Video: Fan Reactions to Phish 3D

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This video, looking like it was produced by MTV circa 1997, does a pretty good job of summing up the experience that our buddy Aaron took in down in LA.

PHISH 3D MOVIE ON 4/20 – FAN REVIEWS [YouTube]

Not everyone was immediately blown away, though…

I will be honest, I did expect a lot more from the 3D. I thought for sure we would see glowsticks jump out at us, lights up in our face and perhaps 8 shaped donuts fly at us? However, we just got mic stands that protruded and the occasional balloon. I had also hoped for more behind the scenes/phans/campground footage, but perhaps we will get those in the eventual DVD release. The film both looks and sounds great, and the fact I got to boogie down in a movie theatre to the music of my favorite band is an experience I won’t soon forget. So if you missed Festival 8, or perhaps just want to relive the weekend one more time, do not miss Phish 3D when it opens nationwide on April 30th.

From Hidden Track…

Overall, I was very impressed with the movie. The 3D adds a great deal but isn’t so in-your-face obnoxious that it prevents you from appreciating the simple things. The music, while not up there among the best Phish has ever played, is certainly enjoyable. And for those of us who weren’t able to make it to Indio it was a nice snippet into the experience of the weekend. At times you could almost feel the sun beating down on the crowd. All while sitting in a movie theater in Brooklyn. Pretty damn cool.

From jambands.com…

Like any concert film, fans will have differing opinions on the songs that wound up on the cutting room floor. Many of the strongest musical moments of the weekend are not included, such as “Stash,” “Slave to the Traffic Light,” “Harry Hood” or covers of The Rolling Stones’ “I Just Wanna See His Face” and “Let it Loose.” But most noticeably absent are the band interviews, back stage humor and behind-the-scenes footage that are generally the most revealing portions in any concert film. That would have lent more depth to Phish than 3D ever could.

Did you go last night? What did you think? Was there a glowstick war during “Maze” and did the theater chant during “Wilson?” We wants to know.

  • http://concertconfessions.com Concertconfession

    Haha thanks for sharing the one negative thing I had to say about Phish 3D on your site :)

    I am glad I passed the chance to be interviewed by MTV 1997 as well.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      Haha yeah….I’m trying to create conflict, duh! :)

      I just think I would side with that opinion based on everything I’ve read so far. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be all “concert dvd” style or more of a “movie,” so now I know to expect the movie as a concert moreso.

  • http://concertconfessions.com Concertconfession

    Haha thanks for sharing the one negative thing I had to say about Phish 3D on your site :)

    I am glad I passed the chance to be interviewed by MTV 1997 as well.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      Haha yeah….I’m trying to create conflict, duh! :)

      I just think I would side with that opinion based on everything I’ve read so far. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be all “concert dvd” style or more of a “movie,” so now I know to expect the movie as a concert moreso.

  • http://concertconfessions.com Concertconfessions

    It is indeed more of a concert vs. a movie. I will say I was happy with the setlist for the most part. Biggest upset was the lack of YEM. 3D tramps could have been cool. Perhaps Trey almost falling off the tramp had something to do with that?

  • http://concertconfessions.com Concertconfessions

    It is indeed more of a concert vs. a movie. I will say I was happy with the setlist for the most part. Biggest upset was the lack of YEM. 3D tramps could have been cool. Perhaps Trey almost falling off the tramp had something to do with that?

  • Aaron

    The editing is very quick, never allowing you to fully absorb some of the shots/scenery. I was just very happy to see The Curtain included!

    Def all concert

  • Aaron

    The editing is very quick, never allowing you to fully absorb some of the shots/scenery. I was just very happy to see The Curtain included!

    Def all concert

  • http://handfulofbrains.blogspot.com/ Tony Jordan

    Haven’t seen it yet, but must disagree with jambands.com. I don’t really want to see “band interviews, back stage humor and behind-the-scenes footage”. In 90% of concert movies, that is the part you skip through on the DVD because they are either unenlightening, self-indlugent and/or make the band members look like idiots (“Bittersweet Motel”, anyone?). Looking forward to seeing Phish 3-D next weekend in Richmond VA!

  • http://handfulofbrains.blogspot.com/ Tony Jordan

    Haven’t seen it yet, but must disagree with jambands.com. I don’t really want to see “band interviews, back stage humor and behind-the-scenes footage”. In 90% of concert movies, that is the part you skip through on the DVD because they are either unenlightening, self-indlugent and/or make the band members look like idiots (“Bittersweet Motel”, anyone?). Looking forward to seeing Phish 3-D next weekend in Richmond VA!