Phish.net > Charts > Narration Chart: "Forbin's", 1994-06-26

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TREY: [As “AC/DC Bag” begins to fade out] Until it’s all over… It’s all over. Mr. Palmer is history, Mr Palmer is dead. That’s it: executed, gone, over. The AC/DC Bag does his work. Mr Palmer is through. What that means, that means no more money to the revolutionaries. They’re sitting back there at camp when they hear this, and they realize that they’re in bad shape. There’s nothing really left to do. They don’t know what to do. They’re holding their heads in anguish. It looks like the Evil King Wilson is going to live forever, terrorizing the people of Gamehendge until suddenly Colonel Forbin, the guy who is the visitor, the guy who doesn’t know what’s going on, who’s now heard lots of things about the legend of Gamehendge has an idea.

While he was riding on the multi-beast with Tela, they told him about how the whole history of Gamehendge surrounds the spirit of the Great and Knowledgeable [cupping the mic, with reverb] Icculus. That’s right, the great and knowledgeable Icculus. Now, Icculus is the guy who actually wrote the Helping Friendly Book. He’s been around for all of time. He “lives” up on top of the mountain, and lives is in big quotes: he really just exists in spirit form. But, he is the god that all these people base their life around and pray to. He, according to legend, lives up on this great mountain that comes out of Gamehendge. Of course, nobody has ever seen him so it’s purely legend.

Colonel Forbin decides that what he’s going to try to do to save these people is he’s gonna try to climb up this great big mountain that no one’s ever done before. It’s a huge mountain, with craggy rocks. You’ve got to get to the top, and you can only take one step forward and you have to do five breaths, that sort of thing. He says he’s going to risk it all for these people. He’s really come to like these people of Gamehendge so he decides he’s going to climb the mountain and hopefully find the Great and Knowledgeable Icculus. Hopefully, Icculus can come forward and do something to help these people now that Mr. Palmer is dead. So here he comes now, Colonel Forbin about to climb up the mountain

[Band plays “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent” followed by "Fly Famous Mockingbird," which contains the next part of the story.]
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