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”)


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)


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 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 theΒ  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)


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)


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)


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.


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.




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. EL Duderino Says:

    in the 3.0 era

  2. voopa Says:

    I’ll digitize what I can. Hope I can get it done before they rot away…

  3. Mr.Palmer Says:

    If sc2 was played during fall ’09 people would have shit their pants. Now it almost gets lost in the shuffle of Fall ’10. Tells you all you want to know about the progression of the band. Awesome!

    butter- you on the plane yet? Where you staying?

  4. butter Says:

    Box it up and let it sit or throw it away……. I have a bunch of xlII’s sitting in a storage shed with my Tiger Woods VHS

    Used to tape the PGA stuff from tiger’s heyday

  5. EL Duderino Says:

    Keep the MAD magazines

    My dad collected every issue from ’75-’90

    He didn’t own a TV… that was our TV when I was there

  6. phoammhead Says:

    i’m a big fan of Scent of a Mule – just love this tune – please let it drop in MSG! πŸ™‚

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    rootin’ for the Tiger comeback I is

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    harry potter review:

    it’s for kids.

  9. butter Says:

    Palmer, Finally on plane, staying at a rental house in Lahaina

    Flt doesn’t have wifi

    So talk to y’all later!

  10. EL Duderino Says:


    Hater πŸ˜‰

  11. phoammhead Says:

    . . . big ole mule took a big ole dump . . . hilarious!

  12. Dublin97 Says:

    Palmer – you’re on the money. This band absolutely kills now.

    What do you guys think of the prevalence of shifts in minor jams to major keys this tour?

    I think it is a very good sign.

  13. butter Says:

    Lol C

    Nice review

  14. Mr.Palmer Says:

    enjoy butter!

  15. phoammhead Says:

    come on C!

    i hadn’t seen any HP movies until a couple of months ago, but now i’m caught up and my slf and i are going to see the new one tomorrow!

    it’s never too late, C

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Not a big fan of Scent. I like its frequency in the rotation currently. Once or twice a year is perfect. Got burned out on that one back in the day.

  17. phoammhead Says:

    expecto petronum!

  18. Dublin97 Says:

    C – the books were too. I enjoyed reading it with my kids, but after a while I got really bored.

  19. phoammhead Says:

    shut your mouth, Palmer! πŸ˜‰

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    I will spend my Honeymoon on the Hawaiian Islands…

    Never been, dream vacation for the Dude

    I’m jealous Butterz… Enjoy yourself

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    “expecto petronum!”-phoammhead


    good one

  22. Dublin97 Says:

    Scent is a total crowd gimmick. Great fun, like Palmer says, once in a tour. I’d be really happy to see it – but if most of your shows are on the couch, it’s not the best.

  23. butter Says:

    Aw good luck with the mtn folk

    always a hoot

  24. phoammhead Says:

    This A Song is mighty – nice leads by Trey!

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    the HP movie series is visually stunning IMO…

    Clever kid write with well done effects…

    I like it, don’t love it but it’s not poorly done

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