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This little diddy was e-mailed to me this morning, and makes a lot of sense. I see this was posted at The Butter Room earlier this month, too.
Little attention has been paid to the cryptic flash animation and accompanying photo on the Phish ticketing website announcing the Late Summer Tour 2009.
As the animation looks from space and pans in on the globe, then North America, and then... Texas ???
It makes little sense as to what this has to do with the band's tour. However, doing a little research and utilizing Google's Earth and Maps features reveals much more.
The actual location is a small, family-owned farm in Georgetown, Texas outside of Austin. There's no doubt this is the same property. Also of note is the "09" in summer tour, plastered on the image. 09/09?
Calls to Georgetown 's Public Information Office did not verify that Phish will be throwing a festival, but do indicate that a touring band with a substantial following has indicated interest in using the location for a festival in late September, according to The Butter Room.
While it certainly is far from confirmed that Phish is playing a season-ending festival, there's no doubt that the band has always had a playful, humorous nature with their fans when it comes to revealing tour information.
Providing clues and hints while not directly providing us with answers seems very much in line with the announcement of a "summer tour" followed by... well the announcement of another "summer tour." Not to mention the all-but-confirmed Bonnaroo appearance which was also not in line with their initial tour announcement. An end of summer festival would mark the first Phish festival since the band's (then) career-ending natural disaster known as Coventry .
March 23, 2009
Posted by The Wagger at 7:30 AM