Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Drew Plettner of Charlotte, North Carolina. For today’s episode, Drew chose what is likely the most recent show for any guest, if you leave out any of the recap episodes: August 6, 2021 at Deer Creek.
The summer 2021 tour was an odd time for Phish and Phish fans. It was really an odd time for the world at large. This was the postponed 2020 tour, and fans didn’t know what to expect in terms of large gatherings, in terms of further postponements or cancelations, or in terms of their own comfort level. Luckily, Phish tends to deliver their best when we venture into the unexpected.
Drew is a fairly new fan as he first got into the band in 2018 and these two shows at Deer Creek in 2021 was when he felt the most prepared and ready to go as a fan. He picked a good weekend to show his stuff, because this Friday night show, august 6, delivers the goods. Great jams, fan favorite songs, and tons of crowd energy made it feel like 2020 never happened. I was unfamiliar with this run before Drew chose it and I am grateful to him for opening my eyes and ears to this special show.
So let’s join Drew to talk about country music, 2.0 vs 3.0 vs. 4.0, and the coin toss that is lot food as we discuss Phish’s show from August 6, 2021 at Deer Creek Amphitheater.