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Piper72 @jessPHenry said:
We all know the saying about opinions...everybody's got one.
Personally I'm happy to hear whatever they choose to share with us. Of course I love the old songs and the way they used to be delivered to us back in the day, but I love the new songs too; Not because they're exactly like what we cut our teeth on in the 80's & 90's, but because I respect these men as working, creative, dynamic, and changing human beings that have feelings and needs, too.
I've played in several bands, one of which stayed together for just over 5 years. I know first-hand how sick & tired one can get of playing the same material show after show, even though I KNEW deep down that our fans loved the songs that I was growing weary of. So isn't it better that our favorite band share new material and new means of delivery with us instead of the alternative?
I understand that folks get vocal about subjects when they care a lot about them, and it goes without saying that we care a lot about this band!
But the only consistent thing in life is change, and it's best not to hold on to anything too tightly. Just let it be what's it's going to be.
I know I've probably come across as preachy here, but I just want to try and put everyone's mind at ease a little, because I care about you all. We're cut from the same cloth and that's why we gather here.
I can't speak for everyone, but I know I'm going to follow this bus until the damn wheels fall off, and all the while feel lucky that I'm able to share a moment in the infinite space-time continuum with these guys!
^^^ SO much this. Thank you!!! 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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