My LA business partner took me – dragged me, pulled me – to see Phish at Starlight. And now I’m so glad Jake Ryan made me go to the show. It was crazy fun! Hey, thanks to him, I met a smoking hot new babe.
Yes, I know who Phish is, but was never a big fan. I am now. TIGHT!
Maybe it was just the atmosphere, but man it brought me back 20 years or more. Sold out show, all white, toasted, baked, moving and swaying with the sounds.
Everyone was either on shrooms, baked, boozed or all three.
Lots of smiling faces.
The place was sold out. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen Starlight that packed.
The last two trips I made there were with Hearne to see Kathy Griffin and Chelsea, but this show was full to the brim. My pal Jake, who is mid 30’s, is following the band for a few weeks on his summer vacation. Different strokes.
Jake was the head of development for Eric Eisner‘s company that grabbed the King of Sting movie rights from me and hooked all of us up with Malpaso and director Rob Lorenz. In fact Ryan is about to do his first picture on his own in Bogota, Columbia, hmmmmm. Actually it’s a love story.
The crowd was mostly 30’s and 40’s, but it looked like the 60’s hippie days and it brought me back to a time when things were mellow and less tense. It was nice to see a large, happy – stoned but well-behaved – massive audience. It was like a snapshot of happier days in America.
I hated to leave a little early, but my date – yeah, I know I was bad, a 19 year-old – had to get some real food, so we jetted out before the masses. Most of the crowd had been in the parking lot partying for hours before the event. The smell of pot was in the air everywhere. Odd, but with this crowd very few cops were on hand and there were no problems.
I had just met this sweet, blondish babe named Holly.
She had danced and sang at Starlight when she was in high school and was a bit young for this crowd, but enjoyed the sounds of Phish. We had a blast and ended up on the Plaza for some food and ice cream at Stone Cold.
Yeah, in this pressure packed life, I don’t have many easy going nights like this one. It was a reminder of how fleeting life can be.