Saturday 07/15/2023 by phishnet


STTF #78: Summer Tour 2023 is now available for immediate download! Free or by donation! You can also ORDER A PAPER COPY OR SEVERAL BY MAIL by sending $ via PayPal to [email protected]. $5 for the first copy, $2 for each additional copy in the same envelope; don't forget to put your mailing address in notes! Of course, STTF is always free on lot... but you have to find us! We don't set up on Shakedown... all our vendors are roving... good luck!)

This issue is full of good stuff for you! It includes information about this year's Summer Tour 2023 - where to eat, things to do, and things you need to know about each area and venue. You can read reviews of Spring Tour 2023 in this one, too.

Further, we offer articles on a variety of interesting topics that we know you'll just love and so much more! And, this issue also includes our regular features like recipes, My First Show, My Favorite Jam Ever, 20 Years Later, Phish Changed My Life, Everybody Loves Statistics, Vendor Profile, horoscopes, Read the Book book reviews, Celebrations, fan fiction, a puzzle, and other things we think you'll enjoy.

Please check out this issue and tell your friends, and have a great time on Summer Tour 2023, everyone!


Saturday 07/15/2023 by phishnet


[Thank you to user LizardwithaZ, for recapping last night's show. -Ed.]

Some people have all the luck.

In my case, attending a Phish show in Alpharetta, which just happens to be my 13th show, might have given me pause. After all, 13 is not exactly known for being a lucky number. The number 13 for me, however, has always been just fine, and in many cases, the opposite of unlucky.

I was hoping that this would prove true for this weekend’s shows as well. After all, this is the spot where I ended my extended Phish drought (from 6/24/2000 until 8/3/2018) and where the band blew my mind all over again two years ago. This venue has gained the reputation of being a “can’t miss” stop, earning that reputation especially with the last 2 runs in 2018 and 2021. Is it “MSG South?” I might not go that far, but only because Alpharetta is its own thing entirely.

So that brings us to last night, and the first 3-night run of Summer 2023. Looking at the weather, 91 degrees seemed like it would be manageable, but as is often the case in the South, the real story is the humidity. As the venue slowly filled in leading up to start time, we found ourselves dripping in sweat, with nary a breeze in sight. If luck were on our side, the band would give us a scorcher of a show to thank us for putting up with the heat.

© 2023 PHISH (Rene Huemer)
© 2023 PHISH (Rene Huemer)


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