Ship of Fools? I love that song! Maybe it was the mention of all that water...anyway,for me a good break from dancing song would be China Doll, another slow one. I could see Black Peter being a good choice, too.
A seasoned micro brew aficionado might have known that 90 Shilling hadn't been invented yet!
On 7/8/78, the house beer at Redrocks was likely Colorado kool-aid from Clear Creek.
ratsnkats-> Don't blame the dude. He was listening to Ship of Fools at the time- that song will mess with you in more ways than you know. It can slow time waaaaaay down!
And let's be honest, when I use the right kind of party favors, I remember what the back of the person's head in front of me looked like. Images like that get etched in your brain!
that you drank at Red Rocks in 1978 you were using the wrong type of party favors. And that it got warm too?!? Come on Mannnnnnnnn.
Then again, I probably would have drank the beer before it could GET warm.....inducing a requirement for even MORE facilities utilization....
when I first believed you...
I remember my 90 Shillings beer got warm before the song was over at Redrocks in 1978.
Havin' spent WAAAY too much time on a "ship of fools"....
The only song I ever missed a moment of a Dead show for was "Ship Of Fools". I can enjoy it now when listening to shows, but live, my bladder created urine in an effort to get me to the bathroom. Otherwise, I was too obsessed to dare miss a note of music, which is why most of my setbreaks were spent waiting in line to pee.
Yeah I end up getting to know the bathroom really well by the time the show is done.
Damn weak bladder!
Gratefaldean - that's hilarious! Just don't do what I did a couple of Furthur shows ago and wait till the very end of the intermission before going to pee (at Red Rocks it can be a journey to the bathroom) and then just as you get there you hear the opening notes of Scarlet Begonias! Arrrrgghh! Talk about shake it shake it Sugaree and sprinting back to your seat haa!! =)
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Only a three hour show? You'd usually get around three hours of playing time. Never mind set breaks. Plus getting in a little early to make sure you don't miss the opener. Not at all uncommon to be inside the venue for four to four and a half hours. Sometimes even longer. Well, you did say you hadn't actually been to one, so I guess we cut you a pass there.
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