photo courtesy of abby fox
One Set: 1348, August > "Jimmy Stewart"* > August, Kabump > Slacker, Der Bluten Kat, Black Water, Soul Food I > Higgins
* with lyrics
[setlist source: umphreys.com]
“Every town Phish plays in, they work with a local nonprofit. I have no idea how they picked us. I thought I was being punked at first,” said Goode of when she received the phone call from Phish’s tour manager. “(Phish) looks at an agency’s budget and also looks to see if the agency received United Way Funding, which we don’t. They’re really looking for grass roots organizations.”
Goode said the band was also intrigued by Gifts of Love’s recent partnership with a local Simsbury farm. “Out of this economic crisis is going to become a health crisis; people are eating low quality food. We want people to be eating as healthy as possible even in this economic time,” Goode said.
She expects to receive a large check from Phish as soon as its summer concert tour winds down. An added benefit in the meantime, she says, has been increased exposure of her organization, which she notes “has been huge.” Goode was able to have a booth at the Phish shows in Hartford June 17 and 18. She handed out many brochures, had many Facebook hits and says she is thankful that Phish Tweeted about her organization.