After a month of teases, speculation, switcheroos, and rumors floating through the interspaceweb like a dark, airy, spatial Waves breakdown, Phish has finally let the cat out of the bag and verified early speculation that they would be putting on their first Halloween Phish festival (and first festival since Coventry) at the Empire Polo Grounds, the famed site of the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals. In true Phish fashion, the band has had phans on pins and needles waiting not-so-patiently as they slowly eliminated states from a map of the U.S. on their web site using various methods in doing so. This will mark Phish's first musical costume Halloween show in years and is also the first time the band has staged a festival of their own for the occasion. The entire summer tour sold out in minutes so it wouldn't be surprising in the least if these $199 tickets were gone in the time it takes to say "Wash Uffizi Drive Me to Firenze". Boy, man...this should be a good weekend. I won't be able to make it but am keeping my fingers crossed for a NYE run in Miami.
Cool animation revealing the festival's location: