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YoureAHosemaster True story:
One of my best friends has a friend whose mom works for a company called "Show Pros" at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA. They're the folks that cater to needs in the green room for bands and 2011 was the second year in a row she would be providing service for Trey. We saw this as a perfect chance to try and put in a request. We discussed what we should request and I came up with Water in the Sky in the slow way they played it when it debuted in '97. I did this for two reasons: 1) I love the song played that way and 2) I would know that my request got played and that it was not a coincidence.

On the day of the first night (6/14/2011), he got her number and called her and made the request. She called back about a half hour before the show and said that Trey laughed when she made the request on our behalf, asked what our names were, and said "They have good taste." I was pumped that they might play it that night but alas nothing. Still, cool that Trey acknowledged us.

On the next night, before, as Forrest Gump would say, "God showed up" (They stopped in the middle of Mound first set for a massive thunderstorm that blew through), they played my fucking request! My head almost exploded and I can't think of many moments in my life that have produced such sheer, instantaneous moments of joy as when they played the opening chords. One of the greatest days of my life. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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