Film producers in search of Phish concert stories

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copyright the Chronicle June 29, 2016

by Tena Starr

Back in 2004, Alexander Daltas was a young, aspiring filmmaker. He was also a fan of the Burlington-based band Phish. And so he found himself in the Northeast Kingdom’s most epic traffic jam, one of the tens of thousands who were bent on getting to Brad Maxwell’s Coventry farm for what was billed as the last Phish concert.

Mr. Daltas, unlike many, made it to the concert, but not before spending two nights sleeping in his car and using up his camera footage — not on the show itself, as he’d expected — but on the adventure of simply getting there, which proved a lot harder than anyone could have imagined.

Now, he’s making a documentary about that journey and is asking Northeast Kingdom residents who have stories to tell to get in touch with him.

It was supposed to be a four-hour trip, Mr. Daltas said last week in a phone interview from Los Angeles. He’d flown from LA to Massachusetts, where he’d grown up, with the plan of driving to Coventry.

Now, he’s making a documentary about that journey and is asking Northeast Kingdom residents who have stories to tell to get in touch with him…To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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