Subculture Documentary on Sober Phish Fans
When I was tasked with creating a mini-documentary about a niche subculture, the community of sober Phish fans was a natural choice. I’m a big fan of the band Phish, and my brother, who is in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, is too.
When I go to shows with he and his friends, I’m always baffled by the substantial community of sober fans. Phish shows are notoriously rife with drugs and alcohol.
So I filmed and edited this documentary (and borrowed some live concert footage), and shared it in a few Facebook groups and online forums…
Within a few days, I had received hundreds of comments from the sober jam band community on Facebook, Reddit, and online Phish forums. Within a few days, the video had a few thousand views, and two niche jam band publications had written articles about it.