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. EL Duderino Says:

    Llama was one of the highlights of CO.2 fo’ sho’

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    http://www.straitpinkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/053.jpg

    I totally get why Ackbar likes Olivia Munn.

    I agree.

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    twist -> piper > hood combo is the absolute business…

  4. Robear Says:

    It is, miner. Half low rider tease near end of Gin. Check it.

  5. Mike in Austin Says:

    When Trey was writing that setlist, he was laughing maniacally. 😉

  6. bob dylan Says:

    Driveby from the show. Pshs has a ticket from jtran if not mentioned already

  7. Cable Hogue Says:

    Anna Faris is funny as hell. Not a comedian though.

    Louie is a great show. Season 2 finale on in 10 mins.

  8. Cable Hogue Says:

    No BBer left behind, eh?

  9. Cable Hogue Says:

    Any shipping info sent out yet?

  10. sumodie Says:

    Dick’s Tweezer -wow! Truly didn’t recall just how sophisticated that jam is. More like my memory fused it with DWD as it’s not a very tweezery jam. All I know is I danced my freakin ass off during that Tweezer -more like I lived it rather than listened to it. Thank god for lossless sbds….

    still can’t believe how amazing those last 3 shows were/are -even little things like the Suzy sandwiched in between the 7 Below and Scents are excellent

    every first set has got extra juice & jam taboot -I could keep prattling on but will stop, lol

  11. Mr.Miner Says:

    anyone still need a ticket on here?

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    the best jams are the ones you forget 😉

  13. Mike in Austin Says:

    Living the Tweezer is where you are supposed to be at the show.

    Nice writeup.

  14. Jtran Says:

    http://tinyurl.com/3wbvtyw

    Just updated the spreadsheet with some more info

  15. Jtran Says:

    @miner

    were you all set with floors?

  16. stapes Says:

    Do the TicketHorse codes work for dl’s?

    If so I’ve got an extra for Saturday night if anyone needs it

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    i am Jtran. these tickets are freakin’ easy after all that fuss…i should have never bought that VIP package, but hey, parking, poster and a good cause…but i’ll sell the box ticket if someone wants it….

    thanks for looking out…

    As of now i have extra box 5 row 2 and extra GA field….GA field is pending….

  18. Mr.Miner Says:

    @sumo that tweezer is all that and a bag o’ chips! so so bomb on every level.

  19. voopa Says:

    “but i’ll sell the box ticket if someone wants it”

    …tempting…

  20. joemeg Says:

    Just finished watching the livephish videos, undermind and then the 2 Colorado vids. It’s crazy how good they’ve gotten. I hope they put up the Piper > Hood from night 3. Can’t wait for next week

  21. Oldskool Says:

    Kelly Oxford is a funny female comedian

  22. Mdawg Says:

    UIC biatches! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Om4sGtOSA

  23. jdub Says:

    synchronicity tonight. Been working my way through the vimeos backwards. Tweezer once again, which is most definitely a stupor enducing/emotionally explosive event. Should not be tried while driving.

    I went Tweezer>SevenSuzyScents>Undermind and am really blown away at how good this band is right now. Watching Trey and the band locked in during the Tweezer webcast was just an amazing perspective of the band peaking once again.

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Nice job Jtran. Way to go with the hookups. Wish i could go.

  25. joemeg Says:

    The tweezer just keeps getting better with each listen, if that’s even possible

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