, attached to 1995-10-31

Review by ADAWGWYO

ADAWGWYO I have a funny story about YEM at this show and it goes somethin like this:

Halloween 95 PTBM blessed my girlfriend Amber and I with 20th row Fish-side on the floor. Sahweet seats considering the situation. 2 car loads from Wyoming had made the 16 hour trek for this 1 special concert. We had left UW Laramie Monday night after a couple of us got out of work. Well, the weather was not good but shitty roads would not be keeping us from Halloween Phish in Chicago.

I don't remember much of the lot but I know we didn't have much time to kick it or Shakedown. The lot at the Horizon that Tuesday consisted of drinkin beers and puffing out of the cold, in 2 idling cars. People switched back and forth from car to car as the "party" raged on per se. Anyways, I am sure in the car is when I turned on, tuned in, and dropped out- this particular evening.

My next memory is Amber and I are at our seats and the book is getting it's ass kicked. And I mean baddd!!! Well concert is rockin. Everyone is dressed up in Halloween garb and things are crazy!! Between the L, the music, and the Halloween atmosphere- I am out of my f***in head.

I can't remember if I noticed these four dudes before YEM, or if they magically came into my peripheral during this MONSTER YEM. Anyways, I am 20 rows back Fish side- probably where a NBA basketball coach would stand during a game. So I am standing there and to my right, first row off the floor, there I see YEM, the costume YEM. It's 4 dudes... And it's Boy, Man, God, and a piece of shit. The Boy has shorts, suspenders, and a propeler beanie on; The Man- a three piece suit, tie and briefcase; God had a white robe, looong wise-lookin beard and a cane; The Piece of Shit had any exposed skin painted brown, brown Hefty sacks covered his torso, and a hat that looked like a brown turtle-head!!

Well when the Boy Man God part came up in YEM, Amber and I thought they were part of the show. We thought that a spot light hit each one as their "name" came up in the song. It was like they each took their respective turn on the soul train line-dance for all the Rosemont Horizon to witness! What an awesome addition to an amazing 3rd set. How thoughtful of Phish to come up with such an idea. It was both brilliant and hillarious. Our row and rows around us were clued in as we made sure to tell everyone, "Look! Look over there!! It's the YEM costume, and there is the boy, man... " I don't know if everyone around us was as high as we were but they seemed to be enjoying themselves.

But when we got back to the car alas, it seems the rest of our crew was not clued in to the YEM costume that the band had set up in the crowd. And they saw no soul train style spot light dancing done by Boy, Man, God, OR the "Human Piece of Shit!" Had they missed it, or Is It In My Head?

Maybe the spotlights weren't bright enough


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