This is a story about the fans, or, in the parlance of Phish devotees, the “Phans,” who will swarm New York City over the next two weeks. There’s Alyssa Stein, 37, a clinical director at a teen residence center, who is traveling from Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and 6-month-old son to catch three Phish shows. With a portable crib and pillows, they’ll crash at her brother’s apartment on the Upper West Side. He will also baby-sit.
They are among the thousands of Phish fans who will descend upon New York for the band’s so-called Baker’s Dozen, a 13-show residency at Madison Square Garden that starts Friday and ends Aug. 6. They will go with the wide-eyed hope that the band performs a silly stunt, covers an unexpected song or jams for 30 minutes on a tune it hasn’t played in decades. To catch these moments, to be part of the Phish experience for four hours, is why fans have followed the band since 1983. I would know.
With even historic stalwarts—here's looking at you, JetBlue—charging hefty baggage fees, there's never been a more important time to master the art of packing a carry-on. An oft-discussed topic in the travel community, the contents of one's carry-on must be carefully curated. What exactly will you need for a set number of hours while you’re separated from the rest of your belongings? What will help you enjoy your flight while also ensuring you arrive at your destination looking fresh and relaxed?
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Selecting a term
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