Now that we’ve had a few weeks to look at all of the photos from Phish’s Festival 8, we’ve put together our list of the best costumes at the event. It was a difficult decision as there were dozens of amazing ideas from multiple Festival 8 basketball teams to various Angry Mobs of Joggers to Pocahontas, but we whittled down the contenders to a list of ten.
10. American Gladiators
[Photo by Melany]
Thank god these characters ignored the recent version of American Gladiators in favor of the original ’80s edition. They really do look like Nitro and Blaze. READ ON for the top nine costumes at Phish’s Festival 8…
Now that concertgoers who attended Phish’s Festival 8 in Indio this past weekend are home, a slew of amazing clips have been uploaded to the major video sites. Head over to YEMblog for a complete accounting of the better Festival 8 videos, but we just had to share a few more clips of the sign language interpreter we told you about on Sunday, a “Team Hood” vid and a few epic playlists of the Exile On Main Street set and the Acoustic set.
Sign Language Interpreter Rocks out to Bathtub Gin:
Phish @ Festival 8 Acoustic Set Playlist:
READ ON for the Exile playlist, more sign language clips and a purported Team Hood shot video of Torn and Frayed…
Earlier this evening, part of Phish’s soundcheck from Festival 8 was streamed over The Bunny through 959jackfm.com on the eve of the band’s first two sets at the beautiful Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA.
The quartet originally took the stage in the early afternoon for an acoustic soundcheck that included Back On The Train and Let Me Lie that wasn’t broadcast, but around 9:45 The Bunny came alive with the sounds of Phish.
After starting this “electric soundcheck” with an intense jam the group moved onto a typically funky version of the title track from 2004’s Undermind. Trey picked up on the similarities between Undermind and Mitch Rydell’s Devil With A Blue Dress and the rest of the band followed him for a quick run through the chorus and a half a verse of so.
READ ON for more from Scotty on the soundcheck…