Phil Lesh and Bob Weir to Make Rare In-Store Appearance
TO MAKE RARE IN-STORE APPEARANCE AND SIGNING
Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978
At Midtown Manhattan Best Buy On October 14
LOS ANGELES – Grateful Dead founding members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will make a rare in-store appearance and signing to celebrate the historic release of Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978. The 2-CD/1-DVD Egypt collection features previously unreleased audio and video highlights from the band’s legendary performances at the foot of The Great Pyramid in Gizah. The set will be released on September 30 from Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino. Lesh and Weir will be signing copies of the release at the Best Buy in midtown Manhattan at 5th Avenue and East 44th Street on October 14 starting at 7:00 PM. The first 400 people to purchase Rocking The Cradle at this Best Buy location on Tuesday, September 30th will receive a wristband entitling them access to meet Lesh and Weir on October 14. Please contact the store for more details at (212) 808-0309.
bet that left a nice burn mark, max ; )
I met Bob Weir outside his bus on a side street in Providence. I shook his hand and asked the usual "how you doing?" and he responded with "just well thank you". I then went to dinner before the Ratdog show at Lupo's, well I scored a piece of paper and a pen to try and score an autograph from one of my favorite's! Well here comes Bobby off the bus and nevermind it is only me and me only, I say "Bobby can I get an autograph?" and responds with a "No I don't have time right now!" so I respond with something like "um I followed you around for 15 years and now your playing bars and you don't have time for an autograph, whatever"
Thanks for telling us!!
Did you take any pictures?
Just got back from the signing. What a fun night. The line moved quickly once Bob & Phil were inside. They got to Best Buy in a black limo/van. Somehow Phil decided to stop and sign a few autographs at the side door before going in. Didn't matter to me because once the line started moving, I got inside rather quickly. Both of them were sitting at a table in front and signed my poster. I brought an original poster of the GD April 1979 show at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. Phil admired it as he tried to recall the gig. He told me he remembered it vaguely, but did recall that Brent made his concert debut at that show.
Lets us hear about it pretty please :)
Did you take any pictures?
I went over to the Best Buy after work to inquire about the bracelets. I was informed that given the time needed to send out emails there will not be any bracelets distributed. All you need to bring is ID and the receipt, which should be sufficient proof to get inside for the signing.
I was there and I didn't show any ID to anyone!! And I got through ok!!!!!!!!!!
As usual, it depends on which store employee you go to. I instinctively went to a young hispanic store employee. He was soft spoken and didn't give me any hassle with anything. He toook my information without any trouble.
There were a few older white guys who looked like bouncers or concert security. Those are the guys you have to avoid because they will hassle you to no end. They ALWAYS greet you with a "how are you doing?" and then proceed to tear you apart with demands and then deny you your request in the end. In conclusion: NEVER go to the old white guy. Go to the young hispanic kid...he'll hook you up!!
I can't speak for this event, but I'd call the venue and ask. Similar events I've been to have been all over the map, from signing cocktail napkins to limiting signatures to one of the designated item.
Do you think, we will be able to have something else or in addtion to the CD signed. CD is small and I would love to get something a little larger that can be framed, and hung up in my new homebar, where I brew my own beer, I think I may call the beer "Dupree's Diamonds Brews." Anyhow, any opinions would be appreciated on whether to go out and purchase a mint condition vinyl copy of Workingman's or the Bear's Choice album would be a worthwhile venture or a waste of my money. See some of you on the 14th.
that musta hurt!!! like hitchhiking cross country for a show to find out at the gate your ticket is a counterfeit!!!!