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Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Back in early October I posted about a pair of mud boots that I picked up at a rummage sale that came with a note and self-addressed postcard. The note stated that the boots were found at the big Phish finale from the previous year. Flatlander commented on the post and suggested that I submit the story and a scan of the note to Found Magazine, which is a clearinghouse of found objects and displays them via their website, magazines, books, and events. So I sent it along with low expectations. Today I received the following email:

Congrats, you're the first person I know of that has sent something Phish-related! I feel like balloons should start falling from the ceilings, or maybe Trey will bust through our office door and rip into a"Maze" solo or something. Great find! I think the festival that the boots are from was "Coventry," where I believe there was a massive pileof shoes from Phish fans. Aw, your find just made my day! Thanks forsending it over to us! Keep your eyes peeled for more (Phish-related) finds!
Yr Friends at FOUND

Sounds like we've got a Phish fan on our hands. I'm glad they got so excited; I had no idea that it could make someone's day. Hopefully I'll hear something if it gets put into print or posted on their site (which is worth your time even in the absence of my contribution).

Flophouse Jr. - Easily Found.mp3


  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger Dewey said…

    Uh, Josh. I hate to tell ya but that ain't boots in the pic. That's a violin. And you sure have aged some since I saw you last.

  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger jds said…

    Instead of posting another photo of the boots (see the original "Phish Boots" post) I decided to share an item from the Found website.
    I can only hope that I have that much hair when I get to his age.

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said…

    Believe it or not, I'm pretty sure I randomly know the Phish fan who works at Found magazine.

    The joke of this is, one of Phish's most well-known lyrics is "Whatever you do, take care of your shoes." After Coventry, however, all bets were off. Too, much, mud.

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Nico said…

    in '95, Phish played three nights at the beautiful Fox Theatre in Atlanta, I was there all three nights. The song "Cavern" is the one that contains the lyrics "Whatever you do, take care of your shoes."

    As that line was sung, several pairs of shoes were flung off of the balcony by overzealous fans. That's the only time I recall any shoe throwing in the 20-25 times I saw them.

  • At 3:31 PM, Blogger jds said…

    Here's a great, nearly unbelievable, Found item


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