, attached to 2018-12-29

Review by phish123

phish123 Really enjoyed last nights show. It was show 270 for me. While it was probably the best of 2018 so far, it’s hard to imagine how people are rating this show so high. As of now, this is rated the second best show in Phish’s history. I don’t understand why people are so quick to give shows a 5/5 rating just for being great. These shows need to be compared to shows in the past because if every great show is given a 5/5 rating, we will never be able to differentiate certain shows from others. The average phish.net rating for shows in 1997 is a 3.80. The average phish.net rating for shows in 2018 is a 4.11. To me, this makes no sense at all. I’ve been to shows like big cypress, 2/28/03, 11/17/97 and these shows were on a completely different level. The ratings on phish.net the past few years have been inflated and it’s in some ways an insult to the shows that have withstood the test of time and are considered to be among the greatest phish has ever played. People are now just reflexively rating these shows 5/5 because it was great. All fans should be able to look at phish.net as being the most reliable source for show reviews/ratings.


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