|My little cousins on 4th of July + my not so little cousins Jenna and David who now tower over me at ages 20 and 16.|
Sigh, these kids keep growing up on me! With all the fun that was had on the 4th CK and I had to head home early because we had a road trip and a three night Phish run at SPAC ahead of us.
I've been listing to Phish since high school, which is a very long time ago, but doesn't mean anything in a Phish phan's world where they gauge your fandom based on how many shows you've seen. You could say I'm a late bloomer to the "tour" scene.
I've seen five shows, which is essentially zero to a "phan", but that doesn't mean I don't love the band and their music. I really love them, not as much as CK as I'm not an encyclopedia of their catalog, but you get the point. (update: read this article on Phish phans secret language and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.)
How about I love them enough to agree to drive eight hours with five friends to Saratoga Springs, NY and see them three nights in a row. Yup.
While I may have been anxious for the drive (I tend to get car sick and claustrophobic), for the house we rented (once the AC kicked in I was good) and for my stamina (partying three nights in a row?!) the trip was so much fun. I'm actually proud of myself for making it through the whole weekend with only a couple meltdowns.
|The CLE to SPAC crew at our favorite pre-show shaded spot, because why wouldn't we want to pick up Billy?|
Good times, good friends and really good music.
What more can you ask for?
Happy Thursday, kids.