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Phish Fans Are Friendly—Until the Tarps Come Out to Save Seats Tempers flare when concert-goers claim whole rows of choice space by throwing giant plastic covers over them. ‘I could not stop thinking—who are “we?”’

**reposted from the Wall Street Journal because I highly doubt I will ever be in the WSJ again** Nathan Tobey went to a Phish concert hoping to enjoy the medley of song improvisations and laid-back vibes that have drawn followers to the band for…

The Ultimate Curveball

As a Florida native growing up in the ‘90’s I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by all types of music. I spent my teenage years hopping from clubs, festivals, Lollapalooza, and music in the middle of fields I had seen it all, or…

The Wonder of the Wanee Music Festival

There’s something magical about the Wanee Music Festival. It always feels like the start of festival season, the official kickoff if you will. Wanee began as a two-day festival with only 11 bands; it is now a three-day festival with as many as 44…

An Evening with Bella Anastasio: An Inside Look at Phish and Her Life

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Bella, the youngest of Trey and Sue Anastasio’s two children. She was kind enough to answer some of my questions and genuine beyond measure; our meeting turned into six hours of hanging out and a…

Festival 101 with Little Ragers

People love to debate on if children belong at festivals or not. Personally, I have taken both of my kids and never regretted it. I have however learned MANY handy things along the way. Below are a series of tips, some of which I utilize at all shows, not just festivals.

A Space in the Crowd: Tarping & Entitlement

Somehow certain people have decided that their general admission ticket is also a free pass to own a piece of concrete. From where does this mentality come? The idea that you are entitled to something that isn’t yours. This is OUR show. All of us. Part of what makes Phish so great is the crowd, the energy, the “We are all in this together.

Self Care Confronting Narcissism

Behind closed doors, though, it is quite different. As kids, we walked on eggshells. We never knew what we were going to get when we walked through the door. There was so much yelling. I still cringe when someone raises his or her voice; it makes me physically sick.

Dead and Company Orlando, FL

Last night in Orlando, Dead and Company wrapped their originally planned December 7th show with a bang. To finish off what now became the last show of Dead & Company’s fall tour after John Mayer underwent emergency surgery in December 2017. They started the…

Confessions Of A Music-Loving Special Needs Momma

I have a secret … On the surface I am a wife, a mother of two, and a full-time professional in a fairly high-stress career. I am a college graduate and a home-owning, tax-paying citizen. I do all the “typical” mom things: shuttle kids…

The Magic Of Bringing Your Kids To LOCKN’

For music-loving parents, bringing kids to their first festival is equivalent to others taking their child to Disney World for the first time. Parents experience the magic of the festival through their children’s eyes, sharing in the innocent and immense enthusiasm of a child.

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