Hailing from East Meadow, Long Island but now a longtime resident of Manhattan, David Kerstein finally “got” live music at the ripe old age of 22.
It was a sunny July 1, 1994 day at Philadelphia’s Mann Music Center when Phish took the stage and blew him away, particularly their rendition of “Harry Hood.” This thrilling concert immediately caused David to become a self-professed “Phish junkie,” as he had never seen or heard anything like that before, and his intense fandom has never wavered since.
While he processed this life-altering experience in Philadelphia over a post-show cheesesteak, nowadays, you’re more likely to find him digging into a bowl of wonton soup. Food is certainly important to a man whose favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.
Billy Joel’s iconic album, The Stranger is near and dear to his heart, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the last act remaining on his live bucket list, and this year, he hopes to see Orebolo live for the first time.
Working in finance and living in Manhattan, he loves the unparalleled energy of New York City, regularly catching two or three concerts weekly. Volunteering for FAN is a no-brainer because it enables David to give back to the community that brings him so much joy and love.