as someone who has been seeing Phish since 1996 (wish it was earlier but i didn't have a license till then), i can honestly say theres not many live acts like them. i've seen everyone from the rolling stones, bob dylan, paul simon, bb king, NIN, the who, etc. bottom line, phish doesn't define themselves in the studio. ANYONE can produce an album and make it sound bearable. the separation between the talented vs studio band is what they can do live and in person. phish has put out quite a few amazing albums but their brilliance can truly be witnessed at a live show. if you've never seen em, do it just so you see what the experience is all about. even if you're not a fan of their music, there will be something at a show that you'll remember for the rest of your life whether it be the crowd (hilariously lovely),
the lights (you'll NEVER see anything like Kuroda does) or hopefully the music which promises to be loud, electric and ever-changing. they've never played the same set twice so you never know what you're gonna get. and its not some hour and a half, studio version song playing, same set every night type deal either. its a LONG amazing night. anyway, I've said my peace. now someone please sell or trade me the fluckin RSD pollock!!!!