Was there ever a Phish camp?

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Was there ever a Phish camp?

Post by Kentalope » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:14 pm

I'd heard there was, but haven't found anything over the last few years. If not, I was thinking of starting one. Have some fun ideas.

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Post by The CO » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:03 pm

I heard there was supposed to be one, but everyone in got stuck at the gate "looking for a miracle".
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Post by Isotopia » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:27 pm

I think the only Phish camp was back in 99' and the anti-Phish contingent (i.e. the fucking rest of Black Rock City) almost tore their lame asses to pieces. What initially started with some good-natured ribbing quickly escalated into a scene of grizzly carnage and wanton destruction which culminated in the final trashing and ultimate burning of their one school bus, a geodesic dome and two Costco carports serving as the camp's tofu stockpile.

The ugliness started when several members of the adjoining camp from Wyoming brought and proceeded to skin a dead deer and its fawn that the had hit in their pickup truck on the way to Gerlach. Lots of mewing and tearing of the cloth ensued when the camp - trying to be neighborly - offered some of the dressed but uncooked animals to the Phish folk. Less than kind pleasantries were hurled by the more uppity, condescending vegan element of the camp which sent the Wyoming kids back to their camp to plot their revenge. Their first salvo of soap-filled water balloons were hefted roughy around 5:45pm. Reprisals were swift and immediate when one of the hippie chics in a moment of epic retribution hurled a pan of steaming henna into the face of one of the guys not only scalding his upper torso but staining the cheek of his face with a blotch of henna that roughly resembled the Bhutanese Ass Chakra.

It was at that point that I carried my ass away from the melee and I remember noticing that a second pan henna was about to be tossed.

Perhaps others who might have been there might remember the incident and fill in some blanks about that dark episode of radical intolerance...

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:02 pm

i hate grilled cheese sandwiches unless they're made by BIANCA!
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:02 pm

and they're smutty....it's important that they're smutty.
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Post by Kentalope » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:22 am

My Lord... So everybody hates Phish in Black Rock? Dubstep or death? That's a fucking ridiculous story. I mean, if all that's true, it sounds more like Vegans vs. Hillbillies. Scalding henna water and soap-filled water balloons? I guess you can't really make that stuff up.

I had no idea that groove funk music could be so polarizing at a place like Black Rock.

So what you're saying is that a Phish Camp wouldn't go over too well....? Or is all that stuff forgotten about?

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Post by goathead » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:38 am

I guess you can't really make that stuff up.
why not?

:lol:

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Post by Kinetik V » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:05 am

What's the big deal about Phish anyway? I'm just not impressed with them. Not even a little bit.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:15 am

Kentalope wrote:My Lord... So everybody hates Phish in Black Rock? Dubstep or death? That's a fucking ridiculous story. I mean, if all that's true, it sounds more like Vegans vs. Hillbillies. Scalding henna water and soap-filled water balloons? I guess you can't really make that stuff up.

I had no idea that groove funk music could be so polarizing at a place like Black Rock.

So what you're saying is that a Phish Camp wouldn't go over too well....? Or is all that stuff forgotten about?
if you bring it, it will get shat upon.

you have been warned, stupid psuedo-hippy.
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Post by gyre » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:11 am

The Tuna Guys are there every year.

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:11 am

...so what would a Phish camp consist of? A speaker stack and an Ipod? A Shake-Down Street with gifts of cheese sandwiches and t-shirts? Trey as Mayor?

The concept seems vague and unworkable as a registered theme camp.

Now, if you and some friends want to listen to Phish on your boombox while sitting in your camp...
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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:25 am

The Grilled Cheese Incident is there every year, passing out whole wheat and velvetta grilled cheese sandwiches.

...and listeneing to Primus.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:10 am

You will notice that I have never called for a Polka Camp.

Or even an Accordion Camp.

Just because you love it doesn't mean you have to drag it out there. There are 51 weeks a year to do the other stuff.
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Post by gyre » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:28 am

Image

Guess you know about their event schedule?

http://www.accordionapocalypse.com/

What a great name!

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Post by Bob » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:11 pm

Was there ever a Phish camp?
For like forever, but they keep forgetting they did it the previous year.
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Post by Kentalope » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:02 pm

Hahaha - WOW! I have to say I'm completely amused and floored at the lack of tolerance over a band. If you don't "get" Phish, I ask you this: which show did you attend? If you can't answer that, then I'll just say judging something based on heresay and what your buddy's think is a little, uh, dangerous maybe?

What would the camp consist of? I had a lot of fun ideas, but obviously the consensus here is that one camp themed around the best live music around would somehow take away from the 400,000 Dubstep and House camps.

Don't get me wrong - love it when I'm there. But the hate is shocking, especially coming from "tolerant, kind playa brothers and sisters."

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Post by Kentalope » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:06 pm

[quote="Simon of the Playa"]
if you bring it, it will get shat upon.

you have been warned, stupid psuedo-hippy.[/quote]

1. Why?

2. I've always been able to take care of myself just fine and would actually welcome anything you might like to bring my way.

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Post by Eric » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:09 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:You will notice that I have never called for a Polka Camp
I'm in.

I have a collection of polka records. On vinyl even.

And, no, I'm not kidding.
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Post by Tin Halo » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:09 pm

Kinetic V wrote:What's the big deal about Phish anyway? I'm just not impressed with them. Not even a little bit.
We should camp next to each other. :)

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Post by The CO » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:12 pm

Kentalope wrote:...one camp themed around the best live music around...
Are you proposing to bring Phish to the playa to play a set? Or a cover band of Phish songs?

Cause anything that brings live music to the playa is ok in my book, whether or not I like the band.
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Post by Isotopia » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:18 pm

If you don't "get" Phish, I ask you this: which show did you attend?
If memory serves me right it was the one in which they exhibited absolutely no talent.

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Post by Snow » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:28 pm

Isotopia wrote:
If you don't "get" Phish, I ask you this: which show did you attend?
If memory serves me right it was the one in which they exhibited absolutely no talent.
That certainly narrows it down.
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Post by gyre » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:28 pm

So what kind of fish will you be serving?

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Post by thisisthatwhichis » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:54 pm

Eric wrote:I have a collection of polka records. On vinyl even.


Mmmmm.... OK, Eric....... That's way tooo TMI........... 8)
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Post by Eric » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:12 pm

thisisthatwhichis wrote:
Eric wrote:I have a collection of polka records. On vinyl even.


Mmmmm.... OK, Eric....... That's way tooo TMI........... 8)
I have over 5000 records- I have a collection of just about everything.

1960's hotel lounge acts on local labels? Check

Evangelical Christian children's albums featuring dolls? Check

Disco albums that should never have been conceived? Check

"bawdy" Comedy Albums of the 50's & 60's? Check

Elvis on Soviet Russian pressings? Check

Trucker songs? Check

......

I may have a problem. I've also been informed that I have to move them myself next time. I am never moving again.
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Post by thisisthatwhichis » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:15 pm

OMG!!!.... That's some serious album cover artwork that needs to be fucked with......


I want some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!........... 8) :lol:
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Post by Kentalope » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:22 pm

"If memory serves me right it was the one in which they exhibited absolutely no talent."

Ok now I realize you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Happy trolling!

"Are you proposing to bring Phish to the playa to play a set? Or a cover band of Phish songs?"

More of an interactive multimedia thing.

"if you bring it, it will get shat upon.
you have been warned, stupid psuedo-hippy."

The irony of calling someone stupid next to a misspelling is delicious. Wow are you dumb. Enjoy the dubstep, guy. Look forward to meeting you next year.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:28 pm

Kentalope wrote:would somehow take away from the 400,000 Dubstep and House camps.
Oh we're pretty much equal opportunity around here, many of us loathe whatever that electrical stuff is calling itself this week, as well.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:30 pm

"if you bring it, it will get shat upon.
you have been warned, stupid psuedo-hippy."

The irony of calling someone stupid next to a misspelling is delicious. Wow are you dumb. Enjoy the dubstep, guy. Look forward to meeting you next year.


jump back in your fucking subaru wagon and go suck on Jerry Garcia's shriveled left nut you out of date, passe Trustafarian cum-bucket.


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