Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brain Weinstein.
This week’s guest is the John Purcell, who I’ll refer to as Purcy throughout the conversation. As you’ll hear us explain during the episode, Percy and I went back and forth a few times about which show or jam to discuss. As the host, I do my best to stay out of the decision making process, since the story and the Attendance Bias belongs to the guest. In this case, Purcy had a little trouble settling on one show, and so he came up with a good idea: he wanted to talk about how different shows reflected different points of his life. After some back-and-forth, he picked three different shows, years apart, and we would review highlights from each one.
The three shows that Purcy chose for today’s episode are: New Year’s Eve 1994 at the Boston Garden, the Great Went, August 17, 1997 at Loring Air Force Base, and then December 28, 2019 at Madison Square Garden. Due to the back-and-forth decision making process, plus a typo here and there, you may hear me mistake the date of the Madison Square Garden show during our conversation. But, officially, it’s December 28, 2019.
So let’s join Purcy to hear about what actually happened with the hot dog on New Year’s 1994, the incredible Harry Hood from the Great Went, and how Phish can be there for you through good times and bad over the course of 25 years.