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fatness1 Given the entirely unexpected attention that my review has garnered on this site and Phantasy Tour, I suppose now would be a fairly good time to post a Reply Comment. Allow me to make a few points:

1) I wrote my piece before even announced there would be an essay contest. I just felt like putting my thoughts to the pad while the weekend was still fresh in my head (and I was woefully bored at work). So let that dispel any notion that I called out Mr. Miner to stir the pot and get attention. But, now that I have yours...

2) I included the paragraph about the Mr. Miner's of the world in response to several posts that I read which stated Phish did not actually play that well at SBIX, i.e., the jams were too short, bla bla bla bla. It was not in response to Mr. Miner's actual review of the show, which I later read, and as it turns out, I thought was pretty dead on. Rather my reference to the Mr. Miner's of the world was to those in general who overly dissect each song's quality and placement during a show and not to him specifically. Lets be honest here, at the end of the day aren't we all following a band that can barely sing?

3) Snowbank, please dont be concerned that my feelings about reviewers are affecting my Phish experience. As discussed in my essay, my experience is made by a mixture of the music, mood, friends, ambiance, weather, sound quality, chemicals, and most importantly, my CMI as a high crotch moisture index can just about ruin any good time. This heatwave in the northeast is not helping.

4) I forgot to include in my essay that I was dropping a bomb in a porta-potty during Big Black Furry Creatures from Mars and in my head was singing over and over again "Big Black Giant Doodies from Craig! Big Black Giant Doodies from Craig!" But my real name is Phil. Or is it?

5) I really hope that I get my goody bag of merchandise from If you are listening, men's size L please! And a women's small for my wife!

6) While I am very excited to see all the activity that my essay has started, today is also a very sad day as I found out that my friends' idea for our movie "Using It" has already been done in the 1982 movie Zapped! starring Scott Baio where he undresses women with his mind. Ugh, the title is even better than mine. F* my life.

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