My first Phish show was in 93. I stopped counting at around 80 shows, but if I had to guess then I would say I have seen in the 150 range.
I have seen a lot of the classic moments. Gamehendge, The flying hotdog, and every festival except for FL just to name a few. Yeah I am a pretty big Phan
I totally agree with you about so much of their music being uplifting. Elation is a word that often comes to mind when I listen to their stuff.