The mail order, ahem, excuse me, ticket lottery window has closed for scoring admission to see Phish play December 28 - 31 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Good luck to everyone who put in for tickets. Tickets for the New Years run go on sale through Ticketbastard this Saturday morning at 10am EDT, or 7am PDT.
Good luck to all!
I've never, ever, not once, received tickets through their online ticketing system, but here's hoping they come through for me this time. This is, after all, a New Years run in Miami, about an hour south of my hometown of West Palm Beach, and just across the bridge from the Cameo Theatre, where I saw Phish for the first time (<--video link to David Bowie with the Theme from Jeopardy) in 1993.
Also, FYI, there is a quaint, outdoor venue across the street from the American Airlines Arena called Bayfront Park, where I saw Phish play later in August 1993 to a half-full, at best, amphitheater. (I clearly remember that night somebody wheeling a hand cart into the backstage area that was stacked with six cases of Bush beer in a can -- apparently that was Trey's favorite beer -- and then the band walking out and ripping our faces off with a Runaway Jim for the ages!)
If you go to the New Years run make sure to check out Bayfront Park. It's a trip to look at this tiny venue across the street from one of the massive arenas they play in today.
FALL TOUR 2009
Phish's 2009 Fall Tour kicks off this Wednesday night in Detroit. Hard to believe the 2009 Fall Tour is already upon us. What a year this has been!
Stay tuned to The Wagger for real-time setlist updates, photos from each show, links to download crispy copies of audience recordings, and hopefully a link to a live feed or two. And please, e-mail me your photos from tour to phishwagger at G mail dot com and I will post them here for everyone to see.
See you on the road this fall!
VIDEO FROM INDIO & THE BURBLE ON FACEBOOK
If you're interested in checking out video from the Halloween run, head on over to YouTube and type "Phish Indio" into the search box (or simply click on the preceding link) and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Also, The Burble now has its own Facebook page! Check it out.
LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB
Backwards Down the Number Line (Jambands.com) This post includes an article Trey wrote for his high school newspaper titled "Space Antelope: Biological Mutiny," and with it are some photos of Trey from back in the day. It's a trip.
Getting to Know Phish (Detroit Free Press)
Phish Heads Unite (Detroit Free Press)
The Phish Essay (Title to Come Blog)
Phish Fall Tour Preview (Welcome to Now Blog)
Phish's Mike Gordon Jams with Umphree's McGee (Spinner.com)
Phish Reunion Tour Hits Syracuse (The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com)
Phish Memories: Your First Show (The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com)
Sharon Jones: The Dap Kings, Phish and Other Daptone Gold (Jambands.com)
Phish Set Lists: 1994 was a Pretty Good Year (The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com)
Phish's 5th Member, Let's Get to Know Chris Kuroda (PhishAndTheDead Blog)
5 Rockers Who Beat Drugs (Newser.com)