Seattle Seahawks Adopt Phish Song as Rallying Cry

In a new home game tradition, quarterback Russell Wilson is welcomed by one of the jam-band’s most beloved tunes.

Trey Anastasio may be a Jets fan, but this season he’s giving the Seattle Seahawks a special lift. A song by his band Phish has become popular at Seahawks home games.

Just as quarterback Russell Wilson takes the field, the stadium’s sound system blares four staccato notes — duh dunt (pause), duh dunt — and the crowd then cheers “Wilson” for their second-year signal caller.

It’s an old Phish chestnut, part of their popular “Gamehendge” suite that Anastasio wrote when he went to Goddard College in Vermont in 1987. In the song, Wilson is a traveler who becomes the ruler of “Gamehendge.” “He’s the scary guy in the story,” the redheaded singer says. Read more on the article and see the video here.

Article by: Steve Bloom, THR

AP Photo/Tom Hauck
AP Photo/Tom Hauck

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