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. willowed Says:

    if there are Philly bars in boston I will slice my nipple with a steak knife

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    if it is, my buddy who just moved here would love to know
    got a wedding tomorrow, but depending on what happens after the obligatory brunch, I may actually be free on sunday afternoon. email me your digits, good sir, and we shall see if I can get away

    typeiiijpd yadda gmail yadda yadda

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    the goblin definitely is his own person. I happened upon this picture again while looking for something unrelated today. heh heh

  4. willowed Says:

    poopy G
    Classic

  5. Robear Says:

    i miss that too, palmer. i once fell on my keister at the peak of that ‘my friend’ intro.

    underground hip/hop rec of the day:

    ‘Streetsoul’ by Guru

  6. gavinsdad Says:

    ro- i posted some surrious deep backpack cuts on my FB profile today.

  7. willowed Says:

    I got those Gdad very choice

  8. gavinsdad Says:

    🙂

    @T3 – i’m packing then bed, you gots mail. enjoy the wedding!

  9. halcyon Says:

    The governator has decriminalized the bane.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101001/ap_on_re_us/us_marijuana_decriminalization

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    having a funky Deadset Feel Like a Stranger Moment here. Yes it is Bobby cheese, but me digs. Silky silky crazy crazy night.

  11. plord Says:

    Underground Dub / Trip Hop / WTF recommendation of the day:
    Prince Charming – _Fantastic Voyage_ on Word Sound.
    http://www.discogs.com/Prince-Charming-Fantastic-Voyage/release/170739

    One of the more random collections of sampled material and found sounds assembled into music I have heard outside of the Tape Beatles or Steve Reich. This one grooves, has dubby effects all over it, no real thematic narrative but it all hangs together and is strangely compelling. Well, to me anyway.

  12. halcyon Says:

    Anyone listen to Tabla Beat Science. I am listening to their Live in San Fran set, it is some nice music to work to

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    the one thing we need is a left handed monkey wrench

  14. plord Says:

    If anyone has 7/6/98.5627.dankseed out there, could you seed? I’m stuck at 97.7% 🙁

    I am seeding Miner’s Psy torrent and the Dec 95 set if anyone needs them.

  15. plord Says:

    Tabla Beat Science – was that live set recorded at Stern Grove? If so I was there! Insanely great music for lunchtime on a Sunday, for free 🙂

    Laswell’s forays into the Asian Underground scene are one of the sweet spots in his catalog. _East-Westercism_ is a great compilation, which led me directly to Talvin Singh.

  16. halcyon Says:

    yeah Plord that is the show….

    those tabla’s are sound so smooth

  17. sumodie Says:

    anyone notice that the start time on the 1/1 show is listed as TBD?

    Not to burst your bubble but showtime on 1/1/11 is 7:30pm according to:

    http://phish.com/#/tours/dates/sat-2011-01-01-madison-square-garden

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    Tabla Beat Science? Haven’t spun them in a while but the disc I have is sweeeet

  18. Kevin Says:

    Alright, 2 weeks from now I’ll be in Charleston. I’m going to hit those 2 shows with an old friend of mine — he’s the guy who got me into Phish in the first place, back in 96 or so. We haven’t seen much of each other in the last 10 years. I’m so excited, man — and it’s about way more than Phish shows.

  19. sumodie Says:

    I thought my 3.0 listening skills had become more advanced because nowadays I always know exactly if the band’s gonna play Bowie or Maze from the first few notes

    Then yesterday I spun 12/31/95 Maze and sure enough the intro could’ve been either song

    So I’m not any smarter in 3.0 -the band is just not screwing with our heads like they used to

  20. TreasureReprise Says:

    Lowell ’95 Reba is my favorite. Gorgeous landscapes.

  21. Kevin Says:

    @sumodie
    Totally right. I remember minutes of going back and forth with friends: Bowie! Maze! Bowie! Maze! Bowie! Maze! Bowieee!!!!!!!!

    These days, it’s much more apparent from the get go.

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB what’s up with the late night crew?

    Just got back from a musical with some friends about an hour ago – fun stuff. Really need to do it more often

  23. albert walker Says:

    Worcester and MSG mail orders in

    on the fence for the Worcester shows

    figured someone would want the GA’s I put in for if I get em

    epic little 5 night run just don’t know if I can get away for all of them during the holidays and miss the work

  24. yematt Says:

    man, late night of restaurant work. the brooms shows make it all worth it. 8 days, and counting.

  25. kenny powers Says:

    shatfaced

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