Phish Used Quotes From A Phantasy Tour Thread In Their Halloween PhishBill

first_imgOne tradition that has carried through the entirety of Phish’s Halloween performances is the PhishBill, a program guide handed out at the show’s opening to preview the festivities to come. This year’s edition not only proved that The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars was the album of choice, but came equipped with a major article written by frequent Rolling Stone contributor David Fricke. Of course, the band indulged their sense of humor with some funny inserts, including an advertisement that poked fun at producer Bob Ezrin’s decision to leave “Mercury” off of their recently-released album Big Boat.The back page of the PhishBill was a fake advertisement for “Phishileaks,” playing off the newsworthy Wikileaks that has been releasing classified documents to the public. The Phishileaks page featured fictional quotes from various well-known sources, like Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and more. With a little digging, we found that some of these quotes actually belong to members of the popular forum Phantasy Tour, which features a number of free-for-all discussions on the doings of Phish.The quotes were pulled from a thread discussing a potential 13-date run at Madison Square Garden next summer, something that has been heavily rumored but not yet confirmed. Quotes like “I’m not sure you know what gullible means. It’s from a very reliable source. You can write it off all you want though. Then when it’s officially announced you can go ahead and eat a d***” and “You people are unbelievable” can be found here.Another quote, “They don’t even know what they are doing next summer. If your source is accurate, then this is a preliminary thing that is in the works, but details won’t be worked out until later, and it could EASILY fall apart,” is taken from another page of the same thread.You can see the full PhishBill on the band’s website. Of course, Phish using quotes from a discussion of an extended MSG run draws its own questions about those rumors, but we’ll reserve speculation for another time.last_img