Will 2013 be finally THE year ?

by Yome NetSan 29. July 2013

When the fall tour 2013 has been announced last week, I read the news like any Phish tour announcement for sixteen years. Where will they play ? How many shows ? Basic stuffs. But when I saw that they'll play 3 days at Atlantic City from October 31th to November 2nd, I got pretty hyped : Halloween + 30th anniversary show during the same run ?! I HAVE TO GO !

Ok, I realized a few minutes ago that their birthday was on December 2nd, not November 2nd...

Nevertheless, my brain was already on fire. The run will be at the very end of the Toussaint holidays in France. I already planned a family trip to Morocco but it won't last the 2 weeks. With one flight to the U.S.A., I could attend 3 shows, including a pretty rare Halloween 3-setter ! I talked about it to my wife and her answer was both encouraging and full of common sense : "How much would it cost ?"

Yes, the main concern will be the money, as it has always been.

The following day, I checked several websites for flights booking to have an idea of the grand total.
First surprise : Atlantic City International airport can't be reached from Europe. So I search for Philadelphia from Lyon, Paris or even Geneva. I found several possibilities with or without stopover for a price from 600€ to 700€. I can find cheaper with 2 stopovers but I don't want to spend 24 hours in planes and airports...
A 3 day ticket would be 180$ but I have to add the fee and shipping for a total of 217.10$.
I have also to count 4 hotel nights, a way to go from Philly to Atlantic City (it seems I won't be alone), food and pocket money.

OK so I have to find a 1200€ bill.

I could fight against my habits to buy countless video games or vinyls to finally save this amount until October. The problem is I have to spend most of it (tickets, plane and hotel) at least in august and I don't have it now. So, like many times before, I dug the idea...

 

On Saturday, I received a letter from my company about my annual bonus. Usually it's stuck on a special bank account for 5 years unless I get married, have a baby or buy a house, which is not planned. But for the first time, this year, I have the option to request the full amount to be paid immediately.

 

Wait a minute...

 

This morning, I did something I've been dreaming of for sixteen year : I request tickets for a Phish show on tickets.phish.com

Oh my. I'll go to a Phish show !

Damned !

by Yome NetSan 24. November 2010

I hate special offers... when it comes in a time when I can't buy anything.

LivePhish.com is currently offering 25% off all 2010 CDs until tuesday. This means that every show is available for 17.25$ instead of 23$ (except for Halloween which is 22.50 instead of 30$).
So all 29 summer tour shows can be bought for 500.25$ only and the fall tour is 264$. Even the "buy all in once" packages are more expensive as they're respectively 600.30$ and 315.25$ (you only save 10%).

Pff... 44 Phish shows in CDs for 570€ is a damned good deal ! That's 12,95€ a show, 4,31€ a CD (as most shows are on 3 CDs)...


Damned, I realise that I write more about money (spending or saving) than music on a Phish blog...

Just what I feared...

by Yome NetSan 31. May 2010

We're just about 10 days before the first show of the Summer tour and Phish has announced what I feard the most after a break-up : every show of this sumemr tour will be available on CD from livephish.com !

I've always been reluctant to buy every show of a tour as a downloadable format but I'm a collector for everything's physical. I feared that kind of announcement because it means a lot of money to get the full set ($600.30 if you buy all 29 shows at once) or a strugle with myslef to accept that I miss a part of my Phish collection.
Last time I waited to buy a full set of shows, I ended not having them all because they became unavailable.
I compared the different possibilities to buy them separatly and I think I'll go with the multi-shows way. It finally cost 15€ more but I don't have to send $600 in one transaction and I can space out purchases.

Anyway, I can't wait to wake up in the morning and grab my dayly dose of Phish to listen during the day at the office. Last summer was great because of that. I even convinced myself not to listen to any Phish for several week to start this summer with a fresh mind.

What's up ?

by Yome NetSan 25. November 2009

Nothing.

No new news about a european tour although some website are spreding the august rumors only this week.

I'm weak so I finaly bought things I saved money from :

  • Gravity Crash, PS3 downloadable game (7€)
  • Braid, PS3 downloadable game (10€)
  • The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time mangas (2x 7,50€ saved each month)

I received an answer for my Joy box that doesn't make me laugh.

I'm listening to the Fall tour each day and I'm loving it althought i'd like more variety in setlist. I'm sick of Chalkdust Torture, You enjoy myself and Down with Disease.

Saving money ?

by Yome NetSan 10. November 2009

New things I won't (or shouldn't) buy :

  • New Super Mario Bros Wii (50€)
  • The Legend of Zelda - Spirit Tracks (Nintendo DS - 40€)
  • Queen Pack (Rock Band DLC - 12€)
  • Braid (PS3 Game - 15€)

Things I told I wouldn't buy but ended bought :

  • Histoire de Nintendo 2
  • Cahier du Jeu Vidéo #2 Le Football
  • A new Jack Skellington mug, DisneyLand (10€)

So it's 117€ saved and 43€ spent.

How much would it cost ?

by Yome NetSan 21. September 2009

I spoke about my money saving several times but on the other hand, I have to plan how much would it cost to attend all 10 rumored shows over a course of 13 days.

I won't count the travels for now.

  • So 10 tickets : 10 x 30€ (average price for a not-so-famous-in-Europe band) = 300€
  • Food for 13 days : 13 x 20€ = 260 €
  • Hostel or somewhere to sleep for 13 nights (even if I might rest in my brother's in Paris or have a home break in Lyon between Barcelona and Paris) :
    13 x 50€ = 650 €
  • Souvenir, T-shirts, posters, memorabilia and omiyage :
    10 x 20 € = 200€
I'm in a in 1410€ trip without actually going to the shows... I better have to save, save, SAVE !

As a side note, Mr. Miner put 2 greats European '97 shows this weekend in his PhishThoughts.com.

Money saving...

by Yome NetSan 15. September 2009

It's a good thing I started this little virtual money bank for a hypotetical Phish Europe Tour. It helps me realize the amount of money I spend avery month in music, games and stuffs...

So here are news things I won't buy until I see Phish live :

I also realize that I often buy the same things twice for collector purpose (P'nL 9, wipEout HD or Metroid Prime Trilogy)...
I'm glade I subscribed to Pix'N Love Mook and IG Magazine before I made the decision to stop buying.

Another 50€ saved

by Yome NetSan 2. September 2009

OK I add to the moneybox :

  • Uncharted 2, PS3 Game

What I won't buy for Phish

by Yome NetSan 30. August 2009

L'Histoire de Nintendo #2 Les Game & Watch I'm a rather compulsive buyer, a collector and I have a whole bunch of passions.
That's a pretty expensive mix....

 

So if I want to go on Phish tour, I have to save money. Here is a list of things I'd have bought that I won't (at least in the near future) :

 

 

So that's a total of 320,48€ saved for my Phish tour !
Of course it's far from enough to afford the flights, trains, hotels, beers and of course tickets for a full european tour but it's a good start.




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