, attached to 2009-06-02

Review by chrisjohnson2900

chrisjohnson2900 My initial reaction for this show was surprise at how fast Phish stepped into their element. I expected this type of quality show around the end of June. Certainly not the second show into the tour. Among the highlights were If I Could, Harry Hood, and Suzy Greenberg. Another notable, and possibly the highlight, was the requested "Kill Devil Falls." I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be the first debut to ever be requested. I assume someone heard the wonderful soundcheck version of this in Boston and requested. I admit, the first time I heard it, I was sure it would become one of my favorites. This show for me tied for fourth for the summer tour. Here are the individual song scores:

Set I:
Runaway Jim:****
Foam:**
Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan:**
Timber:***
Cities:***
Driver:****
Reba:****
Possum:***
Farmhouse:****
If I Could:*****

Set II:
Mike's Song >:****
Simple:****
Wolfman's Brother >:****
Weekapaug Groove:****
When The Circus Comes To Town:****
Kill Devil Falls:****
Harry Hood >:*****
Loving Cup:****

Encore:
Suzy Greenberg:*****

GHI: 3.7/5.0
Batting Average: .757 (72 Stars/95 Stars)

The two ratings are Batting Average and GHI. Both are defined below.
BA: The total number of stars achieved divided by the total possible stars a concert can achieve. Each song can achieve a total possible 5 stars, 5 being the best, 0 being the worst. Therefore, each show receives anywhere from a 1.0 to a .001.

GHI: This rating is used in The Phish Companion 2nd Ed. Each show is given a score from 0 to 5, five being the best and 0 being the worst.

The two scores are synonymous. I like the BA form better because each show receives a score closer to its worth depending on how you rated it.


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