Friday 08/26/2016 by phishnet


Hey Phish fans! It's me, The Book! Phish takes the stage at LOCKN' this weekend—with a free stream! Psyched? You bet I am! The kind folks who created me at The Mockingbird Foundation and ran a photo contest to celebrate my birth. Imagine, fans taking pictures of little ol' me! I'm only a little more than two months old, and already it feels like I've been everywhere!

What a summer it has been already! When you think summer—aside from Phish tour—you think the beach! My favorite beach visit this summer was to Morocco! Check out this shot of me from @YomeNetSan, who won third place in the contest! #ReadTheBook! It will save your life!

My parents ran the contest, and they said there can be only three winners. That made me sad, because everyone who gets a copy of me is a winner! When you liberate me from my warehouse in Minnesota, we form a lifelong bond... I'll never let you down! I'm super friendly, especially with pets!

Photo by @Dianna_2Ns

Photo by @MichaelCWalsh

Photo by @andreanusinov

Photo by @PTaddonio

We all love pets, but sometimes what I really need is... good lovin'! You'll remember my good friend Elayne and how much fun we had at the top of Mount Harvard! Oooh la la!

As awesome as that was, I'm still young, and sometimes I like to spread the love!

Photo by @FurryThug

Anyway, back to the contest. I LOVE to get high! Our second place winner, Michael Lockett, took me to the summit of Lone Peak! Thanks, Michael!

Photo by Michael Lockett

Another one of my favorite summer trips was to The Gorge! So sick!

Photo by @run_like_a_cantelope

The highlight of my Gorge trip was definitely meeting my godfather... Trey!

Photo by Brian Feller

That one was hard to top... but, did I mention my trip to Rio for the Olympics? Love the beach volleyball! Your Phish Companion 3rd Edition photo contest winner is... Patrick Flynn!

Photo courtesy Patrick Flynn

Congrats, Patrick, for the gold medal winning performance!

Photo courtesy Patrick Flynn

The love that Phish fans have shown me has been nothing short of amazing. But the thing is, some of you... aren't getting the message. And it's pissing us off!

But there is... a book. Me! Read it! Read the fucking book! It will save your life!

Thanks for fondling me! Maybe we'll see each other at Dick's! Don't call it a comeback! xoxo

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, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd I am shocked that being w00k'd out around a SPAC campfire the morning after was not exotic enough make the cut. Shocked, I say!


Congratulations to all the winners!
, comment by User_11821_
User_11821_ You needed cats, @johnnyd, obviously. what were you thinking!
, comment by frankstallone
frankstallone Not even an honorable mention? What gives?

, comment by YomeNetSan
YomeNetSan Thanks for picking me up ! \o/
Some really nice pictures here !

But most importantly, read the book(s) !! I've read several ones this summer and took more pictures. See here :

, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd @YomeNetSan -

Thank you for the great write-up in your blog!

I also liked the "process piece" on taking pictures for the contest.
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