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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mato1949's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007

One of the definitions of insanity is, "To keep doing the same thing expecting different results."

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

I first saw the Grateful Dead at the Miami Pop Fest December 29, 1968. "The bus came by and I got on, that's where it all began." I've been a fan, a Dead Head, and a person that has watched all the hopes and dreams that were given birth in the sixties dry up and blow away with the wind as our society and culture changed into a market place of:

"Shipping powders back and forth
Singing black goes south and white comes north.
In a whole world full of petty wars
Singing I got mine and you got yours.
And the current fashion sets the pace,
Lose your step, fall out of grace.
And the radical, he rant and rage,
Singing someone's got to turn the page.
And the rich man in his summer home,
Singing just leave well enough alone.
But his pants are down, his cover's blown..."

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

What a group of musicians do to support their own personal view of the world is none of my business. If they happen to produce some great music in the process of doing their own thing and some kind tapers, or better yet, the soundboards are released, and I get to hear that great music, I will be happy.

And the politicians throwin' stones,
So the kids they dance
And shake their bones,
And it's all too clear we're on our own.
Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down.
Ashes, ashes, all fall down.

Have a Real Grateful Day :-)

"When I die bury me deep, put two speakers at my feet, pair of ear phones on my head, and always play The Grateful Dead."

free idea's picture
Joined: Aug 11 2008
Change Rocks vs Keep Rocks the Same

I am so happy to b living today with all of you
on this big ball. I can't explain it, but I feel
more in common with you all than differences.
May all your notes be pure and in tune.
Rainbows all around, and do the twist and
shout. Lets do lunch after the show.
somebody turn the psu web cams toward
the bjc please, thankyou, so we can watch.

Joined: Oct 13 2008
no bama

i know they cant play benifit shows for all who really need it,but obama doesnt need it,to think that the musician i love so much are not much smarter than a puppet really upsets me. Change is that what they are calling leming like behavere.nothing in ill.(chicago)has changed its still the same high taxes(highest in the nation) highschool students protesting,high murder rate,obama plays the chicago polotict game very well with teachers like durbin, madagan and daley he learned how to fool alot of people CHANGE? CHANGE!! ha sounds like same old same old to me.

johnman's picture
Joined: Dec 26 2007

apparently some people's lives revolve around sharing their "hatred". I don't support the bands position, but at least they have the decency to perform as themselves. i should'nt have to put up with whiney p.m.'s from some knucklehead telling me to sue him. you wanna call them "the dead"? be my guest, if you have something to say to me be an adult about it....this is a forum and we are all entitled to our opinions, you're just barking up the wrong tree is all.

Joined: Sep 8 2007
but before I get back to mine...

if this is not The Dead, nor the Grateful Dead, then no one has the right to complain about "their" band going against their right wing philosophy. The show will go on...well attended. And the money is going to someone you hate for reasons you can't understand. Your checks will be in the mail after the election.

Joined: Sep 8 2007

its apparent some people have absolutely no life.

Joined: Oct 4 2008

apparently, my favorite band and others have decided to support our savior Obama. Well, since they want wealth distribution, i deserve a kick-down.
Let me tell you why. i have bought well over twenty tickets to their shows, and most of those after jerry wasn't all that in to it. in addition, a hundred plus cds' and every dvd they have ever released. plus, god knows how many t-shirts and stickers and whatever else was cool and hot at the time.
don't get me wrong, i love the band, i love the music. however, i don't like the political stance that i have never seen before.
If they want socialism, i want my check.
my check for support of their capitalist ways. i have supported them since i found them and if they want socialism they need to remember me. since i helped them get to a point where they can act this way.
where is my hand out? i am waiting.

Joined: Oct 4 2008

maybe mine will come via a lottery ticket. we can always pray. ha ha

Joined: Oct 4 2008

i am sure it will be a great show. although, i still would not go.

johnman's picture
Joined: Dec 26 2007
pay attention, please (fer crine out loud)

I'll say it again, one more time. The boys are NOT billing themselves as The Dead, neither are they billing themselves as The Grateful Dead, just a handful of very talented people. I don't have to like or dislike what they are doing. So, please, just get yer facts straight, people. (jeez, it's like tryin' to talk to uh buncha hippies er deadheads er sumpin'). Now SOMEBODY better let me know what time the SHOW starts, cuz i intend to be on my porch with a BEER in my hand, and I BETTER be able to hear the screams when the boys hit the stage. A buncha starvin' deadheads oughta have no problem yellin' loud enuf fer me ta hear it in Tacoma!!


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