, attached to 2009-06-06

Review by chrisjohnson2900

chrisjohnson2900 This was an interesting show. Simply put, I think the first set wasn't exceptional, the second set was. It is kind of odd, but the highest score from the first set I gave to the debut song: Let Me Lie. I know what you are thinking, "Oh, he's just a sucker for those slow songs." If it makes you feel any better, I gave it a four out of five. I just thought it was good. The second set was a pretty amazing set. If the first set was as good, this show would have received outrageous scores. This show ended up in the middle of the road as far as the rest of the shows of the summer go, but the second set has to be one of the best sets of the summer. Seven below was a great song to start with. I loved that album and those simple little riffs are just amazing. I gave Fluffhead, Scent of a Mule, Harry Hood, Possum, and Contact all a five. Scent of a Mule is one of those songs that they don't play nearly enough. I wish that song was one of their staples. It has such a Mike influence but is so much more quarky than their other bluegrass-type songs. Harry Hood is pretty high on my favorite song list and it generally gets anywhere from a three to a five. Fluffhead was a huge surprise for me. I am a little less critical if there are some mistakes in that song just because of it's difficulty but still, in the past, it hasn't been one of my favorites. This version was amazing, though. Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan was the weak link. It is a good song but I think there are some things that need to be hashed out with that song.

Set I
Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan:**
Nothing:***
Back On The Train:***
Golgi Apparatus:***
Sparkle:***
Gotta Jibboo:***
Lawn Boy:***
Let Me Lie:****
Taste:***
Makisupa Policeman:***
Prince Caspian:****

Set II
Seven Below:****
Fluffhead:*****
Scent of a Mule:*****
Heavy Things:****
Harry Hood:*****
Possum:*****
Bug:****

Encore
Contact:*****
Julius:****

GHI: 3.7/5.0
Batting Average: .750 (75/100)

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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