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FaceOnMars
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Re: phish benefit gig?

#55680 2 years, 11 months ago
Phish: A Benefit For Vermont Flood Recovery

Phish will play a special show at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT next Wednesday, September 14th. The concert will benefit Vermont flood recovery efforts. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Vermont experienced its worst flooding in a century, which devastated communities throughout the state.

"It's been heartbreaking to see all the loss and destruction that came from the storm," said Phish keyboardist Page McConnell. "Vermont is very much a part of who we are as a band. We're really looking forward to playing this show and we hope the money raised will make a difference in the recovery and rebuilding effort."

General admission tickets will be $75. In addition, a special "Friend of WaterWheel" package will be available for $250. It will include preferred parking, a reserved box seat, a limited edition poster and access to a Vermont craft beer tent. A very limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets' online ticketing system at phish.portals.musictoday.com.

The ticket request period is currently underway and will end on Wednesday, September 7, at noon ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 AM ET. In order to ensure that a large allotment of tickets is available to local residents, the public onsale will be in-person and cash only. The box office location will be announced this Friday at Phish.com, by email update and on local radio stations. There will be a limit of two tickets per person whether individuals are purchasing in person or during the online ticket request period.

Proceeds from the concert and merchandise sales will be directed to The WaterWheel Foundation and The Vermont Community Foundation to aid in the recovery of the Green Mountain State.

The WaterWheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band's various charitable activities. Fans can donate to The WaterWheel Foundation by clicking here. You should specify that they would like their contribution to go to Vermont flood recovery efforts. The Vermont Community Foundation was founded in 1986 and is Vermont's largest homegrown philanthropic foundation, managing a collection of over 600 charitable funds that invest more than $18 million annually in Vermont through grants, loans and other investments. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Foundation worked with donors and other partners to facilitate donations for relief and recovery efforts, including the establishment of a fund to benefit Vermont farmers affected by the storm. Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.

The show will be the band's first in Vermont since 2004. Doors will open at 5:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7:00 PM. For more information, please visit Phish.com.
Terrapin Sedation
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Re: phish benefit gig?

#55681 2 years, 11 months ago
I've only seen them once, although I have listened regularly over the years. But I got to know and appreciate them more this summer because I spent a lot of time on the Phish Couch Tour. Which is easy through www.hoodstream.com

Their music will never touch me on the same level as the Dead, and because of their non-sensical lyrics it will never have the enduring quality. But that being said, they sure can jam. Although the purist phisheads where bitching that they don't jam anymore.

They've got the charitable thing going on and they are fun...no one puts on a festival like tbey do....also good sense of prankster humor.

Played a show with only tunes that begin in S the other night.

Also not afraid to cover an obscure tune like "Weens Roses are Free" and the other night Gillian Welch "The Way it Goes"
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