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Hardpan last won the day on November 19 2016

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  1. 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".
  2. 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.
  3. Early influences

    Oh man, what a day that must have been.
  4. 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. 😍😍
  5. 2018 Jubilee!

    Thinking about trying to make this fest for the first time. Has anyone camped in the RV section or the car camping (outside the gate) section? Looking at getting a cap for my pickup over the winter and camping in the back of it, or tent camping if the cap doesn't work out. I carry so much crap for camping, I would prefer to be next to the vehicle. Unless the walk from the parking area to the camping area is short. Just trying to get a feel for the setup of the place.
  6. Your 2017

    Thanks, everyone, she's doin great 😁😁😁
  7. Your 2017

    Sounds like a great year. I had my best year for seeing live music, too. Saw DSO 17 times and Dead and Co twice. Everything within 3-4 hours of home, thanks DSO!! I don't anticipate being able to go to as many next year, having had our second little one just last Monday. She was kind enough to wait until the end of the stretch of shows I was able to attend this fall. Wifey's water broke two hours after I got home from Huntington night 2, 19 days early!!!
  8. 12/01/17 The Norva, Norfolk, VA

    Looks like a great time. Happy for all you folks who got to enjoy this night.
  9. Red Rocks 2018!!

    Thanks for the heads up, helps out with planning.
  10. JRAD....???

    I am with you 100% on this sentiment. The haven't seen jrad live, but after seeing a couple videos of them performing, this was the impression I got. One of the things, to me, that is so attractive about the Grateful Dead and Dark Star Orchestra is, at their finest, that they have a knack for playing exactly what fits the song. The music is played tastefully whether it is a 4 minute BIODTL or they are way out into the depths of Dark Star. Just not interested in that gratuitous jamming for the sake of jamming style of music. That said, I might still check them out someday. There was a guy I was talking to at the Huntington show the other night who couldn't say enough good things about them.
  11. Red Rocks 2018!!

    Hopefully they will announce dates for the summer tour well in advance so we can figure out and put together traveling plans to be able to catch a few shows. Bought my ticket for 40 bucks plus fees and was surprised to see an 8 dollar refund today, and that the tickets have been reduced to 32 dollars. Really excited to see the band at Red Rocks, and I gotta brag that I called the 7/8/78 40th anniversary date on the other Red Rocks thread. 😁😁😁
  12. Deadhead Archives

    Relisten is the iPhone version of Deadhead Archives. Great interface for listening to the archive.
  13. 11/18/17, Palladium Theater: Worchester, MA

    Killer show, band was on fire. Chilly inside, but the band rocked the house and we warmed up in short order. Skip sang "started off on Nyquil" in Tom Thumb's blues, pretty funny. Second set was amazing end to end, freight train thunder during the China/Rider and Estimated, some absolutely transcendent playing during Eyes of the World, and Stella Blue out of The Other One was a sweet surprise, with Rob seeming to tease heavily at the opening chords to Wharf Rat during the jam before the second verse of The Other One. Absolute mayhem outside the venue, which had a large group of vendors, etc. who came over from the first night of Dead and Company in Boston. Kind of shocking to see outside of a DSO show. A night to treasure, for me.
  14. Albany Roll Call - 11/11/17

    There's a recording of this show up on the archive. Thanks to the taper for doing such a great job at recording this wonderful performance.
  15. StarBase

    Looks great!