25. August 2010
Online Phish Tour made two great posts about the distance you have to travel to see Phish this fall and since they came back last year.
You can read it thought here and here.
An interresting analysis with many maps but clearly uncomplete.
So let me add another piece to this analysis, with a more global scale...
6. July 2010
...Phish played their last show outside of the United States of America in Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada.
|Set 1 :
Dog Stole Things
Dog Faced Boy
I Didn't Know
The Inlaw Josie Wales
You Enjoy Myself
|Set 2 :
Limb By Limb >
The Squirming Coil
On Phish.net : http://www.phish.net/setlists/?d=2000-07-06
Recording on bt.etree.org : http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=536530
Another trip boys ?
14. January 2010
Good news !
Music Today's merch account manager answered me very quickly on Friday !
Thanks for your email Guillaume, and I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t received your order yet. Let me correct the situation for you as best I can.
I will have a new order shipped out to you by expedited/trackable shipping method right away. I will email you once I have tracking information -- hopefully later today, but definitely no later than Monday. Can you please confirm that there aren’t any errors in your shipping address? This is the address we used on the previous package:
I will get back to you later today with an update on the new shipment. Please do let me know if we should make any changes to your shipping address.
Also, we will refund your shipping charges, as we’ve clearly not give you proper service in this regard. You should see that refund on your bank statement within the next 5 business days.
I got another email later after I confirmed the shipping address.
I have good hopes that this issue will finally comes to an end but it's thursday and I'm still waiting the tracking number and the refund.
2. January 2010
According to Trey (who is after all a pretty good source), they won't be Phish shows until summer 2010. Or did he meant no US shows until summer ?
That with the fact that the european rumors dates were PT home-made, so completly bull shit, I guess we won't have a European tour soon...
I don't think I'll wait any furthur to see Phish. I don't want to be like in 2004 and realize I won't see them at all. I'd rather do a full European tour than 3 or 4 dates in the US but I rather go to any Phish show rather none at all.
See you this summer ?
23. December 2009
I just found 2 invoices for orders I made to Dry Goods back in the days.
10/31/2003 : Live in Vegas DVD $17
International shipping : $5
06/07/2004 : The White Tape CD $11
International shipping : $5
Now that MusicToday manage Dry Goods, international shipping for a $14 T-shirt is $16.21 !
I tried to buy The White Tape to check the shipping fee and they are $15.21 (the CD itself is now $12), as for Live in Vegas.
So it's three time the price !
Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for both my Joy Box and an answer from my last message to Dry Goods...
Anyway, have a Merry Christmas and try to start 2010 as best as you can ! Have fun in Miami Holger !
17. December 2009
As expected, my new update about my Joy Box is another mail to Dry Goods...
Your standard answer to my email sounds like a bad joke. I wonder if you have really read my original message...
The fact is that I'm still waiting for my order #24332894.
I checked my shipping address on your website and it's good (I've already ordered several times with this same account without changing the shipping address).
I checked my local post office and they don't have this parcel for me (meanwhile, I received other orders from several websites from France, Canada and Asia during this 2 last mounths without any issue).
I'm in touch with other european fans who already received their Joy Box (but with a scratch) as you can see here :
I can't understand how you can make people pay such expensive international shipping fee ($59 in my case !!) without providing a basic tracking number ! Moreover, the items aren't that protected in the parcel and always come with a small or big scratch.
It is totally unprofessional and very disrespectful for your "valued" customer.
I'd like you to explain me how my order would cost you $59 to ship, with details. I have very high doubts about that amount.
Another example : If I want to order a simple t-shirt right now during the "7 Below sale", shipping to France would cost me $16.21 for a $14 shirt ! How can you justify those $16 without a tracking number ???
And of course, the free shipping is good only for US customers...
It's not a small order to an obscure seller on ebay in a difficult-to-reach country, it's a $225 order on the official web store of an internationally famous rock band !
I ordered on the 11th august 2009 and I doubt I'll get it before 2010 !
This is really a bad joke...
Please, I'm waiting for a real answer.
12. December 2009
Wednesday Dec 10th I finally got a letter that I can come to the German customs office in Berlin Schoeneberg to pay tax and release my delivery. So I drove to the department first thing in the morning on Thursday Dec 11th. From my previous experience I expected nothing less than 2 hours of driving and waiting. I was so damn right.
When you get there your have to show them the letter and you have to draw a waiting number - mine was #35. Next step after waiting is to go in, open the package by yourself, take out all contents and show them to the officer. Then he calculates the tax on basis of the value of the goods + delivery. It's 19% in Germany so on top of my 130,- USD value of goods + 50,- USD shipping I had to pay 23,- EUR tax. But you have to wait again before you are allowed to pay. With the receipt of your payment you can go back and finally release your order. What a hassle! But hey, fuck it - it's Phish :-) I would drive to Alaska.
The good thing about showing all contents of the box to the officer was to see them by myself for the first time in real. I got a huge smile on my face and the officer seemed to be kind of impressed as well. After driving to work I proudly showed the box to my colleagues. At home after work I made a couple of pictures.
The box itself is massive. Made out of heavy cardbox. Originally I thought its made out of plastic or wood. The cardbox seems not so stabile on the edges and corners. My box had a little scratch. Inside you find a hardcover book with lyrics, pictures and 2 CDs and 1 DVD. You also find 10 signed posters by different artists.
It's definately worth 75,- USD and you get a special price (11 USD each) for 2 Joy T-shirts.