In addition to several hiatuses (including one official hiatus, from 2000 to 2002), Phish have had one official breakup (so far?), from which they returned for a reunion at Hampton Coliseum in March of 2009.
For most of the five-years following the official breakup, there were "no current plans" for a reunion. But things change, and some never believed that the breakup really was, as announced, permanent. Even media started talking about it differently, including for example Relix, who eventually referred not to a breakup but an "indefinite hiatus" (the terminology the band and their management used for the official hiatus). Nonetheless, any conversation about a reunion was referred to as "The Brahphecy" on PhantasyPhish message boards.
We got time to think of the ones we love, while the miles roll away
-- Jackson Browne, "The Load Out"
"...agar nabashe darya be ghatre ektefa kon.."
(if there isn't a sea to enjoy, just be happy with a single drop of water)
-- Moein, "Gozashteh"
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