Taper’s Paradise: Phish.net Introduces Shorthand Setlists

Our friends at Phish Net have announced yet another feature to their ever-growing swiss army knife of indispensable phan tools. A toggle on the setlist page allows the user to switch between full setlist notation and shorthand setlist notation, bringing you all the YEMs, PYITEs, and BBFCFMs your nostalgic hearts could hope for. It’s like 1994 all over again!

As a youngin’ with but fuzzy memories of tapes and tape trading, I love this. I must admit that, even with my obsessive love and knowledge of the band, I sometimes have to take a few seconds to decipher some of the more obscure abbreviations (HYHU always looks strange to me, for some reason). Beyond being a walk down memory lane for you elders, as well as a fun diversion for us 3.0 whippersnappers, I think this tool will work best to serve the young, bourgeoning fans who may have a hard time figuring out some of the more cryptically written etree or PT entries. And for my 2 cents, greater accessibility for young fans (AKA noobs) is always a good thing.

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