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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:13 PM
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Phish breaking up! Really!
At least according to this message from Trey:

Last Friday night, I got together with Mike, Page and Fish to talk
openly about the strong feelings I've been having that Phish has run its course and that we should end it now while it's still on a high note. Once we started talking, it quickly became apparent that the other guys' feelings, while not all the same as mine, were similar in many ways -- most importantly, that we all love and respect Phish and the Phish audience far too much to stand by and allow it to drag on beyond the point of vibrancy and health. We don't want to become caricatures of ourselves, or worse yet, a nostalgia act. By the end of the meeting, we realized that after almost twenty-one years together we were faced with the opportunity to graciously step away in unison, as a group, united in our friendship and our feelings of gratitude.

So Coventry will be the final Phish show. We are proud and thrilled
that it will be in our home state of Vermont. We're also excited for the June and August shows, our last tour together. For the sake of clarity, I should say that this is not like the hiatus, which was our last attempt to revitalize ourselves. We're done. It's been an amazing and incredible journey. We thank you all for the love and support that you've shown us.


-- Trey Anastasio
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HornBuckler Donating Member (978 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:15 PM
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1. I'm Sure You Are A Phish Fan, So No Offense
But I Never Liked 'Em.

They'll Be On A Reunion Tour In A Few Years - It ALWAYS Happens That Way.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:22 PM
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3. I always thought the way they spelled their name was interesting
S-U-C-K

They ARE (and always have been) a nostalgia act. IMHO
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HornBuckler Donating Member (978 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:32 PM
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4. Amen My Underpanted Brother
Trey Pistachio Has A Knack Of Fouling Up Any Band He Guest Plays With. (And He Looks Like Chuck Norris)

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:50 PM
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6. I was going to ask "How many bands has he been in?"
But I see that guesting is all that is required.
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Servo300 Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:21 PM
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2. What the heck is a "phish"?
Is that a group or something?

(I always thought it was when a phony website tries to defraud you by stealing your account information).
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:43 PM
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5. Phish bites the worm...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 03:45 PM by southpaw
Widespread Panic just plain SUCKS!!!

I hate that free-form, jam-till-the-acid-wears-off stuff... sorry.
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bedtimeforbonzo Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:12 PM
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7. They are going to have a harder time now
luring 9 year old girls backstage
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:18 PM
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8. I wonder if this break-up will go on forever without really doing much
Like their songs. Ooo, smack!

Nah, I don't mind Phish. It's the most tolerable of the current crop of jam bands.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:43 PM
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9. phish should have called it quits after Hoist
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:44 PM by ann_coulter_is_a_man
everything after that has been a downward slide. Billy Breathes started it. I don't know what caused it, but after the mid-90s they ran out of ideas. And the influx of psuedo-deadheads to their shows after garcia died really changed the mood from one of a community of fans to a bunch of fratboys looking for easy drugs

i'll always treasure the first 4 or 5 albums, though
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Emboldened Chimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:45 PM
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10. You people suck
Seriously, if you don't like the band, fine. Don't listen. But for Christ's sake, show a little respect for the people who do.

Assholes.
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GumboYaYa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:49 PM
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11. I saw Phish for the first time in 1986.
I have been a fan since. Some of their shows are phenomenal; some are trainwrecks. That happens when you have the guts to lay it on the line every night. Improvisation ain't always easy. I'll take any number of jam bands over the endless recycling of three chord didies that you hear on the radio these days.
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Emboldened Chimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:52 PM
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12. Here here
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:59 PM
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13. Trey will be at the Bonaroo festival...
Trey, Dave Matthews, the Dead, & Bob Dylan

http://www.livedaily.com/news/6120.html
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BraveDave Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:02 PM
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14. What?...
a short strange trip it's been....
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:08 PM
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15. Locking
We've had loads of these today...just trying to consolidate. Please feel free to continue your discussion here:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:)
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