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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Black Peter

Cool song, not always well-played IMHO. But the other day I was listening to 8-6-74 RFK Stadium. Changed my whole outlook on the song. Jerry was brilliant!

Joined: Jun 25 2007
Hmmm...Black Peter - Revisionist History

I had heard so many Black Peter's that my friends would give me SERIOUS shit whenever the Boys would break into it. Then at Hampton in happened again! My friends pointing at me as Jerry sang..."Take a look at poor Peter..." I stood there...2 hits of blotter in, covering my face with my sweater. Suddenly...the first notes...Goin' Down the Road (My first...and at the time FAVORITE GD tune)...From the Outhouse to the Penthouse!!! Smokin version!!! After that...I never minded hearing "The Peter.".

First Set Pee - Minglewood...Rooster...Mexicalli...
Second Set Pee/Roll/Drink- High Time...Stella Blue (That song just KILLED the momentum)

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Joined: Jul 2 2007
Prize for Gypsy Soul

Do think you deserve a prize for that announcement, G.S.! Some bladder-shaped, Oscar-type trophy out of a hard material, symbolic of both your willpower and your iron bladder.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
what bathroom break

i don't think i ever used a bathroom while at a show. it must have been a mind-over-matter control type situation.
not healthy, i'm sure, but shouldn't i get some sort of prize for that????

stop the war now!!!!

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Remember Ice Cream Kid? That's me now!

So I was listening to 8/10/82 Iowa City and I was there and it was a great show and I'm listening to It Must Have Been The Roses and singing along and getting into it and then realized that this was my bathroom break song and I probably missed it and then that maybe the bathroom break that we all took was during the very best version of our bathroom break song ever and we would have loved that song and maybe it would have become one of our favorites but we will never know because we were on bathroom break.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself


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