My guest today’s mini-episode of Attendance Bias is JoeJo Casone of Easthampton, Long Island. You may not recognize JoeJo’s name offhand but you’ve certainly heard of him. Remember during the April 3rd, 1998 show of the Island Tour when someone jumped onstage during "Loving Cup" before getting chased off by Pete Carini? And then the band teased Carini for the following "Antelope" and the rest of the tour? That someone was JoeJo.
For today’s episode, JoeJo chose to tell us about “Loving Cup” from November 13, 1997 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Moreover, JoeJo was very gracious and happy to talk about his unplanned stage appearance at the Nassau Coliseum in 1998. I originally thought that the "Loving Cup" from the Island Tour would be the focus of the episode, but as we spoke, it became clear that the Nassau version and the version from Vegas 5 months earlier were inextricably tied together.
More than that, Joejo was eager to talk about his love of Phish, his connection to Tigger, and how he escaped not only Pete Carini, but the Nassau Coliseum security. So let’s join JoeJo Casone to hear about “Loving Cup” from both The Island Tour and November 13, 1997 at The Thomas and Mack.