3.08.2009

ode de phish

"ode de phish"
acrylic on wood

With all the hoopla around Phish's reunion shows this weekend and the fact that we are not there I needed to channel my desire to be there with a painting inspired by my favorite band.

It’s been 5 years since Phish's breakup. That was in 2004, when the jam band played one last summer tour. They returned Friday for a reunion long awaited by me, Bert, our phriends and many other loyal phans. Now, with three shows this weekend at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia and a summer tour; I could not be happier (well being able to actually see one of the shows would make me happier)! I love going to a show, seeing my friends and cutting loose with Phish's exploratory free-form music. So far the closest the shows are to our home is Wisconsin - a 25 hour drive. Rumor has it they will be out west after June but, they have yet to announce that. I sure hope they get closer to us and we can score tickets for a show before the end of the year!

my phish stats

5 songs I've seen the most:
  • Chalk Dust Torture
  • Character Zero
  • David Bowie
  • Reba
  • Simple
Commonly played songs I've never seen:
  • The Landlady
  • The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony
  • Buried Alive
  • Fire
  • Glide
  • My Friend My Friend
  • Big Ball Jam
  • Take the A-Train
  • Mound
  • Alumni Blues
Shows I've seen:
  1. * 6/23/95 Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ
  2. * 6/28/95 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY
  3. * 6/29/95 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY
  4. * 12/30/95 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  5. * 12/31/95 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  6. * 8/16/96 The Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY
  7. * 8/17/96 The Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY
  8. * 10/21/96 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  9. * 10/22/96 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  10. * 12/29/96 Corestates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  11. * 12/30/96 The Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  12. * 12/31/96 The Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  13. * 8/8/97 World Music Theater, Tinley Park, IL
  14. * 8/9/97 Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI
  15. * 8/10/97 Deer Creek Amphitheater, Noblesville, IN
  16. * 8/11/97 Deer Creek Amphitheater, Noblesville, IN
  17. * 8/13/97 Star Lake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, PA
  18. * 8/16/97 The Great Went, Limestone, ME
  19. * 8/17/97 The Great Went, Limestone, ME
  20. * 11/26/97 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  21. * 4/2/98 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  22. * 4/3/98 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  23. * 10/30/98 The Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
  24. * 10/31/98 The Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
  25. * 12/28/98 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  26. * 12/29/98 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  27. * 12/30/98 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  28. * 12/31/98 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  29. * 9/18/99 Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
  30. * 9/19/99 Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA
  31. * 12/30/99 Big Cypress Campground, Big Cypress, FL
  32. * 12/31/99 Big Cypress Campground, Big Cypress, FL
  33. * 9/29/00 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
  34. * 9/30/00 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
  35. * 10/1/00 Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
  36. * 2/15/03 Thomas and Mack Center - Las Vegas, NV
  37. * 2/16/03 Thomas and Mack Center - Las Vegas, NV
  38. * 7/7/03 The Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
  39. * 7/8/03 Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
  40. * 7/9/03 Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA
  41. * 7/10/03 Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA
  42. * 7/12/03 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
  43. * 7/13/03 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
  44. * 8/2/03 IT, Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME
  45. * 8/3/03 IT, Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME
  46. * 8/9/04 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Shows by year:
  • 1995- 5
  • 1996- 7
  • 1997- 8
  • 1998- 8
  • 1999- 4
  • 2000- 3
  • 2001- 0
  • 2002- 0
  • 2003- 10
  • 2004- 1
Shows by State:
  • NY - 14 (30%)
  • NV - 6 (13%)
  • CA - 5 (11%)
  • ME - 4 (9%)
  • IN - 2 (4%)
  • WA - 2 (4%)
  • AZ - 2 (4%)
  • MA - 2 (4%)
  • PA - 2 (4%)
  • FL - 2 (4%)
  • WI - 1 (2%)
  • NJ - 1 (2%)
  • CT - 1 (2%)
  • VA - 1 (2%)
  • IL - 1 (2%)
A dream it's true
But I'd see it through
If I could be
Wasting my time with you

2 comments:

Softflexgirl said...

Wow - I love the new painting. It is crazy to see all of the Phish detail broken down. I know that you've been to a lot of shows, but that is A LOT of shows. I'm sure you guys will get to enjoy them again soon. :)

Creative Stash said...

Thanks! I really love it too. It's in my kitchen and goes so well with the wall colors. I hope we get to some this summer - fingers crossed for the shows at red rocks in CO at the end of July!