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Laidig Coventry was bittersweet, to be sure. But just to balance out the comments on the disappointing memories of the flubbed musical proficiency, here's one of my favorite memories of Coventry:

Does anyone remember the once-in-a-lifetime rainbows that appeared during sunset on the first set of the first night? The weather forcast had been predicting a 100% chance of rain all day for the whole weekend. But then the drizzling dissipated shortly after the music started. As the stormclouds drifted off into a beautiful sunset, a gorgeous double rainbow appeared circling 270-degrees around the setting sun!

But here's the kicker: above those double rainbows in the sunset....was an UPSIDE-DOWN RAINBOW! I had never seen one, nor heard of an upside-down rainbow before. Have you? I later googled it, and of course sure enough there are pictures of such things, but WOW! I shouted to my friends, saying "look!" and pointing. Sure enough, others turned their heads and soon about a hundred people around us started to turn away from the stage to stare at this amazing spectacle. It was so beautiful and surreal...

After the set, standing on top of our RV, watching the scene, I had a moment. Would it continue to rain? Would it stop? So many phans, so much love for this one-of-a-kind band tht has meant so much to us all...could it really just literally rain on our last parade?

I just had a knowing...a special moment... No, the rain has ended. And it did. 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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