Phish Confirm Randall’s Island Details
Phish have revealed a few details about their upcoming three-night run at Randall’s Island in New York City. As previously reported, the band will be performing at the venue, which is home to other music events like Governor’s Ball and Electric Zoo, July 11-13.
Notably, the band have confirmed that their archival merch store The Freezer will be returning for the event. The store will feature an “extremely limited” number of shirts, posters, hard goods and other items from 1996-2002, as well as other rare, original print posters from the Phish Archives, including classic Pollocks. The Freezer will also host the JEMP Records Store, which will be selling a new Phish vinyl release exclusively for Randall’s Island on Friday and Saturday.
Phish have also confirmed a number of other details, including some of the organizations that will be present on site, such as HeadCount, Clean Vibes and Ben & Jerry’s Food Fight. The newly created info page is also littered with humor, including some off-kilter prohibited and allowed items (no framed diplomas, no sleep til Brooklyn, bottled up emotions are allowed as long they stay bottled for the duration of the show, etc.) and directions to Randall’s Island from Rybnik, Poland.
There’s also this tidbit on getting to venue via stagecoach:
First, build a time machine out of a Delorean. Travel back to 1885. Spot an out-of-control stagecoach. Save the passenger and fall in love with her. Convince her that you are a time-traveler from the future, and that it’s very important you attend a Phish concert at Randall’s Island in 2014. Quickly explain what Phish is, the importance of touring to an artist’s bottom line, how online music distribution in the streaming era comes with its own set of challenges. Equip her stagecoach with flux-capacitor technology. Return to the present time, making sure to avoid rush hour. Follow directions from the Bruckner Expressway. Note: There is no on-site stagecoach parking at Randall’s Island.