The lights at a Phish show are part of the experience. Some would say the lights are complimentary to the music, others say the opposite. Either way, Chris Kuroda is a genius, and Hampton Coliseum is his playground.
Amazing HD video of Phish (song:2001), this past March in Hampton, VA. Courtesy of mkdevo.
Around minute marker 3:40, start paying attention to the stage. Kuroda starts using each row of lights independently, yet ties them all together to nearly eliminate the stage. Talk about a space odyssey.
2001: A Space Odyssey (occasionally referred to as simply 2001) is a 1968 science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. The film deals with thematic elements of human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, and is notable for its scientific realism, pioneering special effects, ambiguous and often surreal imagery, sound in place of traditional narrative techniques, and minimal use of dialogue.