The band says Happy New Year with an announcement of almost twenty shows in April and May. More details to come!
I'm sure I"m not the only one, but after listening all night on Saturday and hearing Phil do his donor rap, then hearing Mickey come out and thank the crew...I just couldn't help but feel sad that this tour was done. Like the others before me - THANK YOU BOYS FOR A REAL GOOD TIME. I can't even put into words what this band and this community means to me, and I just feel extremely blessed to be a part of it. Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile!~Tam
Well....How to put into words. I just finished seeing both Shoreline shows and the Gorge. My last experience with any Dead members was Phil and Friends w/Bob Dylan at the Gorge in 2000, before that was West Coast 1995 ending with the last Jerry show in the Bay Area at Shoreline. I was thrilled, to say the least...every aspect went off without a hitch. The shows were fantastic, better musically then I could have dreamed. Each show had a stellar highlight, but if I had to chose a favorite, I would say the first Shoreline show. Help/Slip/F.T opener, and we knew we were in for a nice ride. Too much to relay and reflect on...so I will just say, take what Mickey said to heart...take this good feeling out into our communities...build on the dream...live your life like the planet depended on you.
Supertaks: outstanding!! glad you had a real good time! peace.
thor369 - I'm still waiting for my two Chicago show downloads that were ordered May 3rd! Hope your wife is better. I thought all the shows were just awesome. Thanks guys for giving us the magic again. Sure would be nice to hear the Chicago shows and relive some nice memories again.
I feel the same way, could never have said it any better. Great post!
pm me the details. We're working on this one.
Chicago was incredible... 20 years since since my love's and mine last show but with one more in tow - our 11 year old son whose favorite song right now is Throwing Stones. All with a different yet better spirit. The magic was back. It does remind me of reading a book where you don't understand the words and you go back later and understand it even more after life experience. I started reading the book long ago and loved it - and It means even more now. The shows brought smiles, healing and joy. Peace Mike P.S. Please Tour again !!!! - You are beautiful together ! Such a long long time to be gone and a short time to be there
thor369 - I'm still waiting for my two Chicago show downloads that were ordered May 3rd! Hope your wife is better. she is doing much better. it was an asthma and panic attack type combo, scary stuff. my CD isnt a download, it was a CD i paid for, at the show, they was recording off the mixing boards, and pressing official show CD's on the spot for $25, with show date, and place, on official The Dead CDs. it is why i dont want the download to replace my CD, my puter dont have good speakers, and i only listen to my CDs in my car, or my headset CD player. i cant reburn 1 on my puter, and it isnt the official CD with the printed faces on them.
Maybe I should of gone for the CDs too!
Not sure if this is the appropriate forum to use but I'm sure Marye will let me know. I just went to the GDTS TOO website for the first time in years to see about Ratdog tix and was amazed at what i found. It prompted me to send them the following... Please don't take offense. Just a little constructive criticism. It's been many years since I've visited your site. Back in the day I thought it was the greatest thing ever. The days of calling the hotline every day sometimes multiple times were over, but come on guy's, your site is really quite primitive by today's standards. To my dismay, when I tried to fill out the credit card form I discovered it wasn't interactive. I consider myself a caveman for not having a printer/copier/scanner combo, but times are tough. I don't even know where to find a fax machine. Aren't we supposed to be a paperless society by now? This planet needs all the trees she can produce. The decorative envelopes are still very cool, and should be an option, but how about an online interactive version of the envelope? I'm sure there are thousands of heads out there into web design who would be willing to collaborate and put something together for you. I'm not a designer myself but I'm willing to help wherever I can. Just something to consider. Peace and much thanks for all you do. So this would be a shout out to all of you webmasters out there if they are receptive. I know youre out there, a simple Google search for anything Dead related shows me there's some mad skills out there. I have not recieved a response yet, but when I do I'll post it.
My sentiments exactly. It was a bittersweet night. Very cool to stay up until 3 am+ listening to the whole show, with great interviews and commentary thrown in during the set break. But it was so great to back out there catching 4 shows, eagerly anticipating seeing the setlists of the shows I didn't catch each morning, listening to the downloads etc. I'm going to miss all that. I'm firmly in the camp that thinks the music has changed/evolved in a great way....new sounds, tunes I never thought I'd get to hear live, Rhythm Devils taking it to new heights each night etc etc. Warren and Jeff are as good as it gets in the post Jerry/Brent/Keith/Pigpen era, which is to say they're both amazing musicians who fit right into the fabric of the band and helped to make the magic each night. Jeff is a monster on the keys and Warren managed to channel the ghosts of Jerry/Brent/Pigpen in his paying and singing while keeping it new and fresh and his own as well. Branford's interview during the set break was spot on: they're older, they've each gone on to do new things are are coming at playing together from a new angle, pushing the boundaries and not just treading the worn path. By the time they got to the Gorge, they seem to have all completely melded musically and got the bugs all worked out. We may not see them out on the road two thirds of the year anymore....at least as The Dead, but I gotta think the fun they seemed to be having along with the embrace of the fans will pull them back for another go around or two down the road. And yes, it was really cool to hear Mickey thank the crew and bring them out onstage for some well deserved applause. I've seen them with Jerry from the early 80's onward, seen Phil and his band, Ratdog, the Dead 2003/4 and I can say I had as good a time at these shows and I've had at any. All different, all excellent and all the music of the Grateful Dead which is what it's all about. Thanks guys!
Well, the Spring Tour 2009 is in the bag and was definitely one for the books! That's for sure. I know a lot of people might think the Dead are dead without certain members, and to be honest, the last couple of tours the Dead have done were great experiences for me, but I always felt like people were "sitting in" to fill some big shoes left behind. Even Warren, in 2004, felt like he was filling in. So I went to the LA Forum show expecting what we got in 04. Oh how wrong I was! That first throat grabbing chord of the show was like the band was saying to everyone in the Forum, "Listen up people! We're not f*#cking around here, we're here to play so let's get down to it!" And then BOOM, right into that unreal VLB groove, with a beat that you just had to move to. I have been doing tours since the late 70's/early 80's and to my ears, this band has never been better. On the one hand, they're tighter, yet they're also looser. I cant explain it, and honestly, that's about the best one can say about the Dead when they're really "on", "well, I cant explain it man, you just have to experience it..." ;) I've been keeping up with the Tour, listening to the shows online as the Tour progressed and the first half was just okay for me. But in LA it felt like something happened that night and everything the boys had been striving for just all fell into place that night. The Forum felt like an old school East Coast indoor arena show, complete with rabid, hardcore heads that were so grateful to be back at the party again. This was not a "best of" tour. This was a "here's who we are now, dig it" tour, and man did I love what I heard on the West Coast leg of this Tour. That night in LA, I realized that Warren and Jeff no longer felt like they were filling in for anyone anymore. The *were* the Dead just as much as Bobby, Phil, Billy or Mickey are. To me, the Dead has always been a band in flux. There have been so many iterations of them I've sort of lost count. So to those who lament a Jerryless Dead, all I can say is, you don't know what you're missing. Sure I miss Jerry and I miss Brent. But the Dead as they are right now? Sound the best I've ever heard them and they're not stale, they're still out there pushing the envelope and really, isn't that what this is all about? So yeah, I no longer get weepy when I hear Brokedown Palace or Ripple or Box of Rain. I just revel in the fact that I get to experience this amazing thing we call The Dead, once again. And I am truly Grateful. One final comment...It felt so great to experience Shakedown once again and the lot scenes in LA and the Gorge were excellent. Like some upthread said, I found my self also saying things, and using expressions that I haven't used in a long time...It felt good to have the tribe back together again, didn't it?!
I just loved reading them, I think we all share the same sentiments only you guys know how to verbalize it better than I. But everytime I read one of your reflections or thoughts, I keep thinking "yeah, that's what I feel like"! Anyway, just wanted to throw it out there. ~Tam
I totally agree with you. This is not the Grateful Dead it is The Dead. 2 pretty different bands really. Both grate in there own special ways (I know that sounds a little cheesy but hey it is true). It is impossible to replace Jerry and his unique guitar, vocals, perspective and soul are missed believe me. But if you went in to this tour with an open mind I just don't see how you could have been disappointed. I was not a Warren fan going in but coming out I am a huge fan. He made this tour folks just admit it. He brought his own style to the mix, he wasn't trying to be Jerry he wasn't trying to sound like him and he wasn't just sitting in filling space. There were times when he sounded hauntingly similar to Jerry (China Doll, Morning Dew for example), times when he sounded very soulful like Brent and times when he has just being Warren. He really moved me and not unlike what Jerry used to do for me. That is where I will disagree with Peggy-O, I was almost in tears several times. The same could be said for Jeff too. He brought his own style and it fit in beautifully. I love Ratdog and Phil and Friends and all but there is something special and kind of hard to explain when they are all together, then throw in Billy and Mickey and the raw power is back!! What also returned was the lot scene. Walking through the lots at Shoreline and Washington seriously made me feel like 20 years old again. I felt like I was back where I belong, and that is a very special feeling I will hold onto forever. They played this tour with emotion and power and they were as tight as I have ever heard them.. EVER. There were shows in the 90's with Jerry that didn't have a fraction of the power, emotion, magic or energy these guys are holding right now. Some of those shows felt like they were just going through the motions. NOT in 2009!! They hit this tour with a sense of "We are still the kings of the jam bands, and now we are going to show you". Sure some shows were better than others that is how it always was, is and will be. That's why I always suggest to catch as many Dead shows as possible because that one magical show that touches your soul and changes your life is out there. Although I haven't heard any of the shows from this tour that I would consider to be "bad". All I can say is "When can we do this again??" Seriously!! "Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space. It rainbow then exploded, left a bus stop in its place. The bus come by and I got on, thats when it all began. It was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land"
We all had a real good time, didn't we? And I really enjoyed "meeting" and sharing the experience with you folks. I hope we have a chance to do it again soon, and I'm sure looking forward to RatDog this summer!
Well, I feel a want for more, but know I am fortunate for the shows I was able to see (8 including Penn State). Then again, I need time to save up some money, as it sure wasn't cheap or without sacrifice (well worth it though, just saying...).The last show at the Gorge was fantastic for so many reasons. It turned out to be a 80 degree day, met some awesome Washington State folks, was center stage 7 rows back, and it was our 3rd wedding anniversary! Was a grate trip, we flew in to Seattle and picked up a rental vehicle in the pouring rain. Drove to Moses Lake to be closer to the venue so we wouldn't have to drive so far when they opened, and ended up driving through quite a snowstorm through the cascade mountains. It was surprising to see, as it was snowing so hard that it was accumulating on the roadway and we certainly didn't expect it. Fortunately, we drove out of that, and the weather improved. And as I mentioned, the day of the show was 80 and sunny! Back home on the east coast now and reading others viewpoints of the shows here. Love hearing about them. My take on the shows are that they definitely got better as the tour went on. Of particular note, I got to see the progression of Warren as he took more of a stage presence as the tour went on. The gorge show was definitely a rock star Warren night IMO. He was on fire, first with the Allman's, and seemed to pick up steam with the Dead. My appreciation for him has definitely grown, and I now count myself as a huge Warren fan. LOVED his version of Althea that night, do I dare say even more then bobby's from earlier in the tour!? Anyway, thought I'd share just a bit now that the ride is over (for now). I am anxiously waiting for Rothbury, and at the same time glad that I have a little time to save up for it! Will probably end up having to skip a couple other shows I had planned on attending (DSO), but I do love those outdoor Dead shows! And as far as the Gorge goes, what a FANTASTIC venue! Would love to do that again if the opportunity arises. Now I feel the need to check out Red Rocks, as I have heard that setting is just as nice, but due to the distance, it would take The Dead to play there to really motivate me, thus the reason I am going to Rothbury. It was so nice to be part of the scene again, to be around so many newer, young folks intermingled with us older, still very much young at heart ones. Never would have thought that there would be another opportunity for a tour, never mind just a nostalgic show, but now I am thinking, how could they not do this again. I mean, it truly was a win-win. The band and all that are employed to stage the tour certainly made some money, but even more importantly, they all seemed to be having a most excellent time up there, and those of us that were fortunate enough to catch a show, know everyone else was digging it. So boys, if any of you actually find time to read any of these postings, lets do more together, as I for one will agree to do my part, which is attend show(s) that are feasible and be a part of the lovely deadhead community to welcome the next generation in with open arms. Speaking of this, at the Gorge show there was a 18 year old high schooler that convinced his dad to bring him, and that kid really got it! It was fun watching him react to the band and crowd. This is how it will never die. Musicians, sure, but the music will be passed on. Please bring on another tour! See ya at Rothbury!
Man, I can't wait till the morning I wake up and see the forum topic that says "THE DEAD TO TOUR IN FALL" :) I can almost say that this could definately happen:) The vibes on this site alone are offf the scales man. Everybodys reviews from the shows they attended seem fantastic. Special thanks to Charlie Miller for letting all us heads listen to some really great music off archives:) Everyone keep ur fingers crossed for the fall and I hope to see you all in the lots:)Peace- Moye
Is there any chance we get the list of material they use for ligthts on tour?
I just left the following on the “Shout Outs” page"Yo Godspal! You ever even been to a show with Jerry? Yea it was bigger and better..... after 25 years! Who cares about bigger and better, and the definition of cover band is a band that covers other peoples songs just the way they were done by the original. If you think that the Dead are a cover band then so is Van Halen (running with the devil and most of the songs on their 1st album are old 30s blues songs) and the Rolling Stones and Clapton and Led Zeppelin, and many other bands that take songs that they like or admire and redo them. So the Dead would have to be a tribute band.... but the core members are all in the band so it's a tribute to themselves! Like most people that claim to be Christians you sure are quick to judge. I see 2 to 3 hundred bands a year working. From the 29th of April to the 12th of May I worked Neil Young, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Chesney and Billy Joel/Elton John. I took the time in all that to drive 7 hours to Chicago for the show on the 4th and to fly to Mountainview for the show on the 10th. The rest of the month will include Andre Rieu, Yani and Sugarland. Next month is a bunch of other national acts. I CHOOSE TO SEE THE DEAD BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL, HANDS DOWN, THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD. i'LL TAKE TIME OUT OF MY LIFE ANYTIME THEY PLAY TO SEE THEM." I left it in response to someone calling this band a cover band. Sooo maybe I'm a little rabid but I am one loyal Motherf#%*er and I won't apologize for my response. I will say thank you to the band for lighting that space in my heart that has been dark for so long. Thanks for validating my conception of what the Dead means to me with my wife and my grown kids that have lived on the peripheral of my relationship with this huge part of my soul but now have experienced it. After Chicago my wife said “I Get It” she felt the magic. Same in Mountainview with my boys, 25 and 22 that have lived with this all their lives, listen to the music and now know the feeling. I meant what I said, this band, not the Grateful Dead, but the Dead is the best band in the world. If the Grateful Dead could be here then that might not be the case but that will never happen. It’s funny that the Grateful Dead went through what a handful of keyboard changes and there wasn’t a question of who they were. I hope that when other band members pass (you know… the wheel thing) that the band still plays the songs that I so want to hear and new ones that will reflect the band at that time with the same magic as in 69, 79, 89 or 09. I also hope when I’m gone that my children and my children’s children have the same opportunity to feel the magic.
Sure do miss getting on Dead.net and checking the setlists and reviews.. All i gotta say is, "I wanna thank You, For a Real Good Time!."
anybody have a list of all the songs that they played this tour? it was something like 150 different songs. not the setlists, but you know, like an alphabetical list. or a website that listed them? please? peace.
Zombie d Wulf has a list posted of all the songs. I just cant' remember which page/thread he posted it on???? "Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space. It rainbow then exploded, left a bus stop in its place. The bus come by and I got on, thats when it all began. It was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land"
Are on the tour page. Thanks, Z D W Nice Job!
'you sending the wolf?' muchas garcias amigos!! got it, thanks and many kudos to Zombie d'wolf for compiling that list. I'll put it here again for the sake of simplicity: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (acoustic) 2 Alabama Getaway (Warren vocals) 2,9 All Along The Watchtower 1 Alligator 6 Althea 5 Bertha 3 Big Boss Man 3 Big Railroad Blues 2 Big River 7 Bird Song 5 Born Cross-Eyed 6 Box of Rain 8 Brown Eyed Women 4,9 Built To Last 8 Candyman 8 Casey Jones 5 Cassidy< br>2 Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) 1,8 China Cat Sunflower 5 Cold Rain and Snow 5 Come Together 2 Comes A Time 5 Cosmic Charlie 1 Cumberland Blues 5 Crazy Fingers 3 Cream Puff War 6 Dancin in the street 5 Dark Star 2,9 Days between 5 Deal 6 Death don't have no mercy 9 Dire Wolf 8 Doin' That Rag 3 Don't ease me in 9 Dupree's Diamond Blues 5 Easy Wind (Warren vocals) 2,9 Estimated Prophet 1 Eyes of the World 7 Feel Like A Stranger 5 Fire On The Mountain (Warren vocals) 6 Foolish Heart 3 Franklin's Tower 1 Good Lovin' 6 Good Morning Little Schoolgir 6 Glory Road (acoustic) 2 G-L-O-R-I-A 3 Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 5,9 Hell In A Bucket 6 Help On The Way 1 Here Comes Sunshine 6 He's Gone 1 High Time 3 Iko Iko 8 I Need A Miracle 1 I Know You Rider 5 Into The Mystic 5 It's All Over Baby Blue 1,9 Jack Straw 1,9 Johnny B Goode 5 King Solomon's Marbles 2 Knockin' On Heaven's Door 9 Lazy River Road 2 Let It Grow 6 Liberty 8 Looks like rain 9 Loose Lucy 7 Loser 7 Lost Sailor 9 Lovelight 6 Maggie's Farm 7 Mason's Children 3 Me and Bobby McGee 7 Me and My Uncle 8 Midnight Hour 8 Milestone 5 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 3 Momma Tried 7 Mountains of the Moon 5 Mr. Charlie 8 New Potato Caboose 1 New Minglewood Blues 4 New Speedway Boogie 3 Not Fade Away 4 One more Saturday night 5 Passenger 2 Peggy-O (acoustic) 2,9 Playing In The Band 3,7 Pride of Cucamonga 2 Promised land 7 Ramble On Rose 7 Revolution 8 Ripple 2 Saint of Circumstance 9 Samson And Delilah 1,6 Satisfaction 6 Scarlet Begonias 6 Shakedown Street 1 Slipknot! 1,6 Smokestack Lightning 7 So Many Roads 8 Stagger Lee 8 Standing On The Moon 3 Stella Blue 7 St. Stephen 3 Sugar Magnolia (with Tipper Gore on drums) 2 Sugaree 4 Tennessee Jed 8 Terrapin Station 5 The Eleven 3 The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) 8 The Other One 4 The Music Never Stopped 1 The Wheel 6 They Love Each Other 7 Throwing Stones 4 Touch Of Grey 1,9 Truckin' 1,7 Unbroken Chain 4 Uncle John's Band 2,6 Viola Lee Blues 4 Weather Report Suite Part 1,8 West LA Fadeaway 4 When I Paint My Masterpiece 9 SPACE/RHYTHM DEVILS ARE A GIVEN 123 songs, 15 repeats thanks again to the wolf.
I wanna start a petition for The Dead to play Fenway Park in September.....Who's with me?
September would still be 2009 wouldn't it? I dont care when they play the park...I just want them to! :-) Or id settle for a six show run at Tweeter Center in Mansfield,Mass....Sweet parking lots....Great venue!!
i would rather see them play tweeter...no lot at fenway....hey how about six flags near springfield they have lots of fun rides
Hey, I was noticing that song list posted above is not a complete list of all the shows they played. It was probably accurate at one point in the tour, but did not include some of the shows at the end of the tour.Just thought I'd share.
drats. let me see if I can dig up the complete list. nice catch, leshweir. apologoies for any confusion. peace.
Standing on the corner- into a vialo lee blues, Now that would of been sweet:)Peace- Moye
Can't believe they didn't play Stuck Inside A Mobile...(even tho its a Dylan tune)Peace- Moye
here is the real list, please ignore that other one, I fucked up when I posted that, as WeshLeir pointed out, apologies all around for any confusiion... I never was too good at them reading comprehension tests is my only excuse. again, BIG THANKS and kudos to Zombie D'wulf for putting the list together: SONG SHOW # A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (acoustic) 2,16 Alabama Getaway (Warren vocals) 2,9 All Along The Watchtower 1,11,16 Alligator 6,14 Althea 5,15,22 Bertha 3,11,19 Big Boss Man 3 Big Railroad Blues 2 Big River 7 Bird Song 5,12,20 Black Peter 11,19 Born Cross-Eyed 6,10,16,21 Box of Rain 8,14,16,22 Brokedown Palace 10,17 Brown Eyed Women 4,9,15 Built To Last 8,16 Candyman 8 Casey Jones 4,13,18 Cassidy 2,10,20 Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) 1,8,14,19 China Cat Sunflower 5,10.16,21 China Doll 18 Cold Rain and Snow 4,14 Come Together 2,17 Comes A Time 4,14 Cosmic Charlie 1,10,19 Cumberland Blues 4,11,15,18 Crazy Fingers 3,13,18,22 Cream Puff War 6 Cryptical Envelopment 10,15 Dancin in the street 5,17 Dark Star 2,9,12,19,22 Days between 5,13,22 Deal 6,13,21 Dear Mr. Fantasy 12,21 Death Don't Have No Mercy 9 Deep Elem Blues 18 Dire Wolf 8,22 Doin' That Rag 3,13 Don't Ease Me In 9 Dupree's Diamond Blues 5,14 Easy Wind (Warren vocals) 2,9,18 Estimated Prophet 1,12,21 Eyes of the World 7,12,22 Feel Like A Stranger 5,12,18 Fire On The Mountain (Warren vocals) 6,19,21 Fire On The Mountain (w/ Branford Marsalis) 12 Foolish Heart 3 Franklin's Tower 1,12,15,20 Friend Of The Devil 14,21 Gimme Shelter 10,20 Good Lovin' 6,15,20 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 6,15 Glory Road (acoustic) 2,11 G-L-O-R-I-A 3 Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 5,9,16 Greatest Story Ever Told 11 Hard To Handle 14 Hell In A Bucket 6,17,22 Help On The Way 1,15,20 Here Comes Sunshine 6 He's Gone 1,10,15 High Time 3,12 Iko Iko 8,16 I Need A Miracle 1,16 I Know You Rider 5,13,17,21 Imagine 16 Into The Mystic 4,16,22 It’s All Over Now 7 It’s All Over Now Baby Blue 9 Jack Straw 1,9,14,21 Johnny B Goode 5 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 22 King Solomon's Marbles 2,11,18 Knockin' On Heaven's Door 9 Lady With A Fan 21 Lazy River Road 2 Let It Grow 6 Liberty 8,16 Little Red Rooster 11 Looks Like Rain 9 Loose Lucy 7,14,22 Loser 7,18 Lost Sailor 9,18 Maggie's Farm 7 Mason's Children 3,15,21 Me and Bobby McGee 7 Me and My Uncle 8,18 Mexicali Blues 16 Midnight Hour 8 Milestone 5,12 Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 3,14 Momma Tried 7 Morning Dew 15,21 Mountains of the Moon 5 Mr. Charlie 8,17 New Potato Caboose 1,12,21 New Minglewood Blues 4 New Speedway Boogie 3,14,19 Not Fade Away 4,18 One more Saturday night 5,10,15,19,22 Passenger 2,22 Peggy-O (acoustic) 2,9,16 Playing In The Band 3,7,14 Playing In The Band (Reprise) 14 Pride of Cucamonga 2,13.16 Promised land 7 Ramble On Rose 7,13,18 Revolution 8,15 Ripple 2,11,18 Row Jimmy 11 Saint of Circumstance 9,18 Samson And Delilah 1,6,11,15 Satisfaction 6,19 Scarlet Begonias 6,12,19,21 Shakedown Street 1,10,14,19 Ship Of Fools 10,21 Sittin' On Top Of The World 13 Slipknot! 1,6,15,20 Smokestack Lightning 7 So Many Roads 8 Stagger Lee 8 Standing On The Moon 3,16,21 Stella Blue 7 St. Stephen 3,10,15,20 Sugar Magnolia (with Tipper Gore on drums) 2 Sugar Magnolia 14,20 Sugaree 4,10,20 Tennessee Jed 8,17 Terrapin Station 5,13,21 The Eleven 3,10,20 The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) 8,17 The Other One 4,10,15,20 The Music Never Stopped 1,13,22 The Weight 11,18 The Wheel 6,13 They Love Each Other 7,17 Throwing Stones 4,17 Till The Morning Comes 11 Tomorrow Never Knows 11 Touch Of Grey 1,9,13,17,20 Truckin' 1,7,17 Turn On Your Love Light 6,12 Unbroken Chain 4,10,17,20 Uncle John's Band 2,6,10,15,20 US BLUES 12,21 Viola Lee Blues 4,11,19 Wang Dang Doodle 16 Weather Report Suite Part 1 8,17 West LA Fadeaway 4,11,16 Wharf Rat 19 When I Paint My Masterpiece 9 Whiskey in the Jar 18 Women Are Smarter 13,22 space/ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,910.11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22 rhythm devils drums 1,2,3,45,6.7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22 DRUMS WITH Fire dance 20 SHOW NUMBERS #1. 4/12 Greensbor , NC #2. 4/14 Washington, DC #3. 4/15 Charlottesville, VA #4. 4/17 Albany, NY #5. 4/18 Worcester, MA #6. 4/19 Worcester, MA #7. 4/21 Buffalo, NY #8 . 4/22 Wilkes-Barre, PA #9. 4/24 Uniondale NY #10 . 4/25 New York, NY #11. 4/26 Hartford, CT #12. 4/28 E. Rutherford, NJ *With Branford Marsalis #13. 4/29 E. Rutherford, NJ #14. 5/1 Philadelphia, PA #15. 5/2 Philadelphia, PA #16. 5/4 Chicago, IL #17. 5/5 Chicago, IL #18. 5/7 Denver, CO #19. 5/9 Los Angeles CA #20. 5/10 Mountain View, CA #21. 5/14 Mountain View, CA #22. 5/16 Quincy, WA thanks to Zombie D' Wulf for making this list. ( -; peace.
153 different songs I counted, not including drums/space.Not bad for a bunch of guys in there 60's, eh?
one more correction for the wolf's list, there were fire dancers at both shows, 20 and 21. thankx ((((katrinka)))) peace.
Wishing all of you a safe and happy memorial day.:)Peace- Moye
....Cant wait to see that on here!!!!
my touring days are behind me, but I wouldn't mind some hometown shows!
there is something special about traveling to another part of the country to see the boys. It gives a chance to appreciate other parts of the country (or more appreciate your own part!) and meet some really cool people along the way.I was fortunate to be able to go see the last show at the Gorge, and got more then my money's worth. What a gorgeous venue and the landscape driving through the cascade mountains was impressive. My wife & I made a mini vacation out of it, and probably would not have gone to that area of the country if it wasn't for the show that brought us there. The same holds true for the Penn State show. Even some of the venues I have visited in the past was neat to return to after many years. The Spectrum shows in Philly stands out as they will tear it down this year and it was cool seeing what changes in the area have taken place since the last time I was there many yerars ago. I would LOVE for my wife & I to be able to visit Jamaica and would be more likely to visit there over other islands if I knew I could also see the boys there as well. How cool would that be! It's like getting a bonus for the money to travel there. I know, Ratdog is going back there, which would be very cool. The cost is a bit much for us though sadly. Now that would be a super cool show(s) to be miracled! I can dream anyway! Otherwise, due to money and time, I can understand wanting them to play in your hometown, I would go if they came to mine, but also would try to travel a ways to experience them in someone else's back yard. Maybe yours someday? ;)
but I did mine in the '80s! And now I am old! And like to stay home!
I saw my first show in the 80's, but only feel old when around those much younger and I have learned NOT to try too hard to keep up!But I understand marye, I also enjoy being home. It sure was nice though getting out during this tour and doing a little traveling. Expensive, but that also is kinda relative, so long as the bills get paid (you can't take it with ya, but maybe the memories??). Looking forward to seeing the boys on the 4th of July!! Lets hope for nice weather!
I'm down,Like a clown, Charlie Brown:):):) Peace- Moye
They came in Montréal ONE DAY in 1967. I was 13 and not even lived there. Lucky people with hometown show. Share the LOVE.
Hey now George, I hope you know than I'm generally in your corner, but, will Fenway hold us all? I am just thinking about how painful it would be to not be able to get tickets in our own backyard. I think I might like your first thought of The Gardens (or whatever the hell they call it now) better, if only for the grater seating capacity. And if we're talking Sept, how about 9/29/09? That would be the 25th of a certain old couple of Dead fans:) Hey, it never hurts to dream!
dreaming is free... but a bit of a reality check, if you don't mind... http://ratdog.org/tour/ Weir is on tour much of the summer though... still no word on the usual Fall Philathons as of yet... soooo; in all honesty, I wouldn't really expect any Dead fall tour. (if I make such a BOLD statement like the above, fate is destined to prove me wrong!!, sweet, Lord, prove me wrong, please. pretty please with sugar on top, prove me wrong) ( -:
With RatDog's and the Allman's schedule. But ol Bobby is the master of surprises (and endurance)! :-) I think there is definitely a very good chance they will tour Spring 2010. Right boys?? Spring 2010? :-) "Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space. It rainbow then exploded, left a bus stop in its place. The bus come by and I got on, thats when it all began. It was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land"
Spring tour AFTER a cool NYE show!! pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!!
Wouldn't it be cool for them to make an announcement at Rothbury regarding an upcoming tour. That would be such an extra-special Independance Day, don't ya think!
even better, WeshLeir!! that would be so much better!!!
we're up to 3000 posts in this thread. Marye needs a good excuse to start another one! C'mon boys, announce a smattering of late fall dates, another wild NYE jam-boree and big plans for next year! Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.