Contribute an Essay to the Official Festival Newspaper at Phish’s Curveball

August 9, 2018

On August 17-19 Phish will return to Watkins Glen, NY for their Curveball festival, and once again, Relix/ will be on site writing and producing the official festival paper. Ahead of the Curve will be the sixth time we’ve collaborated with Phish on a event newspaper, following:

All About IT (2003)
Coventry Courier (2004)
Festival 8 Express (2009)
Ball Things Reconsidered (2011)
Ball Street Journal (2015)

Just as our design and editorial team has remained consistent throughout this run, we’ve also made a steady effort to incorporate the voices of Phish fans. To that end, we’re putting out a call for essays. We’d like you to write about your favorite Phish curveball over the years (in the form of unexpected appearances, songs and/or however you define the topic). Please send us reflections of no more than 300 words. We pledge to run our favorites in the three daily editions of Ahead of the Curve, which will be available at the Relix tent on site next weekend. Send your submissions to Dean Budnick (Dean at by next Wednesday, August 15.