Monday Morning Video Pick-Me-Up: First Monday of the Year

Happy new week! If you’re reading this as you find yourself sitting at your desk for the first time in a couple weeks, it may not seem so happy – but I assure you, it is. And, just as Phish got the new year started on an incredibly promising note, with a couple of the strongest shows since their return, we’re going to get the week started by enjoying that same energy, just in Youtube form. Thanks go to mkdevo and HarpuaFSB, who combined steady hands, high quality cameras, and excellent audio syncing skills (as both of them reliably do) to bring us these videos.

Let’s start with the New Year’s prank, which was quite possibly the most impressive and well executed stunt Phish has ever pulled off. We posted Phish’s official video yesterday, but here’s HarpuaFSB’s version, which is worth seeing because it includes the entire spectacle – several minutes are snipped from Phish’s – and a wide shot of the entire stage:

YEManteca from New Year’s Eve:

12/28 Hood:

12/28 Wolfman’s:

1/1 Walk Away:

1/1 Crosseyed:

1/1 Simple:

I saved the best for last. If you haven’t heard this one, strap yourself in. 12/31 Ghost: