Marijuana Policy Project

Arrests Piling Up on Phish's Summer Tour

Balloons fly at Phish shows. This photo was taken in 2011 at Super Ball in Watkins Glen, NY (courtesy of AP).

Last night in Raleigh, NC 65 Phish phans were busted in an around Walnut Creek Amphitheater on a variety of drug charges. 

From top, clockwise: Page, Trey, Mike and Fish.

A week ago at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Elkhorn, WI, where Phish played two nights (Aug. 8-9), police made 38 arrests and handed out 133 citations, again mostly for drug possession and sales

Nine phans were busted at the Shoreline Amphitheatre show in Mountain View, CA on July 24. 

The total number of arrests so far on Phish's summer tour, which began on July 21 and concludes next weekend with their three-day Magnaball festival in Watkins Glen, NY, is 122.

Beware of Alpine Valley: On July 25-26, Wisconsin police made 17 arrests and issued 170 citations during the Dave Matthews Band run there.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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