Thread: FaRe the well chicago

curry - 7/4/2015 at 12:10 AM

Sirius xm radio online free trial. Stream live all 3 nights. Also rebroadcasting shows


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 12:54 AM

Box of Rain
Jack Straw
Bertha
Passenger
The Wheel
Crazy Fingers
The Music Never Stopped

Mason's Children
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire On The Mountain>
Drums>
Space>
New Potato Caboose>
Playin' In The Band>
Let It Grow>
Help On The Way>
Slipknot!>
Franklin's Tower

Ripple




[Edited on 7/4/2015 by Bhawk]

[Edited on 7/4/2015 by Bhawk]


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:00 AM


Dang... I wasn't "live" and have been half listening to Lambert and Gans jaw boning.

Now I have the stream and it sounds great. Phil is bombastic. Got a lot of psychedelia going on for a first set... Mickey is definitely in the house.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:00 AM

Passenger was strong!


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:03 AM

If the thunder dont' get ya then the lightnin will...


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:03 AM

Who is singing Going Down the Road?
Besides Bobbie?


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:04 AM

Free live audio stream here...copy and paste into your browser...

mixlr.com/phishfiend

[Edited on 7/4/2015 by Bhawk]


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:05 AM

I cannot get it to go live on sirius I am stuck on listening to those moronic nerds blathering on.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:06 AM

Go to the mixlr link. Working perfectly.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:08 AM

They are getting tighter with every note. Trey much more comfortable this weekend.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:08 AM

It is on 23 on sirius correct? I am a regular listenner on sirius and never have any problem but the go live link does not seem to work for me.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:10 AM

Crazy Fingers!!!!!


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:10 AM

Hawk the mixir link isn't working for me... could you repost?


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:12 AM

I did a google search for Phish Fiend and got it right away... don't know why the link went to "not found".

Screw Sirius... They really screwed the pooch on this one.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:14 AM

Sirius broadcast is on a two hour delay...http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/06/04/fare-thee-well-celebrating-50-y ears-of-grateful-dead-concerts-airing-live-on-siriusxm-win-tickets/


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:15 AM

Ya, just copy and paste the mixlr link in your browser, the ABB site HTML is redirecting a direct link right back to here, lol


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:16 AM

I just realized how strange Mickey's drum set-up is...no hi-hat.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:19 AM

Downtempo Music Never Stopped, let's see where this goes.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:20 AM

how come sirius customer service insists this show is not live yet


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:22 AM

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Sirius broadcast is on a two hour delay...http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/06/04/fare-thee-well-celebrating-50-y ears-of-grateful-dead-concerts-airing-live-on-siriusxm-win-tickets/


2 hour delay? This show started at what time?


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:24 AM

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quote:
Sirius broadcast is on a two hour delay...http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/06/04/fare-thee-well-celebrating-50-y ears-of-grateful-dead-concerts-airing-live-on-siriusxm-win-tickets/


2 hour delay? This show started at what time?


About 7:30 Central. The broadcast schedule at that link says the Sirius broadcast starts at 9:15 Eastern.

This stream is tight, though, if you wanna copy and paste this link to your browser... mixlr.com/phishfiend


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:26 AM

The phish fiend feed is great.

I just gave Sirius a good what for.

Jack asses.

At least I'll be able to listen to the parts of the first set I missed during the break.

Thanks so much Bhawk! Good job finding a live feed.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:26 AM

Thanks for the info and link. I didn't realize they were starting that early.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:30 AM

That's intermission. Both breaks in Santa Clara were 45 minutes to an hour, so now you guys can go to Sirius and catch up.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:31 AM

I've got Box of Rain on Sirius now.

The feed sounds a little deeper... but not significantly better than the Phish Fiend... maybe a little less audience in the mix.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:32 AM

Oh I get it they would not let sirius run it live so not to compete with the ppv. Not a big enough fan of Trey to listen to it not live but appreciate the help.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:34 AM

So listen for free on that Phish Fiend stream Tbo...


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:37 AM

I did catch that last bit there on the stream.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:39 AM

I continue to be impressed by Trey so far...and I was in no way a fan of his up to now.

He's getting a tone and power that a lot of players in the various Dead reincarnation bands haven't been able to hit, IMO.

Plus, he's singing more tonight, which means Phil is singing less.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:42 AM

I am listening to the sirius now for a bit. The free stream is nice but the quality of the sound on sirius is a step up.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:42 AM

I'm listening to the Jack Straw now.

My thoughts are that Trey is playing a lot more notes in this song than Jerry did. Not good. Not bad. Just an observation.

It sounds good and I do think he is lifting the band.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 01:47 AM

Is that Trey singing on Bertha?


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 01:48 AM

Yes that is Trey singing.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 01:51 AM

He's having a blast and it shows, constantly smiling, hopping around.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:00 AM

Any guesses for the one two punch in tonight's second set?

China > Rider?

Scarlet > Fire?

Let us know when they go back live Bhawk... please.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 02:02 AM

So they have 5 hours of intermission music so they clearly intend to keep up with the hour breaks.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/grateful-dead/6612951/grateful-dead- fare-thee-well-intermission-music?mobile_redirection=false


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:04 AM

Ya, got ya covered.

I'm thinking Help>Slip>Franklin's opens the second set. Or Shakedown. Maybe. Perhaps.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:04 AM

quote:
So they have 5 hours of intermission music so they clearly intend to keep up with the hour breaks.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/grateful-dead/6612951/grateful-dead- fare-thee-well-intermission-music?mobile_redirection=false


Which is, by the way, absolutely kicka$$. I'd like to buy it if they release it.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:06 AM

I always like a Help > Slip > Franklins...

Help On the Way has always paved my path with good things.


Forever_Duane - 7/4/2015 at 02:16 AM

Wish the second set would hurry up and start! I ordered the PPV for the next two nights on directv but for tonight this will have to do.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 02:17 AM

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this is just way too much Trey for me. I can't believe how much they are raving about this on the phil zone.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:21 AM

I'm not minding the Crazy Fingers... sounds pretty good.

I'll have to check out the Phil Zone... Are they raving about Trey? Phil is stepping up pretty good from what I'm hearing.


Forever_Duane - 7/4/2015 at 02:22 AM

quote:
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this is just way too much Trey for me. I can't believe how much they are raving about this on the phil zone.


Trey is the best musician in this band outside of Hornsby in everyone's current state. He should be out front.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:25 AM

quote:
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this is just way too much Trey for me. I can't believe how much they are raving about this on the phil zone.


I hear ya, but it's a no win situation for anyone, IMO. Too much is too much, not enough is not trying hard enough to hold down that end of the sound.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:26 AM

quote:
quote:
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this is just way too much Trey for me. I can't believe how much they are raving about this on the phil zone.


Trey is the best musician in this band outside of Hornsby in everyone's current state. He should be out front.


IMO, Bill Kreutzmann is and always will be the key, the engine, the driver, and he's doing it once again.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 02:29 AM

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quote:
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this is just way too much Trey for me. I can't believe how much they are raving about this on the phil zone.


I hear ya, but it's a no win situation for anyone, IMO. Too much is too much, not enough is not trying hard enough to hold down that end of the sound.


I agree with that. I am not slamming the show, there are moments in here for sure but I am not closing my eyes and thinking I am back in 77 or anything like that. I am fully aware that tons of people both at the show and all around with the streams are having fun listening to this right now.


Forever_Duane - 7/4/2015 at 02:30 AM

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quote:
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I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this is just way too much Trey for me. I can't believe how much they are raving about this on the phil zone.


Trey is the best musician in this band outside of Hornsby in everyone's current state. He should be out front.


IMO, Bill Kreutzmann is and always will be the key, the engine, the driver, and he's doing it once again.


Of the living members yes it was Bill and Phil.


Forever_Duane - 7/4/2015 at 02:32 AM

Second set can start any time now.....


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:32 AM

'77 I was more likely to be at a Skynard show. I didn't get my first Grateful Dead show until '78. I started listening to the albums in '76 but didn't even have a good collection of live tapes going until '79.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:33 AM

I like the Shamanic stuff Mickey shakes out... Always have.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:35 AM

Musicians are on stage and noodling and tuning.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:36 AM

I wonder if Sirius will be closer to live now?


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:37 AM

Mason's Children!


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:38 AM

Nice opener.

Back on Phish Fiend...


Forever_Duane - 7/4/2015 at 02:40 AM

Trey had a nice solo. Phil quit singing please!


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:43 AM


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:43 AM

Scarlet Begonias


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:44 AM

Phil has to sing Mason's Children... got to croak out those old tales...


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:54 AM

Beautiful explorations here...


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:55 AM

We have a Scarlet>Fire!


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:55 AM

Nice solid segue...

Good tone into Fire... a little rushed on the lyric.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 02:56 AM

quote:
Nice solid segue...

Good tone into Fire... a little rushed on the lyric.


Ya, Trey had that signature Jerry phrase ready to go, Bruce was in a hurry.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 02:57 AM

I wonder if we will get a Watchtower tonight?


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:00 AM

Let Bruce sing more, please!


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:01 AM

Drums


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:02 AM

That was some joyous vocal celebration...


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:03 AM

Strange bump into drumz though...


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:03 AM

Sounds like Mickey is on the beam...


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:03 AM

quote:
Strange bump into drumz though...


Early in the set, too.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:06 AM

Mickey dancing with the theramin...


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 03:08 AM

Drums 3 songs in after an hour break? I think I better get more stoned.


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 03:11 AM

The phsih board is killing the drums. lol


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:11 AM

Nice Apocalypse Now sounds though...

Tbomike you are right that the move into drumz was pretty darn early... but maybe they will go long after Space... extended St. Stephen > The Eleven?

More likely some Bobby stuff... Throwing Stones, Not Fade Away...

It is the first night...


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 03:13 AM

Nice looking setlist so far. Hope to catch post drums when I get home


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:13 AM

Space


schleif - 7/4/2015 at 03:13 AM

Thanks for posting the phishfriend link! Knew I can count on the Allman's family to be up on things Kind of short show (so far, maybe they'll play a ton o'songs after Space.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:14 AM

I bet this is sounding pretty powerful in Soldier Field with the backdrop of that stage and Brightman's light show going on...


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:17 AM

Sounds like Dark Star


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:18 AM

Maybe a verse each night...


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:19 AM

Other One tease


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:20 AM

New Potato Caboose!


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:20 AM

Didn't hear that one coming...


LeglizHemp - 7/4/2015 at 03:22 AM

"Alan Paul Standing by the way into backstage. A beautiful woman in a kimono just walked out smoking a cigarette. Did someone dose my Lite?"


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:23 AM


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 03:26 AM

Can't wait for more pictures to come out. Loved all the stadium shots from last weekend. Though the Bud Light felt out of place.

Go Trey Go


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:28 AM

Playing In The Band


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 03:30 AM

Who's going to do the Donna scream


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:30 AM

Nailed the Playin' change! Way to go boys!!!!


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:40 AM

This is some groovydelic chit here.


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 03:41 AM

Really liking Trey being Trey. Nice to have Jeff up in the mix a little bit to.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:44 AM

Twilight Zoning for sure.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:44 AM

Going waaaaaay out there...


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:46 AM

Let It Grow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 03:46 AM

That's pretty cool.


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 03:47 AM

This is a little surprising. Thought for sure a full Weather Report Suite was going to happen this weekend.

[Edited on 7/4/2015 by IPowrie]


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:52 AM

Trey studied his Jerry.


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 03:58 AM

Sweet a Help


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 03:59 AM

Help On The Way


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:04 AM

Slipknot!


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:09 AM

Franklin's Tower


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 04:09 AM

Was hoping for something like a Playing Reprise>Slipknot>Franklins.


mtn2climb - 7/4/2015 at 04:10 AM

Yes it is! *Franklin's*

[Edited on 7/4/2015 by mtn2climb]


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 04:10 AM

Trey definitely studied his Jerry!

That was a really good Help>Slip...

Some nice, sinister sounds coming out of Trey.


schleif - 7/4/2015 at 04:12 AM

Was scared after the really short "pre-drums" part of set 2, but the Playing, and the full Help>Slip>Franklin's afterwards is great!


mtn2climb - 7/4/2015 at 04:13 AM

Hat's off to Trey. He sounds really good!


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 04:14 AM

Agree schleif, this set came in heavy after the drumz/space break.

This is not your Daddy's Dead show.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:14 AM

Stage full of smiles...


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:16 AM

This is GROOVY


tbomike - 7/4/2015 at 04:19 AM

What does it mean to be " not your daddys Dead show"?


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:21 AM

quote:
What does it mean to be " not your daddys Dead show"?


When Mason's Children and Scarlet>Fire and H>S>F are in the same set.


IPowrie - 7/4/2015 at 04:21 AM

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What does it mean to be " not your daddys Dead show"?


I'm guessing it means something about song placement.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 04:22 AM

Going back to that Buick commercial... meaning these guys didn't emulate the pattern of many of the Dead shows I attended.

Song placement... early Drumz exploration...

Just saying it was mixed up a bit.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:25 AM

OMG


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:25 AM

Ripple


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 04:26 AM

Really nice way to say good night.


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 04:27 AM

Is the whole stadium singing?


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:28 AM

Last Mason's Children 2-28-70
Last Ripple 9-3-88


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 04:29 AM

We'll.... I've seen Phil play Mason's pretty frequently.

But I hear where you are coming from Bhawk.


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:30 AM

quote:
We'll.... I've seen Phil play Mason's pretty frequently.

But I hear where you are coming from Bhawk.


This is it for the core four, so I'm rolling with it.


schleif - 7/4/2015 at 04:31 AM

quote:
Going back to that Buick commercial... meaning these guys didn't emulate the pattern of many of the Dead shows I attended.

Song placement... early Drumz exploration...

Just saying it was mixed up a bit.


Agreed. by the 90s, the Dead were set in a pattern of what songs went where (1st set, 2nd set pre-drums, 2nd set after space). they've broken out of that, which is great. Help>slip>Franklin's tended to be a 2nd set opener (though when it was just Franklin's, was also played in the first set). Glad they're mixing things up


Bhawk - 7/4/2015 at 04:31 AM

And I bid you all goodnight!


BillyBlastoff - 7/4/2015 at 04:33 AM

quote:

Going back to that Buick commercial... meaning these guys didn't emulate the pattern of many of the Dead shows I attended.

Song placement... early Drumz exploration...

Just saying it was mixed up a bit.


Agreed. by the 90s, the Dead were set in a pattern of what songs went where (1st set, 2nd set pre-drums, 2nd set after space). they've broken out of that, which is great. Help>slip>Franklin's tended to be a 2nd set opener (though when it was just Franklin's, was also played in the first set). Glad they're mixing things up


Exactly. I didn't mean it as a criticism, just a nod to a bit of a change. And, in truth, not much of a change from what Phil and Further have been doing.

Good night all!!


schleif - 7/4/2015 at 04:46 AM

Didn't hear any criticism. Just discussion between a bunch of music lovers

If anyone's still up, the http://mixlr.com/phishfiend/ link is replaying the show (on Jack Straw, 1st set, song 2)


robslob - 7/4/2015 at 05:31 AM

I'm one who is WAY late getting into the Dead. I've only come around in the last 7 or 8 years, even though I'm 60. Sunday 6/28, the second of two nights at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, I bought the live youtube stream ($19.95). Absolutely loved it, I thought it was one of the greatest things I've ever heard in my life. Very "song" oriented.

Tonight I got home right around intermission and discovered the live audio link in this thread. I listened to the entire second set + encore and I must say I have never been so damn bored in my life. Had to be over 2-1/2 hours. Sounded like endless, pointless noodling to me. It reminded me why it took me until age 52 to start to get into them.

It's weird, but there are two sides to the Grateful Dead: One I love with a passion. The other, I am bored beyond what words can say.

I've already ordered tomorrow night (7/4) on my cable via pay-per-view ($30.00). It'll be interesting because this will be the third show (for me) of this run, and the tie-breaker show.



[Edited on 7/4/2015 by robslob]


goldtop - 7/4/2015 at 05:36 PM

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I'm one who is WAY late getting into the Dead. I've only come around in the last 7 or 8 years, even though I'm 60. Sunday 6/28, the second of two nights at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, I bought the live youtube stream ($19.95). Absolutely loved it, I thought it was one of the greatest things I've ever heard in my life. Very "song" oriented.

Tonight I got home right around intermission and discovered the live audio link in this thread. I listened to the entire second set + encore and I must say I have never been so damn bored in my life. Had to be over 2-1/2 hours. Sounded like endless, pointless noodling to me. It reminded me why it took me until age 52 to start to get into them.

It's weird, but there are two sides to the Grateful Dead: One I love with a passion. The other, I am bored beyond what words can say.

I've already ordered tomorrow night (7/4) on my cable via pay-per-view ($30.00). It'll be interesting because this will be the third show (for me) of this run, and the tie-breaker show.



[Edited on 7/4/2015 by robslob]


Don't throw a blanket over the whole history of the dead tonight if it's not something that lives up to the hype.....We've talked a lot recently about the dead and I'm just happy they're playing and honestly I'm not expecting much other than to have some fun with it. I don't think it'll ever match up to what they did...and you know I only like pockets of the dead and I'm not a fan of their material between losing Pig pen and finding Brent. 73 - 78 I could live without so if/when they play that material always depends on how much I'll like a show...Saturday at Levi was more my speed especially second set classic 68 live dead material right in my wheel house.

Going to my cousins house today and he's streaming the show...so lets see what gets played....

But if you're expecting consistent shows of smoking hot dead....it never happened if there was ever a hot/cold band it's the dead...

Try to find their Fillmore east run from late April 71....those are some of my favorite shows...I'm sure there's many versions out on the tapers and download sites


NotMyPeachToBear - 7/4/2015 at 11:16 PM

Does anyone know if the mixlr phish friend will be steaming tonight's show??


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 12:26 AM

I ordered tonight and tomorrow on Directv. I must say that it would be nice if they had a commentator while we wait for the band to take the stage.....talk about dead air.....


Bhawk - 7/5/2015 at 12:35 AM

Saturday Shakedown!


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 12:39 AM

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Saturday Shakedown!


It's weird because after you have listened to a lot of Dead shows you can tell what they are tuning for most times. Bob sounds dreadful. Liking Hornsby but song is muddling around right now.


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 12:51 AM

Liberty... I kind of called this one earlier today.


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 12:53 AM

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Liberty... I kind of called this one earlier today.


Sounding much better than a lot of "Shakedown"


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 12:53 AM

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It's weird because after you have listened to a lot of Dead shows you can tell what they are tuning for most times.


It used to be easier before they had a closed circuit communication system allowing them to speak to each other through their ear pieces.

Back in the day the tuning up took a long time but you could often hear several songs introduced and teased during the tuning as the band decided which song to play.


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 12:56 AM

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quote:
It's weird because after you have listened to a lot of Dead shows you can tell what they are tuning for most times.


It used to be easier before they had a closed circuit communication system allowing them to speak to each other through their ear pieces.

Back in the day the tuning up took a long time but you could often hear several songs introduced and teased during the tuning as the band decided which song to play.


Well that's primarily what I enjoy best. 69-90. But mostly 70s Dead. Like recently I've been listening to the Europe 72 box. And they take forever to tune and it's easy to tell where they are going next.


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 12:58 AM

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I listened to the entire second set + encore and I must say I have never been so damn bored in my life.


You are obviously one of the few to have never made love to my Ex-wife. Talk about boring!


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 12:59 AM

That was great! Good stuff. Better vocals by Bob. Nice vibe!


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:00 AM

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quote:
I listened to the entire second set + encore and I must say I have never been so damn bored in my life.


You are obviously one of the few to have never made love to my Ex-wife. Talk about boring!


Ouch!


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 01:02 AM

quote:
Well that's primarily what I enjoy best. 69-90. But mostly 70s Dead. Like recently I've been listening to the Europe 72 box. And they take forever to tune and it's easy to tell where they are going next.


My first show was December of nineteen and seventy eight. Keith and Donna were in their last couple of months.

The Brent years are my favorite, only because that is when I saw the bulk of my shows. And I saw a bunch. I appreciate the 70's, they just were not my time.


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:04 AM

I would really like to hear Phish do some Dead covers this summer. I think they might.


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 01:05 AM

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I listened to the entire second set + encore and I must say I have never been so damn bored in my life.

You are obviously one of the few to have never made love to my Ex-wife. Talk about boring!

Ouch!



I kid the Ex... only kidding... just a joke.

Don't tell her.

Please.


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:07 AM

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Well that's primarily what I enjoy best. 69-90. But mostly 70s Dead. Like recently I've been listening to the Europe 72 box. And they take forever to tune and it's easy to tell where they are going next.


My first show was December of nineteen and seventy eight. Keith and Donna were in their last couple of months.

The Brent years are my favorite, only because that is when I saw the bulk of my shows. And I saw a bunch. I appreciate the 70's, they just were not my time.


My favorite years are 71, 72, 73, 77, 78, 79, 89,90


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:09 AM

Standing On the Moon got me! Gonna miss The Dead....even though they have been gone 20 years.

[Edited on 7/5/2015 by Forever_Duane]


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:13 AM

Tennessee Jed!


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 01:18 AM


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:23 AM

This is awesome! Music is up and down but just the occasion and the vibe is great. Smiling big time.


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:25 AM

I'll call a "US Blues" encore after a "Not Fade Away" 2nd set closer.


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 01:36 AM

Is Little Red Rooster a Willie Dixon tune? He would have turned 100 on July 1st.


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:39 AM

quote:
Is Little Red Rooster a Willie Dixon tune? He would have turned 100 on July 1st.


Yes it is.


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 01:47 AM

I like what Hornsby adds to Friend of the Devil


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 01:49 AM

quote:
I like what Hornsby adds to Friend of the Devil


Me too. But Phil shouldn't be singing! Deal hell ya!


Forever_Duane - 7/5/2015 at 02:00 AM

That may be the best set of the 3 shows.


tcatanesi - 7/5/2015 at 02:14 AM

This is fun! Loving the energy...much better than the Saturday stream.

Happy 4th to you music lovers...


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 02:59 AM

Are they still at break?

Are they getting transfusions or what?


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:00 AM

Here's Birdsong!


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 03:09 AM

Anyone have a set list so far?


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:11 AM

Sorry Whoknew... I haven't been writing it down.

Got some Cowboy tunes, Me and My Uncle, Cumberland, Tennessee Jed...
Opened with Shakedown then played Liberty... Ended with Deal...


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:17 AM

Shakedown
Liberty
Standing on the Moon
Me and My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
Cumberland Blues
Little Red Rooster
Deal

The order might be messed up and I might have missed something.


schleif - 7/5/2015 at 03:18 AM

Friend of the Devil between Rooster and Deal.

2nd set so far
Bird Song
the Golden Road


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:24 AM

Lost Sailor


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 03:30 AM

quote:
Shakedown
Liberty
Standing on the Moon
Me and My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
Cumberland Blues
Little Red Rooster
Deal

The order might be messed up and I might have missed something.


Awesome! Thanks!

I assume Sirius is on delay again? Where is the live stream?


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:34 AM

Right here:

http://mixlr.com/phishfiend/


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 03:38 AM

quote:
Right here:

http://mixlr.com/phishfiend/


Thanks again! So I guess Saint filled Sailor as usual. Sound pretty good!


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:41 AM

Bobby sounds a little rough... but 1983 is a long time gone.


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 03:43 AM

Ha! Got that right


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:51 AM

West L.A. Fadeaway if anyone is keeping up...

I'm not long for the steam I'm afraid...

About to retire for the night.


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 03:52 AM

July 4, 2015
First Set:
Shakedown
Liberty
Standing on the Moon
Me and My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
Cumberland Blues
Little Red Rooster
Friend Of The Devil
Deal
----------------------------------
2nd set:
Bird Song
Golden Road
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
West LA Fadeaway
Foolish Heart
Drums
Space
Stella Blue



Figured I would get it all in one spot



[Edited on 7/5/2015 by whoknew]


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:53 AM

Yup.


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 03:55 AM

Wow. Foolish Heart... Nice.


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 03:57 AM

quote:
Wow. Foolish Heart... Nice.


A little surprised to hear this.....I'm glad Bob or Phil aren't singing it

I like it!


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 04:00 AM

Trey took that solo right on out of there... pretty darn good.


schleif - 7/5/2015 at 04:21 AM

Trey's been great, and he's interplaying more w/Hornsby tonight (they both shared the lead vocals at one point in Tennessee Jed, that had Weir turning his head to each, as they're on either side of him). Chimenti's been great. The young guys are rockin' out more tonight, IMHO


Bhawk - 7/5/2015 at 04:25 AM

We need a Stella Blue here, IMO.


Bhawk - 7/5/2015 at 04:26 AM


BillyBlastoff - 7/5/2015 at 04:28 AM

Great call Bhawk...

Unfortunately I'm cooked.

Going to listen to the rest from the bed.

Good night all.


Mike - 7/5/2015 at 04:28 AM

I've really been enjoying reading this thread. Thanks for the updates. I'm not streaming, but have checked out the past shows online. Surprisingly, Bob has sounded better at times than I expected. Vocals notwithstanding, I think they have sounded great, musically.

Personally, I think a Viola Lee would fit nicely in this setlist, and possibly an encored Unbroken Chain.



Mike


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 04:34 AM

Well played Trey!


Mike - 7/5/2015 at 04:36 AM

???????????


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 04:40 AM

July 4, 2015
First Set:
Shakedown
Liberty
Standing on the Moon
Me and My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
Cumberland Blues
Little Red Rooster
Friend Of The Devil
Deal
----------------------------------
2nd set:
Bird Song
Golden Road
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
West LA Fadeaway
Foolish Heart
Drums
Space
Stella Blue
One More Saturday Night
E: U.S. blues

[Edited on 7/5/2015 by whoknew]


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 04:42 AM

Thought Stella Blue was pretty darned good. Saturday Night is rock in'. I'm sure the crowd is digging it! Wish I could have been there


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 04:44 AM

End of set. Gotta think US Blues will be the encore.


Bhawk - 7/5/2015 at 04:44 AM

Let's get some U.S. Blues!!!


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 04:49 AM

And there it is! U.S. Blues!


Mike - 7/5/2015 at 04:52 AM

Somebody nailed that one. Good call whoever it was..




Mike


whoknew - 7/5/2015 at 04:57 AM

And with that I bid you goodnight!


IPowrie - 7/5/2015 at 04:58 AM

That's a nice looking setlist. Lots of possibilities for tomorrow night


schleif - 7/5/2015 at 04:58 AM

Was telling a friend that they should have opened the show w/US Blues and ended the first set w/One More Sat. Night, just to get the "predictable" songs out of the way. Oh well, still fun songs. Catch y'all tomorrow night (I love chatting on the Allmans site for a Dead show!)


curry - 7/5/2015 at 05:13 AM

quote:
I would really like to hear Phish do some Dead covers this summer. I think they might.


Phish started out as a grateful dead cover band!


Blooby - 7/5/2015 at 12:27 PM

quote:
Phish started out as a grateful dead cover band!


They did covers mixed in with originals from their earliest shows. Dead-wise, they used to play "Scarlet > Fire" and "Eyes of the World," but they would also do "Whipping Post," "Tush," and other bands.


quote:
They take forever to tune and it's easy to tell where they are going next.


I'm sure this has made the rounds here, but do you guys recall the compilation of tunings from '77. I think the concept is hysterical.

I just found it on YouTube, and the commentary looks promising: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxrjHNHxtZ8

Peace.

Blooby


dadof2 - 7/5/2015 at 08:04 PM

Last nights show was excellent...way less restrained and all out there...trey,Hornsby and the organ player powered by Phil's bass were a very good band.From the first notes of shakedown it was clear this was different then the other nights.Eager to see/hear tonight!


thresher - 7/5/2015 at 10:35 PM

This will be my third night ordering the shows on pay-per-view. I really miss seeing Warren, and Joan and jimmy herring and the blonde-haired guy who has sang and played guitar at the last couple Wanee festivals with the Dead. This is most I've ever heard Phil sing - he doesn't sound good. Bobby sounds exhausted. Bruce Horsnsby rocks. Wish they would let Trey sing more. I'm enjoying the shows and will have another fun night in my living room but I am missing the presence of members who in my opinion, sang these songs with better pipes and played the guitar at a higher level. I do enjoy the vibe in crowd and seeing that many Dead fans gathered in one place.


fanfrom-71 - 7/5/2015 at 10:43 PM

quote:
the compilation of tunings from '77.

Best comment ever...."You mean this isn't one of their songs?"


LeglizHemp - 7/5/2015 at 10:57 PM

Live Pre-show starts in 3 mins here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Az00EyCxMg


stormyrider - 7/5/2015 at 11:50 PM

quote:
quote:
Phish started out as a grateful dead cover band!


They did covers mixed in with originals from their earliest shows. Dead-wise, they used to play "Scarlet > Fire" and "Eyes of the World," but they would also do "Whipping Post," "Tush," and other bands.


Blooby


they always did covers (and still do) but Trey has been writing his own tunes since the beginning


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 12:35 AM

China Cat!


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 12:41 AM

Trey is really playing a lyrical guitar...


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 12:42 AM

Thanks for that Phish Fiend link Bhawk. I don't think I would have listened to all this on a delay. I probably would have bought tonight, so, next time I see you... I owe you lunch.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 12:44 AM

Sweet transition...they need more shows to really tighten up.


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 12:46 AM

No doubt.

They could use a little help on the harmonies as well.

One thing for sure... the spirits seem high.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 12:46 AM

quote:
Thanks for that Phish Fiend link Bhawk. I don't think I would have listened to all this on a delay. I probably would have bought tonight, so, next time I see you... I owe you lunch.




Found that on the twitters...just always gotta share!


sevan378 - 7/6/2015 at 12:48 AM

Very cool, Bhawk - so great to hear the show live!


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 12:50 AM

Bobby's voice sure brings back memories. Missed old Jerry on that North bound headlight.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 12:51 AM

Estimated Prophet


griff - 7/6/2015 at 12:52 AM

http://mixlr.com/phishfiend/


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 12:53 AM

nice start


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 12:54 AM

I'm loving this set...

Who's keeping the list?


IPowrie - 7/6/2015 at 12:57 AM

Nice start


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 12:58 AM


PhotoRon286 - 7/6/2015 at 01:01 AM

As a Dead Head from the early seventies it pains me to say I don't give a ratdog's ass about this money grab.

They said after Jerry died they would never play as the Grateful Dead again.

Yet here they are when the money can be made.

(Of course Skynyrd said they'd never play Free Bird with vocals after they reunited and that didn't last long.)

Don't plan on downloading any of the "last" shows.

The LAST Grateful dead show happened 20 years ago, anything else is crass commercialism, surprised trump isn't a sponsor.


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 01:05 AM

They didn't get any of my money and I'm having fun.

I had a better time at the Beacon for the ABB farewell, but this is better than re-runs of Madam Secretary.

I'm listening through wireless headphones, watching the Nationals play baseball, doing laundry, and just finished a little home made peach ice cream.

So what if robber barons are making money. I'm having a blast.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 01:08 AM

Built To Last


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 01:08 AM

china cat rider
estimated
built to last
sampson

[Edited on 7/6/2015 by LeglizHemp]


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 01:12 AM

China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Built To Last
Samson and Delilah
Mountains Of The Moon
Throwing Stones

Truckin'>
Cassidy
Althea
Terrapin Station>
Drums>
Space>
Unbroken Chain
Days Between>
Not Fade Away

Touch of Grey
Attics of My Life

[Edited on 7/6/2015 by Bhawk]


schleif - 7/6/2015 at 01:13 AM

I don't mind them doing these shows. Yup, a money grab for their retirement (including email blasts last week to preorder the DVD/CD sets of these shows, considerably cheaper than the $800 30 years set (only $200 or so). But if they want to play great. Up to me to choose to listen or not. My Dead days were 85-95 (though lived in SF so got to JGB and Garcia/Grisman, which by 92 were often better).

Been catching these shows out of interest, plus I like Hornsby a lot. Not a big Phish fan (used to see them in the 80s in Vermont, when I was down the road in Middlebury and they were still the house band at Nectar's in Burlington), but Trey's surprised me more than I expected.

After watching the pay per view last night at a July 4th party, I did order it tonight, so I guess they got me. But I knew in advance what I was getting.

But just fun to see some of the original guys playing songs I like. I don't expect China>Rider to sound like 72, and Estimated was the most sluggish version ever, but still fun.

Now let's get a Sugaree w/Horsnby singing!


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 01:14 AM

Samson!


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 01:17 AM

I've got friends all over the stadium texting me and sending me pictures. These shows were billed as a celebration, and that's exactly what they are. 50 years on, and there's 70,000 people dancing to this music again.


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 01:20 AM

Celebrate!!!


downsouth - 7/6/2015 at 01:21 AM

had to get ppv tonite. figured it'd be nice to "see" the scene as well as the tunage. and hell, for all the free music they have allowed recorded & traded since day 1, they can have my $30 today.

The feeder of the live stream RAWKS!!!!!!!! It's the 21st century, and the tapers can beam the sound around the world, in real time!!! Brother Owlsley, thank your for being a pioneer in that and other time traveling aspects!!!!!!!!

never really into the dead but did appreciate what they did, cuz when they were really hittin the note, they could indeed transport you WAY OUT!!!! speaking of psychedelic, got the ppv fed thru two tvs that are a room apart, and the sound settings are different, so there are different sounds being hi-lited on each tv. it's a trip moving between the two, as they basically sit in the same large room. sweet!!!!!!

Trey is right on! can't see WH in this role for these last shows. Trey's got the needed touch.

listened to set 2 from last nite today on the Sirius replay, and man, most of it was sleepy..... US Blues > Fireworks was pretty cool. Couldn't go out any other way on the 4th.

digging how tonite's gone so far!!! bring it one more time fellas, for those who've gone before you!
Dark Star!?! late fist set. get gooey!!!

looks like a BEAUTIFUL night in the Windy City, go Cubs!

EATFTGol'GD


[Edited on 7/6/2015 by downsouth]


Blooby - 7/6/2015 at 01:22 AM

I thought Zakk Wylde was subbing tonight.


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 01:24 AM

Mountains of the Moon...

Or is it Fennario?


IPowrie - 7/6/2015 at 01:33 AM

I'm glad they are doing these shows. I've loved what I've heard. Watching tonight with friends and it's cool hearing stories from people who were there


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 01:33 AM

I remember when everyone would get so excited when Phil sang...


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 01:36 AM

Throw them stones!


curry - 7/6/2015 at 01:37 AM

It's lovely to see and hear this band on great ppv. and as scleif said, they have brought so much good music. A national treasure! Blessed to have been able to attend some GD concerts. Throwing Stones!


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 01:48 AM

quote:
I remember when everyone would get so excited when Phil sang...


lol i was just chatty with someone who never saw them live and she doesn't like phil's singing. i told her back in the day phil only sang box of rain mainly so it was special


downsouth - 7/6/2015 at 01:50 AM

quote:
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Built To Last
Samson and Delilah
Mountains Of The Moon
Throwing Stones

[Edited on 7/6/2015 by Bhawk]


started about 7:35 or a bit earlier, ended 8:49 central.... 7 songs and some nice jamming.
Gimme the >>>> 's !!!!!!!

[Edited on 7/6/2015 by downsouth]


griff - 7/6/2015 at 01:51 AM

Nice.
Stellar first set.
Really almost like a second set.
I could stand another 10 years of this.


schleif - 7/6/2015 at 01:54 AM

I still have a cassette somewhere of the Hamptons show in '85 when the brought Box of Rain back out. I think (but my memory could be wrong!) that Phil started singing again w/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues", though he was also singing "Gimme Some Lovin" w/Brent too


cubchubby - 7/6/2015 at 01:54 AM

quote:
had to get ppv tonite. figured it'd be nice to "see" the scene as well as the tunage. and hell, for all the free music they have allowed recorded & traded since day 1, they can have my $30 today.

Trey is right on! can't see WH in this role for these last shows. Trey's got the needed touch.

looks like a BEAUTIFUL night in the Windy City, go Cubs!

[Edited on 7/6/2015 by downsouth]


Agree with all this (especially the Cub love). I bought it tonight too after enjoying the audio link for a couple days I wanted to visually appreciate it.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 01:54 AM

On the PPV they are showing all the mail order envelopes with all the art that they received. Amazing!


IPowrie - 7/6/2015 at 01:57 AM

Good spot for Throwing Stones.


WharfRat - 7/6/2015 at 02:04 AM

KIck ass first set.

Trey is holding his own.
Im impresssed!


dadof2 - 7/6/2015 at 02:19 AM

Good set...last night was different and IMO,stronger-the best of all the shows so far-looking forward to seeing how they close out.

This run has been lot of fun so far.So glad they did this.


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 02:29 AM

i'm ready for TERRAPIN


curry - 7/6/2015 at 02:36 AM

Lots of second set songs in the first set! Nice trey solo on throwing stones!


schleif - 7/6/2015 at 02:41 AM

quote:
Good set...last night was different and IMO,stronger-the best of all the shows so far-looking forward to seeing how they close out.

This run has been lot of fun so far.So glad they did this.


I agree! The 4th and then the 3rd were really good. Santa Clara had it's moments. Wish they did the Bay Area send off after Chicago, but oh well. But just a fun run. Nice bit of fireworks over Soldier Field right now


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 02:44 AM

Truckin'


IPowrie - 7/6/2015 at 02:45 AM

Nice intro to Truckin. Thought it might of been a Spoonful


dadof2 - 7/6/2015 at 02:53 AM

Nice indeed.


schleif - 7/6/2015 at 02:54 AM

quote:
Nice intro to Truckin. Thought it might of been a Spoonful


Nice! Trey's more confident than when they opened the first Santa Clara show w/Truckin'!


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 02:54 AM

Cassidy


dadof2 - 7/6/2015 at 02:59 AM

Trey lplaying these jams perfectly...


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:01 AM

Cassidy was always underrated as an exploratory piece...some nice things done with it over the years.


downsouth - 7/6/2015 at 03:01 AM

quote:
Cassidy


jam> Truckin' > Cassidy

Neal at the wheel... the connection for GD to the Beats, and the exploration continued, 50's > 60's.
Ain't no town like SanFran, nor Big Sur!!

EAPFFTW! Later, Caution>Alligator!


whoknew - 7/6/2015 at 03:02 AM

Cassidy has always been one of my favorites. No complaints with the treatment they are giving it tonight (so far)


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 03:03 AM

here comes terrapin........i think
nope

[Edited on 7/6/2015 by LeglizHemp]


dadof2 - 7/6/2015 at 03:05 AM

Cool exploration...


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:06 AM

Continued to be impressed with the way Trey is honoring Jerry, but not imitating him.


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 03:08 AM

quote:
Continued to be impressed with the way Trey is honoring Jerry, but not imitating him.


yes....he's gotten better every show too


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:09 AM

Althea


dadof2 - 7/6/2015 at 03:09 AM

quote:
quote:
Continued to be impressed with the way Trey is honoring Jerry, but not imitating him.


Agree 100%




Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:15 AM

Sugaree would fit nicely next, all three girls in a row.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:17 AM

Terrapin Station


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 03:18 AM

TERRAPIN


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 03:18 AM

I'm thinking this set will lead into big Terrapin.

I'm guessing the encore will run 40 minutes.


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 03:19 AM

Just wanted to document the called Terrapin... heheheheheh.

I think encore will be huge Dark Star > Death Don't Have No Mercy > Dark Star > We Bid You Good Night

or not.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:29 AM

quote:
I'm thinking this set will lead into big Terrapin.

I'm guessing the encore will run 40 minutes.


Viola Lee Blues>Turn On Your Lovelight>Good Lovin'>In The Midnight Hour>Not Fade Away


Sang - 7/6/2015 at 03:30 AM

Had to switch over to taperrob - the phish link kept cutting out and reconnecting....


whoknew - 7/6/2015 at 03:31 AM

I just lost the feed!


whoknew - 7/6/2015 at 03:31 AM

quote:
Had to switch over to taperrob - the phish link kept cutting out and reconnecting....


is there a link?


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:32 AM

Drums


IPowrie - 7/6/2015 at 03:33 AM

That Terrapin was awesome


Sang - 7/6/2015 at 03:33 AM

ustream.tv/channel/taperrob


IPowrie - 7/6/2015 at 03:42 AM

Awesome Drums


whoknew - 7/6/2015 at 03:42 AM

quote:
ustream.tv/channel/taperrob


thanks - the phishfiend feed came back. good to have this in my back pocket!

def some cool drums going on......


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 03:47 AM

Billy's Dad's train whistle...


downsouth - 7/6/2015 at 03:48 AM

Mickey let it go.... drums was cool, Bill K is da MAN!!!

c'mon Mickey, extended Space not needed tonite, nobodys shootin up

lets play a song,
my hound dog is freakin cause of that harp!!! @ 1048 centrail


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:52 AM

Space


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 03:54 AM

Unbroken Chain


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 03:55 AM

Trey ought to tear this up!


downsouth - 7/6/2015 at 03:58 AM

Phil is singing for his brother Jerry, and droppin da bombs!!!!!!!!


whoknew - 7/6/2015 at 03:59 AM

I was going to go to bed, but now.....?


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 04:02 AM

Hornsby is tearing it up too! This is some jazzy Dead music.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 04:07 AM

Days Between


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 04:09 AM

Billy gave this song a mention in his book. Said it would be a lot better if they had had more time to work it up.


curry - 7/6/2015 at 04:09 AM

The last Hunter Garcia collaboration.


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 04:16 AM

There were days
and there were days
and there were days between
Summer flies and August dies
the world grows dark and mean
Comes the shimmer of the moon
on black infested trees
the singing man is at his song
the holy on their knees
The reckless are out wrecking
The timid plead their pleas
No one knows much more of this
than anyone can see anyone can see
There were days
and there were days
and there were days besides
when phantom ships with phantom sails
set to sea on phantom tides
Comes the lightning of the sun
on bright unfocused eyes
the blue of yet another day
a springtime wet with sighs
a hopeful candle lingers
in the land of lullabies
where headless horsemen vanish
with wild and lonely cries lonely cries
There were days
and there were days
and there were days I know
when all we ever wanted
was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
we told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
on promise of the glow
Stood upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we'll never know we'll never know
There were days
and there were days
and there were days between
polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of Summer held in trust
still tender, young and green
left on shelves collecting dust
not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
as soft as velveteen
hoping love would not forsake
the days that lie between lie between


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 04:20 AM

Not Fade Away


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 04:22 AM

That "Days Between" was beautiful. Bobby did a great job singing. That's some song.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 04:34 AM

Touch of Grey


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 04:36 AM

I'm kinda surprised. I thought they would have gone deeper.


IPowrie - 7/6/2015 at 04:37 AM

Love Bobby's shirt


downsouth - 7/6/2015 at 04:40 AM

jokes on us!


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 04:43 AM

Second encore?


LeglizHemp - 7/6/2015 at 04:44 AM

wow i feel empty waiting to see if there is one more
what a weird feeling....i think i had same feeling during further and especially ABB


schleif - 7/6/2015 at 04:45 AM

Thanks, everyone here. Love the Dead, but glad to spend the last show(s) here at the Allmans site. Peace and to you all.


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 04:45 AM

Attics of My Life


Bhawk - 7/6/2015 at 04:55 AM

Bidding you all goodnight!

Be kind.


BillyBlastoff - 7/6/2015 at 04:56 AM

Well.

Looking forward to Phil, Santana, and Warren at Lockn'.


dadof2 - 7/6/2015 at 02:32 PM

last night was a good show burt nothing worth listening to again.These shows were fun as can be as they happened but it clearly wasn't the Dead.Simply an excellent band of musicians playing excellent songs very well.

Trey merits great appreciation for playing a tough part extremely well.He plays this kind of music better than many who attempt to do so.Chimente(SP?),Hornsby,Trey,and Phil were terrific and the drummers were very good in all the shows.Weir had difficulties,the harmonies were,at times,mangled but overall an excellent few nights.

Clearly,to me,July 4th was by far and away the most energized and interesting show.The others aren't close imo.


Lee - 7/6/2015 at 05:46 PM

I haven't listened to any of the three shows but I like last night's set list the best. I'm sure someone will offer them up. At least I hope so.


I took my wife to the parking lot Friday to tailgate. I was hoping to show her Shakedown Street but it didn't seem like the ones I experienced of old. It was a mess so we didn't stay long.

At least she saw some weirdos I have told her about forever.


Blooby - 7/6/2015 at 07:11 PM

quote:
I was hoping to show my [wife] Shakedown Street but it didn't seem like the ones I experienced of old. It was a mess so we didn't stay long.

At least she saw some weirdos I have told her about forever.


I took my older brothers (and I am 48!) to a Phish show a few years back in Atlanta to witness the lot scene, and after the show, some guy was just (and I mean just) putting a huge slab a meat on a spit. It looked like a human torso.

My brothers aren't huge fans of the music, but we have been every year since.It's become our yearly bonding thing as we all live 700 miles apart. Next show will be August 1st.

Thanks to all the members of The Dead and their crew members through the years for the memories.

Blooby


shep66 - 7/6/2015 at 11:52 PM

quote:
last night was a good show burt nothing worth listening to again.These shows were fun as can be as they happened but it clearly wasn't the Dead.Simply an excellent band of musicians playing excellent songs very well.

Trey merits great appreciation for playing a tough part extremely well.He plays this kind of music better than many who attempt to do so.Chimente(SP?),Hornsby,Trey,and Phil were terrific and the drummers were very good in all the shows.Weir had difficulties,the harmonies were,at times,mangled but overall an excellent few nights.

Clearly,to me,July 4th was by far and away the most energized and interesting show.The others aren't close imo.


Glad this is over. In no way is this the Grateful Dead. Great musicians, but not in the spirit of the music at these prices.


griff - 7/7/2015 at 01:41 AM

quote:
quote:
last night was a good show burt nothing worth listening to again.These shows were fun as can be as they happened but it clearly wasn't the Dead.Simply an excellent band of musicians playing excellent songs very well.

Trey merits great appreciation for playing a tough part extremely well.He plays this kind of music better than many who attempt to do so.Chimente(SP?),Hornsby,Trey,and Phil were terrific and the drummers were very good in all the shows.Weir had difficulties,the harmonies were,at times,mangled but overall an excellent few nights.

Clearly,to me,July 4th was by far and away the most energized and interesting show.The others aren't close imo.


Glad this is over. In no way is this the Grateful Dead. Great musicians, but not in the spirit of the music at these prices.

Agreed.
Jerry WAS The Grateful Dead.
That's not a knock on people who had a great time this weekend or folks who are too young to have seen Jerry in his prime.



emr - 7/7/2015 at 02:27 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
last night was a good show burt nothing worth listening to again.These shows were fun as can be as they happened but it clearly wasn't the Dead.Simply an excellent band of musicians playing excellent songs very well.

Trey merits great appreciation for playing a tough part extremely well.He plays this kind of music better than many who attempt to do so.Chimente(SP?),Hornsby,Trey,and Phil were terrific and the drummers were very good in all the shows.Weir had difficulties,the harmonies were,at times,mangled but overall an excellent few nights.

Clearly,to me,July 4th was by far and away the most energized and interesting show.The others aren't close imo.


Glad this is over. In no way is this the Grateful Dead. Great musicians, but not in the spirit of the music at these prices.

Agreed.
Jerry WAS The Grateful Dead.
That's not a knock on people who had a great time this weekend or folks who are too young to have seen Jerry in his prime.





I guess the same points could be made about ABB and Duane. People freely paid the price requested; the core members are older. Trey and Hornsby allowed them to play full shows. It is what it is (or was what it was) never to happen again if the members are to be believed. I say just enjoy - life is too short


BillyBlastoff - 7/7/2015 at 02:32 AM

quote:
I guess the same points could be made about ABB and Duane.


Really?

I disagree. We could discuss how much Duane contributed vocally, writing wise, or how long the ABB soldiered on without him, but those discussions still won't reveal what Jerry Garcia brought to the Grateful Dead.

That's just my opinion but the comparison doesn't work.


stormyrider - 7/7/2015 at 11:49 AM


^^^
Agree - you can certainly feel how much Duane meant to the band by listening to the Fillmore shows, or any of the live shows from his era.
But it's not the same as what Jerry meant to the GD.


Listened to all 3.
That money grubbing band allowed the shows to be recorded and posted on the internet. Can you believe it?
(sound quality is quite good)

Very good shows, as good as could have been hoped for. I doubt I'll listen to them again but I'm glad I heard them once.
As others have said, Trey did a great job paying homage to Jerry but he still sounded like Trey.
Keys were great., Phil, the drummers, great as expected.
Lead vocals were... lacking. Bobby ruined Stella Blue for me.

After hearing these shows, I get why they did it. As Derek said, it's nice to go out on a high note and thank the fans. Soldiers Field 1995 was anything but that.
They did it right. Sure, tix were expensive but that's what the market supported.
I would have been happy to pony up the cash if the Allmans had a PPV webcast of their final shows, and also a DVD, and I'm sure many others on this site would have been, too. It would have been a win - win for all involved, but...


Bhawk - 7/7/2015 at 02:13 PM

I found the Fare Thee Well shows to be exactly what they were, at face value.

Says right there on the ticket..."Fare Thee Well - Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead"

It was a celebration of the music and those timeless songs, and as Mountain Girl said after the Sunday show, "This has been like a huge family reunion."

The "prices?" Didn't bother me a bit. One person's opinion.


DOVETAIL - 7/7/2015 at 02:57 PM

Watching and admiring these three shows makes me rue the lack of direction and initiative on the part of ABB and their organization that precluded a similarly dignified and stylish farewell of their own last year...good ol' grateful dead....


leftyblues - 7/7/2015 at 03:21 PM

i was blessed to be at Sunday's show..awesome energy in the venue and I thought trey knocked it out the park...

far too large a catalog to get to everything...

they hit several of my favorites so i was a very happy camper


Brendan - 7/7/2015 at 03:48 PM

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/grateful-dead-last-fare-thee-well-set-list-p hotos/#photogallery-1=20

Jerry...See photo 10!


amyjared - 7/7/2015 at 04:11 PM

quote:
I guess the same points could be made about ABB and Duane.


Bingo! And Dickie and the others who came/went.

Having just returned from all 5 shows, I can say one thing: It was good to be back at shows again. People (like me) needed some closure and we sure got it in spades! The band sounded great, only repeated 2 songs, did their best, had a blast and made us all proud. Sure Trey is not Jerry, but that wasn't why we went. Not to dis anyone, but if you watched the show instead of attended, then you missed a HUGE part of why this was happening and can't/don't understand.
And the fans, well, if you were in the airport with me yesterday and all of a sudden 4 gates were clapping out Not Fade Away and everyone was hugging and high fiving even though planes were delayed and people were trying to get back, well it would have brought a tear to your eye.

And as for ticket prices, here's some news: Don't ever pay over cost. Don't ever sell over cost. I went to Chicago with NO tickets. I bought a $75 Friday night, a $65 Saturday night and got 2 freebies for Sunday!! All because THAT'S what being a deadhead is all about. I mentioned that buying/selling at cost is all I've ever done in the lobby of the Hyatt and 15 people all told me the same thing. We look out for each other. As do my ABB peeps. Be Kind!


fanfrom-71 - 7/7/2015 at 05:14 PM

quote:
all of a sudden 4 gates were clapping out Not Fade Away

I'm sure Buddy was smiling.


BillyBlastoff - 7/7/2015 at 05:15 PM

quote:
Watching and admiring these three shows makes me rue the lack of direction and initiative on the part of ABB and their organization that precluded a similarly dignified and stylish farewell of their own last year...good ol' grateful dead....


I went to the two last ABB shows. They were absolutely dignified and certainly did not lack style.

If I had my choice of the 3 shows in Chicago celebrating the Grateful Dead or the last two ABB shows I'd choose the ABB in the Beacon.

Through in the 2 West Coast shows and I think I'd still choose those final two ABB shows.


dadof2 - 7/7/2015 at 05:24 PM

quote:
quote:
I guess the same points could be made about ABB and Duane.


Bingo! And Dickie and the others who came/went.

Having just returned from all 5 shows, I can say one thing: It was good to be back at shows again. People (like me) needed some closure and we sure got it in spades! The band sounded great, only repeated 2 songs, did their best, had a blast and made us all proud. Sure Trey is not Jerry, but that wasn't why we went. Not to dis anyone, but if you watched the show instead of attended, then you missed a HUGE part of why this was happening and can't/don't understand.
And the fans, well, if you were in the airport with me yesterday and all of a sudden 4 gates were clapping out Not Fade Away and everyone was hugging and high fiving even though planes were delayed and people were trying to get back, well it would have brought a tear to your eye.

And as for ticket prices, here's some news: Don't ever pay over cost. Don't ever sell over cost. I went to Chicago with NO tickets. I bought a $75 Friday night, a $65 Saturday night and got 2 freebies for Sunday!! All because THAT'S what being a deadhead is all about. I mentioned that buying/selling at cost is all I've ever done in the lobby of the Hyatt and 15 people all told me the same thing. We look out for each other. As do my ABB peeps. Be Kind!


i definitely get what you are saying.In fact,my wife and i,while watching,commented on the cool vibe and feel that must be taking place at the shows and around them.We felt,despite watching on PPV,that something nice and special was going on.

but,that vibe and feeling,while amplified by excellent musicians and songs,was not the Grateful Dead.I say this in context of what you said(& i agree)about a wonderful atmosphere of kindness,brother and sister hood.Mickey spoke beautifully about taking some of this kindness out to the world...we all can use to give it & get it.

i realize,like taste,this is a very personal and individual decision,but the entire sound,tone,rhythm,feel of the band are different when Garcia was part of it.His,was a signature sound that defined that band.He and Phil were the two master musicians in the band and they were locked together-like Duane & Berry.And,yes,there are people who are Alllmans fans who never really got into it again,in the same way,after they were gone.

For close to 20 years i've seen Phil & Friends and Further,and now all of these shows.I've enjoyed these shows and all the Dead related shows over these years.None,imho,were or are the Grateful Dead.Simply put,they sound and feel different to me.But,the vibe and good feelings...that's eternal like all of the music that accompanies our lives.Let's keep it going!


AlPaul - 7/7/2015 at 05:42 PM

The vibe was great and the music was mostly great.

I covered all three Chicago shows and wrote them up on my blog if you're interested:

www.alanpaul.net/blog

Will try to write up something about the similarities and differences to the ABB final shows... Feel very honored to have attended and reported on both.


dadof2 - 7/7/2015 at 06:02 PM




I went to the two last ABB shows. They were absolutely dignified and certainly did not lack style.



indeed.


Bhawk - 7/7/2015 at 06:27 PM

quote:
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/grateful-dead-last-fare-thee-well-set-list-p hotos/#photogallery-1=20

Jerry...See photo 10!


I may make this into a poster.


BillyBlastoff - 7/7/2015 at 06:28 PM

quote:
Will try to write up something about the similarities and differences to the ABB final shows... Feel very honored to have attended and reported on both.


I'm looking forward to reading that Alan.

The events themselves were really dissimilar, but the institutions, the bands, the fans have a lot in common.


RobJohnson - 7/7/2015 at 09:42 PM

dadof2, I don't think anyone really considers these shows "the Grateful Dead," and I see what you mean about Garcia being irreplaceable.

But let me throw this out there: For my money, of all the post-Jerry Dead-related projects, this is the one that FELT the most like the Grateful Dead to me.

I'm not even saying these shows were the "best" since Jerry died. Phil's voice was awful, Bobby was all over the place at times, and there are plenty of Phil and Friends shows that were much "better" from a musicianship and tightness standpoint than the Fare Thee Well shows.

But there was just that certain something about the FTW shows, a vibe to the jams, that really hit the note to me. It could be sloppy at times, but so were many Dead shows, especially in the 80s and 90s. Whatever it was that I always felt was "missing" from the Dead, or Furthur, was more there at Fare Thee Well.

I guess I'll have to disagree with shep66. The "spirit of the music" was there in full force at these shows, in my opinion.


AlPaul - 7/7/2015 at 10:08 PM

Bingo to all Rob just said. I was there for all 3. They felt like Dead shows! Doesn't mean they were as good, or other outfits haven't been better, but...


dadof2 - 7/7/2015 at 10:36 PM

quote:
dadof2, I don't think anyone really considers these shows "the Grateful Dead," (quote)

Rob-i may be wasting too much time online these days but there have been numerous debates on myriad websites with insane arguments of is this the Dead or not? So,Rob i think many consider these shows the "Grateful Dead".To you and me it may be obvious but we must be smarter


dadof2 - 7/7/2015 at 10:40 PM

quote:
Bingo to all Rob just said. I was there for all 3. They felt like Dead shows! Doesn't mean they were as good, or other outfits haven't been better, but...



agree-even watching on PPV they felt like Dead shows-till the music started.Then,they were excellent musicians playing excellent songs with a spirit that exuded Grateful Dead.But,listening,even not too carefully,it was so not the Grateful Dead.Yet,it felt great,sounded great and we had a great time participating in our way!


dadof2 - 7/7/2015 at 10:56 PM

if i may add a point.....i never saw Duane.So when i saw the Allmans it was the Dickey/Chuck/Lamar era.To me it was musical ecstasy.To the friends i had who saw Duane,they loved the "new" band and the music,but it clearly wasn't the same.Many of those same friends never accepted the Warren & Derek era,even at its best.To be the ABB in their view,Duane(and Berry to many) needed to be in the band.It can feel like the Brothers but to them,it wasn't.

I guess,after so many years,so many times,and so many roads with Jerry(and with so many different keyboard players) that's how i feel about Jerry's place in the Dead and Fare Thee Well.Great music (and i can go further than my friends who said,w/o Duane it can't feel like the ABB),it felt like the good vibe was there,and it was.Between people surrounded by other people extending good feelings,love,kindness...that was felt and it truly emanated from what we saw and felt ourselves.People getting along...some good ole decency between people...something we all need to give and get in droves-decency,kindness,love,caring....but that feeling can exist,as the music can in our daily lives and the way in which we carry the beat in how we love and extend kindness to others.all good stuff.

so,Rob & Al--i made my points about the music---but in the spirit of the music i intended no disrespect to you...merely expressing an opinion,bit always fearful,given the internet lack of nuance that my intent will be misjudged...


emr - 7/7/2015 at 11:05 PM

quote:
if i may add a point.....i never saw Duane.So when i saw the Allmans it was the Dickey/Chuck/Lamar era.To me it was musical ecstasy.To the friends i had who saw Duane,they loved the "new" band and the music,but it clearly wasn't the same.Many of those same friends never accepted the Warren & Derek era,even at its best.To be the ABB in their view,Duane(and Berry to many) needed to be in the band.It can feel like the Brothers but to them,it wasn't.

I guess,after so many years,so many times,and so many roads with Jerry(and with so many different keyboard players) that's how i feel about Jerry's place in the Dead and Fare Thee Well.Great music (and i can go further than my friends who said,w/o Duane it can't feel like the ABB),it felt like the good vibe was there,and it was.Between people surrounded by other people extending good feelings,love,kindness...that was felt and it truly emanated from what we saw and felt ourselves.People getting along...some good ole decency between people...something we all need to give and get in droves-decency,kindness,love,caring....but that feeling can exist,as the music can in our daily lives and the way in which we carry the beat in how we love and extend kindness to others.all good stuff.

so,Rob & Al--i made my points about the music---but in the spirit of the music i intended no disrespect to you...merely expressing an opinion,bit always fearful,given the internet lack of nuance that my intent will be misjudged...


Basically agree; and a lot of what I tried to say above.

I have maintained for years that if Dickey hadn't been faxed out of the band the ABB would have been playing 70 minute sets at Westbury for the last ten years. the Derek/Warren/Oteil trio allowed 2 1/2 hr shows by stretching it past Gregg's endurance. Was it the ABB? Hell; it was the best ABB we'd ever get a chance to see. Trey/Hornsby did the same thing for these shows. I know Further and Phil & Friends did long shows; but they often were not at the same level of musicianship. If Jerry was alive I don't know that he's be up to 2 1/2 hrs with the weight on his shoulders.

So people paid good money; they heard good music. Let it end there. A bunch of people are sounding like they'd be f88ng their second wife - and making the mistake of saying you are not as good as the first one


Jonesy - 7/8/2015 at 12:21 AM

As an ABB fan (first and foremost) and a definite GD fan too, this last year has been quite the emotional end game for all of their fans.

Hard to compare the different eras. For ABB fans, the reality has been that most ABB fans never saw Duane Allman, and it was Dickey Betts who was their "connection" to the live band. For GD fans, Garcia was around for 30 years playing upwards of 2,000 shows. Imagine if Duane played 2,000 shows! So GD fans, and their scene were more connected over time. After Jerry's death, the band toured as the Other Ones, even called themselves the Dead but not Grateful. So they were kind of laying back on the marketing of the GD name, which I greatly respected. By the way, the Phil and Friends incarnations have produced some of the most interesting and innovative playing I have heard, including the ABB and the GD. That aside, this event definitely felt like a GD event because they didn't deny it. They advertised it as such. I think even they were surprised at the enormity of the response, look at the crowds and all the people paying for it at home and in theatres. Wow! The ABB, who were bigger than the Dead at various points could never attract that kind of crowd or party.

I thought that the core four really did this right, in spite of the cries of rip off and money gathering. Who could deny them what people were willing to pay or do to see them?

...and I thought Trey Anastasio was absolutely the right guy for this gig. He really stepped into a virtually impossible situation (GD fans are so hard to please, and they had no warm up tour) to play these big shows and nail it.

Good for them. We have a ton of tapes and shows to listen to the good 'ole GD


shep66 - 7/8/2015 at 12:46 AM

quote:
As an ABB fan (first and foremost) and a definite GD fan too, this last year has been quite the emotional end game for all of their fans.

Hard to compare the different eras. For ABB fans, the reality has been that most ABB fans never saw Duane Allman, and it was Dickey Betts who was their "connection" to the live band. For GD fans, Garcia was around for 30 years playing upwards of 2,000 shows. Imagine if Duane played 2,000 shows! So GD fans, and their scene were more connected over time. After Jerry's death, the band toured as the Other Ones, even called themselves the Dead but not Grateful. So they were kind of laying back on the marketing of the GD name, which I greatly respected. By the way, the Phil and Friends incarnations have produced some of the most interesting and innovative playing I have heard, including the ABB and the GD. That aside, this event definitely felt like a GD event because they didn't deny it. They advertised it as such. I think even they were surprised at the enormity of the response, look at the crowds and all the people paying for it at home and in theatres. Wow! The ABB, who were bigger than the Dead at various points could never attract that kind of crowd or party.

I thought that the core four really did this right, in spite of the cries of rip off and money gathering. Who could deny them what people were willing to pay or do to see them?

...and I thought Trey Anastasio was absolutely the right guy for this gig. He really stepped into a virtually impossible situation (GD fans are so hard to please, and they had no warm up tour) to play these big shows and nail it.

Good for them. We have a ton of tapes and shows to listen to the good 'ole GD


This pretty much sums it up. Glad everyone had fun and I guess that is the goal of any of these experiences, regardless of price.


BillyBlastoff - 7/8/2015 at 01:25 AM

quote:
That aside, this event definitely felt like a GD event because they didn't deny it. They advertised it as such.


I didn't think they ever called this band the Grateful Dead. Am I wrong?

It is only semantics, but I think they were still honoring Jerry by calling this a Celebration of the Grateful Dead and referring to the other band members as the Core Four.


DOVETAIL - 7/8/2015 at 01:28 PM

ABB did justice to their legacy at virtually the last minute, in spite of themselves, because they couldn't escape the moment of truth facing them. It was an appropriate ending to a sequence of events that found them and their equally dysfunctional organization running from their destiny instead of embracing it.


tommars - 7/8/2015 at 01:52 PM

I heard nothing but positive reviews all weekend. At home it was easy to dissect the music and find the inevitable faults but I still enjoyed it. Someone else mentioned and I agee that there's no need to listen to it again though.

It was nice and although I've enjoyed seeing the remaining members of the GD in intimate venues since Garcia died, there's the element of 70,000 people going crazy in a stadium that I didn't think I would miss but I did indeed think it would have been cool to be there. Especially since the crowd seemed so energized and focused on the music and not just playing with their phones all night...

People love to compare the two bands for whatever reasons. I think there's more in common among the fan bases than the bands themselves but to me it boils down to right now, as fun as this past weekend was, I'm going to listen to a Dave's Picks from 72 or whenever over anything post Garcia. Maybe Phil's early lineups get some play in my house but it always goes back to the originals.

For the ABB...... I find myself constantly going for the recent shows. No Duane or Dickey and the music still seems so fresh and vital. Worth listening to over and over IMO along with the orginal line up. One day it's fillmore 71, the next day it's Beacon 14. There's no other classic band I feel that way about. Too bad it's over......


Bhawk - 7/8/2015 at 02:44 PM

As mentioned before, the Neal Casal set break music that was commissioned specially for this event was absolutely fantastic. Completely groovy instrumental stuff, if anyone's interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0VaD8xvLM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hpljcwjBRc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl11ag1e92g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2yunPjC_C8


RobJohnson - 7/8/2015 at 10:10 PM

dadof2, I appreciate your thoughtful response. As always you are a kind and intelligent soul--who let you on the Internet?

If you are comparing Fare Thee Well to actual, certified Grateful Dead With Jerry Garcia, of course it's not the same thing. I thought that went without saying.

Where I thought these shows were an absolute triumph is that they were the most interesting, most Dead-like, most special shows from the Dead circle since Jerry passed. To me, that is about as high a bar as any reasonable person could have expected from these shows, so I consider them a rousing success.

I also have to admit, as a big Trey fan, this was like watching your favorite athlete win the Super Bowl In a virtually impossible situation, with a lot of pressure on him to deliver the goods, he came through in a big way. So glad to see him earn respect from so many. That's my boy!


Blooby - 7/9/2015 at 01:40 PM

quote:
As mentioned before, the Neal Casal set break music that was commissioned specially for this event was absolutely fantastic. Completely groovy instrumental stuff, if anyone's interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0VaD8xvLM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hpljcwjBRc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl11ag1e92g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2yunPjC_C8


Thank you for the links. I wanted to delve into these a bit more.

As for fare Thee Well, I saw it as a celebration and nothing less. Didn't expect musical Nirvana except to hear the songs in some form again.

I also find it interesting that folks said the Allmans (my favorite band) went out with dignity. Unless you are referring solely to the final Beacon shows, it was a bit of a cluster in those waning months. Having said that, it's done, and these finales will just be a part of the fabric of the bands' legacies.

Still haven't listened to that final Allman show, though. It's sitting in a folder on my desktop. I'm going on vacation in a week, camping by a lake. Maybe I'll spin it up there.

Take care.

Blooby


BillyBlastoff - 7/9/2015 at 03:16 PM

Blooby I was referring to the final two shows that I attended. I've listened to both of those shows many, many times. I think "dignity" is an appropriate description of how the band honored their career with those last two shows.

Listen to that final show and I think you will agree. It was a beautiful, beautiful final evening with the Allman Brothers Band.


Blooby - 7/9/2015 at 04:07 PM

quote:
Blooby I was referring to the final two shows that I attended. I've listened to both of those shows many, many times. I think "dignity" is an appropriate description of how the band honored their career with those last two shows.

Listen to that final show and I think you will agree. It was a beautiful, beautiful final evening with the Allman Brothers Band.


Gotcha. Yes, I've heard nothing but accolades about the final run.

Not to be wimpy, but each time I start the last show, I turn it off because I guess I'm just not ready for it. A silly thing I know, but I guess it's the manifestation of my resistance to close a chapter in my life. That last statement in itself is ridiculous because the music will always be there. You can surmise what I mean, though.

One of these days...

Peace.

Blooby


bettyhynes - 7/9/2015 at 11:34 PM

I'm so glad I saw the last show at the theatre simulcast. There was nothing like seeing these guys standing about 40' tall right in front of me on the Big screen and powerful surround system.And they began with my 2 favourite songs...couldn't have been much better than that.It was apparently the only night they played "I know You Rider".
I'm not sure if many other people could notice the missed cues on the later songs but it was clear as day with the excellent multiple cameras & the Big screen. That was an interesting sideshow though I felt bad when Bob Weir kept lifting his guitar to his chest as Trey played on to get him to either shift or end the song.It was embarrassing. What was really uncomfortable was when Weir finally walked across the stage to (what looked like chastise Trey) from what I could see. Trey changed his whole approach & demeaner after that for sure & kept looking over at Bob for cues the rest of the 1st set. But it was a great show and a great feel for the whole thing and I'm really glad I witnessed it.Now I'm hooked on the Dead again & can't wait to see Weir again....not fade awayyyyy.....


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