Ride J2G Live’s Party Buses To Phish Dick’s, And Get Free Beer, Food, & Pot

first_imgPhish‘s annual end-of-summer trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in one of the highlights of the Colorado summer. Each year, thousands of fans flock to Colorado’s front range for Memorial Day Weekend, taking over the Broomfield, Colorado soccer stadium for the three shows—this year, Phish’s tour-closing summer run spans from August 31st to September 2nd. With Dick’s Sporting Good Park located in Broomfield, fans in Denver often opt to take party buses to the show. One fan-favorite bus service is J2G Live, which offers prompt buses to and from the Phish shows (tickets available here) in addition to a number of special benefits for riders.J2G Live will run their Destination Dick’s Phish party buses for the seventh year in a row, treating fans to an all-inclusive experience. Particularly great for out-of-towners, J2G Live’s round-trip coach buses pick up and drop off at the beloved venue, Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, a staple of the Denver music scene that regularly hosts Red Rocks and Phish Dick’s afterparties. Music fans can head over to Cervantes’ at 3 p.m., where they’ll enjoy free food before the ride. Each ticket also includes special discounts for bus riders at the nearby dispensary, Denver Kush Club, such as buy-one-get-one deals, penny joints with purchase, and more.J2G Live’s buses leave exactly at 5 pm, giving fans plenty of time on the lot before the show to enjoy free beer and water from Boulder Beer Company. Beer and water will also be available for riders following Phish’s performance until 30 minutes after the show is over when the buses return to Cervantes. In addition, if Cervantes’ is hosting any late-night shows, riders receive discounted or even free entry to the late-night party, depending on the show. One confirmed show that riders will have discounted access to is Cycles, an up-and-coming jam band out Colorado who will perform an after-show on Friday, August 31st. J2G Live also offers a VIP package for riders, which includes an upgraded ride on a limo bus with an open bar.As J2G Live co-founder, Gary Mellini, shared about the upcoming Phish Dick’s run,Dick’s is the best weekend of the year.  I’ve been a Phish fan for over 20 years now, and I know how big a pain it can be getting to and from the shows, especially if you are traveling out of town or have a big crew of people. Our philosophy has always been to offer the kind of service we’d expect if we were going to a show, so we make it as easy as possible for our riders. Basically, buy your ticket, show up on time, and we will handle the rest. To be able to help make so many fans’ experiences a little easier means a lot and to do it while seeing our favorite band together always makes for an amazing weekend. We are lucky we get to do it in our backyard every year.This year, J2G Live is also offering fans a chance to win a three-day pass to Phish’s Dick’s run. Winners will also receive two three-day general admission bus passes to get to and from the show. To enter, head to J2G Live’s Facebook contest here. In order to enter, guess the opener to the next show in the comments and tag two of your friends. Every night that Phish plays a show between now and the last night of the band’s highly anticipated Curveball festival is a chance to enter, with participants permitted to enter once per show. The company will select and notify its winner of the free three-day Phish Dick’s pass and bus rides the week after Curveball.Both single-day and three-day passes for general admission and VIP bus rides are currently available. To purchase yours, head here. For more information about J2G Live’s party bus packages or for their contest to win a 3-day pass to Phish Dick’s, head to J2G Live’s website or email [email protected]last_img read more

UN-FOUR-GETTABLE: Syracuse returns to Final Four for first time in 10 years with 55-39 victory over Marquette

first_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse defeats Marquette to advance to Final Four in AtlantaSyracuse zone proves unbeatable again as Marquette suffers miserable shooting night in Elite EightCarter-Williams propels Syracuse past Marquette, into Final Four with all-around performanceFans at Chuck’s go wild; Seniors reflect on Orange’s advance to the Final FourComstock, Walnut avenues fill with students celebrating, dancing on truck following Syracuse win Published on March 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman WASHINGTON — On the same court where Syracuse’s season seemed to come apart, where its confidence reached its lowest point and where its future looked grim, the Orange punctuated a remarkable turnaround by earning a trip to the Final Four.As soon as the final buzzer sounded, ending its 55-39 win over Marquette, euphoria swept up Syracuse as it fell into a wild celebration near the sideline. The players put on their white “Final Four” T-shirts and black “Final Four” caps, and one by one, they climbed the ladder underneath the basket, each clipping away pieces of the net before head coach Jim Boeheim took care of the rest.With each step up that ladder, with each clip of the net, concerns about this team’s ability never seemed so distant.“These guys have come a long way from three weeks ago,” Boeheim said. “Today, someone reminded me we were here for another game and it’s been a great transformation in that period.”Syracuse befuddled Marquette with a zone defense that’s leaving good shooting teams frustrated and hopeless. With this win, the Orange took the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, erased any lingering doubts, affirmed itself as one of the nation’s best and for the first time in 10 years, advanced to the Final Four. The Orange held the Golden Eagles, who beat Syracuse 74-71 in Milwaukee on Feb. 25, to a paltry 22.6 percent from the field and 12.5 percent from the arc.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael Carter-Williams was brilliant again, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting. James Southerland had 16 points and hit three 3-pointers.The game was never seriously in doubt, but much of Syracuse’s season once was.Exactly three weeks ago, the Orange lost to Georgetown 61-39 on the same Verizon Center floor. Its offense was nonexistent. An early end to the postseason seemed inevitable.It was the Orange’s lowest point, which closed a 1-4 end to the regular season.Boeheim had to remind his players of how good they were. Those same players had to find another level of toughness, grit and perhaps most importantly, confidence.They found it.“It’s pretty much a 180,” guard Brandon Triche said. “After losing so many games in a row, we stayed positive, but you can’t say we didn’t lose confidence. We were probably unsure of ourselves a bit.”Since then, Syracuse has lost only one game, and that was in the Big East tournament finals against Louisville, which pulled off a 16-point comeback in the second half to earn the win. Other than that half, the Orange has been dominant.It’s rolled through the NCAA Tournament. With its stymieing 2-3 zone, it’s made teams that can normally score efficiently into teams that can’t find a good shot.Marquette was Syracuse’s latest victim. The Orange forced its arms into the passing lanes, intercepting passes and disrupting shot attempts. Syracuse ended up finishing with 19 points off of turnovers on a night when it looked simply unbeatable.“We were as active these two games here in Washington as we’ve ever been, and I just really can’t say enough about how good these guys played on the defensive end of the court,” Boeheim said. “They were just tremendous.”By the time Southerland nailed a deep 3-pointer with 2:23 left against Marquette, the celebration had already begun.Emotions swelled throughout the pro-Orange crowd. Syracuse’s players on the bench rose to their feet. With about a minute left in the game, Boeheim, normally stoic on the sideline, cracked a wide smile.When the game’s final second ticked off of the clock, those smiles never faded. The players walked to the side of the court, in front of their families and fans, and flapped their jerseys. On the stage where Syracuse was presented with the East Region trophy, Boeheim and his assistant Mike Hopkins hugged.Chants of “Let’s go, Orange” and “Jim-my Boe-heim” rained down on the court.After the way the Orange finished the regular season 1-4, after the way it struggled to make shots for much of the season, this was a dream-like scene.But those losses and those struggles might have been for the best for Syracuse, forward C.J. Fair said.“When you’re losing, it brings the team together,” Fair said. “It’s going to make or break the team. I think it made us.”It made Syracuse into a dominant tournament team. It made Syracuse into a nightmare to play against.And on the very court where the Orange looked disoriented three weeks ago, it made Syracuse into a member of the Final Four.Concerns never seemed so far away. A championship has never seemed so close.“We can’t wait,” Carter-Williams said. “It’s going to be a fun weekend in Atlanta.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more