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 theĀ  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. Mitch Says:

    Harhar el dude. I dug the face melting 2.0. Plus I was new so I still wasn’t hip enough to compare 90s to then.

    Ps we need to trade DVDs again

  2. EL Duderino Says:

    Sure Mitch…

    I just got the 12/01/95 LP video DVD…

    Not sure what you’re lookin’ for

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    No tape deck since ’00 as well…

    We live in a fast paced world these days fellas!

  4. Robear Says:

    miner, what’s a jam or set i need to hear?

  5. EL Duderino Says:

    Did you listen to the ’99 AV Fluffhead already Robear?

  6. neemor Says:

    The Providence poster is my desktop.
    Seeing it up close, though, is simply stunning.
    Cuttlefish?
    Awesome.
    As sumodie pointed out, the most psychedelic poster of the lot, by far.

    Also love the Manchester one, I would say the most beautiful of all the works.

    Having multiple artists do the work makes for some really interesting designs and takes on the event.
    Good stuff.

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I remember the big thing in college was to spin tapes like crazy. making copies etc… seems like eons ago.

  8. Robear Says:

    hell no duder, i skip all the first sets. jk. spun this morning. just finished set II. crazy show.

    back to the 8/10/97 ‘cities’

  9. Dublin97 Says:

    Hey guys,

    Had a few hours for myself tonight. So I listened to Chuck II for the first time. I’m sure it’s been talked about, but I just want to affirm that this is a really, really great show.

    Fishman is really a joy these days. Since Telluride he has made a such an impact.

    This C&P is dance-tastic.

  10. EL Duderino Says:

    To me it’s the fluffhead and the encores…

    otherwise a very sloppy Trey performance.

    @ neemor

    Do you have a high resolution copy of that poster?

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Dublin

    The best one I’ve seen in 3.0

    I thought it was the HEAT or the HOSE, whatever you wanna call it

  12. phoammhead Says:

    @dublin

    you’re sayin’ 2nd set of night to of Chuck, yes?

    Yes, that is a great set and the whole SC2 show is awesome, as well!

    C&P is one of my favorite segments from fall tour!

  13. phoammhead Says:

    ^the Curtain With, Sand and P&M from 1st set are spot on, not to mention the other gems in that first set.

  14. Mr.Palmer Says:

    robear- you go to Chula Vista 9/18/99? thoughts? about to pull KPs remaster.

  15. Mitch Says:

    El dude, 12.1.95 came in the mail today. Was looking for another allman show. Watched some last night and resparked my interest. Will talk off bb bout it sometime.

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    After Curtain with it’s ON
    a little landing @ Dirt and then the HOSE is full on again

  17. phoammhead Says:

    i’m headed out shortly with BEK to see Brushfire Stankgrass at the Emerald Lounge here in Asheville – should be a good show.

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    Sure Mitch…

    i have all of them… so just pick other special guests you’d like to have

  19. EL Duderino Says:

    where’s my Harry Potter review???

  20. phoammhead Says:

    i’m checking out Curtain With from Jamchester – very nice – now Scent of a Mule then i really want to check out ASIHTOS

  21. butter Says:

    Sc 2 is some serious heat, everyone needs to revisit that Tweez if it’s been a minute

  22. voopa Says:

    “i have HUNDREDS of XL IIs still!”

    Yeah, me too. What the fuck to do with them?

    I also have a bunch of reel-to-reel tape from my radio days; mixes and stuff, plus 8 tracks, Sony Mini Discs and some Phish shows on VHS. What to do?

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    The Tweezer has the ’04 46 Days, opiated pedal, which I believe hasn’t been used in that tune before SC2… you can check me on that

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    @ voopa

    Keep the reels

    recycle the cassettes if possible

  25. voopa Says:

    Plus a shit ton of late ’70s Mad magazines and ’80s Rolling Stones…

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