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RatDog; Beacon Theatre, NYC

I know this is not the Ticket Exchange forum, however I am looking for 1 ticket for Sat 10/24/09 Beacon Theatre show.

Please get in touch if you have one to spare.

Roger
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Yes, we want Bob & Co alive

Yes, we want Bob & Co alive & well for many years to come. Sleep and rest have magically restorative properties; we all need to keep that in mind if we want to keep on trucking!

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Hey you didn't blacken any eyes

Or kick any dogs! :-)

"I've stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel. Can't win for tryin. Dust off those rusty strings just one more time. Gonna make em shine."

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I didn't mean to be Charlie Fog...

but that was as easy as I could be.

May your cups be full

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You are right starsleeper

I always wondered that too - why such the relentless touring with like no days off in between shows. Even when he has a day off he shows up at some benefit to sing with someone. I thought for sure he was going to walk out on the stage with CSN at Red Rocks the night after the Denver RatDog show. BTW they busted out a Uncle Johns Band that sent shivers up my spine, when they were done Crosby says "Surprise!". Sorry I got off the subject but I had to share that. Anyways I know that being in a band is not your typical 9-5 job but it is still a job and working that much is not healthy its just not. I mean I thank him from the bottom of my heart but man take a little time off and get rested!!

"I've stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel. Can't win for tryin. Dust off those rusty strings just one more time. Gonna make em shine."

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It really pisses me off that Bobby even has to do a tour like this that would even make a young buck bushed. Is this the only way they can tour? I'd think they could take 2 or 3 days between shows and go out hiking and mt. biking in all the beautiful places they just passed through instead of being stuck on a damn bus all the time. It sucks seeing Bobby grinding himself down. Hopefully the day off has helped and they can make it through the rest of the tour. Don't do it again!!

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I agree with JackstrawfromCo. Bobby, please take care of yourself! We love the music but want you to be healthy so we can enjoy it for years to come! You also have a family that's depending on you. Jerry pushed himself too hard to keep touring. Please don't let the same thing happen to you. We love you and want you to be well.

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Colorado RatDog

The 2 shows were great and I thought they sounded pretty tight. The venues were let me say different for a lack of a better word. Both were beautiful settings and very small with their own set of little quirks. The most annoying of them was the curfews. I thought The Chautauqua was bad having to end at 11 but the Botanic Gardens had to be wrapped by 9:30!? Bizarre if you ask me. Jackie got pretty much screwed both nights and really, RatDog and Bobby are at their best when they aren't being rushed by a curfew and when they can play a full 2 sets and take a breather in between sets. Otherwise I really enjoyed both nights, probably Boulder the most.

I will agree that the band is tired and I would love for them ESPECIALLY Bobby to take a nice long rest, lay out on a Carribean beach for awhile. When we were leaving the Denver show I was waiting for my wife and daughter to hit the bathroom, then out of nowhere, Bobby comes walking right past me, like 2 feet away, towards the visitor center, at that time my wife had come out of the visitor and center and was heading right for him, before I could yell "Hey you are going to run into Bob Weir!" she saw him, stopped in her tracks and Bobby walked around her. I was at a loss for words and the only thing I could say was "Nice show Bobby". The sad thing is when he glanced at me he looked extremely tired and worn out. He seemed so tired that he could barely walk out of there. It kind of broke my heart at the same time as being thrilled that I was that close to him and being able to say a few words at him. My wife was also surprised by how frail he looked. I think RatDog wears him out with all of the singing he has to do. Man I sure hope he takes some time to rest up soon!! Take care of your self Bobby!!

"I've stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel. Can't win for tryin. Dust off those rusty strings just one more time. Gonna make em shine."

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Ratdog's Live Broadcast on Sirius The Grateful Dead Channel 8/31

I had the treat of listening to this show, Live Upstate,Ny in the comfort of my own living room, from Sirius Sattelite Radio. I always have The Sirius Grateful Dead Channel on, :) so I didnt miss the early start. I was pleasantly surprised to heard a crowd milling about, at around 9:30pm. I was expecting the Broadcast to start at 10PM Est. Right into a beautiful-vocally strong: Here Comes Sunshine ( Wake of the Flood ) and Bob Weir and Ratdog were off and running, straight into Easy Answers and then Queen Jane. What a strong 1-2- 3,the mix and acoustics on the Broadcast were fantatstic quality, so clear a strong mix, no white noise.Great to hear sound like this on the radio.To our suprise Lazy River Rd. and a rockin Jack Straw were next, Kenny Jeff Mark, just sounded wonderful in this mix and again the vocals were very strong with right- on harmonies. At this point I was dancing around my cluttered living room,barefoot, imagining what the Botanical Gardens look like.:)The drums and solos from - Jay and Robin were tight and uplifting, this show was really elevating and strong. More surprises- very well done The Weight, Pretty Peggy Oh ! and Terrapin, Lady with a Fan just tight and strong again, really fun ! The Stuff and jam was rockin, more dancing accross America in Garages cars and living rooms Im sure ! hee hee and then A Beautiful: Standing On The Moon, ( straight from Terrapin ) Johhny B. Goode too with Ripple for the 'icing on the cake' encore !I Was on the phone with some Ratdog.org -ers' and Dead.net ers' we all agreed this one could be a Ratdog's Greatest hits CD, we were ready to hear it again as soon as it ended, Quality- just a clear strong uplifting show ! all the way through Thank YOU ! Ratdoggies and Sirius. Rebroadcast today at 12 noon :) woo hoo !
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Denver

Turned on my radio at 6:52 and the show was already underway, missed HCS but heard it this morning. It was their 9th show in 11 days and and I think they're pushing themselves too much. I hope they get back home soon and get some rest. I'm glad I got to see the first two shows of the tour.

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