed out loud.

  3. willowed Says:

    My brain is on overload
    AW
    Poop G
    River
    Bouncin

    So do I have AW’s mix 1 and 2 or Poop g 1 and 2, or Rivertrances hetty jams 1 and 2
    I am so confused

  4. willowed Says:

    I was at a bar this evening with a few friends and the street/bar lost power for 2 hours. People reallly change when that shit happens.

    i dug it.

    It’s like being a part of a seedy underword.

    You know what they say about the black of 1970 something. Everyone banged and there were a ton of blackout babies

  5. Mr.Palmer Says:

    spinning 12.28.93. Oldie but goodie. The next night in New Haven was the show that hooked a young Palmer. This source sounds pretty sweet BTW if anyone is interested.

    http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=539031

    By my calculations, if everything works out right, 1/1/11 will be #80 for me.

  6. willowed Says:

    I am watching the replay of the Ryder. Man it’s fucking raining

  7. willowed Says:

    I know we’ve all seen this but it’s nice to revist every once and a while

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWi1dGT9UY

  8. Mr.Palmer Says:

    nice heads up on the Ryder, Willowed.

  9. KWL Says:

    finally got around to miner’s psy torrent. lone deranger not my thing. are you sphongled i can dig a bit more

  10. KWL Says:

    html success!

    i am now unstoppable 😯

  11. willowed Says:

    Why is that when i rough house with the kids (keep in mind they ask for it) one of them always gets hurt (sort of) and then the mom looks at me like I’m an evil bastard

  12. KWL Says:

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

    i’m gettin pumped

  13. willowed Says:

    It goes from laughing to crying in about a half second

  14. willowed Says:

    AC is going to be a blow out. Of all the shows I’ve anticpated…AC so far has got to be #1
    I feel that weekend is going to be something ou write home about.
    BB, Shows, AC = good times

  15. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Is tonight the last night for the ptbm for ny run?

  16. KWL Says:

    Why is that when i rough house with the kids (keep in mind they ask for it) one of them always gets hurt (sort of) and then the mom looks at me like I’m an evil bastard

    because she knows what’s up?

  17. KWL Says:

    still need a 10/31…

  18. willowed Says:

    She conveniently overlooked my son punching me square in the nut sac

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I don’t know why i don’t listen to more pre ’95 Phish. I gotta get on that.

  20. halcyon Says:

    get KWL to 10/31

  21. willowed Says:

    If I knew of any extras it would be yours KW
    I am not worried though…you’ll be in there

  22. willowed Says:

    Plus it’s AC. Slip the ticket checker a 100 and you’re good

  23. kayatosh Says:

    AC will be so tits it may need a manssiere

  24. halcyon Says:

    put in for NYE today. can’t remember if I told the slf I was going to use her card as well.

    Do I tell her before she sees the receipt in her email, or do I wait until she reads it, and try to laugh it off?

  25. KWL Says:

    i feel more powerful already, with these badass html skillz

    the real test: can i do a link?

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