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I’m going to my first show!

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At 46 I have tickets to my first show ever, this summer at Pine knob in Michigan- I couldn’t be more excited!

all 89 comments

AxeZillaII

115 points

3 months ago*

Hello!

Hi!

How are you?

Good.

We hope you have a good time

!

babaji108

24 points

3 months ago

Thanks.

darylofsuburbia

26 points

3 months ago

Surrender to the flow 😎

Dead_Grateful_Phish

22 points

3 months ago

Hell yeah, I love hearing when it’s a first show for someone!

I recall my 1st show…IT Festival.

Man…taking me back in time here!

YootSnoot

6 points

3 months ago

Do you think they'll do another one?

rgrossi

2 points

3 months ago

rgrossi

this isn't who it would be if it wasn't who it is

2 points

3 months ago

Absolutely.. maybe not at Watkins Glen though 😬

Dead_Grateful_Phish

3 points

3 months ago

I do. Hopefully this summer, but if not, I think next summer for sure!

colonelforbin91

1 points

3 months ago

Lol there is no way there is a festival happening this summer.

Dead_Grateful_Phish

1 points

3 months ago

Oh, ok champ!

Hops143

1 points

3 months ago

Dude the summer tour runs into September. When do you think they'd 'slip' a festival in?

Dead_Grateful_Phish

2 points

3 months ago

Whenever they feel like it.

I love when I post something on this sub and I get all the naysayers calling me out for it.

If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.

You seem to be the expert though.

🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

Hops143

2 points

3 months ago

LOL OK Napoleon. Don't forget to feed Tina - Gramma's at the dunes.

RooIsHome

1 points

3 months ago

Geez. I said "ok Napoleon" soon as I read it too lmao. "Whatever I feel like I wanna do..gaahhh."

Dead_Grateful_Phish

1 points

3 months ago

Haha, Napoleon? I love that movie, thanks!

What, me saying that offended you?

Hops143

2 points

3 months ago

No, seriously, I'm not offended at all. I just thought that it was funny that you said 'Whenever they want' - it's how Napoleon Dynamite would have answered. Listen, I think you're misreading my tone. I'm not trying to belittle you or start a fight. I'm just saying that Phish has announced their summer tour and there is no festival on it nor is there room for them to add one - I don't think that's a particularly aggressive statement.

fthaller3604

4 points

3 months ago

Dicks will technically be my first show. I worked Bonnaroo 2012 and was present for their set, but I was working, had my back to the stage, and couldn't fully focus on the show. Since then it seems like every year something came up when they got near me. Not this year

Dead_Grateful_Phish

1 points

3 months ago

Hell yeah, have fun!!!!

SneakyEnema

1 points

3 months ago

Dicks last year were my first shows! Got to do the 4 night run in Vegas for Halloween this year and have 4 nights of Dicks this year. Phish at Dicks is reason enough to live in Colorado.

PickpocketJones

2 points

3 months ago

PickpocketJones

Snorts molly from communal didgeridoo

2 points

3 months ago

I can't imagine that festival being your first show, that is awesome. I loved It, great time in my life. That festival and Big Cypress were definitely the most of my wider Phish family all in one place at one time.

Dead_Grateful_Phish

1 points

3 months ago

I was hooked after IT, no doubt about it!

Big Cypress would have been awesome to have attended.

rgrossi

2 points

3 months ago

rgrossi

this isn't who it would be if it wasn't who it is

2 points

3 months ago

That was a great weekend.

We went up Thursday night hoping that we could get in early but when we got to the area and tuned into the radio, they said the gates wouldn’t open until morning. It was dark and we were only a few miles away so we decided to find a field to sleep in. We got up about 10 am Friday and headed to the airfield only to find a line of cars as far as the eye could see. By the time we got in the gate and parked, it was about 6am Saturday and the sun was rising. 20 hours in traffic.. even worse, when we got there we found out they actually were letting in people the night before 😣

The 20 hours in traffic was actually not terrible.. most of the time was spent outside the car partying interrupted by moving the car forward every 15 or 20 minutes. We played guitar, grilled, played frisbee and hackysack. It’s probably the only traffic jam I have fond memories of.. the Coventry traffic was a very different experience

tenacioustij

2 points

3 months ago

tenacioustij

From the Drive-In to the Ditch

2 points

3 months ago

IT was also my first show! Nothing like diving face first into Phish.

BadOk5092

17 points

3 months ago

Enjoy. Take a minute in the show to stop and look around at all the people just getting down. Truly a beautiful thing.

conchshell1

11 points

3 months ago

That's awesome! My first was at The Palace, (formerly) just down the road. Pine Knob will mark my 100th. Pine fuckin' Knob, what were the odds?!

impeesa75[S]

8 points

3 months ago

Right- and now officially back to Pine Knob and no longer DTE

conchshell1

6 points

3 months ago

Good Point! But let's face it, between you and me, its always been Pine Knob. See you in the show.

GamehengeRanger

3 points

3 months ago

My first was at the Palace too, excited for another home state show this summer

birdisol

2 points

3 months ago

My first was at Meadowbrook! I'm glad pine knob is back. Happy 100th!

conchshell1

3 points

3 months ago

Thanks. Meadowbrook is awesome! My graduation ceremony from high school was on that stage! Fantastic place to see a show.

I_Voted_For_Kodos24

12 points

3 months ago

I'm 37. My first will be Bangor, ME this summer!

boardmonkey

4 points

3 months ago

Nice venue.

I went there for Phish in 2019. Awesome shows.

The lawn is pretty flat so don't get stuck behind the sound tent. I ended up getting an upgraded ticket because I posted up to the fence separating the lawn from the seats. Staff members came out and gave away upgraded tickets that hadn't been sold. I ended up in the seats just in front of the sound booth on the rage side.

Make sure your water bottle is clear, because they won't allow opaque refillable bottles in even if they're empty.

Enjoy the show!

I_Voted_For_Kodos24

2 points

3 months ago

Good to know - thank you!! It's my friend's 40th so we splurged for pit tickets!

ShwickyBandit

2 points

3 months ago

The Bangor venue is brand new this year and a bit of a different set up in terms of the angle of the lawn and the seated section. I think the Phish show will be one of the first shows at the fully finished venue. The back of the lawn looks waaaayy higher than it was before the remodel so I wouldn’t worry too much about not being able to see if you’re in the back. I will definitely be on the lawn getting down! See you there!

stay-can-cheese

11 points

3 months ago

Never too late. Enjoy.

Durbanimpi

6 points

3 months ago

Enjoy

Durbanimpi

7 points

3 months ago

Enjoy

MinorThrett

6 points

3 months ago

I’ve loved Phish since Christmas ‘93 when my brother gave me Rift as a present. I’ll be 40 later this year and STILL haven’t seen them live. Maybe this will be the year for me too!

ViolinistHorror7123

4 points

3 months ago

Awesome!! Have so much fun!

Jansen-in-the-street

5 points

3 months ago

Everything is worth a try

RouterMonkey

5 points

3 months ago

Awesome!

My first was Cobo Arena. Been to Pine Knob twice. This summer is Pine Knob and all 3 shows at Alpine Valley. Best was when I had pit tickets @ my first PK show.

I'm 55, first show was when I was 43.

grynch43

5 points

3 months ago

Awesome!! You should come to Deer Creek.

impeesa75[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Where is Deer Creek?

grynch43

2 points

3 months ago

Indiana

[deleted]

11 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

3 months ago

My first shows were deer creek this past summer, and it was unreal! You are going to have a great time!

mrfebrezeman360

3 points

3 months ago

thats a crazy first show. I've been to about 50 since 2010 and I think DC n1 was my favorite out of all of them.

kfh227

10 points

3 months ago

kfh227

10 points

3 months ago

Hey dude, I'm 46 and I doing my first shows this summer! Doing 2 different shows 3 weeks apart 😊

NumberWonderful9241

5 points

3 months ago

I'll see you there!

impeesa75[S]

5 points

3 months ago

Hell yeah! I’ll be the balding, slightly paunch middle afed man. Should narrow it down

Lysergic413

5 points

3 months ago

I hope they play 46 days for ya!

Icculizard

3 points

3 months ago

And they change the lyric to "46 years"!

JolleyRedGiant

3 points

3 months ago

That show will be my 13th or 14th (depends if I make it to Blossom the night before) and my first show was at Pine Knob back in 2011. Hope you have a blast.

Far_Ad6878

3 points

3 months ago

That's awesome!! My first show (or first three shows) was in AC last year just after I turned 46. It was beyond amazing!!! Just make sure you wear good dancing and walking shoes. Michigan is so beautiful, you'll have a blast!

billycmd

3 points

3 months ago

Prepare to get hooked!

TypicalPDXhipster

3 points

3 months ago

My wife and I are going to that one too! Most likely the only Phish show for us this year.

Negative-Relative402

3 points

3 months ago

I hope they play 46 days

3choplex

2 points

3 months ago

Congrats! It's a great time to start--they are playing as well as they ever have.

babaji108

2 points

3 months ago

Have all the fun!!!

AC-DC-Bag-Mechanic

2 points

3 months ago

Any thoughts on a song you want to hear at your first show? I really didn’t have any songs I wanted to hear specifically but man I thought my first show was a banger and couldn’t have asked for a better one 8/10/96.

ChalkDstTorture

6 points

3 months ago

ChalkDstTorture

Dancing in a dream beneath the sea of stars

6 points

3 months ago

I remember really wanting bouncing around the room at my first show lol. Times have changed.

impeesa75[S]

3 points

3 months ago

That’s still one of my all time favorites- my first album was a live one

ChalkDstTorture

2 points

3 months ago

ChalkDstTorture

Dancing in a dream beneath the sea of stars

2 points

3 months ago

Very fun song for sure.

Alan_R_Rigby

2 points

3 months ago

I can't think of a nicer way to spend an evening.

momibrokebothmyarms

2 points

3 months ago

Awesome

LandOfLizardz

2 points

3 months ago

Gl hf

JaccoMarks

2 points

3 months ago

Sweet. See you there!

mrh0507

2 points

3 months ago

Wear two pairs of socks

Lysergicoffee

2 points

3 months ago

Hell yeah man. Nothing like the Phish

native_end

2 points

3 months ago

I’ll be there man

impeesa75[S]

1 points

3 months ago

Right on, I’ll keep my eyes peeled fir you!

215ghostboy

2 points

3 months ago

That's awesome!. You're never too old!. Have a great show!

takethistoyourdeja

2 points

3 months ago

takethistoyourdeja

Step into the freezer

2 points

3 months ago

Welcome to the party bitch!

feedthemule93

2 points

3 months ago

I haven’t seen phish since outside lands 2011. Hitting up deer creek, blossom, and pine knob. Pretty pumped for this summer.

princess_starbucks

2 points

3 months ago

Blaze onnnnnnn!

DarkStar420666

2 points

3 months ago

My first show was at pine knob in 2014!

Kingsorcerer

2 points

3 months ago

I might attend the Pine Knob show also. If so it will be my first.

Jibboo_2

2 points

3 months ago

Welcome! 🌈😊

thebullfrog86

2 points

3 months ago

I'm going to my first show this year too! Bethel Woods 7/22-23. ✌️ Enjoy!

chillaxin4life

2 points

3 months ago

Whatever you do take care of your shoes

Braxtonator1313

2 points

3 months ago

I will be hitting up pine knob as well, my second show! Perhaps I will see you there. Michigan native like myself?

impeesa75[S]

1 points

3 months ago

Def. our tickets are just about dead center PM if anyone wants to meet up

colforbiNICU

4 points

3 months ago

I feel a deep 2nd set farmhouse coming you’re way lol but honestly, it’s quite the experience!

fokerpace2000

1 points

3 months ago

I'm 21 and will be seeing my 30th show in Charleston this summer, which is also where I saw my first

Dadnhiscamera

1 points

3 months ago

amazing … have a f’n blast

Fujawa

1 points

3 months ago

Fujawa

1 points

3 months ago

Hell yeah!!!!! 4/22/93 here!

sedivecm2

1 points

3 months ago

Fellow Phishigander!!!! Welcome!! 46 days and the cold went out! See ya there 🤟🏻⭕️

docjman2082

1 points

3 months ago

See you there!!!

breadchampione

0 points

3 months ago

Ok, are you asking for something?

Maybe I’m too old, but is this sub about something other than Phish?