Photos: When the Apocalypse Comes, Phish Fans Will Outlive Us All

Categories: Phish

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Eric Gruneisen
Phish returns to Dick's Sporting Goods Park this weekend for its 84th, 85th and 86th shows in Colorado. I know that thanks to the meticulous documentation available at phish.net. Also thanks to phish.net, I can tell you when the band first played in Colorado (July 28, 1988 at the Roma in Telluride), the number of Colorado bands Phish has covered (two) and the number of times it says "Colorado" in its lyrics (one).

But that relentless attention to detail is not why Phish fans will survive the apocalypse. It is why they'll rebuild a new society, a place where your fate will be decided in a drum circle and the thousands of annotated set lists will offer logic and truth in a world of deceit. They will survive because they are nothing if not resourceful. What follows are some highlights of our previous coverage of the campground and tailgating scene at Phish shows in years' past, and they tell the story of a people ready to lounge together and withstand any horror.

See also: Phish's Twenty Most Interesting Covers

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Eric Gruneisen

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Eric Gruneisen

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Eric Gruneisen.

See also: A Guide to Phish's On-Stage Hand Signals, From Drunken Bar Swing to Pork Tornado

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Eric Gruneisen


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Dick's Sporting Goods Park

6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO

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28 comments
Allen Moss
Allen Moss

I appreciate the cockroach reference. Very appropriate.

PhreakySTS9
PhreakySTS9

Wow all the Phish hate. How many people talking shit about them actually know fuck all about Phish? ROFL at Phish being awful. There's a HUGE difference in not liking a band and them being awful. Phish is one of the most talented rock and roll bands in the history of time. That's a FACT. I'm not saying the best, I'm talking musically and creatively, they are one of the most talented. I always giggle when I see people that just don't even know making these sort of baseless claims. They usually listen to shitty music, which isn't a surprise since people that listen to GOOD music, regardless if they like Phish or not, almost always have a lot of respect for their talent. Haters gon' hate, though it's hilarious how ignorant most haters are. People love to hate on that which they don't understand...

Rico Suave
Rico Suave

WOW! and they look so young and vibrant at 35!

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

Prevailing Phish fandom would actually be one of the causes of humanity's collapse.

Mike Skeel
Mike Skeel

I agree with you that phish is awful...but SLIPKNOT?! Raise your standards dude

Darrell Dean
Darrell Dean

He looks like he's the leader of the cockroaches.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Says the dude who's into Slipknot and Ted Nugent.

Kevin Hoff
Kevin Hoff

He'll be dead in 5 years at his rate. Rock gut vodka.

Ben Prange
Ben Prange

Good. A world full of Phish fans is not a world I want to live in.

jjdoglegg
jjdoglegg

not true, they wouldn't survive more than a week after their cocaine runs out. 

PhreakySTS9
PhreakySTS9

Phish is aweful? Ha haha bwahahahahahah. You may not like Phish, and obviously that's cool, but they are most certainly not awful, they are easily one of the most talented rock and roll bands in the history of....time..

garriswh
garriswh

shut the fuck up you tubby bitch

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