Hi everybody, and welcome to Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. My guest for today’s episode is Tim of Wook-Plus, also known by his Twitter handle, @WeekendWook.
If you’ve engaged with the Phish community on Twitter over the past three years, no doubt that you’ve come across one of Tim’s “Phish Brackets,” in which songs, tours, or venues are pitted against one another, round-robin style, to compete for the title of Best. When I first encountered the brackets, I was immediately intrigued to get to know the person behind competitive Phish, and Tim was gracious enough to accept my invite. If you haven’t engaged with Phish Twitter, now is the time to do it, as the 2021 Phish song bracket tournament is going on right now. Follow @weekendwook and join the fun!
For today’s episode, Tim chose to discuss Phish’s show on July 27, 2014 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Opening with a strong set, the band really brought things to another level with the 3.0 version of “TweezerFest” throughout set two. Certainly a notable show, and one of the best of 2014. In this episode, Tim talks about his intentions behind the Phish brackets, theories on when the band does or doesn’t plan ahead, and the benefits and disadvantages of bringing friends to their first show.
So reserve your MPP parking pass in advance, get to the lot early to avoid the garage, and make a stop at Wegman’s, as we join Tim from WookPlus to take a look back at July 27, 2014 at Merriweather Post