Phish calls it quits?
May 25, 2004 1:58 PM   Subscribe

An announcement from Trey: "So Coventry will be the final Phish show...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."
posted by methree (19 comments total)
See, kids? There is a God after all, and he loves us very much. Of course, if he really, really loved us, this announcement would have come a lot earlier.
posted by keswick at 2:02 PM on May 25, 2004

You favorite band sucks, too, keswick. Why don't people who don't care for improvisational rock just stay out of the discussion just for once?

I'm shocked by this announcement, although the sparse summer tour and the sub-par shows in Vegas this spring did already hint that the hiatus only fixed things for a limited time.
posted by muckster at 2:06 PM on May 25, 2004

This was so important it had to be posted immediately to Metafilter? I won't call you hippies slackers anymore.
posted by agregoli at 2:06 PM on May 25, 2004

sonofabitch, now it's a doublepost. I even checked Anyone else heading up to Coventry or the Boston shows late summer? It will be my first time seeing them.
posted by methree at 2:07 PM on May 25, 2004

metafilter: because I hate your and I just can't keep my pompous fucking mouth shut.
posted by n9 at 2:16 PM on May 25, 2004

hmmm. my brakets went away. now my snarky comment makes no sense. damn, you, metafilter!
posted by n9 at 2:17 PM on May 25, 2004

what a bunch of dickheads. really.
posted by quonsar at 2:17 PM on May 25, 2004

I haven't carred about music since Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema got divorced.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:22 PM on May 25, 2004

The Great Schism of 2004! Where will one now turn for gassy nitrous hits and $1 burrito wraps?
posted by naxosaxur at 2:27 PM on May 25, 2004

*starts trolling phish message boards*
posted by speedo at 2:28 PM on May 25, 2004

Wait. A pun?
posted by speedo at 2:29 PM on May 25, 2004

I would hope that, whether or not you participated in or appreciated the cultural phenomenon, MeFites could appreciate the news-worthiness of this post ... one of the nation's largest touring act is calling it quits. From a socio-cultural perspective, if not an asthetic one, that's some interesting news. Regardless of whether you liked or didn't like the era, it's ending.
posted by arielmeadow at 2:37 PM on May 25, 2004

band quits touring. young people bewail end of "era".
posted by quonsar at 2:57 PM on May 25, 2004

I missed a "cultural phenomenon"!
posted by groundscape at 2:58 PM on May 25, 2004

I thought he was better when he was still in Marillion.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 3:51 PM on May 25, 2004

Thank you, inpHilltr8r.
posted by gleuschk at 3:57 PM on May 25, 2004

band quits touring. young people bewail end of "era".

Oh q. Surely you can remember what it was like to be young, listening to 78s of ragtime on the victrola...
posted by jonson at 4:09 PM on May 25, 2004

One of the musical projects I'm involved with is a glorified cover band, and much of that band's (no self-link as there's no link to speak of) material is in the jam-band vein. We play bars around here (Richmond, VA) and fraternity parties at Virginia and North Carolina schools. Phish songs are always a hit with the crowds there, and as silly as we sometimes feel about playing songs about possums or olfactory hues, it's fun music to play.
posted by emelenjr at 5:33 PM on May 25, 2004

Man they were great when they were still playing small venues like Trax in Charlottesville. What energy.

*shakes head, watches liver spots grow*
posted by gottabefunky at 9:39 AM on May 26, 2004

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