Phish Hot Dog History Told As ‘The Hot Dog That Learned To Fly’
The tale of the hot dog Phish used as part of their New Year’s Eve gags at Boston Garden in 1994, Big Cypress in 1999 and New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 2010 has been told in the wook plus video “The Hot Dog That Learned To Fly.” While Phish isn’t specifically mentioned, the new installment of wook plus’ Story Time series clearly is about the Vermont-birthed quartet’s stick of meat that currently hangs in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The story of a “very special hot dog with big dreams and high hopes” begins at a factory, where one hot dog was sitting as it awaited to be packaged and sent to a store. After dealing with bully hot dogs, the “special hot dog” was sent to a store in Burlington, Vermont where four musicians walked in and changed its fate. The four musicians picked the meat stick and chose to ride on it as the “special hot dog” flew across Boston Garden on December 31, 1994. Phish brought the hot dog back for additional rides at their Millennium Eve concert on December 31, 1999 and a “Meatstick” celebration on December 31, 2010.
Watch “The Hot Dog That Learned To Fly”: