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Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show
    #3018418 - 08/18/04 03:05 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

All good jams must come to an end.

After 21 years together, Vermont 'jam band' Phish held a two-day farewell concert in remote Coventry, Vermont last weekend.

Despite zero radio airplay, Phish became internationally famous for their improvisational, transcendent concerts, their rabid, cult-like, certifiably insane legions of fans, and the staggeringly high drug consumption at their concerts.

Although plagued with logistical problems and a mud-soaked venue reminiscent of Woodstock, 70 000 fans, many of whom walked 800 miles just to get there, showed up for the group's farewell show.

And what a show it was!

After playing their final song, a stirring one-hour 39-minute rendition of the Curtain With, each band member gently placed his instrument down and gave an emotional final wave. Then, as the skies above opened and a brilliant white light surrounded the stage, band members Trey Anastasio, Jon (Fish) Fishman, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell ascended into the heavens.

"I overheard people talking about [singer] Trey 'going up above' or something like that, but I thought it was just stoner talk," said Burlington Quaint reporter Becky Noonan, who was covering the concert. "But then I looked up, and there they were... What an ultimate tribute."

"As the only person in attendance who wasn't on hallucinogenic drugs, I can confirm that this really did happen," said Noonan.

Gary Whatamigonnado-Withmylifenow, the recipient of 13 different restraining orders from the Anastasio family and President of the International Phellowship of Phishphanatics, has never missed a Phish concert in his life. He actually claims to have known the band's ascent into jam band heaven was coming.

"After extensively consulting my notes of setlists, band member sightings, and the number of times the words "fish" or "Bathtub Gin" were ever mentioned on the Simpsons, I was able to determine that the members of the band would indeed levitate skywards after their final show. Clearly, they had no more to accomplish in the mortal world."


Although most fans were surprised, many knew the ascension was inevitable.
"It's all on my website, phreakPhishphanatics.com," insisted the Phish aficionado. "Although I thought it would have been Page, then Mike, then Fish. But Mike ascended heavenwards second, after Trey. Dammit! I should have known better...I guess I should get a job now."

Phish nut Jeff Nicu of Salem, Massachusetts witnessed the band's long strange trip as well. "I was going off to get a patchouli refill at the vendor's tent before the ride home, when I could have sworn I saw the dudes like, flying, but I figured I was hallucinating from the seven hits of acid. But then I read about it in the paper this morning, and, like, it really did happen. Whoa..."

Nicu feels that Phish's ascent into heaven is a positive omen.

"This means that Phish will live again, for sure, man. Like it says in the bible somewhere, you know, Trey will come back to earth to judge like, the quick and those who don't have a bootlegged cassette of the December 2, 1983 show at the University of Vermont Harris-Mills cafeteria...

"I smell a reunion. No wait, that's just my armpits."

Calls to both Phish's management as well as any of the major Christian denominations were not returned.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Adom]
    #3018429 - 08/18/04 03:07 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

:smile:  Thanks, Adom, that put a smile on a sour face.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Adom]
    #3018492 - 08/18/04 03:19 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

:lol:  Nice article. Or should I say Nicu article?


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3018499 - 08/18/04 03:20 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I'm glad I got to hear NICU once, they played it 6/19 at SPAC earlier this summer and it was awesome...that's my girlfriend's license plates, NICU, and one of my favorite Phish songs.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #3018503 - 08/18/04 03:21 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, it's an awesome song. And that is so cool she has that on her plates!


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Adom]
    #3018569 - 08/18/04 03:35 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

an hour and 39 minute Curtain With!?!? that's insane if that true...i must find out.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #3018574 - 08/18/04 03:36 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It was a fake article. :smile:


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #3018587 - 08/18/04 03:38 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

thought it was a little weird.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #3018600 - 08/18/04 03:40 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Didn't you think it was weird fans walked 800 miles to get in? That was the best part.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #3018613 - 08/18/04 03:41 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yeah i saw that and was like "okay......."

and the thing " i was the only person there not on hallucenogenic drugs" and talking abut trey rose up or whatever.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #3018677 - 08/18/04 03:55 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Cool artical. I am a lil late for the chit chat on the event. But did any one mention how Trey teased the crowed saying that they were going to play gamehenge in its entirety with some orchestra to back it up. Then afterwords he says just kidding?


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #3018705 - 08/18/04 04:00 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Oh that's just really fuckin funny, Trey! Hahaha.  I'd be so pissed! It is a teeny bit funny though, they really should've done gamehenge. :smile:


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3018715 - 08/18/04 04:02 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah I thought it was rather mean.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Adom]
    #3018757 - 08/18/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

if phish cared, they would do a makeup show for that horridly planned event.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Barbi]
    #3018776 - 08/18/04 04:16 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

They should set it up high in the mountains of colorado or in the desserts of New Mexico. So people on both sides can attend with out the threat of foul weather.

Egh weather can be a bastard. Those who took "No you cant come in", seriously should have used other means to get into the show other then a ticket.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #3018784 - 08/18/04 04:19 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

arizona would be more neato keen.

Mostly beacuse I live there.

and we have the best gatherings evar.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Barbi]
    #3019070 - 08/18/04 05:30 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I'd go if it were anywhere out west for sure.


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #3019741 - 08/18/04 08:08 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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SHEIKofSHIITAKE said:
Cool artical.  I am a lil late for the chit chat on the event.  But did any one mention how Trey teased the crowed saying that they were going to play gamehenge in its entirety with some orchestra to back it up.  Then afterwords he says just kidding?




man that was not funny at all!!! i was in a bit of a "sensitive mind-state" and he said that - i busted out cheering my heart out, and then he said, "no just kidding.."  :evil:


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Re: Phish stuns fans at conclusion of final show [Re: Adom]
    #3019767 - 08/18/04 08:17 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Fucking hillarious article. Obviously the writer has attended more than one Phish show.


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