Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Although this made news today, by the time anyone who actually enjoys Phish reads about it, we will probably be sometime into next week. Phish announced they are reuniting. The group who broke up in 2004 recently performed together at the wedding of their old road manager, and decided they really could get along well enough to make some money next year. So far they have scheduled three days in Hampton, Virginia which, although the site of one of their best live albums is not the spot one thinks of when attending a Phish concert. You would have thought they would perform somewhere outside, where people could enjoy a festival like atmosphere unconstrained by the presence of being in a city not known for anything really except a big ass tunnel.
For those of you who want to see Phish, but have visited the scenic Hampton Coliseum previously and don't wish to repeat the journey, fear not because Phish says that they will probably be hitting the road for more dates. I can tell you right now what one of those dates is going to be. It hasn't been announced formally, but they will be playing Coachella next year. Yep. You heard it here first.