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:

    It is possible.

  2. ThePigSong Says:

    Reading Macworld this morning (found it) our own Phish got a small shout out for their interweb distribution of lossless music.

    Also, I’ve been googling for an hour and still can’t figure out if I’m going to be able to connect my external to my Uverse AT&T modem for access throughout the network.

  3. ThePigSong Says:

    and when I say googling for an hour, I mean I’ve been watching THE WORLD CHAMPION GREENBAY PACKERS on tv.

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    Packers making me money right now.

    TPS do you use a wireless router? I use an airport extreme and love it. You can connect a hd to that via USB.

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    i love that one ultra-tiny pause towards the beginning of the tweeze jam where you expect Trey to play the next chord of a progression but he sticks with that one very cool, pensive (minor?) sounding chord he has been playing…and then goes onto new ones…not sure if that makes sense, guess i could get a minute mark, but it is sick as hell and very un-Trey’y…

  6. joemeg Says:

    Trey really ended the whole “stream screws with their playing” worry in Colorado

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^I’d say. I think a lot of factors went into making Colorado the bomb…

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    Sounds like a good reason for me to spin this again.

  9. Mike in Austin Says:

    Watching the video, and Fish is playing it almost angrily. Punching the cymbals with authority.

  10. joemeg Says:

    Yeah, you kind of knew it was going to be awesome, you know. Maybe because of UIC, or because I thought it was going to be the last time they where going to play for a little while.

    And then the whole S show, which whether they know it or not S was for Scottie. I mean what an unbelievable run. Easily the best since they been back

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    well Mike, I ordered new internet from AT&T yesterday so the modem/router isn’t here yet. If I’m not able to connect the hard drive to the new set up I may just have to go with the extreme.

    Picked the wife up a new MBA for our anny (today), and I know she’s going to want to be pulling movies and music off the hard drive all the time now.

  12. joemeg Says:

    I love watching Phish. You can tell he’s feeling it. I always think it is so obvious how energized the rest of the band gets when Trey has the magic

  13. Mike in Austin Says:

    God I love Treys patience.

  14. Mike in Austin Says:

    Happy anniversary!

  15. joemeg Says:

    the end of that Tweezer is beautiful. I wish it went on forever

  16. joemeg Says:

    Happy anniversary!

  17. Mike in Austin Says:

    Extreme allows easy port forwarding and building a homesharing/AirTunes type network. Which I love having.

    I can play this Tweezer simultaneously on 5 stereos on the house.

  18. Mike in Austin Says:

    Trey and Page kiss it on the forehead and put it to bed.

  19. Mr.Miner Says:

    anyone have links to night one or night 3 webcasts rips?

  20. ThePigSong Says:

    ^Thanks!

    I’ve been putting off seriously listening to all of these Dicks Jams waiting on replacement headphones. Still waiting after two weeks. Tomorrow afternoon I’m just going to have to crank it over my shitty home system.

    watch out for multiple consecutive posts during the day tomorrow stating the obvious.

    Buenos Noches kids

  21. Mike in Austin Says:

    This Tweezer sets a high bar. Like the Holy Ghost.

  22. joemeg Says:

    I saw these on the green board don’t know anything about the quality:

    9/3/11

    1
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TVLYCBHB
    2
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=K2GVKZMV

    9/4/11

    1
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZSTZHR9H
    2 Incomplete
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4Z6O04P

  23. Random Poster...Nutbag Says:

    Said to my wife today “I need to see more Dick’s”. Kinda missed that “Phish shows at” part. Not sure what she thought of that but I digress…

    Started my full re-listen mode tonight (choice cuts aside). I remember thinking at the S show that we were in for a great weekend during Slave when Trey hits that minute sustain. Loved it all. Can’t wait to get onto D2 and D3.

  24. joemeg Says:

    at least she didn’t say it to you

  25. voopa Says:

    Pig, get your own router. I’m on Comcast, but a new router has made all the difference for me.

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