Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio is currently touring the U.S. solo (the band will be out later) and he opened up his tour in Seattle. And while he was there, he decided to set up a little social-media experiment featuring Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
You see, Phish has a popular song named Wilson and whenever they play the tune, fans in the crowd chant "WIL-son!" during certain sections of the song. (Phish fans are pretty die-hard and know when to chant certain things. If you like Phish, you know this. If you don't like Phish, well, you probably don't.) And before playing Wilson in Seattle, Anastasio tried, via the always awesome JamBase.com, to convince Seahawks fans to chant the same thing whenever Russell takes the field in 2013.
“This is how you have to help me out: I wanted to do this all last football season. But I don't really know how we're going to pull this off. I say 'we,' because we're going to do this together," Trey said, barely distinguishable because of crowd screaming. "But by next season, every time Russell Wilson walks onto the field ... I think you know where I'm going with this -- social media -- tell your friends! Somebody has to make this happen because we've been waiting for someone to make Wilson be a sports song. I'll play the song -- you guys make it happen!"