Grateful Dead

RatDog Rocks NYC for HeadCount

By Gary Lambert

Bob @ Canal Room

Photo: Gary Lambert

On June 14, Bob Weir and RatDog slipped stealthily into New York City to headline a party/fundraiser for HeadCount, a non-partisan organization devoted to using the multi-faceted power of music to enable voter registration and participation in democracy. The organization’s volunteers have been a familiar and welcome presence at major music festivals as well as concert appearances by RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends, Dave Matthews Band and numerous others. Since its inception in 2004, HeadCount has registered over 50,000 voters, more than any all-volunteer group in the U.S.

The event, held at TriBeCa’s intimate Canal Room, also featured a solo performance by Warren Haynes, who sat in with RatDog for a couple of tunes later in the evening.

HeadCount logoAfter the show it was back on the bus and off to Tennessee for Bonnaroo, and the official start of RatDog’s summer tour.

Look for the good folks from HeadCount out there on the road this summer, and if you haven’t registered to vote yet, please do! Our democracy’s only as good as the people who make use of it.

For more on HeadCount, visit their website: www.headcount.org

Canal Room
New York, NY
June 14, 2007

Jam> Shakedown Street> Easy Answers> It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue*, Big Boss Man*, Lucky Enough, Me and My Uncle@, Desolation Row@/#, West L.A. Fadeaway> Stuff> Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door> Throwin’ Stones.
E: Bertha

*with Warren Haynes, guitar; @Bob on acoustic guitar; @/#Bob on acoustic, then electric.

 

-GL

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If this show was recorded...

Can I obtain a copy of this show?

doc

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Saw Bob on 15 St across the

Saw Bob on 15 St across the street from Union Square park about noon on the 14th nooded and walked past him I didnt want to bother him. I walked down the street to the new Fillmore (Irving Plaza) and asked if Ratdog was playing that night and told no. I knew the next show was Bonnaroo and thought Bob was just in town for some R and R Boy did I F*** up

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snake shirt

He also wore it the last night at Alpine in 1988. I have pictures of him during Blackbird. It's a cool shirt. Someone should release it. Now that 19 years have passed, it's about to come back in style!

Ed

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snake shirt

Bob was wearing that snake shirt at Oxford Maine on 7/3/88...it still fits him well...unless he ahs a bunch....Slimmin up nice Bobby !

MusicRx

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it's available.

The show is available. Twas recorded.

PK
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Headcount -- Rex Foundation

The Rex Foundation , which supported Headcount with a $5000.00 grant at the beginning of 2007, (see the Headcount webpage ) was well represented last night. Several Board members, including, Bob Weir, John Scher, Steve Bernstein and Andy Gadiel were all in attendance , as well as yours truly.

Well done!
PK

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ratdog

can I hear this show anywhere

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