On this date in 1992, Phish played their last show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
The place was packed and radiating with Thanksgiving & homecoming energy from 1600 kids!
The Thanksgiving weekend tradition lasted 3 years: 1990 to 1992, making for a total of 7 shows at the historic venue (including the 10/6/90 set opening for Blues Traveler). Trey expresses gratitude for the honor of playing on this big stage at the 11/24/1990 show, as the previous NYC area appearance was in front of only 500 people at The Wetlands Preserve just 2 months earlier.
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Just a few months later in Feb. 1993, they sold over 6400 tickets for a pair of sold out shows at Roseland in NYC, and by 12/30/1994 they had sold out Madison Square Garden with a capacity of ~20,000!
Yes, the band was talented, entertaining, and energized at these Capitol Theatre shows, but the miracle of compound fan growth happens when a concert experience is so joyous and impactful that one can't help but share it with ever more friends and family! Whether you were there for Phish @ The Cap or any other popular band as they achieved and then outgrew a magical venue, you know the feeling!!
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