Phish “Save the Date” Halloween Festival Update: NOT California? Really?!?

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I was up and off to a doctor’s appointment today when my crew started texting me that “California had been removed from the map.” Color me surprised, but it definitely appears that the Phish Halloween Festival will not be in California despite weeks of rumors and research that suggest otherwise. I’m not writing it off yet, especially considering Phish has to be watching the community reaction and reacting accordingly in the way that only they know how. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had their developer write some new flash animations on this long-ass timeline that the band has set to slowly release the news. I love the buildup and excitement, but fans are getting antsy and want to book their travel plans already.

  • http://phishandthedead.blogspot.com/ sam martin

    As we know, in the past Phish has been known to play complete chess matches against the audience lasting entire tours. They love the interaction. They like the game, the sport of it, the EGO that is involved is immense, the fun that it brings to, and anticipation it feeds is genius. Phish is playing chess with their fans via their “SAVE THE DATE” flash. They are marketing geniuses, however they really didn’t need to market a Halloween Festival anymore than say where and when, they have built up so much conversation around these shows, more than any I can ever remember, even Hampton 09 didn’t have the heart felt guesses, arguments, right coast better than left coast, who phish loves most coast???? I love it. The chess match. Hotel rooms sell out in Indio, they promptly remove California, people start to give up hope about California, they show that states can not only go, but come to, in bringing Washington back from the ether….

    I love this game. We don’t even know for sure what the map is about. It could be meaningless in the end. The perfect Andy Kaufmanesq prank of all pranks.

    I don’t have their number. They surely have mine. But I haven’t heard Check Mate yet…Have you?
    http://phishandthedead.blogspot.com/

  • Will E

    Oh my gosh my head almost exploded when thay filled Washington with sand. That would be Awwsom. I’m crossing my fingers.
    My gess is thay don’t know where its going to be eather… and there still trying to figer it out. My gut is still saying Palm Springs. But the Gorge Would Rock! for Holloween.

    Will E.
    Hansville WA

    • JimmyGlitch

      Hey, what’s the education system like down there in Hansville?

      • http://phishandthedead.blogspot.com/ sam martin

        COME ON BROTHER….WE ALL WISH IT WAS IN OUR BACKYARD…EASY MAKISUPA POLICEMAN.
        I WISH IT WOULD BE IN GG PARK BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT’S NOT HAPPENING,
        REASONABLY, WE HAVE INDIO, AND VEGAS.
        SAMMY

        • dynamo

          lol i was hoping golden gate too but camping would def not work out. maybe quincy or the hog farm? fingers crossed

  • Will E

    Oh my gosh my head almost exploded when thay filled Washington with sand. That would be Awwsom. I’m crossing my fingers.
    My gess is thay don’t know where its going to be eather… and there still trying to figer it out. My gut is still saying Palm Springs. But the Gorge Would Rock! for Holloween.

    Will E.
    Hansville WA

    • JimmyGlitch

      Hey, what’s the education system like down there in Hansville?

      • http://phishandthedead.blogspot.com/ sam martin

        COME ON BROTHER….WE ALL WISH IT WAS IN OUR BACKYARD…EASY MAKISUPA POLICEMAN.
        I WISH IT WOULD BE IN GG PARK BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT’S NOT HAPPENING,
        REASONABLY, WE HAVE INDIO, AND VEGAS.
        SAMMY

        • dynamo

          lol i was hoping golden gate too but camping would def not work out. maybe quincy or the hog farm? fingers crossed

  • JimmyGlitch
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  • jason

    To all who may not know….

    Even though CA was removed, it never left the map…at least not for a few days.

    The balloons* that pulled CA away were holding it just above the upper right hand corner of the map, you couldn’t see it unless you zoomed out and panned up/right. It remained their for several days, but disappeared about the same time that they added the pinball gag.

    *note: the balloons all had arrows on them going up and down, the balloon gag would have been equally effective had they all been solid color balloons, so why the arrows? Some speculate that the up and down arrows signify “what goes up must come down”. After seeing the state of CA hovering above the map, and now having seen WA returned to the map from oblivion, I think this speculation may just have some merit to it. I would expect to see these hot air balloons return CA to the map at some point in the next week or two. I’d expect the official announcement to come about the same time the tour commences at Red Rocks. All of my above commentary is based on pure speculation…nothing further.

  • jason

    To all who may not know….

    Even though CA was removed, it never left the map…at least not for a few days.

    The balloons* that pulled CA away were holding it just above the upper right hand corner of the map, you couldn’t see it unless you zoomed out and panned up/right. It remained their for several days, but disappeared about the same time that they added the pinball gag.

    *note: the balloons all had arrows on them going up and down, the balloon gag would have been equally effective had they all been solid color balloons, so why the arrows? Some speculate that the up and down arrows signify “what goes up must come down”. After seeing the state of CA hovering above the map, and now having seen WA returned to the map from oblivion, I think this speculation may just have some merit to it. I would expect to see these hot air balloons return CA to the map at some point in the next week or two. I’d expect the official announcement to come about the same time the tour commences at Red Rocks. All of my above commentary is based on pure speculation…nothing further.