SO amazing, saw them twice and cant wait to see them again. I definatly recommend them, a good time, good experiance, and some good people! How can you go wrong?
here's a chance to check out DSO and help the Rex Foundation too on Sept. 25 at the Crystal Ballroom: more info.
I saw DSO at Governors Island last year, great show, but I've been looking into their return to Governors Island this year. apparently they're building a beach right on the water that faces Manhattan. So it's like a beach party/concert with DSO and Keller Williams. So psyched, should be a pretty awesome new venue. Let me know if you know more about this new beach.
Seen them twice taken my little girl both times,she loves it. She calls it dance all night.will see them every chance we get! My pic is Libbie at her first DSO show.
What Would Jerry Do?
Took my 7 year old daughter to this one. They played their own set as opposed to a Dead show, and I was impressed. I never had the feeling that they were trying to be the Dead, just that they were keeping the music alive. Daughter passed out early in the second set, but up until that she was groovin'.
i had never seen dso until saturday night in indpls. i won tix from a local radio station-- i doubt i would've bought tix to go-- but i so thoroughly enjoyed myself that in the future i will buy tix. i took my sister, and she liked it too (and she's not a deadhead!)-- enough to agree to go to future shows! yeah!
it was a pleasant deadhead crowd- the usual stuff-- everyone friendly and polite and happy to be there-- such a dramatic difference from the standard rowdy, rude, shoving, smoking concert crowd.
we didn't stay the whole night-- just for the first 2 hours- we hit the road by 11-- but it was a nice refresher course on long summer evenings on the grass at a lovely outdoor venue listening and dancing and having fun!
dso is worth going to see--
Not only are these guys a great GD cover band but they also are keeping The Grateful Dead's music alive...I see young folks singing along to these songs who couldn't possibly been born in time to catch Jerry....wait a minute...I am one of those young folks!
They've got a great thing going...I'm grateful for them and other GD Tributes like "The Schwag"...they are turning kids onto the music we all know and love...
"Our love is real, not fade away, not fade away!"
They are helping to keep it alive...helping to keep it from fading away.
"In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head.
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."
LadySparkle Ok, so they aren't the Dead, but they are pretty good for a fix. Just saw them last night in INDY, first time. They did the August 10, 1981 show, pretty good, all I can say. Listened to Rockin The Cradle on the way there and back MOST AWESOME !!!
Photos of Dark Star Orchestra, 2.19.2009, Madison Theater, Covington, KY:
I undestand everone has different oppinions. No harm intended. Id take a dead show over DSO anyday, it just seems more convinent to see DSO since they tour all year round practically.