The 'Long May They Run' Podcast Deep Dives the Strange Stories of America's Endearing Jam Band
It wasn't enough to push their fans beyond their musical comfort zone -- for the 2018 Curveball Fest, Phish wanted to find a way to deeply annoy them. Repeatedly. And for no other reason than the band's own amusement.
So they came up with the Mime Field.
The plan was to force fans attending the multi-day festival at Watkins Glen International speedway in Upstate New York to make a terrible choice: Each night, while exiting the event, festival-goers could take a long and very much out-of-the-way route to get to the camping grounds, or they could take a shorter walk through a pitch black field where dozens of mimes lie in wait.