Despite having returned in March of 2009, fans leaving the Bethel Woods concert grounds after Phish’s 3 nights of shows remarked that Phish was, for all intense of purposes, back.
Fans leaving the normally quiet town of Bethel were ecstatic, having seen the first three nights of Phish’s summer tour. Three shows that, regardless of what you had heard, marked that the band was officially back.
While there has been little debate about their return since 7:35pm on March 6th, 2009, the moment when Phish played the opening notes to ‘Fluffhead’, fans have reminded others as long ago as late December 2009, August 2010 and now in May 2011, that indeed, Phish was back. Greg Quartermain added “Hell yeah motherfucker” as he wandered down the road looking for his ride that seemed to have left him behind.