Grateful Dead

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir to Make Rare In-Store Appearance

GRATEFUL DEAD FOUNDING MEMBERS PHIL LESH AND BOB WEIR
TO MAKE RARE IN-STORE APPEARANCE AND SIGNING

Lesh And Weir To Sign Copies Of Historic New Grateful Dead Release
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.

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I saw that....

I saw that guy as well. He only had his credit card, but no picture ID. Personally, I don't see how anyone can leave the house without ID (particularly in NYC) and had a credit card but no wallet to hold it in. Hopefully, he went back and got ID to get the CD and bracelet as I am not sure they sold 400 of those CDs/DVD yesterday.

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oh man i felt sooo bad for

oh man i felt sooo bad for this kid that was waiting on line...... they didnt mention that you had to bring ID.... he didnt bring one so he was denied.... the look of disappointment on his face was terrible....

*laugh, live longer.

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All Set

I got there around 7:55 and the line was around the corner. Nonetheless, the line wasn't that long and I was in the top 100 for sure. I think that the jewish holiday might have kept the crowd smaller than it might have been. My name is on the list and I am all set to get the wristband at a later date. From what I have heard so far with the CD, so far so good. Rock on.

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PS....

How did this become a political thing/Dead Head hing?....I'd love to run into Bobby or Phil at a bookstore(Man, that would be an interesting conversation!) OK...who started it...count back posts... LOL!

Peace People...it's the ONLY answer....the friendships and the tunes!!!!!

..even a blind man knows when the sun is shinin'...you can feel it!..

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Its Always Been This Way

From the get-go, the Dead and members have always been "political" in their own way, low-key at times and others not. They did benefits for the Black Panthers, Hells Angels, Saving The Rainforest, Marijuana Defense Fund, American Indians, Dance for Disarmament, Viet Nam Vets, countless Rex shows to control all the donations they've made and make to this day (thank the powers!), SEVA, and many others. And my favorite of all...whenever a republican president is in office - you can ALWAYS count on Bobby mentioning his name in "One More Saturday Night"...ronnie, georgie & georgie jr!!!

What matters is the music that we had and is still coming and THATS what we are here for! By anybody's measure, this country is FUCKED and we need a change SO BAD (cause Mama hated it, diesel, that is!!). Barack Obama represents that change (IMHO) just like JFK did way back when. And for you skeptics.....he can't do ANY worse. When you're this far down...only one way to go....UP.

Like the previous post.. "Ain't not time to hate, barely time to wait"

Bobby, Phil, Mickey, Billy, Ratdog, and Phil's Friends....DON'T EVER STOP. It's always been a symbiotic relationship and it always will be....don't worry..we'll be there with ya's!!

..even a blind man knows when the sun is shinin'...you can feel it!..

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Bobby n Phil

Ain't no time to hate, "when it's free for me it will be free for you," Jerry Garcia to digruntled would be hippy/trustafarian on Eifel Tower, circa 1972 when said hater complains about Dead selling out because of lack of "free" concerts.
Even the purest of romantics compromise. Bobby Ace

SongsfROwn

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It's All Good

There is nothing wrong with the release of this gig thorugh a record store (best buy) and getting a chance to meet a couple of guys from the Dead. I think it's just another cool thing to do in a day in the life. What's wrong with it, really? Just go with the flow and enjoy the show. They are not "sellouts". people are talking about "how it used to be".. Well, the dead always made money with their music, alot of it actually. This is how they sustain themselves and that is thier own way of living their lives. For the so-called "purists" out there, Most musicians sell records, t-shirts, posters and some even pedal a necktie or two, no biggy really. The music never would have lasted if they didn't feed themselves along the way.

Also, if they want to to do a show endorsing Obama, then that's their freedom of speech and a way of showing the impotance of thier support of the objectives they believe in. It's no one else's business to judge that. They don't need to pass our sniff test to do what they want to do. They never did before. I am just glad they still want to come out and play for us once in while. I heard a rumour from a guy working on the engine of the "further" bus today and he said shows may be being planned for New Years from the DEAD. I bet you'll forget about this the minute those tickets go on sale. Hope it happens. Gatta love those double drums!

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So if the artist meets some people purchasing his/her

work and signs the product that is somehow wrong? Then artists/musicians from the beginning of time are wrong. Artists and musicians have been doing this FOREVER. That is a fact.

And if it involves the Grateful Dead then they are not true to their roots?

I didn't hear any of this outrage when Phil had his book signings or when Jerry or Billy met with people who were buying their artwork to sign stuff and shake their hands.

Sometimes I just don't get what all this manufactured outrage is about? Except to further divide, alienate, put down, or villify the bandmembers and/or other deadheads. Just because those people happen to hold different opinions from those making their expansive and all inclusive judgements on who has the direct line on the truth. "the real Deadheads"?

I guess I am out of it and don't get it.

For me, I am just happy that some people could have a chance to meet and greet with Phil and Bob. That those guys get to see the faces up close of people (young and old) who are happy to get the new DVD/CD release. I am especially glad that Phil and Bob are doing stuff together so that there IS a chance that we can have some further opportunities to see the Dead (with the core 4).

And I am very glad that other fans, newbies, and the curious will possibly have a chance to see the Dead play. Maybe they weren't all lucky enough to have been there when touring was so regular and had a chance to drink that all it in. I would like them to have that chance. They deserve it.

Even if we don't all qualify as Deadheads according to those who are making that judgement.

Weird, I always thought that each person individually made that call.

*I could be wrong, my thoughts are not a facts, just my opinions.

P.S. I see this whole tract of thought similar to these scathing judgements of when any person has convictions about a political view/candidate and shares it with others. And some contend that disqualifies the person from being a deadhead? Or even members of the band from being true to their beliefs? Isn't that what they are going by saying/doing something?
I must repeat myself, I just don't get it. I must be out of it.

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No, New York does not have

No, New York does not have all the luck, it has " all the ways and means..."

Uncle John

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thanks, micke

Thanks Micke, I knew none of that before you wrote
it all down. Very interesting stuff. And kudos for being
involved. keep on keepin' on--- f .i.

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