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jackl Not to be nitpicky, but while Phish performs the shows, the "data sets" and setlists themselves would not exist without the organized efforts of many volunteer fans, specifically through this website and the earlier "Phish Companion" setlists which were compiled with love by volunteers under the aegis of a not-for-profit charity, The Mockingbird Foundation.

The roots of that effort were modeled on previous efforts, a series of "Deadbase" books (useful in the taper/tape-trading era), but with the notion that rather than being a cottage industry of a few Dead fans who sought to profit from their work, we would organize into a "crowd sourced" collective and donate any profits to charity.

There are way too many people to credit for this effort, but the main force behind the coding of the modern (post-reunion) site and the API which allows you to access and massage this data is the Foundation's current President, Adam Scheinberg. (A full list of site team credits with many of the people involved currently is accessible in the footer of this site "credits", a more complete list in the acknowledgements of "The Phish Companion, 3rd Ed."). is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

This project serves to compile, preserve, and protect encyclopedic information about Phish and their music.

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