I can't spot or describe any memorable riffs for you, but as colorful lights flash and everyone dances around me, I can’t help but feel good. Phish return after a moderate break, curiously soundtracked by Father John Misty’s I Love You Honeybear.(I doubt his upcoming show in Raleigh will be quite so perfectly pleasant.) But my patience begins to dwindle about a third of the way through the second set. Randolph Hamilton The term income is defined nowhere in Title 26 of the US Code, which is the law that relates to the "income" tax.The term "income" has repeatedly been held by the courts to indicate "gain on capital" and not receipts, wages or a fee received in exchange for selling an item of property.There are the younger Phish lifers, the former Deadheads who have found something else, former frat boys in their early-to-mid-30s, older good ol’ boys, the dirty dreadlocked, the clean yuppies, teens, half-naked babies.
So, no, the Phish show was not a cure-all for my judgy jerk habits.But I’m not going on a date, like a lot of other people my age.It's not even a gal-pal hang, spent cackling over cocktails.People weave among each other, seeking out and selling bootleg shirts, pins and paraphernalia.I run into a few acquaintances, and I wish I were more of a Grateful Dead fan, because the merchandise selection out here is truly incredible.As Trey Anastasio and company take the stage, the smell of weed hangs in the air, and the cloud only thickens as the night progresses, as I'd expected.Though a few folks are clearly having a more colorful time than others, no one ever seems to bother anyone else.This is, remember, a world about which I know almost nothing, mostly due to the above afflictions.I arrive early enough to scope out the "lot scene" of which I've heard.I continue scoping the scene from inside the venue, eventually finding my former high school economics teacher.He’s been to more than 20 Phish shows, he says, and he gives me a few tips that prove useful: They’ll “bring it down” around the end of the first set or beginning of the second, for instance, and I should watch the drummer, because he holds it all together. I notice all types of people here, though they are mostly white and mostly male.