Tag: Festival 8

‘Just As Long As The Guitar Plays’: Phish, The Stones, And The Spirit(ual)

Fortunate are those who find their spirits lifted, have their souls touched deep down to the core. When the source of the spiritual-religious experience is music, it’s a special kind of communion. And when that music is rock and roll – the greatest of all American contributions to the world – it’s a particularly powerful…

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Dave Matthews Band Goes Deep In ‘Larger Than Life…In 3D,’ Phish To Follow

I have seen the future of entertainment a few times already this millennium. 1. The Simpsons Ride. Just do it. 2. On August 15, 2004, I watched Phish’s emotionally wrenching Coventry swan song in Manhattan’s Regal Union Square Cinema, where it was simulacast. I’ve seen Metropolitan Opera simulcasts since then at the same theater, but…

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Great 8

With all their cool little touches, high fan energy, and powerful music, there’s really nothing quite like a Phish festival. But I’d say my favorite Phish event is Halloween. I’m very grateful to have been at every single musical costume dating back to Glens Fall in 1994. I always walked away with a new appreciation…

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Phish Festival 8 Goes Green

“Phish aims to set the standard for ‘green’ concert events” In addition to cutting down on water bottles, most of the food booths are using recyclable napkins, plates, forks and bags. The festival organizers also set up an eco-shuttle with bio-diesel powered vans and hybrids ferrying fans to and from Los Angeles and Palm Springs…

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Surprise Phish Festival 8 Soundcheck

In addition to a couple of jams, “Undermind,” the forthcoming Party Time track “Liquid Time,” and a Trey Anastasio Band song (“Gone”), Phish performed songs by MGMT (“Kids”) and Yes (“Star Trooper”) during their surprise Thursday soundcheck prior to Festival 8, suggesting that neither the former Oracular Spectacular nor the latter’s The Yes Album during…

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Get Free Phish Food, Win Pollock Art At Festival 8

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….

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Phish Festival 8 Work Exchange Team Positions Still Open

    It’s not to late to agree to trade 18 hours’ labor (over three six-hour shifts) for admission (and other goodies) to Phish’s Festival 8 as a member of the Work Exchange Team (WET). You have to be 18 or older, pay a $15 application fee, put down a $240 refundable deposit, and expect…

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Hitler Learns Phish’s Halloween Album

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WaterWheel Rewards Community Volunteers At Phish’s Festival 8

Volunteerism has its perks, at least when Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation is encouraging it. Everyone who puts in at least eight hours at a local nonprofit becomes eligible for prizes at Festival 8. So go for it: Join The WaterWheel Foundation in attaining at total of 8,000 hours of volunteer service and be entered to win…