Just a few days away from the beginning of Phish’s second leg of summer has me wondering what shows are going to be the biggies that we’ll remember. The Gorge always brings heavy hitting shows, however tour-openers aren’t really known for that (aside from Toyota Park 2010 and Bethel 2011!).
The Hollywood Bowl might bring the fire, but I keep telling myself , “no way they are gonna bring the fire five straight nights”. With a two-night stand in Lake Tahoe right after the Bowl, I’m telling myself that Gorge will be huge and Tahoe will be epic, but the Bowl may be disappointing.
I have no clue what to think about the Outside Lands. Will they play to the masses a la ACL Festival last year? Or will they bring the jams a la Bonnaroo 2009?
I’m confident that UIC will bring a string of impressive concerts–but I was confident about Telluride too.
Dick’s I’m unsure of. I’m still on the fence if I should stay in Colorado for the shows. I’m already going there a week before for vacation–do I want to spend the extra money for three nights in a shitty area of Denver at an awful concert venue? I’m thinking yes because I don’t know when I’m going to see Phish after that. Also, it’s almost like a mini-run seeing as it’s branched off from the rest of the tour.
Vote below with the three concerts you think will be THE shows.
What Will Be THE Show(s) [Pick up to 3]
- UIC 2 (45%, 130 Votes)
- Gorge 2 (38%, 108 Votes)
- UIC 3 (31%, 89 Votes)
- Tahoe 2 (26%, 74 Votes)
- Hollywood Bowl (24%, 70 Votes)
- Dick's 2 (22%, 64 Votes)
- UIC 1 (20%, 58 Votes)
- Tahoe 1 (16%, 47 Votes)
- Dick's 3 (14%, 39 Votes)
- Gorge 1 (11%, 32 Votes)
- Dick's 1 (5%, 14 Votes)
- Outside Lands (4%, 11 Votes)
Total Voters: 287