1. January 2010 14:10
While waiting for Holger's full report and pictures, here is a desciption of maybe the greatest New Year's Eve gag by Phish.
Toward the end of "Party Time" the big disco ball hanging above Trey and Mike begins to lower toward the stage, Fish begins the countdown from 10-1, at midnight the balloons and confetti drop, we get the Auld Lang Syne > Down With Disease and then Fish walks toward the disco ball, opens it, and climbs inside. During this a giant cartoon-like circus canon rolls toward the front of the stage, and an enormous net drops from the rafters with a large illuminated "X" in the middle of it. Trey and Mike try to get Fish out of the disco ball, but can't, so they slide it over to the canon and load it in.
The cannon goes off and there is an explosion in the rafters. The disco ball "misses" the net and a large hole appears to the right of it, like the ball went through the roof of the building, debris hanging down. A helicopter sound them roars through the PA and a searchlight begins to shine from the "hole" all around the floor. Page, Mike and Trey have a conference at center stage, then Trey asks if anyone knows how to play the drums, assuming Fish is dead. They walk around the stage peering into the crowd, following a spotlight, and wind up at the back of the stage, Page side, pointing to a girl (an actress).
She climbs down a ladder that was set up in front of her section, and goes to come up onstage, passing through a room behind the stage that was surrounded by black curtains. Fish then comes out the other end, wearing an identical dress to the crowd girl, a black wig, and fake boobs. He climbs to the drum kit, and Trey asks her what her favorite song is. Fish pretends to talk into his mic but a real girls voice comes out of the PA, she says Fluffhead. They begin and Fish pretends to be not so good at drums during the intro, then catches up and away we went into Fluffhead. At the end of the set, the original girl and Fish trade spots behind Trey and Mike's speakers, with Fish now hiding, crouched down. The girl, Page, Trey and Mike take their bows center stage, then walk off. Fishman crawls off stage after them, in the dark. End of set.
By Jah_Votunteer via Phantasy Tour
1. January 2010 11:01
HAPPY NEW YEAR PHANS !
Hope 2010 will bring us more Phish and who knows... maybe in Europe !