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  1. teenagewasteland

    Huge General Phish Thread

    I think there's truth to all of this. Mexico is prohibitively expensive for most fans (and more power to those who can swing it). And after thousands of people invested so much time and money into Curveball only to get burned by the cancelation may still be licking their wounds. Most people are probably very hesitant to throw down another several thousand dollars into a Phish getaway. Plus, NYE looms. Another four-show run that requires a lot of travel for people, lodging, and all the other usual expenses. If you're not from the northeast, then YEMSG probably takes up to $1000 for four shows plus whatever vacation/travel time. \\ On top of that, the previous Mexico shows haven't been stellar in terms of musical quality. When it comes to talking about the sets or certain performances, Rivera Maya doesn't jump to the head of the conversation with anyone I talk to. What I gather from people who have gone (and I haven't, so I'm on the outside looking in), people talk about the experience. The love of waking up at a sunny resort, having cocktails and frozen drinks during the day, lounging by the pool, and seeing Phish at night while dancing on the beach with friends in a small crowd. It sounds truly lovely. It's the unique experience that's being sold. It's exclusive by nature. The fact that it's not popular this year is a confluence of bad luck and bad timing. Still, I would go in a heartbeat if I could swing it. See you guys at New Year's.
  2. teenagewasteland

    Huge General Phish Thread

    Yeah, that's a good way to look at it. If I could get past my financial neurosis, I'd probably be right there with you.
  3. teenagewasteland

    Huge General Phish Thread

    For some reason, Mexico doesn't appeal to me as much as it should. On the surface this seems right up my alley--destination weekend for Phish? Hell, in 2009 I flew to Denver for a 4-night Red Rocks show and spent a week in the area otherwise. In 2010, I went to SF for the Berkeley shows just because I hadn't been to the area before. But this doesn't have the same appeal to me. The cost is probably the main reason. I mean, what is it, $3500 for two people? I mean...I love Phish as much as anybody and have no qualms about traveling great distances and spending lots of money to see them. But I can only imagine what that vacation budget could buy otherwise. I'm sure the experience is fantastic and getting away from NY in February to an exotic resort seems awesome, but the shows the last two times haven't been anything spectacular and knowing myself, I'd feel like a real jackass if I spent my yearly vacation budget (and then some) and found myself staring at the stage during a botched second-set "Yarmouth Road." I'll take that as a given during the NYE run, but this would be a much bigger undertaking. I dunno, I don't want to seem like I'm shitting on anyone else's parade. Bougie? Eh, it's an option for those who have the means to do it, and that's amazing. But there are plenty of other spots I'd choose to see Phish if I could that are more accessible, more interesting to me, and more affordable.
  4. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    Anyone else buy a wristband but not yet receive an email from FTE regarding a refund? I see people posting all over the place about partial refunds and emails that their refund process has started. I haven't hear anything yet.
  5. teenagewasteland

    Phish Rumor Thread

    The Island Tour was kind of a proto-pop up tour. It was pretty slim even for 1998. The shows were announced a month in advance on the band's website and there was no advertising bought anywhere. I wish they would do more stuff like that.
  6. teenagewasteland

    Phish Rumor Thread

    So this thing has been circulating the webz today: Apparently Trey is still really broken up over Curveball and wants to "do something" about it, almost in the vein of the Island Tour--spontaneous and hit-and-run. Some issues as I see them: While the Northeast doesn't have a true "Hurricane Season," September>November has been home to some pretty nasty storms in recent years. This would probably not be a good idea, considering rain and flooding effectively canceled Curveball. I doubt that NJ would issue permits so quickly for an outdoor concert this size for anyone except Springsteen. I guess this is true for all rumors, but there doesn't seem to be any source of info for this. Someone posted it somewhere and it caught fire, maybe out of wishful thinking? I was wrong on the BD, but I don't think this is happening. edit: I also find it hard to believe that they would announce shows before everyone receives their curveball refund.
  7. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    Brace yourselves. Entitled Phish fan bitching is coming. I mean, I don't know what else the band could do to try and satisfy all fans. I think a lot of fans are having real issues directing their anger and frustration, because nothing and no one but Mother Nature is to blame. I can't judge anyone because so many people traveled so far, used vacation days, and spent so much on logistics that they will never recoup. But that's all gone and for nothing. I think this is the best they can do to try and offer consolation to fans who bought wristbands for the festival because there's no way they can reach everybody. Everyone is right to feel the way they feel but I have a feeling there's a wave of bitching on the way.
  8. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    Thread:
  9. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    No I meant next summer. I should have been more specific.
  10. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    From a random FB post. That Lime Rock place would be awesome for me, as it’s only 2.5 hours away. My guess is that they’ll try to have another fest ASAP. What do you all think?
  11. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    Details of “what if...” starting to leak out:
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    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

  13. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    You win this round, @Space Cat. You win thissss rounddddd.
  14. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    Looking forward to the NYE announcement.
  15. teenagewasteland

    Curveball Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

    AND THEN PLAY IN KENTUCKY!
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