Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Page Side

i would almost always sit page side. page side was the place to be. when phish was at its best, it wasn't all because of trey, but rather the chemistry trey had with mike and fishman, but especially page. listen to any show from '92-'97 and you will hear what i am talking about.

page has now moved on from phish and formed his own band and released his first true "solo" album (vida blue was more an ensemble performance). today, i came across this interview with the man. its a nice read, nothing terribly exciting or groundbreaking or earth-shattering or anything like that, but i did like this one quote in particular:
Oh, I’d absolutely be open to it [playing festivals] in the future, but at the same time I played the greatest festivals ever. It was just one band, and it was a lot of fun. So there is a little bit of the experience I’ve had going to other festivals where there are multiple bands with multiple stages, and sometimes I miss the singularity and the focus that we were able to give the fans with our festivals. We really made it fan-oriented. I know that a lot of other festivals try to do that.
amen, page, amen. phish festivals were the greatest festivals ever. could any other single band attract 75,000 maniacs to extreme northern maine, not once, not twice, but three times? could any other single band host 80,000 people in a swamp in florida or 60,000 people in plattsburgh, ny, or 55,000 in oswego, ny? i dont think so! those were some of the best times ever. thank you page. and jon. and mike. and trey.

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