are me and the game going to be the only ones at this show? Do not let the ride scare you as I predict this will be the one of the best shows of the tour.
I'm hoping that it'll be the crusher and that's why I'm driving 16 hours (r/t) from colorado. I'm gonna meet up with a smal posse. A guy that I went to high school with in Madrid 30 years ago. He lives in Vegas. A guy I know from Switzerland 25 years ago who also live in Vegas. Yup, I'm older 'n dirt. One of my regular tour buds is drivin' over from Denver and we're gonna light out sometime tomorrow morning. I'm amped!
"don't tell me this
town ain't got no heart"
I'm going toooo!!!With you dyer,Brian and I are getting ready now.So you soon.3 hr drive from denver to grand junction,and then tommorrow off the the joint.HEY!!!!!!!!!
Have a great time tonight everyone!!
Welcome to the Underground>
Again and Again
Jam w/Favorite Things tease>
The Real Thing
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds>
Bid You Goodnight
Puff and pass - time for blackjack .
Uhm....I believe that you left out a very important aspect of the show! After the band went out for the encore and the first person out was Jimmy!!! Jimmy then strolled up to the mic and did the band intros. It was a true cap to a totally magical show!
It is definately time to hit the tables!
how cool is that show???? VERY
Phil twitch setting in...
"climb in the back with your head in the clouds and you're GONE..boomboomboom "
Rev&Fred, safe journeys...and hope the nvdhd enjoyed it....really how could you NOT....
"without love in the dream...it will never...."
right...deep, constant, pure, unconditional, electric and solid LOVE.
ALLIGATOR?! When's the last time they played that one?
Dire Wolf, Underground, Alligator, Deal, Jones, Diamonds -- seems to sum up Vegas nicely. Only thing missing is Loser (too predictable), but those who hit the tables after the show probably heard that too. :^)
goddammit, I knew I should have hitch-hiked to Vegas. What a setlist!!!!
Wow, what a wonderful weekend to bring in the summer! After that awesome show at the Greek , I just decided to go to vegas Sunday morning.. The Joint is such a cool place, real cozy and great floor for dancers.
Didja see John Molo after the show? I passed him on the sidewalk outside and he smiled at me and said hello... I was stunned -- he was just heading into the casino.. These guys are great American heros!
You know our love will
Not Fade AwaY!
So Rev, I assume that the Alligator made up for the Cucamonga we had discussed. Safe home.
"So Rev, I assume that the Alligator made up for the Cucamonga we had discussed. Safe home'
that WAS killer but I am a little horse from screaming "let jimmy sing" and then my non stop cheering when Jimmy introduced the band.
As for Cucamonga I will give you a jingle when they play it at the Greek.....
As for the bag how about theere and bag again? ack thats lame I am going back to the bar to collect my braves winnings. I heaR I might be allowed to leave Vegas tomorrow evening? Gotta love holiday blackouts.
ps:We got a pic taken with rob once i get it developed i will use it on my profile instead of weed cA.....
WEll it's Tuesday morning in SW colorado and we just got back from a journey to SD, LA and Lesh Vegas (phil and loathing).
-Cosmic Charlie, Passenger
-Like a rolling Stone
-The crowd going absolutely zonkers when they see a mic getting set up for Karl D and then Eyes,Kings - Some of the best music ever heard.
-Shakedown opener Liberty Encore
-New tunes are fuckin awesome
-The cards are all the same
-Before show - Phil sound check (sounded like Bass Duet with M Gordon at Kaiser) only about 200 inside Joint at that time.
-Meeting people and seeing if they could read my sign (Lesh Vegas Phil and Loathing.)
-Welcome to the Underground -- Creepy
Overall PLQ is jamming at an all time high and can not wait to see them at Red Rocks -Bring it on!!!
I saw your name credited under the set list. We didn't think you were going to make it to Vegas. Did you find your way there after all?
As for highlights, Jimmy introducing the band caused complete pandamonium. Alligator was one of my favorites (besides all that second set SICK, SICK jamming that no set list could ever indicate). I especially loved it when the Rev. had to turn to me to ask what song it was - how many times does that ever happen?
If you don't know us, I've only seen 16 PLQ shows (but 11 out of the 15 shows this year)- Rev.'s at about 35 - I saw the Dead about 12 times, then give them up to see Panic as I thought the Dead was far, far from their prime by 1991, while the Rev. saw the Dead about 100 times. Needless to say, he's usually the one telling me which song is playing - but I do think that on this tour I called as many tunes as he did.
I did recognize Alligator right from the start. I remembered it from the one time Panic played it at the Uptown. If anyo0ne out there can tell what what JB said as he went on to the stage just before ripping into Alligator, I'll send you 5 free videos - Phil, Panic, ARU, whatever you want.
Nice show- I thought this was the best of the three I saw- SD, LA, Vegas (also will be up in the Bay Area this weekend)- they seemed to build up over the weekend- this was a great little venue- 1800 people or so in the middle of the Hard Rock Hotel, which was a decent place for a Vegas casino. It was full of young hip pretty people- boobs and muscle shirts everywhere, that turned to hip outfits once the show was over.
The setlist was pretty good, but with those shows that are exceptional, it isn't what they play, it's how they play it.
Dire Wolf was a nice opener, but the first set highlight was the closer, a china cat rider- which they don't seem to play much together
Second set opened with Deal and just got better- they kept the tempo up during the jamming, rather than letting the energy die down and playing primordal spooze kind of jams that they did at the Maritime last year and the Warfield this year..
But the highlight was the encore- after of course Jimmy's intros. (It was nice to finally hear his voice (he wasn't close enough to the mike in Vail on 4/6/02 and phil drowned him out) a bit of a surprise, kind of like hearing kimocks voice for the first time...) a big fat GDTRFB!
And then, out into the casino- deadheads in tie dyes and dreadlocks and shorts and sandals/barefoot in the middle of the casino full of the most done up pretty people you ever seen- a great mix, great reactions from casino patrons who were swarmed by us....
Nice to see Jay Sabatini and some other folks from the Devner shows...
This one ranked up there for me as a good show..
wow all i can say is it was better than the list
dont you let that deal go down
also----- alligator whoa phil
glad some of you zoners could make it--- next time ill be looking for you all
and john , it was great to see you my firend. your the best man, your energy was great
vibes and love to all
i cant stop smiling after az and vegas
next stop gathering of the vibes
see you all there
1800 phans exiting this amazing show directly into the Hard Rock casino...
after being beamed way out there and (almost) back again, there we are, right in the middle of the blackjack tables...
the effect is so surreal that we just start whooping, clapping and hollering for a good two or three minutes...
like a pack of Dire Wolves howling at the full moon that night...
I've been going to all kinds of shows for a long, long time (only my 4th with this lineup), and for me this was one of the richest ever. (It probably didn't hurt to be within the first 3 or 4 rows.)
It started a little slow, with a not so smooth transition from the opening jam into Dire Wolf, and a few feedback problems early on, but it built from there. By the time China Cat rolled around the planets were fully aligned, and Rider blew the roof off. (These were the tunes from Europe '72 that first turned me into the DH I've been for the last 25+ years.)
They just shredded everything in the second set without mercy, and the encore cut sweet and deep....
Great great show.....
Jimmy seemed to be a little more out front than in the past, as other people have commented recently, and it was fun to see him introduce everyone. (Phil only gave a brief donor pitch, and after the encore was over, if I remember right.)
And Jimmy sounds great, but the band sounds incredible. I think the studio exercise was good for them. The new tunes seem to mix in really well now, either because they perform them better after going through the recording process, or because more of the audience knows them, or more likely both. And these guys needed some strong new material to balance with the older stuff, no matter how good the old stuff is.
Anyway, I'll be looking for a copy of this one.
How does the band know to play Lucy in the Sky, at all the right times? Did they know those psylly chocolates were going around??? The timing was impeccable!!!!
This show was everything I could have wanted and more! What a great place to see a show even though the room rates were high but you definately get what you pay for (looks at bag full of hard rock soap and all the purple pens and smiles).
I must admit that I had to say "what the hell is this" when alligator started that with me is a rarity and since I was not at those shows I will just borrow those vids from you....oh yeah my vcr doesnt work...oh well.....is it time for the next show yet? I have been home for less then 24 hrs and already i am ready to go back out!
if the greeks are half as good as this hard rock show then we are in for a treat!
ps:Hopefully they transfered that guy from hard rock in orlando to vegas so he could make us those wonderful boards again lol its fun to daydream....
Has anyone who was there ever heard a better Casey Jones from ANY band? If so please name the show so I can get it!! Looking for cds of this one, which is one of the best shows I've EVER seen!!GOOOOOOOOO PHIL!!!
the band came
on at 8 and played til midnight??, it's hard to tell
casinos don't have clocks and never close. i saw 15
mic stands, behind the board, only a handful FOB and
the sound was good, so there should be quality
recordings available soon. the show was not sold out
as the 1st set started.
Welcome to the Underground>
Again and Again
I Know You Rider
the setlist is a shadow of the music that was played,
the new material was well jammed and the vocals were
not entirely cringe producing. even the Phil led
Alligator was, dare i say, strongly sung.
China >Rider had a huge Jam, that kept you guessing
what was next, before they finally dropped into the
Rider. as soon as it ended i quickly exited the room
it was cool to be able to go outside between the sets
to sample some local produce.
you could actually come and go as you pleased, there
were no bathrooms in the Joint so you had to go
through the casino to get to them. ticket stub and
stamped hand got you back in the show.
The Real Thing
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds>
Bid You Goodnight
the 2nd set seemed like there were many more people in
the room and was probably sold out by then. ever since
last summers tour with the Planetary Jams i have paid
more attention to the structures of the jams and
looked for fugues. i'm pretty sure the 1st "jam" was
actually a composed fugue, the Jam opening the show
had a practiced feel also, and then a jam into Deal.
Casey Jones was fun and the rave up at the end was
shorter than most but very fast. the choice of The
Real Thing made for the potential hints of the
Help on the Way had a bubbling quality and the
expected detour before the Slipknot was deep and wide
ranging. the Jams that bookend the L.S.D were amazing
and the band interplay was excellent. Lucy was well
done and a full crowd singalong. at the end was a
couple note Dear Prudence tease and then back into the
Slipknot> Franklins was a fantastic closer and the
band closed with the big BAM.
GDTRFB was great a perfect send off for those people
that came in just for the show.
Bid You Goodnight was spiritual as the entire crowd
sang along and wandered back into the casino.
i can't wait for summer tour