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YAY! PHISH!

OK... so I'm a Phish Phanatic and proud of it.  phish19942 I love music and have seen so many concerts I don't even remember some of them. But one  that will be seared into my memory forever was my very first Phish concert in 1994. Some background first. The first artist that I made sure to see every time he came to the area was Frank Zappa. His music was complex, witty and unique. Some of his earlier albums were so advanced ( or , statistically dense) that I didn't appreciate them until years later. When he died in 1993, it left a big hole in my musical life. Then I saw Phish. At the time, I was not familiar with their music, but had read a lot about the crowds they attracted, ie, the neo-hippie. So I was curious to check it out for myself.  The newspapers were right... all I saw were dreads and Birkenstock and the scent of patchouli . It was quite the flashback! Then they started playing! WOW! It didn't hurt that the 3rd song they played was a Zappa instrumental " Peaches en Regalia". I was hooked! ( no pun intended) I saw them every time they were in my area, and this turday will mark  my 13th show. For the kids who follow the tours, 13 sounds like a small number, but to someone like me who actually had to go to work every day, it is a lot of concerts. Saturday I bring Tim to experience HIS first Phish concert. I know he will love it! CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!

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