Plus, the scene itself had disintegrated beyond recognition. Law officials became much more aggressive. The fans that would infiltrate a venue were tweaked beyond control and did not leave a good impression. There were times I actually did not feel safe at a show post 92. Never had this feeling before that. The community itself as a whole did not function as before. Even the late 80s when 100k would walk into a city seemed more controllable. The band reminded me of an athlete that should have retired when on top, yet continues and ends his career with embarrassment.
This I have heard before but completely disagree with. I did not get the feeling that the scene was deteriorating any more than it had been since the mid 80s. There were plenty of cases of gate crashing and bad behavior by fans even in the 80s (remember their not being asked to come back to venues did not start in 94!!). I always felt safe, especially compared to a Phish show!