Phans going to North Charleston next week may want to check out a pre-show at the Aloft Hotel. According to the promoters:
“Aloft Hotel in North Charleston will be throwing the official pre-Phish concert party on Saturday, October 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. and we wanted to share some quick details for those interested in attending.
We would encourage you to come up early and check out music from Charleston favorites Weigh Station and DJ sets by Robert Rice. Music will kick off around 2:30 p.m. and delicious and healthy food is available for purchase from Roti Rolls, known for their locally sourced meats and veggies. If you need passes or wish to be added to our list, please email us. The cost to get in is $10 in advance, and we expect to sell out during the week of the shows. This is a small enough city and word gets around - so if you plan to attend, start making arrangements now!”
To reserve tickets, email the promoters at email@example.com .
Mystery Jam Monday will be pushed back to Tuesday. Thank you for your continued support of the Mystery Jam Series.
Bob Lefsetz’ newsletter (10/8/10) at lefsetz.com
P.S. Don’t worry so much about getting paid! Like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, focus on building a sticky platform/attraction first. The money will come after! It may not even come in ways you can foresee! Stop talking about getting paid and start building your tribe! Fans of acts will give them ALL their money. Then again, listening to a track once, enduring it on the radio, is different from becoming a fan. If you’re not in the fan business, you don’t have a career. And if you don’t have a career, you’re not gonna make any money, not for long anyway.
Live Phish just sent out an email explaining the free mp3s. Any ticket stub, be it Ticketmaster, PTBM, or the weird things Tickethorse has are eligible. You just type in the bar code number and that will unlock a download.
This leads two interesting possibilities. The first is that it’s likely a trading forum of some sort will open up. Mel and I both have 10/10/10 but we only need one download. You and your husband both have 10/29/10. Want to swap a code, one for one? I bet there will be all sorts of trading of codes. It’ll be a fun little thing to do. You could use it as a currency for informal gambling on games or a way of doing someone a favor. It’s the sort of thing that will bind the community closer together as an unintended consequence.
The flip of that though is that some people will take advantage. Yeah I’ll sell you my extra but I’ll cash in your bar code first so it’s not quite worth as much. Hopefully not too many people will play that game. If done right, all sorts of fun things could happen.
Phish has of course debuted more songs in October than any other month (130). While only 71 of those were on Halloweens as part of the band's "musical costumes", leaving 59 other October debuts, November comes in first (with 70) if Halloween is discounted. June's right behind (with 69).
Interestingly, October is the month with the most lost songs - the most songs last played during that month and not played since - and, moreover, with more songs than debuted on Halloween: 100 songs were last played in an October, 86 of those prior to the "breakup".
CNN's put together a nice set of "how-to" guides for doing on-the-street/at-the-scene interviews and reports. If you have a decent mobile video solution (iPhone, Droid, etc.), consider posting iReports from fall tour. And if you do, let us know so that we can relay them here!
All available playing seats were filled as of late yesterday afternoon! There will be 12 tables, 108 paying players, and 12 bounty players.
We’re looking forward to an exciting showdown at the final table on Halloween at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, proceeds to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.
Trey’s beloved dog Marley passed away ten years ago this month. In her memory, we share these words from the second edition of The Phish Companion, written by Brian Feller:
I am not sure when it was that I first met Marley but it had to be somewhere around late 1992 or early 1993. Once Phish upgraded their touring gear to include a full size tour bus in 1992 it enabled Trey to bring Marley along more often. After that point and for the next few years she was a regular part of the backstage scene. For as much noise and strange people that were always around, she was a calm and friendly dog, very much at home on the road with the band. She mostly kept to the hidden areas of backstage but you would sometimes see her darting around or even playing if there was enough space. In the time before Trey had children it seemed like it gave him a feeling of having some of home with him on tour. I know he loved that dog with all his heart, and I was indeed sad when I realized she was missing from backstage and would not be returning. She will forever remain as one of my fond memories of the earlier days of Phish.
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