We had some pretty interesting results yesterday in the first part of our survey results about the first leg of Phish Summer Tour 2011. In addition to results on everything from fan perception of the songs, the shows, the runs, the prices, the stream, the jamming, who’s going to IX and many others, Hidden Track was thrilled to be recognized by fans so highly. Only Phish.net, Phish.com & YEMBlog ranked higher as a go-to source of information about Phish. So while we recognize the inherent advantage we had by running the survey, thanks for reading and recognizing the coverage Hidden Track provides.
[Photo by Kenny Pusey]
Now on to the business at hand…
The questions from the survey that remain to be answered are perception of the venues, three words to describe tour, general thoughts about tour and favorite moments and jams.
Three Words to describe Tour
As we did last summer, we created a Wordle from your responses. The larger the word, the more often it appeared in results. Though of course if someone answered “not much jams”, that would make “jams” a larger result. So while not scientifically accurate, this is fun nevertheless. We have included the individual responses below the graphic.
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fun but songy
Intense, Powerful, Funny
improved guitar playing
Rock And Roll
Blissful. Funk. Long-haul.
Pretty kick ass.
Brought the steam!
Brought Fire Fast
Shorten the setlists!!!
Too many repeats.
God Shit Man
READ ON for the rest of our survey results…
Ever since 2009, we’ve been teaming up with Parker Harrington, aka @TMWSIY, who created a comprehensive survey asking fans for their thoughts about the recently completed first leg of Phish Summer Tour 2011. Parker’s poll includes questions about the webcast, your reading habits, the venues and most importantly plenty of questions about the music from the leg. Next week we’ll provide the results.
[Photo by Brad Worsham]
During a relatively brief tour of just 15 shows, Phish packed many highlights into the run that concluded in Atlantic City on Halloween. Phish kicked off the tour with a festival show in Texas, three consecutive nights in Colorado, two in the South, six at old school locations in the Northeast and a triumphant three night run in Atlantic City. The buzz throughout the last week or so of the tour was palpable with several shows destined to go down in the history books and be re-visited many times for years to come.
So what did everyone think?
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In the most lopsided of question of not only this survey, but all the prior ones as well, the resounding majority certainly felt that this was THE tour since the reunion. As Phish nears the 100 show mark since Hampton, it’s hard to argue that several of these fifteen were not among the best.
Overall Grade for Fall Tour
Solid again, with a much larger percentage of fans scoring a B+ or higher than previous tours. Only 10% scored a B or lower. For three of you, we’ll catch you at the next WSP show.
READ ON for more results from our Fall Tour Survey…
Phish Summer Tour 2010 came to a close last night at Jones Beach on Long Island and now it’s time to start analyzing the 11-show second leg of the group’s excursion. Back in July we asked our readers to grade the first leg of the tour and a resounding 90% gave the quartet a B+ or above. How will they do this time? We’d like to find out with your help.
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READ ON to give the band a grade for Leg Two of the tour…
We’re nearly two weeks into Phish Summer Tour & the band has played nine shows thus far. After the first four gigs, we asked fans what they thought of the tour & at that point nearly 90% of respondees gave Phish an A or a B. We want to see if the fanbase’s thoughts on tour have changed, so we’ve set up another poll. This time we’ve added intermediate grades so if you would rather give ’em an “A-” rather than an “A” you can do so.
READ ON to give Phish a grade on the first nine shows…
With four Phish Summer Tour 2010 gigs in the books, we’ve got a decent sample size to start taking the temperature of the fanbase. Whether you’ve attended the shows or just listened to recordings, we want to know what you think of the first four shows of the first leg.
After the jump, we’ve set up a poll in which you can give the band a letter grade from A – F. Pick one of the options and if you’ve got the inclination – leave a comment explaining your vote. While you’re at it, let us know what you think the quartet can improve on starting tomorrow in Hartford.
READ ON to grade the start of Phish Summer Tour 2010…