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. KWL Says:

    i said, can i do a link?

  2. KWL Says:

    i’m in a similar predicament halcy–ask first, or just put it in?

  3. willowed Says:

    You can do a link

  4. DukeOfLizards Says:

    “i’m in a similar predicament halcy–ask first, or just put it in?”

    I’m glad I’m not the only one having this issue with the ladies.

  5. halcyon Says:

    LLFA!

  6. KWL Says:

    i asked–she said, you use my card, i get a massage

    i can handle those conditions

    fall tour there was no question, she assumed she was putting one in for me. but this request is so early and i’m so broke that it was a question this time

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    My wife just put in her request……sucker..

  8. KWL Says:

    llfa @ duke

  9. halcyon Says:

    you use my card, i get a massage

    my slf has been known to say fine, you can take me shoe shopping.

  10. Mr.Palmer Says:

    My requests for Fall

    Monster versions of:

    Twist
    Birds
    Avenu Malkenu
    Rift
    Sand
    Curtain With
    Vultures.

    thats all.

  11. Mr.Palmer Says:

    ^^ with the TMWSIY obviously

  12. gavinsdad Says:

    so when i went to JB i had a good time but i was so mindfucked from hanging around this place and listening to every note of every show of the tour and especially knowing the setlists that because they had gone big guns the few shows before JB from a songs they played perspective i thought i was gonna get an entirely different show than i did at JBs….i have to really just try to take it as it comes….you know how hard it is to not hate caspian since being on this board? i mean, i had my own opinions, and many of them…i just wasn’t previously exposed to this level of groupthink….

    now i’m not bashing, what i’m saying is that i am already building AC up and i need to take a step back. see the band, open mind, low expectations, bullshit at the turnstile, use my time wisely, get the fuck down. i ripped it up at JB, but i kept thinking i was gonna get something else. what i got was perfectly awesome, but different than what i thought i was gonna get. that said…bring AC on in whatever form it takes.

  13. Robear Says:

    the poster’s formally known as AW are killing me today 😛

    Phish shows may the coolest thing going.

  14. gavinsdad Says:

    i’m looking for that big boy BOAF too @palmer. i am actually lookin for an elusive Ghost as well.

  15. gavinsdad Says:

    White House subs in AC. eggs and pepper or eggs and potato for the veggies. carnivores take your pick.

    40/40 to pop bottles of crissy.

  16. halcyon Says:

    Ghost here too Gdad… that bugger always evades me

  17. Mr.Palmer Says:

    That sub and a bloody mary sound like some good morning after eats.

  18. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Think my only 3.0 Ghost was JB2 in ’09. Eluded me since. I’m not a ghost freak like some though.

  19. gavinsdad Says:

    CO gets the good ghosts @hal. that little venue’s gonna be heat.

    word @palmer.

  20. Robear Says:

    *^may be

    grilled tofu on the menu. any opportunivores out there?

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    robear- are you getting to AC?

  22. willowed Says:

    I get amped up too Gdad. I know AC will be hot…not just the shows but the times I will have with you fine people

  23. KWL Says:

    has anyone checked out the john legend & roots cd? don’t know who john legend is but i like the idea (cover 60-70s classics with a social change theme)

  24. kayatosh Says:

    no reason not to be excited for AC. just leave show expectations at the door.

  25. Carl Says:

    Hey guys. haven’t posted in awhile. Been listening to physical graffiti a lot lately and pretty sold on it being the ween album (if they play one). What about jen hartswick on vocals?! Only reason they wouldn’t play it is that I think its a lot like Exile – big album, big band, same time period…….anyway Charleston in exactly 2 weeks!

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