As widely reported in various venues, the boys, or some of them at least, will be playing the Obama inaugural ball tomorrow night. By suggestion: what should they play? what WILL they play?
Dont know wat channel it will be on, but as for set list, hmmmmmmm.... Id definitely say Touch Of Grey would be in there somewhere. Viola Lee Blues would be a killer encore!!!IVE GOT A FRIEND SOMEWHERE..... Phatmoye
Brokedown Palace, Blues for Allah, Friend of the Devil, Hell in a Bucket, Ship of Fools, He's Gone, U.S. Blues... "The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey
I can see U.S. Blues for sure. Especialy the way the econamys going and the recession that were in.I've got a friend somewhere ........ Phatmoye
is this going to be broadcasted???
...so I'm duplicating my misplaced post in the Dead Spring tour forum. Here goes: I wouldn't expect to see the Dead's appearance on TV, DC is filthy with inaugural balls (there are several just in the Convention Center), and the Mid-Atlantic isn't one of the more famous. The Neighborhood Ball will get the most media attention, since almost-President Obama just created it for us common folk. It is being televised, and will air live on ABC 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. The Commander-in-Chief's Ball is televised to armed forces and some cable systems on the Pentagon Channel. The Youth Inaugural Ball will be broadcast on MTV channels around the world. The show airs at 10:00 p.m. EST/ 7:00 p.m. PST. Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy and Kanye West will be performing. Maybe MTV will catch some Dead video, but they're not covering the whole show, and the Youth Ball isn't at the Convention Center like the Mid-Atlantic. Getting around DC is probably pretty difficult around party time. The rest of the balls are the regional ones, there's one for each of the Prez and VP home states, and then the Eastern, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West, Southern and Western Balls, each covering groups of states and US territories. Other than news clips I don't recall seeing much of these other soirees on TV; maybe there will be a kind taper or two in attendance at the Mid-Atlantic (although security will no doubt be a sho'nuff bitch at these things!) and a tape of the set will magically appear - I know I'll be watching archive.org, but I don't really expect to see the Dead set show up. Enjoy! MarkintheDark ********************************************* I have a sigfile! --> www.kindveggieburritos.com *********************************************
8:00-10:00 PM EASTERN on ABCIve got a friend somewhere....... Phatmoye
...Maybe ABC will pick up a little Dead-ness during the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball broadcast. Both balls (hehe) are in the convention center. Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Alicia Keys, and Shakira are all performing at the NIB, though, so there might not be a lot of spare air time. ********************************************* I have a sigfile! --> www.kindveggieburritos.com *********************************************
If I could pick, id say SCARLET BEGONIAS>FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN>U.S. BLUES>TOUCH OF GREY, after all I think they only have an hour to play.Ive got a friend somewhere....... Phatmoye
US BLUES for sure...I'm Uncle Sam....THROWING STONES maybe.... picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free, dizzy with the possibilities. _________________________________________________________ Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
I forgot about that 1Phatmoye
Does anyone know what members of the band are playing at the ball?Phatmoye
"Exclusive great breaking news, Deadheads! Mickey and Bobby are coming to Washington for the inauguration. So are Phil and Bill and others in the Dead."http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2009/01/exclusive_great_breakin… "The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey
This could be the dawn of anew era, although didn't the grateful dead play for president Clinton in the white house in the 90s? I believe he hung a grateful dead flag on the white house after Jerrys passing. Im curious as to what songs they played for Clinton.There were dayz, then there were dayz between....... Phatmoye
Ripple could be anuther good one to play too.If your cup be full, may it be again.... Phatmoye
Truckin' US Blues The Wheel Throwing Stones The Other One Money 4 Gasoline
no web casts? abc , or mtv might give a quick look in,,Warren is also playing solo acoustic during the day,, its on his site,, that might lead to something.. set lists.. geez.., Casey Jones>Truckin>Other one>West La fadeaway>Throwing Stones>Watchtower... ..
1 Promised Land 2 US blues 3 Dancing in the streets 4 Playing the Band encore Not fade away Hope there is magical tape of this Peace Tina
...I'd bet on it. Other than that addition pabogoniagirl's list looks accurate. Don't see 'em playing anything with drug references or doing much in the way of jams, they'll stick to happy bouncy tunes. Only have an hour to play, after all, and the place will be full of stuffed shirts. Got my fingers crossed for a tape, that's for sure, and it's bound to get video'd. Cheers, MarkintheDark ********************************************* I have a sigfile! --> www.kindveggieburritos.com *********************************************
Eyes of the world US Blues Stones Touch Dancin in the streets NFA
US BluesLiberty Eyes of the World Throwin Stones Touch of Grey Truckin
You couldn't be more DEAD on!Phatmoye
Pranksters should dose the punchbowl. (if FBI is monitoring this, JUST KIDDING!)
How bout brownies at the buffet? (JUST KIDDING)
Mushroom pizza anyone? (JUST KIDDING!)
Here's a partial guest list:MN Sen. Al Franken VT Sen. Patrick Leahy Both confirmed Dead Heads. Can you think of more
That woud be one hell of a ball. What to tickets go for.... something like $1,000.00 bux to start. And people were complaining bout onehundred bux. Ill tell you what, for $1,000.00 bux a pop, they better have some GOODYS. Any thoughts on mite partake on some GOODYS at the ball? Phatmoye
I'd see any or all of these as likely inclusions and fitting selections: Dancin in the Streets Eyes of the World Wheel Not Fade Away U.S. Blues Liberty
Heres some more for the guest list: Sen Harry Reid NV Quote: "Here, I'll show you the bathroom. This is my prized possession, a signed poster of the Grateful Dead." -Las Vegas Eyes Witness News Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi CBS reports "'Ms. Pelosi is a huge Dead fan,' her spokeswoman said." She got them (minus Phil) to play at her party following her swearing-in ceremony. Political columnist Ann Coulter (what a babe) Quote: "But that is not what Wilson says he found! Thus, his column had the laughably hubristic title, "What I Didn't Find in Africa." (Once I couldn't find my car for hours after a Dead show. I call the experience: "What I Didn't Find in San Francisco.")" Political columnist Tucker Carlson Tucker interviewed Phil. A sighting at a Dark Star Orchestra show
But wait, theres more: Walter Cronkite is also a known Grateful Dead fan, and has been spotted at Madison Square Garden shows. And That's The Way It Is. Al & Tipper Gore are fans. Tipper more so than Al. Deroy Murdoch or National Review fame Famous sax man and cigar smoker Bill Clinton is rumoured to be a closet Dead Head
dude,Clinton is a dead head! Ive got a biography on the dead and clinton talked about Jerry and his passing and what a loss it was for the world. I believe he hung a dead flag (stealy) on the white house when he died. So you know clinton will be chiefing! And Cronkite, uh well......... Phatmoye
And still more: William Weld, Republican Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997 Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (also guitarist)
Hopefully there will be some coverage...since I'll prob only get to see them once in the spring...you know why... punchbowl?..heh, plenty of balloons I'd imagine...8--)
HELP.SLIP.fRANKLINSEyes of the World Wheel Throwin Stones MAGGIES FARM (C'MON FOLLKS ITS A NO BRAIN'R) dANC'N N DA STREETS sAMSON US Blues eNCORE Spread Joy or Be Destroyed!!!
Help >Slip> Franklin’sHere Comes Sunshine Eyes of the World Dancing In The Streets Stir It Up Walking Blues Liberty US Blues Ripple Throwing Stones Touch of Gray Lovelight We bid you goodnight
Only an hour, no long jams... Estimated Prophet>Eyes of The World>Throwing Stones>Dancin in The Streets (short)>US Blues! _________________________________________________________ Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
cnn.com says on thier website that they will be following President Obama to the various balss aand streaming it, so they might catch the show there???
I like that suggestion of Help>Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower. Very appropriate. Franklin's Tower is about as patriotic as you can get. I once heard Warren Haynes play Slipknot! with P&F, and he does a good job with it. I also heard Warren Haynes sing "Stella Blue" in a solo acoustic set, and I can almost hear him singing "Ship of Fools" at this event--for those whose expectations for the new administration are way over the top. "The One" will not part the seas or bring Heaven to Earth. That's not his job.
Here is what I pulled off of the Washington Post Website about scheduling: 8:00 p.m. EST Midwest Inaugural Ball Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001 Guests will hail from Kansas to North Dakota and from Ohio to Nebraska. Tickets: $150. Start time not yet announced. For more information call 202.651.2009 » More information Hope they televise this! ____________________________________________________ Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
Promised Land>US Blues>Maggie's Farm>High Time>Lovelight>Eyes>Throwin Stones You told me good-bye, how was I to know You didnt mean good-bye, you meant please dont let me go? I was having a high time, living the good life, well I know The wheels are muddy, got a ton of hay, Now listen here, baby, cause I mean what I say. Im having a hard time, living the good life, well I know. I was losing time, I had nothing to do, No one to fight, I came to you. Wheels broke down, leader wont draw, The line is busted, the last one I saw. Tomorrow come trouble, tomorrow come pain, Now dont think too hard baby, cause I know what Im saying. I could show you a high time, living the good life, dont be that way. Nothings for certain, it could always go wrong, We could have us a high time, living the good life, well I know.
I understand they're limited to a single, one-hour set. My guess is that the setlist will look something like this. Morning Dew > Dark Star > Drums > Stella Blue - Encore: Viola Lee Blues Perhaps, if they don't stretch too much on Dark Star, they'll have time for a quick rundown of Money, Money. [Tongue firmly in cheek throughout post] "When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest!" - Bullwinkle Moose
think too trippy for such an event. Think will stick to the more "structured" tunes. Remember is no "deadhead"crowd really. Would bet of U.S. Blues for sure, Eyes, Dancing in the Streets, Lovelight,Touch of Grey,hmmm. truckin perhaps ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
happy days are here again! Maybe they should open with "Greatest Story Ever Told". Here's to New Beginnings, what a day.
What time they playin'?
I think US Blues will be the closer for the show . 1 hr is to short
I agree....Throwing Stones, U.S. Blues, SHIP OF FOOLS, Eyes of the World (perhaps) Why not New Speedway Boogie too? "Who can deny, who can deny, it's not just a change in style? One step down and another begun and I wonder how many miles. I spent a little time on the mountain, I spent a little time on the hill Things went down we don't understand, but I think in time we will." ...... "One way or another, one way or another, One way or another, this darkness got to give."
i agree with tigerlilly,they'll be no darkstar,(to lengthy), id say, Greatest Story Ever Told (Crowd) When I Paint My Masterpiece U.S. Blues (Crowd) Touch Of Grey Throwing Stones After all the only got an hour to play. Phatmoye
Countdown ticker on Philzone says just under 3 hours
But I saw this article and thought I'd pass it on for you all to read...http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/?hpid=news-col-blog-viewall