During a break in the non-stop action at the Wachovia Center last night, I was looking up at the big screen over the ice when the video from Phish's first night at the Wachovia Center this past fall started playing. In the video, Trey Anastasio was wearing a Mike Richards Winter Classic jersey, which he rocked for the whole first set that night. The PA then asked us to "please welcome Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio!" which, if last night could possibly get any better for me, it did right then.
I know not all the people reading the site are into our Phish connection, but Trey's a well-documented Flyers fan whose had many great nights at a sold out Spectrum too, so it was great to see him recognized at the game and getting some applause from his fellow fans. This past summer at their Camden show, Trey even said this would be the year. However, seeing the following pic and video from the locker room after the game, I kinda wish I'd put in for the media credits instead of buying tickets.
Trey with the Flyers after they won the Eastern Conference Finals??? Mmmyeah that would have been a nice little crossroads of my lifelong interests. No regrets though, the experience from the top row of the Wach is always amazing. Place was deafening again last night and you can see it all from up there.
Props to the NHL twitter acct for posting the pic of Trey in the EC Champs hat and the Prince of Wales trophy, and Marisa Magnatta from the Preston and Steve show for getting the above video from down in the trenches. Way to go, Marisa. Way to give 110%.
This blew my mind, and was shot from pretty much exactly where I was standing for that show:
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In a rough twist for Trey and Blackhawks/Phish fans, the band's summer tour starts on June 11th in Chicago; if there's a game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals, it'll be that night...