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Review | Phish at Starlight

(Submitted photo by Ryan McElwain.) A Phish concert is something much larger and extravagant than several thousand people convening to sit and listen to a favorite band play some of its most-favored songs. The extravagance begins with the pre-concert soiree that simmers and boils-over in the parking lot hours before show time — a version of tailgating in which everyone gets into the proper state of mind for what will unfold inside the venue: three hours of excess, indulgence and catharsis. Wednesday night, the quartet from Vermont sold-out Starlight Theatre, drawing a crowd that exceeded 7,800. From the initial appearance...