social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center
105.5 Triple M
Order up! Serving it up at lunchtime in The Radio Deli. Weekdays at noon.

Gabby Parsons

What does Gabby have to say?





The Phish Concert that Got Away

Last summer I, of course, went to Alpine Valley to see Phish, the only band that I will go see at Alpine. It wasn’t just another concert for me, but it was my sweetie Tim’s FIRST SHOW! Of course, he has heard me play them all the time and listened to all my stories about the band. He’s a big music fan, so I knew he would love it as much as I did. I was right. So when we had an opportunity to see them again the next month at the final show of the summer tour at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, we jumped at the chance. The night before, we had been at the 40th anniversary Woodstock Concert, but were totally ready to see Phish.  I love SPAC. It’s like a smaller Alpine and my favorite venue so I was excited to share it with Tim. We left with plenty of time to get to the venue and seriously crowd watch. We get about 5 miles from SPAC to see signs that said all the parking lots were full. As we inched our way closer, I could see kids hiking towards the show. I lean out and ask someone where were they were sending us to park and he said a couple of miles away. Well, I’m not a kid anymore, it was hot, humid and looked like it was gong to pour any minute, so we decided to just skip it and sell my tickets, which were in the SECOND ROW!!!! Tim was worried we wouldn’t be able to sell them, but I said, just pull over. So we pull into this parking lot, I unroll the window and hold the tickets out. Immediately, a couple of kids run over and ask “Are they in the pavilion?” “ Dude” I said, “They’re I the second row”. He handed me a $100 bill. “ Plus $20 for handling charges?” He gave me another 20 and I swear his feet weren’t touching the ground he was so excited. I was happy to give someone an experience he never imagined, plus, if I had gotten my tickets for free  (which I usually do) I would have GIVEN them to him! So I took the kids money, went right to Best Buy and bought an Altec Lansing iPod docker, a pair of headphones and still had money left to download the show the next day. All in all, it was win win for everyone! But NOTHING is going to stop me from being at Alpine on Saturday night.

Tags :  
Social :


Share This: | More


 
08/12/2010 5:53AM
The Phish Concert that Got Away
Please Enter Your Comments Below
08/12/2010 11:23AM
Chris
You could help out another kid by kicking down some tickets to Sundays show
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
Give the Drummer Some!
In Madison, we have a musical legend in our midst. He is none other the The Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, who drummed for James Brown, and has had his drumming sampled in more songs than any other. An effort is underway to honor Clyde, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" BJ Thomas
We went a little bit country for this morning's World's Worst iPod song. BJ Thomas went all the way to #1 on the pop, country and easy listening charts with the song ("Hey, would ya play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." It was in the...
Read More
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Born to Run
The iconic Bruce Springsteen album Born to Run was released 40 years ago today. This album is an undeniable classic. Even if the title track were the only memorable song, odds are people would still be buying this record today. But "Born to Run" also...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Bette Midler "WInd Beneath My WIngs"
Did you ever know that you're my hero? Bette Midler's song "Wind Beneath My WIngs" went to Number 1 in 1989. It was featured in a movie about death "Beaches," and has probably been played at countless funerals. It's probably because of the...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Robert John vs. Kim Carnes
We tried something new today with the World's Worst iPod...pitting two really horrible songs against each other and letting the listeners pick which one gets played in its entirety. We must thank one of our favorite listeners, who goes by "Crazy...
Read More
Best Beer Names from the Great Taste 2015
Aside from drinking beer and checking out everybody's humorous beer-related T-shirts, one of the best parts of the Great Taste of the Midwest is all the creative names that brewers come up with for their concoctions. This year was no...
Read More
The GOP Debate Drinking Game (If you want to stay sober)
So the internet has been flooded with drinking games in advance of teh first GOP presidential debate. (Okay I saw two). What I haven't seen yet is a drinking game for those of us who don't really want to get hammered on a Thursday night. So I...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: "Say You, Say Me," Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie was on fire in the 1980's with an amazing string of hits that included "Say You, Say Me," from the movie White Nights. It was number one on the charts for four weeks in 1985 and was the #2 song for the entire year. It even won an...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
Give the Drummer Some!
In Madison, we have a musical legend in our midst. He is none other the The Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, who drummed for James Brown, and has had his drumming sampled in more songs than any other. An effort is underway to honor Clyde, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" BJ Thomas
We went a little bit country for this morning's World's Worst iPod song. BJ Thomas went all the way to #1 on the pop, country and easy listening charts with the song ("Hey, would ya play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." It was in the...
Read More
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Born to Run
The iconic Bruce Springsteen album Born to Run was released 40 years ago today. This album is an undeniable classic. Even if the title track were the only memorable song, odds are people would still be buying this record today. But "Born to Run" also...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Bette Midler "WInd Beneath My WIngs"
Did you ever know that you're my hero? Bette Midler's song "Wind Beneath My WIngs" went to Number 1 in 1989. It was featured in a movie about death "Beaches," and has probably been played at countless funerals. It's probably because of the...
Read More
World's Worst iPod Robert John vs. Kim Carnes
We tried something new today with the World's Worst iPod...pitting two really horrible songs against each other and letting the listeners pick which one gets played in its entirety. We must thank one of our favorite listeners, who goes by "Crazy...
Read More
Best Beer Names from the Great Taste 2015
Aside from drinking beer and checking out everybody's humorous beer-related T-shirts, one of the best parts of the Great Taste of the Midwest is all the creative names that brewers come up with for their concoctions. This year was no...
Read More
The GOP Debate Drinking Game (If you want to stay sober)
So the internet has been flooded with drinking games in advance of teh first GOP presidential debate. (Okay I saw two). What I haven't seen yet is a drinking game for those of us who don't really want to get hammered on a Thursday night. So I...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: "Say You, Say Me," Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie was on fire in the 1980's with an amazing string of hits that included "Say You, Say Me," from the movie White Nights. It was number one on the charts for four weeks in 1985 and was the #2 song for the entire year. It even won an...
Read More
Categories
Archives