Phish vs the Dead: New Years Eve Edition (Airborne Vessels)
December 26, 2011 Leave a comment
For this installment, we will compare the two bands on the objects that were used to fly over the crowd during New Year’s Eve shows.
Criteria: Airborne Vessels
The Dead: On December 31, 1978, at the stroke of midnight, the Grateful Dead’s longtime promoter and friend Bill Graham climbed into a 12-foot joint and flew over the crowd. (Click on the pic below to watch the video at the official website for Bill Graham)
Phish: On December 31, 1994, at the stroke of midnight, the members of Phish climbed into a 15-foot hot dog and flew over the crowd. (Click on the pic below to watch the video)
Analysis: Yes, having the band fly over the crowd is inarguably cooler than having the long-time promoter, but a joint is way, way cooler than a hot dog. (And the fact that Phish made their hot dog slightly longer is in poor taste).
This round: The Dead
Tally so far: Dead 2, Phish 1