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Originally published in the Rutland Herald on 9/20/11.

The last time Phish played in Vermont, it was a deluge. And it took another one to bring them back. Wednesday night marked Phish’s return to its home state of Vermont, giving fans a show that has been seven years in the making. It was well worth the wait.

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Once upon a time, I was a big fan of Seven Days — it’s a fairly edgy, often entertaining pub that, when I first started reading it, was a refreshing change from Vermont’s typically staid and traditional news publications.

Over the years, it has grown in popularity and coverage. It became more confident in its ability to cover real news and moved beyond the soft, feature-y stories that tend to fill free weeklies. And to a large extent, they’ve done a good job. But lately, I’ve been loving my patience.

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