It is no secret to those of you that read this blog, follow us on twitter and know me personally, that I am a huge Phish fan. I used to think that we are few and far between in Des Moines, but lately I have been meeting more and more phans around town. Unfortunately, I don’t think we will be seeing a Phish show happening in Des Moines anytime soon, but we may just be able to hold our own Phish related event if I can get some people to help me out.
Trey Anastasio is on the cusp of releasing a new album entitled Traveler. I have had the opportunity to preview this album and it absolutely kicks ass. I can guarantee that if I played this for non-Phish people, they would love it. Well guess what, I could make that happen. ATO Records is holding a contest for a few lucky phans to hold an official listening party. I think this would be a perfect event for Des Moines. All I need is a venue to agree to play Traveler and other Trey and Phish music for a night and people to join me for a kick ass party.
So I am putting a call out for help. I need people to join me in my quest and show up for the event (when we win). I also need a venue. Perhaps the fine people at Mars Cafe, Vaudeville Mews, Bombay Bicycle Club or Wooly’s would be interested in letting us host. Or maybe someone else has a good idea for a venue.
So will you help me? Send out tweets, post on facebook, tell you friends! Let’s make this happen and make this Phish girl’s dream come true.