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Okay, there were those really bad scenes. But on the other hand, there were those other scenes, or at least moments, that were the straight shot of pure bliss. Talk about them here!
another good thing about Boreal was that the vending was really good. I mean, there was this pair of earrings that was so cool I had to buy them. And then I had to get my ears pierced so I could wear them. That to me was a pretty good vending scene!
I have had so many great times-the mind wanders with delight, Winterland,The H.J. Kaiser and Frost shows, The Greek runs as well as those Warfield dates were all awesome for the music as well as the vibes. However, The time I had with the family of heads across the highway from Boreal in the meadow was the one I drift back to often. We got there early and set up camp with others, it was a beautiful spot a wonderful meadow surrounded by a mountainous ridge that held it's own weather pattern. We had a ball, camping playing and listening to music, cooking out and having a high time at the highest Dead show ever. The show by most accounts blew-well when you could hear it. It was a dust bowl and I stayed high on the ski slope away from the mayhem. Poor planning on the turnout of heads left to a parking fiasco and I was glad I had nothing to do with all that. Just what turned out to be the best of times, one I'll never, ever forget.
I do have some nice pics and some excellent video from up there. If the Dead ever do something on DVD about that show-look me up.
Never had such a good time...........
marye to the rescue!!
back to good scenes, happy Jerry Day, etc.
is SPAM used in the procedure? Pretty bad that you hafta disparage Value Village this way, too, you spamfaced, spamheaded spammer
Roanoke '87 stands out for me. The Rainbow Gathering was just finishing up in the nearby Appalachian Mountains and of course, the crowd was exceptionally crunchy. Roanoke Civic Center was a tiny little venue amid the second year of giant stadiums and the Blue Ridge backdrop just gave the whole scene a gentle midsummer night's dream feeling that persisted throughout the run.
The shows were awesome (still one of my favorite Scarlet>Fires) but more than that, there was just a laidback atmosphere. No hassles from cops or hotel or arena security (that I saw anyways). The Holiday Inn (I think it was the Holiday Inn) was like a huge circus with people hanging out on their balconies, a large throng loosely gathered by the pool.
In the Dark came out the first day at Roanoke and I remember thinking when the band left the stage after the Black Muddy encore on the second night, that it would never be the same again. The next time I saw them on the East Coast was 2 months later in Landover and I was right. The crush was on and it stayed on until the end.
Home is where the whole fam damily is!
Veneta was so trippy you didn't need to ingest anything. This scene was soooo laid back you just wanted it to go on forever. The friendliness of all the people in the area not going to the show was really mind-blowing.
Walking through those woods with their little swirls and eddies was like a fairy tale about gnomes.
The boys were as laid back as anywere I'd ever seen them, including The Greek, the Frost and the old Oakland Aud.. It was a sweet treat to get the breakout of Dupree's for an encore.
I had my best memories at Buckeye Lake as far as scene goes.
waiting for the second show in paris 90,it was a very unpleasent sunday morning.in fact it was raining cats and dogs.maybe around 2 o clock GD sounds were audible from the zenith to the waiting crowd,and believe me we all looked like we had to swim there..but suddenly something happened which i had not encountered in 31 years of visiting concerts(..and i have sawn a lot o groups).because it was raining so hard the guys inside decided to let the audience enter the place at 3 in the afternoon instead of 8 o clock,when the show started.there really was somebody in the house who cared about the people outside getting wet :-)!!i did not experience a similar reaction never before and after never again(until today..)!a grateful head
That must be just lovely.
I love ol' Neil.