Bittersweet Motel

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Bittersweet Motel (2000) is a documentary about the rock group Phish.wikipedia
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Bittersweet Motel (2000) is a documentary about the rock group Phish.
Bittersweet Motel, a documentary film about the band directed by Todd Phillips, was released in August 2000, shortly before the hiatus began.

Todd Phillips

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The film was directed by Todd Phillips (later the director of Old School and The Hangover) and covers the band's summer and fall 1997 tours, plus footage from their 1998 spring tour of Europe.
His third documentary Bittersweet Motel centered on the jam band Phish, covering its summer and fall 1997 tours, plus footage from their 1998 spring tour of Europe.

Phish festivals

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The documentary ends with The Great Went, a giant two-day festival held in upstate Maine which attracted 70,000 people.
As seen in Bittersweet Motel, a giant matchstick was lit, burning the tower to the ground.

Old School (film)

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The film was directed by Todd Phillips (later the director of Old School and The Hangover) and covers the band's summer and fall 1997 tours, plus footage from their 1998 spring tour of Europe.

The Hangover

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The film was directed by Todd Phillips (later the director of Old School and The Hangover) and covers the band's summer and fall 1997 tours, plus footage from their 1998 spring tour of Europe.

Europe

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The film was directed by Todd Phillips (later the director of Old School and The Hangover) and covers the band's summer and fall 1997 tours, plus footage from their 1998 spring tour of Europe.

Maine

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The documentary ends with The Great Went, a giant two-day festival held in upstate Maine which attracted 70,000 people.

List of songs recorded by Phish

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The film's title comes from a Phish song of the same name, which is featured at the end of the movie.

Love Me (Leiber/Stoller song)

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Love Me (Leiber and Stoller) (backstage rehearsal Mike and Trey)

Frankenstein (instrumental)

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Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)

Harry Hood (song)

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"Harry Hood" is famous among the band's fans for its association with the spontaneous emergence of "glowstick wars," a Phish-created audience and band interaction in which multicolored glowsticks were tossed from all points in the crowd, such as during the 1997 "Great Went" performance featured in the film Bittersweet Motel.

Phish tours

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During the summer tour, film director Todd Phillips began filming a documentary of the band titled Bittersweet Motel that would finally hit theaters in 2000.