, attached to 2009-06-10

Review by chrisjohnson2900

chrisjohnson2900 The beginning of this show was excellent. Runaway Jim followed by Punch You in the Eye is always going to be a strong statement. I felt, though, that the boys tapered off a little bit with Ocelot, Foam, Train Song and Undermind. Maybe it seem like they tapered off just because Jim and Punch were so good. I thought the highlight of the show was the Reba, Hello My Baby, Julius segment. Those three songs provide such an intimate glimpse at the different realms that Phish can get to. Reba is such an amazing song. The middle segment of that song is one of my favorite progressions of any that they play. It is right up there with the D-A-G progression of Harry Hood. The other highlight of the night I want to mention is Waves. 5 Stars. I love that song. There is something about the Round Room Album that is really special and I think that the songs that Phish play from that album translate so nicely to the stage. Here's the ratings:

Set I
Runaway Jim:*****
Punch You In The Eye:*****
Ocelot:***
Foam:***
Train Song:***
Undermind:***
Mike's Song:****
I Am Hydrogen:****
Weekapaug Groove:****
The Squirming Coil:***
Character Zero:***

Set II
Back On The Train:****
Waves:*****
A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing:***
David Bowie:***
Army Of One:***
Reba:*****
Hello My Baby:*****
Julius:*****
Cavern:***
Harry Hood:****

Encore
Frankenstein:****

GHI: 3.8/5.0
Batting Average: .760 (84/110)

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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