The ravenous masses demand know on how good or bad last night's show was, so that they can register their own accolades or disgust across the internet - it is my duty to inform them!
Official reviews/recaps are prominently displayed on phish.net's homepage immediately (relatively speaking) following a show. The goal is to capture the music as much as the experience; to give readers, attendees, and non-attendees a feel for what they missed, or forgot. The selection process to write a recap is arduous and honorable. We want only to reflect the most visceral and cohesive imagery of the music. We want the words to capture the show experience as accurately as possible.