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And since we're entirely volunteer – with no office, salaries, or paid staff – administrative costs are less than 2% of revenues! So far, we've distributed over $2 million to support music education for children – hundreds of grants in all 50 states, with more on the way.
The only example of a violent act at a Phish show was at The Gorge and it was perpetuated by a local who was not a fan. A hired Security Guard by the venue. The band quietly took care of the fan with a private show/soundcheck. Again, the perp was not a fan or affiliated with the band.
I have been to shows with people of different races, sex orientations and with ADA. Hands down the ADA folks are treated the worse.
The community is a very accepting base because many of us have a screw loose in some form or another and try to be aware of each other.
If you look for beauty in the world you will find it.