Going all the way back to Phish’s early days, the band’s visual aesthetic has been entwined with its musical mindset. The group has embraced a collaborative, DIY approach to fashioning its logo, stage design, concert posters and even performance art.
Spontaneity is essential to Phish. However, advance planning is required before the band can explore the musical depths. The same holds true for other aspects of the Phish experience in which proper preparation gives way to inspired improvisation.
There was a time when Phish fans had to record and trade physical cassette tapes in order to relive a show, or hear it for the first time. They relied entirely on that network until the band and its fans pioneered a more efficient way to communicate and share music using a new network called… the Internet.
Two simple words have enhanced the way the band approaches music, and each other.
When Phish plays a show, there are only four people on stage. But off stage, there is a supporting cast of creators and deal makers who embraced what many did not yet understand, and who had to stretch their imagination in order to continue to push forward.
Phish travels into uncharted territory while spreading its influence among a rapidly growing community of artists, professionals and fans who become leaders in a new festival movement.
Long May They Run kicks off Season 1 with a front row look at Phish’s roots and creative evolution, as band members and those in the inner circle explore the inspiration behind Phish festival culture, as well as the risks and relationships that were necessary to create its identity and its following.
Season One of this groundbreaking music documentary, Long May They Run, will focus on the band Phish, and how they are among only a handful of artists who have sold out stadiums for decades, redefined the bond between artist and fans, influenced a way of life, and innovated an entire industry along the way. Hosted by music journalist Dean Budnick, LMTR tells the story of a band, their fans, and the journey that made them one of the... Read more