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 #117969  by Rusty the Scoob
 Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:21 pm
They've also been touring pretty hardcore since 1992, and today's ticket prices dwarf the prices you paid back in the 70's and 80's. Phish seems to have managed their money a little better than the GD did as well.
 #117988  by TI4-1009
 Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:53 am
Rusty the Scoob wrote:They've also been touring pretty hardcore since 1992, and today's ticket prices dwarf the prices you paid back in the 70's and 80's. Phish seems to have managed their money a little better than the GD did as well.
Yeah, once Garcia died everyone jumped on the Phishwagon.. OOPS! :lol:
 #118024  by tigerstrat
 Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:53 am
Phish was playing to comparable crowds about a year before Garcia checked out.

What's strange (but not surprising) is how many of these drummers are pretty average, talent-wise, and how many mind-blowingly good ones are nowhere on this list, and probably not even within shouting distance. Where are Bill Bruford, Jeff Sipe, Chad Wackerman, Peter Erskine, or (jeebus!) Billy Cobham, Jimmy Cobb (fer cryin out loud!) ... where the hell is Pete Best, dammit?!?
 #118033  by mttourpro
 Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:21 pm
tigerstrat wrote:Phish was playing to comparable crowds about a year before Garcia checked out.

What's strange (but not surprising) is how many of these drummers are pretty average, talent-wise, and how many mind-blowingly good ones are nowhere on this list, and probably not even within shouting distance. Where are Bill Bruford, Jeff Sipe, Chad Wackerman, Peter Erskine, or (jeebus!) Billy Cobham, Jimmy Cobb (fer cryin out loud!) ... where the hell is Pete Best, dammit?!?


Playing jaw-dropping music in crappy little venues to half-full houses with mostly musicians themselves in attendance. :x
 #118036  by foolofships
 Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:42 pm
Most of their revenue probably comes from songwriting, rather than from ticket sales.