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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1,658 Responses to “One More For Vermont”

  1. bob dylan Says:

    Seven below dub step remix? Womp womp womp womp

  2. HarryHood Says:

    Score one for the home team! Now I just gotta find a way to get in…….. I’m interested to see how the public onsale will go. One would assume that the onsale would be in Burlington, but the devestation from the storm is located mostly in Southern VT. I’m sitting here trying to plan my Saturday morning around being in Burlington and I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up doing the onsale in Montpelier or Rutland……

  3. HarryHood Says:

    The next question is whether or not we get that monster ASHITOS that we’ve been waiting for or if the band will opt to stay classy and avoid anything to do with Water related songs……… Hmmmmm……..

  4. Guyute711 Says:

    Football tomorrow bitches!!!

  5. DryIceFactory Says:


    We had a debate yesterday about the water related stuff. My first reaction was that they would open set 2 with Drowned and play to the disaster but then realized that would be hugely disrespectful.

    I think we get a standard show, but I could absolutely see a HUGE YEM come out, and I could also see a big Quinn 1st set opener or encore. To salute the worth of bringing people together for a good cause.

  6. DryIceFactory Says:

    by standard show I mean, no fun with the set list to play to the recovery. I think they have just wanted to light up VT for 1 show and they found an excuse.

  7. HarryHood Says:

    I’m thinking Water related songs are avoided completely. Everyone here knows someone who was impacted negatively by the flooding. My girlfriend’s boss, also a former co-worker of mine, lost his brother and nephew when they went down to check on the Rutland city water supply. The father worked for the city and decided on his own to go down and check things out. An embankment that they were standing on washed out and both were swept away by the current. They have recovered the father, but are still looking for the son. Sad sad story. To add insult to injury, the same family lost another son last year in a freak accident when the kid fell on his head while painting……..

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    Monster Hood, YEM, and Light in Vermont

    uplifting versions that make the Holy Ghost look like a minor deity

  9. lastwaltzer Says:

    So are you guys saying I’m not getting my Drowned>Waves?!?!?

  10. HarryHood Says:

    I would say that we can count on Light and Farmhouse.

  11. halcyon Says:

    Damm Harry…..That is so sad to hear.

    I have some friends who can’t even make it to the show because they are stuck where they live. They should have access out by the end of the week, but that depends on the progress made.

    Anyone want me to put in a request for them? I am leaving for an appointment @ 9mst so I will put in a request before I leave.

  12. Cable Hogue Says:

    Good point about the public onsale not necessarily being in Burlington, though you’d think the Flynn, and downtown Burlington, would be the only place that could handle it. Rutland would be kind of a perverse choice, since it’s one of the hardest places to get to for most of the state right now, with big swaths of RT 4 and 7 washed out. More tickets would go to folks from upstate NY if they did it there. Montpelier could be a distinct possibility though.

  13. Cable Hogue Says:

    I think Waves would be a poignant song choice, not offensive at all, but you’re probably right that they’ll stay away from that stuff.

    I think nailing a “Curtain With” should be on the agenda, but what do I know…

  14. lastwaltzer Says:

    The Curtain With> Glide opener

  15. DryIceFactory Says:

    A nailed With encore sounds great.

    I feel a big Light->Joy, YEM coming.

  16. Cable Hogue Says:

    Nice article:

    great quotes from Mike: “Leaving room for the unknown is our best quality,” Gordon said. “To have faith in the unknown is the lifeblood of the band. Psychologically, as a musician, it takes relearning that faith again and again. If you start accepting a lot in every moment, then magical things start happening.”

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    I think that the band being a master of all their styles right now could lay down a wonderfully complex, emotional, and redemptive show

    a true monument to the people of Vermont.

    whatever happens we know that those 4 dudes are going to leave it all up on the stage.

    Phish was born for this show.

  18. [Not Tom] Says:

    Wait a sec … is DIF telling me that Fishman wore a dress in Colorado that had Xs on it instead of Ox (donuts)? I was never up close, and the venue didn’t have screens, thankfully, so I wasn’t paying attention to what they were wearing.

  19. [Not Tom] Says:

    Os, not Ox.

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    Fish wore a dress with Xs on it

    but I think it was only for one set

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    yes. yes he did.

  22. SillyWilly Says:

    Hey Cable Hogue

    where did you find those great Mike quotes?

    Am I missing them in the link you posted?

  23. SillyWilly Says:


    there’s more than one page to that article.

    My bad, Cable.

  24. st8 of mind Says:

    Damn, this could be a very inspiring show. They also have the “Coventry” debacle to put in the past, and what better way to do that, to show they are back and healthy. Wow, Glide for sure.

  25. [Not Tom] Says:

    That’s awesome about the dress. Had no idea.

    Now for another question. The Gorge shows have always shown as being in George, WA. On the LivePhish page that’s also what they show for this years’ shows. But the downloads come down with Quincy as the city in the ID3 tags for the album title.

    What gives for those of you in the know?

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