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. Cable Hogue Says:

    I think the Louie show may be the best thing on TV right now. Hilarious stuff, and it’s got heart.

    My thoughts on Sarah Silverman are definitely too dirty for this forum.

  2. P.S.H.S. Says:

    i’ve been really pissed off since lunch time when i got my rejection email. but now i’m cooling off a bit. i’m kinda glad that i didn’t have to spend a c note on one show. also, there are a bunch of people on my side of the connecticut river that had their towns f’d up and aren’t getting a concert. decided to go help one of my freinds this weekend rebuild his driveway.
    it’s really nice of phish to help vt out, but i thought of something else today. anyone that has spent a lot of time in vt knows that about 90% of the population does not listen to phish. so what locals are they saving tickets for? if the state really wanted to throw a party for the locals and raise some cash, they’d have a country festival. most of the tickets are going to get gobbled up by super headdy uvm’ers.

  3. Cable Hogue Says:

    Mike’s basslines in the Trey looping section of the Denver Tweez are so sick. Melodic groove.

  4. bob dylan Says:

    buddy bumped into louis smoking a cigg outside the train. he did the head knod of recognition just out of habit of seeing someone you know but not meaning to say hey. louis says “its not me” buddy laughs and gives him shit “its the same train station as your show intro dude :)”

    agreed he’s prob the funniest guy around.

  5. MrCompletely Says:

    “President Obama would like to see the words Made In America, all around the world, stamped on things other than shrapnel.” lol

  6. Mike in Austin Says:

    Agreed. Mike really is the MVP on this Tweezer. His chorded playing at the beginning, starts it out perfectly.

    So playful at the beginning.

  7. bob dylan Says:

    PSHS, you wanna go if theres a ticket for you?

    is the BB struggling for tix?

  8. MrCompletely Says:

    def louis ck has been the top dog in the standup world for maybe almost 5 years now – season one of his show was good, season 2 is next level shit, beyond funny, edging into legit work of genius territory

  9. MrCompletely Says:

    later y’all

    headin home for teh footballs

  10. albert walker Says:

    Did you hear repatriation of offshore loot in that speech MIA?

  11. bob dylan Says:

    need to find those online for this weekend. also need to get to carolines so i can see him live.

  12. bob dylan Says:

    later C

  13. P.S.H.S. Says:

    i would love to go

  14. albert walker Says:

    Kidding of course

    Thank you phish
    Thank you jah
    Thank you Bear

    Laterz kids

  15. bob dylan Says:

    i just hit 05 on my tv cause i knew it was local. didn’t realize i was on fox. been listening for 10 mins now. whoops, wrong channel for post obama news.

  16. Cable Hogue Says:

    Louie has knocked Curb off its mantle as the funniest show on TV….it’s been kinda a weak season for Curb, and a really great one for Louie.

  17. P.S.H.S. Says:

    i just assumed all tickets were gone, to the horrible world of lucky custies, trusties, and noobs

  18. bob dylan Says:

    nah, they are around, just texting people now to confirm.

    curb had an awesome one this season but I’m spacing it now.

  19. P.S.H.S. Says:

    if anyone has an extra, i’ll pay cash, drive, walk your dog ect. ect. ect…
    hit me up ryanbairdo@yahoo.com
    p.s. i haven’t seen a show since 10-26-10

  20. bob dylan Says:

    no BB’er left behind is one of the rules around here ya know. just put the word out.

  21. Mike in Austin Says:

    Palestine Chicken?

  22. Mike in Austin Says:

    Obama needs to channel Samuel Jackson a little more.

    “I’m mushroom cloud laying muthafucker, muthafucker. I’m superfly TNT. I’m the guns of the Navarone.”

  23. albert walker Says:

    Palestinian chicken

  24. joe Says:

    palestinian chicken was pretty funny.

  25. albert walker Says:

    Ha we agree again

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