Hey, DC-area Phish fans! We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Strange Design at the Fillmore Silver Spring this Friday, 20 January 2012. We all know how much Phish fans love listening to live recordings of the band, so all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Phish live show or song, and I’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, 19 January at 5 PM Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry).
A little bit about this show: Strange Design is a group that recreates Phish shows in their entirety, and at this show, they’ll be performing the second night of Phish’s legendary two-night stand at Arrowhead Ranch in 1991. The unique thing about that 1991 concert is that Phish performed with special guests the Giant Country Horns– and at the Fillmore show this Friday, Strange Design will have The Big Apple Horns to help them recreate that sound. If you’d like to hear how Strange Design sounds covering Phish, check out this video of the group performing “Reba”.
So again: leave a comment below telling me your favorite Phish live show or song, and I’ll select a winner at random (via random.org) at 5 PM Eastern on Thursday, 19 January for this pair of tickets. I’ll contact you via email if you win, so be sure to use an email address you check regularly! (and again: it won’t be posted publicly when you comment below.)
And if you just can’t wait until then, note that tickets are available via livenation.com for just $5 plus $3 in fees, for a total of $8. That’s a damn bargain since tickets for the original show were $17.50 and that was two decades ago when everything was cheaper! But still, the best bargain of all is to get ‘em for free, so head on over to Phish’s tour archive and let me know what your favorite Phish show or song is!
UPDATE: We were able to give away TWO pairs of tickets to this concert! Thanks to all who entered– contest is now closed and winners have been notified!