Sunday 11/19/2017 by Lemuria

THE FIRST FAQ

Twenty-six years ago today, Lee Silverman posted the first Phish.net Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) File. It's evolved over the years - up and out, to an unwieldy 500+ pages of cruft; and slowly back to a more tidy but still in-need-of-attention ~100 questions currently. But when Lee started it, it was just the following twelve (provided here with links to select, current, relevant resources):

  1. How do you pronounce Junta?
  2. What are they saying in "You Enjoy Myself"?
  3. Can you give me some basic background info?
  4. How do I post to the Phish-net? Change Subscription?
  5. What is The Helping Phriendly Book?
  6. Is it a Fat or Furry creature from Mars?
  7. What is "Mike's Groove"?
  8. How do you pronounce "Guelah Papyrus"?
  9. What are the really early albums and what songs are on them?
  10. What's Trey's real name?
  11. How are Phish related to the Grateful Dead?
  12. What is a tape tree and how does it work?

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Comments

, comment by jasong_iheardtheoceansing
jasong_iheardtheoceansing Very cool. Would be cool to see the original answers in addition to what's hyperlinked
, comment by DogGone
DogGone I got more:
What exactly was in the portapotties on the side of the Big Cypress stage?
Did Fishman actually take acid for all the '92 shows?
Where did Trey come up with the idea for the Phish logo?
, comment by fhqwhgads
fhqwhgads Big Fat Furry Creature From Mars, IMO.
, comment by MomentsandSeconds
MomentsandSeconds Wow. Thanks for the flashback .net. I haven't thought about Lee in a while. I still remember spinning tapes for him back in '91.

ref. to @FHQWHGADS post. I used to label tapes with that title.
Big Fat Furry Creature From Mars.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
, comment by Lemuria
Lemuria @DogGone said:
I got more:
What exactly was in the portapotties on the side of the Big Cypress stage?
Did Fishman actually take acid for all the '92 shows?
Where did Trey come up with the idea for the Phish logo?
Neither Big Cypress nor any '92 shows had occurred when the first FAQ was posted, in '91. ;)
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