New Year’s Tickets Fly

Miami 2009 > 2010 (Wendy Rogell)

Yesterday, the last Phish Tickets-By-Mail emails of the year went out, notifying lottery winners of their booty and officially kicking off the final ticket-trading frenzy of 2010. With this weekend’s on-sales, just like that, the end of 2010 is in sight. It’s hard to believe that 2011 is on the horizon; Miami feels like only yesterday. As fall tour kicks off in a matter of days, the Phish scene is in full swing once again. With the band’s second Halloween and New Year’s Run of this era on the docket, we have seamlessly slid right back into a Phish-filled existence. With all of the “firsts” behind us, this upcoming season has the distinct feeling of a musical blast into the future. Ready to move mountains again, less than two years into their return, Phish has infused the entire community with unparalleled excitement, as the next 15 shows drip with limitless potential. With proficiency no longer a factor, this tour will be the first in which the band hits the ground running.

Then Phish will return to the only real venue for a New Year’s Eve blowout – Madison Square Garden in New York City. After not knowing how this era would unfold, things could not look more positive at this point in time. And for that we can be all be grateful. Austin on Friday and Colorado on Sunday…we’re almost there. The final quarter of the year looks like the best one yet!

Congrats to all lottery winners and good luck this weekend in the last Ticketmaster battles of 2010!


Jam Of the Day:

Disease > Sand” 6.17.10 II

Here’s a scorching flashback to the early summer in Hartford, Connecticut.




10.10.1991 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR SBD < Megaupload

10.10.1991 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR SBD < Torrent asap

Oregon Ducks

Another retro-nugget from a college town, this show – 19 years ago this week – comes from Oregon, a state Phish may or may not ever play again. If current trends are indicative, the Pacific Northwest, except The Gorge, isn’t even on the band’s radar screen. Here’s to some west coast Phish in 2011!

I: Chalk Dust Torture, Foam, Paul and Silas, Split Open and Melt, Bouncing Around the Room, The Landlady, Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Eliza, Llama, Memories, Golgi Apparatus

II: Brother, Reba, Poor Heart, Cavern, Run Like an Antelope, I Didn’t Know, Sparkle, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Fee, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

E: The Squirming Coil, Fire

Note: Many copies of this show that circulate include Alumni Blues and Lizards at the end of set I but this is filler from an unknown show.

Source: SBD

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625 Responses to “New Year’s Tickets Fly”

  1. Jtran Says:


    Email sent

  2. Jtran Says:


    Sign up for fall tour meet ups!

  3. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Called the two Macy’s closest to my house, got same response. Macy’s no longer has TM outlets at any stores. Damn!

  4. Summer98 Says:

    So with ticketmaster outlets, if you call the outlet ahead of time will they know if they will be selling a particular show?

    Also, has everyone received all PTBM emails? My mom hasn’t yet received an email (and she doesn’t check her cc on line, of course) and she dug through her spam folder and didn’t see one. Could there still be a possibility?

  5. jtran Says:

    Tell her to give music today a call

  6. jtran Says:

    Or she lied to you about entering 🙂

  7. phoammhead Says:


    I had a friend who said he put in, but didn’t get an email confirmation and no email about whether he got tickets either – hmmmm . . . .

  8. ThePigSong Says:

    jtran – I see your trade on cashortrade and I pose this question…

    I’ll hook you up with a 10/31 for a twelve pack of of Sam Adams Utopias. Deal?

  9. ThePigSong Says:

    I have a mother-in-law that claims she put in a request but hasn’t received a yay or nay email as well.

    I’ve been thinking about hacking her email….too far?

  10. dusty Says:

    @ phoammhead cheers for the email!

    off to happy hour…pints of hopsickle.

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    ^ahhh I now see that it specifies VT beer

  12. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    @Pig – if you could get your wife to hack the account, that would probably be better

    Listening to 11/17/97, the Live Phish release, on CD. Having all this music on my computer has made me neglect my CDs, but man is the listening experience different compared with mp3s played from my laptop through headphones. I need to rearrange my stereo setup so that I can easily listen to the CDs on headphones while using the computer

  13. willowed Says:

    I think the Fall Meet Up is missing Providence 10/22
    My home town show.

    I can tell you where I am going to be pre-show.

    Casserta Pizza on Federal Hill…then hitting up a brew pub.

    Google casserta pizza in providence R.I.

    Great pie

  14. Diron Baker Says:

    2 things. Just wondering if you’ll ever write about the days when getting tickets used to be easy… the days long gone? A comparision of then and now.
    Also- I’m working on a top 10 reasons why this years album will be…
    any predictions around the corner? That way I can hold off on the random post till its applicable in your discussion.
    Happy Fishing!

  15. phoammhead Says:

    Happy to hook you up @dusty – cheers! 🙂

  16. BeantownBoy Says:

    Turn your TVs to the Phils/Reds and you might see the first postseason (not going to say it so as to not jinx it) since Larson’s in ’57.

    9th inning coming up.

    Amazing stuff.

  17. phoammhead Says:

    Wowza – no hitter!

  18. BeantownBoy Says:

    Pretty impressive for someone making their first postseason start.

  19. Mr.palmer Says:

    Phuck the phils!

    —jealous met fan.

  20. BeantownBoy Says:

    Meetup sheet has now been updated with Providence.

  21. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Trza is NOT happy about Halladay stealing some of the ginger-beard thunder.

    Faces will be an endangered species by the end of October.

  22. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Ramblinon- 11.17.97 Best 1st set eva!!!!

  23. Selector J Says:

    Meetup sheet has now been updated with Austin.

  24. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    does each ticketmaster outlet have a certain amount of tickets, or are they just doing the orders online for people through an internal server?

    because lets say i somehow manage to be 3rd in line friday night (sat morning)… by the time 2 orders go through will it be sold out?

  25. jdub Says:

    Saw highlights of that no no in a pub. He had some nasty stuff going. Reminded me of Pedro at the top of his game. Pretty awesome.

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