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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mcleary's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
best single set show of all time

and keep it on

Joined: Jun 14 2008
wthe dead & allmans' @ psu

evening all just a short note about last nite @ penn state. the allmans' sounded as strong as
they did in the early 70's and played all my favorites.with phils coaxing the band opened up with a very nice truckin then continued to play a really enjoyable set,some of my highlights were help on the way,st. stephen,the other one and just a myriad of all our favorite tunes i was there with a smile on my face and advanced years behind me so remembering all the tunes and in what order isn't in the cards suffice it to say the boys had fun got the message out hopefully will do this imprompt to get together atleast a couple of times was great just to see them let alone hear them making music..anyway hope this didn't come off as to incoherent take care good people and hey on nov 4th for whomever you like ....later

Joined: Nov 23 2007

quote: as far as a gun to your head, that is what we are heading for when "our savior" gets elected.

Did you know that when Thomas Jefferson became president there were those who thought the antichrist was in the white house because TJ didn't believe Jesus was God? I usually vote republican and probably will this time, too, but it won't be the end of the world if Obama gets elected.

Criptical Phil's picture
Joined: Oct 25 2007

go rant somewhere else please...

It's just money...we'll print some more later ....

Joined: Oct 4 2008

requirement? laughable at best.
as far as a gun to your head, that is what we are heading for when "our savior" gets elected. if you pay taxes, your money is already being wasted and mismanaged. Don't you think it is time to make all of d.c. balance a budget and try to do it with a lot less taxpayer help? a CEO is not tolerated for this kind of waste and loss. why do we tolerate it from our elected officials?

Joined: Nov 23 2007

Interesting the various stands/non stands rockers have taken. Back in the 60's it was enough to get a record contract and be politically neutral for many rock people. Elvis and Michael Jackson for example. Nobody cared that they didn't express any political thoughts. Even the Beatles and the Stones didn't espouse political beliefs....much.
Then there's the other extreme. Jefferson Airplane, especially Paul Kantner, did much political venting (We can be together, Lawman, Mau mau Amerikon, War movie, etc.). Plus now we have U2's Bono calling GWB41 from stage and passing moral judgement on GWB43. But we wouldn't know who any of these people were if not for the music.
Back in the 60s as I said, the ideal was simply to get a recording contract and make a consistent enough product to stay in the biz as long as possible, but things have changed. Today, the big names, whether for sales or substance, seem to have a strong personna, both as artists, and as thinkers. IMO this is now more of a requirement than an option.
I don't fault the 'living Dead' for supporting a political candidate. Just like before, nobody is sticking a gun to your head to either attend the show or vote for anyone.

Joined: Oct 13 2008

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.

noonie's picture
Joined: Jul 31 2007
why the negative vibes

what is up with all the fuckin bitchin about what the dead are doing if you don't like whats happening with the country do something about it as ghandi said be the change in the world you want to see the dead are just four guys doing what they belive in remember they are only musicians if you don't agree don't go but i don't understand what all this negative talk is getting done just bringing more bad vibes in the world i support obama but because of economic reasons i can't afford the trip..... well i love all of you

Tedhead's picture
Joined: Sep 8 2007
Show broadcast info...

Sirius posted this:

Grateful Dead Channel at Change Rocks!
Tonight 6:00 pm ET
The surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite for a cause! They’ll perform again, along with members of the Allman Brothers Band, in a benefit concert benefit called “Change Rocks,” for Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama. Tickets are limited, but the Grateful Dead Channel will be on site to keep you updated with everything that’s going on at the historic event.

It doesn't say how they are doing this.

As for iclips, I checked and its not there. It actually looks like no one will be broadcasting it anywhere that I can see.

If anyone has any info on the Dead (excuse me...Phil and, no...Bobby and the, no...Mickey and Planet,no....the Billy Kreutzmann sextet, UGH...Warren Haynes' Country Bear Jamboree? I'll stick with this one) show let us all know.

st.steven's picture
Joined: Oct 13 2008
What would Jerry think?

Down in Carlisle he loved a lady, many years ago..."

Eighteen miles west of Harrisburg, the town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania (pop. 18,419), is rich in American history, especially military history. Google maps show driving directions from State College to Carlisle, PA - 101 mi – about 1 hour 50 mins.

Obama is the only one of the candidates that will end the Iraq War in a timely manner, while McCain said that it may take until 2013! It seems that during the course of American History that we fought for victory, while that doesn't seem the case here. With three kids in their 20's, and like many deadheads, I did protest the war in Vietnam and do not want to see my kids drafted!!!


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