Re: Jon Fishman
Another huge Fishman fan here. When I was in high school and somebody played Golgi Apparatus for me I was hooked. The breakdown near the end is stellar.
It's unfortunate the band isn't still together. But, from a fan's perspective, the last couple of years I avoided going to shows because of the parking lot crowds. I saw my share of Dead shows and never saw any really bad stuff go on - but during later years Phish shows I had friends have their cars broken into, get robbed (by stinky hippie kids!) and generally get ripped off buying parking lot "merchandise." I still loved the music and devoured the live stuff I downloaded, just wasn't into the "aggro" scene and vibe that seemed to be pervasive towards the end.
Props to the Fishman thread!
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