Don't people end up covering Dead tunes anyway?
Not as much as you might think. Not really at all I'd say. Hearing GD on JamCruise has been, on the whole, a surprisingly VERY rare thing.
Isn't DSO like everywhere already?
Uh, no. Especially not in the southeast. And that's not an argument against having them. By the same token you could say isn't Galactic like everywhere already? It doesn't really pertain imo.
Try something different
Having DSO on board, definitely in the context of the past 5 cruises, is something different.
and if you are going to get a tribute band on there, have it be Phix since they are retiring this year,
Sorry to hear they're retiring. But because they're retiring isn't really a great argument to get them on board either. I really dug them the one time I got to check them out. But dismissing for a moment the totally uncomparable musical stylings of the two bands, to my ear they just didn't bring their recreation to the same level that DSO attains. If we absolutely have to make the comparison (which I think is unfair to both bands), DSO is far more deserving imo.
and who doesn't love Phish?
Not me. They were my favorite band of all time, bar none. But there are surprisingly many who fit that description.... though it boggles my mind.
Fish is on the boat, too - t'would be epic.
More gimmicky than "epic," but yeah, I'd definitely dig the novelty of it.
If you wanna push for something a bit more Phish-y, join me in BEGGING for Mike Gordon to jump on board!