• September 18, 2008
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    Rock Legends to Play Obama Fundraiser

    The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.

    Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:

    http://www.barackobama.com/psu

    EVENT 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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The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.

Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:

http://www.barackobama.com/psu

EVENT 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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Finally, we got the confirmation! See you all there! Woooohooooo! Walk into splintered sunlight Inch your way through dead dreams to another land

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Please send 2 tickets, as close to the front as possible. Thank you
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: ) not back stage!i'm imagining a giant herd of hippies and such migrating towards PSU as i type, notice the posts
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Truckin off to PSU.....Whoo-hoo! Ticket or no ticket....Peace, Love, Hippie Stuff, Wayward Bill
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This looks like a great lineup and will be a good show. However, no matter how good the music will be, the cause wouldn't put me within 100 miles of this show.
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Fund Raiser for Obama? Because $22 million dollars a month is not enough? This will be like taking water to the ocean. Why don't they raise money for people who need it, or just keep it, Obama damn sure doesn't need it.

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If Barak Obama is there, can you imagine the Secret Service presence?the best party favors were always backstage though...
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gonna be off the chain! See yall down the line
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Like the money goes into Barack's pocket. Sheeeesh.... It goes to the campaign - and he DOES need every penny. Unfortunately, that's the nature of the beast. Sometimes you have to play the game to win, brother. ~ Pappy "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right."
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greatest attributes is they were never political, I guess the passing of Jerry has changed this starting back with rock the vote in 2004 and now support for Obama. As good as the show will probably be, less the political comments, if it was in my backyard here in Portland, Or, I would be somewhere else.Like another poster said Obama does not need it.
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Go do your homework. They have been political. ~ Pappy "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right."
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I was passed along a bit of info that made me not like this guy one bit, today actually. When I crossreferrenced it and found it to be true, I was pretty disapointed....It was actually pretty dispicable. I deffinately will NOT be support him now...and I still do not support the Dead using the name to support any politician.
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I'm sure Obama's not perfect. I'm sure he's done many things not to be proud of. But I'm really curious to know what that info is. Dispicable??? ~ Pappy "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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All you non political / republican dorks should shut up and reflect on the damage done by your: o Apathy o Greed o Need to push your morals on others What has become of the US.........
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Supported causes. They never supported a politicians or divided alone party lines...The Dead were invited to play at the 1968 Democratic convention protests and they refused, to divisive. Supporting stuff like clean water, clean air, rain forrest preservation is a far cry from supporting a whole sale political campain.
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Oh, baby! Oh, baby! OH, BABY! It's right in my backyad, and tickets are only 50 bucks.. and the Alman Brothers Band be playing as well? What a great night, and what a great time for all of us to share with each other! As for all the republican nay sayers out there, and all those who say "Jerry wouldn't want this!"... I gotta say this: do you think Jerry would enjoy seing America in the state that it's in right now? Don't you think Jerry would want to do somethign to end the Bush's reign of terror? I do! - delaney ============================== "Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, a lone ameuter built the Arc. A group of professionals built the Titanic." =============================
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notice this is billed as a group of individual musicians; no groups are playing... love that weir finally comes first...
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F**K OFF !!!
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note that, whatever one's feelings about the Dead endorsing political candidates, the name appears nowhere with regard to this event. Surely no one is disputing the right of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart to support whatever candidates their hearts desire in their own names.
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index that is...got a xtra ticket : ) tommy do u want time out? remember what mom says, if ya ain't got nuttin nice to say....
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I'd go if it was to support nuke the whales. Your right buddy, we have changed. I would go if supported McSame, only I would promise not to enjoy it. Now I get good music and support a good cause! "you can't close the door when the wall's caved in"
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lol I remember your choice for president in one of your former posts on the site - Paris Hilton. Kind of hard to take anything you say very seriously here with that depth in politics. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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...Don't lend your hand to raise no flag, atop no ship of fools.
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Have you seen the polls? Obama does not in any way, shape, or form have the election in the bag. We all need to do what we can to support his campaign so we don't end up with McSame as president!!
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Man, the people of State College are not used to the scene that is coming on that Monday, that is for sure. It will be a very interesting day/night. "Gotta make it somehow"
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i would also like to hope that obama could lead a movement to turn this country around,but my cynical side thinks that sarah palin is the "logical" successor to george w to lead babylon down to its own destruction...
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but i just cant get behind the cause... i dont belive in it. i wish they would tour for us the fans
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Politics is the wise management of justice, resources, power; justice is food on your table, roof over head, clothes on your back, health care, educational opportunities and other things that help one to realize the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The same number of Americans without health care during this administration equal to those who were without health care during the Clinton administration, 40,000,000. If we took the money spent on indigent care and used it to help the underemployed buy premiums, the problem would disappear. Ninety-five, (95%) of Americans are working, five percent are unemployed. What you fail to address is that less that two percent of the population control 95% of the wealth and they are not all Republicans. If Sen. Obama is elected for eight years, in 2016, unemployment will vacillate between four and six percent; abortion vis-a-vis, Roe v. Wade will still be toxic to the unborn. Human reproduction is a natural occurring phenomena; it is neither legal nor illegal. Forty five percent of the households will earn less that $35,000 per year. We will have spent xxxxx number of dollars on education, affirmative action and other statutory guarantees without measurable results. Before you challenge that remember that after 36 years of set asides, that is three generations have gone through k-12 and a parity of academic and economic remain elusive. As far as Obama is concerned: his father is from Kenya where during the 1950's the Mau Mau uprising against Dutch colonialism freed the country. Jomo Kenyatta went to jail for eight years and they later named the country after him. Many of my class mates were from Kenya atr that time and I know their stories. Barrack Hussain Obama lived in Indonesia as a young lad; Indonesia is the largest Muslim country on earth. His mother was married to an Indonesian and he has a sister from that marriage. President Bush served honorably in the U. S. Air Force; he has a DD214. Military people know what I mean. Sen. Kerry took pictures of himself running through the jungles carrying a rifle. Most officers do not carry rifles. Grunts do that. There have been two presidents in my lifetime who did not serve in the military, W. J. Clinton and FDR. If you are going to give orders; you must first learn to take orders. We do not become adults first; we learn how to obey and then we teach our off-springs. The funny part is that Barrack Hussian Obama played on a state championship basketball team in Hawaii
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It's hilarious that you use "Hussein" many times in there - trying to push the fact that Obama must be some sort of "terrible Muslim." This man is where he is because he's been publicly & privately vetted by Democrats, Republicans and the Media. Osama Bin Laden he isn't. Stop the hate. President Bush served honorably in the Air Force? You MUST be talking about George HW Bush, 'cause the current moron did not. Senator McCain lost FIVE planes while serving and the last one got him caught. So? Who cares? Not me. Finally, the "facts" you spew (45% of families will be earning less than $35k/year?! What planet are you living on?!) are completely incorrect. You state this stuff like you're the Secretary of the Interior. You are wrong. Look up every 3rd party study on BOTH economic plans (McCain's and Obama's) and you'll see how "bad off" families would be at the end of an 8-year term of each President. Obama will save more Americans more money over time. What YOU fail to realize is that there is life beyond Tucker Carlson. Wait a minute! Maybe you ARE Tucker Carlson. If THAT'S the case, there's life beyond bowties, dude. This isn't 1955 anymore and it never will be again. Get over it. Roe V Wade exists for a reason. Without it, the gov't is in control of your body...or your daughter's body. To overturn it would be a great travesty. There are MANY "Pro-Life"rs who are Pro-Choice. Most people who take the "Pro-Life" stance should ACTUALLY be called "Anti-Choice", rather than "Pro-Life." Read Obama's actual PLAN. It's quite apparent that you haven't. I don't think it'd sway you to vote for him (that's for sure!), but you may find out he's someone who cares a great deal about America and possesses a HUGE brain that he uses in his attempt to better this country. You spew an awful lot of hatred on a site that doesn't call for it. SO, I'm not gonna get into the 10-pg. McCain-bashing dissertation here. All I can say is that your facts are completely baseless. Thanks for your input, Tucker. ~ Pappy "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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I'm so excited for this. The Dead reuniting at my alma mater. It doesn't get much better than that for me. I really hope it's not impossible to get tickets. I wonder if a certain number are reserved for students? That could make it tough.
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WELL WELL WELL if John Lennon were alive he'd want to be at this show. And I doubt Jerry would support the war and McSame. No freakin' way. Jerry wasn't a political guy, true, but Jerry isn't going to be at Penn State except in spirit of course. "America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think." --Jerry Garcia .....and for you undereducated folks out there "xenophobic" means an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers (or that which is foreign or strange). Sort of like how the Grateful Dead fans felt in 1985 when the Dead played their first and last concert at Hershey Stadium and the police didn't have enough riot transport vans or personnel to bust another 20,000 people beyond the 600 they busted. Jerry vowed that the Dead would never play Hershey again and the town said "thank you." And for you racists out there in middle America well guess what. Being an American minority especially being biracial African American and with some foreign roots does not disqualify you from being the leader of our country. If I could contact Jerry in the spirit world and ask him I surely believe he would support Obama over the McCain-- lamebrain-- "the economy is fine"-- more of the same/ good ol' George W Bush righwing/ racist/ warmongering/ preemptive strike/ let's lie to the citizens/ bogus claim about WMDs/ let's create a connection to 911 with Saddam/ let's not try to capture Osama Bin Laden/ he's my oil buddy/ let's ruin our international reputation/ corruption of this once respected country...... THE CHOICE IN NOVEMBER IS OBVIOUS. GET OUT AND VOTE . AND GET RID OF THE REPUBLICANS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND THE ALLMAN BROTHERS AND GOD BLESS BARRY OBAMA THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY WHO WILL RESTORE US TO THE RESPECTED SUPERPOWER AND PEACEMAKER WE ONCE WERE. C'MON PEOPLE OBAMA NEEDS OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA TO WIN THE ELECTION SO LET'S DO IT ! AND PARTY FIRST BEFORE WE VOTE ! "turn on my TV the president comes on the news says I get no satisfaction that's why I sing the blues his wife says don't get crazy _____you know just what to do turn up the old Victrola put on your rockin' shoes" FILL IN THE BLANK WITH BARACK THIS NOVEMBER !
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Hey grdaed73, are you having as much fun as I am reading these? You were absolutly right - nothing like talking about religon or politics to liven up the party! - This party is alive and kickin' .peace,pk
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"Resist much, obey little." A quote to live by from Walt Whitman and often used by the late great Ed Abbey. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Excellent words from a thinker. Thanks Hal
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Hey Nobama, is there something wrong with being muslim?
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we've got Muslims here, and if you can't treat them with the same respect you expect others to show you, then you are in the wrong place, and I say this with my moderator hat on.
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And this, intrepid travelers, is why The Dead should not be endorsing political candidates, or playing at their fundraisers... I will try and attend, and I am tie-dying my McCain / Palin tee shirt for the occasion. "The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey
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"The Dead" have rather scrupulously, apparently, avoided doing any such thing. What the individual surviving band members choose to do along those lines is their God-given and constitutional right, as is your chosen response.
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it is a dark day when amid our enjoyment and celebration of the legendary Egypt shows, somebody comes along with bigoted spew against, hey, a whole lot of the folks who were actually AT the Egypt shows. PLAYING ON STAGE EVEN.

This has nothing to do with what candidate you choose to support. It's hate, pure and simple, and we have no time or place for it here.

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Regardless of the reason the boys are getting back together and I for one couldn't be happier. No one is going to make you vote for Obama just because you go to the show. Enjoy the music, listen to what people have to say on both sides and make your own decision. I think that the boys are more about getting people to participate in the election and go out and vote than pushing there political views. I really hope that people don't try and protest or bring down peoples vibes just because its a Obama benefit, lets celebrate the return of The DEAD.
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I agree, just be happy. This is a chance to see a great music- what many of us have hoped for, the boys getting together again for a show. I know there are political ties to this, but truthfully I don't care. Take a look at all of the facts and what the candidates stand for and everyone will be able to make their own decision. Let politics be politics and let the music be just that - music For me, this is like a last hurrah. It is not hard to envision that the boys won't be playing together that much in the future. I could be wrong, but I just don't see it happening. As for me, I don't see me going to any shows either down the line for various reasons, so this is going to be my swan song of concerts. What makes it so great is that it just so happens that this event is going to be right in back yard at my Alma matter. Simply put, my band, in a place that I love. I just can't wait to go and check this out. I already have the plans in place to get tickets and I got my hotel room reserved. Barring any tickets issues I will be enjoying this show to the fullest. I really hope to see a bunch of good people in Happy Valley enjoying some great music. Rick Do or do not; there is no try.
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congrats to the boys who are doing the right thing. go obama mama '08. peace.
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It is great to hear that a memorable show is on the calendar. This is no place for political rhetoric from extremist from either side. If the theme of the show has a cause so be it. If you don't like the theme then don't come to the show. If it's not your party then stay home, log out and shut up. Your friend in music.
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well, after hearing about this Obama benefit, I just went and did something I thought would never happen. I threw out my entire GD record collection, tapes, CDs...all of them. Gone. Hundreds of old tapes, I had painstakingly made each tape cover as much of a work of art as I could. The entire Dick's Picks, about 300 live shows on CD. Yes, it hurt to do it...I went to more than a hundred shows (Alpine Valley was my fave venue). But the Dead completely nauseate me now. To become such tools for Big Statist conformism...it just makes me so very, very sad. I've known their beliefs all along, but always respected the days when they just kept it to themselves mostly. This crosses the line. Goodbye, boys. I promise to never listen to a single song of yours ever again.
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PAPPYPGH said it right!!!! the CAMPAIGN NEEDS IT PEOPLE-DO YOU WANT ANOTHER 4-8 years of the same ole same ole.............Sheeeesh is right! NOW GO VOTE FOR THE RIGHT PERSON..............
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Wow that is the weirdest thing, alembic80 - you just gave me a flashback to the Beatles tour and the Sunday school bashing I got for concert attendance. Relax. I wanna go to this show too, tho!!!!!!!!!!!! Susan
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Where do you live? And when is trash day? Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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"Rock steady baby! That's what I feel now. Let's call this song exactly what it is. (what it is - what it is - what it is)
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    10 years ago
    didunt
    nuh uh
  • grdaed73
    10 years ago
    yes yes
    wat iz de pirt of it al, wid 1/2 a bran nyi fool kan figger it ot, duh!!john u splet pirt rong!!! pece
  • johnman
    10 years ago
    spelin
    n yer poynt iz?
  • philmaywalt
    10 years ago
    Spell Chekker
    Seems like some of da Headz don't have no spell Chekkers on their Computerz.... Go Figger..... DaBiggdogg--700 shows, and, yes I can spell.....
  • Emerald4689
    10 years ago
    RIGHT ON!!
    We'll see u all there!! We're so excited!! Do u think there will be a shakedown?????lol!! "It's like a mighty melody that rings down from the sky"