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  1. 5 points
    Elective set Set 1: Help > Slip > Franklin's Hell in a Bucket Candyman Beat it on Down the Line Keep on Growing (Borraco/Skip) Ramble on Rose Sailor > Saint > Deal Set 2: Box of Rain Touch of Grey Just a Little Light Crazy Fingers > Not Fade Away > Drums Space Unbroken Chain > Other One > Goin Down the Road (w/ instrumental We Bid You Good Night) > Not Fade Away Encore: Quinn the Eskimo Awesome show (as always). Blown away by that Unbroken Chain > Other One!
  2. 4 points
    You are hooked. Take a leave of absence from work and hit the road full time like chuck and sml. Heard a rumor that the champ after a leave of absence is planning to retake his throne considering all legal work is now being outsourced to India. On that note did u guys hear about that computer programmer who outsourced all his work to programmers in other countries at a fraction he was getting paid so he coikd collect most of his salary for not working. I’m thinking you should do that chuck. It’s the future
  3. 4 points
    Oh boy Dire wolf Bt wind Rosalie 2 souls (barraco/lisa) Bobby mcgee Thrill gone Cucamonga Viola (slow syrup groovy orig) Dark hollow Masters of war Bird song Mtns of moon Operator No she dont yes she does Green green grass Fotd Broken arrow Cassidy Deep elem Weather report> Let it grow Sotm Midnight moonlight Ripple
  4. 4 points
    It was a swift kick to the junk for sure...I wasn't surprised but I will still shocked if that makes any sense. It took me awhile to really enjoy other music since I couldn't connect to it like I wanted to - like I had. I accepted 'IT' was gone forever and then I found DSO - that was one holy crap moment!
  5. 4 points
    It’s not so much that Dark Star Orchestra is recreating the Grateful Dead experience as they are picking up where the Grateful Dead left off. This set list shows that.
  6. 4 points
    and we got an autographed copy of his book, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" about his years as tour manager for the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead. It's the most interesting book I've ever read about the life behind the tours of Rock and Roll bands. I highly recommend the book. "....Australian accent...." Sam now lives in Australia but he is originally from England. Peace and Love, Michael
  7. 3 points
    Recreation of 3/30/88 with filler of Tom Thumb's Blues, Hard to Handle, Why Don't We Do It In The Road, and The Golden Road Killer show once again. Loved the Queen Jane. Glad I chose to be standing in front of Skip's bass amp for Dew. 4 filler songs = awesome. That's the end of my 5 show summer tour, can't wait to see you all and catch these guys again in the fall.
  8. 3 points
    This must be true because when me and my buddies are on tour, all we talk about in the hotel rooms is how sad suffering in other countries is and how we want to make a difference. That’s why we like the dead. We cry all night thinking about sad stuff. That’s just the type of people we are. Ne’er a bad word about anything or anyone. You would think we were the salt of the earth if you listened in when our close group communicates. Salt of the earth.
  9. 3 points
    I mostly agree with Rude. But there was that time at rams head, driggs, night 2 jubilee. I hate to think last night was one of those. Then there are those nights in Jamaica were they pure magic no matter what to me bc my heads space is perfect Usually how hard I engage and dance dictates my experience but we can’t deny sometimes the band is just on. We could be unable to move and know it was magic.
  10. 3 points
    Dso plays most shows equally. It’s more about your state of mind and the company you keep. One of my top 10 in the last year wasn’t even a Dso show but our head space was as good as it could possibly get hanging with great friends. Rankings are the most subjective thing there is. I was miserable with injury West coast so I could never achieve lift off. I continually started to stand every few minutes b/c of the music only to realize I couldn’t. I was bummed and the music didn’t sound as good. If you are in a bad headspace about family, money, job etc, there’s no way to enjoy a show the same way. When I hear people say it was their favorite show it means they were ultra happy and that’s what it’s all about. I’ve heard people pan shows that I thought were brilliant because of the same things. If someone says it’s the best Dso ever then it is for them and that’s all the matters.
  11. 3 points
    ....but here goes anyway! Where do I start? Ok, the room, Perfect. Someone told me they used Radio City Music Hall as the basis when they built this place. So, yea, perfect. The crowd, Well, we’re all a bunch of really nice people. The set list, As good as it gets. The band, never better. I love jack straw opener. The best way to start a show. Everyone performed just exactly perfect. Rob’s voice and playing was strong. At one point, I think during fire, Jeff bent down low with his guitar, pretty cool. I love Peggy-O. Rob was banging the keys. Skip was throwing thunder. Lisa had the time of her life. Everyone joined in on the drums, picking up various percussion instruments and trying their hand at it. This band is literally unbelievable. Bix told me he thought it was the best show of the tour. That was right before they laid out Brokedown that brought tears to my eyes. I’m leaving out so much. Did I say I might not do Dewey? I’m such a fucking liar.
  12. 3 points
    One year in Portland ME I got told I couldn’t bring my backpack into the show. Too big of bag. They have a pretty strict rule and bag check system at the venue on the pier. I said I knew the people who did merch for DSO. They left and I was expecting Ellie to pop up and say she would look after my bag but instead Sam Cutler comes walking up. I get a little nervous. I don’t know this guy. At first, he jokingly says I don’t know this guy. Then says he comes to all the shows. His bag is okay.
  13. 2 points
    https://www.jambase.com/article/remembering-jerry-garcia-live-guest-appearances Cool article about JG as special guest in other bands with video links for each.
  14. 2 points
    Love this quote: There’s no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don’t think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great – much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn’t only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he’ll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There’s no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep. - Bob Dylan
  15. 2 points
    Words can not do tonight justice.
  16. 2 points
    Recreation of 9/2/78 with a Brokedown Palace filler dedicated to Jerry and Matt Reynolds
  17. 2 points
    Yep, theres two people I love in that pic, and a crusty ol lovable fart. Y'all figure out who's who...😋😍
  18. 2 points
    This show was everything I thought it would be. Tremendous birdsong, mountains and midnight BIG time highlights. Show was super powerful. AC on the way.
  19. 2 points
    Sigh. Lovely. Wish I was there. Woulda been my 10 year anniversary show from my first festival when I bought my first car..... 6 months later I found DSO and a year later I left my corporate smut peddling job to tour DSO and vend feats full time. Long strange trip and all that. Dude I used to work for just gave us a ride to get us on a bus home. I sure have met lotsa folks in these last 10 years. Clothed in tatters always will be........ i miss y’all a ton. Tried to make providence but got stuck at the only fest I’ve been to all summer. Weird times we live in. Really odd. but back to the battle grounds for me- see y’all on the flip side of bullshit when we can spin together again.... might appear at a black mountain if we get miracles beyond just the usual extra ticket..... never can tell. Kiss kiss I love you!
  20. 1 point
    So we’ll be driving a few states over to catch the shows next weekend. Anyone of y’all camped around Asheville/Black Mountain and could recommend a nice spot off the golden road?
  21. 1 point
    I met Rude at the KOA. We had 2 epic years there before the gestapo moved in. Fuck the KOA. if you don’t mind a 30m drive after the show, Catawba Campground is great. http://www.catawbafalls.com/tent.htm Super8 has always been a sweet spot
  22. 1 point
    Several people stay at the KOA but I'm not sure that is actually camping. With all the mountains, forests, and parks around the area I suspect that there are true camp spots nearby. Someone should be able to speak up about where you can pitch a tent. Peace and Love, Doc
  23. 1 point
    Sounds like a powerful case for why you want to give more... .35 min.....! !
  24. 1 point
    On this day in 1995, I was about to walk out the door, take my kids to Valley Garden Park. I think it’s some DuPont family members old back yard, Brandywine Valley. My buddy called me. He said I just wanted to let you know Jerry Garcia died. I let out a moan of sorrow and said, ok, let me go. I continued on to the park with my children. When we got to the park, there was a car in the parking lot with the back end covered in dead stickers. Someone sitting behind the wheel, quietly, window down. I didn’t say a word. I just let him be. My young children and I went for a walk through the park, just lolligagging along, taking our time, enjoying the ride. It was just like any other day that’s ever been, just a little sweeter.
  25. 1 point