Boiling 2.5 gal or 33% of the wort off in 90 min is really not necessary, unless of course that's your ultimate goal. I think we all can agree it's possible to boil off at that rate, as it looks like it really happened, assuming his volumes are accurate. Evaporation rates can vary frm the desert to the swamps but can also be somewhat controlled by the energy applied.
A hydrometer should be calibrated using distilled or RO water at the original calibration temp which should be marked somewhere on the hydrometer scale.
I recommend taking accurate water/wort volume measurements into the mash tun and kettle. This will help you better understand your efficiency and also help target your pre and post boil gravity. In addition, I also recommend monitoring your boiloff rate in order to accurately target your volume post boil.
BTW...did you measure your mash pH?