Phish “Save the Date” Halloween Festival Update: Pinball Wizard Style

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Phish put up another update to their “Save the Date” Halloween Festival map in the style of a pinball machine, with the pinball knocking out five more states in the quest to the truth on where this festival is going to take place. There was some discussion around how the California animation was spent hovering over the United States just waiting to come down again, but I’m not sure that was ever true and really called out as bullshit as quickly as it needed to be. The flash animation had actually stopped, and now that “hovering” California is completely gone from the map. Knowing just a little about how Flash works, I’m not surprised by this at all.

So where’s this festival going to be? Some are saying it’s still Indio, CA, some are calling Dateland, AZ the would-be spot, and others are now calling for Big Cypress and Texas as other would-be spots, all of which are not yet eliminated from the map (except for California). What do you guys think?

Just for fun, I thought I’d upload some tunes in the pinball spirit. Here’s something to listen to while you drop a comment on what you think about this whole process.

Disco Biscuits – “Pinball Wizard” (Live with Scott Metzger) [mp3]

I feel that fans are like, pissed about this now or something. I tend to think this is “classic” and I’m loving every second of it. Which camp are you in?

  • jasper

    Wow, why do you want it to be in cali? Because you voted for a celebrity to be your governor and now your infrastructure is crumbling into dust? I for one am thrilled that it is not in this idiotic state because I would never give one dime to this idiotic state. The phans deserve better. A place where the masses can attend, not the rich.

    • Hood

      easy man, I’m from VT not CA, but still, no need to rag on the state. Your the only person to bring such deliberate hate to this page. Ease up, for the record I don’t it there either, its thousands of miles away for me, but hold back on the harshness.

    • spasmed waiter

      Jasper… I don’t know where you are from, I bet it’s somewhere colder than where I Iive, so have fun scraping ice off your car window every morning this winter like you do every year… I’ll continue to enjoy 75 – 80 degrees and sunshine all year long… oh but don’t worry, 10 bowls or so of that brown, seedy, stemmy schwag that you get in the midwest and east should warm you up.

    • dynamo

      cali would most likely be the phriendliest place to have it, this coming from a philly girl who wandered to san fran a few years back. i would rather it be on the hog farm with wavy than in indio, but that’s just me.

  • jasper

    Wow, why do you want it to be in cali? Because you voted for a celebrity to be your governor and now your infrastructure is crumbling into dust? I for one am thrilled that it is not in this idiotic state because I would never give one dime to this idiotic state. The phans deserve better. A place where the masses can attend, not the rich.

    • Hood

      easy man, I’m from VT not CA, but still, no need to rag on the state. Your the only person to bring such deliberate hate to this page. Ease up, for the record I don’t it there either, its thousands of miles away for me, but hold back on the harshness.

    • spasmed waiter

      Jasper… I don’t know where you are from, I bet it’s somewhere colder than where I Iive, so have fun scraping ice off your car window every morning this winter like you do every year… I’ll continue to enjoy 75 – 80 degrees and sunshine all year long… oh but don’t worry, 10 bowls or so of that brown, seedy, stemmy schwag that you get in the midwest and east should warm you up.

    • dynamo

      cali would most likely be the phriendliest place to have it, this coming from a philly girl who wandered to san fran a few years back. i would rather it be on the hog farm with wavy than in indio, but that’s just me.

  • joe

    this just in..halloween at big cypress

  • joe

    this just in..halloween at big cypress

  • Dave

    My guess is Hawaii…

  • Dave

    My guess is Hawaii…

  • Bryan P.

    Have to stick with my original guess for Texas. The only basis for this was a splash page they had on their site a few months ago, where they started an animation with a huge globe that zoomed into what was eventually a field in Texas. I could obviously be wrong, but that’s my guess

  • Bryan P.

    Have to stick with my original guess for Texas. The only basis for this was a splash page they had on their site a few months ago, where they started an animation with a huge globe that zoomed into what was eventually a field in Texas. I could obviously be wrong, but that’s my guess

  • larry

    i dont think it would make sense for it to be in hawaii. its at least a 6 hour flight unless you already live in hawaii, and the majority of phans dont.

    • Bobby D

      What do you guys think about Missouri. No I dont live there, but it seems to have fair winter weather, and it is right in the center of the US…I am feeling it

  • larry

    i dont think it would make sense for it to be in hawaii. its at least a 6 hour flight unless you already live in hawaii, and the majority of phans dont.

    • Bobby D

      What do you guys think about Missouri. No I dont live there, but it seems to have fair winter weather, and it is right in the center of the US…I am feeling it

  • Jake

    Texas – check out the (long) horns on Fish when the pinball flies up!

  • Jake

    Texas – check out the (long) horns on Fish when the pinball flies up!

  • jasper

    I’m not trying to harsh anything accept for the way cali wastes money on celebrity funerals when they are millions of dollars in debt. Don’t worry about my bowls son, I run the game in philly.

    • dynamo

      that would be LA not cali. thanks.

      • dynamo

        btw philly weed ain’t got shit on what we’re smoking up here for half the price.

  • jasper

    I’m not trying to harsh anything accept for the way cali wastes money on celebrity funerals when they are millions of dollars in debt. Don’t worry about my bowls son, I run the game in philly.

    • dynamo

      that would be LA not cali. thanks.

      • dynamo

        btw philly weed ain’t got shit on what we’re smoking up here for half the price.

  • jb manz

    So – nobody has guessed why Fishman’s reflection in the pinball he is wearing his Viking hat – and Minnesota is still left (they have the Minnesota Vikings).. though it would be cold up there that time of year..

    Imagine a show inside the Metrodome …
    ( their schedule is empty those days too .. http://www.msfc.com/events.cfm )..

    Happy guessing everybody!
    and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

  • jb manz

    So – nobody has guessed why Fishman’s reflection in the pinball he is wearing his Viking hat – and Minnesota is still left (they have the Minnesota Vikings).. though it would be cold up there that time of year..

    Imagine a show inside the Metrodome …
    ( their schedule is empty those days too .. http://www.msfc.com/events.cfm )..

    Happy guessing everybody!
    and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

  • junta

    Minnesota!!

  • junta

    Minnesota!!

  • wolfnecksmama

    yeah… and with halloween at the metrodome in minneapolis they could cover Purple Rain

  • wolfnecksmama

    yeah… and with halloween at the metrodome in minneapolis they could cover Purple Rain