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marcoesq @HenryHolland said:
I watched the Coventry simulcast at a very nice theater in San Diego and it just got sadder and sadder. Yes, there were musical highlights, but there was a horrible, defeated vibe about the whole thing. My main memory is watching Trey walk on stage (before the second set, first day I think) and he was scratching himself like crazy (i.e. he was on opiates big time). The guy next to me laughed and said "Haha Trey is wasted". About 15 minutes in to the music and he leaned over and said "Oh my god, Trey is wasted".

The other moment I take away is them butchering my favorite Phish song (The Curtain With) so badly that they had to re-start it > finishing > the camera back stage catching Trey bursting in to tears as he left the stage area.
If the theater you are referring to was in Mira Mesa, SD then I think I was that guy next to you! What a crazy night, I had seen Vegas '04 and thought I knew what we were heading into but that was 4 months prior.

I wasn't there, in person, at Coventry so I won't try and say that I know what the vibe was those 2 days but I did leave work early to park myself in a movie theater for many hours and hears/saw everything they had to offer.

I remember the comments I made about Trey being f-d up being taken differently by people. I was more pissed/tired of the band by that point, starting to disconnect myself in '03 so it didn't seem like that big of a deal. I thought we ALL knew what we were getting into but that night was different. If they hadn't "attempted" to play the Curtain With, and then further butcher it, as the encore, I don't think the reactions would be as strong. I ended up walking out of the theater after 5 sloppy minutes of the Curtain and was booed by a couple of people up front. Oh well, here we are 7 yrs later and a lot of this is moot.

Let's just all be thankful that they are back and are throwing down Storage/Gorge RnR/Tahoe Light type jams on a semi-nightly basis and are killing everything else! 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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