i think i’m over it. until, like, april 15th (which is also tax day and so it’s going to suck anyway) when everyone is on their way to vegas and i’m not.
i was telling jay last night: i always have these grandiose plans for trips. “Look! $250 to Barcelona! Let’s go!” or “OMG! $199 to Kashmir! We could totally go. We have to book in the next 10 minutes. Decide now!!”, etc. etc. etc. I like to make these grand plans and pretend i’m going somewhere and get all excited, knowing full well i’m not going to go.
same with Phish and Vegas – i know full well i’m not going. I have a conference to manage on the Phish dates and i have to fly to Michigan the next weekend and spend all kinds of money travelling around there. But I hate admitting outright that I’m not going. I like to pretend a miracle will happen and I can plan on buying at least one ticket and look around for cheap flights and get all excited, even though i know i’m not going. but i’m still going to pretend i am.
besides, while you asshats are in sweaty smoky dirty money-sucking Vegas, running around like idiots listening to the same old boring jams that you’ve heard a thousand times, my ass will be sitting somewhere on a mountain top high above pristine Lake Tahoe, possibly naked, absorbing high altitude sun and filling my lungs with the freshest air in the world, sunglasses on, smile on my face. And, I could have a discman and be listening to the NYE shows at the same time if i really wanted to get my Phish groove on in the BEST venue possible.
PLUS, i’m saving all my vacation time and money to do an extensive and utterly insane backpacking through Utah –> unbelievably decadent Burning Man trip in August that makes *any* Phish run practically transparent in comparison. i mean, c’mon: at Phish shows you have to wear clothes. at Burning man they’re totally optional, and everyone is truly beautiful.
So ha! there *is* more than life to Phish, you know.
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