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. stitchstash Says:

    Thanks KWL. I’m glad to finally have some free time. It was a crazy summer. It’s so nice to be able to chat with all of you again!

  2. KWL Says:

    one of these days we’ll catch up in the b’lo

    let me know if you’re making it to syracuse for mike 😮

  3. jtran Says:

    I can’t wait to become a Phish jedi

  4. Mitch Says:

    Purp, sometime soon I will. Football on Sunday??

  5. stitchstash Says:

    I will definitely try to be at the Mike show. Do you come up to B-lo very often? My mother-in-law lives near the ‘cuse. We absolutely should catch up. That would be awesome. Are you going to Utica?

  6. Jtran Says:

    I felt like a jedi today going from just having 1 12/30 ticket to now having 2 12/28s, a 12/31 and 1/1. Great success!

  7. Mitch Says:

    Damn jtran. Who’d you blow?

  8. Jtran Says:

    I think I might make GroupMes for the shows I’ll be at. It sounds kinda fun.

  9. phoammhead Says:


    you have mail!

  10. Jtran Says:


    Luckily nobody. The benefits of being on a computer for 8 hours at work (and karma finally coming back my way after not scoring anything recently) 🙂

  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

    How are you guys/gals tonight?

  12. stitchstash Says:

    Congrats Jtran! So, how does one become a Phish jedi then? High levels of midimicrodots?

  13. KWL Says:

    stich, unfortunately i will not be at utica–can’t believe i’m missing it (i’m in CO still for another 3 weeks or so), but my close friend who lives in buffalo will be raging it for me (with our friend HarryHood)

    i pass through buffalo now and then, my family is there… ok, i’ll be honest, i pass through there now and then because my 2 year old (and only) niece is there

    i’ll be back in syracuse after AC for the long haul, with periodic trips to buffalo… mostly holidays and such

  14. Jtran Says:


    Something like that I think. The way things are looking I’ll be learning the ways from Yoda aka GDad in AC.

  15. stitchstash Says:

    Hi Brandon. How’s school and music?

    @KWL, We’ll definitely have to hang out when you get back. I know you love the Sabres and my husband can get great seats. We should catch a game together.

  16. fatbunch Says:

    hey hey what’s up BB!?!
    Been super-busy and a long time without posting (but occassionaly lurking)

    So do you think no email/no hold means anything other than something went wrong? Maybe I’m wasn’t denied but their system hasn’t processed my order yet?

    Hoping to score for Locust the Lurker who has forgone all of ’10 thus far to catch the finish at MSG. If I don’t pull some lottery luck maybe the good folks of this BB can assist in hooking him up!?!

    Love Miner’s hypothesis that MSG 10-11 will liken to MSG 95-96 at the end of a smaller-venue-run-of-great-signifigance! 😉

  17. KWL Says:

    wow stitch, that would be great! glad to see the buffaslug is finally gone

  18. BrandonKayda Says:


    Both have been going well – my old teacher just gave me a copy of Grateful Dead – Dozin’ At The Knick today. Listening to that now. Terrapin Station->Mind Left Body jam->Drums->Space is incredible.

    I hope you all are doing well

  19. fatbunch Says:

    indoor phish. dark

    dark in the daytime

  20. fatbunch Says:

    Hey BK – nice to see ya. Good luck in school this year! How’s the piano going?

  21. stitchstash Says:

    Buffaslug? That’s funny! I had to look it up.

  22. BrandonKayda Says:


    Piano is going okay – getting a little frustrated at trying to apply the new theory i have learned into writing music. But it’s going well.

    My mood just got a whole lot brighter these past couple hours – with Thetal therapy/acupressure therapy my CP could be gone entirely. That is huge to me. Weird to think about. Either way, I’m really glad I’m out of the cynical “phase” I’ve been in for the past week and a half 😀 Hopefully it stays this way

    How are you?

  23. stitchstash Says:

    Brandon, that’s great that you keep in touch with your old teacher still. The Grateful Dead has a way of instantly touching your heart. Enjoy.

    Good night all. It’s been fun.

  24. BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah he’s a huge Phishhead too – He’s seen them about 70 times and is going to Halloween in AC this October. Pretty cool IMO.

  25. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @Mitch – think im gonna be on LI sunday actually

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