Listen to Episode 64 [audio http://thisweekonlot.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/twol64.mp3]
Happy Fat Tuesday everyone, hope you all are listening to some New Orleans style jazz today!
We're switching up the format on TWoL and going in more of a rotation format for hosts similar to what we're doing for type ii cast. This weeks episode brings a long time lot reporter and former guest Stephen aka Toonces to TWoL. Steve and Nick will remain constants while Toonces, Emilie, and Noob Laura will be guest hosts from time to time.
Not too much going in the jamband community news this week unless you're living in or near Florida. FL had two festival announcements, first the Wanee Festival has been revealed. The Wanee festival looks like a lot of rock n' roll with some funk and a dash of untz sprinkled in. It's being held April 14-16th so if you're in Florida we suggest you go and celebrate tax day weekend by blowing some money on some music!
Florida also is hosting the Langerado Festival again this year. Some of you may remember this festival from years past. It's had an up and down history with the most recent version of the festival in 2009 being canceled due to poor ticket sales. It's back again this year and we wish them the best of luck. The interesting thing about this festival is that early-bird tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 9th) for $75 but no bands have been announced yet. The festival isn't until Oct. 8-9 and regular price tickets go on sale June 1st with the price doubling to $150. TWoL recommends if you even think you are going to this festival, buy the early-bird tickets, it's a great deal.
Summing up this weeks jamband news is The Disco Biscuits "Camp Bisco Badge Program" announcement. Basically this fan fueled contest is designed as a modern-day street team using social media as the street corner and bar room poster board. Any fans that link their twitter and Facebook accounts to Camp Bisco will receive special notices about contests that can earn you points that can be used for prizes, even the possibility of VIP tickets. Well played Bisco, this is a very "hip" promotion and is using modern-day tools in a fun and interactive way.
As always we run through listener voicemails. Thank you to everyone who left us a lot report, remember we can't be everywhere at once so please keep them coming!
In other news the Phish lottery has ended and the word on the street is that if you put in a for a lottery request you got tickets. TWoL is getting reports that nearly everyone had their lottery request filled and with mostly pavilion tickets. If you put in for the lottery please let us know how you did by leaving us a comment on the blog or leaving us a voicemail, 419-NO-WOOKS is the number.
In more Phish news all hotels within a 40 minute radius of the tour opening Bethel shows are sold out completely. But not to fear TWoL has got your back! We were able to find several camping locations that as of today still have spots available. We highly recommend you contact them yourselves to confirm and reserve availability. The last thing you want to be doing is wooking it up and asking to crash on someones h3tty floorspace. The campgrounds are listed below:
Lander's River Trips (this site actually list multiple campgrounds)
Upper Delaware Campgrounds (this site actually list multiple campgrounds)
Next week we will be reviewing PNC, the lot, hotels, what to do and not to do, so stay tuned for that!
Before we leave you we also wanted to pose a question to our listeners. As it's currently Lent right now, have you ever given up anything Jamband related for Lent? If so please leave us a comment on the blog or a voicemail and let us know.
Thank you again to all our listeners we appreciate your support! We'll see you next week on lot!