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What you need to know about Phish at SPAC, including a Map and Post-show info

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.

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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….

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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

The address of The Putnam Den is 63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For more info on each of the shows, visit the Putnam Den website www.putnamden.com

See you all at SPAC!

Tahoe Tweezer Stickers from Christine Walsh

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.

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Ewok Fishman shirt by Elias Landsman

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!

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This shirt is sold out. Look for more to be made before the Hampton shows in October!

The Art of Ryan Kerrigan – Summer Tour 2013 Posters, Pins and More!

Ryan Kerrigan has released his new art for Summer Tour 2013. Below you will find posters, stickers, pins and t-shirts. Check out his Corner Store and pick up some great art!

Posters

SPAC, 12.5″ x 18.5″ poster, Edition of 100, $20 

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Alpharetta, 12.5″ x 18.5″ poster, Edition of 100, $20 

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Chicago, 12.5″ x 18.5″ poster, Edition of 100, $20

Chicago Canvas, 33″ x 21″, Edition of 30, $150   canvas

The alPHabet Poster, Edition of 420, 13″ x 15″, $20

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T-Shirt Party at the Lampost, Edition of 55 shirts, $20

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Stickers

Summer Tour 2013 Sticker 1 for $2, 10 for $10 SummerTour2013Sticker.M So Much Fun Sticker 1 for $2, 10 for $10 

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Gorge Sticker 1 for $2, 10 for $10 

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Pins

2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN set of 8

Summer Tour 2013 Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 150, $15 SummerTour2013Pin.M

SPAC Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15 2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN 1 spac

Jones Beach Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15 2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN 2 jones beach

Chicago Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15 2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN 3 chicago

Gorge Pin $15 2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN 4 gorge

Lake Tahoe Pin $15 2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN 5 lake tahoe

San Francisco Pin $15 2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN 6 san francisco

Commerce City $15 2013 happy fish series KERRIGAN 7 commerce city

So Much Fun Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 150, $15 SoMuchFun3-13_L

Windmill Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15 

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Wilsons Crest Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15 WilsonCrestPin_L

Fancy Feather II Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15 

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 30 Years Pin Series

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30 Year Series 1983 Pin, Edition of 100, $15 

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30 Year Series 1991 Pin, Edition of 100, $15 

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30 Year Series 1998 Pin, Edition of 100, $15 

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30 Year Series Hiatus 2001 Pin, Edition of 100, $15 

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30 Year Series Hampton 2009 Pin, Edition of 100, $15 

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The Future’s So Bright – You Gotta Wear Phish Shades!

See Summer Tour in a whole new way  – Through a pair of these awesome Phish inspired sunglasses from our friend, Alexandra Jenna, at PhishShades. Get yours now! Only $17 and with so many great styles to choose from – why stop at one! Have something special in mind? Custom colors and designs are available for $20 from Phish Shades!

Lizards

Lizards

Maze

Maze

Antelope

Antelope

Slave

Slave

Melt

Melt

Camel Walk

Camel Walk

Keys

Keys

Rage Side

New Page side rage sid

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AJ Masthay’s Gorge Poster

From AJ Masthay, his Gorge print and info on his Tahoe print, due out next week.

Here we go folks, time to start releasing some 2nd leg prints! First up, a little ditty for the infamous GORGE. A special theme for all the tapers out there, (who remembers the days of trading Maxell XLII’s?). Seriously though, in this day and age of SBD instant gratification, it’s easy to forget that it is the tapers that built so much of the scene we all cherish. To all the tapers, THANK YOU, please keep doing what you do.


August 5&6, 2011
George, Washington
7 color linoleum block print set
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 100
Canson Edition antique white paper stock

The Gorge edition will go onsale Friday July 22nd at 12 noon EST at masthaystudios.com

Next up for sale will be Lake Tahoe on Friday, July 29th at 12 noon EST. Look for an update early next week.

Finally to round out the promised five prints to subscription holders, will be the Chicago UIC Triptych. These very special prints will be exclusively available at Da Mock Show UIC, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from noon to 5pm, 400 S. Peoria St., walking distance from the venue! This free show is a must see for anyone interested in concert art. Ill have a table displaying my wares along with artists such as Jim Pollock, David Welker, Dan Grzeca, Nate Duval, Justin Helton, Jay Ryan and many many more. Check out www.amockshow.com for the full artist lineup and additional details.

Feel free to get in touch with me at aj@masthaystudios with any questions and Ill see ya in Hollywood!