, attached to 2009-06-05

Review by chrisjohnson2900

chrisjohnson2900 According to my scores, this show was the third worst show of the summer. It got a Gotta Have It Rating of 3.1, though, and if you look at the Gotta Have It ratings from the 2nd Ed. of the Phish Companion, 3.1 is actually pretty good. I think I have been rating these summer shows higher than usual, but then I think I rate shows generally higher than everyone else anyway. I am critical, though, I think. Sorry to those of you out there who think I am too soft. The highlight of this show was Kill Devil Falls. This song should be voted the best song of the summer. I love this song. It is so good. One of the best Phish has ever written. I don't want to give sole credit to Trey but he did a good job here. This song is unreal. A true rock song. A song about a woman who leaves for no reason. A song about an insensitive man. The lyrics "Who knew a day would turn into a week," and "I learned my lesson until I do it again. WOOOOOOOOOO!" Man, I love this song. Among the other highlights are I Didn't Know (always a great song), Ya Mar, and Backwards Down the Number Line. Suprisingly, 2001, Boogie on Reggae Woman, and AC/DC Bag were the weak links.

Set I
Buried Alive:***
Kill Devil Falls:*****
AC/DC Bag:**
I Didn't Know:****
My Friend, My Friend:***
Ya Mar:****
Theme From The Bottom:***
Boogie On Reggae Woman:**
Split Open and Melt:***

Set II
Down With Disease:***
Backwards Down the Number Line:*****
Twenty Years Later:***
Slave to the Traffic Light:***

A Day In The Life:***

GHI: 3.1/5.0
Batting Average: .621 (59/95)

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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