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thndrbill's picture
Joined: Oct 17 2007
Sometimes it was them and sometimes me

It wasn't any individual song for me so much as the connection I was feeling with the band and the room. Sometimes the magic was there and other times no. I would say that through the 70s I don't remember ever leaving early. That changed. As the drugs really took hold of Jerry it got harder to me to really connect with what they were doing. There would be moments, but a lot of it was hard to watch and listen to. I kept going tough, hanging on those moments when it was still magical.

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Joined: Sep 30 2007

Corrinna not only drove me to the bathroom, it eventually drove me away from the band. After six years and appx 50 shows it was Corinna and Easy Answers. There was a five show stretch one tour where I saw these songs entirely too much.

Another song that would always send me out was Victim or the Crime. That one always freaked me out! So dark and depressing. Way too metallic (whatever that means) It sounded like a war machine bearing down on you. I 'm not intentionally calling out Bobby songs but that's just the way it was and is.

Later folks

Joined: Oct 5 2007
everyones done peeing

in my first years of going to shows i would drop alil'dose and not my bladder held up.but however if ya gotta go well than go if it was to the point my bladder was gonna burst and id have 'TEARS ROLLIN DOWN MY FACE'when id go you cant stop natrual body functions.not cool,i could always hear and enjoy the show wheather i was watching them on stage ,in the hall,or at outdoor shows.,walking around hanging out w/friends looking at the vendorshad a blast always.i will not sacrafice the dead over pain from holding it in to long.but drumz/space would be a better time .anytime is a good time if ya cant hold it any longer.expecially when they would do touch of grey.hey how about a TOPIC WORST DEAD SONGS'that would be #1 in my book.CHEEEEEZZZZY!!!!

Joined: Sep 24 2007
Pee Break/Leap from Seat Songs

hi yas......ya....this is a good topic......i would say my revved up rock out attitude took a major dive when the Boys played Stella Blue......that one always kinda brought me down a peg or three......Leap from my seat jams would be Scarlet Begonias.....Deal....China Cat.....and a few others i cant think of and peace to all.....Jim

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Joined: Aug 31 2007
leave,leave, for pssakes leave

i'll never get this sorted out, how many of y'all -spent - those scrambling brain cells; actually taking a pss break to a contemplation level for your brain to ponder. Going to the rest seat should always "Depend" if you "Depended" enough, or am I and that female astronaut the only 2 to ,,,,,,,,,well,, that "Dependz".. tink about dit. maan !!!!!

Joined: Aug 16 2007
"Standing On The Moon"

"Standing At The Urinal"

A Hunter/Garcia swing and a miss if there ever was one. -OR-
Their pitch that was 'Just a Bit Outside."
They swung for the fences and instead hit a broken-bat two-hopper to the second sacker.

No big deal. Nobody bats 1.000.

Steve-O's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Drumz and Space

Always drumz and Space, If I had to go. Liked watching drumz for awhile, but then it was just to much boredom. I always thought that that was the part of the show that would put people to sleep. Just my humble opinion though.

loonyj's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2007
Drums, no offense Jay

For me this was the time and place. Unfortunately it seemed the same for a lot of others.

Watch each card and play it slow.

msgsec74's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
There was "Cowboy Time"

I had a few songs like that for the 1st set. There was "Cowboy Time" Bobbys' country 2-fers. Also the straight ahead rock tunes at the end of the 1st set like "Don't Ease" or "Might As Well" or "Promised Land". It wasn't because I didn't like those tunes, it's because they weren't "Jam" songs. These were only when I really had to go and didn't want to deal with the crowds during the break.
If I had to go during a "Jam" song in the second set, I'd go during the more structured part of the song. For example, on 3/29/90 After the "Eyes" that opened the 2nd set I thought to myself "I do need a better spot, The next song is Jerrys' call, they haven't done "Dark Star" yet this tour, and If there was ever a night they had one in them it's tonight" So during the verses of "Estimated" I got myself a little closer to the stage.
I never went during drums and space becasue I didn't like the crowds, and I used to make up names for Drums/Space
At the end of the 2nd set there were a few tunes that made me look for my coat right away. The first on that list is "Throwing Stones" I'd pick up my coat and ask me friends "What gate are we parked by?" Does anyone else at Giants Stadium 6/6/1993 remeber the crowd groaning at the begining of "Throwing"
"Sugar Mag" and "Lovelight" I wasn't always in the mood for, it depended on the show. On 9/10/1991 I stayed for that "Lovelight"
When ever I hear "Touch Of Grey" the first thing that pops into my head is "The guards are leaving soon do I want a better spot?"
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Joined: May 26 2007

Oh. no way could I not be in the hall for Stella Blue.

But really, had I know the magnitude of my sin, I don't think I'd have admitted here that I never liked Black Peter. I had no idea folks felt that strongly about it!


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