Looking Into June

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

After an extensive run down the eastern seaboard, hitting up all the classic sheds, Phish will wind up the first leg of summer with their return to Atlanta. Visiting Encore Park in Alpharetta, for the first time, fans will find this venue setup perfectly for a tour-ending party. With an over-sized GA orchestra “pit,” there will actually be the ever-elusive dance floor right in front of the band! Seats don’t even come into play until the “100” section of the venue, behind the first moat of the pavilion. Only one of strip of seats will line the inner pavilion before an undersized lawn rounds out a rather intimate 12,00o person amphitheatre, 7,000 less than Phish’s usual stop in Lakewood.

Alpharetta Seating Chart

This medium-sized landing point for summer’s first leg seems to be an alteration of the classic cookie-cutter shed. While still bearing the Verizon Wireless brand, Atlanta’s design team had some foresight, putting removable chairs in the lower pavilion, creating the potential of a huge GA orchestra section, something that should be a staple at every venue built going forward. With open space to throw down, and a fully-oiled Phish, sixteen shows into tour, Atlanta has the makings of a tour ending gala.

The July 4th weekend is part of five two-night stands during leg one, as only six shows will float alone. Catering to less travel for everyone, Atlanta provides a final destination weekend for fans from all over the country. Coupled with SPAC, Alpharetta comprises the north-south highlights of the first leg, and, arguably, the four most-anticipated shows of June. But there are a few others.

nTelos Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA

What started as a down-low highlight has blown up into one of the most anticipated shows of tour at nTelos Pavilion in Portsmouth, Virginia. With a tiny capacity of 6,500, and a first come, first-serve GA policy, one can be sure people will be lining up long before doors open for this gig. With rail spots at stake, there will be a mad dash to the front where people will sit for hours before showtime. With everyone able to go anywhere, dance space could materialize nicely at the smallest show of June. Located on the water in Southeastern Virginia, only a stones throw from Hampton, Portsmouth is one of only two sold-out shows of the first leg, the other being Great Woods, and looks to be a special Tuesday night.

Camden '09 Poster

Two weeks later, Phish will make their return to Canandaigua, New York for the first time since the infamous “Theme >Tweezer > Reprise” set during Summer ’95. An out of the way stop on a Tuesday night spells a recipe for free tickets, but, simailarly, CMAC looks like the quintessential show that many will skip in favor of continuing south from Merriweather to Raleigh. The combination of rural New York, a Tuesday night, and many heads moving south, creates a forecast for a standout show.

While the venue nor locale are anything special, everyone knows Camden will blow up – it always does. One of the other shows that looks like a gem-in-waiting is the band’s return to Walnut Creek in Raleigh, the site of so many momentous Phish shows datingĀ  back to ’94. Coming in the last four-pack of tour, the band will be firing when they return to the familiar environs, and this could materialize as an indelible tour highlight. We can sit here and predict all night, however, sometimes that’s all there is to do when there’s only 58 days left before tour.

Tick, tock…tick, tock…tick, tock…


Jam of the Day:

Stash > I Didn’t Know” 6.15.95 I

A dip into darkness during the first set of Lakewood.




4.13.92 After The Gold Rush, Tempe,AZ SBD < Torrent

4.12.92 After The Gold Rush, Tempe, AZ SBD < Megaupload

Tempe, AZ

I: Golgi Apparatus, Uncle Pen, Stash, The Lizards, The Landlady, NICU, Fee, All Things Reconsidered, Foam, Take the ‘A’ Train, David Bowie

II: Llama, Fluffhead, Sparkle, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Magilla, Ya Mar, The Squirming Coil, Cold as Ice > Love You > Cold as Ice, Possum

E: Memories, Fire

Source: SBD


868 Responses to “Looking Into June”

  1. posternutbag Says:

    Then maybe they could just push on to Austin from NOLA while we’re satisfying people’s wishes…

  2. ChefBradford Says:

    poster, exactly.

    Phish is playing Austin January 1-31, 2011

    you heard it here first

  3. BTB Says:

    Like I said, we end up in Albuquerque covered in dust and PH is playing the halftime show of the BCS championship in AZ

  4. flarrdogg Says:


    hell yes.

  5. posternutbag Says:

    and then santa fe – you know it is only twenty miles away, or so they say

  6. BTB Says:

    Flarr – weird, I was watching that just as you posted it.

    Viruses and Turtle from Entourage got me laughing

  7. flarrdogg Says:

    Ass Dan. RIP 1988-2009.

  8. SOAM Says:

    You never know what those North Koreans couild be up to…..

  9. bhizzle Says:

    by far thee best snl



  10. lastwaltzer Says:

    damn king sunny ade show i’ve been waiting for just got canceled, two members died over the weekend in a car crash.

  11. bhizzle Says:

    i may have to change my handle to pete Twinkle or Greg Stink.

  12. EL Duderino Says:

    @ flarrdog


    Phil Lesh & Friends
    Denver Fillmore

    Master DSBD -> Mac Hard disc -> Peak -> CDR

    3rd Official SBD release courtesy of thephilzone.com

    Retracked using CDWAV to comply with redbook audio standard
    sector boundry issues.

    Disk 1

    1. Jam
    2. Here Comes Sunshine
    3. The Wheel
    4. Dire Wolf
    5. Cumberland Blues
    6. Sugaree

    Disk 2

    1. Jam
    2. New Potato Caboose
    3. Passenger
    4. Box of Rain
    5. Bertha
    6. She Said She Said
    7. Dark Star V1

    Disk 3

    1. Cryptical Envelopment
    2. The Other One
    3. The Eleven
    4. Dark Star V2
    5. Lovelight
    6. Cosmic Charlie

    Noted Flaws:

    d1t01 – dropout @ 0:54

  13. Luther Justice Says:

    Facts of Life – Season 3? Hells yea!

  14. Chuck D Says:


  15. butter Says:

    Hawaii would be sweet, lol @ Marshall looking for vacations to sell the lady on that involve Phish

    honey, we are going on a second honey moon

    SOAM you are right the venue would be small

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Dude- that show looks like something out of 1970. Whats Phil’s lineup for that one?

  17. marcoesq Says:

    Just checking in, 1 interview down, 2 more to go tomorrow!

    First off, if Phish plays Walfredo anywhere, it’s gonna be at Merriweather!

    :::Sunday 06/27/10 Merriweather Post Pavilion:::

    I: Walfredo, Fluffhead>Maze, Ocelot, Mound, Albuquerque, Reba, Mountains in the Mist>Tweezer, Cavern

    II: OhKeePah>YEM>2001>Ghost, Mango>Brother>Hood>Tweeprise

    E: Mexican Cousin>Friday!!!!!!

  18. Luther Justice Says:

    @Mr. P
    That line-up was the Q (Warren & Jimmy)

  19. fee4zy Says:

    NYE in NY is a bitch, but well worth it if you brave the crowds. The dept stores all have amazing window displays. Rockafella Center is amazing. Dining before a show will be easy since you can catch early bird specials that start at 5 or 5:30 and get out of there before the real crowds show up. Hotel is the most costly. My family live out in NJ and I will probably be there. I would guess that getting tickets will be the most difficult part. Living in northern Jersey, I used to camp out for tix all the time, but those times are long gone and scalpers do rule that city. I love visiting NY and the cold doesn’t bother me, but it is a shitfight in that city during the holidays.

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    W. Haynes

    J. Herring

    R. Barraco

    J. Molo

    P. Lesh

    This is probably the best of the Oct. ’00 run. My favorite for sure!

  21. marcoesq Says:

    Has NYE been announced in NYC or something or is this just ramblings?

  22. garretc Says:

    For some reason I am physically unable to remember what Roggae is called everytime it comes on… I hear it start, think about the opening lines that are coming up and then think: “wait, what the hell is this song called?”

    Very strange!

  23. voopa Says:

    My wife is visiting NYC next week (playing Carnegie Hall no less!)…might have to drag her out there again for NYE!

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    fee4zy- where in N.Jersey did you used to live? i’m in Ramsey.

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Everyone

    If you do not have this yet, you’d be a fool not to get it.
    Digi-Board and great set list.
    By this time the PLQ have their sea legs.
    Very strong.

    Lossless only fellas

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