Thursday 08/07/2014 by Lemuria

MBIRD ISSUES APB FOR OLD PHOTOS!

The Mockingbird Foundation has issued an all-points bulletin seeking old photos of Phish. Now that there's a pause in touring, we're asking you to climb into your closets, break out the shoeboxes, crack open the photo albums, and help us out. We're looking for anything, everything, but especially '83 to '97, the 15 years before there WAS a Mockingbird Foundation. (No need to hesitate on newer stuff - we'll consider anything - but we need to fill gaps in early years, asap!)

And not just you, because there's a chance we've asked you before: We beg, plead, with you to contact other Phish fans you know - perhaps, even, this is a chance to reach out to phans you used to know or travel with but haven't seen in awhile. Find 'em on Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace (remember that?), Google+ (remember that?), or just Google stalk them until you find them. Even if you don't have anyone in mind, we hope you'll spread this APB far and wide - tweet it, post it, send it anywhere - all points of contact, please! :)

As an incentive...

As an incentive, we'll send a free copy of the store-version of The Phish Companion's third edition to anyone whose submitted photo is used. Heck, if it helps, we'll throw in a personal call from the board member of your choice.

If you scan them to hi-res digital copies, awesome; let Ellis (ellis@mbird.org) know and we'll figure out how best to get them (email, dropbox, etc.). If you'd rather us handle the scanning, send them to Executive Editor Ellis Godard at 12407 Willow Grove Court, Moorpark, CA 93021; we'll reimburse postage, scan them, and ship them back pronto.

Dig deep, reach out, relive the old days, and help out a good cause - please! We need you, and we need you now!

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Comments

, comment by ruddiger
ruddiger Do you specifically mean only photos of the band themselves? Or anything surrounding shows more generally.

I'm pretty sure I have some old photos from Sugarbush, the Clifford Ball, and the Went (stage/camping/crowd/festival theming shots) but I doubt any of them would contain terribly close up pictures of the actual band members.
, comment by Mr_Bungle
Mr_Bungle Copied/posted to my Facebook page. 75% of my friends are big Phish fans, hope this helps
, comment by schvice
schvice What about photos that aren't of Phish-related activities? I'll have to check, but I may have some old photos (college and earlier) of Trey and Tom, possibly the other guys too. Would that be helpful, or are you just looking for early photos of the band doing band-related stuff?
, comment by Lemuria
Lemuria @ruddiger said:
Do you specifically mean only photos of the band themselves? Or anything surrounding shows more generally.

I'm pretty sure I have some old photos from Sugarbush, the Clifford Ball, and the Went (stage/camping/crowd/festival theming shots) but I doubt any of them would contain terribly close up pictures of the actual band members.
Band photos are probably ideal, but anything from those events (and those are 3 great ones to note!) could be fantastic!
, comment by ruddiger
ruddiger Cool. I'll go digging and see what I can come up with!
, comment by MrFoot
MrFoot I've got a few from 1997, the SFX in Dublin and one or two from the Royal Albert Hall show...and might have a few from Red Rocks 1996, will dig up and get them over to you
, comment by rackham
, comment by Matt_Leaf
Matt_Leaf What if we already submitted stuff for TPC3 a while ago?
, comment by NASHT
NASHT Glens Falls costume contest close ups (Tela, Mound, Hood...) Fish donning his birthday suit from behind the soundboard is too fuzzy to make out (you're welcome JF)

Joyous Lake, it was teeny tiny everything is close up -what a show- 6 bucks to see third ball and Juan hangin' low..amaze balls
, comment by Pnchundi
Pnchundi Not sure I have any pictures but I do have the phish updates from 92 through the DS and big Cyprus
, comment by rhombus91
rhombus91 I took 3 rolls of film at Amy's Farm in August '91 (my first show). Almost all the pictures ended up being total crap with 1 tremendous exception. It's a close up of Trey playing his Languedoc and wearing a blue t-shirt with the original Phish logo. I blew this picture up to large poster size and Trey was nice enough to sign it for me backstage after a show (back when pretty much anyone could wander backstage post-show).

The problem is that I misplaced the negatives many years ago so my one signed, framed poster is all that remains. Since it's easily my most prized Phish possession I'm not real enthusiastic about sending it off in the mail to be scanned. However, if you guys have any interest in the picture plus an idea of how to get a good copy out to you then I'd love to help. I'm assuming a digital photo of the picture subsequently emailed to you wouldn't exactly fit the bill as far as resolution goes.

Let me know if you have an idea of how I can help. I'm obviously biased but I still think its the best Trey picture I've seen from the old days.
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