I think it's telling that our patriotic pride is quiet on the CanHead forum. We don't usually blow the horn too loud around here, though there was some partying in the streets for sure. I think that there's a sensitivity to the fact that we're guests in a mostly American scene and wouldn't want to be rude! (I can't imagine that there are no hockey fans here... seeing that it was the most viewed sports program in Canadian television history - 21.5 million people, 64.3 percent of Canada's population, watched some portion of the game.) And what a game it was!
I don't know about you guys, but it was kind of surprising that we came away with so many medals... didn't expect it, especially after what I remember from Calgary '88. People were high off the Olympic buzz last week. That's if you support the Olympics... whole other topic there. Any heads from Vancouver wanna share your experiences pre- and post- Olympic invasion?
As for FURTHUR adventures... I am gonna truck down to the ArtPark in Lewiston for the 8th of July ... but I'd sure love to see you in Rochester, Chris! Many of my buddies will be there. I will too, if I can make some "special arrangements" =)
Congrats to your Canadian Olympic Hockey team for winning gold!
hope you all are doing grate !!!
Made it safe and sound to Buffalo and back. Parking lot was fun but snowy, If you stood in one place for too long you would look like a snowman after a while. There was a campfire in the lot, met some good people and scored what we wanted with ease. The theatre is really neat and fancy, I saw Bob and Rob here in 1995. We went in a bit early and had some drinks, then headed to 3rd row right of center. 20 min to show time we both 8 a dose. I really enjoyed this show even though I did not care for the setlist, the playing was just amazing. At times I was dancing my face off and other times I just had to stand there in pure amazement of what I was hearing. Set break OUTSIDE !!!! really fun. Second set, chris is now in skypilot mode, great times and lots of smiles :) loved the shakedown near the end. Left the place in peace and after a quick bite walked back to the hotel for more festivities..
And today........I got tix to Rochester in June :):):)...............the shows are close and reasonable in price.
ALSO.... KRS......listened to your show on the sat radio that night, sounded great and was so cool to have at home. I bet it was cool just being at the venue and hanging out !!!
We are all so lucky to have this so available right now, cheap tix, close to home, band is amazing...............I love it
Most recordings are available on archive.org soon after the show.
Talk to you guys later, I tried uploading fan photos ??(we will see)
Also..... new "Canadian Dead Songs" soon hahahahahahahah
Furthur Summer 2010 Tour!!!
Fri-Jun-25 Rochester, NY Highland Bowl
Thu-Jul-08 Buffalo, NY ArtPark
Both look good to me! Might have to hit the Highland Bowl for a change. Dancing in the great (if urban) outdoors! Come on, Playin... there's got to be a summer date you can make it to... =)
Heard that Buffalo show was lots of fun. Our friend Corrina was there for her first Dead show - guess what they played? =) Did you enjoy Hard To Handle? I heard it was smokin.
Cornell was really fun. I got my wish: They Love Each Other. That and Unbroken Chain were highlights for me. We could have boogied a little harder if they hadn't mellowed out in the 2nd set, but that was okay. It kind of fit the mellow vibe of Ithaca. What a great town. Gorgeous NY mountains. And Barton Hall was superb - acoustics were unbelievable and with a springy dancefloor. Just great to hear these guys still kickin it out. Especially Phil - holy crap, you wouldn't know he's a month away from 70. Geez, he is on his game - better than ever - that man is dangerous. Missed the drummers, though. They really contribute the foundation of the sound. I'd say that even with John K, I still enjoyed the Dead at MSG more. Just a mindblowing show in terms of material and so well played, especially by Warren. He and John each have their strong points. It just goes to show that no one can replace the amazing Mr. Garcia.
Here's one of many links to Cornell:
Love you Can heads. Peace, K
also how was your show KRS ????
I listened on the radio !!!
just getting packed for buffalo.......east coast >>><<
I got 3rd row seats in front of John from GDTS. I know my way around the city pretty good and hotel is within walk !!!!!!!!!!! love you guys :)
I have a facebook that I usually keep updated more where I will post some pictures. Send ya's the link later
Hey it is cool to see the Canadian's have a forum eh! It has been neat reading about "you all" traveling and following the shows! Here on Saltspring Island it hard to get the shows but I'm still trying! Missed the "Dead" tour last year, but was able to download some great shows (legally)! To keep the dream alive I host a Grateful Dead radio show here on Saltspring Island Community Radio! It is called "Attics Of My Life" on Thursdays 5-6pm PST. It is live streamed at http://www.cfsi-fm.com/ Let me know what you think and I can take requests and dedications as well! In the summer (I'm in education) when I have the time I hope to run some full shows!
Keep on Truckin'
L'Opéra de Mtl présente la Tosca présentement. Il reste 3 représentations.
Notre hiver se passe bien, il n'y a pas beaucoup de neige ici cette année.
Et nous préparons notre voyage à San Francisco début mai.
J'espère que tout va bien pour toi à la maison et au travail.
A la prochaine, Richard.