Phish are the ultimate psychedelic jam band, and they've got the diehard fanbase to prove it. Beloved for their commitment to the counterculture, killer improvisation skills, and quirky on-stage antics, the band never lets their "Phans" down in concert, and their 2013 shows celebrating their 30th anniversary were no exception. Cranking out marathon sets of three decades worth of hits, the band triggered more than a few out-of-body experiences at their recent shows, leaving fans with a hunger that can only be satiated with another helping of Phish as they hit the road for more tour dates in 2014.
Formed at the University of Vermont in 1983, Phish started out playing Grateful Dead covers and distributing numerous home-recorded tapes before getting serious with 1988 double album Junta. By the early '90s, the band had developed a unique performance style that incorporated extensive audience participation, the use of secret languages, and jumping on trampolines while playing their instruments, further fueling their ever-growing cult popularity. By 1993, they were headlining festivals and selling out Madison Square Garden, foreshadowing the continued success they would enjoy as their quasi-mythical reputation continued to grow throughout the decade. Reuniting after a brief hiatus from 2004-2008, the band continues to treat their loyal fans to their legendary live shows on tour in 2014.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Unbelievable show! Phish came out like a juggernaut and never let up once during two powerhouse sets. Opening with a one-two punch of "Funky Bitch" and "Wolfman's Brother," the band quickly let the audience know they were bringing their A-game."
"The show was a true celebration of the band's 30 year anniversary! All the songs they played were phish originals--no covers, which is very rare for them. As always, the sound and energy were unsurpassed."
"The boys did not disappoint.....they came out with all guns blazing and fired out two blistering sets and a triple encore !"
Published Jan 19,2015 8:21 AM / Tara Hall
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