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Phish

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Editorial Review

How excited were fans about the jam band's long-awaited reunion last summer? Tickets for Phish's August concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion were gone in just 15 minutes, the fastest sellout in venue history. After a triumphant victory lap of sold-out shows across the country and a solid new album, the group is back as a staple on the summer-concert circuit. There will be noodly jams, jazzy excursions, the occasional big singalong and plenty of improvising over the course of a three-hour set that will surely please the diehards. And don't be scared off by the thought of being around 20,000 hippies; the person sitting next to you is just as likely to be a 30-something professional as an 18-year-old stoner.

--David Malitz, May 2010