The stereotyping in this article is silly. I highly doubt 2k-5k additional fans are going to show up in Telluride. This is not the '95 Dead crowd.
With the jam band Phish coming to Telluride in August for two sold-out concerts, law enforcement and emergency responders are gearing up for what some have suggested may be an “iconic event” for followers of the band with the potential to draw as many as 2,000 to 5,000 “phans” above and beyond the 9,000 who have already secured tickets for each show.
“I don’t know that we’ll see that many,” Telluride Chief Marshal Jim Kolar briefed San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain Village Police Department, Telluride Marshal’s Office, Telluride and Norwood Fire Protection Districts and Telluride Medical Center personnel on Wednesday morning.
At the same time, “They keep painting a picture of how this is not really going to be a big event for us,” he said, indicating his belief that the concert promoters may be downplaying the potential crowd size as much as the rumor mill may be overstating it.