Friday, March 6, 2009

The Benefits of a Recession?

Phish's members have decided its their duty as good citizens to reunite. From the New York Times:

As a longtime fan of Depression-era swing bands, he has been thinking about Phish’s role in the current recession. “For people in hard times, we can play long shows of pure physical pleasure,” he said. “They come to dance and forget their troubles. It’s like a service commitment.”

Hey, who knows, maybe this will help the economy out. Demand for tickets is high (Being resold for $1000+). And they've put some lawyers to work. I'm sure this will also increase sales of tie-dyed shirts, hackysacks, and acid*.

* I kid. I actually kind of like Phish.

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