I know I sound like a snob, and I am sorry, but after reading this topic, I am relieved that I stopped going to live shows around 1983. I am glad that I never experienced a show where I wanted to escape the music. Believe me, I was occasionally disappointed (especially by an ill-timed Bobby song), but never wanted to miss a note or a beat. Even my least favorite Dead shows rank among the best times I had at any concert. Again, I ask the question: did the music deteriorate so badly?
"Victim" is obviously getting no love at all in this discussion. This being said/written, I'd escape to relieve myself during this song as well. Unfortunately most of the new songs were good reasons for bathroom breaks (minus Garcia's new tunes). Am I being too critical?
'What ever happened to his precious self-control?'
I was thinking about that one just the other day. Patience ran out on the junkie pretty fast at my house.
Never had a chance to see Jerry and the Boys, however, I believe I would run for the exit if they played "Victim or the Crime". I would run or at least curl up on the floor with my blankie. It was a crime to write that song and we are all victims.
Oh how I would love to have the oppurtuninty to be at a show and hold my break through any song
It's not that I have any particular aversion to the song mind you, but it became a joke between my friend Sue and myself. Every (and I mean every) show that we went to they played that song. We just got sick of hearing it. And despite my posted shows there were more than 3, way more. Anyway, JB.G was a good excuse to dance all the wat to the loo!
I make it a point to give everything a chance, but nothing makes my blatter shink like "I Know You Rider". It's a good song, but a little redundent.
During 93 and 94 I fought the Law made me run like the wind, It was usually a closer but I ran anytime it was played, What I wouldn't give to hear dear old Jerry sing it one more time.
Have a Grateful Day
made me have to go...
Yeah, I had a couple "least favorites", but topping the list was Brent's ballad that usually made me want to take myself home.