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PhanFromWI Thank You for sharing Your Experience. I use that line often with those that don't understand why I travel the Country to see a Band that I've now seen 60 times after Thursday and Friday's Dick's Shows.

"Phish is My Church". Almost every Year since I first stepped onto the Alpine Valley Lawn in July of 2000, I've been fortunate enough to attend Church multiple times a Year. Some Years the Band decided there would be No Church, some Years Life decided there would be No Church for Me. But I can say, that those Years without Church, were not the Best, because well, there was No Church for Me.

While I was attending My 1st Dick's Shows this Weekend, I felt so DAMN Grateful to still be having these Experiences. You just stated how important our Phriends are to these Experiences. I could not agree further. This Year for Me was a Solo Journey. This is not entirely New, but it certainly is not common. Because as much Joy as I get from Phishing with My Phriends, it is usually is NOT about My Personal Experience but rather our collective Experiences. But this Trip was..

I had wants and desires from My 1st Dick's Lot, the Band, and even from those that I know that I might have run into. But instead, I "Surrendered to the Phlow" and immersed Myself into EVERYTHING! And even though I did not see those Phriends this Trip, I had the Trip and Experience I was supposed to and that I needed.

And as I read your review Today, I realized You did too. As did sooooo many others too. And for this, I am too Grateful. Because that is the "Why" behind this Band and these Experiences.

Phish is IT! Phish is Church! Phish is exactly What We Need, even when We think We need it a certain way..

Thank you again for sharing. I hope that Byron was Shining on You and Your Phriends this Weekend.

The Band reminded Me again this Weekend to "Shine A Light" in this "Show of Life", and I vow to continue to do so as long as Phish lets Me.. 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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