Festival 8: It Begins

Calm before the storm

Just wanted to post a quick update before night one of Phish Festival 8 begins…

I’m just now checked into the media area on the far stage left here at Festival 8, and the festival grounds are beautiful with every bit of the Polo Grounds being touched by some level of Phish-y creative representation. The tree line is lit. The sculptures in the middle of the field are going to bring fire to the grounds in ways that none of us can fully imagine yet. The manequins are oddly scary. The Big Lebowski was on the movie screen in the chillout area at the grounds, but we were too busy hanging in the shade by a peaceful fountain.

All in all, I’m having a great time already and I’m damn ready to take in all the Phish that a human being can handle this weekend. I may have over-served myself last night in reckless anticipation, but tonight it’s all about letting the band take over at what they do best.

I’m calling a “Jennifer Dances” opener… (kidding, kidding!)

More updates to follow…