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Reminds me of a story. It’s getting to be that time and the crowd is making its way across the lot to get into the spectrum in Philly. A guy walking near me stops, puts his hands on his head and screams ‘my fucking ticket is on my dresser in Pittsburgh!’ He literally just turned around and started walking the other way. 

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I have one that will make you feel better. I’m in Ocean City, N.J.(my first DSO show location) visiting my parents. The Sunday paper lists all the concerts that summer, says Furthur is playing two nights this year in Philly. Later that summer, on the day of the ‘first’ show, my daughter calls from Philly and asks if I can ride up and fix her car. I say sure, then what’s her name and I will catch Further. I fix the car, we shoot over to Fairmont park, amazed at what a great parking spot we got. We’re rushing across the lot, the show has already started. I noticed that I didn’t recognize the song that filled the air. All of a sudden the show ends and a wave of thousands of black people flows out of the venue and across the lot. Apparently, the paper got it wrong and so did I. You are not alone.

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Jubilee year one I told my cousin that we would wait until we got 60-70 miles out of Louisville before we stopped for gas because gas was cheaper outside the city. Pull into small town and sure enough it was cheaper but I’d left my wallet at home. So I had to go back to get it but then had to get gas in the city because I didn’t have enough to get back to cheap town. Then an old garmin (that was later stolen) took us to Legend Valley Video, which looked like it had been out of business for a decade. Overall that first trip to LV we turned a 3.5 hour drive into an 8 hour one. Not to mention the flooding and all I took to “camp” in was an ez up and a lawn chair. No tent no nuthin

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50 minutes ago, Greg from Chestertown said:

I have one that will make you feel better. I’m in Ocean City, N.J.(my first DSO show location) visiting my parents. The Sunday paper lists all the concerts that summer, says Furthur is playing two nights this year in Philly. Later that summer, on the day of the ‘first’ show, my daughter calls from Philly and asks if I can ride up and fix her car. I say sure, then what’s her name and I will catch Further. I fix the car, we shoot over to Fairmont park, amazed at what a great parking spot we got. We’re rushing across the lot, the show has already started. I noticed that I didn’t recognize the song that filled the air. All of a sudden the show ends and a wave of thousands of black people flows out of the venue and across the lot. Apparently, the paper got it wrong and so did I. You are not alone.

That's awesome.  My kid and I still had fun. I should go to jubilee to make up for it.

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32 minutes ago, Dead duck said:

Jubilee year one I told my cousin that we would wait until we got 60-70 miles out of Louisville before we stopped for gas because gas was cheaper outside the city. Pull into small town and sure enough it was cheaper but I’d left my wallet at home. So I had to go back to get it but then had to get gas in the city because I didn’t have enough to get back to cheap town. Then an old garmin (that was later stolen) took us to Legend Valley Video, which looked like it had been out of business for a decade. Overall that first trip to LV we turned a 3.5 hour drive into an 8 hour one. Not to mention the flooding and all I took to “camp” in was an ez up and a lawn chair. No tent no nuthin

Lol. My situation seems cushy compared. 3 star hotel eating snack with my daughter.

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Feeling a little sad that tonight my tour comes to an end. I have other obligations in Charleston for tomorrow night. If it were Raleigh then Charlotte, the song would be different. C'est la Vie. 

 

I am sure Eaton will be happy to be among his DSO family for a little sympathy.  

 

Yet- 3 more joining the bus tonight! Can’t wait!

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18 minutes ago, PoetryGirl said:

Feeling a little sad that tonight my tour comes to an end. I have other obligations in Charleston for tomorrow night. If it were Raleigh then Charlotte, the song would be different. C'est la Vie. 

 

I am sure Eaton will be happy to be among his DSO family for a little sympathy.  

 

Yet- 3 more joining the bus tonight! Can’t wait!

 

Then we just have to dance a little harder tonight to make up for it. I know Mei will miss dancing with u guys but we will make up for it soon ;)  

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3 hours ago, PoetryGirl said:

Feeling a little sad that tonight my tour comes to an end. I have other obligations in Charleston for tomorrow night. If it were Raleigh then Charlotte, the song would be different. C'est la Vie. 

 

I am sure Eaton will be happy to be among his DSO family for a little sympathy.  

 

Yet- 3 more joining the bus tonight! Can’t wait!

You still have morning Dead moments with birds chirping and flowers blooming all around.

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From the band and crew:  

 

Welcome Back, Rob Eaton!

 

We are pleased to confirm Dark Star Orchestra will return to full-form Friday, April 13 as Spring Tour 2018 hits Charlotte with the return of our rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton who has been on hiatus to tend to a family situation.  We enjoyed bringing you our JGB rendition and hope that you’ve enjoyed traveling around that alternate universe as much as we have.

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I’m happy Rob’s back. My excitement for wanee just went up. Love the jgb but man I love Grateful Dead music and Bobby Weir as channeled by Rob Eaton is an important part of that equation. 

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I love hearing how the band has made use of their time without such a key ingredient...they turned a significant challenge into an awesome opportunity,,,and now that Eaton is back at his post I would be watching out for some serious thunder and lightning in the music--damn I would love to be there tonight upon his return. 

Welcome back Mr. Eaton!

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Decided to extend my 8 show run to 9. Splitting for savannah around noon tomorrow. Using my tour rationale I’m driving 5 hours to Savannah to cut my drive home Wednesday from 11 hours to 9 hours. Plus it’s outdoors. And if I only did Charleston without savannah I think I’d be imbalanced for a while. Savannah is pretty much Georgia’s Charleston so it’s just basic math. 

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Rude is coming for Scotty’s crown. I expect to see him at the Capitol in May and ride that one right through the Jubilee. 

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Wanee is just a stone throws away- I think you should go for that gold ring! 

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I’m stalling dealing with work clients. Heading to Atlanta after show then home by 2pm tomorrow. Clients are stressing I won’t mske deadlines. 

 

A tad tad bummed that savannah is indoors. A pic looked like it was an outdoors show and was just informed it’s indoors :/. Wilmington outdoors was glorious. Nothing better than communing with my peeps under the stars. My parents were like is everyone always this friendly?  I’m like it’s one reason we are on the bus. The concept of people refusing money for a ticket was completely foreign to them. If it wasn’t sold out we’d have purchased tix to support the band but at their only show that communal aspect made it a little more special. 

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