Location: Townshend Family Park - Townshend, Vermont
Set Placement: set 3 of 3 (set closer)
Section A: 2:23
Section B: 3:22
Section C: 4:45
My Rating (out of 5): 4.5
Notes: The whole band plays a few lines of the Final Jeopardy theme near the beginning of section C. It’s hard to tell which member initiates the tease as each member seems to pick up on it so quickly that I almost wonder if it was discussed beforehand. This is the best Hood over a several month period not because of the brief Jeopardy reference and certainly not because section C explores uncharted territory but because Trey absolutely shreds this solo, you know, like a Guitar God tends to do every now and again.
Outside Review: by Matt Laurence on Phish.net:
This is no ordinary park, mind you, but a lush green bowl of trees and sunshine and water and vast plains of greenly stretching lawn with a well-secluded miniature-golf course hidden right in behind where the stage was located. I had heard tell of rain all weekend, and that’s what I expected. It rained everywhere else in the world on Sunday. The universe was gray…except for Townshend, VT, where the clouds parted and vanished altogether, leaving the undulating, sweaty, joyous crowd dancing, singing, and basking in the glorious heat of the day. All around on a plain of grassy wilderness were hundreds and hundreds of people doing all those things that people do when placed in a setting of ultimate perfection, just before the purpose for existing in that moment becomes fully clear.