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. Robear Says:

    free to a good home 😛

    tweez>catapult>tweez is some freaky music

  2. Mr. Completely Says:

    too jammy, not like DMB at all

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    Who owns a VHS player anymore???

    I have not had one since ’00

  4. bigjig Says:

    just reading back a few pages, the price of outdoor would drop and is dropping considerably due to more interest in that game. Everyone who has an acre or a backyard is medical. The indoor price may change ,but the production costs still remain very high, compounded with the rising cost of electricity, it wont change by much. legal or not, the price for high grade indoor is sure to remain reasonably high until, like everything else, we figure out our energy problem. Just Sayin

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    we have one…in a box…in the basement…i think

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    @ bigjig

    Makes sense

  7. Mitch Says:

    How y’all feelin?!!

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    @ C.

    you live in a cape cod style home?

    Or what a person who’s never been to Oregon would call a cape cod style…(shingles and all)

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    put me in the camp that says that once all the changes shake out, things will settle into a “new normal” where TRUE high grade will still command a premium. Just like any other artisinal product that requires lots of skill and intense time commitment to produce at a high level, whether it is wine, or specialty cheeses, or art, or anything.

    we’re in a chaotic time right now as the rules and patterns shift. no one should take anything that’s happening now pricewise as any kind of long term indicator I think. Basically a lot of oldschoolers are freaking out, a lot of n00bs are crowding the scene, and everything’s all kind of chaotic and stupid

    eventually it will settle down and the smart clueful peeps with $$ will realize there’s a difference between A- grade shit that looks and smells nice, and the real top level primo, and will keep paying for it.

    I simply don’t beleive Philp Morris or whoever can turn out industrial amounts of connoisseur quality herbs – period

    so the biz will split into large scale commercial operations, and smaller boutique operations, and there will be room for both

    problem is just surviving this chaotic transition time

    that’s my guess

  10. Mitch Says:

    Robear, any tape-tapes? What about floppy disks? 5 1/4?

    Wait, coolio still does stuff?

  11. Mr.Miner Says:

    collection of 1975-1976 Sports Illustrated. not mint, not trashed

    ^ yes Rob

  12. Robear Says:

    mitch,

    blaring the ‘Face Melting Mango Song’ from Alpine ’99

    surely you were there.

  13. Robear Says:

    saved for Miner.

    mitch, i’ll save you my cassette collection…..when i find it.

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    naw man we live in a pretty generic kind of house really, not even sure what to call it. I mean its nice and all but nothing special to look at and not any of those traditional styles, not even a ranch house

    pretty unusual to have a basement in oregon really, but we do…its just for storage tho, not livable space

  15. EL Duderino Says:

    “I simply don’t beleive Philp Morris or whoever can turn out industrial amounts of connoisseur quality herbs – period”-Mr. C

    I would disagree with this…

    because they have the $$$ and the resources. If they (the PM scientists), they could could grow the kill IMO… but it’s just that an opinion

  16. Mr.Miner Says:

    i have HUNDREDS of XL IIs still!

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    “Wait, coolio still does stuff?”

    EXACTLY

    if you call a youtube cooking show “doing stuff”

    …but its actually fairly hilarious in that dumbass coolio way

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    the best use for a basement Mr. C

  19. Mitch Says:

    I’m a 2.0 n00b remember. 99 I was just learning of the Phish from vt.

    Team Mango started at alpine 03

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    2004 is when I gave all the cassettes away…

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    Well,

    Thank God there’s 3.0 Mitch 😉

  22. Mr. Completely Says:

    but the profit equation will forbid it @el dude

    the extra investment it takes in time and effort to make the difference between good and great herbs won’t look right on the balance sheet, it reduces volume too much

    all supposition for now anyway

  23. Mitch Says:

    I dot think PM cares to make the bomb. Weed is still gonna sell hand over fist. Less effort and still sells. Govt would prob like that too.

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    I’m saying they’ll have the ability the real question is will they produce it

  25. Mr.Palmer Says:

    ” i have HUNDREDS of XL IIs still!”

    me too, in the basement. Can’t remember the last time i actually played on of them though. Not sure i even have a tape deck anymore. lol

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