It's been fifteen years since the shows at Coventry, billed to be Phish's last shows. Long-time fan Chris Pepino of True Form Pictures created a documentary film about Coventry and Phish fans traveling to it, We Enjoy Yourself, in 2004. It screened at the New Jersey Film Festival back in 2009, even winning Best Documentary at the festival that year. The complete film is now streaming live for free at weenjoyyourself.com.
If you've never listened to the music of Coventry, don't be shy.Those who attended the shows that weekend will never forget them; and this post partly explains why, and why there are a lot of good reasons to listen to the shows, warts and all.
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But I realize that while Curveball really sucked, it doesn't remotely compare to the magnitude of Coventry. Being the 'last shows ever', compounded with a 30+ hour traffic jam and all the factors that are shown in the documentary must have yielded heightened emotions that are tough to fathom having not been there. The documentary helps depict the scene a bit more, but still tough to imagine what it must have been like ... one of those experiences that you wouldn't fully understand unless you were there.