Listen to Episode 62 [audio http://thisweekonlot.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/twol62.mp3]
This week is all about the big summer tour 2011 announcement from Phish! As always there were some shows that were predicted and a lot that weren't. One shocker was the announcement of the tour opening 3 day run in Bethel, NY on Memorial Day weekend. We have some discussion over whether or not this will be a tough ticket, let's just say we don't all agree.
With the announcement of tour comes the anxiety of the lottery and the costs and planning that are involved. Phish is always keeping us phans on our toes and this tour is no exception. This time around lawn tickets are $45 and reserved tickets are $60. If you plan on attending a lot of shows and are putting in for the lottery it can make a big difference if you hit for lawns or reserved. Personally I would recommend that you don't put in for any lottery tickets and go for reserved during on sales but that's just me. If the past few tours have taught us anything it's pretty easy to get a lawn ticket on lot for face or below, so why risk the chance of getting lawns in the lottery? Teach each their own.
We also have Johnny back from BandsThatJam.com and we talk about Watkins Glen again. As far as his sources and predictions he is sticking to his guns and saying the festival is confirmed and is still a go. It's still very feasible as it makes sense for Phish to launch the 1st leg of summer tour, get tickets sold through lottery and onsale, then announce the festival and presumably 2nd leg.
This episode ran a little long so we only had time to play 2 voicemails. We want to thank everyone who left a message! We will play the rest of the unplayed messages and any new ones next week.
Thank you again to all of our listeners, we'll see you next week on lot!