Grateful Dead

Obama Event "Change Rocks" - Final Ticket Release

With regards to the Change Rocks event at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA this Monday, October 13, please note the campaign has released a limited amount of tickets this morning which have been placed back into the system for sale to the General Public. Please go to for further details.


WHO: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti

WHAT: Concert Fundraiser

WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center, Pennsylvania State University State College, PA

WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 - Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT


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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
spammers nuked

and back to your regular well-aged topic...

lamagonzo (not verified)
Bew-Yah for Obama! (The marine grunt)

Passed health care
Passed financial reform
Passed the bailout
(right or wrong, we're not in the middle of another Great Depression)

If you vote for a repulsivecan in the mid-terms
you are just not paying attention or are super-rich and know which side
your bread is buttered from.

(Spammers suck! Get a real job and stop being the BP of the blogosphere!)

johnman's picture
Joined: Dec 26 2007
bravo gonzo!!

i agree, but let's leave voting a right and not a requirement....if you don't like either candidate you should have the option....or mebbe a write in?? we sure as hell do need other options though. i for one am sick of the bloated money-sucking parties we have now.

lamagonzo (not verified)
Get off the couch, Pooky

The sparkle in the snake oil Obama is selling has worn off. All those "Change Rocks" people have gone back into political suspended animation. Obama has made the world safe for investment banks to keep on making billions.

We need change all right, from either demoncrats or repulsivesans. We need many strong, vibrant, robust political parties in order to have a real debate that will lead to real change. Let's start with making voting mandatory (meaning something like a $25 fine if you don't do the least of your civic duty).

The alternative is the current state of affairs when a populist candidate comes in and bums out all the idealists when he can't walk on water. This makes people turn off even more to the political process.

Joined: Nov 24 2007

You could be right, ss, but the last time we elected a president who wasn't democrat or republican was 1848. Since then there were 2 elections in which it seemed like a possibility, but both of those had the same result:
1912 - When Theo Roosvelt was pres (1901-1909) he was a republican, then he decided he didn't want to be pres anymore so we elected a different republican (Wm Howard Taft) in 1908. Then in 1912 Theo wanted to be pres again, but he couldn't be a republican, because Taft was the incumbent and he wanted a 2nd term, so Theo had to run on the Bull Moose platform, but all he accomplished was to divide the republican vote giving the election to the democrat (Woodrow Wilson). Same kinda thing happened in...
1992 - Ross Perot got lots of votes, but, again, he divided the republican vote and Clinton became pres.
Sometimes I like the idea of a new party, but it's probably not going to happen in our lifetime.

Joined: Oct 4 2008
congrats on the show

apparently, it was an incredible night and i am sure that i would agree on the quality and substance of the music.

However, now since all this pandering is over, why don't we the people who really want a change slide over to the libertarian side on election day and send a message that will actually matter. anyone(beuller), it was only eight years ago that the clintons had the world on a string. when, if ever are we, the voters going to hold these egotistical liars(meaning both parties) accountable for their promises?

PAPPYPGH's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007

>>obama and his cronies should not be running for election they should be running from the law,it goes to show you if you talk slick you can get people to belive whatever you want them to.IF YOU WANT A CHANGE TRY THINKING FOR YOURSELF.

HAHAHAHA!!!!! Nice comment. Running from the law. Do some real research, rather than watching FoxNews or reading Rush Limbaugh's transcripts. Give me a break. McCain is the dirty one of the 2, and he's not even THAT bad, legally speaking.

By making the statement you made, you are basically calling me a person who is easily influenced by a good speaker and someone who can't think for himself. If you'd like to find out MY level of intelligence and whether or not I can hang with your worldly expertise, feel free to drop me a PM and we'll talk. Don't blame me if I make you cry.

~ Pappy

"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter

Joined: Sep 11 2008
change concert/obama benefit

What would Jerry do? good question, nobody knows ,those closer to him could guess.
For the rest of us it's the music, this band and others like Warren Haynes and the Allman brothers provide us with a brief respite from what's going on in this country and for just
one evening allow yourself to enjoy some of the best there is, and they have stood the test
of time, starting way back at watkins glen in 1973.
Anyone interested check out the Allmans venue every spring at Live Oak. Florida at the
Wanee Music festival. Bob Weir, or one of the members is usually representing "The Dead "
at the last several I've attended it's outdoors and usually a 3 day event , Check it out...

Joined: Jul 20 2007

you should of been there with us,
we had a grate time!!
Missed u!!

Ami's picture
Joined: Jan 13 2008
so jealous

ok, here I was in Philly, just plain lazy to take off work, ride for hours, find lodging in Happy valley (that's the true PSU area)...and I knew I'd regret it the next day- and I do! My last PSU show was a rocker in 1980, shoulda gone, glad y'all did. politics or not, a show is a show and the boys have been into their politics for a while now. Phil gives his transplant/donor talk, Bobby rocks the vote... it's all good. Ami


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