Atlantic City Police reported a generally peaceful group of Phish fans hit the city Halloween weekend for the band Phish's three sold-out shows at Boardwalk Hall. But some were a little more relaxed than others.
News from the Atlantic City Police Department about the three-show gig of Phish at Boardwalk Hall over Halloween Weekend seems to fit in with a variation of an old saying.
Namely, if you can remember the concerts, you weren’t there.
Atlantic City police reported confiscating $278,310 worth of illicit drugs and more than $12,000 in money alleged to be part of drug transactions.
Police said that 19.4 ounces of marijuana was confiscated, making us think that several of our suggestions for Phish fans (Tony Boloney's, Mexico restaurant, the water show at the Pier at Caesars) probably came in handy.
Police also reported confiscating 16 marijuana-laced Rice Crispy Treats. Now that’s creative.
While we are all for law and order, the weekend does seem to have been ruined for the about 63 men and women from 15 states who were arrested.
Police did have some problems though. According to Philly.com, most of the accused were given summonses for possession and released. A detective "assaulted with nitrous oxide" while making two arrests was treated and released from a hospital, and a captain's hand was injured as he tried to subdue a male suspect, according to the police news release.
Here's the list of drugs gathered by A.C. police:
- 70 nitrous oxide tanks.
- 551.2 grams (19.4 oz.) marijuana.
- 4 marijuana-laced brownies.
- 16 marijuana-laced Rice Krispies Treats.
- 66 marijuana-laced cookies.
- 134.9 grams (4.8 oz.) psilocybin mushrooms.
- 22 doses of ketamine.
- 34.3 grams (1.2 oz.) of Ecstasy (MDMA powder form, a.k.a Molly).
- 60 pills of Ecstasy.
- 30.7 grams (1.1 oz.) cocaine.
- 2.2 grams (0.1 oz) heroin.
- 395 hits of LSD.
- 21 LSD-laced cookies.
- 26 Oxycodone pills.
"I never set out to emulate Jerry Garcia. I set out, in the 1990s, to learn about music and how it was constructed, and I was playing in bands that played original music."
No. 7. The Pier Shops at Caesars: Trip out to the free hourly water show with its 150 individually controlled fountain nozzles, a 19,000 gallon reflecting pool, 179 LED and intelligent lighting fixtures, and "state-of-the-art" audio technology.
Acclaimed jam band Phish has played 10 Halloween shows over the course of its career, which are known in the Phish camp as “Musical Costume” concerts, during its well-chronicled history.