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  • Birthday 03/02/1905

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  • My DSO Shows
    First time live was summer of '69...Piedmont Park, Atlanta
    A day or so after the big festival, GD suddenly arranged a free gathering in the park... Spirt, Dalanty and Bobby and some Friends, Chicago Transit Authority, and then a couple long Dead sets...first time I saw PigPen standing there a few feet in front of us...allsome sight

    A June 1, 2003 Canceled, Riverbend Chattanooga
    Rain & Storm

    1 Nov 15 2003 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    2 Jan 29 2004 Visulite Charlotte
    with Tom Constanten
    3 Jan 30 2004 Lincoln Theater Raleigh
    4 Jan 31, 2004 Lincoln Theater Raleigh
    ChuchV and I froze walking back to . the hotel in the Cold Wind.
    5 Feb 2 2004 Banana Joe's Columbia SC
    show dedicated to Chubby (10/21/51-2/1/04)

    6 June 1, 2004 Riverbend Chattanooga

    7 July 2 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    8 July 3 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    9 July 4 2004 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges

    10 Oct 31 2004 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    11 Jan 31, 2005 Mercy Lounge Nashville
    with Donna Jean
    (and a little of Byron House)

    12 April 7 2005 Neighbor Hood Theater Charlotte
    13 April 8 2005 Orange Peal Ashville
    14 April 9 2005 Orange Peal Ashville
    15 April 13 2005 Georgia Theater Athens
    16 April 15 2005 Wanee Festival Florida
    17 April 16 2005 Wanee Festival Florida

    18 April, 29 2005 Kinetic Playground Chicago
    Scott's memorial wake

    19 August 17, 2005 park Springfield Ohio
    20 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    21 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges
    22 August 17, 2005 Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges

    23 September 22,2005 Mercy Lounge Nashville

    24 December 17, 2005 Mr Small's Pittsburgh
    25 December 18, 2005 Odeon Theater Cleveland
    surprise dinner for DSO
    with Teacher Matt et al

    26 February 17, 2005 Variety Playhouse Atlanta
    27 February 18, 2006 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    28 July 13 2006 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    B live on line Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    29 September 7, 2007 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    30 Mar 1 2008 Variety Playhouse Atlanta

    "Three Outside in Ohio"
    31 July 14, 2008 Kent Stage Kent, Ohio
    32 July 16, 2008 Vetrans Park Springfield
    33 July 17, 2008 Headwaters Park Ft Wayne, Ind
    35 July 18, 2008 Annie's Cincinnitti . under a full moon

    36 late Aug 2008 GrateFul Fest
    37 Sat GrateFul Fest
    38 Sun GrateFul Fest

    39 Nov 15 2008 Albany NY, Palace Theater
    with brother Cary

    Cosmic New Year's Run
    40 Dec 28 2008 Richmond, VA
    "The National" another beautiful theather
    41 Dec 29 Norfolk
    42 Dec 30 Montclair NJ
    "Wellmont Theather" also a beautiful restored thether
    43 New Year's Eve Baltimore, Ram's Head
    doing the 12/31/78 "Closing of Winterland"

    44 Feb 6, 2009 Varity Playhouse Little Five Points
    45 Feb 7, 2009 Varity Playhouse Atlanta

    46-48 2009 Grateful Fest 2009

    49 July 15, 2009 Springfield in the middle of Tim's run through several factory tours of baseball and golf club companies

    50,51, 52 Oct 2009 Filmore San Francisco

    F1 Feb 8 2010 Furthur Atlanta

    53, 54 Feb 2010 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

    T1 Terripin Nation
    55,56,57 Grateful Fest 2010

    Then too much work down on the Johnson Farm and abit of illness caused a long six mounts without a show.

    58 Feb 4, 2011 Variety Playhouse
    A five hour show from 10/27/80 Radio City starting with an acoustic set.

    59 Feb 18, 2015 home base Variety Playhouse again. It's good to be back here after some deep dark illness.

    60,61,62 Memorial Day weekend Jublilee, Please, don't drink the firewater again.

    JK1 July 24, 2015 A day after Jamie passed. I had to get away. Golden Gate Wingmen at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC same location as where I first met John K. several years before

    63 & 64 Aug 7-8 2015 Black Mountain with many friends.

    JK2 fall 2016 Variety Playhouse
    JK3 winter '16 Smity's Old Time Tavern with a special friend

    65 5/27/16 Jubilee DSO with Marvin Seals
    66 5/27/16 Jubilee night set
    67 5/28/16 opening with "White Rabbit" Jack Casady & Jorma
    68 5/28/16 3 sets from "Sunshine Daydream"

    69 8/2/16 Charlotte with friends and Stella, Chris's dog

    70 8/5/16 Black Mountain a June '69 show
    71 8/6/16 Black Mountain with many friends
    at "Dreams End" beautiful house,
    two large family dinners and no sleep

    JK4 Atlanta, Red Light Cafe, Dec
    JK 5 Chatanogga, next night

    JK 6 Charlottesville VA April 4, 2017

    72 -75 DSO North Carolina Run, Asheville, Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte

    JK 7 John at the Red Light Cafe again late April 2017 . Love this little spot just near my old play ground, Piedmont Park

    76 Atlanta, Sweetwater 420 Festival in the rain

    77,78,79 Jubilee

    Dead and Company Saratoga Springs NY June 20, 2017 My older brother, Cary, has invited me to the show.

    80 Springfield in the park, once again our favorite place
    81 Indianapolis, our friends twisted my arm to stay over as Pat's house and dance at this beautiful venue, "The Egyptian Room" I danced so much that I literally "busted a gut" and opened a hernia at the spot weakened by the surgery in Dec '13.

    82 & 83 Black Mountain shows August '18-19, 2017...another favorite spot. Bess and Tim joined me on the road they don't go to the shows.

    84 The 20 Year Anniversary show, Nov 112017 Albany NY with brother, Cary. I took the train from Georgia to get there.

    Dead and Company, Dec '17, Atlanta

    DSO does Jerry Garcia Band run thru the South, April 6-14, 2018
    85 Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta
    86 second rainy night in Atlanta
    87 beautiful day outside at the Avondale Brewery in Birmingham
    88 Orange Peel in Asheville
    89 The Charleston Music Hall
    90 The Fillmore in Charlotte
    then dropped off tour to see Fleetwood Mac tribute band "Rumors" at Gem Theatre

    91 Jubilee May 25, 2018 DSO did GD set from Legend Valley 25 years earlier
    92 Jubilee May 26, 2018 DSO with Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen
    93 Jubilee May 27, 2018 JGB with Melvin Seals , Sans Rob Barraco & Rob Eaton.
    94 Jubilee May 27, 2018 DSO

    95 Bear Mountain North Carolina Aug 17, 2018
    96 second show at this fine Pisgah Brewery Aug 18, 2018

    JK8 John K solo electric/acoustic at Red Light Cafe, Atlanta with special friends of mine, John gave me his newest CD. Feb 26, 2019

    96,97,98 Jubilee May 2019

    99 Knoxville with pals, Aaron, Meili, and brother Chris, 6/28/19

    100 Pisgah Jubliee, Black Bear Mountain
    101 Aug 16 & 17, 2019

    JGB & JK 1 Asheville 10/25/19
    JGB & JK 2 Variety Playhouse10/27/19
    JGB & JK 3 Charlotte 10/29/19

    102 Albany NY 12/28/19 with my older brother, Cary
    103 Albany 12/29/19 Cary's back was hurting too much to go to the show. I had four miracles to invite folks into the show.
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  1. It appears that Rude is tring to scare someone from going to the Cave so that he can pick up a ticket. I'm with him on that. I also need a ticket. By the way, caves such as this are in sedimentary rock formations, not igneous. That means the walls and roof will just quickly come falling down on you after Skip hits his first bass bomb. A quick crushing will be over with in a few seconds, significantly faster than the fans rushing the exits from a fire. Peace and Love, Doc
  2. Randy, a whole crew enjoyed the show by way of your tickets. I had 4 miracles to give since my brother is on the injured list too. Before the show I was in the nearby bar which was packed with deadheads. There was a little note hanging from the edge of the bar saying I had miracles available. Then I turned from talking with Charles and Themia to find a nice lady next to me. After a bit she decided to go the show. She declared it to be a date with me but I declared no commitments. As time progressed we headed through the light drizzle of rain to the Palace. We quickly rounded up a few that had one finger in the air. I led the group to the door thinking " This is some encourage I ve got here, a beautiful lady, a young hippy couple, one in the oven, another middle aged hippy, all led in by the oldest man at the show" We checked out downstairs seat locations but I let them all know I was headed upstairs where my other good friends would be dancing. While wondering around I discovered your seats were on the very front row of the balcony. I told the usher there was no way I d stay on that cliff's edge. My long time friends started arriving ...good to see my family again. We filled the open space with a row of twenty dancers the whole show. After a bit your guests found their way from below and joined our dance party. At set break the couple said that at the Jubilee I had given them fresh aloe for the badly sun burned girl. Then I remembered them and was pleased the lady had recovered. Hmm? Jubilee was eight months ago. I think they will name the baby "Sunshine". Peace And Love, Doc
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    I loved the Jerry Garcia band first set. I ve been enjoying that music more than straight Grateful Dead. My older brother, Cary, who has gotten on the bus in the last few years, preferred the second set of GD songs which he was familiar with. Peace and Love Doc
  4. Yes, that s what happen per my notes. I was texting song by song the set list with twisted comments live as it happen to our party line of friends down South, including Tea. Peace, Love, and Happy New Year Doc
  5. Randy, If you can transfer the tickets to me at doc.wtsn@gmail.com ticketmaster , I can guest in a few good people. Peace and Love Doc
  6. Good move, Randy. Everyone should enjoy the shows. This afternoon we have been watching my favorite Broadway/cinama showw” The Music Man” ...a good warm up for tonight
  7. That friend here in Albany couldn’t go so I don t have any debs on the tickets. Latter today I’ll watch for someone near the Palace and maybe be able to pass along a miracle. If no-one here on the forum asks for them it might easiest to transfer etickets to me about 4:30 pm this afternoon and I can have the guest come in with me Peace and Love Doc
  8. Hi Randy, of coarse I remember you. Sorry to hear about your injury. My older brother is in a simular situation but as of this morning he says he is good to go. We are checking with a deadhead friend if he wants to go and will know in a couple hours. We will stay in touch today. If some other foreum friends need the tickets before I find out, go ahead and transfer to them. Peace and Love Doc
  9. In the interview from 2013, Hunter mentions his writing of poetry and even a science fiction story. I was interested in finding some of these words so I searched Amazon. To my surprise there was is a wealth of books availible by "Robert Hunter" but it is a common name. After sorting past the book about the game of golf and someone else's science fiction, I did find Sentinel and Other Poems by our Robert . " This collection of poems .... features rhythmic, philosophical meditations on art, authenticity, public perception, and love." Peace, Love, and Merry Christmas, Doc Here's another Night Cadre "Grateful Dead lyricist Hunter (see Box of Rain, LJ 1/91) offers up 60-some poems not resembling song lyrics. Generally concerned with self, self-reference ( I begins several poems and is a common word), and significance, the collection is imagistically strong. Hunter would certainly seem to agree with MacLeish that a poem should not mean, but be; the reader should not approach this expecting extreme clarity. But the poems are resonant and tricky, leaving room for thought. "I have no time for believers./ My faith suits none but me," says one of Hunter's speakers, but this collection will attract believers (read Deadheads) and should be of interest to mainstream poetry readers as well." I can't tell whish Robert Hunter wote "Glass Lunch"
  10. I'll be traveling from the sunny South to Albany to take my older brother to both shows this week. I hope to see some friends there. Who else will be at the shows? Peace and Love, Doc
  11. The three JGB, Melvin Seals, John K and Jennifer Hartsick I caught in October had some wonderful music. I hope she sits in for some more shows. Her singing and horn playing added a special touch. Especially good was "Dear Prudence" and "Can't Find My Way Home' Peace and Love, Doc
  12. I wonder if the recent question of lack of shows in Canada triggered a computer to send this message. Maybe we should keep her in mind when DSO does a show in Churchill, North West Territory.
  13. Scarlet, Welcome to this friendly place. Interesting that your map placement shows "Jersy", off the coast of France, other than the "New Jersy" Peace and Love, Doc
  14. Scarlet Begonias might be her name as well as in her hair
  15. Last night with C&K and Sue was another good show...last of my little run of three shows. I danced most of show even though I usually don t have the energy that I did years ago...maybe the friends next to me took a few years off my life and brought back that energy and fun and spark in my ❤️ heart Peace and Love Doc
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