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$19,578.02 raised for charity in Fishman Auction!

Jon Fishman donating all sorts of great stuff!- for the Grateful Web
Phish 1995 Poster Signed by Entire band!- for the Grateful Web

Mimi Fishman Auction  - The Grateful Web is honored to power the Mimi Fishman auction for more than 5 years!

This time around former Phish drummer Jon Fishman has reached deep into his past to donate many artifacts sure to be of interest to Phish fans.  The charity auction features various pieces of Fishman's drum kits used on tours as well as studio recordings – some dating back to the mid to late 80's.  This impressive list of items includes Jon's first kick drum which was used during the recording of "Junta" as well as early tour dates, his complete road practice kit, as well as many other gems from his equipment while with Phish.  Fishman signed all the items he donated.

This auction is one of special importance to Fishman.  "Since Phish broke up I've finally gotten around to going through all the piles of drum equipment I've accumulated over the years and setting aside the items I no longer need or will ever use again.  There have been a lot of opinions about what I should do with them one way or another, but it's always been clear to me the best thing I could do would be to auction it off through my mother's foundation to help raise money for those she would have been happy to support", says Fishman.

In addition, the auction features a unique item donated by Phish bassist Mike Gordon and his mother Marjorie Minkin (with funds donated to the Triangle Arts Foundation), items signed by Phish, laminates from Phish festivals/tours, as well as other rarities.

Amazing Mimi Fishman Charity Online Auction - Bidding Total: $11,507.56

Autographed Paul McCartney Poster!- for the Grateful Web
Autographed James Brown CD!- for the Grateful Web
Autographed Polar Express Poster by Tom Hanks- for the Grateful Web
Autographed Jackson Browne Guitar!- for the Grateful Web

This historic auction has it all..  Autographed treasures from:  Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews, BB King, Tom Hanks, James Brown, Eminem, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, G Love, Jackson Browne, String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String BandBela Fleck, Snoop Dog, & more!! Bidding Total from Auction:  $11,507.56 

Own or gift a piece of history as you help victims of the Station Family Fire.

PHISH on-line charity AUCTION for STATION NIGHTCLUB SURVIVORS -- THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Coventry poster the last phish shows- for the Grateful Web
A once in a lifetime item. The band''s wardrobe case that they used everyday while they were on tour. Only 2 of these ever existed.- for the Grateful Web
untorn and full Coventry ticket, signed by entire band in Coventry on 8/15/04. Only 3 were signed that day- for the Grateful Web

John Langenstein, Director of Security for several bands including Phish, CSN, and The String Cheese Incident, has teamed up once again with David Shulman and The Mimi Fishman Foundation to raise money for The Station Family Fund. The Grateful Web has been thrilled to host their auctions for the past four years.

The Station Family Fund is an all-volunteer, 501 c 3 recognized, tax exempt, nonprofit organization, founded to offer assistance and relief to people directly affected by the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.  100 people perished, close to 200 severely injured, and more than 60 children lost one or both parents in the horrific fire on Feb 20, 2003.

Todd King, a survivor himself of the fire, is the VP of the Station Family Fund. "It's vital we don't forget the families left behind.  The Station Family Fund was formed to help those families, as well as the survivors", said King.  "David (Shulman) and John (Langenstein) have been instrumental in helping fund our organization."

The auction, which began December 13, is the fourth in a series of Langenstein/Shulman on-line auctions, with the first three raising over $40,000. Unlike the first three auctions, which included a variety of items from many different bands, this auction will only feature Phish related items.  Phish, after 21 years together, recently called it quits, as their last note of music was played August 15 at their own festival in northern Vermont.

The eighteen auction items are sure to be of interest to any Phish fan.  Included are the  actual guitar strings used by Phish in 2004, one of their wardrobe cases used all the way up to their last show in August, as well as a full Conventry festival ticket signed by the entire band.

"When Shulman and I ran our first auction for the SFF, I never dreamed there would be more.  I thought it was a one-time shot.  My desire to help those affected by the fire has only strengthened and I am more determined now than ever to help out the survivors and the families of the victims", said Langenstein.

The Station Family Fund will distribute every dollar raised by the auction in an effort to address the needs of the survivors and the families of victims.

"We have put together an amazing array of Phish items for this auction.  Any Phish fan will definitely want to take a look.   Most importantly, we are raising funds for a very important charity", says Shulman.

Information on the Station Family Fund can be found at http://www.stationfamilyfund.org

To check out the auction, visit: mimifishman.prg/auctions