Triggered by time travel, recollection of past gags 2022 fish Guitarist/Vocalist at the New Year’s Eve Show Kicking off the Band’s #Phish40 Anniversary Year Trey Anastasio We shared a thank you note analyzing how the spectacle was put together.
“What a ride!” he started with a post on social media. “Planning for his NYE show this year began months ago with a dear friend and director/choreographer at his coffee shop. Lisa ShriverWe both laughed and imagined time machines, ghosts and naked men popping out of giant cakes. In between laughs, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite moments and characters from Phish’s history to include a troupe of meatsticks, a golfer at a garden party, a wombat, the famous mockingbird, a sci-fi soldier, and his gracious Mr. Tom Hanks. , and many more.every day [sic] Think of anything else that needs to be included. “
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“We’ve been lucky to quickly assemble the most amazing team of New York theater talent to (again) bring all these outlandish ideas to life,” he continued. Thanks to Lisa Shriver. carmel dean, Sarah Wordsworth, Reed Luplow, Jason Ardizon West, Sarah Zeitler (aka Sarah of Pittsburgh), Alex Koch, Jennifer Caprio, Dan Scott etc. Thanks to the wonderful choir and marching band. Thank you to the incredibly talented cast of dancers, aerialists and singers!Thanks to his technical staff, his stage manager, props and costume team. Thanks to the fish crew for putting everything together (nightly). “
Finally, Trey thanked “the star of the show.” frenchiea fan washed by rain and lit by lightning dicks Inspired by the appearance of the ‘naked man’ who stormed onto the stage via a Trojan birthday cake for ‘Carini’ at midnight on 12/31/22, at the 2022 field, he It was just the boots. Thanks to the show’s star, Frenchie, aka The Naked Guy, from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Frenchy, I heard you have a serious health condition. We wish you love and good luck. “
“This New Year’s Eve celebrated so many amazing people who have shared their creativity and talents to create so many special memories over the last 40 years,” concludes Trey. “We love and appreciate everyone.”
We did our best on New Year’s Day to hunt down the various ghostly commentators of past Phish gags that hit the stage at the #Phish40 kickoff retrospective on 12/31/22. You can read the full recap of the show, featuring photos and videos, here.
See below for photos of Phish New Year’s gags for 2022, then scroll down for a fan-compiled list of the many self-referencing elements of the #Phish40 kickoff festival. There is no doubt that this year will be an unforgettable year!