Black Tuesday: One Year Anniversary

In case anyone forgot:

“Last Friday night, I got together with Mike, Page and Fish to talk openly about the strong feelings I’ve been having that Phish has run its course and that we should end it now while it’s still on a high note. Once we started talking, it quickly became apparent that the other guys’ feelings, while not all the same as mine, were similar in many ways — most importantly, that we all love and respect Phish and the Phish audience far too much to stand by and allow it to drag on beyond the point of vibrancy and health. We don’t want to become caricatures of ourselves, or worse yet, a nostalgia act. By the end of the meeting, we realized that after almost twenty-one years together we were faced with the opportunity to graciously step away in unison, as a group, united in our friendship and our feelings of gratitude.

So Coventry will be the final Phish show. We are proud and thrilled that it will be in our home state of Vermont. We’re also excited for the June and August shows, our last tour together. For the sake of clarity, I should say that this is not like the hiatus, which was our last attempt to revitalize ourselves. We’re done. It’s been an amazing and incredible journey. We thank you all for the love and support that you’ve shown us.”

Trey Anastasio

8 COMMENTS

  1. ah yes, black tuesday. i remember as if it were yesterday. in fact, last night justin and i watched the IT dvd to satisfy our summer phish jones. that is the closest we will ever get to attending a live phish show…ever again…

  2. ah yes, black tuesday. i remember as if it were yesterday. in fact, last night justin and i watched the IT dvd to satisfy our summer phish jones. that is the closest we will ever get to attending a live phish show…ever again…

  3. I still have the Al Gore/SNL performance from Dec. 2002 on my TiVo…any time I feel the Phish Jones I put that on, as it’s the first thing they did after the hiatus. And it’s so pure, just four guys in a small room with a small audience.

    46 Days never sounded so good. Great Chalk Dust, too. And it’s always awesome to see a former vice president and presidential candidate say, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Phish!”

  4. I still have the Al Gore/SNL performance from Dec. 2002 on my TiVo…any time I feel the Phish Jones I put that on, as it’s the first thing they did after the hiatus. And it’s so pure, just four guys in a small room with a small audience.

    46 Days never sounded so good. Great Chalk Dust, too. And it’s always awesome to see a former vice president and presidential candidate say, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Phish!”

  5. How can we forget? Some day it’ll make alot more sense to me…I suppose. I remember it because at that time their summer tour was not hitting the west coast however on Walfredo.com he had the entire fall tour listed in his rumors section…he’s always right…and the run was an ambitious one…I figured to see at least 6 shows…and then…the announcement! Crushed! : ( I’m feeling that same jones for Phish as we head into summer.

  6. How can we forget? Some day it’ll make alot more sense to me…I suppose. I remember it because at that time their summer tour was not hitting the west coast however on Walfredo.com he had the entire fall tour listed in his rumors section…he’s always right…and the run was an ambitious one…I figured to see at least 6 shows…and then…the announcement! Crushed! : ( I’m feeling that same jones for Phish as we head into summer.

  7. Clearly, I was much more optimistic about this once it happened than others were. Don’t get me wrong, I was hugely crushed by this as well. I guess I just assumed, even though I wrote this, that there would never be one band that every produced that same Phish feeling.

    Can anyone say that they’ve found their replacement?

  8. Clearly, I was much more optimistic about this once it happened than others were. Don’t get me wrong, I was hugely crushed by this as well. I guess I just assumed, even though I wrote this, that there would never be one band that every produced that same Phish feeling.

    Can anyone say that they’ve found their replacement?

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