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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Phish: Save The Date!



Great Scott was delighted to learn last night that Phish is once again planning a three-day festival this fall centered around Halloween.

Halloween has always been a magical time in the world of Phish. Four times the band has donned "musical costumes," taking their second set on Halloween, and covering an entire album track by track. And really, if you count the '98 show from Utah where they covered Dark Side of the Moon (just 2 days AFTER they covered an entire album for halloween), they've done it 5 times:

10.31.94 - Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY (covered: The Beatles- White Album)
10.31.95 - Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL (covered The Who- Quadrophenia, with Giant Country Horns)
10.31.96 - The Omni, Atlanta, GA (covered: The Talking Heads- Remain in Light)
10.31.98 - Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, IL (covered: The Velvet Underground- Loaded)
11.02.98 - E Centre, West Valley City, UT (covered: Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon)

Thoughts on this year? I can't say it any better than Justin at Live Music Blog, so I won't. Suffice it to say, I could not be happier that it may be happening in Indio, CA, also the home of the now-nationally-popular music festival "Coachella," and about 2000 miles closer than Loring Air Force Base or Coventry ever was! I might actually make it!

What could they do this year? I know it would be cliche, but I'd love to see them cover a Dead record. Terrapin Station maybe, or Shakedown Street. Something funky. Maybe even The Rolling Stones' Stick Fingers. We shall see though! In the meantime, as soon as any ticket info is released, we'll have it for you, right here on Great Scott.

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