For all the Phish Heads out there…
I extracted the date and location of every Phish show listed on the band’s website. The first concert was in 1983, and I included the upcoming summer shows (2013), so it’s a time period spanning 30 years. For the purpose of mapping, I removed the eight Europe shows in 1992, but have kept all USA and Canada concerts in the database.
The data are mapped to show both the number of concerts per state/province, and the tour path. Five states have had over 50 shows: Vermont (238), New York (151), Massachusetts (74), Colorado (70), and California (56). The total number of shows in the database is 1,083. The light blue dots identify every city where a concert was played. The light blue path connects the concert locations chronologically, moving from the first show to the last of the upcoming summer tour. So if you followed the band for the past 30 years and attended every show (which I’m guessing only the band members themselves have done), this is the route you took.
This graphic was made while listening to Weekapaug Groove (June 10th, 1995). Happy touring, everyone…
Data source: http://phish.com/#/tours/all
Aw man so cool.
Only Phish actually did play WV once. On 6/26/94. They played all of Gamehendge and then Hoist. And I was almost two, so I wasn’t there. And that makes me sad.