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  1. 5 points
    I haven't seen you outright volunteer just yet, but perhaps a little custom hardware will help push you in the right direction.
  2. 5 points
    hard to handle dancin hurts me too he was a friend of mine mans world sitting on top of the world good morning little school girl alligator duprees green green grass mountains dark star viola death don’t caution turn on your lovelight and we bid you good night
  3. 4 points
    I was standing in portal on top deck next to a RFK employee (usher?). Heard the horn and the first notes. The joint exploded! The usher asked me, "What's going on?" I told him that the band had not played the song in years! As we stood there overlooking the scene, he asked me "How many people are here?" I said, "About half of 'em."
  4. 4 points
    I’m always grateful to anyone who makes the effort to share real-time during a show. It shows commitment and thoughtfulness by helping others who are interested in what the band plays. I never knew there was a protocol to posting the songs during the actual show. I know I have been an offender in years gone by. Now that matters have been clarified I will try to be in compliance if I ever see any shows again.
  5. 4 points
    List looks ripe for the Samba...
  6. 4 points
    Killer show last night, really enjoyed the Sugaree and Bird Song during the first set. Short first set at 6 songs and 55 minutes, but hearing that the band was playing really well left us with high hopes for a monstrous second set. The second set did not disappoint in the monstrous department, all the way through. Fat grooves on Shakedown and Women are Smarter, powerful Terrapin, Rob pummeling the theater's structural integrity with the low beam frequencies during drums, GDTRFB had all hands on deck and moving along. The setlist seemed familiar, and by the time Watchtower came I knew I had listened to this show a good bit, and had a good idea of what show it was, my first time guessing one correctly. The Dew was tremendous, and the Good Lovin sandwich let us all shake it out once more. Knockin on Heavens Door to bring us all back in for a soft landing, only to blow the doors out again with a juicy China-> Rider to remind us all, once again, who the reigning champions of the Grateful Dead music are.
  7. 4 points
    I wonder what Jeff thought about the feel of playing Wolf, and if using it gave him any palpable sense of mystique. I guess that's a broad question, as it goes to both the feel of how he likes the instrument as well as to more visceral stuff regrading the intensity of playing one of Jerry's most cherished guitars. I know he doesn't post here, but if he had any specific thoughts he'd consider sharing maybe another band member could ask Jeff if he'd let them share it here?
  8. 3 points
    Yup, that's the set list. Super long first set, or so it seemed. The band is unbelievable. I had too much too fast in the dancing department which led to me just swaying and watching the musicians. I don't want to label it, but I 'm going to call it the 'it' factor. Dark Star has 'it'. I'm Not even going to try to describe it. If you know, you know. The band is in a league of their own. They own Grateful Dead music. They have made it their own. They are not the best at what they do, they are the only ones who have ever done what they do.
  9. 3 points
    I really wish I could have made it to this one! I mean no disrespect what so ever to your opinion Mojo, as we all have our favorite shows/eras/setlist, but it's this kind of setlist that makes me and the folks I flail with, go crazy. Have never seen the crowd disappointed before, but have appreciated when people leave early so I can spread my wings. I also love the variety of electives and believe DSO kills every era. Hopefully your next show will make your spirit thrive! Hopefully my next show will include New Potato Caboose! Peace
  10. 3 points
    Attended 5/12/18 at the cap, stellar show. Been a while since a DSO show, so it was intensely exciting to see them again. As an aspiring musician and tone freak, all I could do the entire show aside wiggle and jiggle at the intense jams was gander in envy at all of the incredible gear of all the members. Last year when my friends and I attended their second of two nights at the cap, we were freshly introduced to the world of music - we'd only just started a band 6 months previously - we're kids, a very niche market when it comes to this stuff. So of course, last year's show all we could do was marvel at how incredible the gear was; that was the night I first heard a Mac Mc2300 in real life, something I'll never forget. An argument we had last year was regarding Rob's guitar stack, and how it was un-miked. We had a stable argument for at least an hour over how they were either dummies or monitors; something my friends and I are very good at (that is, arguing about gear, tone, etc lol). It's bad. Our obsession. This year's show was a great experience too - it had been a year since the last DSO show, meaning one more year's worth of musical intuition under the belt. I thought this would be a great chance to get a good look at Rob's rig - I've always been chasing a good late 80's bobby tone, but I could never find anything about how he gets those syrupy-compressed distortiony tones aside the occasional "studio compressor and mxr distortion" jib. So, getting up close and personal to Rob's rig would give me an idea of how to reach that tone. The first set we were in front of FOH, and dear lord did the show sound AMAZING. Having one more year of music in my ears I could totally appreciate the tones and playing wayyy more (I've been a guitarist the past 8 years for those wondering). Second set we moved up, one row behind the rail, right in front of Rob's speakers. The second he rung out a chord we could tell that the stack was no way in hell a dummy - the sound coming out of the speakers was loud enough that most of Rob's sound was coming from the speakers itself, not the PA! Scooching up sat Rob PERFECTLY in the mix - I could go on for days about how incredible both guitarist's tone compliment each other, but honest to the lord himself, I found myself focusing on Rob most of the time out of all musicians. Truly incredible. So, the rig. I couldn't get the greatest of looks, but here's what I got so far - I believe I saw a wireless unit in the rack, unsurprisingly because the guitar is wireless. I also saw what looked like a Mesa Boogie dual rectifier rack mount; under that is what looked like a Mesa Boogie Mark III also rack mounted. I saw a tuner, power conditioner, maybe a DD, the basic stuff. That's basically all I saw (or at least thought I saw), I could hear a heck ton of compression and possibly a chorus - there were many other rack mounted units I couldn't identify, if my friend Eric is correct than the units with the larger knobs are compressors, I owe him $5 if he's right lol. An incredible amount of tone though, very impressive. Rob, if you're reading this, thank you for making it this far into my post (also, thank for waving at me after the show! I was the kid in the white porsche hat)! I understand if you'd like to keep your tone a secret. If not, please feel free to give me the precise lowdown - trust me, I want the deets, no skimping 😂. Also, if anyone else has any clue what I'm talking about and might wanna lend me a hand, go ahead and message me! Thank you!
  11. 3 points
    I was wondering the same thing. I watched Jeff take the guitar off at the end of the night and hand it over to Nick, who removed the strap and placed it into its case. Both guys were treating the guitar with a clear sense of reverence, like the treasured artifact that it is. Really cool, and I wanted to have as long of a look at that instrument as I could.
  12. 3 points
    My DSO gang all prefer and LOVE re-creations so we all totally enjoyed our Boston re-creation with Jeff playing Wolf. Truly raised the Grateful Dead re-creation experience to a new level. Thanks to the band and the generous owner of Wolf for letting us all enjoy a bit of Jerry!
  13. 3 points
  14. 2 points
    Come to penns. Find our spot. Feel our energy. It won’t matter what era their playing. You will feel it.
  15. 2 points
    The hurricane was intense, but that cold was freakish. I just happened to pack thermals that year so I was mostly ok
  16. 2 points
    I guess I kinda like it....I've missed only two shows at this venue ( DSO)..
  17. 2 points
    I think that calls for an appropriate uniform. People feel better when they know order is being maintained. And Spandex is flexible when a move needs to busted.
  18. 2 points
    As long as no rain during Dso it’s all good. I think I could even handle year 2 ultra cold jubilee now. I don’t think anyone was prepared for that cold. You have to prepare for sub zero weather if you will be outside for a long period of 35 degree weather. Have layers of thermals plus a down sweater then a shell over it. Just think of a Christmas story and that’s how I’d be bundled up
  19. 2 points
    Wow! What a total fu*king ripper!
  20. 2 points
    ...sometimes, the light's all shining on me. Other times I can barely see.... lately, it occurs to me...
  21. 2 points
    Did same at Deer Creek...I saw exactly 2 GD Casey Jones...100 shows for me apart.
  22. 2 points
    Working on plan and list for jubilee. Villa Antinori Snack plan - charcuterie plates, fruit cutting board, ice chest, 5 gallon water source with pump. Grapes orange slices, crullers Kelty tarp that triangulates dosn to sluice water off potential pooling on Westy awnings. Personal armentatarium- stinging nettle for infusion, 5 HTP, Benadryl, Mg12 spray,- I mean you know this is an athletic event. Went 8.5 miles first and third days Jazzfest and 12.6 the middle Seating and light show. 2 love seats and various chairs. Exit plan and lunch in McConnelsville to camp pregame at Buckeye Lake. 3 years ago we camp beside a friend I hadn’t seen in 7 yrs
  23. 2 points
  24. 2 points
    What a special evening. Fantastic energy from the band. Lively crowd. Matson owned the Wilbur, just incredible playing, and from the whole band. The Wolf really did sound special. Clear and warm, high in the mix. So many highlights. Always love hearing Cassidy. Jack Straw best I’ve ever heard. Great Half Step and whole second set. Black Peter always gets me, Matson channels something in this song. As always, thank you to the band and crew for bringing us this amazing music. Sound was amazing. Brought a few new folks along and so glad they were able to see a special recreation. Almost tragic not to have official releases from this spectacular Wilbur run of 69, 72 and now 78. Luckily audience recordings for the last two, hopefully one from this Thursday’s magic. There’s nothing like a DSO show.
  25. 2 points
    I was there. The place went nuts. I think that's the year Vince did Baba O'Riley for the encore. Literally, the only thing he did that I can recall. '90 was the year for RFK. I remember it as the whole second set was Dark Star. While Jerry is noodling away through Dark Star, someone tied a glow stick that was the same color as the spot lite on Jerry to three ballons. It floated to the top of the stadium, circled around, dropped down a bit, and then flew off. It was as if Jerry's playing willed it. The place went nuts. I got home that nite, climbed into bed, and my wife asked me how the concert was. I said they played Dark Star, I don't have to go anymore. That was 1990. See y'all Tuesday nite.