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InvisibleAdom
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Phish calling it quits?
    #2765765 - 06/05/04 10:59 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Dear friends,

As we wind down the Phish career, it is done with both great joy and
great sadness. The joy comes from remembering the incredibly good
times we've experienced, the successes we've enjoyed, and knowing that
even in our closing we are honoring the band. The sadness is obviously
driven by the fact that something I love will not be a part of my life
anymore. To me, we have been the greatest band in the world and have
had the greatest fans ever.

I still love the music we make but the situation feels different
to me now. I guess in my heart I've known for a while that something
had to change, but it wasn't until this last weekend that my feelings
really began to coalesce. I'm old enough now that I am able to look
to the future without feeling that I need to balance it with my past.
I find it ironic that half of my life has to go by before I am able
to focus solely on the future. As a member of a successful rock band,
it seems that every aspect of my profession encourages me to extend my
youth as long as possible. Don't get me wrong, I like feeling young,
but more importantly I need to be honest with myself.

The pressures and schedule of this work can take its toll personally as
well as creatively. As someone who has recently been through a divorce,
I know how traumatic change can be. But, I also know that if you are
able to let go of things and embrace change there is the potential for
incredible personal (and creative) growth.

If I sound unusually candid in this statement, I am able to do so
because in my mind I've already moved on to the next phase of my life.
This is a feeling I believe I share with Trey. I have a four-year-old
daughter and there is nothing more important to me than being with her.
Come August, I'm not going to have to tell her how many days 'til daddy
comes back from tour. Combine that with my perception that the band's
vitality is not what it once was, and it's easy to see how my mind
quickly begins to move in one direction instead of a hundred directions
all at the same time.

I will miss it incredibly, but I have no regrets. The pride that I feel
for the band, our fans, the organization, and all of our collective
accomplishments is overwhelming. I love you all and know that we
wouldn't
be here without you.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,

Page McConnell
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Are they done or is it Page's last tour? What the fuck?


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: Adom]
    #2765767 - 06/05/04 11:00 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

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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Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa, This sucks... WHo's got my Alpine tickets?


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: Adom]
    #2765769 - 06/05/04 11:03 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

It's nice to hear something from someone other than Trey. Although I think a lot of the problems the band was having were a result of his inclusion in the group.


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: PanamaFred]
    #2765775 - 06/05/04 11:08 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

PHISH REUNION TOUR 2010

140$ LAWN SEATS. PREORDER 10-07-04.


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: Adom]
    #2765788 - 06/05/04 11:16 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

:lol: :laugh: Let's hope so.......


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #2765810 - 06/05/04 11:30 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

high, adom!!!!

how's my brother doing?

:smile:


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: kindkesey]
    #2765813 - 06/05/04 11:33 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Very, very, VERY good.

I just got a nice surpise, a friend of mine decided he didn't want to go to see the Dead in Portland so he bought tickets to the Gorge with the Allmans instead! Weeeeeeee

Bonnaroo is less than a week away.. Wooooo

I have two very pretty jars in front of me full of alot of fun stuff....

I could go on.. heheheheh ... How are you my friend?


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: Adom]
    #2765822 - 06/05/04 11:41 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Very Kool! I'm doing good, just waiting aroud till the end of july!

Sounds like your having a blast!!

And ABB,  how kool is that! Enjoy your travels, be safe and kind!

:smile:


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Re: Phish calling it quits? [Re: Adom]
    #2766193 - 06/05/04 02:56 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Great to see yuou back even it is only for a little while. I knew you'd come stumbling into the Shroomery soon. Yeah that sucks about Phish. It's cool hearing from someone other than Trey. Maybe you should try to catch a Phish show knowing that it'll be the last time seeing them.


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