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  1. Maybe now I’ve seen everything...

    One of my favorite scenes.
  2. Portland #2

    Listening to the recording of this show, killer playing and sound quality!!
  3. Maybe now I’ve seen everything...

    I think the average fan will never have these types of interactions. Maybe do a little buying and enjoying. Making their own contributions to those who make the larger contributions. The risk assumed by some to make those experiences possible for others would require big trust in their support team, and I am grateful for their risk and sacrifice. I know I could never do it, too scared. It is still really fun to go to shows, though 😁😁😁😁
  4. Maybe now I’ve seen everything...

    Nothing wrong with the fan base of Grateful Dead music growing. The world can use as much positivity as it can get right now. Bob, Bill and Mickey are getting long in the tooth, and maybe having a large scale band like this, with a popular mainstreamer like Mayer playing lead was their way of making a late push in getting people on the bus. Maybe they just wanted to play some big gigs. Maybe it was a money grab. Who cares. Some who attend casually will take deep meaning from the music and it will affect their lives deeply. Some will go for party time, some will hate the music, some will have too much too fast. The fact that it's penetrating the very edges of pop culture with a few celebs wearing stealie shirts? Who cares. It's not going to cut my enjoyment of the music at all. I've never felt any better about myself because I am a deadhead and I enjoy music that is so much more wonderful than what everyone else listens to. I wish everyone would listen to it.
  5. Dead + Co - Spring/Summer 2018

    Probably gonna hit up spac and the first night at citi field. DSO will be all wrapped up on the east coast by then, will be fun to get out and see dead and co a couple times.
  6. Spring Northeast Dates

    5/10 : Boston, MA - The Wilbur 5/11 : Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre 5/12 : Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre 5/14 : Princeton, NJ - McCarter Theatre Center 5/15 : Wilmington, DE - The Queen 5/17 : Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre 5/18 : Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury Theater 5/19 : Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak 5/20 : Baldwinsville, NY - Paper Mill Island - Baldwinsville, NY 5/22 : Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom 5/25 - 5/27 : Thornville, OH - Dark Star Jubilee Looking pretty good, I'm hoping to make a few long weekends out of it.
  7. 11/18/17, Palladium Theater: Worchester, MA

    If a recording becomes available, I would be Very grateful as well. Pure magic, and the best I have seen them play. Would love to get a chance to hear it again.
  8. China Rider

    Love how DSO does the transition riff out of China Cat (la-la-la-la-la da da la-la) four times (at least every time I've seen them play it) versus the Grateful Dead doing it twice. Gives them more time to build the intensity before settling into Rider.
  9. Efactory 2

    Dang, sounds like they really stretched it out on that one.
  10. Good Morning Bitchezzzzzzzzzzz

    Congrats on deciding to get sober. Doing great over here, up at 4, out delivering oil in this cold snap we're having the northeast, seven days a week as long they'll let me work it. Wishing I was able to make the New Years run, perhaps someday, tough with my line of work.
  11. Favorite Dance Songs?

    Big River, great dance tune. Mexicali, too. Love hearing the lead guitar cooking away as backup during the verse of these songs, lights me right up.
  12. They have their instrument tones and song arrangement so just exactly perfect, and really sound like the Grateful Dead. Jeff has the Jerry tone for this song nailed, and Rob and Skip also both have great tone, as always. Looks like a good time. My little two year old just walked up while I was watching this and said "daddy Jerry".
  13. 2018 Jubilee!

    Probably will wind up driving out solo from CT if I wind up making it here and camping in the RV section. Not much interest in much else besides DSO and related side projects, but down time is fine after late nights and it will be fun to hit my first jamband fest since 2005.
  14. Early influences

    Oh man, what a day that must have been.
  15. Early influences

    Born in 1980, with Deadhead parents, my earliest memories of music are of Grateful Dead and 10000 Maniacs being played on my parents stereo when I was little. My earliest personal memory of music is listening to Touch of Grey on my parents headphones and dancing around like a goofball in the mirror, singing "Kim Fields gets high" as the chorus, my first of many misunderstood lyrics, lol. Went to an urban grade and high school, where rap was the popular music of choice, and I listened to that from maybe 13 to 16, and a lot of those lyrics still play through my head to this day, funny what will stick with you. Discovered the Grateful Dead for myself on a family vacation car ride up to Cape Cod, listening to the studio recording of Terrapin Station. My dad was rediscovering the Dead and hearing the music brought back early childhood memories for me. I went thru a similar hiatus, and rediscovered them with a fervor a few years ago. Still have a very large soft spot for 10000 Maniacs and Natalie Merchant, too. 😍😍