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JMart @Icculus said:
Hi folks, I simply wanted to say that the site relies on VOLUNTEERS to step forward and offer to recap/review a show for this site. We do not have ads on this site as you know; no one receives compensation of any kind. The site is funded by donations to (which is an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) founded in 1996 and incorporated in 1997 by Phish fans to grant money to music education programs).

You're entitled to a thoughtful opinion, of course, and we welcome "Comments" that offer their own takes, especially those that purport to correct a factual error, but please remember that a volunteer fan took the time to write the recap/review.

If you think you would be adept at recapping a show in the future for the site, PLEASE don't be shy about emailing charlie at phish dot net after a tour is announced, and you expect to be attending it, and offer to recap the show. Typically we do not have a recapper "booked" for every show on a tour until shortly before it begins, at the earliest. Our preference is always to try to have a different recapper for every show on a tour, and for recappers to have attended the show they're recapping (rather than basing their recap on the webcast). But we rely on volunteers, and this year, only one person volunteered to recap both St. Louis (and both Bonnaroo) shows. Also sometimes the only person who volunteers is someone who recaps the show based on the webcast, and this is just how it is; we rely on volunteers. And we welcome and appreciate them for bothering to volunteer at all.

I second this and want to thank the reviewer for taking his time to write this, even if I wasn’t the hugest fan. I can say from experience writing a review is a small but real sacrifice of the show vibe. I salute @kipmat for his effort and encourage everyone to sign up and write a review. It’s an interesting experience and I consider it a privilege. 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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