In a career spanning thirty years, Phish became one of the most
significant live music phenomena of all time. On the basis of
word-of-mouth about their performances—with virtually no radio or video
support—the band grew from playing club gigs along their native East
Coast to drawing 100,000 music fans to remote corners of the country. At
every turn, Phish managed to win over newcomers and casual fans as well
as maintain the loyalty of their devotees with a singularly broad
repertoire, virtuosity, and by making a unique event of each show.