I am simply amazed by the devotion of these contributors, and Phish.net in general. When I tell someone I listen to Phish and Grateful Dead, the immediate assumption is I'm lazy, or dumb, or behind the times, or all of the above. I usually just laugh. But I'd love to direct them to contributions like this, as an example of the complexity of the phan base.
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