One More For Vermont

9.14.2011

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 Phish.com, 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!

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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. Mike in Austin Says:

    No, the orange sunshine was really great.

    You really dig Sarah Silverman? Huh.

  2. MrCompletely Says:

    I find it reassuring to occasionally find things other than bob marley that we disagree on, AW

    keeps things fresh

  3. Mike in Austin Says:

    Good Robear. Not quite how I envisioned this working out, but oh well.

  4. MrCompletely Says:

    Warren Ellis livetweeting the Obama speech is killing me:

    “China is teaching its children to piss gold, but half of American schools are built inside bear carcasses”

    Disappointed President Obama is explaining that America is Hell. Disappointedly. “The MOON ITSELF shits on us nightly!”

  5. albert walker Says:

    The sunshine love is universal truth
    Who doesn’t love rainbows?

    Actually though she is the only chick comedian i find funny
    Her show more than stand up

    Give the jam band episode a chance
    Guaranteed funny shit

  6. MrCompletely Says:

    ::MrC tries to think of a great, current female comic and fails miserably

  7. bob dylan Says:

    dane cook

  8. bob dylan Says:

    i like sarah silverman. I’ve overplayed bob marley’s only cd.

    which of you likes bob?

  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    love sarah silverman!

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Orange Sunshine changed my perspective of L. Powerful indeed. Maybe i’m just a rook or too old. Or , maybe, just maybe, i should have waiting for the first dose to kick in before the double down…..hmmm

  11. albert walker Says:

    May have to vote romney in the primary to keep Perry out of office

    No way obummer wins again

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    Tina Fey has her moments?

  13. MrCompletely Says:

    dane cook FTW

    anyone watching Louis CK’s show? the ep with Dane Cook was amazing. Shit, all the episodes are amazing thi sseason. best thing on TV that I know of

  14. Robear Says:

    So that means you’re just now sending, right?

    How can duder not love this Roggae?

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    sunshine eh? i like rainbows.

  16. bob dylan Says:

    sounds like he’s trying to say “amurica” like bush did

  17. Mike in Austin Says:

    I’ve seen some very funny Sarah Silverman stuff. Just overall, not my cup of tea. She bores me quickly. It’s the same “Did I just say that? skit.

    Probably like an Umphrey’s McGhee concert would bore me. Never been to one though.

  18. Robear Says:

    Probably have to keep 1&3 together on a top shelf somewhere.

  19. MrCompletely Says:

    i am 100% solidly pro rainbow and pro sunshine

  20. Mike in Austin Says:

    I love seahorses.

    Robear, I mailed that package today at 3 pm. Should be there in 2-3 days.

  21. bob dylan Says:

    i want a double rainbow. whoever brings that shit to the benefit show? sign me up.

    dick move to go to the only show designed for WW and not work?

  22. bob dylan Says:

    i fuckin love seahorses. seashells. not now not neva.

    i like how umphreys is the new arcade fire. maybe i need a brendan bayliss handle.

  23. bob dylan Says:

    someone needs to tell obama we’d be living in a van down by the river

  24. Mike in Austin Says:

    Can we cue to the part where he tells us who America is invading?

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    denver tweeze. all three sections are just so sick…kinda four sections but one is transitional

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