Does my Browser read "Episode 5 - Analyze Phish" as a test? Because Phish fans do stay sober sometimes ya know.
So far it seems Harris has been good at explaining the trees to Scott, but at the expense of acknowledging the forest. Thankfully Scott is in tune with his musical roots though, and MSG will make him realize what he's only been given a glimpse of so far: Phish's songs, lyrics, chorus, etc. (admittedly, the meat on the bone for most bands) is the foreplay. You know, the little tickle, tickle, kiss, kiss. Let's face it: it is hard for even the most diehard fan to take this stuff seriously. But we have the advantage of knowing where this leads us to, so we can appreciate the foreplay more. Even under the influence, Scott will report on experiencing some average songs, a few severely annoying ones, and a couple of melodies that stick in his head. But all of this will pale in comparison to the moments when he gets it. When the dude that looked so sketchy just a couple of songs ago now looks like his brother. When the whole floor shakes and the girl wanders through his aisle and stays for just long enough. When he can't figure out how everyone communally knows when to start the glowstick war.
Scott will enjoy. Not all of it. But enough of it to say: "Hey Harris, if they come to the Hollywood Bowl next year, I AM IN.
See you there Gents, and Happy New Year!