In Focus: Phish in Maine

Posted March 13, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.
Abby Levin (left) and Brian Sprengelmeyer (center) dance in a mud pit in the concert area in August 2003. The mud at the Loring Commerce Centre was unavoidable, but many fans found ways to enjoy it.
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Abby Levin (left) and Brian Sprengelmeyer (center) dance in a mud pit in the concert area in August 2003. The mud at the Loring Commerce Centre was unavoidable, but many fans found ways to enjoy it. Buy Photo
Poised along US 1 in Monticello, Bethany Targonski (from left), Amanda Joslyn,  and Alisha Targonski wave to Phish fans passing through town on their way to Loring in August 2003. Stopping midsentence to think, Alisha said, &quotThis is the biggest thing since -- Lemonwheel."
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Poised along US 1 in Monticello, Bethany Targonski (from left), Amanda Joslyn, and Alisha Targonski wave to Phish fans passing through town on their way to Loring in August 2003. Stopping midsentence to think, Alisha said, "This is the biggest thing since -- Lemonwheel." Buy Photo
Mike Orszulak of Eugene, Ore., skateboards past shoppers loading their cars with supplies in the Shaw's supermarket parking lot on Main Street in Bangor in August 2003.
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Mike Orszulak of Eugene, Ore., skateboards past shoppers loading their cars with supplies in the Shaw's supermarket parking lot on Main Street in Bangor in August 2003. Buy Photo
Phish fans relax in a car in August 2003.
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Phish fans relax in a car in August 2003. Buy Photo
Howard Carter of the Deep Mountain Group from Vermont cranks out a rock 'n' roll bass line as women dressed as bunnies prepare to start the parade which signaled the opening of the concert venue in August 2003.
Howard Carter of the Deep Mountain Group from Vermont cranks out a rock 'n' roll bass line as women dressed as bunnies prepare to start the parade which signaled the opening of the concert venue in August 2003. Buy Photo
Nick McApline of Hingham Mass. gets cooled down during a traffic jam by a lawn sprinkler set out by a local resident along Route 89 in Caribou in August 2003.
Nick McApline of Hingham Mass. gets cooled down during a traffic jam by a lawn sprinkler set out by a local resident along Route 89 in Caribou in August 2003. Buy Photo
Craig Marinella of Massachusetts is caught by surprise as a unicyclist from Shoestring Theater pretends to steady himself during a parade in August 2003. Performers entertained the crowd as everyone waited for the concert gates to open.
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Craig Marinella of Massachusetts is caught by surprise as a unicyclist from Shoestring Theater pretends to steady himself during a parade in August 2003. Performers entertained the crowd as everyone waited for the concert gates to open. Buy Photo
Ted LaBelle, of Milwaukee, takes a nap at the Interstate 95 northbound rest stop south of Medway as scores of Phish fans funnel through on their way to Loring in August 2003.
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Ted LaBelle, of Milwaukee, takes a nap at the Interstate 95 northbound rest stop south of Medway as scores of Phish fans funnel through on their way to Loring in August 2003. Buy Photo
Dirt, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., performs with fire to the delight of Phish fans in August 2003. His group, Verbaleyes, was discovered by Phish at a club show in New York City.
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Dirt, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., performs with fire to the delight of Phish fans in August 2003. His group, Verbaleyes, was discovered by Phish at a club show in New York City. Buy Photo
Phish fans pour into the Loring complex throughout the night in August 2003. Fans were still stuck in show traffic leading into the venue the next afternoon.
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Phish fans pour into the Loring complex throughout the night in August 2003. Fans were still stuck in show traffic leading into the venue the next afternoon. Buy Photo

With Phish comes Phish fans.  The following photos are archive photos by our BDN staff of the Phish crowd.

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