Phantasy Tour Takes Down A Star Athlete

When the now-famous picture of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps taking a Roor was published on News Of The World, a number of sites took the opportunity to link the swimmer to Phish. It turns out there’s more of a connection than anyone realized. Dan Levy at On The DL researched how the photo ended up on News Of The World and his sleuthing uncovered a series of posts on the popular Phish message board Phantasy Tour describing the offending photo before it was published on January 31.

A PTer with the handle wswilli3 posted this entry in a thread about smoking with celebrities on January 9:

My buddies took bomb rips with michael phelps last fall in Columbia, sc. One of them took a picture on his iPhone. His brother is a small time actor in LA, whose publicist said the pic was worth seven figures. Didn’t sell it bc of karma and didn’t want to be a rat. The kid will inherit WAY more than that so he doesn’t need it. If it was me, consider it sold.

Phish fans have long battled a reputation for being lazy stoners whose parents pay for everything and this story plays right into both of those stereotypes. Can’t PTers turn their attention towards taking down someone who truly sucks instead of an incredible athlete who likes to take a bong rip? I’m thinking Ann Coulter. One of the columnist’s old Deadhead friends must have an incriminating picture of her fucking a horse or something.

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27 Responses

  1. rumor has it there’s a similar picture of Snoop Dogg going around… Something tells me it won’t cause the same drama…

  2. is it the fenway/jb lottery that has brought the site down?

    jesus christ they need to upgrade their servers. proper hosting is dirt-cheap, and i’m sure the site makes a fair amount of money from advertisements etc.

  3. “is it the fenway/jb lottery that has brought the site down?”

    i don’t see how this could happen…it’s only 2 shows. my guess is some kind of maintenance?

  4. good thing I’m traveling today instead of stuck at work, PT bisco makes a slow work day go by that much quicker.

  5. “Can’t PTers turn their attention towards taking down someone who truly sucks instead of an incredible athlete who likes to take a bong rip?”

    one person posted that pic, there are 10s of thousands that visit the site. pt’ers did not “turn their attention towards taking” anyone down, one guy posted a pic on the site.

  6. My guess is PT is doing maintenance. They added another server like a week ago and it had been doing fine. It doesn’t usually crash for this long for something like Phish traffic.

    Either that, or now that this broke, the authorities are are doing their own research since this news broke yesterday. They were pretty dead set on tracking down all the whos, whats, wheres, whens, etc. when this all happened. Although I hope that’s not the case. No real anonymity on there (IP Address: logged). And I think we all know there’s a lot of incriminating sh*t on there.

    This is why I can’t stand Phish phans! They ruin it for everyone!

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