Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Phish twitter mainstay, Scott Marks of Phish.net and The Mockingbird Foundation. If you’ve ever looked up a setlist on Phish.net, noticed a tease in the middle of a jam, or discovered a crazy bustout statistic, Scott is part of the team that keeps track of all of that on Phish.net.
I first knew about Scott years ago when he band to tweet setlist updates in real-time on Twitter at shows he’s attended. Many times, his tweets beat out the official Phish From the Road account, if even by just a few milliseconds. And in this world of on-demand information where we all desire instant gratification for Phish updates, his feed is priceless.
Once I got in touch with Scott, he was game to come on the podcast, but we had some trouble figuring out which show or jam to select. Scott threw out a lot of ideas and dates, but so many of them were taken that we had to go pretty far down the list until settling on segments of September 6, 2015 at Dick’s, which featured the famous “THank You” encore. I’m glad that’s where we ended up because there was so much to talk about in this fun show, even just in segments. Phish’s rich history at Dick’s, themed shows, and even surprising encore stats, plus more, are all touched on today.
So let’s join Scott to talk about Bye Bye Foot, long awaited bustouts, and why themed setlists mean so much to us, as we discuss Phish’s performance on September 6, 2015 at Dick’s Stadium in Commerce City, Colorado