The band Phish has had most of its success through their live show experience, and has a rabid base of fans. Those fans have developed a long history at the band’s concerts, which continued during Tuesday's concert at PNC in Holmdel.
Phish last played at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on June 28 and 29 of 2000. According to Jersey Shore Metromix, the 10-year absence may have been due to the 70 plus arrests that happened at those shows.
The Asbury Park Press reports that New Jersey State Police hauled in 20 concertgoers found in possession of hallucinogenic and illegal drugs at the May 31 Phish concert in Holmdel.
Court documents revealed that twenty people were found in possession of or distributing ketamine, LSD, Ecstasy and psilocybin — or mushrooms, along with marijuana, cocaine and nitrous oxide gas.
New Jersey Newsroom previously reported that there were over 60 arrests at three Phish concerts at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, which saw drugs from marijuana to nitrous oxide to LSD being found by police.According to the Press of Atlantic City, police recovered over 100 pills of various prescription narcotics, along with brownies, cookies and Rice Krispies that were laced with marijuana. They also found 21 cookies containing LSD.