Ticket-Finding Funk

12.31.09 (W.Rogell)

As everyone prepares to spend a good portion of their Friday fishing for tickets online, I thought I’d assemble a playlist of dripping funk grooves to accompany the effort. The orange song titles double as download links. Enjoy the music and best of luck with tickets this weekend!


Mike’s Song” 12.2.97 II

These thick grooves stoked a second set of pure fire.



Twist” 7.5.97 II

This little-known version from across the pond features extensive jamming on Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is in the Heart;” quite a danceable version needless to say.



Wolfman’s Brother” Nagoya, JP 6.13.00 II

This swanky second-set version stems from Club Quattro, Japan 2000’s smallest show. Capacity about 600.



Tweezer” 8.17.97 I

A afternoon welcome to the second-day of The Great Went. This jam highlighted the afternoon set with liquid summer funk, while teasing “Cities” and “Simple,” highlights from the night before.



You Enjoy Myself” 11.28.97 I

This version is nothing short of classic. Phish launched from “Curtain” into this “Crosseyed”-laced “YEM” to lead off Worcester’s ’97 three-night stand.

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1,284 Responses to “Ticket-Finding Funk”

  1. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    And then 1pm again with two days of Atlanta. Wonder why no multiple day pass options this time (other than T-ride)?

  2. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    yea ive been wondering why theres no 2-day pass options for other shows considering the large number of 2day stops theyre making this tour.

    definitely secure the first deer creek, that way you’ll at least be able to go and probably score a 2nd night tcket right from the lot in the first night.

    then again walnut creek is a pretty legendary phish venue, so im not sure which icket is more valuable…

  3. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I’ve already got tickets for all three shows (Raleigh, DC) – just trying to upgrade. But will be fighting for Atlanta.

  4. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    i’ like to hit up atlanta as well. dont have the money right now to go for onsales but might look into it as i get closer… july 4th with phish cant go wrong

  5. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    gonna try and get some sleep.


  6. VTsnowboarder802 Says:

    so yesterday y’all were saying that spac balcony was great. I finally took a look at the seating chart, and i’m in the back row of the balcony.

    so my question is, is it still great from the back?

  7. TheLG Says:

    ive sat in the balcony several times, never regretted it once. if you can handle the fact that the balcony shakes the entire show, youll have a great time.

  8. Tba Says:

    My first Dead show was from SPAC 85′. when some freak was hanging off the balcony. So Bobby and Phil are ragging him, and phil goes there’s 50,000 people waiting for you to stop hanging off the balcony. They then go onto playing Stagger Lee. So fast forward a summer and we are listening to a tape of the show, and one of my friends being a bit out there as it was a wonderful summer day on LDS, he mistakenly thought in Stagger Lee Jerry was singing Get Off The Balcony for the chorus :<)

    Guess You had to be there. The balcony has always seemed cool there, but I have never sat there, but it beats the lawn.

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