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Run Like an Antelope: On the Road with Phish

Run Like an Antelope: On the Road with Phish

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by Sean Gibbon

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One journalist's wild summer on the road with the world's most popular cult rock band, Phish.

Despite their enormous success and their status as America's biggest cult rock and roll band, Phish remains an enigma. Each of their albums has sold more than 500,000 copies, and their concerts sell out instantly, but the band makes a virtue of ignoring the mainstream,

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Run Like an Antelope: On the Road with Phish 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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JChandler More than 1 year ago
Always love to read about Phish! This "fan" provided great insight into the music of the band and what it meant to him and possibly to others. After reading the book I felt like this kid should have just stayed home instead of going on tour. This kid was bias toward the crowd by what they wear in the lots. He made a reference to someone wearing a metal shirt at one of the shows and not being a true fan due to that shirt. I have been to a bunch of shows and usually wear a cut off slash shirt or a lamb of god cut off just to get laughs. Its not about what you wear in the lot its about how the music and the people associated with Phish make you feel. Another point I would like to make is, out of all the fans that have been with Phish since the start how many of them have wrote a book to make money off of their favorite band? My point being this kid is a turd and used Phish as a vehicle to make money off of them and their fans. Im just glad a friend let me borrow it! Too bad nooks were not around when he wrote this because it was a waste of paper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a quick and easy read, and gave me some good laughs. I read it shortly before seeing a few shows, which helped get me pumped up. This is by no means a 'guide' to the band. It's more about what you see at the shows, accented by the music. Just take the book for what it is... a guy enjoying himself for a few weeks on the road. Don't expect to see a lot of insight about the band here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was excited about reading this book as soon as i saw it, being a huge phish fan, i was interested in seeing how someone would explain life following the band. I read the book in 2 days, hoping that it was going to culminate into a real understanding, but, although it seemed like he kinda had an understanding for the shows and the fans at some points, i think that his view was a bit clouded and biased. As a touring fan, it seemed like he was complaing about the whole book, which was a downfall for me. THere are some sweet parts tho, and all in all, it is pretty interesting... worth reading if your a fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea this book existed. I was at Borders a couple nights ago and decided to pick it up. It's good enough for me to have finished in 2 days, But boring enough for me to have skipped a couple pages. This book is focuses more on the "scene" than on the band. Which is cool. But a lot of stuff was repeated. If you are looking for a book about the band this is *not* your book, if you love the scene as much as I do this *is* your book. Pick it up & check it out..then fork it on eBay or trade it for something! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first got the book I was truly excited, I'm a big fan of Phish and really don't get the chance to follow them any distance. The main reason why it didn't get a better score from me is that it's missing one HUGE point. He goes to every show right- he tells what happens before, after the show, what the people are like and all that BUT he barely ever mentions how the show was. I can think of one time when he said Phish was off that night. Besides that though, it's pretty good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a Vermont native, (where the author and Phish reside) I thought when first reading this book it was going to be about some rich, straight-edge kid who didn't know a thing about Phish. As I got sucked into the book about half-way through, I realized that I really enjoyed his first touring adventure. The author was being honest and taking a point of view from the Phish scene for those who haven't experienced touring as well as the well-traveled Phisheads. He wrote about his experiences with the 'lot kids' and his first experimentation with 'special brownies' which I found pretty hilarious. This book is more about the scene than Phish and its members. If you're not familiar with Phish, but want to know about the Phish phenomenen, check it out. For the serious phan, you might become a bit bored.