New Figures Reveal Gross Sales From Phish’s Baker’s Dozen

first_imgBillboard’s Current Boxscore aggregates information about high-selling concerts and runs, ranking them from highest grossing down. For this week’s column, Phish has topped the chart with their historic Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden. Baker’s Dozen spanned thirteen nights across July 21st through August 4th, and according to Billboard’s Boxscore, grossed $15,041,405 in total sales. With the shows’ estimated capacity of 236,278 people, 227,385 people attended the concerts across the boards, selling out five of the thirteen performances.Donut Sampler: Relive Phish’s Baker’s Dozen By Rewatching These Free Pro-Shot VideosWhile this figure is by no means chump change, the mean gross sales figure from across the thirteen shows ends up coming in at $1,157,031 per night. To put this figure into perspective, ranking fifth on the Boxscore column is Dead & Company with their sold-out June 24th performance at Citi Field in New York, which grossed a little over $4 million dollars in total for one night. However, this difference can be handily accounted for by ticket prices and venue size. For Dead & Company’s summer tour, tickets rang in at just about $150 or $40, while Phish’s four different price tiers across Baker’s Dozen ranging from $74 to $54 dollars, and Citi Field has about 6,500 more seats than Madison Square Garden’s 20,789 capacity.Some Internet Genius Compiled AUDs Of The Entire Baker’s Dozen Run In This Sweet WebsiteFor those of us who might need to revisit a math classroom, gross sales figures are the grand total of all sales for a given period—meaning it doesn’t account for the costs of producing the event itself. That said, the exact numbers related to profit and how much Phish actually made from the run are still disclosed.[H/T JamBase; Photo: Chad Anderson]last_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Summersville, West Virginia

first_imgWhen it comes to pure scenic value, few places east of the Mississippi River can outmatch the natural grandeur of Summersville.The 28,000-acre Summersville Lake is a popular flatwater paddling destination and scenic swimming spot, where sheer sandstone cliffs tower above crystal clear waters.Not surprisingly, Summersville is also a climbing mecca. Just below Summersville Dam is the roaring Gauley River, one of the most celebrated whitewater rivers in the country. Paddlers flock to the Gauley, especially in the fall, when dam releases attract the world’s top boaters and hundreds of recreational rafters. Nearby, the Cranberry Wilderness area is one of the most rugged and remote mountain wilderness areas in the East and a beloved backpacking oasis.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? At 47,815 acres, the Cranberry Wilderness is the largest federally designated wilderness area in Eastern United States. Bordered to the north by the Williams River and to the southwest by the South Fork of the Cranberry River, the area is home to some seventy miles of maintained hiking trails.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more

Alcohol a bigger problem than drugs for young

first_imgThe Age (Australia) 4 June 2012THE Children’s Court has sounded the alarm about the intensity of underage drinking in the community, saying that alcohol consumption – rather than drug use – is the ”big catalyst” for youth offending in the state. Judge Paul Grant, president of the court, said he and magistrates who heard criminal cases felt there was a ”worrying” link between a trend towards more violent offending and drinking more heavily at an earlier age. ”When I sit in the court and deal with young offenders charged with violence offences, alcohol is often a significant contributor,” Judge Grant told The Age. ”We have young people in our court who are abusing drugs, but my sense is that alcohol is the more significant problem.” Young people drinking to excess was a big catalyst for offending ”in the violence sphere and more generally as well”, he said. ”I am saying to the community that I think we need to be alert to the fact that alcohol is a significant problem for some of our young people.”http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/alcohol-a-bigger-problem-than-drugs-for-young-20120603-1zq4h.html#ixzz1wli9QKlClast_img read more

All projects are in at the Franklin County Fair

first_imgBrookville, IN—According to Franklin County Purdue Extension Educator Angie Riffle, all projects have been submitted at the Franklin County 4-H and judges will have this week to judge the building projects. The results should be available on Monday, July 20. Livestock entries were due Sunday.  They will be sorting the pictures by the classes and then they will be judged this week as well. The Franklin County 4-H will be having an online livestock auction for 2020. It will run July 23-27. This can all be found by clicking here.last_img