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Going Furthur...

Whatever the current version of Furthur is up to, discuss it here!

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I was at both sites as well, Ted

The sights were better on the Rocks
but seeing the boys in a 4,000 person venue
reminded me of the old days in KC at the
Soldiers & Sailors Hall.
The intimacy of 'the Joint' was quite something.
I just loved seeing those guys having so much fun
and playing soooo well. And up so close!!
This 3rd year of Furthur far surpasses their prior tours.
Furthur is transportive.

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

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Las Vegas

Well the Joint was jumpin', goin' round and 'round: reelin' and a rockin', with tall Bill Walton in the crowd.
The tempo was noticeably slow for the first 2 songs: Alligator > Minglewood. Feelin' Allright was a good surprise, with Jeff Chimenti doing as admirable a job as Steve Winwood on keyboards. The jam within Jack Straw was wonderful, really getting the crowd hoppin' with the " dug by heel a shallow grave" verse. He's Gone led into a tease of the Other One, then went into Deal! I thought the set was ending, then Candyman came along, with Around and Around closing.
2nd set
Midnight Hour > Playing in the Band > Hell In A Bucket, Bird Song > After Midnight > All Along the Watchtower > Wharf Rat > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away E: Morning Dew
Quite a few scraggly stoners in the crowd: been on tour too long and got zapped by the Las Vegas heat.
Good ratings for this show on setlist.com: not sure if I liked it any better than the Saturday show at Redrocks, with the Dark Star > St. Stephen > Unbroken Chain.

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'I got...
no chance of losing
this time"

Exactly wonderful.

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Yeah!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/theotherrob

I am there-kinda!

My smile, a well needed one of the best.

Mauh! X

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Three happy days

what a wonderful three days at edgefield. Beautiful, compact oudoor venue, full moon rising through the trees, perfect sound and lights, crazy but fun and mellow crowd and three superb shows, culminating in a sublime second set on Saturday. During the perfect Attics encore a tear or two clouded this badger's eyes. So happy to meet Mona and Johnman and very special to build friendships and be so well looked after by Hal and Debbie and Doug. Thanks to all.

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I believe in informed choice, that said back to the sonic

stylings of a band called Furthur.
Phil continues to have the time of his life,
He is at that top of his performing game and draws the best from all around him.
Bobby was in better form that the prior two years (in my humble opinion)
John seemed so much more spontaneous,
I heard more original runs, leads and his vocals (Morning DEW!) were consistently heartfelt
Joe is a force of nature, (volcanic perhaps)
and Jeff is just everywhere, command of the keys extraordinaire.
And these back up vocalists really nail it, this is a componet that is a terrific addition to the sound.
They are such a welcome compliment to the lead vocals and chorus on the songs we love so much

Catch Furthur if you can, they are transportive,
This is simply the best Furthur I have ever heard.
Travel safe, and pack your own snacks.
Nuff said.

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
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Interesting to note the divergence of opinion....

On people being unknowingly given drugs at shows. I'm clearly in favor of choice. However, the people offering may have had a good heart and motivation , perhaps caught up in nostalgia. Their decision was inappropriate. Food is food, Drurgs are drugs..

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I think

there is a pretty wide range of sophistication or lack thereof in Dead Head crowds and it's not reasonable to expect everyone there to have street smarts (but then, I view "prankster" behavior of this sort as assault, pretty much. Calling yourself a prankster is no excuse for wantonly messing with the sanity of strangers any more than it's an excuse for driving drunk). And somehow I doubt the person who passed this stuff out at the Wharf Rat table was forthcoming about the contents, and to hand the stuff to known Wharf Rats is beyond nasty.

All else aside, this sort of shit destroys the mutual trust that in my lowly opinion is about the most precious commodity that Dead Head audiences have over the rest of the world. I can't count the number of times I've shared food and drink with strangers in line or at shows, and I never poisoned them and they never poisoned me. I think that's how it should be. Yes, you have to be responsible for yourself, but you shouldn't have to go to a Dead show with your armor on either.

Choosing to dose is one thing, and God bless you. But it's not a choice you get to make for other people in my opinion.

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