Mike teased Can't Turn You Loose before Kill Devil Falls. Trey teased Tired of Waiting for You In Gotta Jibboo. Fuego contained a tease of Walk This Way from Trey. Cities included Fuego and Sand teases. The Final Hurrah ended with a Heavy Things tease. Fish quoted Saw It Again in Suzy. The soundcheck’s Olivia’s Pool was performed in a blues style with Odd Couple Theme teases.
Jam Chart Versions
Teases
Walk This Way tease in Fuego, Fuego and Sand teases in Cities, Tired of Waiting for You tease in Gotta Jibboo, Saw It Again quote in Suzy Greenberg, Heavy Things tease in The Final Hurrah, Can't Turn You Loose tease
Debut Years (Average: 2003)

This show was part of the "2019 Summer Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2019-06-26

Review by yam_ekaj

yam_ekaj wanted to jump in here and give my $0.02 on this show, as on paper it really looks a bit suspect. while there are certainly some iffy parts in terms of song choice, the first half of the second set is really just unreal. TLDR: listen to the fuego -> cities -> final hurrah!

not much to talk about in the first set, honestly. if you are one who hates songs like alaska, army of one or petrichor, you're not gonna like this set. in the past i've talked about really not enjoying petrichor, but i gotta say this one worked a little better for me. maybe because we were outdoors in the open air and it was drizzling. anyway, plasma contained a bit of nice jamming, and kill devil falls went type 2 in earnest. saw it again > sand was a rocking way to end. overall, just a very average first set. on to the next.

set 2: here is where on paper this show looks weird. it almost looks like two first sets, but i assure you, it was not. turtle in the clouds and jibboo both performed rather standard, then as jibboo wrapped up, they dropped into fuego. now, i'm not kidding when i say that the "fuego -> cities -> final hurrah" segment may have been the best jamming of the tour, or at least up there (in my opinion, of course). both segues were absolute butter, and both were also preceded by incredible jams, particularly in fuego. i believe this is the best fuego in years, possibly since the monster version at the mann '14. truly must-listen phish.

unfortunately though, like a bunch of shows this tour, just as it seemed like they were getting going, trey decides to pump the breaks with some relatively uninspired song choices. fourth quarter could've been something like light > no quarter > chalkdust instead of what it was. i'm not a guy who absolutely hates when they play farmhouse or numberline---in fact sometimes the small jams in those can be quite good---but after the roll they were on to start the set, these choices just sucked a bit of energy out of the crowd. that being said, the chalkdust was indeed quite good.

lizards and suzy encore is obviously awesome, great way to send everyone home. trey thanked the maine fans and talked about how these feel like hometown shows, it was very cute. camden will be nuts, can't wait.
, attached to 2019-06-26

Review by aybesea

aybesea So, this is the type of show that is bound to get me downvoted after I review it. I've just got too many issues with it. But, being the stalwart kind of guy that I am, I'm going to go ahead and review this show anyway... after all, I set out to review the entire tour. So here goes (please be gentle).

In my opinion, there are kind of two phases to being a Phish fan. In the early stages, people are all about learning the songs, singing along, just basically getting immersed into Phish. If this is the stage that you find yourself at, you are absolutely gonna love this show. There are a bunch of sing along type songs, many of which don't show up on a regular basis allowing you to collect a bunch of songs that you've now seen... you can tick off those boxes.

Then there is the second, more mature, phase of being a Phish head. In this stage, it's all about the things that are exceptional and outside of the norm. Getting a Chicago Simple or a Utah Mr. Completely or a Hampton Halley's... absolutely transcendental live moments that you will never forget. The fact that this show has 1.5 of these is the only thing that saves it from absolute mediocrity (you can downvote me now). Remember that mediocrity is defined as being "completely average", and that's exactly what the vast bulk of this show is... totally average, unexceptional, well played Phish songs. Crowd Control, Army of One, Alaska, Kill Devil Falls, Saw It Again, Caspian, Farmhouse, Number Line... the pure definition of Phish mediocrity. Occasionally, when one gets one of these as a respite during a smoking show, it can be really refreshing. But put enough of these in line with each other and this is what you get.

So, let's examine the 1.5 highlights (and the other almost highlight) of this show. First, the lone true standout from this show is the exceptional Fuego (SAT 208.24). This jam is the only reason that this show is really worth spinning long term. It is an exceptional jam well worth your attention. It goes type II and explores a whole lot of territory. The half point goes to the Cities (88.93) that segues out of Fuego. It is not as strong a jam as I'd prefer, but being on the heels of that smoking Fuego it makes for a really fun and wild ride. Whatever you do, take care of... err... put these two jams onto your long term mix tape and enjoy this one-two punch for many years going forward. The "almost" a highlight from this show is the first set Petrichor (141.51). It's very well played and a great example of this delicate, intricate, intoxicating song. But, as we all know, when Phish plays the highly technical songs there isn't all that much improv going on (think YEM, Divided Sky, etc), and Petrichor lands firmly in that camp. Definitely worth listening to it, though!

The total overall score for this show is a subdued 920.59. Some quick math tells you that the three aforementioned songs account for half of this score. The encore and CDT take up most of the rest of the slack. There just isn't much left besides sing-songy Phish. I'm sure that those in attendance had fun (when have you ever gone to see the boys and not had fun?), but aside from the party in Maine and the few songs above there isn't much else worth going back to... at least if you are a vetted Phish fan.

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Some people have asked for me to post a note regarding SAT (Show Assessment Test) scores and what goes into them. So, there is a whole lot of math and a little personal bias as well. Essentially, the song itself (bias here... though probably a lot of prevailing bias from the Phish community... i.e. Gin is rated higher than The Line), the length, presence of a jam and whether it's type 1 or 2 (2 scores higher), momentum from song to song, and any special notes (like Gloria from St Louis) are all modeled mathematically.

I'm a math wonk and a Phish addict (actually goes back to my GD days with Jerry & the Boys from my first shows in 1976 when I was already trying to evaluate their shows "objectively")... and I was destined to try to do this. I've been tweaking this for almost 2 years, and for me it seems to be reporting pretty reliably these days. The idea was to try to get as objective as possible, although I still had to assign ranks to the songs themselves... hence, still a bit subjective. Oh well. I will keep trying to fashion a truly divine system of evaluation.
, attached to 2019-06-26

Review by s1177375

s1177375 It’s so weird how you can look at a set list and say well that’s gonna be a great show but then when you go and listen to it it’s such a slow boring not so great show I mean it has lizards my favorite song it has got is your boo one of my favorite songs it has plasma it has Petrichor it has sand and has a really cool long cities and has chalk dust I mean cities is probably my favorite jam of the night and that’s sadIt shows that you cannot judge a book by its cover and that on paper versus a listened to show are two very different things
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