Phisheads have much to be happy about these days. Not only can they munch on
the new Ben & Jerry's phishy flavor Phish Food after a hard day of toking and
spinning around in circles, but they can pack their bags in anticipation of the
non-sequel sequel to last summer's massive "Clifford Ball" event.
summer, Phish are holding a two-day celebration/festival they're calling "The
Great Went," which, as previously reported in ATN, will take place at the
Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine on Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17.
The Phishfest will be preceded by a 17-date cross-country tour during July and
Like last summer's massive Clifford Ball, the biggest North
American concert of 1996 (over 135,000 tickets sold), The Great Went will
feature on-site camping, three sets from the band each day, food vendors, arts
and crafts, a variety of performers and plenty of Phish-like surprises and
mayhem. Tickets for The Great Went go on sale May 16th (check the band's web
site, www.phish.com, for updates).
The band will play a benefit show for
Lake Champlain conservation in their home state of Vermont on March 18 in
Burlington. The show is also a launch party of sorts for Phish Food, for which
the band have generously decided to forego any moneys, instead diverting 100%
of their royalties from the flavor to a still-unnamed Lake Champlain
Phish will then return to European shores for some June
and July dates. In the meantime, a source tells ATN the group has been in and
out of studios experimenting and jamming on some new material, although they
aren't working on a new specific project yet. "They just had such a good time
working this way last time that they've been doing it again," said the source.
[For the Phish summer U. S. tour dates, please use "Continued" icon