Halloween has been traditionally a time for Phish to cover an epic album or pull a historic prank. With the COVID pandemic raging on and music all but coming to a halt, Trey Anastasio has had to think outside of the box on how to celebrate Halloween this year.
Trey, who launched his Beacon Jams residency at the beginning of October, reached the halfway mark last night of his 8-week run at the legendary NYC theater. Unlike his first three gigs, Trey opened up his fourth Beacon Theater gig with a gag. Take a moment and transport yourself to New Years Eve 2019. Phish pulled off one of their best shows at Madison Square Garden that included the band flying high above the stage during the show. As perhaps a sign of bad times to come, Trey’s stage malfunctioned and he was stuck high above the stage and needed to be rescued after the show.
As an homage to that moment and to the 28 Days Later theme song and that fateful night at MSG, Trey opened up his fourth night at the Beacon with a bit of a gag. The show opens with Trey being brought down from the levitated stage on NYE and making his way up to the Beacon Theater. At the Beacon, Trey and the band jam on the soundtrack to 28 Days Later.
Thanks to Trey Anastasio for bringing a bit of levity to an otherwise dark year.