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.Miner Says:

    I think YEM should be played more in first set and if in the second set, more like the first or second song. So much more effective in my opinion.

    ^ 100 % agreed

  2. Dublin97 Says:

    Here’s what I posted in the other part of the thread – I don’t post on here too much, so if you guys don’t like this kind of tone let me know:

    Dude –

    I think Trey shows his growth way more in his playing. Listen to all the major jams, the space he gives the other guy … and jesus listen to how much he and Fishman hookup. He’s looking to play off the other guys in ways he hasn’t in a while.

    The only impatience or dissatisfication I sense in the band is Mike. He wants to lead a lot more. To be honest, I kind of like the tension between the two of them in a lot of jams. They probably do too.

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=166807043352260&set=a.166806830018948.36381.153858747980423&pid=371084&id=153858747980423

  4. Lycanthropist Says:

    re: Harry Potter

    wavin my geek flag here,

    but that BOOK series is incredible.
    Yeah the movies are visually stunning but they lose all the “magic” of the fantastic storytelling of the books.

    No, J.K. Rowling doesn’t uncover new truths about the human condition but she did redefine storytelling.

    Yes it is a “children’s book” series but the depth of the world’s detail and history is impressive.

    She is able to deal with subjects such as prejudice, evil, death, loss, loyality, friendships, sacrifice in such a rich and relevant to the story way that it never feels like she is forcing these subjects.

    Very much worth a read in my opinion.

  5. Dublin97 Says:

    Very good vocal jam in this YEM from Chuck 2 though.

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    I mean lyrically Dublin… the write

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    re: YEM

    I definitely agree that YEM needs to move out of the second set closer spot..

    It kind of limits the potential of the jam when its played that late, and the jam is what makes or breaks a YEM.

    Lets see that one get some exploratory love in some first set spots. Let it take the Divided Sky slot for a bit.

  8. Dublin97 Says:

    Well, Lycan, I think it is one of the best kids series in a long time. At least, that I know about. But I just have to get involved with a character to really get into a book – I can’t with Harry Potter. Just me.

  9. EL Duderino Says:

    When I think of first set YEM’s off the top of my head, I think Shoreline ’97

    Great show , and a great west coast swing trip for the Dude

  10. Dublin97 Says:

    You’re right about the lyrics – The whole sound of the band is extremely positive right now. Except that I sense that Mike is a bit pissed. I don’t know what makes me say that.

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    @dublin

    its funny that you say that cause I actually find Harry the LEAST engaging character in the book.

    A bit whiney and average at best, but I do believe that is the point.

    What I love about HP series is the world and the other characters and the back history plot lines and the attention to detail that really brings the HP world to life.

  12. Lycanthropist Says:

    Mike’s just mad that he isnt the MVP anymore, now that Trey has got his chops back. 😉

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    He want’s more of the song slots or at least more of a choice in the songs they’re playing that night IMO… WDIK

  14. Mr.Miner Says:

    nah…Mike has his band raging…he’s happy me thinks…he has his outlet for sole leadership…and fwiw, he leads jamz as much as trey at this point

  15. Dublin97 Says:

    I don’t know either. Rank speculation on my part, but if other people think the same thing, there might be something to it. I wish they would play a few more of his songs…

    Weigh would be great – I was at the Portland show last fall – it was really fun.
    Sugar Shack is a good song too.

  16. Mr.Miner Says:

    he has never made setlist calls…i dont think thats irking him now….or maybe it is…i know nothing.

  17. Lycanthropist Says:

    I dunno

    I am not a fan of any of Mike’s 3.0 songs..

    just me.

    But yeah Weigh, Round Room, hell even Mock Song could stand more rotation time

  18. Dublin97 Says:

    I just have read a few of his interviews – he seems so psyched to lead and play his own stuff – you can almost sense the relief he has with his new band…

    I think it is good for them to do their own thing, but you would think he would talk about how he gets to explore crazy new styles of playing with these other people, not “Cool, now I can lead for a chance.”

  19. albert walker Says:

    Mike’s just happy to be cashing those Phish checks again

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ this is definitely true

  21. Dublin97 Says:

    I’m sure he is, AW. He’s got that baby. I bet they all are happy for the money.

    Speaking of money, I think fishman is it this tour.

  22. albert walker Says:

    plus Mike has finally gotten his wish of Trey playing less notes

    partially because for a large chunk of 3.0 he couldn’t play that many notes and I feel he has made more an effort to leave some open space and allow more full band jams lead by all members

  23. Dublin97 Says:

    AW –

    2001 from SC2 – just listened to it – perfect example of what you are talking about – after the first peak – Trey sits back and lets Mike lead for a while. I love it – I think it sounds tremendous.

  24. Lycanthropist Says:

    love that SC 2001

    we had a killer 2001 > Tweezer
    we had an amazing 2001 > Bowie

    wait til that 2001 > Light drops.

  25. albert walker Says:

    I don’t know Lycan

    your review isn’t selling me on going and grabbing some Potter

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