Grateful Dead

May 25 Strand Lyceum, London

The second set jam this night is unique both in terms of the tour and the greater Grateful Dead history, featuring three three Garcia-sung songs in a row: "Uncle John's Band>Wharf Rat>Dark Star." All three are top notch, and "Wharf Rat" was quite a rarity on this tour, so this is a nice treat.

Listen To "Good Lovin'" From This Show.

CD 1 of 4
Promised Land
Brown Eyed Women
Big Boss Man
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
Mr. Charlie
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Me and Bobby McGee

CD 2 of 4
Good Lovin' Listen To This Song
Playing in the Band
Brokedown Palace
Casey Jones
Me and My Uncle
Big Railroad Blues
Chinatown Shuffle
Ramble On Rose

CD 3 of 4
Uncle John's Band
Wharf Rat
Dark Star
Sugar Magnolia

CD 4 of 4
Comes A Time
El Paso
Top Of The World
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
One More Saturday Night


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Joined: May 20 2009

I was also on my MacBook Pro on WiFi and I had no issues once I connected - it took me 40 minutes to get to the site and signed in. For the rest of the show it sounded and looked great. As a web professional, I know this issue was related to overwhelmed servers rather than my internet connection or my wireless. I think they will make this right and I know they are figuring out how to compensate the fans for this show as we speak. I think either a free webcast or getting this show to view again just for people that purchased or even getting it on disc are possibilities. In reality, it has to be something that does not cost them a lot to make good on -- so giving the show to everybody that paid is probably not feasible. My feeling is that they will rebroadcast this for the people that missed it or to let them in on a future webcast is probably more in line with how they will deal with compensating people.

Joined: Apr 6 2008

Probably should've worked the kinks out before charging Heads...(i.e:
I have no qualms about the price but it's a bad decision to charge loyal fans prior to knowing your product can deliver what's promised.

"they say it's a living...."


Joined: Jan 22 2011
Consolation Prize / cpjalbert

Maybe Furthur could issue a consolation prize for those of us that were there/but weren't I think it would be totally cool to have a t-shirt that said on the front " I went to the Tri Experiment", and on the back said "All I got was this t-shirt". cpjalbert, thanks for the advice. I was wireless on my MacBook Pro. Maybe that was an issue. Will check on the Flash Player thing. I thought I was okay with that. Would like one of those t-shirts :-)

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Joined: Jan 6 2009
Thank you for a real good time

I thought $19.95 was a reasonable price. It would be nice if you could access the show after the broadcast, or possibly get a discount on any CDs/DVDs that may be released if you purchased a ticket as additional incentive.

I was on the east coast and have a fairly standard cable connection and experienced almost no interruptions. I did get kicked twice, but I was able to log right back in and continue with the stream. Audio/video was synced throughout the night.

One suggestion for the band - hide your set lists! Its easy to read those pieces of paper when watching an HD stream...

I noticed that the twitter feeds had a few people complaining. Looked like lots of people with iPhones & iPads (I am in no way trying to start a PC war here). Some people were trying to sync their iPad to apple TV and having problems. My suggestion in the future would be to use a wired device. Wireless connections have improved but probably are not going to be reliable when streaming HD. If you were using your phone on a 3G/4G network, well I wouldn't expect too much. To keep up with the stream, it amounts to about 1.2 GBs of data you need to download an hour. Other people were saying they could get in and listen, but no video. Flash player was being used to broadcast the stream. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but I thought Apple banned flash from their iOS devices? Make sure whatever device you are using has strong flash player support in the future.

I am looking forward to more shows like this. No parking, no security, no beer line, no bathroom line. I was on stage in my pajamas doing whatever the hell I wanted to do at the time.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen. As this is a new experiment, I expected some technical glitches along the way (I work as a software developer) but it exceeded my expectations. This is a learning experience for everyone so give them time to work out the kinks.

Joined: May 20 2009

I did opt for the webcast even though I thought it was too much - mostly because Shoreline was such a fiasco for me. However, It took until the end of BEW to get to the site and get logged in and I started at 5:45 - even then, the video came and went. It sounded and looked great while it worked but I still want a refund as this was not what it should have been. I sent TRI an email at 6:30 and also called them and left a message. I have a feeling they are going to be giving lots of refunds. I would say that refunds are in order for the people that were basically locked out of this performance until well into the show. It was frustrating at best for me and after f*cking around trying to get connected to TRI for 50 mins, I wasn't much in the mood for the show.

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Joined: Apr 25 2009
TRI Studio

I think there was a small audience in the studio watching. The stage in the studio was set up just like a typical Furthur concert. The HD video and sound was quite amazing. We did experience some buffering (which I blame my Virgin Islands internet provider) but never for more than a few seconds. I thought Phil's bass could have been a little bit louder. His voice on Unbroken Chain was stellar! Jeff continued to blow me away on his keyboards which he switched often through out the show.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Seems like a good idea to have these things regularly

I didn't sign up for the broadcast; glad I didn't if people had that much difficulty. HOWEVER, I will jump in if they do it again.

Being on a Tuesday night didn't entice me to purchase either.

forgive my ignorance...was this purely in a studio, or was there an audience in the studio?

just wondering...

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Joined: Apr 25 2009
The Music Never Stopped

That was one awesome set!

Playin' In The Band >
Crazy Fingers >
Jack Straw,
Brown-Eyed Women,
Big Bad Blues ,
The Wheel >
Unbroken Chain>
The Other One>
Uncle Johns Band >
Lady With A Fan >
Terrapin Station >
Terrapin Transit >
At a Siding >
Terrapin Flyer >
Terrapin Refrain ,
Black Peter ,
Mountain Song >
I Know You Rider

Joined: Jun 5 2007
TRIed it and liked it

Well worth it! The technical problems were a bit of a bummer but I'm sure they will work those bugs out.

I would have paid $20 for the Unbroken Chain and full Terrapin suite alone! I'm ready to do this every Friday night.

That Terrapin was amazingly good. Nice job guys!

Joined: Jan 22 2011
Numbers and stuff

Curious....I got on just before 7pm, (Mt. Tam time) my invoice # was 8957. Does that mean there were less than 9000 Deadheads trying to view this? I was checking comments on the twitter and facebook feed. Seemed like there was more problematic commentary on twitter. Facebook feed was more how great it all was. And I was listening thinking how good it sounded(and that was just with my Apple earbuds) and pulling my hair out cuz I couldn't see it...


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May 25 Strand Lyceum, London