Patrick Borchard is the chief financial officer for Pangea Properties, a privately held real estate investment trust based in Chicago. When he’s not working, Patrick Borchard enjoys playing guitar and attending Phish concerts–he has been to more than 50 shows.
Though never wildly commercially successful in the traditional sense, the American rock-and-roll band Phish has acquired a fanatical following due to their live concerts, which rely heavily on improvisation and jamming sessions. Diehard Phish fans often follow the band around the country and debate past concerts with each other.
Phish was founded in a dorm room at the University of Vermont, where drummer John Fishman and guitarists Trey Anastasio and Jeff Holdsworth (who later left the band) first starting playing together. They were later joined by bass player Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell. The band’s first album was independently released in 1988 and by 1993, the band began to see chart success. While most preceding albums charted, Phish is best known for its amazing live performances and they continue to tour today.