In 1999, Phish’s Trey Anastasio started touring solo and experimenting with arrangements other than the standard rock four-piece. The first tour was a straight-up power trio, but then he began to add horns and various layers until it stabilized with the current ten-piece band. No matter the lineup, it has always seemed he had a full orchestra playing in his head. On his new release, Seis de Mayo, we finally get to hear some of these songs the way he had always envisioned them.
With midnight extravaganzas, extended curfews and no-holds-barred performances, New Years Eve has become the quintessential rock ‘n roll holiday. So to celebrate the energy only NYE can achieve, we decided to offer a visual sampling of some of the most highly regarded shows from new years ’03. From the car drop in Miami to The Cartmans playing NYC, it was a night to remember, or completely forget, depending on how much champagne you had.