highlight for me
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Soundcheck: Twenty Years Later
· Jumpin' Jack Flash tease in Drowned
Average Song Gap: 6.71
Notes: Drowned featured a Jumpin’ Jack Flash tease. Meatstick was played in a different key than normal.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "2009 Early Summer Tour."
highlight for me
Best Divided Sky I've ever heard live and, without a doubt, the best Ghost I've ever heard live.
This Ghost should be on the jamming chart because it has a distinct musical narrative that builds and transforms and then finally hits a peak, subtly easing back down to Earth.
I think, for me, it's the 3rd best Ghost of 3.0.
Birds of a Feather smokes, as does the YEM and the R&R.
I know there's some flubs here, mostly the train wreck from Drowned>Meatstick, but there's great song selection and great flow, and it really seemed to fit the dreary and cold, dark night along the Atlantic Ocean.
This show had a distinct feel, a theme, and it was awesome.
The Divided Sky:****
The Squirming Coil:****
Punch You In The Eye:***
Run Like An Antelope:***
Water In The Sky:***
Birds Of A Feather:***
Jones Beach Jam:***
Time Turns Elastic:***
You Enjoy Myself:***
Rock & Roll:****
Batting Average: .633 (57/90)
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.