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. fatbunch Says:

    @BK, glad you’ve got some good outlook for a spell – sure does work magic having a postive outcome to visualize!

    I’m doing extre swell with the post-surgury situation! Minor symptoms compared to before and far more improvement than I’d banked on so that’s cool. Otherwise cool too.

    Dig the black and whites! Can’t argue with being able to play two entire parts at the same time. What kind of patterns must be in your subconscious brain to be able to read and play piano music – awesome!

  2. ThePigSong Says:

    Yo BB, looking for 12/31s – I’ve got nothing to trade but cash money.

    Need to get my Phish on, it’s been since last year MSG for me. Wife and I fly into NYC directly from our honeymoon taboot taboot!

    thepigsong at gmail

  3. BrandonKayda Says:

    Well I’m just trying to apply all of the modes/scales etc I learned into melodic playing. I need to work on solid motifs.

  4. Nagarjuna Says:

    I can’t see posts about buffalo and the good ole’ GD so close together and not think

    first set buffalo 5/9/77. SO damn good on a recent re-listen. timeless.

    the ultimate (for me) help>slip>franklins to open. pure smoking crater material. also best ever candidates of cassidy, peggy-o, and music never stopped – the last being complete sickness. and perfect versions of brown eyed women, jed, and big ever. tight and spirited ripping. even a pause for sunrise can’t stop this flaming train.

    i know may 77 has been discussed at length but i can’t help myself

    put it in your ears sometime and enjoy!

    probably almost as good as phish will be to me in brimfilled in a mere four days. 🙂 stoked!

  5. sumodie Says:

    Also, has everyone received all PTBM emails?

    Call Music Today:


    Do it!

    If the email is mistyped, they’ll never get one back -it does happen (along with the other issues like SPAM blocking, etc)

  6. sumodie Says:

    @Nagarjuna: Coming to MSG?

  7. Nagarjuna Says:

    @sumo – i wish! but it ain’t happening.

    psyched for all you easterners getting a mega dose between fall and nye

    you hitting the full run?

    many a great memory for me in MSG…

  8. sumodie 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?

    I believe TM outlets pull from the same pool as online -but individual outlets def do not have individual allotments

    Yes, I’ve been to outlets before where only a couple people score tix -that’s not impossible. A lot depends on the staff at outlets being savvy & competent

    The best outlets make a list of what peeps want and just print a shit load of tix -but this is very rare (and frowned on by TM I think)

  9. garretc Says:

    Just called in, no go on request number 3…

    Guess I’m up at 9 saturday for 12/30 and 1/1!

  10. sumodie Says:

    @Nagarjuna: I may have a Monday Broomfield extra -are you all set?

  11. Nagarjuna Says:

    funny story about MSG actually…

    my first show there was GD fall 88 at a rain forest benefit show with potential special guests rumored and such.

    it was deep into the second set and i was in a….rather fragile state of mind. and who comes out to play a couple tunes with the band??? HALL AND FUCKING OATS. What?!?

    It was just too weird! had to hang on tight to make it through that ride through the rapids of strangeness.

    we were all laughing endlessly about it by the end of the night as we wandered out into the equally tripped out weirdness of 80s MSG/Times Square zone. working ladies all dolled up on the corner and the like…and happy mess with all saucer eyed grinners roaming about…

  12. vegas wolfmans Says:

    This show smoked. Someday I’ll make it back to MSG. ’98 was my last visit:!

  13. Nagarjuna Says:

    @sumo – such a kind offer! but i’m actually all set.

    why don’t you hop a flight out here and put it to good use yourself?

    if you just need help unloading it at some point, i can help make sure it gets into appreciative hands

  14. neemor Says:

    Good evening, night crew….
    Check out the Fu if you have a moment and like good things…

    Still need MSG (Shameless)

  15. dognamedwilson Says:

    Super ooper duper excited for charleston.

    Feels like a kid on christmas eve every time.

    But the excitement of christmas eve fades with each passing year. We learn pretty early on that christmas day is not what we had hoped for and tailor the expectations.

    Christmas eve is where the fun is. Its all build and no bust. Its not ‘tension & release’, its just pure tension. Like that spot in It’s Ice that grabs and won’t let go.

    That’s where the phish come in. How rare is this moment when we appreciate that the time for another gift from the phish is imminent?

    We are here. The time is now. The light is growing brighter NOW!

    I speak for myself

    Expectations are the killer.

    Whatever unfolds in front of (or behind) you IS.

    Its not going to be your favorite song with very few exceptions.

    Don’t sleep on it. Its where ITs at.

    Nah’ mean?


    Fuggin yankees

  16. Nagarjuna Says:

    @VW – i just realized ’98 was my last MSG visit too.

    time flies.

    i think we’re due…

  17. neemor Says:

    Just in time for setbreak.
    Well done, neemor.

  18. neemor Says:

    “Expectations are the killer.

    Whatever unfolds in front of (or behind) you IS. ”

    ^ Living in the now.
    Most important lesson this band has taught me.

  19. Nagarjuna Says:

    mighty well said @dog

    enjoy the anticipation that comes with expectations and then let them go when the moment reveals itself – always in a way that no one could fully expect

  20. Nagarjuna Says:

    unless they play TTE in the middle of the second set

    then just get angry and bitter

  21. neemor Says:

    Come on Thome……

  22. neemor Says:

    “unless they play TTE in the middle of the second set”



  23. neemor Says:

    BTW, something to watch for this Fall Tour:

    Our very own gavinsdad looks exactly like Jim Thome.

    That is all.

  24. sumodie Says:

    @Naga: Glad to hear you’re all set.

    Me hop a plane to Broomfield? I’ve already gone off the deep end and lined up Augusta (my home state!) through 1/1/11 -I’d rather save my air miles for the next round of outdoor western shows

  25. neemor Says:

    **Public Service Announcement**

    Need MSG tickets
    Single for each night.

    **Back to your regularly scheduled programming**

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