Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
Set 1: STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Nothing, BOTTBack on the Train, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Sparkle > JibbooGotta Jibboo, Lawn Boy, Let Me Lie, Taste, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, CaspianPrince Caspian
 Phish debut.
 No "keyword."
Noteworthy Jams: Possum
Average Song Gap: 8.26
Notes: Let Me Lie made its Phish debut at this show. The first post-break-up Makisupa Policeman notably did not contain a “keyword.”
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "2009 Early Summer Tour."
On the drive in I mentioned to my friends that I hoped they would play "that new song 'blank space where my mind should be'" because I had just heard the Jones Beach debut so when they opened with it I was rather pleased, obviously the song has come a long way since GW but I think it could/should open more shows. I enjoyed Nothing and GBOTT but felt like the show didn't really get going until Golgi, which really got the place moving.
Mid-first set was fine, Jibboo smoked if I remember correctly and I enjoyed Lawn Boy... and then they dropped Let me Lie. I enjoyed the song when I saw Trey band play it in Boston in fall '08 and like the song, but on 6/6/09 I wished it had stayed in TAB's songbook and never made the jump to Phish. I now regret thinking that, especially after the nice placement in Albany. Taste was killer, as was Caspian, nice end to the set.
Second set was great, enjoyed the hell out of it! The whole place exploded at 'the arrival' in Fluffhead, SoaM was a lot of fun (wish they'd play it more often) and I couldn't have been happier with Harry Hood. Bug (another song I wish they'd play more) rounded out a nice set. Contact> Julius encore was a treat and Julius SMOKED! Sent us all to our cars with smiles.
Compared to the 3 other shows I saw this year this may be the weakest, but that doesn't mean it was any less fun. I also really like this show because I think it is a great example of the band trying to work in their new and newer material into a cohesive show.
Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan:**
Back On The Train:***
Let Me Lie:****
Scent of a Mule:*****
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.
Id have to say that I did enjoy it overall... I mean.. It's PHiSH, so even a "bad" show is a good show.
This wasn't the best show I've seen, wasn't the worst and wasn't the last.
--- the only reason it gets 5....--Relistened Only once...refuse to lose the grip on the magic ....around 3 years ago. I knew it would be a shakin the rust off kind of night....-and the buzz on lot was that the boys would rarely leave the comfort zone of any given jam so early into reunion....the bar was lien ....and that I was bound a song I didn't like but that being said it was THE turning point of my life and has led to nothing but positive and
...Ill never forget what a wild road trip this was, crew noobed out the whole damn place but we had eachother to keep our status as low profile as possible( cuz you know, you give a shit when your 18), never forget the songs ,people and love felt (although looking back on my first over a wook... step,I apologize by Lem, not sorry dr funkenwook..THE FUCKS YOUR PROBLEM ... Says the wooks be pants lol ---you youn rockin J's
I had been listening to phish since age 7 (Billy breaths & Rift Christmas THX SANTAKathy)...Rift spoke volumes go head my aunts boyfriend atthe time ....and now my favorite person save my wife, to hit shows with.... was as 90's tour bro as they come :every festival(cypress icl.) every Halloween, New Years, and Coventry ....so he hands me his (awful) copy of Went on a random weekend. He knew (9) I wandered always has great hair he's gotta be older I've never asked me? haven't looked back since ...
Throw in countless crew , Pham love , the headiest of _______(insert what you'd like) personal struggles and triumph alike , growing in to our own...a beautiful wife and baby boy ...a dash ofnGrateful80's parents(my dad would say ... No jerry no grateful dead...plain and simple) !!---gives you the lead into to my absolute worst show ever!!!! And it was the best thing to ever happen to me so here we went everything led up o here so let's dive in
Noob Love: from Mansfield 09: Show 1
Stealing Time? Sounds great
BOTT? Wow this is a nice start to the
?!? JIBOO ! That was on my list of songs I'm hoping for (first show edition) list
Golgi - only the finest dance moves till this day.
The crew and I would take the time to look at eachother and just smile ...no need for words everyone was glowing ...the crowd was elated from our point of view ...
sorry vets, this isn't what you left behind was it?--jaded origins???
2011/12 is around the corner
To this day 'll take that Caspian as mine.... Ya ya ya-...its Caspian .. . But it was OUR Caspian ... It gave me a chAnce to break into their candles !!? Lmao a back to it ......That slow wishwash riff was hittin the soul! This years(2016) tour mean move over 09 so ill keep this one close (goosebumps thinkin bout it. The--- I have arrived, its beautiful , take it all in while you can---moment) I never prefer Caspian at my shows ... I prefer moments of appreciating what it is we're seeing and living and for me , that asociates with the social stigma you've been riding to your righteousness ....
Set break --boombow chocolates from sexy lot chick in full effect ... wasn't sure how to react with other fans ..just discussed amongst ourselves how we were feelin, favorite jams , and how and we were dumbfounded..... Felt as tho only 4or5 (pretty short for real) minutes passed
Face officially needs to be scraped from the pavement first time live ...fluff head/'hood are fantasic:
Fluff is just an all time favorite of mine, pretty fuckin lucky first show song selection wise but wait...
Scent of a mule 😛 My first show was surely a stacked
...only thing I wished not to have seen my first show....
--- only fitting I was slapped right back in the face with it !----Immediate Phish karma ya noob!!!
That is the phiest of my night -was my personal highlight but bug holds a special place as that beautiful second realization (Caspian 1st) it HITS NEVER saw another show again that atleast i did once and I soaked in every moment possible
Encore: 🤔...?.🤔..?..🤔.? Contact!!! 😃My friend exclaimed as it bopped through the night playfully ...
Then into the most excited Julius has given me....what can i say, noob.me ... Boogie on down tourb and - bounce out of here with some soul...
I spent all that time waiting , hopeful...abuzz ... I had reached absolute bliss... my first show ...✅ not one best best version acitually it was that night and we got him to the next day ....we love you guys thank you for coming back...and staying there haha
Love all of you guys old and known Alex is the one who has one
Of the deepest appreciation for the band the phan an.stop whooing! We're not in Tahoe anymore now......orlllll
Thank you guys for having more patience with my keyboard phone ss had a a lord fun and ya know what wemdouldnuaenrhensippoertnqhsr
At this place out of a really meaningful place....you guys have played every song better and better since the night bedore... My costume i could just be mikes missing shit . Look thanks guys Im with you guys I till I can't physically do it lol but i do have a deep appreciation for Tahoe tweezer
What i KNEW.... And you know you known i love bass w a gun!!whoo!'n
what I think is note worthy here is how they had gotten tighter since hampton and fenway the week before, as they continued to do throughout the summer and on into the fall.
>I may be jaded b.c this show features many (9) all-stars from my own personal 'don't-want-to-see-live' list.