08/21/14Posted in News by Admin

Phish Rider For Venues On How To Treat Fans Is Awesome


The Phish concert experience is in a league of its own, and, thanks to The Smoking Gun, we now have some insight into some of the semantics behind the magic. Phish sends out a rider to every venue they play, detailing how to take tickets, pat down attendees, deal with security issues, and how Phish fans behave at shows. While this rider is an older one, it seems not much has changed in the band's 3.0 era.

Some of our favorite quotes:

"The pat-down process should be limited to visual and light pat-down checks... staff should be especially alert to the presence of cameras and video equipment as these items are strictly prohibited yet are often present."

"Phish fans are a peaceful intelligent group of people who respond better to courteous, respectful requests than aggressive bullying."

"The typical Phish audience does not mosh or body surf. They will, however, dance and twirl in any open area made available to them... They will attempt to dance in any aisles that are not being patrolled regularly by ushers or event staff..."

"If the patrons see that the ushers are being active in checking for tickets and correct seat locations, they will be less likely to move into another area."

You can read through the whole security rider below:

-David Melamed (@DMelamz)


Related



Comments


Dead & Company Reveals Dates For Summer 2016 Tour

The Dead & Company tour dates are here! The anticipation for more Dead & Co ...


Republican Presidential Nominee Ted Cruz Side-Steps Question About His Favorite Band

Getting a straight answer from a politician can often times be like turning water in ...


Trampled By Turtles Announce Summer Tour Dates With Lord Huron

Fresh off of a major Red Rocks announcement, iconic Americana outfit Trampled By Turt ...


Grateful Dead Tribute Ft. Members Of Dead & Company, Primus, Furthur Announce Mini-Tour

After making their triumphant debut in 2015, the Golden Gate Wingmen are scheduled to ...


Win Tickets To Intimate moe. Performance In NYC + Signed Poster!

moe. is taking over NYC March 17-19 with three jam-packed performances. The run wi ...


Listen To 'Star Wars' Samples Adapted Into Dance Music For New Official Album

Considering all of the advanced technology of Star Wars, it's a bit surprising that t ...


'Weird Al' Yankovic To Be Immortalized In Action Figure Form

Weird Al Yankovic has played a lot of roles in his career: musician, actor, director, ...


Watch Elton John Sing Carpool Karaoke On 'The Late, Late Show With James Corden'

The Late Late Show with James Corden has had its fair share of musicians on to showca ...


Joe Russo's Almost Dead Announces Three-Night Run For Freaks Ball XVI At Brooklyn Bowl

Joe Russo's Almost Dead have announced a return to Brooklyn Bowl on March 24-26. T ...


Win Tickets To Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers At The Blue Note!

New Orleans legend Kermit Ruffins and his band The BBQ Swingers are currently fun ...


Supreme Vocalist Elise Testone Reveals Plans For Winter 2016 Tour

Singer/songwriter Elise Testone has been making waves in the jam scene since last yea ...


The Rolling Stones Deliver Several Bust-Outs In Argentina

The Rolling Stones were back at it again on their last night on their South American ...


Listen To The Werks Play A Full Set Of Phish Music, One Year Ago Today

The Werks always know how to get down. The Ohio-based jam band has been unstoppable, ...


Phish Announces Dates For Summer 2016 Tour

Phish summer tour rumors have been confirmed! Despite Trey Anastasio telling us that ...


Get Down To The Floozies' New Groove, 'Wild Card'

The Floozies always bring the futuristic funk. Their electronically oriented grooves ...


Phish's Jon Fishman To Play Bernie Sanders Voter Concert In NH Tomorrow Night

It's no secret that Phish drummer Jon Fishman has been a vocal supporter for presi ...


Watch Bob Weir Perform At An Exclusive Super Bowl Pre-Party

San Francisco, birthplace of the hippie movement and the Grateful Dead, saw the band ...


The Motet Funkifies San Francisco With Two Nights At The Independent [A Gallery]

Funk yeah! The Motet just wrapped up a major West Coast tour, winding through Colorad ...


Watch Eufórquestra Take An Alan Evans Beat And Turn It Into A Funk Rocker [Premiere]

Eufórquestra is doing it right! Based out of Fort Collins, CO, the up and coming gr ...


Blind Faith: The Rise And Fall Of A Super Group

On this day in 1969, three anointed stars of the music world announced the formation ...


STS9 Tributes Earth, Wind & Fire, Bob Marley During Two-Night Denver Run [Video/Gallery]

STS9 is in full force on their winter tour, stopping in Denver, CO for a two night t ...


Wrapping Up: Watch 11 Exclusive New Videos From Jam Cruise 2016

Hi, my name is Rex Thomson, and I'm addicted to live music. I've followed my passion ...


All Things Reconsidered: Breaking Down Phish's Summer Tour

On a day that many jam fans were expecting the newest Grateful Dead sensation, Dead ...


Happy Birthday Bob Marley: Phish, Clapton, String Cheese & More Pay Tribute

Reggae legend, poet and philosopher Bob Marley would have been 71 years old today.  ...


Listen To The First Widespread Panic Show On Its 30th Anniversary

30 years ago tonight, John Bell, Michael Houser, Dave Schools, and Todd Nance played ...


Full-Show Audio: Stratosphere All-Stars Perform An Incredible Tribute To David Bowie & More

This past Saturday night, the Stratosphere All-Stars brought their funked out dance m ...


Listen To Eliot Lipp's Tasty New Track, 'Take A Left,' Exclusively Via L4LM

Eliot Lipp is back and he's bringing all the vibey goodness with him. About to hit th ...


Umphrey's McGee Played 'Anchor Drops' In Its Entirety, On This Day Last Year

A year ago today Umphrey's McGee treated their fans in Chattanooga, TN at Track 29 t ...


Crush AZ Is The Perfect Valentine's Dance Party

On Saturday, February 13, lovers and ravers from all over will gather at the Rawhid ...


Goldfish Sets Sights On NYC Throwdown

This March is set to kick off with a bang with a little help from South African el ...


Steve Molitz Tells Us Why Particle's Winter Tour Will Be Their Biggest Yet

Elite jamtronica outfit Particle is hitting the road this winter for what's bound ...


Listen To 'Microdilla,' The New Dilla-Inspired Soul Jam From RECESS [Premiere]

When guitarist Drew Birch and keyboard Ian Gilley get together, the result is som ...


Watch Bob Weir Sit-In During Keller Williams' Grateful Gospel At Peach Fest 2015

The Peach Music Festival is really something special. After dropping one of the best ...


Roots Of Creation Shares Pro-Shot Footage Of Rockin' 'Mammoth' From NYC [Premiere]

What do you get when you blend reggae, rock, dub, and a taste of electronica? The R ...





L4LM Twitter