Next to Insane Clown Posse and its acolytes, known as juggalos, few bands and fan bases have earned the ire of the public as much as these fun loving, improvising jam artists and the Grateful Dead-nostalgic hippies who follow them.
Naturally, the haters took to Twitter with burns. Here are some of the harshest:
If I were a plague-infested prairie dog I wouldn't want to listen to Phish either— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 20, 2019
Like plague-infested fleas are going to bite Phish fans.— JosABanks (@theJoshBanks) August 21, 2019
99% sure that the Phish fans brought the plague to the prairie dogs. https://t.co/q3oF5TOlC1— Smittie™ GED (Hons), BS (D-) (@smittie61984) August 21, 2019
The last thing we need is a bunch of hippies, tripping their faces off, contracting the plague. That's exactly how the zombie apocalypse starts.— Ornery Angel (@ornery_angel) August 21, 2019
We'll never get outta that maze...
Phish fans are carrying waaaaay worse shit than the plague.— Kyle Digby (@KyleDigby) August 20, 2019
See. The plague's not all bad...— Darren Copeland (@Darren_Copeland) August 21, 2019
Phish fans often carry the plague.— fastLEGS (@zerosafespace) August 21, 2019
And Phish is the actual horror. The plague-infested varmints are standing their ground.— Loser Domi (@loser_domi) August 20, 2019
These wooks are literally willingly going into plague infested lands to see phish and are upset they can’t sleep outside. You gotta stan a wooks commitment, man!— Groovy Tony, #PoppersNation (@groovy_tony) August 21, 2019
While the Internet can be a cruel place, Phish fans were able to spread the word — like the plague — and make sure concert-goers knew their housing options. In the next few days, the promoters will be offering shuttling and parking possibilities, and the show, plagued or not, will go on.
Ironically, getting the plague is the BEST thing that can happen to you at a Phish concert.— D????mb????cr????tsS????ck (@DumbocratsSuck) August 21, 2019
In the meantime, other Phish fans responded with gratitude and kindness, some even making light of the situation.
Wrote fan J.D. Sawyer on Facebook: "Plague on."