Hey, guess who now calls Saratoga Springs, NY his new home. Yep. You guessed it...I mean you didn't actually guess it because his photo is right there on the side..I sort of gave it away. Former Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio now calls Saratoga Springs, NY home. The talented guitar noodler and occasional drug user has been seen flipping through magazines at the local Borders..and ummm..NOT putting them back in their appropriate slot. It has also been reported that he was seen buying used turntables from the local used record shop and seen getting coffee from the local independent coffee shop where my friend Charlie waited on him and said "Hey, that guy could have won a Trey Anastasio look a like contest".
This is Charlie and the girl he loves.
So what is Trey Anastasio doing in Saratoga Springs, NY? What does he want with this small "artsy" (and I'm using the term "artsy" very loosely) town? Well here are some of the rumors I've heard so far.
Rumor 1: Trey will be teaching a music class at Skidmore College next year.
Rumor 2: I hear he might be opening a music venue in town. Hmmmm..I don't think so but I wouldn't count it out.
Rumor 3: I heard that he's considering opening a restaurant....Ummm...it IS possible but I seriously doubt it.
Rumor 4: I heard that he's here just because it's not Burlington, VT but it's also not some shit hole like NYC. It's possible and probably the closest to the truth.
As soon as I get something solid, I'll report it here for you.
This isn't the first time a "celebrity" has decided to call Saratoga Springs home.
For example there's Bill Parcels AKA The Tuna. Former NFL coach for teams like the NY Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. He currently has a summer home in Saratoga Springs and can be seen almost every day during the horse racing season at the Saratoga flat tracks betting on ponies and also hanging out at his favorite restaurant The Wine Bar.
There's also Saratoga Springs native, David Hyde Pierce from NBC's Frasier. He played the "flamboyantly" fun Niles Crane. David still comes home from time to time to relax and unwind with his family.
And..thats about it...unless you count this guy....
Look at that smug look on his face. Damn him and his life luxury.