I was only able to make the first one and was just grateful to be there! In the end when Warren went up to hug Jimmy he lifted him off the ground. Then Warren & Jimmy walk into Mel's Diner after the show and get an ovation. I think Warren & Jimmy playing in The Dead would be a beautiful thing. Peace to all.
Yo Gary........Saw all three shows.....and the first show was..in my opinion the best of the three....That show was "HOT"....even though song selection was not the best of the three nights the playing was!!!! GOOD JOB!!!
I'd vote for saturday...they wer soooo tight.
Friday then Thursday...Saturday didn't count.
Thursday.....then Friday ....then Saturday
For me not a tough call.....Thursday was the tightest and the hottest even though song selection was perhaps the weakest of any night.
Friday second set was very good but the lack of a strong first set leaves me scratching my head????
Did like the third show.....an all round nice show......Tough for me to compare night 2 and 3....but am sure first night took the prize!!!
In my book any way!!!!
And not for nothing people...but am I the only one who thought Friday first set was WEAK?
Crazy Fingers-Wheel weak?
thursday, friday, saturday.
for where i was, behind the tapers, it looked like when bobby and mickey came out, the crowd deflated a bit. then when mickey started singing, it became even more calm. the sugar mags picked it up a bit, but the damage was done.
Multiple different non-agreeing opinions from zoners? Whodathunkit? I wouldn't have it any other way personally.
I missed Thursday, but of the sets I saw this would be my ranking:
Set I on Saturday.
Set II on Friday.
Set II on Saturday.
Set I on Friday.
I wouldn't say the first set on Friday was terrible, but it had some slower sections and and wasn't quite the full-tilt jamming I was expecting. There were serious highlights in the set, however. Shakedown St and Doin' That Rag were awesome. And Night of a Thousand Stars was so much more enjoyable for me than the Dead's version I had seen just six days prior at the Gorge.
As for Saturday's second set, it was great and played well, but had a few too many slow spots for my personal taste. Rider was great, Cryptical was cool, but not totally sick. The ass-end of Terrapin was very interesting and they played the full on sped up rave beat version, which I found interesting. Midnight Hour rawked just as the clock hit midnight. Encore song selection bothered me a little. Keep the G'nite, but I would have preferred something other than NFA.
saturday, thursday, friday...thats my order.....
my comments about a weak set were for friday gig.....crazy>wheel was thursday...........
Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Nice to see Bobby and Mickey sit in, but I could have done without .
The band had a different dynamic with them, and I don't think it made it any better, definetly slowed things down a bit.
An awesome time
Kenny....the first set friday was horribly weak...still lovin it
Saturday~ Thursday~ Friday
I thought Friday was a bit weak.
Wow. We’ve gotten every combination of answers. . They must have all been pretty good then.
>>>>>>>>>Wow. We’ve gotten every combination of answers. . They must have all been pretty good then.
They really were....it's pretty much subjective since there were no outright clunkers.
Thursday, Saturday, Friday
>>but am I the only one who thought Friday first set was WEAK?
Easily the weakest set of the run, IMO.
>>Thursday, Saturday, Friday
Thursday: 2 great sets.
Saturday: 1 2/3 great sets.
Friday: 1 great set.
For me it was Thrusday, Saturday, Friday with Thursday being by far the best. One of the best shows Ive ever scene really. Felt very spiritual to me, while the other two felt more like a party.
Saturday was a little bit of a downer to me becuase of the vibes on the floor. I think we where really unlucky and just kept finding assholes and WAYYYY to drunk people. Did anyone see that VERRRYY drunk blond girl who was cruising around everhwere falling on people? It was a trip.
the ;watchtower; from thurs 2nd set kicks major major butt !
if you want to know what relly went down friday well, phil does very little singing and when he does its not at full force...i think the band was still recovering from thursdays ballistic night and rebounded nicely for saturday night.
Saturday 2nd set with the timely midnight hour and molo band introduction.
Saturday 2nd set IMO is/was the best set I ever witnessed PLQ pull off. Breath taking...
THANK YOU PHIL, I NEEDED THAT!
john molo band intro...SOUL BROTHERS....!
>>>>but am I the only one who thought Friday first set was WEAK?
Easily the weakest set of the run, IMO.
The beauty of the Zone is that...in my opinion it freakin' rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phil's vocals were buried on Friday.
I WAS GRATEFUL TO SEE ALL OF IT. I CAN'T CONSIDER ANY SET THEY PLAY WEAK WHEN THEY ARE THE TIGHTEST, MOST INOVATIVE BAND PLAYING TODAY. HOW CAN ANY OF US BE CRITICAL OF SUCH AN ALL OUT JAM FEST? I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT SOME SOUNDBOARDS CIRCULATE SOON BECAUSE I CAN STILL HEAR THE MUSIC IN MY HEAD, BUT IT WOULD SOUND A LOT CLEARER IN MY STEREO!
I'm so excited to have this band back, can't wait to see them. Great to hear that they are doing so well. Dewitt, it's Matt, send me an e mail sometime, the last few times I've been to shows we've missed each other, I'd like to hear how everythings been going with you. Hope to talk to you soon.
>>>>>HOW CAN ANY OF US BE CRITICAL OF SUCH AN ALL OUT JAM FEST?
Eh, it's better than scratching my ass.
>>The beauty of the Zone is that...in my opinion it freakin' rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Had it been the 1st set on Thurs, Id probably have a different opinion, but since they came out SMOKING from the get....
Thursday was nuts through and through. Dancin all night.
Set One Friday was a "tad weak" I guess except for one of the tightest Shakedowns and rockin Casey Jones ever played and some cool jamming in Doin that Rag. IMHO
Saturday night, good time but not quite up to par with the first two. Either that or I was just fried from the past two nights, heh. Except for the fact that they nailed King Solomons Marbles. Sugaree and Midnight Hour had the Warfield shakin'.
All kinds of teases throughout the run.....Even think I heard Phil play part of the National Anthem during one jam. Need tapes to make sure.
>Saturday 2nd set IMO is/was the best set I ever witnessed PLQ pull off. Breath taking...
definitely breathtaking, though it's hard to top 2/18/01 for me in the 'best ever' category.
friday set II was pretty damn powerful too.
Hey Mr. Wizard......I think you and I are seeing eye to eye on all 3 shows......Thursday was BY FAR the best. This show in my opinion ranks very high on my list of "best shows" and can compare it to Maritime. That was an exceptional show as well 2/18/01. Did you see that one or hear it?...If not you should make an effort to get it.They did four shows Feb 15-18in 2001.All the shows were good but 2/18 was head and shoulders above the rest! Opened with a Dancin>Scarlet>Dancin>Milestones>Duprees>Bertha
setII-Caution>fantasy>Darkstar>Tomorrow never knows>Dark Star>wharf rat>Viola Lee>Midnite hour>Viola Lee...Enc. Strawberry fields>going down the road>Comes a time>We bid you good night...HOT STUFF>>>>MUCHO JAMMING through out..the show takes up 4 discs..disc one 72 minutes..disc 2 70 minutes..disc 3 50 minutes disc 4 32 minutes
cinderoo.......that was funny .....was writing previous post mentioning Maritime...and your post came up......MARITIME WAS THE JOINT!!!!
I also though Thursday was/is a NEW LEGEND.
Its gonna be one of those shows like Sat. especially if we get some crispy boards.
Thursday was my personal fave. How sick was that Watchtower? And the Help>Slip>Franks? Absolutely mind blowing.
Like many here, I was disappointed by Bob and Mickey's appearance, no disrespect, but I was there to see the 'Q', and the 'Q' only.
........yes that watchtower was off the hook.....Hendrix riffs through out....Warren and Jimmy were so happy to be on stage together again. Warren gave jimmy a bear hug after the encore and it truly was an awsome sight. Pure Joy radiating from crowd and band......Thursday gig was more than just a show it was a... "Reunion"...something very special indeed........those who were there were oh so fortunate!
Dang! How do you choose???
I'll go Thursday, Saturday, Friday. I know that's not the popular order, but we had some really bummer folks around us on Friday, and it took too much away from the show.
lemonhead knows what hes talkin about, the watchtower thurs night maybe best version ever, and definatly a highlite of the 3 day run.
yo....to all.......thursday gig.....best of the three now streaming.......Sort it or be sorted!!!This is a treat!....NO GAMES......NO MINORS ADMITTED!!!
They having a saying here in "The Bronx"......you slow you blow.....Thursday stream just ended....and Friday now playing....Ouch!
Hey Kenny - it's not "The Bronx" it's "Da Bronx". Where in da Bronx are you from?
yes ...you are right richie.....from co-op city. How about you?
From Morris Park - Neill Avenue
oh we are neighbors....sort of......interesting reading about private show in marine ....400 select few for charity...
Best show from Warfield now on stream.....thursday show just starting now!!!!
Out of all three nights i only have one complaint. That is when Jimmy solos and the music starts picking up he resorts to Van Halen style guitar. I really hate that type of playing and especially in GD music. Did this bother anyone else? I cant remember which night.
Agree with many everything was good but would rank Thursday, Saturday, Friday. Thursday was something special, pulling strong spiritual emotion from the deep. Great moments in the other shows (although I have to agree with some here that the appearance of Hart and Weir really felt out of place. At the risk of pissing people off, watching Mickey on Iko Iko made me feel like I was at a Vegas lounge act or a pep rally[sorry]) With the exception of Derek Trucks, there's nothing out there I've seen that compares to where these guys are right not. Really incredible stuff.
>>>>>I think Warren & Jimmy playing in The Dead would be a beautiful thing
BITE YOUR TOUNGUE!
yo csa433....you have a way with words....good job!!!
thur. 2nd set hands down. a complete skull-fucking. ooooh it felt soooo good.
i'm with you on that bucky !!! that band sat rocked !!! be better with billy even !!!
2;15 AM my time zone......Comprende.....Thursday gig...best of the three .......just starting.....loving it....THANX TAPERROB!!!
Does anybody else agree?....A Sauna!!!!
Ok,I'm sure this will get flak,but that's allright...You can't call PLQ the Q 'cause the name has been taken for over thirty years already!NRBQ has been known as The Q forever,so it's time for you guys to come up with a new moniker,sorry!I've been a big Dead fan for 25+ years,so there certainly is no disrespect for Phil.In fact,the (real)Q is managed by a longtime GD friend/employee,Gary Lambert,who was involved in the original GD Almanac.Go see these guy's if you have a chance-they still rock,and if you are lucky you will hear a Sun Ra tune or two... A+E network just aired a documentary of these guys with Elvis Costello,Bonnie Raitt,Keith Richards and Homer Simpson(they are the Simpson's house band)among others singing their praises...
Very interesting to read everyone's take on the Warfield run. I'd rank them Friday, Saturday, Thursday. I thought the band was a little rusty out of the gates on Thursday, which is understandable given that it was the first complete show that they had played together in over a year. In between the rough spots were some superb passages (e.g., Blue Sky, the jam into Crazy Fingers, Cumberland). Thursday was in-your-face LOUD, especially the rockers in the second set. There were a few points where the jams got stuck and Phil just played faster and louder to blast out of the logjam. It seemed to me that they were trying a bit too hard at times.
I thought the Q really hit its stride on Friday. The show was one big long jam punctuated by a great setlist. Phil’s playing was especially inspired, the band was tight, and the music just came without feeling forced. The highs and lows in this show were not as extreme as the other two nights, but it had an overall narrative flow that extended from the first note to the last.
The first set on Saturday up to the arrival of Crusader Rabbit continued the vibe of the Friday show. I thought that the “KSM” alone was worth the price of admission. My favorite passage in the first set was the jam that stitched “Passenger” to “Patchwork Quilt”. Beautiful playing. I really enjoyed the Crusader Rabbit mini set...even Mickey singing “Iko”. The second set was full of huge moments, but I thought that it too consciously strived for “Epic” status during passage from “Low Spark” to “Terrapin” (was it necessary to throw in a few bars of "Love Supreme"?). The last part of the show from TOO through the encore was excellent.
After a long drought of no PLQ, the Warfield run was a flood. Thank god our band is back!
Hey cindaroo......you mentioned 2/18 before....a very good quality audio now available for listening on soundzone from philzone......click on 2/18 and it will take you to another page for each tune download.......great stuff!!!!!
>Hey cindaroo......you mentioned 2/18 before....a very good quality audio now available for listening on soundzone from philzone
hey kenny. thanks. i already have the bitchin' soundboard phil offered up to us.
Cinderoo.....I too have the soundboard on CD........but am amazed at the mix of the downlaod from philzone......truly a pleasant surprise!!........By the way....have not been able to download parent directory of sounzone...is it my PC or the site?
PS.....2/18 is perhaps best Q Show I ever heard... in my opinion.....any input from anybody???