A little slow getting into the office this morning.
Good times for sure. Bobby showed up before the first set. Played three tunes and then bailed. He sounded good vocally. He flubbed a lyric as to be expected. His moustache certainly has a head start on his beard with the Colonel Sanders look. Stage seemed a little too crowded for Bobby’s taste. (I don’t think he liked the Jelly guy singing the choruses louder than him.) Bobby’s dad was also in the crowd. Music Never Stopped was little messy with the music actually almost stopping at one point. Of course Stu was killing it ala the Jerry riffs all night. I liked the Workingman’s Ed bass player more than the Jelly bass player. Drummer from Zero sat in on a tune. All in all a solid night of dead tunes with some of the best local guys around paying tribute to GD history at the Sweetwater.
Kicked it with Pauly and Rich. Drank a bunch. Smoked a bunch with Flot. Ran into Toreup outside and said hi.
I even attempted a setlist (which I imagine needs some amending so please chime in):
Cold Rain and Snow
Music Never Stopped*
Jelly song?...smoke break for me
He’s Gone (by now I was pretty bombed not sure if there was more songs or not.)
Okay that’s my attempt.
Looks like a fun night!
I'm impressed with how much of a setlist you got...see how easy it is
no place like home !!!
rory why didn`t you call !!
only 20 mintues away..............
>>>>Bobby’s dad was also in the crowd.
I thought I remembered reading in McNally's book that Bobby was adopted, and that his adopted parents both died in the early 70's, leaving him with a small fortune. Was the gentleman in the crowd his birth father? If they have reconnected, it would make for an interesting story.
>>>>If they have reconnected, it would make for an interesting story.
He reconnected with his birth family some years back, including a brother (half-brother?) who I think was a deadhead. Amazing how cool it would be to wake up one day and find out that your long lost brother is that guy who plays in your favorite band.
sweet show for a tuesday
That is a sweet show for a Tuesday night!
Nice photos and review. . .
nice to see my zoner friends flot toreup hall rory and methinks pauly. Other familiar faces that one would expect
hot dancin action in the front rows too - Jess - I did some nice arm waveing for ya
stu keeps getting better and better
bobby gave him some glances - kinda - hmmm wowish - what was that looks
Bob looked so much better - has lost weight and no puffy face. he was very friendly, and sounded in fine form- voice and guitar ( and new VOX amp)- it is sometimes easy to forget how great a rythm / complimentary guitarist he is. lest we lose focus (when he screams so much)- Bob is a founding member of the club - the greatest band and experience ever
sandy rothman dug the whole show from outside
greg anton reallly laid down the grove the short while he played - Ed's bass player also keeps getting better - stuball played some tasty licks too. Pat was beaming half the time ( and I was too) went to bed at 2:30 am - paying a small price now.... but a man does what he has to do, and I love the fu*&in music, and whan the opportunity comes - you do not win the lottery without buying a ticket
long live the music
dance to the muse
phil bobbby stu, phil stu bobby, bobby stu phil dream it and make it so
"phil bobbby stu, phil stu bobby, bobby stu phil dream it and make it so"
From your lips (er, fingers) to Goddess' lovely ears... Make it so. No arguement here...
Sandy was outside because he found it too loud inside, and he hates earplugs. Me too, but I use them rather than stay outside. Sandy played with Jerry Garcia BEFORE there were any Warlocks, let alone Grateful Deads. It's fun to chat with him about Stu, and how he reminds us of Jerry - and how not, he's a deeply different personality, they just channel the same cool muse...
I'd say more about last night, but y'all have said it all, thanks, and besides I'm off to Eureka to see me two more JGB shows. Whee!
PS. Props to Jeff Faust, Workingman's Ed's bassist. He's gotten better, and even more so, he has a cool clean tone which just serves to make all the other musicians more audible... bass players and soundmen take note... g'night! P
Wino, sorry brother. You've got mail.