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Published: 2013/08/08

Glens Falls, NY Institutes Phish Ticket Drawing

Glens Falls, NY has found an interesting way to deal with the influx of Phish fans looking for tickets to their upcoming concert at the Civic Center. reports that city officials have put together a drawing in order to prevent a mass campout in front of the venue.

Starting at midnight on Friday, August 9, everyone who is interested will be able to receive a numbered wristband. The wristband does not guarantee anything and must be worn at all times. 30 minutes before on sale begins at 10am, a number will be called. The person with that number will be given the first spot in the line, and person with the following number will be second in line, etc. For instance, if the number 20 is drawn, then the person with the number 21 wristband will be second in line. Fans must be present when the number is announced in order to enter the line.

Phish will perform at the Glens Falls Civic Center on October 23. It will be their first performance in Glens Falls, NY since Halloween 1994. Tickets to the show will also be available online starting at 10am ET tomorrow.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

tostonesfix August 8, 2013, 14:32:51

Wow. Genius.

G August 8, 2013, 14:48:54

ummm… 1980s flashback

me August 8, 2013, 16:00:14

Interesting?? This has been done for YEARS... what I don’t get is that you need to be there when the number is called? So, instead of a nice neat line of peops waiting, now there are hundreds of peops just milling about creating a bigger clusterfuck… In this day and age, if you are going to do such a dumb thing why not have an app for it, or at least just text the number… that way peops could be anywhere, then get a text 30 minutes prior to on-sale indicating which number is first… or get those stupid flashing discs that restaurants use to let you know your table is ready while you wander about…. Of course, I hear there’s this new thing called the internets and they sell tickets too but don’t tell anyone or you might have a hard time getting them! Although, I have to commend Jambands for giving an example of how it works because you know there will be 50 wooks scratching their heads… “Wha… huh… 82 is first… man, I’ve seen 212 shows I should be first…”

BBFCFM August 8, 2013, 16:40:52

I’d rather get a wristband than have my computer’s IP address request floating indefinitely, followed by inevitable disappointment for finding out the show sold out. Good for them! I just hope they check names to make sure people don’t try to slide off their wristbands and pick up more than 1. I miss the days where you had to actually pony up cash to mail order; this would severly drop the Phish ticket demand IMHO. I don’t think it’s an incumbrance at all to get a wristband, then show up 30 minutes before they start to sell them. It beats the older days of literally camping out in front of the venue indeed!

KB August 9, 2013, 06:36:13

I didn’t know anybody still went to the venue to buy tickets anymore. I thought everyone bought offline. I used to go to venues to buy tickets but haven’t done that in 15 years or so.

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