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jjjrrr Hi Rob, thanks for the review, and I really enjoyed it.

Aside from the negative comments saying part of your review was "political", I do want to mention your opinion that may help you and others decide whether Phish should be political or not.

You wrote "It’s easy to defend music-as-escapism, but the up-with-people vibes of recent Phish performances and songs have felt increasingly disconnected from the real world happening outside, at least to this reviewer." You're trying to make a connection between Phish performances and Politics that doesn't exist, because there is no direct connection.

As an example, I could have said "I went to friend's birthday party and had a good time but felt increasingly disconnected from the real world happening outside". It's the same issue, there is no direct connection between your friend's birthday and today's political environment.

If you said "I went to the Insert-Political-Party-name's local rally and felt increasingly disconnected from the real world happening outside", you would have a legit reason for feeling disconnected because the two should be directly related.

Some bands have chosen to make their music and concerts Political - Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, etc - but that's their choice. It says on the concert ticket that you'll get a Rock Concert and if you get something else, that's their choice. If Phish chooses to not be political, they have every right to not do so.

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