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Okay, it wasn't ALL roses...

One of the subjects that came up behind the scenes the other day was how just about everybody had a particular song (usually found in the second set) that they regarded as the perfect opportunity to beat the restroom crowds, purchase another overpriced water bottle, or decide whether they just had to have that T-shirt. The perfect opportunity, in short, to be anywhere but in the hall listening to the tune.

In classic Deadhead fashion, it also came out that the same tune that sent one person running for the exits was the show's high point for another. So it goes. What's your experience?

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Me and my uncle....

...Is so mean, because it is all about the gold and he kills his uncle. And the heads start doing their cowboy square dancing thang. We'll I usually like to cruise around and check everybody out during cowboy songs.

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Got to agree with you Shaggy!

Dark Star is super magical, que no?

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Dark Star is not pee time...

Dark Star is walk around and smile at everybody and try to cool off time. Hey Now Saturday Night is head for the Ladies room and burn one while all the sweaty guys dance time. I guess it is because of the way just run out of lyrics and start screaming in Saturday night...yeah and it is so old rocker style. Peggy-oh is snugly wuggly time, hug em if you got em you know? And...let's see Althea is rover time, you got to check it all out and strut around. Okay?

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The same songs (more or less)

that caused lines at the bathrooms were the same at Furthur as GOGD
Estimated -- For Sure #1
cowboy songs - pick'em

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I don't have one, but...

my sister in law, who turned me on to the Dead when I was a teenager, has so many that I wonder if she actually likes the band at all. For her, it's Ramble on (to the bathroom) Rose, It Must Have Been the (Time to go pee) Roses, Desolation Blow, Half-Step to the Lou! I mean, I guess I can understand the slower stuff, though I LOVE IMHBTR, but Half-Step and Ramble On Rose! What is she talking about? (Love her anyway :)

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Days Between

Usually sends me to the bathroom. I always called that song the "set-killer".

"It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"

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I think I'd pee

During St. Johns Band too.. ???

"It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"

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Stardancer

No offense intended. To each his own. Like you said, it is all good. Just surprised, that's all.

"Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own."

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Dark Star

Sorry but Dark Star is not my trip, it is okay because the Dead sang it but I never got in to it. I perfer Trucking, China Doll, St. John 's Band and up lifting songs like that. Never could get into Dark Star. But it is what it is and it is all good.

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It pains me to even imagine

It pains me to even imagine a world where Dark Star would be used as an excuse to pee.

Even the bad ones, um, er, less than stellar ones, were so ripe with "potential" that to walk away would be unbearable.

Wow. Shows how subjective this whole ride is.

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