Daily Archive

April 1, 2011

Contests: Win a Pair of Camden Pavilion Tickets [Hidden Track]

Watkins Glen: WGI Lands Phish [The Corning Leader]

“When you’re duplicating a plan you already do for almost 100,000 people for NASCAR, 60,00 is just another walk in the park for us,” Printup said.

Printup said he had been working tirelessly on the deal with Phish’s promoter, Coran Capshaw, since 2009. He called it “the cherry that we wanted on top of our sundae.”

Printup said he’d been interesting in hosting music since he was hired as WGI president several years ago.

Phish: 02/01/1990 Walk Away, Oh Kee Pa > Suzy [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]


Interviews: Watkins Glen International President Talks Super Ball IX [Bands That Jam]

JG – First of all, congrats on the announcement Mike. Can you briefly explain the process and how this whole thing came to fruition?

MP – The whole thing wouldn’t have been possible without (Watkins Glen International Senior Marketing Director) Brett Powell. He rocked the world. It was his idea. When I got here in ‘09 Brett was trying to put together some shows and we ran across some obstacles.  I had come across some of the same obstacles at Michigan (Speedway) so when Brett and I met here at The Glen, it was a great marriage because it was super important that we get the relationship down first and then find the band. We got real lucky with Coran Capshaw and his group. Coran picked up the Phish side of it and it couldn’t really be a happier day here in 2011.

Editorials: Where Have All The Jam Fans Gone? [BeLOW Me]

I was told today by this guy that Phish has less than half a million Facebook “fans.” Really? And 1/5 of them were at Big Cypress? I didn’t believe him so I checked. It’s true, the number is: 421,058. That’s not a lot relative to their fame. To give you an idea of where they stand, Jack Johnson has like 3.4 million. Yep. Jack Johnson. Ironically, Phish was the first band to really capitalize on the internet, and take the music sharing experience to another level. Then again, tripod was gonna be myspace, and myspace was once gonna be facebook, soooo…who has a sick idea?!?!? facespace? No, I checked, it’s taken…

Debates: August ’93 vs. November 1994 [Online Phish Tour]

Following a recent twitter conversation about Phish’s peak era – which I’d link to if twitter’s search functionality were, um, existent – Poster Nutbag and I got to talking about which month represented the band’s creative apex. We both agreed that it’s silly to talk about a single peak of their career because, like a camel or many a Fall ’94 Hood, they’ve got multiple peaks. But for the purposes of this Tangle, we each chose to write about a month that stands among the greats.

Watkins Glen: Local NBC Affiliate Covers Super Ball IX Announcement [WETM]

Watkins Glen: Local ABC/CBS Affiliate Covers Super Ball IX Announcement [WENY]

Satire: Watkins To End Summer Touring [Online Phish Tour]

Satire: Page McConnell Retires From Active Sandwich Duty [Phunion]

Satire: Phish Announces Super Ball IX To Be Co-Headlined by DMB [First Set]

Satire: Vivid Entertainment Sues Phish Over SBIX [Jambands.com]

Downloads: Summer Rage Sauce – Va Beach ’98 [OPT]