Asheville police made 13 arrests in connection with the June 8 Phish concert, all involving drug charges. In an e-mail, police spokesperson Melissa Williams emphasized that the massive crowd (more than 10,000 people) “was mostly peaceful and caused no major problems for police.” And City Council member Carl Mumpower, who’s attended past Civic Center shows […]
It’s midnight in downtown Asheville, and the Phish show has just let out, pouring thousands of happy phans into the streets. Photo by Jason Sandford Here they are, at the Rankin Vault: “They really know their audience,” one Phishhead says as the bartender pours a concoction of vodka, liqueurs and cranberry juice into a towering […]
Our fine music writer Jake Frankel reviews last week’s Phish show, which includes minty-fresh updates from last night’s Bonnaroo show.
Last night, Asheville police made 13 arrests related to the Phish concert, all involving drug charges. A police spokesperson emphasized that the crowd of some 10,000 people “was mostly peaceful and caused no major problems for police,” and City Council member Carl Mumpower also sent out a missive praising the event as “fun, safe and managed.”
Asheville city officials are expecting nearly 10,000 Phish fans (7,200 inside the Civic Center, 2,500 outside) to descend on downtown tomorrow for the jam supergroup’s first concert in Asheville. The city will close roads and change bus routes to deal with the masses.
The muddy fields of Coventry, Vt. were supposed to be the final resting place for Phish, the wildly popular jam-band known for its quirky compositions and transcendent improvisations. After spending more than 20 years on the road building one of the most devoted grassroots followings in rock history, the band collapsed under the pressure of […]
Most of the 180 or so fans gathered outside the Asheville Civic Center waiting for Phish tickets were mightily disappointed the morning of Friday, Jan. 30. Tickets for the band’s June 9 concert sold out in virtually in seconds, with an error in the Ticketmaster computer system apparently releasing the 400 tickets that were supposed […]
Demand had never been so high for an Asheville Civic Center show, said Sherman Bass, the venue’s executive director. Staff had put a hold on tickets through the computer system, live operator phone system and through sales at Ticketmaster outlets (such as record stores). But because they didn’t also restrict sales through Ticketmaster’s automated system, the tickets still sold out.
Tickets for Phish’s June 9 show sold out in what seemed like seconds; despite the Civic Center’s 400-seat allotment. An error in the system released the tickets before Asheville fans could buy them, said the Civic Center’s executive director.
Undaunted by wind and cold, a small crowd of Phish faithful camped outside the Asheville Civic Center Wednesday, waiting for tickets to go on sale Friday morning.