Our partners at GlowStickWars.com ("GSW") are sponsoring a special glowstick war to fire up the band at the moment the lights go down for the first set of the NYE run at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, 12/28.
Here's how it will work:
As soon as the house lights go down inside MSG, the GSW organizers are going to RAGE the first ever pre-show (that is, pre first note) glow stick war!
The idea is that lights go down, glow sticks go up, the band walks out to the most emphatic crowd response and proceeds to just murder the show with a ferocity we've all been waiting for. This energy will carry through the entire run.
GlowStickWars.com will donate $0.10 to The Mockingbird Foundation (www.mbird.org) for each of the first 3,000 confirmed attendees!
GlowStickWars.com will also be contributing five Show Sticks (soft, thin and super-bright glow bracelets) to this cause for each of the first 3,000 confirmed attendees! GSW plans to hand them out outside of MSG before the show on 12/28, with a little note detailing these shenanigans.
GSW has setup a couple of special discounts specially for this event:
5PHISHNY - Receive a 10% discount and FREE shipping on orders of 5+ tubes!
25PHISHNY - Receive a case of Show Sticks (25 tubes, aka 2,500 glowies) shipped to your door (or hotel) for $150!!
Order now at https://glowstickwars.com/store/products.html.
Further information at the GSW Facebook page here.
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February 25, 1997
20 years ago
Encore: Chalk Dust Torture
 Phish debut; Sydney Ellis on vocals.
 Trey sang verses through megaphone.
 Aborted quickly and scrapped.
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