The Venues of Leg One

6.25.10 (Graham Lucas)

Instead of posting on Phish Thoughts today, I guest wrote a column for Hidden Track about the venues Phish will play this coming June. The intro is below, and you can click over to Hidden Track to read the entire piece:


With this summer’s Phish dates just announced, the excitement in the fan community has skyrocketed, as everyone has begun to plot and scheme their own summer plans. On the heels of a triumphant year of game-changing music for this era, 2012 is filled with anticipation to see what is next for the band. Will they delve deeper into abstract jamming—a hallmark of 2011—or will they veer off that road? All that remains to be seen, but the one thing we know for sure is where the shows of the first leg will take place. Aside from Bader Field, this tour is comprised of venues that hold a significant amount of Phish lore. But let’s forget about the band for a moment, and take a look at the places where the magic will happen. Below are some tips from personal experience that might enhance your enjoyment at each stop along the way.  Read on here…



516 Responses to “The Venues of Leg One”

  1. halcyon Says:

    Port Brewing IPA, and Racer No. 5 IPA tonight. Oh yeah. Have 2 more 22’s for tomorrow. Sadly the shop was out of Pliny, and other favorites. They did say they will be getting more.

    Peace BB

    9-12-99 Ghost! Kenny Power Stylee to cap off the evening.

  2. Gavinsdad Says:

    I gotta dial up this ghost everyone is talking about.

  3. joe Says:

    My pallette is not discerning.
    I like:

    Maxwell house coffee black
    Weed that doesn’t have brand name
    Jim Beam
    Tennessee Jed
    (And countless others, I’m sure)

    I’m like a regular Kid Rock wannabee or something…

    Oh yeah, Winston cigarrettes too 🙂

  4. joe Says:

    …And night 2 of MSG new year’s run this year

  5. lumpyhead Says:

    the radio city one @ Gdad?

  6. joe Says:

    Of course, if you gave me some Sam smith, robane and a 30 minute Tweezer you wouldn’t catch me complaining

  7. garretc Says:

    Wow Joe, you sure do suck!

  8. lumpyhead Says:


  9. Gavinsdad Says:

    Nah lumpy tho I’m a serious fan of RCMH ghost….I’m talkin bout the Portland 99 ghost. Gotta find that in the am.

    And I mentioned it before but mike works on that RCMH ghost riff in the 99 Boise bag. Check em both you’ll hear the similarities

    Nite peeps

  10. lumpyhead Says:


    The Portland 99 ghost is a great morning jam.

  11. Jtran Says:

    Portland 99 Gin on the phones before bed, maybe the Ghost oo

    west coastin’

  12. garretc Says:

    Nothing soothes a migraine’d noggin quite like some Chopin nocturnes as you try to finish your economics of development reading in a darkened room!

    (Yes, I’m angling for a blurb on the cd case, I hope it’s not too desperately obvious… Haha)

    Just three more days and a bunch of work and then it’s spring break!


  13. Multibeast Says:

    Joe’s post for the win. Lolz.

  14. Calpain Says:

    Making an effort to grab a case of the n.nectar in the near future.
    (@Gd- I am sure Bells is stocked, the place by me had 2 full palates last week)

    Leo Weaver – a lil brew action indeed. i always wanted to try making tincture. yumm carmels.

    Roosterpizza- hit you back with an email, nice tips I plan to use in the future.

    Kenny powers – i spun through that ghost this morning—i really like the tempo and drive that fish brings during the jam, nice work on the cymbals. (have the gin on deck for tomorrow). always nice to hear a fresh jam, and a fine re-master!

    lotta beer talk on here recently. i dig it.

    (enough carriage returns?)

  15. Calpain Says:

    apparently a few waves of pliny the younger have been coming through philly. yesterday at Eulogy, this Friday at the sidecar, possibly Monk’s this week as well (although not certain).

  16. makisupa Says:

    @RCMH during ghost – band nails the drop, know it’s going places, so I closed my eyes and imagined the history of Manna Hatta from trees and rocks through the 400 years of settlement, timewarp watching the city get built on the inside of my eyelids

    opened my eyes to the CK5 show on the clamshell, and Phish was on another planet. Kid beside me quietly says, “it’s still ghost….”

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