Open Thread: Phish Rumors or Braphecy Backlash?

I realized it super late last night after I had walked home from The Independent, but I completely spaced on getting a Phish Friday post finished off before I had to leave work. I wanted to make sure I had time to write a little bit about their Roxy ’93 release and it turns out that I didn’t. At least I had an excuse — I caught an absolutely killer Fleet Foxes show with some seriously transcendent moments. Then I got home and read this email…

Dude, I have checked this blog way too many times today for my always anticipated Phish Friday. Where is it? Don’t leave us hangin bro. No, I understand you must have had some real life to live but damn man, I need my fix. Good thing I can get it at phishthoughts.com
I just discovered that site and it is great. If you haven’t already indulged, you’ll be glad you did. See you at the Gorge 2009!

Thanks for the comments, loyal reader. I appreciate your jones for our Phish Friday and I’m sorry that we haven’t delivered on them 100% of the time. I can sense from the tone that it’s clear that there is an overwhelming feeling that Phish is going to be back next year. I can’t say I disagree, which is really wild to think around right now. There are some pretty serious rumors getting thrown around about tour dates and I’m all for linking to them to help continue to perpetuate them, but I thought I’d try to feel for the sentiment out there from the other readers of the site (like this guy quoted above).

Are you guys into all the Phish reunion tour rumors or do you guys think it’s stupid to even try and guess? Are we getting ahead of ourselves? Will they suck when they come back? Is it wrong that I think they’re going to rule?

I'm the Editor. HOLLA.
  • sammy

    im getting the feeling that they will reunite in 09. im not so certain it will be a long term thing, i dont see them touring three tours a year like they did in 2007-2009, but all i always ask for is one more show. not to mention the dead might tour again next year for the 1st time since 2004. peace.

  • sammy

    i meant 1997-1999. stoner mistake.

  • sammy

    i meant 1997-1999. stoner mistake.

  • paris

    Call me an old school cynic, if you want. I despise reunions. I saw the last so-called “pre-hiatus” shows in Mt. View, 2000, and that seemed a fitting conclusion to the work of 17 years. Getting out while the getting was still good. Everything after that, as far as I was concerned, didn’t exist. Hadn’t the “scene,” such as it was, already reached a point where it was time to move on? There’s plenty of other grooves worth dancing to, and a wonderful collection of recorded Phish shows to last us the rest of a lifetime. I’m happy enough with that.

  • paris

    Call me an old school cynic, if you want. I despise reunions. I saw the last so-called “pre-hiatus” shows in Mt. View, 2000, and that seemed a fitting conclusion to the work of 17 years. Getting out while the getting was still good. Everything after that, as far as I was concerned, didn’t exist. Hadn’t the “scene,” such as it was, already reached a point where it was time to move on? There’s plenty of other grooves worth dancing to, and a wonderful collection of recorded Phish shows to last us the rest of a lifetime. I’m happy enough with that.

  • paris

    And a quick note to Sammy. There’s ain’t no such thing as the Dead, neither, after 1995.

  • paris

    And a quick note to Sammy. There’s ain’t no such thing as the Dead, neither, after 1995.

  • http://www.ConcertPosterArt.com Jacob Grossi

    It will happen folks…america is sorely lacking a major rock band, all they gotta do is book the dates. I’m in VT, rumor is it’s only a matter of time.

    Jacob
    http://www.ConcertPosterArt.com
    “Over 4000 Original Concert Posters, Flyers and Vintage Ads”

  • http://www.ConcertPosterArt.com Jacob Grossi

    It will happen folks…america is sorely lacking a major rock band, all they gotta do is book the dates. I’m in VT, rumor is it’s only a matter of time.

    Jacob
    http://www.ConcertPosterArt.com
    “Over 4000 Original Concert Posters, Flyers and Vintage Ads”

  • Dank Wank

    Beta Chomp makes me crawl away from the beat stick over there.

  • Dank Wank

    Beta Chomp makes me crawl away from the beat stick over there.

  • http://downwithdisease.com EJ

    I'm just glad Trey cleaned himself up – that in itself would make any reunion start off on the right foot.