Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC
Encore: Loving Cup
 Phish debut.
Noteworthy Jams: Backwards Down the Number Line
Average Song Gap: 21
Notes: This show featured the Phish debuts of When the Cactus is in Bloom and Alaska. Before Dog Faced Boy, Trey explained that while living with Fish, he wrote Dog Faced Boy, Tube and Gumbo based on entries in one of Fish’s journals. During Dog Faced Boy, Fish left his drum kit and lay down in front of the stage because he didn’t need to sing the song. Lengthwise (performed a cappella) was played for the first time since July 28, 1998 (233 shows). Bold as Love was played for the first time since October 6, 2000 (74 shows).
Songs by Debut Year:
Kill Devil Falls:****
The Moma Dance:***
Dog Faced Boy:*****
The Divided Sky:****
When The Cactus Are In Bloom:****
Bold As Love:*****
Backwards Down The Number Line:*****
Fast Enough For You:***
Theme From The Bottom:**
Batting Average:.790 (79/100)
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.