The 'heads are abuzz of late (though what else is new), perpetuating or decrying the (latest) rumor of a Phish comeback. The impetus was a Rolling Stone interview with Trey on May 21st, in which he essentially said he would be willing to sacrifice a testicle to play with Phish again.
Halloween at MSG and/or a spring '09 run on the East Coast seem to be the most heated of the (totally void of evidence) rumors. Of course the most intriguing is the idea that the foursome will provide a sort of second-coming appearance at Rothbury in early July. With Mike, Trey, and Jon all slated to play (separately), only Page is left out of the equation. But, as we've witnessed, painfully, at Bonnaroo in more years than one, this variable is not an easy one to guarantee.
Whether or not this is just another in a long line of empty statements, phans are vocal, to say the least. On message boards and comment postings around the internet, there are your usual malcontents, ruing the idea of a reunion; 'Oh the humanity; they'll never be able to summit the musical peaks of greatness I witnessed, personally, back in '94'... as well as the 'in the know' set, of which an excellent example is posted below:
My girlfriend's sister's best friend's dog's veterinarian said that she heard from.... you get the idea. Anyway, thanks to C-Note for the heads up, and even if it comes to nothing, we're no worse off than we are now...