Mickey was the biggest fan of April Fool’s Day: he didn’t alter his behavior in the slightest, it’s just that on the first of April, he had an excuse to be awful. On the 31st of March, you were allowed to be angry with him when the duffel bag full of furious raccoons was introduced into the band van, but on April Fool’s Day you look like a dick if you get angry.

“April Foolishness,” Phil would harrumph yearly: he had no patience for any of it. A roadie once gave him a can of peanut brittle that actually contained a springy snake; Phil choked him with the snake.