I'm joking, I'm joking. Anyway, I'll make sure I put in this article that anyone who pirates the movie is a dick. One of the scenes that just blows me away is watching Trey come off stage, super high intensity, final encore, then boom, down a hallway, onto his bus and gone. And that change in tone is just otherworldly. You are there with the camera, what is that like?
Cantor: You see the ecstasy and adulation of the fans, then the loneliness of being on the road. When Trey gets off the stage he's looking a little confused and tired, and needs to catch his breath for a minute. Then he needs to process what just happened for the last three hours. And after fifteen minutes he picks up his guitar and he's rehearsing.
Also it's around then when things with Chris are not looking too good, so one minute he's making death jokes with his friend, but he's realizing he's not going to be around for too much longer. He's still going on stage to entertain people and then coming off, it's a wave of emotions.
I know that immediately exiting the venue and not hanging around is part of Trey's sobriety practice, and another part of the movie that is quite special is when a random fan bumps into him the day he decided to get sober.
Cantor: Yeah, nothing fake about that. Trey was talking to his daughter and that guy, who was a fan, was walking by and recognized him and we shot it. Then he walked off and we didn't get him to sign a release form. We weren't going to include it at first, and then we realized it was touching and it shed a lot of light on things, so we had to go through a painstaking process to find out who the guy was so he would sign off on it.
Wow, how did you find him?
Schutz: It took a while. But he was happy to share and he's still sober. And he was at the premiere.
I feel like the jam scene on the whole is on the rise right now.
Schutz: Having multiple jam channels on Sirius XM doesn't hurt, plus venues that really cater to the community, like the Capitol Theater [just outside New York City] and Brooklyn Bowl [in Brooklyn and Las Vegas], plus others.
Cantor: What's undeniable is the live experience. You can't go to a Phish show and not recognize the energy. There's nothing like it. I'm a huge Rangers fan, but I've never heard Madison Square Garden like the way it gets for Phish. I love Radiohead, I'm a huge fan, but I saw them there not long after Phish and it's like “God, Radiohead fans, they politely clap. At Phish every song you think the rafters are going to fall down.” The live experience is growing. Everybody's home streaming shit in their living room; you've gotta get out and have a live experience. And this is a good one to have.
Between Me And My Mind will be in cinemas nationwide on July 17. Find your closest screening here.