Marc Guertin made two unique prints for the recent Phish run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The first print, Rocky Mountain “Weigh”, is a single color hand pressed block print. Printed on gorgeous 140lb watercolor paper (ships flat), this print is signed and numbered in an edition of 75. Print measures 9″ x 12″ and is available in Purple, Pink, Orange, Turquoise, and a Color Shift Red, Yellow and Orange. This print costs $15 which includes shipping.
The second print, ‘Phish at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City Colorado, 2014′ is a four color, hand pressed, block print poster. It is printed on 100lb Stonehenge paper, with a deckle edge at both the top and the bottom. Signed and numbered edition out of 60, this print measures 11″ x 22″. The image was inspired by a trip to Phish’s recording studio “The Barn.” The outhouse, which is located at “The Barn” was used for the Farmhouse album cover. This print costs $30 and includes shipping.
Michael Hunt made his first ever poster for Dick’s 2014 and has this to say about his art:
This is my first time diving into the design of a print for any music event. I have been an avid collector of concert posters for many years and creating one of my own has always been something I’ve been interested in. I finally decided to take a go at designing my own print for the Phish shows in Colorado and watching this concept go from an idea, to evolve in design and then see printed to a quality that I am satisfied with has been quite the journey. I hope you enjoy the finished product as much as I do.
These posters are 12×18, digital prints, printed on #100 Cover paper with a Matte Finish. A limited edition of 150, Signed & Numbered, these prints cost $20 + $8 Shipping. Click here to buy
It takes 3 night’s to make a Dick’s run and 3 prints to make a Triptych, because 3 is a magic number! Check out TRIPP’s brand new Triptych celebrating Phish’s triumphant return to Colorado. You’ll feel like you’re a mile high as you look into this beautiful set of 10″ by 22″ prints. This new triptych is hand drawn and screen-printed on cotton paper using archival inks. These are a Limited Edition Prints, each hand signed and numbered by TRiPP and available for pre-order now and on lot in the TRiPPs Prints booth. Only $60 for the set! Click Here and order yours now!
Presenting the original concert lot poster for Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado by Maria DiChiappari. A 11×17 digital print on card stock, these prints are in a limited edition of only 200 and are signed and numbered by artist Maria DiChiappari, and made with love!! These posters will be sold on lot all three nights or buy now for only $15 plus shipping!
Conor Brewster bring together a handful of hat and patch designs for summer tour.
SUMMER TOUR HATS
This special Limited Edition hat was made to commemorate these special Phish memories. The hat features a heather grey woolen fabric with navy blue accents. The brim and top button are lined in navy blue corduroy fabric. Embroidered on the front is Conor Brewster’s 2014 Summer Tour graphic. The hat is a snapback and is one size fits all. Only 50 hats are available online.
The front image is a reference to the sculpture “Reverence” which is located in Burlington, VT. As you drive into Burlington on RT 89, two large whale tails stick out of the earth on the side of the road. To the locals, these whale tails mean you are getting close to home (or leaving on a grand adventure!) The hat features this sculpture for a few reasons:
- It represents Burlington, the origin of PHISH
- The band members would see this sculpture every time they left Burlington to play a show, or arrived home after being on the road.
- We made the tails purple, as in ‘PURPLE HUMPBACK WHALE”
- Whales are kinda like big PHISH anyway, right? Kinda…
Embroidered on the side is the great, green state of Vermont, marked with a star on Burlington. It says “SINCE 83″ above this image which represents Phish’s beginnings there in 1983!
The Summer Tour Patches
Same as the hats but in patch form! Order patches here!
Kuroda’s Lights Patch
This is a 4.5″ wide iron-on patch with many colors made to represent the effect of stage lights in the dark. This design was directly inspire by Lighting Designer Chris Kuroda’s Phish Rig. The scenes and effects he creates during the live shows are truly a form of fine art. Kuroda is so well respected by phans that he is often considered to be a “5th” member of the band, earning him the nickname CK5.
This patch was made to commemorate Phish’s 4th of July run in Saratoga, NY. Each firework on the patch represents a Phish song (or cover!) in the style of a vintage firework. This patch is a Limited Edition of 100, and measures 4.5″ in width. Great for hats, shirts, bags, and more!
This was originally posted for the June 2010 Phish shows at SPAC. With a few tweaks, some updates and punctuation improvements, here is what you need to know about going to SPAC for Phish during July 3-5, 2014.
First things first, follow UpstateLIVE on Twitter for helpful hints will abound throughout the weekend. We’ll be on location all weekend sharing: traffic info, park updates ( and keeping fans aware of the police presence. In 2013, Saratoga officials announced a crackdown on alcohol and intoxicated people in the state park known as SPA, which includes SPAC. In the past, there has always been a lot of chatter preceding the summer concert season at SPAC regarding the increased police presence and no-alcohol policy (with ticket enforcement and arrest potential). In 2013, beers that were visible in the bottle were confiscated and someone ended up with an incredible supply of heady brews. Don’t treat SPAC lots as a free for all – this is a New York State Park and State Troopers roam the grounds, not local police.
You’ll need this – the map of Saratoga Spa State Park. It is VERY easy to get lost, as you can quite easily wind up walking around for an hour looking for the lot your car is in, or altogether become disoriented. Download PDF: SPAC Map
In the interest of making sure everyone knows what has been the norm in the past, whether you have been here before or not, keep in mind a few things:
State Troopers : Younger fans, keep the alcohol under lock and key, as alcohol sensors have been used in the past. If they see you drinking, they’ll dip in a stick detector for alcohol into the drink and then they can search you. Arcane? Yes. Illegal? Possibly. Outlandish and Insane? Indeed. Don’t stress, just play it smart! This comes from people who have been there and people who work there. Use your heads.
Hotels have also been given a contact number to call if they suspect drug use. So be careful when you are pre-gaming at the hotel or getting back and trying to enjoy the post-show scene or get some sleep.
Post show, there will be checkpoints for drunk driving and K-9 units for the obvious. Don’t leave the park without a sober driver and when you do, drive the speed limit, the cops need only a small reason to pull you over, either on Route 9, Route 50, I-87 or the small towns north and south of Saratoga.
While in town….
Post shows, there are a couple of options right in Saratoga for those who want to keep the party going and are equipped with a designated driver to keep it going till the sun comes up.
The Putnam Den has fast become the premier live music venue in Saratoga, after SPAC. There are three late night shows, one for each night of Phish and only TWO miles from SPAC! Plus, there are more shows each night at The Parting Glass, literally a 0.3 mile walk from Putnam Den. Both venues feature incredible music and a discount if you buy passes to both post-shows each night.
You can find all the info on the post-shows here, but in short, here are your choices for post-Phish music:
July 3rd – Lucid at Putnam Den
July 4th – Waylon Speed at The Parting Glass
July 4th – Twiddle at Putnam Den
July 5th – Formula 5 at The Parting Glass
July 5th – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Putnam Den
See you all at SPAC!
Christine Walsh, an artist and phan living in Buffalo, NY has made a bumper sticker commemorating the Tahoe Tweezer. Oval in the style of a race ‘bragging rights’ sticker, it has the location (Tahoe), date (7/31/2013) and duration of the epic Tweezer (36:48). The sticker is green with black print. Each sticker costs $3 and 5% of total sales will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.
Missing Endor this summer? Don’t worry, celebrate your furry phreinds with this new classic Ewok Fishman shirt. First appearing on Summer Tour, Elias Landsman’s new design was too good to pass up and quickly sold out. Luckily a new set has been printed in time for Dick’s.
Only available in sizes M, L and XL for $25 including shipping. Get yours!
This shirt is sold out. Look for more to be made before the Hampton shows in October!