During the summer of 2017, Phish performed 13 concerts in a row at Madison Square Garden without repeating a single song. This was called the “Baker’s Dozen” residency, and each concert had an associated donut flavor. Read this article to learn more about the concerts.
During the Hunt, this puzzle was presented as a box of 13 donuts, with each donut containing a USB flash drive which contained a set of MP3 files with filenames labeled from 01 upwards.
The donut flavors and track listings used in this puzzle correspond to the 13 Baker’s Dozen concerts (http://phish.net/setlists/phish/ is a good resource for Phish setlist data). The Dunkin’ donut flavors were chosen to match the Phish donut flavors as closely as possible. Songs originated by Phish (or Phish side projects) are represented on the flash drives by four seconds of bubble sounds. Songs originated by other artists, but covered by Phish at these concerts, are represented on the flash drives by their original (or typical) versions, processed to sound like they’re underwater.
The exception to this rule is that one of the original Phish songs played at each concert is represented by a different song on that concert’s corresponding flash drive. Each of these songs contains a number in its title, and using this number to index into the title of the original Phish song it replaced spells the answer, MOTHER POPCORN.
|Concert date||Phish flavor||Dunkin’ flavor||Track position||Phish song||Song used in puzzle||Extracted letter|
|July 21, 2017||Coconut||Toasted Coconut||18||The Mango Song||Four Strong Winds by Ian & Sylvia||M|
|July 22, 2017||Strawberry||Strawberry Frosted||6||Mound||Two Step by Dave Matthews Band||O|
|July 23, 2017||Red Velvet||Red Velvet Drizzle||12||Twist||One Week by Barenaked Ladies||T|
|July 25, 2017||Jam Filled||Jelly||4||Stash||Take Five by Dave Brubeck||H|
|July 26, 2017||Powdered||Powdered Sugar||9||Farmhouse||Nine Lives by Aerosmith||E|
|July 28, 2017||Double Chocolate||Double Chocolate||3||Free||Two Princes by Spin Doctors||R|
|July 29, 2017||Cinnamon||Cinnamon||16||Letter to Jimmy Page||March 14 by Drake||P|
|July 30, 2017||Jimmies||Vanilla Frosted with Sprinkles||10||David Bowie||7 by Prince||O|
|August 1, 2017||Maple||Maple Frosted||19||Piper||One by Three Dog Night||P|
|August 2, 2017||Holes||Munchkins||6||NICU||Three Little Birds by Bob Marley & The Wailers||C|
|August 4, 2017||Lemon||Lemon||6||Ocelot||One Tree Hill by U2||O|
|August 5, 2017||Boston Cream||Boston Kreme||15||The Lizards||Eight Days A Week by The Beatles||R|
|August 6, 2017||Glazed||Glazed||7||Sanity||Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd||N|