If you fancy yourself an “a-Phish-ionado,” or an expert on current events, you’ll have a chance to prove it at Festival 8. Just stop by the HeadCount tent and play “Reality Check,” our music and political trivia game show. The Grand Prize winner gets a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork by Phish poster artist Jim Pollock. Everyone also gets a coupon for a free scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream just for playing “Reality Check” or for filling out HeadCount’s “What’s Your Issue?” survey.
Be prepared to answer questions like this:
- What body part of Floyd's body got “sliced”?
- What town does Trey Anastasio, John Popper of Blues Traveler and Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors all hale from?
- What Who album did Phish cover on Halloween 1995?
The HeadCount booth will be adjacent to the WaterWheel area (look for a giant WaterWheel sculpture) and across from the “House of Live Phish.”
“Reality Check” will pit you head-to-head with another competitor as a host quizzes you on Phish history, classic albums, the news and government. Plus, there will be a Family Feud-style “Survey Says!” question. Win three straight times and you can advance to the Tournament of Champions, held before Phish’s final set of the weekend on Sunday, Nov. 1.
The Grand Prize winner will receive an uncut sheet of four Pollock Halloween masks. These masks will be available at the WaterWheel table throughout Festival 8, which will house a Pollock gallery. To make the “Reality Check” prize one-of-a-kind, Jim is doing a special illustration on one uncut sheet – meaning the winner goes home with a true Pollock original. Other prizes include a Festival 8 merchandise pack and an autographed copy of the PhanArt book.
So stop by. See you at Indio!