One More For Vermont


Just when you thought it was safe to put away the dancing shoes for the season…we’ve got one more show! After capping a massive tour on Sunday, Phish announced yesterday that they will play a one-night benefit for Vermont Flood Recovery at Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont on Wednesday, September 14. Last weekend, Hurricane Irene brought the worst flooding in nearly a century to Vermont while causing devastation to many parts of the band’s home state, and now Phish will step up to help.

9.2.11 (G.Lucas via webcast)

A 24-hour ticket request period ends at Noon today, with options available for “Best Available” $75 GA tickets (either stands or field) and a “Friends of the Waterwheel Package” that includes preferred parking, a reserved box seat, a limited edition event poster, and access to a Vermont craft beer tent. Additionally, in an effort to assure locals get tickets, the only be general-on sale will take place this Saturday, September 10, at 10am at a location to be disclosed on Friday on, email update, and local Vermont Radio. The Champlain Valley Expo holds 10,505 people, but with a limited-access on sale, tickets may not be as easy as they sound. Then again, on a Wednesday night directly following a 33-show tour, perhaps people won’t be chomping at the bit to make it to one more show. It will be interesting to see how tickets shake out.

The Phish from Vermont

This show marks only the eighth Phish show in Vermont since 1993, and the first in the band’s home state since the Coventry debacle back in 2004. A special show, without question, it certainly doesn’t suck that the band is getting another chance to play together right now—a time when they are churning out consistently great music. And a small break seems to do the aging wizards quite well. So in just one week, Phish will take the stage for a summer encore, the 34th show of the year, and an earnest goodbye until (likely) December. The show will surely be one to remember and once it sells out, something tells me there will be a webcast option as well, as this is all to bring money to a struggling state.

Before even getting a chance to post a reaction to Denver’s peak of summer or to speculate when the band will next take the stage, we’ve got one show to look forward with the Phish from Vermont. And this time, we’ll be in Vermont!


Jam of the Day:

Roggae” 8.5.11 I

Sublime sunset psychedelia from the Gorge’s opening night.

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  1. Powder lips Says:

    Get your ice-cream!

  2. Shamus Says:

    ever a better Roggae? Not sure, just can’t think of one

  3. Icculus503 Says:

    Way to go fellas. Classy move and much needed for the folks in VT. Stand up guys! Best. Band. Ever.

  4. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Figured they’d either play a show or do a download/CD release, a la Japan.

    Really glad they chose to play another show…

  5. phloridaphan Says:

    Sweet. Forth.

  6. ThePigSong Says:

    I’m 90% I can’t make it up for this, should I try and pull some tickets for the BB still?

    What’s the consensus on the ticket sitch?

  7. litteringand Says:

    They really should have an archive release to accompany the show and a webcast. Three revenue streams are better than one

  8. Dr Pronoia Says:

    ^^ absolutely, litteringand

    @Bob Dylan, wake up! I want to hear what booby weir’s sit-in with Umph was like last night…

  9. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Reading back through last nights unfortunately continuing debate over planned vs. not, I submit the following question in honor of today’s thread:

    Did phish plan tropical storm Irene in order to justify adding another show, or did the storm spontaneously arise in reaction to how well they’re playing??

  10. albert walker Says:

    From reading back

    By know I imagined all have heard golden age by tv on the radio

    If not buy all their albums immediately. Just a brilliantl band live on album. Being a custy to new music took phish to get me to check it out but I know love all their shit

    Great stuff
    Laterz kids

  11. Win Butler Says:

    dr p, he looked kinda lost like he normally does. played NFA > Glory (um song) and he looked so confused they didn’t let him off stage after NFA and that he had to stand there thru it since there wasn’t room to go around. he’d strum around to not just stand there. i was cracking up on the inside.

    love me some bk bowl. purp is coming tonight, possibly duke. think about it. (purp is also going friday)

  12. bob dylan Says:

    oops. was on win from ribbing AW last night.

  13. bob dylan Says:

    hahaha, i thought robear was posting as win last night when i read it this morning. buzzed posting ftw.

  14. bob dylan Says:

    Glide at the VT show

  15. lastwaltzer Says:

    “I want to hear what booby weir’s sit-in with Umph was like last night…”dr. p


  16. BTB Says:

    great call by the band

  17. Luther T. Justice Says:


    I was also late to the TOTR game and got all of their albums this summer. They are incredible. I’ve also checked out some interviews with them and they also appear to be good peeps as well. Very creative and in tune with their muse.

  18. Cable Hogue Says:

    I saw TVOTR last night in Boston, and IMO that’s a hypnotically powerful live band. Lousy sound at the venue was definitely exacerbated by wind and rain, but the energy was undeniable. Great stuff.

  19. lastwaltzer Says:


    hows recovery going?

  20. Luther T. Justice Says:


    I’m getting better slowly but surely. Still have some bad days, but I’m doing better overall. Except for all of my track marks from daily blood tests, I think I’m looking healthy. The track marks are giving me street cred though.

  21. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Bunch of tvotr noobs, ha.

    Stiiiiiilllll raining. Getting pumped for my 6 hour meeting followed by interviewing for new staff. Another city, another hotel room.

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all

    plord, you will appreciate this (as will other orb fans)

  23. DryIceFactory Says:


    TVOTR was sick last night. A few guys behind me were into Phish and we had a great vibe going between the sick music, and the fact we all get to take 2 vaca days to head to Vermont next week. Stoked!

  24. alf Says:

    mail orders lined up

    bonus phish, gotta love it

  25. DryIceFactory Says:

    So I’m sure everyone has decoded the S show, X Fishman dress by now right?

    S-X. Essex.

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