Sunday 06/26/2011 by Lemuria


Dylan at SeatGeek sent over an analysis of top venues to see Phish during their 2011 summer tour, based on average ticket prices. The results as of 6/15/2011 are as follows:

1. Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV - 8/9 & 8/10
2. Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA - 8/8
3. UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL - 8/15 - 8/17
4. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH - 6/5
5. nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA - 6/19
6. Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH - 6/4
7. Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO - 9/2 - 9/4
8. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien, NY - 6/8
9. DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI - 6/3
10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC - 6/17

SeatGeek - a search engine that allows comparison shopping across major secondary markets including StubHub, TicketsNow, and TicketNetwork - shows that of Phish's 30-show summer, the overall average price is $92.47 (excluding Super Ball IX).

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, comment by Ernesto_Wan_Kenobi
Ernesto_Wan_Kenobi (vomits a little in mouth)
, comment by MJZ1974
MJZ1974 DTE at #9...and the top 3 haven't even occured yet. "Top" what?

Thanks for the study, Dylan! Very effective system you developed there.


, comment by Lemuria
Lemuria As noted, it's based on average ticket prices in the secondary market. Tahoe is the most expensive ticket (duh), then Hollywood (which surprises me).
, comment by User_11821_
User_11821_ I feel Bethel was a steal then.
, comment by Dressed_In_Gray
Dressed_In_Gray Having mail ordered for my tickets, all my prices were the same. :)

Interesting that as the avg ticket price went up for the midwest run, the shows deteriorated. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd of Riverbend-Blossom-DTE was reversed in terms of show quality.

Extending that trend, you had better watch out UIC and Tahoe, cuz Dick's is gonna kick your azz.
, comment by brando
brando because of all my tickets were face value :-)
, comment by Freekapaug
Freekapaug pine knob and blossom music center.....I didn't really think too much of riverbend though.
, comment by CannedWalrus
CannedWalrus Gorge isn't here, therefore this is void.
, comment by Banff
Banff Charlotte should be # 1 based on setlist alone. At least it made the list !
, comment by Phunky_Bitch
Phunky_Bitch Tahoe looks like a gorgeous place for Phish to play! Wish I could make it there!!
, comment by cerqs
cerqs DTE! place is the bomb
, comment by LawnBoy0925
LawnBoy0925 this list is whack.......... alpharetta blows charlotte outta the water.... thou its small its a great venue.
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