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How Phish’s Lighting Designer Keeps the Fans in Awe

How Phish’s Lighting Designer Keeps the Fans in Awe

Chris Kuroda never set out to be a lighting designer. Now called the fifth member of Phish, Kuroda was once just a loyal fan while majoring in computer science at the University of Vermont. He was a devoted attendee of early Phish shows at Nectar’s, the Burlington music venue that became the namesake for the band’s 1992 album, A Picture of Nectar. One night after a show, Kuroda asked lead guitarist Trey Anastasio to give him lessons, which eventually led to him landing a gig as the group’s roadie.