Mock Show: Epic NYE Voting Begins

This and other awesome posters are on display over at our Mock Show: Epic NYE page, where voting in a "mock election" to decide the year's best Phish-related art has begun.

Categories include best official print, best fan print (including David Welker's lovely "Lady of the Rock," at left), best series, best non-poster art, and best Hampton, Red Rocks, and Festival 8 art of 2009. And of course it wouldn't be a HeadCount event without a special category for best political art of the year, such as Shepard Fairey's "Global Warming" image (below). Winners in each category will receive the secret and sacred “Golden Tube."

Winners will be announced at Mock Show: Epic NYE, which takes place December 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the fourteenth floor of Miami's Epic Hotel, within walking distance of the American Airlines Arena, where Phish will perform December 28-31.

The show is a sequel to this summer's Red Rocks Mock Show, which HeadCount art director Jamie Huntsman documented very nicely here, where she said, "Mock Show was all about connections: connecting fans of the music to the art inspired by the music to the artists who were inspired by the music."

Jim Pollock, Jeff Wood, David Welker, Sei Ray Ho, Erin Cadigan, and Aunt and Uncle Ebeneezer are just a few of the artists who will be exhibiting and probably signing things, too. Tickets (which include a 2010 calendar) are available on the show's website, where you can also pick up David Welker's cool poster and T-shirt.

Along with HeadCount, the Mockingbird Foundation and Waterwheel Foundation will benefit from ticket and merchandise sales.

But it's really all about immersing yourself in Phish-inspired visuals, a venerable tradition since the Charlatans band members Mike Ferguson and George Hunter drew "The Seed," the first psychedelic rock-concert poster, in June 1965.