Five Posters From Fall

10.31.10 - Atlantic City -G.Lucas)

Poster collecting has gotten crazy in the Phish scene these days. These sought-after, limited edition prints often go on sale exactly when doors open, if not hours beforehand outside the venue, all but eliminating the chance for the casual concert-goer to grab one. And hence the allure. Even the nights that all the posters are sold at merch stands when doors open, they are sold out before the show begins, and if the print is a Pollock, its a race to the tables and they are gone in minutes. The aftermarket for this artwork has also blossomed with the $50 prints grabbing up to $200 in the post-tour hype, and even more on EBay. Hiring a different artist for every show or run this Fall, Phish offered a diversity of prints to take home as a souvenir or an investment. Artwork is subjective, and everyone has their own tastes, but these are my five favorite prints from Fall Tour 2010. (Pictures of all prints can be found on Phish’s Facebook page under “Photos”)

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5. 10/30 Atlantic City – Artist: Nate Duval (Run of 550)

The middle print of a three-piece holiday set, this one stands out from the rest. Celebrating the honey bee – the state bug of New Jersey – this Queen Beehive with a seeing eye struck me the moment I saw it. While the other two prints in the series are also very cool, the surrounding patterns and bizarre visual effect of this image put it over the top.

10/30 (Duval)

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4. 10/26 Manchester, NH – Artist: Ken Taylor (Run of 600)

This print plays off Western Observatory in Derryfield Park, an actual landmark in Manchester, New Hampshire. Artist, Ken Taylor, dropped in on the forum at Phishposters.com saying that his intent for the image was to have the tree symbolize Phish taking over Manchester. Well, Ken’s premonition proved to be on point as Phish took the  New Hampshire town by storm.This fairly dark and mysterious print pops to life in person with the use of metallic inks; not your run of the mill Phish poster

10/26 (Ken Taylor)

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3. 10/24 Amherst, MA – Artist: Jim Pollock (Run of 625)

This Pollock print for the second night of Amherst trumps his work on the first by leaps and bounds. Centered on a crest in which each quadrant represents a band member, the words “Boy, Man, God, Shit” surround the central image. Another single – or third – eye appears over the top of the print in the “Phish” font, a theme present on three separate prints this tour. Pollack combined a colonial scene with an underwater theme below the date, as colonists and their horse appear in full snorkel gear. This brightly colored print bursts with detail and has been a pricey purchase in the secondary market.

10/24 (Jim Pollock)

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2. 10/22 Providence – Artist: Marq Spusta (Run 650)

This is easily the most detailed print from Fall Tour. Blending an underwater scene with an intricately designed forest, eleven squid cling to an ark at dusk. Jellyfish, sea stars, seahorses (fuckin’ love em!) and other detailed pieces from under the sea surround them in a print that only gets more interesting the more you look at it. Probably many people’s pick for the poster of tour, this one is a visual treat.

10/22 (Marq Spusta)

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1. 10/19 Augusta, ME – Artist: Scott Cambpell (Run of 700)

Augusta’s poster is my personal favorite due to its sharp, borderline-animated artwork, dramatic shape, and vibrant colors. Scott Campbell’s pieces have always struck a chord with me, and when I saw this print it immediately caught my eye. Alluding to “Cavern,” the poster includes the lryic “It’s later than you think” above the date of the show. The image portrays light shafts beaming into a cave onto a mud rat detector, or some sort of projector, under a ceiling dripping with stalagtites that spell “Phish.” Aside from any Phishy symbolism, this piece struck me as the boldest and most powerful artwork from of Fall Tour.

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Jam of the Day:

Time Loves A Hero > Day Or Night” 10.31.10 II

A stellar segment of Phish’s Waiting For Columbus set.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ph2010-10-31t17.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ph2010-10-31t18.mp3]

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DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:

10.11.10 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO

FLAC Torrent (etree), Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

Official Broomfield Poster

A start-to-finish smoker, the second show of tour provided a huge step forward from night one. The first – and arguably – more exciting set featured a classic “Jim,” “Foam” opener, and a stellar sequence of “Wolfmans,” “Reba,” “Halley’s > Tweezer.” The highlight of this run was “Reba,” a version that would be sitting on the tour’s top-shelf were it not for Augusta’s masterpiece. The set-opening triumvirate of “Golden Age > Piper > Camel Walk” and a late set “Twist” starred in the second half. But no matter how many times Phish tries it, “Number Line” just doesn’t work as a set closer.

I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Back on the Train, Wolfman’s Brother, Reba, Halley’s Comet > Tweezer, What Things Seem*, The Squirming Coil, Run Like an Antelope

II: Golden Age > Piper > Camel Walk, Alaska, Gotta Jibboo, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Twist, Fluffhead, Backwards Down the Number Line

E: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

Source: FOB/DFC > Neumann ak40’s(NOS) > lc3 > km100 > Aerco mp2 @ 20db > Sd 702 @ 24/48 (Taper – gotfob)

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627 Responses to “Five Posters From Fall”

  1. Mr. Palmer Says:

    When was the first Stash clap?

    First Hood chant?

    First Wilson chant?

    Concludes today’s trivia portion of the show.

    T3. I expect you to know these answers.

  2. P.S.H.S. Says:

    drinking out of cups….. i don’t know what to say after that.
    haven’t seen it in a year or so, i think i need to change my pants

  3. P.S.H.S. Says:

    i get so cracked out on youtube sometimes, personal favorite: Yacht Rock

  4. Monsterpus Says:

    Nice list of posters. I like the Colorado one, too. I think I’m going to buy the Hartford poster with the owl in the trees

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @palmer
    first hood chant is easy – that’s Red Rocks 96.
    first wilson chant is tougher. I’d say some time in 93/94.
    first stash clapping was definitely summer 94 – I remember that happening – but not sure on the exact show.

  6. voopa Says:

    People were Stash clapping at Greek ’93

  7. voopa Says:

    I don’t think there was any at Warfield ’93

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    well there you go. guess I don’t know when the stash clapping started! 😮

  9. phoammhead Says:

    four claps?

    or three?

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    No stash clap at Halloween 90. You know what? I just figured out that AC was actually my 2nd Halloween show. I did Halloween 90. No costume back then but Fish wore his Zero costume…used to dig that…the Stash that nite I remember cause of the hi-hat work…it was mesmerizing. I went dressed as a math teacher. Lots of Fort Collins kids made the trek down. Side bonus: I still have the stub. Can’t believe I forgot about this til today. Thanks stash clap.

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    Wolfmans Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRHJTE_1rAc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    20 Years Later, GD’s still down as fuck.

    4 claps.

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    @voopa: I’ve never seen a CA show. Really cool that you caught early west coast shows…catching em in CA is still a big goal of mine. Goddamned family wedding kept me from the Greek in Aug. Arrrgh.

  14. Little Buddy Says:

    In the Augusta poster the stalactites spell Phish. I didn’t notice until someone pointed it out to me. Subtle and cool. I heard lots of people bag on the Utica poster, but it is very “Utica.”

    If get some cash flow during the xmas season stop by the WW table and grab a band signed print of any of these. Quite a nice collector’s item and the proceeds go to charity so at least some of the purchase (above $100, I think) is a tax write-off.

  15. BingosBrother Says:

    Buncha udder wons frum last nite. Daughter won the spelling bee this week, Daddy’s jeans FTW.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_filter=1&search_query=trey+anastasio&search_type=videos&suggested_categories=10&uni=3&search_sort=video_date_uploaded

  16. Little Buddy Says:

    ^ “If get” = “If you get” – sorry

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Thought the first Wilson chant was MSG ’94.

  18. BingosBrother Says:

    Break on through to the greyer side!

    Gray or grey?

  19. Little Buddy Says:

    First hood chant was red rocks ’96, I believe. Fliers in the lot.

  20. Aquaman Says:

    So who in Chicago liked Gordo last night?

    I did, I did.

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Totally missed that @LB. Thx for mentioning.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks for the trey princeton video. very interesting. trey looking like a young chuck norris. crowd kills it.

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    No ’99 AV Fluffhead on the bonus cd… 🙁

    That Tweezer though… WOW

  24. KWL Says:

    mmw was great last night, only 2 more stops on their tour – boston peeps, i highly recommend checking them out, you won’t regret it

    very small room. nothing like a phish crowd. only saw about 5 cameras all night, and 3 belonged to the band. refreshing how many people were intently tuned in to the music. everyday that goes by i start to think more and more like aw about phishies.

  25. Aquaman Says:

    El Dude,

    You mean 1998? The fluff right out of the killer ambient Tweezer?

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