7-31-03 Hi-Fi Buy Amp - Hotlanta, GA

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 08:33 am: Edit Post

No telling who might show up for this one, lots of ARU alumni still in town... (would love to hear Rev. Mosier sit in!). And is Robert Hunter confirmed for this show as well, he's listed in the local paper.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Adams (Thegame) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:45 am: Edit Post

Hunter is supposed to play this show. I don't think that I would be looking for any ARU alumini though. But then, who would have ever imagined a few years ago everyone's favorite ARU aluminist playing lead guitar for The Dead. Been seeing Jimmy since 1989, always knew he was a truly world class player (been one of my 10 favorites on guitar since the day I first saw him take the stage with ARU - damn he added a whole nother dimension to that band), but taking over the lead of The Dead? Never saw that coming.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Douglas Hartemann (Dhartemann) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 02:04 pm: Edit Post

Can anyone recommend someplace to camp near the show?? Any help would be much appreciated. I know about Stone Mountain, but was hoping to find something closer.
Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 02:12 pm: Edit Post

Stone Mountain is probably your best bet, not much camping in the area- you have to go well outside of Atlanta to find anything decent, stone mountain is a pretty good spot.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Douglas Hartemann (Dhartemann) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 09:31 am: Edit Post

Thanks Eric!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trebor (Liquidmonkey) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 11:46 pm: Edit Post

Another Zoner in Roswell. what a small world


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 08:15 pm: Edit Post

There may be camping on the other side of Atlanta at Sweet Water State Park (or something like that), it's off I-20 west of Atlanta. It's about the same distance from the venue as Stone Mountain is. The local Sweet Water Brewery (known for it's award winning 420 Pale Ale) is named after this park.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Johnny Ray (Energy_love) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 11:17 am: Edit Post

Nope, no camping at Sweetwater...I just gave them a call.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gabriel bloxom (Vasaboo) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 10:44 am: Edit Post

Howdy all,

I live about 1 1/2 hours away from atlanta if anyone needs a place to stay i have 2 spare rooms willing to let a few stay if they need a place or willing to help anyone find where they need to go. If camping stone mountain is the place to go very cool place and laser show every night on the mountain. email me if you need help or have questions. gbloxom@cableone.net


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By eric m (Unclesam100) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 07:27 pm: Edit Post

getting closer, just received my tickets from deadtix today.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gabriel bloxom (Vasaboo) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 09:28 pm: Edit Post

Night before jerrys birthday!!!!!!hope we get the gift:-)see ya all in ATL


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 10:59 pm: Edit Post

got tickets yesterday, and away we go...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Douglas Hartemann (Dhartemann) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:00 am: Edit Post

Just one more week!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

Venue Update-
Saw Phish on Saturday night, here's some information about the "scene."
1. Parking is very tight. We ended up in a side lot for 20 bucks. I am not sure how much parking was at the venue itself, but I have paid 10 or 12 bucks in the gates before. Try to get there early so you don't get forced to the 20 dollar side lots. I will say that our lot was patrolled by security so we didn't feel super violated, just violated.
2. Traffic will suck. There is some road construction near the venue that will slow you up coming from the south. Coming from the north, too many lanes merge to a single lane to get off the highway. Get there early. There was some police support, but not as much as I would have expected for a major traffic nightmare (we were in our car for 2 hours 45 minutes on the exit ramp). Granted, this was a big sell-out crowd with a lot of ticketless people showing up, the Braves were in town and it did rain off and on- but the traffic problem was inexcusable.
3. Security at the venue was very laid back. The biggest concern was making sure you didn't go to a section where you didn't belong and you kept the aisles clear. The obligatory pat down was very quick, they mainly check to make sure that you had nothing in your waistband or under your shirt. Smoking seems to be allowed in the venue, so a lot of cigarette smoke was everywhere. Of course, there may be a different staff this Thursday, but they seemed pretty laid back.
4. The prices are very inflated inside. A 24 ounce Coors will cost you $7.75. A 16 ounce draft is $6.50. Food is overblown as well. Eat (and drink if you must) before the show.
I hope this helps people traveling to the venue, or people that haven't been there in a while. On the ticket it says a shwtime of 5:00 PM. Is this correct, because that could really be messy...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trebor (Liquidmonkey) on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 02:48 pm: Edit Post

was there last night also.

~ got into the main lot around 4pm after about 30 or 40 minutes waiting in traffic. wasn't charged for parking.

~ by all means get there early if you can. atlanta rush hour traffic is horrible, especially if you are gonna be coming down from the north through the city.

~ it will most likely rain for a little while around 5 or 6 o'clock (has happened every time i've been there this time of year) and will make for killer rainbows. really nice double-rainbow last night, the inner ring had 8 bands of color.

~ if you're bringing into the show, be sure to "crotch it". a certain zoner got his pack nabbed on the way in cause it wasn't positioned properly (wear tighty whities).

~ look for the guy with the killer Jerry prints, thats me.

nice little write-up for the show in this weeks creative loafing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hall (Phriendlyhall) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 11:54 am: Edit Post

Wed > Thu > Fri > Sat > Sun

The Dead plays:
Tampa > Hotlanta > off > Illinois > Wisconsin

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Sammie Hagar:
SCarolina > Off > Birmingham > Atlanta > SCarolina

The Allman Brothers Band:
Illinois > off > Pennsylvania > NY > Hartford

Also, The Col. has no dates until Tusaloosa end of Aug.

So whether we see some sort of ARU reunion or have Sammie sit in again or any combination of Skynyrd (who is also celebrating a 30 years tour) or any of The Dead show up in Birmingham(if there was a fingers crossed button on the computer):
-The Dead invites Gary Rossington and Billy Powell (for a triple threat on keys) to jam on a song. Unannounced to them the song is "Alabama Getaway" and they smoke on it. After the song over the other Van Zant steps out on stage and signals to his guitarist who (being a badass in his own right but never getting to explore beyond the framework of songs for a studio album) pushes the band (somewhat against their will) and launches into "Sweet Home Alabama". The song he launches into is irrelevant the point would be 2 songs with Lynyrd Dead (since Grateful Skynyrd would pay too much tribute to Jerry), although it would be interesting to see, "Alabama Getaway > Jam > Sweet Home Alabama". Hell since we are doing hypotheticals anyway Micky (not wanting to let the night be too perfect) sings the final verse of Alabama Getaway again.

-Oh yea, Nickel Creek & Jonny Lang are in Atlanta on Friday (w no Th show). So we can have a huge Zambiland Orchestra orgy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By D (Dancind70) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 07:56 pm: Edit Post

Hey Now....

Stir it up Hotlanta...its High Time we let THe Good times roll-)...

Anyone playing after the show in the big city...or any suggestions on where one might head on a limo BAr hoping tour?

have a great show everybody-)

We want ROB-)!


D


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 12:09 am: Edit Post

The past two nights have been indoors, maybe a Here Comes Sunshine opener since it's there first night outdoors on leg two (if'n it doesn't rain). Noticed that Sammy isn't playing tomorrow night and is in the area,but I doubt any big Zambi Land throwdown...
Does the show really start at 5:00 PM. That's is going to suck!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gabriel bloxom (Vasaboo) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 08:34 am: Edit Post

Looks like rain!!!!!!!!:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 08:41 am: Edit Post

Sugar Magnolia this evening- and maybe a Weather Report Suite, I guess the Darkstar happens here or in Chicago, as well as the St. Stephen>Eleven.I really hope Rob-O sings Here Comes Sunshine tonight...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daydream (Nmondi) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 09:12 am: Edit Post

See you PHREAKS THERE!!!!

Fred ~ if you are gonna be there ~ we need to hook up and I wanna see BUDd E too!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott (Atldeadhead) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 09:42 am: Edit Post

Well the day is finally here. This is the only show the wife and I are going to have a chance to see this tour. I hope the fellas, and lady, have one of their "good" nights this evening.

Let's all say a little prayer that the rain stays away till after the show. Shakedown street is no fun in the pouring rain.

Extra special thanks to chris pierce for my tickets. Cat couldn't make the show so we got his premo seats. Best seats I've ever had at Lakewood, er, Hi-Fi Buys. Thanks dude.

Have a good show everyone.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Anderson (Wangdang) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 11:57 am: Edit Post

Anybody need a primo ticket?

Extra Sec. 101 Row K, (11th row, Jimmy side)

email wha@alumni.princeton.edu
or call 770-319-6419 before 2:30 and leave message for Will.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Adams (Thegame) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 04:30 pm: Edit Post

Here comes THE GAME. Get ready to play.

Daydream - I'm meeting Buddy at 4:45 at will call. You can find us there. If not there, we are in 102, row F - 6th row center. Try to emet us there. Seats 26 & 27 I think.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chip (Thanksmrminer) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 04:54 pm: Edit Post

just started pouring rain and lightning in ATL at a buddy's place five minutes from the venue. hopefully it will quit. if you see anyone in the lot in a chefs uniform grilling tuna, tell him (larry) whats up, hes a good buddy of mine. hope all of the ATL zoners have a good show.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By JimBee (Jimbee) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 08:26 pm: Edit Post

dylan's set...

http://my.execpc.com/~billp61/073103s.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zang (Zang) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 08:53 pm: Edit Post

man that's quick. Any updates on the opener


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian (Briang1) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 09:29 pm: Edit Post

Truckin Opener


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By JimBee (Jimbee) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:15 pm: Edit Post

Dylan w/ TD:

Big River (Bob on piano)
West LA Fadeaway (Bob on piano)
Alabama Getaway (Bob on piano)



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Perusse (Lost_sailor) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 11:40 pm: Edit Post

The Dead - Hotlanta, GA 7/31/03

Set I

Truckin' > Cassidy, Big River*, West LA Fadeaway*, Alabama Getaway*, No More Do I > Lazy River Road, Good Lovin'

(*w/Robert Zimmerman)

setII

UJB>Rueben>Scarlet>Fire>Drums>Space>CaT>China>Rider

E:Loose Lucy+

+w/sammy hagar


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 11:53 pm: Edit Post

The Dead - Atlanta, GA 7/31/03

Set 1:
Truckin'>
Cassidy
*Big River
*West LA Fadeaway
*Alabama Getaway
No More Do I>
Lazy River Road
Good Lovin'

*w/Dylan

Set 2:
Teddybears Picnic (Bob only, just melody, no words)
Uncle John's Band>
Rueben & Cerise>
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire On The Mountain>
Drumz/Space>
Comes A Time>
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
E:#Loose Lucy
#Johnny B Goode

# w/Sammy Hagar


Hunter - 7/31/03
Set:
Box Of Rain
Doin' That Rag
Keys To The Rain
Stagger Lee
Wharf Rat
Ripple
Boys In The Barroom


thanks to Andybear & William-o for the list


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Three-foot Johnny (Redpig) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 12:07 am: Edit Post

Man. I hope the show was as good as it looks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 01:08 am: Edit Post

review before I go to sleep (attended the show sober and awake- and with my mother in law)...

Dylan's set was perfectly loud, great to see him. He does start on time, so we missed the first two numbers due to traffic from the rain storm. Thought that It Ain't Me Babe was going to be You're A Big Girl Now, long nice opening sequence. He also did a little dance (similar to the "robot") during Honest With Me... on to the meat.

Truckin- the opening jam/tuning had some references to Eternity, then Phil began playing what sounded like Cryptical before Truckin' began- this version is similar to modern day Sugar Magnolias, slow paced with fast jams. Good start.
Cassidy- nice intro, cool segue from Truckin'. Bob seemed to go in one direction during the jam and nobody followed him, i would rename this section the "Honeymoon's over jam" or the "flat on your face jam," very experimental stuff, in a weird way. Jimmy and Phil saved this with a great little jam out of the ashes and made tis a rather respectable Cassidy. The first two songs combined are around 25 or 30 minutes, so far so good.
Big River- Zimmy sang the primary lead on this, and this version smoked
West LA- Zimmy on lead again, smoking stuff
Alabama Getaway- Zimmy sang lead again, and again, smoking stuff, Weir gave this one a fake ending which was pretty cool too.
Each of these versions could have been a set closer- super high energy!!!
(OCRS said that Dylan's stuff probably would not be included in the show, maybe Hunter instead...)
No More Do I- amazing, first chance for Joan and Phil to shine, their voices really compliment each other- would have enjoyed the jam to have been stretched out a little bit furthur.
Lazy River Road- Jimmy's solo here is amazing, his tone and phrasing are unreal. Joan seemed a bit reserved, as did Phil.
Good Lovin'- apart from some vocal miscues, this really soared. The main theme was based on the old Pigpen era Good Lovin' intro, sort of a revamp of the song Tequila. What a way to end the first set.

During the break, big fat rainbow in the distance from the earlier storm- only a bunch of Deadheads can get amazed over science (just joking), the rainbow at the Terrapin reunion at Alpine was better, but hey, no complaints.

Hunter was very nice to see, was surprised Phil let him sing Box, considering the weather and that being one of Phil's "hits." I recommend not checking out during his set, it's not long and he rarely tours...

UJB- nice version, a very big sing along from the crowd.
R & C- Joan rocks. What a fluid voice.
Scarlet- wow, wow, wow. Man oh man. Killer stuff. Such high energy, Jimmy and Bob are just insane here. During the outro jam, Joan did this little dance across the front of the stage as the boys ended up at...
Fire- Lose the mic Mickey, really. The jams during this were amazing, Jimmy is the man. Huge Energy, as good as anything in the first set. This Scarlet Fire is as good as any post Jerry offerings from these guys as I have seen.
Drums- like old times, Mickey wore a doctor's coat and mask during the beam segment...
Space- short, they set up a monitor on stage along with a guitar under the cover of darkness...
Comes A Time- Thanks Joan, you singin' dancin' gal, you!
China Cat- Bobby kept making motions for someone off stage to join them, but did not happen. Killer China Cat, not adventurous, but clean.
Rider- This is the world's greatest dance band. Wonderful jams, just wish it could have been longer.
Lucy- Sammy really hammed it up, but good. Raised the bar a notch after an over the top Rider.
JBG- nice and rockin...

Overall- Great show with a bizarre set list. Most all of the first set songs had "set ending" caliber. The second set didn't get smoking until Scarlet. Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar on the same night, with the same band; what is this 9-24-88? Rob and Jeff could have been louder, they were rarely audible. The overall tone has a lot of highs, wish there was more bass in the mix. Jams between songs were really nice, the second set was seamless.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By DaveStraw (Davestraw) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 01:33 am: Edit Post

no "jams" listed between songs. 2nd set could be the POOP, or the poop. less songs, more jams, or just less songs?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 08:41 am: Edit Post

in answer Dave,
the songs in set two were nice and long, the transitions between them were well played (hot spots were UJB > R & C > Scarlet). it got rather chunky and distorted between comes a time and china cat, but otherwise well done on the 2nd set, will have to give a verdict on chicago before i can give an official poop classification


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By backonthebus (Backonthebus) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 09:12 am: Edit Post

What's teddybear's picnic?

(and here I thought I knew it all...)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 09:25 am: Edit Post

Teddy Bear's Picnic was an old little ditty (written in 1907 by John Bratton as a piano piece, and given lyrics bt Jimmy Kennedy 40 years later) the Grateful Dead used as a tuning jam during the 70's, 80's and 90's. It makes a haunting appearance on Garcia and Grisman's album "Not For Kids Only." You can also find it on several Children's albums... (yes, I do have a 2 year old)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By SEW (Feeling_groovy) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 10:00 am: Edit Post

From the just in case you wanted to know dept...

Teddy Bear's Picnic

If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down to the woods today
You better go in disguise
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic

Every teddy bear whose been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play
Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
'Cause that's the way the teddy bears have their picnic

Picnic time for teddy bears
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday
See them gaily gad about
They love, to play and shout, they never have any cares
At six o'clock their mommies and daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little teddy bears

If you go down in the woods today
You better not go alone
It's lovely down in the woods today
But safer to stay at home
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there together because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matt (Oldhippie) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 10:50 am: Edit Post

Woah! That show was amazing! Hunters set impressed me more than it thought i would.. and the rainbow.. a perfect touch! Sammy Hagar!!!! nuff said


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shawn (Pimpv) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 11:08 am: Edit Post

What time did the dead go on? When did Dylan start?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mr Coyote (Isyum) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 11:23 am: Edit Post

Happy Birthday Jerry!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mr Coyote (Isyum) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 11:25 am: Edit Post

What about Bob?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By SEW (Feeling_groovy) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 11:56 am: Edit Post

What about Bob?

Its a comedy Starring Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo, Kathryn Erbe

Bob Wiley, a walking encyclopedia of psychological troubles, seeks help from an egotistical psychiatrist who promptly takes off for a quiet family vacation. Bob follows in quiet desperation, quickly endearing himself to the doctor's family but slowly driving the doctor completely mad in this excruciatingly funny film starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.

Sorry I couldn't help myself....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Karen Glover (Dogsinapile) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 11:57 am: Edit Post

just waking up from last night!
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i haven't had so much fun in so long.

before the show i prayed for cassidy and scarlet begonias and i was super suprised to get them both! the energy was energetic and the parking lot scene was friendly and fun with great food and creative items.

not a hagar fan, but it was rocking for that last song.....i am sore from dancing so much (out of shape!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zang (Zang) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 12:08 pm: Edit Post

My friend called me last during UJB. He was pretty dissapointed by this show when comparing it to red rocks. The reception was real good from atlanta to san francisco so I sat and listened through the song and part of reuben and cherise. I thought it sounded fine. Interesting transition between the two songs.

After the show he called back and was in a much better mood. Said the scarlet fire was better than red rocks which, in my opinion, should be as red rocks was so sloppy the first night. He was really jazzed by sammy hagar coming on...I think it really pumped him up and perhaps that's a precursor to hagar at shoreline since he's local. In the end he was happy he went


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By damon willison (Verve13) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 12:20 pm: Edit Post

tell grimace i said hello zang.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew Ruzz (Mattymatt) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 12:35 pm: Edit Post

Anyone else surprised (not unpleasantly) by JBG being played two nights in a row? Think the last time they did a song back to back was sometime in '93. It was a Jerry tune, maybe Peggy-O or Don't Ease?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jason harmon (Eyesoftheworld) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 01:08 pm: Edit Post

Matty,
Check out early set lists. The GD usually played the same tune more than two nights in a row because their song cache was small and they played what they practiced mostly. I think it's fine that they repeat songs, and I'm just happy to hear the boys (and girl) play again, no matter what they break out.

JBH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim G (Livluvgrow) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 01:53 pm: Edit Post

It is funny I rarely ever heard GD play the same song two nights in a row let alone more then two nights in a row


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Captain Trips (Terrapinflyer) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 02:04 pm: Edit Post

Alabama Getaway also two nights in a row (although Dylan sang)...so that's TWO songs two night in a row...not that i'm complaining


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By act3 (Act3) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 02:12 pm: Edit Post

Ericís review above was very good so Iíll just add a few notes. (By the way Dave van Ronk also did a great version of Teddy Bearís picnic many years ago. I didnít really notice Bob playing it so it must have been brief.)

The sound was not as good for Dylan as for the Dead. It was fun to see him again though and he seemed to having a lot more fun the last 2 or 3 songs of his set. An older guy came out and played guitar on the last couple of tunes Ė donít know who it was. Anyone know??

Overall the Deadís first set was excellent. I enjoyed the long Cassidy even though it sort of fell apart at one point Ė might have been the longest jam of the night. Joanís voice adds a lot and sheís fun to watch too. (I want to father her love child! :-) ) The rainbow actually showed up during Good Lovin Ė nice addition to the show.

I thought the playing and energy level were great for the second set but for me the x factor was missing. UJB was a nice beginning. I thought Joan was great on Comes a Time and it was fun watching Mickey the mad scientist caress and then beat the beam. Personally Iím not a big fan of Fire on the Mt or Know You Rider Ė they donít seem to go anywhere new or lead to original jams (and I know others disagree). There was nothing that tied the set together like a Dark Star or Playiní or Other One sometimes does. Not trying to sound negative Ė I did enjoy it, but Iím also eager to for the next PLQ tour! Would also like to hear more keyboard solos from Rob and Jeff. .) I also had a drunk guy next to me trying to strike up a conversation several times during the 2nd set which was annoying. We were in section 202 Ė in the 100s section there are usually fewer distractions and you get a better feel for the onstage vibe and communications.

Sammy was trying to get Joan to sing a verse in Loose Lucy and she kept waving him off. He finally dragged her up to a mike and talked in her ear (telling her the lyrics?) She went back to her mike and sang a verse.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zang (Zang) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 02:32 pm: Edit Post

>>>Don't Ease?

Don't ease...Louisville '93 6.15-16.93 People were pretty pissed. Don't ease was always a throw away and everyone expected a good closer the second night. But it was definitely the talk of the night....although the stephen rumours were running rampant. GDTS put out extra large mail order tickets for these 'anniversary shows'. They were a large dissapointment for most people. My buddy got booted from the show and was given a fine for smokin a joint. Louisville cops hate dead heads.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david mcgraw (Mcgrawd2) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 02:41 pm: Edit Post

How about throwing stones almost every night the year it premiered. 1981?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By backonthebus (Backonthebus) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 02:48 pm: Edit Post

They played Alabama getaway in Sunrise, not Tampa, so it wasn't 2 nights in a row. Both Alabama and West LA were repeats from Sunrise. Maybe they don't have a lot of material worked out w/ Dylan.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By damon willison (Verve13) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 03:00 pm: Edit Post

estimated pretty much every night spring 77. not that that was a bad thing though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim G (Livluvgrow) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 03:22 pm: Edit Post

Estimated and Throwing stones two songs still make it a rarity but I will admit that as much music as I have and as much as I have listened and read I never realized that hmm that is what is great about this it is a big learning experiment that just keeps going


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gabriel bloxom (Vasaboo) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 03:24 pm: Edit Post

HMMM...I will sum up this show with a big HELL YEAH!!!

The boys rolled into atlanta on the eve of jerry's birthday and produced one of the best shows I have seen in 18 years of live dead performances. The whole show was truly a miracle in the making from start to finish. I am not sure where the bad reviews stem from. The sound was great where I was sitting. I will spare you song by song detail, but during the middle of good lovin a rainbow appeared and a minute later a DOUBLE rainbow peaked out from the dark sky as if jerry was saying Thank You! was truly a magical moment for all focused on the vibe and music. I would have to say that those critizing them for playing two songs two nights in a row, WHY?. Who cares if the play 2 in a row they should play alabama getaway every night in my opion such a sweet song.I would rate the show next to 7-10-03 just venue and fans in ATL were not as friendly as red rocks, but it is what ever you make it I guess. I had the time of my life and all those with me have the same opion This show was on fire and deserves a second listen from those that have a negative opion about what they actually witnessed. I also
would have to say that Hunter ruled the break as if the dead said here take care of the Rainbows for us. as he started playing a flock of geese flew in front of the DOUBLE rainbow in the sky was just so magical as hunter handed us a box of rain.
The only bad thing I can say is Dylan please stop singing. I respect Dylan as a song writter, muscian, and poet, but whew singing was very annoying IMO. Sammy, wow, he sings a rockin loose lucy 100 times better than valentines show. Looks like joan met her match with sammy on the flirt factor.

Summed up: Smokin truckin opener, DOUBLE RAINBOW
gift from Jerry during good lovin, Box of rain gift from Hunter, Phil telling us how much fun he just had with an emotional crakal in his voice, mickeys grateful bombs gift during drums, jimmys stunning guitar riffs through out the entire show, bobbys amazing emotion on stage, joans beautiful voice and stunning dancing, and billys grateful for being here smile, and jeff and robs lighting fast fingers on keyboards.
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY:-) and thank you!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Billy Blastoff (Billyray) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 03:34 pm: Edit Post

Plenty of High Lights! I was real happy to get Scarlet>Fire and China>Rider in the same show same set. I felt plenty of energy and X factor in both. Dylan's voice is excellent for West LA Fade... The Good Lovin' (I thought I heard it teased in "Truckin") was joyous. I was on the lawn and the rainbow rolled on out of the cloud at the intro and, at least the lower rainbow of the two, was complete at the end of the song. "Comes a Time" was religious in beauty. Hunter's set was dynamic. That red headed fella on guitar was smokin'. I've seen many shows (since Dec '78) this was a damn good above average, fuckin' hot Dead show! Thank you for a real good time!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jammman (Jammman) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 04:03 pm: Edit Post

And for me the thing that deserves mention was Joan on the Reuben & Cherise, that was awesome!

Happy Birthday Jer'


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Johnny (Mystickaya) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 04:07 pm: Edit Post

I would have given my left arm to have been there with my 2 year old daughter for "TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC", even if it was just a jam!!!!
My daughter LOVES that album!! and Teddy Bears Picnic is THE SONG for my daughter. Put it on & she goes CRAZY!! She loves Jerry's warm fuzzy voice!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Billy Blastoff (Billyray) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 04:24 pm: Edit Post

Correct Jammman! Reuben & Cherise as sweet as I've ever heard the vocal...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By act3 (Act3) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 04:46 pm: Edit Post

Forgot to mention Bobby's shorts! Looked like they had palm trees on them. Maybe someone who was up close can verify if I'm right. Maybe since Joan is attracting all the guy's attention Bob just wants to be sure he's catching the ladies' eyes. :-)

Have to say I enjoyed Dylan's singing - tho' he's certainly hoarse - but didn't think his keyboard playing added anything. Someone wrote that arthritis is why he's switched over from guitar. Don't know if that's true but it would be frustrating having to give up your primary instrument.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spivey (Spivey) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 05:52 pm: Edit Post

Joan's blouse excluded, Bob's shorts were definitely the best fashion choice of the night, although the Red Rocker gave him some stiff competition during the encore. Palm trees sounds about right. Looked like he'd just come from the beach to me. Very visual.

Bob seemed to be in a good mood, and I thought he did a pretty good job trying to coordinate vocals and everything with Dylan. Looked like quite a challenge.

Did anyone else notice a Love Supreme theme during the night? Before Truckin', after Uncle John's? Expected A Spoonful, Smokestack type evening after the opening noodling...

Thought they lost the 'X factor' during No More do I this time, but then things really got moving again for me during Lazy River Road. Some friends in the upper pavilion felt LRR was barely tolerable. Very interesting.

Sound seemed to get substantially better the closer you got to the front especially within the first ten rows.

Scarlet>Fire>D/S>Comes A Time>China>Rider to end the second set!! Wow!!

Mickey's growl of the first verse of Fire was a little disturbing, as was Aiko in VA Beach, but once it got rolling he toned it down a little. I don't know. What can we do?

Scene, mood, vibe seemed much better than my VA Beach show and was a very welcome relief. Had basically the same seats but heard Jimmy in the mix a lot better last night. Keyboardists definitely seemed to take a back seat roll. Lyric reading off pieces of paper taped to the stagefloor is a bit distracting. Sammy definitely had a little stuggle with it. Joan does too, but Comes A Time, Roses, Reuben have all kicked ass to me. She has a great voice, adds a nice flair and energy to the band...

And She's sexy!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spivey (Spivey) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 06:23 pm: Edit Post

Louisville '93... Ugh! My most vivid memory of those shows happened walking out of the venue one night and eavsdropping on two guys raging about how great 'I fought the Law' was and 'Vinnie' with his six shooter. Pow Pow Pow. Ugh!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By DaveStraw (Davestraw) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 07:28 pm: Edit Post

i liked the IFTL encore


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By act3 (Act3) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 08:10 pm: Edit Post

There's a few photos up at the Atlanta Journal Constitution's web site:

http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/photos/0803/thedead/image1.html

No close-up of the Bob shorts but you get the general idea! Good Joan close-up.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By HepCat (Hipster) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 09:37 pm: Edit Post

>>By jammman (Jammman) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 03:03 pm: Edit Post
>>And for me the thing that deserves mention was Joan on the Reuben & Cherise, that was awesome!

>>Happy Birthday Jer'

Aren't you dead?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 09:38 pm: Edit Post

>>was surprised Phil let him sing Box,

ummm... Hunter did write it so why would he need Phil's permission to sing it???



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By TimtheEnchanter (Enchanter) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 10:26 pm: Edit Post

Just got back from Atlanta. A couple of thoughts. All I have seen was Va. Beach and Atlanta and I really enjoyed both shows. They are settling in and its obvious the joy is back for them.
No need for another review, but the Dylan segment was out of hand. The Big River started out sounding like Maggies farm and I almost started sitting down for a little breather until Dylan started singing the lyrics. Everybody was all smiles.
The Scarlet>Fire was the best one i have seen post Jerry, in spite of Mickey's singing. (When he started the 1st verse, Billy made a face like he had just bit into a lemon.) i think Everybody is playing great, but Bobby was killing it all night and it was one of the few shows I've seen where i could hear Bobby's guitar all night.
To sum it all up, During the Rider a friend leaned over and said, "Can't everyday be like today?"
also, I finally got to meet Daydream. She's a cool lady with an awesome vibe. I was just starting to "come on" when I met you so I hope I wasn't too incoherent.
I think all you lucky people going to Jones beach next week are in for something special. 2 shows! , 3 sets!, acoustic!, Anniversary of jerry's passing, sounds like the recipe for a great weekend.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BeGoodFamily (Merryprankster) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 11:09 pm: Edit Post

except for the early showers, this was a great show. As we were pulling up, I thought I saw a rainbow even though I knew it was in my mind. End up scoring a great parking spot just before shakedown, so when the showers came we found some cover real fast. Found our tickets within minutes of getting there....trade some nice crystals for an unused pavillion. Security was tight going in...no umbrella and they made me leave an empty canvas bag I had brought to sit on. Dylan's still rockin, but his voice sounds like it always did. Walk in to It Ain't Me and find a great spot near the back center of the lawn, slightly Phil side. Rain lets up and Dylan returns for a Rainy Day encore. I wanted to *toke* but I was carrying some stale nachos back to the tarp. The Dead come on with the afternoon sun setting over the kudzu covered trees behind the ampltheather on Phil's side. At the same time, there was a dark patch of clouds lingering on the right behind the lawn. The boys, and girl, started with a slow little exploratory jam that definately had a Dark Star tease. The post-shower sun illuminated the scene in a golden light reminiscent of the beginning of Portsmouth last year. Following the brief tease, they start building up a Truckin', which is exactly what I believe they opened with in Portsmouth now that I think about it. After a typical jam, I hear them noodling and pick out cassady as the melody simmered in the mix. After a minute or two they brought it out much to the delight of the crowd. Definately jammed this one out, returning to the cassady theme after a somewhat loose exploration of spaced out notes. After wrapping it up they brought out Dylan. Now I was almost dead sober at this point. A beer and a bowl hit. Still, for a second I thought they were bringing Bobby's daughter onstage as their guest. I guess Dylan just seemed a little small from the back of the lawn. Anyway, the Big River that followed was SICK. They nailed this one, raising everyones' energy as the guitars went up, down, and all around. LA Fadeaway started up a little different with Dylan on keys I believe, but I was just focusing on catching my breath after picking up my heels on the Big River. Alabama Getaway had the lawn moving again but I had heard this at my last show and wasn't too thrilled to hear it again. When Dylan finally left-no offense anyone, just don't need to hear him sing anything with the boys except watchtower-they began a little groove that completely shocked me...as they got it going I realized it was indeed my favorite song off of TABA. This one stirred my soul like every version does, but I enjoyed it even more with Joan's sweetness warming it up a bit. Could have jammed it out a little more, but I guess that's would have been up to Warren. Besides for a traveling theme that seemed to pop up every time I noticed a plane flying overhead, I also became aware of a lot of water references at this point. I thought we might get a Black Muddy River after seeing one by shakedown early, but Lazy river was a welcome change-up. The mood definately needed to be lightened after the deep No More Do I. As they started up Good Lovin, everyone seemed to smile at the same time. As they really lifted our spirits with a lovin' intensity that reminded me of Susan at MSG, a big ol' rainbow appeared where the storm clouds had previously lingered. Complete in formation, with vivid sparkling colors from one end to another, this was a kodak moment if I've ever seen one. Within a minute, a second rainbow appeared just over the first and everyone cheered and celebrated like it was the second coming. All I really need....is to see a flock of birds in V-formation flying underneath the rainbow. Unreal. People were just looking at one another in complete disbelief. This all MUST be a dream one afternoon......Setbreak was quite an experience. Loved Robert Hunter but I was annoyed that the venue had the gaul to show commercials on the screens while he was performing. Even worse, uniformed police where working the back of the lawn busting kids left and right. I didn't see anyone led off but there was certainly a close call. They definately stole 40 bucks out of my friend's pocket when they searched him. Something about black leather gloves that's a little unsettling. Anyway, review of the second set later...gotta share the puter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 02:45 am: Edit Post

taperrob, i know that hunter wrote the piece, just figured he might do more Jerry material...
the 93 Louisville repeat of Don't Ease was unexpected, but on the second night, strange as it may seem, it really seemed like the perfect song choice- still a throw away, but it really seemed to fit...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By devilsickweird (Devilsickweird) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 09:12 am: Edit Post

I saw the Atlanta gig and i have to say that it was one of the worst shows i have ever seen by any band. the level of non enthusiam was unparalled by anything i've seen. the lite noodling and surfaCE DWELLING SCHLOCK WAS PITIFUL. AND THE POSTS THAT I READ ABOUT HOW SICK AND KILLER THIS BAND IS confounds me. did we see the same band? where is the shredding guitar? whare is the weirdness? there was not one spinning hippie to be seen...fire was maybe the most embaraSSING SHIT I'VE EVERT SEEN...i know phil is the great peacemaker...that is why this whole thing is happening.....but joan osbourne?...man this band and all it's surface dwelling fans need to exit stage left and i mean fast...hunter was the only bright spot and dylan lended it all some cred but otherwise is was just a big noise up there...deadlite...and who wants that? PLQ cannot come back fast enough!!!!!




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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daydream (Nmondi) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 11:05 am: Edit Post

>>She's a cool lady with an awesome vibe. I was just starting to "come on" when I met you so I hope I wasn't too incoherent.

Why THANK YOU, Tim!!! It was awesome meeting you also and I was right there with ya ~ Jerry Watercolors coming on strong for me! You are as pleasant in person as you are trading with and hope to enjoy another hug and some laughter in the future, for sure!!!!

THE SHOW ~ OMG!!! As you all know I've been seeing a bunch of shows this tour and if this was my last experience I would be walking away with nothing but Smiles, Smiles, Smiles!!!
How do you put into words the groove that the band was in? It puts a new meaning to *Heart of Gold Band* ~ the way they played together on Thursday night!!!

I was standing right in front of Joan the whole show and we were grooving and shaking our asses together. She was jealous of my spinning and tried to outdo me....but I won the contest!!! LOL!!! I swear tho' she and I were harmonious thru the show!!!

SCARLET > FIRE! I think my setlist reads *totally harmonious with everything*! The transition was seamless and Jimmy NAILED the opening to Fire.

No More Do I ~ I love this song and Rob and I were looking at each other thru the song and I winked at him a few times. I really enjoy the Dead pulling out P&F tunes!

Comes A Time ~ I balled like a baby and thought of Jerry. Joans vocals were amazing and had the audience in a trance.

Reuben & Cherise ~ this is my second time seeing it and she has improved dramatically!

All in all ~ the show ROCKED!

Hunter ~ oh, Mr. Hunter ~ your set was so inspirational and to see you up close and personal was such a treat.

Well ~ off to get all my stuff done before I leave on Monday for more shows!

If I had one show to give ~ I would give this HOTLANTA show to all you Zoners ~

Happy (be)lated birthday my dear friend JERRY!!!

See y'all on the road~
Peace~


>>there was not one spinning hippie to be seen

Ummm ~ you obviously weren't in the front row next to me boogying and spinning around!
Sorry your experience wasn't what you wanted, dude...more room for me to dance!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By darron mccullough (Darron) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 12:06 pm: Edit Post

oh you little piece of shit you wait till my fingers warm..up and my ears stop ringing ..mr oh so high and mighty devilsickweird,,,cause i got some words for yor ass!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dakota Gunner (Gunner) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 12:16 pm: Edit Post

Mickey needs to go, bringing Sammy. Fuc that!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jammman (Jammman) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 01:27 pm: Edit Post

Hey Hepcat,
Go back an read that post again!

I plainly stated that my friend "bill" was using my screenname!

He's gone, and I remain, is that an issue?

Sorry if I caused you any unrest, being alive and copping some shows and all.

Jammman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BeGoodFamily (Merryprankster) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 03:55 pm: Edit Post

maybe I'm not a hippy, but I got some good spinning in here and there. My friend I was with thinks this was the best show she's ever seen. To each his own, but I didn't need to be up close to feel this one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spivey (Spivey) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 05:07 pm: Edit Post

Daydream~ I think I sat right behind you on row 2. I remember you spinning and writing in your notebook. Funny though, all this time I thought Joan was checking out me!! ;-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trebor (Liquidmonkey) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 05:14 pm: Edit Post

this was my first chance to see "the Dead/Other Ones" together in any incarnation since shoreline '95 w/ Jerry. (had seen PLF several times and Ratdog only half a show - but never Phil, Bob, Mickey and Billy all together). skipped all Furthur tours, even deer creek which was literally 5 minutes from were i was living at the time. my hopes weren't very high going into this show and i had admitted that several months ago. i was totally surprised by how much i enjoyed the show. a little disappointed by the first set song selection (wish they would have done dylan songs with dylan) but the level of playing was far better than i had been anticipating. the short opening jam contained (to my ears) hints of birdsong. thought the "Truckin'" had some huge moments, but it seemed to get a little off kilter (and not in a good way) at points. still, it was the best version i'd heard in 15 years(?!?!). sounded like Bob was gonna foist Spoonful on us at one point, but the god's smiled favorably on us and that thread went away pretty quickly. the "Cassady" was a little roller-coaster as well, but they seemed to bring it back after finding themselves some rocky terrain. the section with Dylan was high energy all the way through. thought Big River was gonna be Maggie's Farm. the West LA was a highlight of the set for me. didn't realize how dire of a song that is. Dylan's vocals were postively creepy. a smokin' version. "No More Do I" was nice. not my favorite PLF song, but got a chance to finally hear Joan stand out a little. Lazy River was sweet. Jimmy's lead before the final lyrics was right on the money. the tone and phrasing were perfect. and again more Joan time. Good Lovin' to end the set rocked pretty hard. probably my favorite closer in the old days, it wasn't a perfect version but ended the set on a big note. the rainbows were a nice extra treat.

Hunter at the break: missed the first few songs, came back for the end of Stagger Lee. His last three songs were almost the highlight of the night for me. Wharf Rat, Ripple and Boys in the Barroom. had never seen him before and was glad he played at the intermission than to open the show or after Dylan. thought the placement and context of set break was perfect. crowd seemed really into the end of his set (song recognition only perhaps?). from what i'd been reading it sounded like he was being completely ignored.

second set: "Uncle John's" was great. loved it. the way Jimmy leans into the leads on the "old favorites" takes a little getting used to, but he was ripping it up. thought they were getting ready to go into "Built to Last" when Joan starts belting out "Rubin & Cherise". the vocal transitions seemed a little rough, but i always thought it must be a hard song to sing. the jam after into "Scarlet" was practically seamless and was built expertly. I figure if mickey's going to sing, let him sing "Fire". its the jam the matters and his singing isn't going to ruin that. It was much better than i'd expected and in fact in my opinion it full on raged. thought mickey's vocals worked fine and fit right into the groove that they had constructed so it didn't seem incongruous. drumz was fun, never was a big fan. space was interesting. Joan killed me with "Comes A Time". I think her voice fits perfectly in the mix. thought we were gonna get "Throwin'" but its "China>Rider" instead. super huge fun. Phil comes out and says he's had a lot of fun and gives the rap. "Loose Lucy" & "JB Goode" were rocked out. glad we got a encore double-dip or i may have been bummed out by the song selection.

my over all grade: A-

the good way overshadowed any negative aspect. I think Joan is a great addition, she brings a huge spark to the stage. wasn't put off by her at all and would love to see her with PLF (we'll try it once and see how it goes at least).

can't wait for late september.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan (Phrodo41) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 05:26 pm: Edit Post

Good God, this show was awesome. It was a very last minute, sponaneous decision for my friend and me. We both went without tickets and I got mine for 40 bucks. Parking cost 20 bucks and was in some church parking lot about half a mile's walk from the entrance. Sucky. We were running late and missed Bob's set. Apparently, he took the stage exactly on time at 5:01.

The Dead started earlier than I expected, being used to the Phish shows starting after 8. The show started with a mixolydian-ish jam in E reminiscent of a Bird Song, but then slid into a rousing Truckin', followed by Cassidy. Cassidy was easily the first set highlight. The jam had to be around 15 minutes, and sounded like it was going to segue into the Wheel or something. It got pretty spacy and the band almost came to a halt before reprising into the chorus.

Next came a mini-set with Bob Dylan. The man is as gravelly and badass as ever, and he sang lead in a fun Big River, a loud, bluesy West LA Fadeaway, and an Alabama Getaway that had all the energy of a set-closer.

No More Do I was never one of my favorites, but it seemed tight enough. Lazy River Road, also nice to hear. A raucous, if not slightly awkward Good Lovin' closed out the set.

So far, this was a solid B of a show. The band seemed to have all the energy, but there were precious few Jerry songs. Robert Hunter sang a few songs in between, with mixed responses from the crowd. It's no secret that the guy can't really sing, but what are you gonna say to the man who wrote the greatest song catalogue in Rock and Roll? His rendition of Ripple was poigniant and beautiful, however, and received the loudest applause of the night up to that point. By the second set, I realized that I had been sitting in the wrong seats, and when I went to find them, they were directly behind the soundboard, with just the railing between me and the band. These had to be the best seats in the house, and I was stoked to have such a sweet view of the band in all their majesty. And then ...

Goddam, well I declare! An uncle John's opener. This set the tone for the second set, invoking the spirit of Jerry. A standard, but high energy jam ensued, and wound up in the opening riff of the first big surprise of the night - Reuben and Cherise! Joan sang lead for the first time, and I was impressed. The jam was fun and happy, and Joan was strutting about across the stage, looking a bit silly with the spotlight following her. Then - an abrupt jump into my favorite dead song ever - Scarlet!!! This got everyone moving, and the spirit of Jerry was alive and well. This scarlet->fire was Jimmy's time to shine, and the jam raged with the highest energy I've ever witnessed at a Dead-related show. By the end of Fire, we were all going nuts - easily the highlight of the evening. The drums that followed was long and badass, and gave Mickey a chance to play with that huge stringed thing all by himself. The Space was long, dense, and layered, and sounded almost nightmarish - the soundtrack to a bad trip. Then, a nice, mellow jam in A that sounded like it could go into Whart Rat, but instead, we were treated to Joan's rendition of Comes A Time. Despite her often flaky stage presence, Joan's voice in these jerry ballads is absolutely haunting. Jimi's soloing was again, inspired. I was wondering what more we could ask for, when the band ripped into China Cat. As high-energy a version as they come, it just kept building and building and flowing seamlessly into Rider. No surprises here, just an overflowing of energy and beauty. I felt like I was at a really hot '87 Dead show. The Headlight lyrics were played up appropriately, and the set closed with a bang.

Sammy Hagar came out for the encore with a rockin' Loose Lucy, and a Johnny B. Goode, which was just icing.

The second set of this show was by far the best set of Dead music I have ever witnessed (not having ever seen them with Jerry). It wasn't about creative setlist tweaking, like some shows on this tour - it was just pure rock and roll, and it blew away any phil or ratdog shows I've seen, and even the set at Bonnaroo, which I was very pleased with. Bottom line - the band is on fire right now, and if you're in the Northeast, you should do everything in your power to go see them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan (Phrodo41) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 05:32 pm: Edit Post

Good God, this show was awesome. It was a very last minute, sponaneous decision for my friend and me. We both went without tickets and I got mine for 40 bucks. Parking cost 20 bucks and was in some church parking lot about half a mile's walk from the entrance. Sucky. We were running late and missed Bob's set. Apparently, he took the stage exactly on time at 5:01.

The Dead started earlier than I expected, being used to the Phish shows starting after 8. The show started with a mixolydian-ish jam in E reminiscent of a Bird Song, but then slid into a rousing Truckin', followed by Cassidy. Cassidy was easily the first set highlight. The jam had to be around 15 minutes, and sounded like it was going to segue into the Wheel or something. It got pretty spacy and the band almost came to a halt before reprising into the chorus.

Next came a mini-set with Bob Dylan. The man is as gravelly and badass as ever, and he sang lead in a fun Big River, a loud, bluesy West LA Fadeaway, and an Alabama Getaway that had all the energy of a set-closer.

No More Do I was never one of my favorites, but it seemed tight enough. Lazy River Road, also nice to hear. A raucous, if not slightly awkward Good Lovin' closed out the set.

So far, this was a solid B of a show. The band seemed to have all the energy, but there were precious few Jerry songs. Robert Hunter sang a few songs in between, with mixed responses from the crowd. It's no secret that the guy can't really sing, but what are you gonna say to the man who wrote the greatest song catalogue in Rock and Roll? His rendition of Ripple was poigniant and beautiful, however, and received the loudest applause of the night up to that point. By the second set, I realized that I had been sitting in the wrong seats, and when I went to find them, they were directly behind the soundboard, with just the railing between me and the band. These had to be the best seats in the house, and I was stoked to have such a sweet view of the band in all their majesty. And then ...

Goddam, well I declare! An uncle John's opener. This set the tone for the second set, invoking the spirit of Jerry. A standard, but high energy jam ensued, and wound up in the opening riff of the first big surprise of the night - Reuben and Cherise! Joan sang lead for the first time, and I was impressed. The jam was fun and happy, and Joan was strutting about across the stage, looking a bit silly with the spotlight following her. Then - an abrupt jump into my favorite dead song ever - Scarlet!!! This got everyone moving, and the spirit of Jerry was alive and well. This scarlet->fire was Jimmy's time to shine, and the jam raged with the highest energy I've ever witnessed at a Dead-related show. By the end of Fire, we were all going nuts - easily the highlight of the evening. The drums that followed was long and badass, and gave Mickey a chance to play with that huge stringed thing all by himself. The Space was long, dense, and layered, and sounded almost nightmarish - the soundtrack to a bad trip. Then, a nice, mellow jam in A that sounded like it could go into Whart Rat, but instead, we were treated to Joan's rendition of Comes A Time. Despite her often flaky stage presence, Joan's voice in these jerry ballads is absolutely haunting. Jimi's soloing was again, inspired. I was wondering what more we could ask for, when the band ripped into China Cat. As high-energy a version as they come, it just kept building and building and flowing seamlessly into Rider. No surprises here, just an overflowing of energy and beauty. I felt like I was at a really hot '87 Dead show. The Headlight lyrics were played up appropriately, and the set closed with a bang.

Sammy Hagar came out for the encore with a rockin' Loose Lucy, and a Johnny B. Goode, which was just icing.

The second set of this show was by far the best set of Dead music I have ever witnessed (not having ever seen them with Jerry). It wasn't about creative setlist tweaking, like some shows on this tour - it was just pure rock and roll, and it blew away any phil or ratdog shows I've seen, and even the set at Bonnaroo, which I was very pleased with. Bottom line - the band is on fire right now, and if you're in the Northeast, you should do everything in your power to go see them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daydream (Nmondi) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 05:34 pm: Edit Post

Spivey ~ ya know, you're probably right! Too bad we didn't have a chance to talk!!!

What a show, huh!!!!????

You hitting any other shows????
I'll be at Deer Creek > Joans Beach!

:-O


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BeGoodFamily (Merryprankster) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 05:30 am: Edit Post

i'm thinking about a trip to DC...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By eric m (Unclesam100) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 10:50 am: Edit Post

i thought truckin and good lovin smoked in the first set. great beginning and ending of the set. the rainbow during good lovin was jerry sending his love back to us. the whole second set was a time to wish jerry a happy birthday. to hear scarlet>fire and china>rider sandwich comes a time was incredible. joan can really sing jerry's ballads. i thought the band sounded the best in atlanta out of the the first three shows of this leg. it was my first trip to atlanta to see a show and thought the scene was great. the lot was fun, even with the downpour of rain. the people were wonderful and i will make it back to atlanta again for a show.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Douglas Hartemann (Dhartemann) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:42 pm: Edit Post

In reference to JBG being played two nights in a row, I believe that Loose Lucy might've been what the closer was supposed to be. Joan left the stage and I thought Sammy grabbed Bob's guitar indicating he wanted to play another... So, it looked to me like the Red Rocker wanted to play JBG, not that they had planned on playing it 2 nights in a row. Anyone else have that opinion?

Freakin' awesome Scarlet!! Best show I've been to in a long time! Great crowd!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By beth c (Mermaid) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:24 pm: Edit Post

I have to agree with most of the posts here-this show was totally amazing!! i saw the first leg of the tour, and this atlanta show was up there with the best of the best this summer.

the highlights have already been covered, but for me the whole night was one big highlight, especially the sound, the setlist, the band's energy together, mellow security. can't wait for jones beach!!! this band is totally on fire :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By XXX (Captsparrow) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:35 pm: Edit Post

and when the fire touches your heart it's OUTRAGEOUS

can't wait to see you at jones, mermaid

CAN'T WAIT

glad you lanter peaches had a blast


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Karen Glover (Dogsinapile) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 09:56 am: Edit Post

no spinning ? you didn't see me then! i made it up to the front and then i was dancing my head off and i felt a bouncer's hand on my shirt pulling me back to my seat! but i didn't stop dancing

its hard to dance when those nazis won't let you in the aisles at all. that SUCKS!

by the way, about bobby's shorts:

i never noticed before until this tour that he is very sexy. i think its the beard.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By B Fowler (Bfeedback) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:16 am: Edit Post

We were front row Herring all nite, and the vibe on stage was playful and positive. Weir was in a great mood, and proded a couple o grins out of Dylan during his songs, everyone seemed really lite hearted. Did anybody notice the storm o panties during Lovin', Some guy ushered half a dozen young girls to the front row armed with a hundred panties, and on count threw them all at Weir. The whole stage cracked up, Rob reaally fell out and sexy Bobby never missed a beat. Thanks to everyone for a real good time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spivey (Spivey) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 12:40 pm: Edit Post

Yeah, too bad the panties were actually from the guy...

What was up with Mickey and the mask and coat? Not sure I've ever seen anything like that or understood it...

Karen~ Bobby sexy? Must be because he's looking more like Jerry...

Daydream~ YES, total blast! Almost gave up my seat because I hate being crammed in there with all the security, but SO glad I didn't. No, no more shows. I wish. Love the Creek!! Hope you have fun!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By B Fowler (Bfeedback) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:06 pm: Edit Post

Mickey's journal talks about the mask & googles; he says the beam spews metal shards and such, the coat must be in the same vein, also adds some theatre. RIDE THE BEAM! BEAT THE BEAM!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 12:19 am: Edit Post

anyone get your OCRS yet?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Billy Blastoff (Billyray) on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 03:36 am: Edit Post

I'm listening to "I Know You Rider" right now. I'm so pleased with Jimmy's guitar work. Jerry's notes always had "wings". I have always been able to hear them take wing and fly. Jimmy's notes have different wings but they still fly. Very, very nice...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By act3 (Act3) on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 05:10 pm: Edit Post

Got my OCRS yesterday and the jewell box wasn't even broken. Sounds great except for the distinct absence of the 3 tunes with Dylan. If anyone has another source for these I'd be interested in a b&p or trade!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Billy Blastoff (Billyray) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 01:29 am: Edit Post

I really wanted that Dylan West LA Fade Away... It sure sounded gritty. There are a couple of other shows that the inclusion of the Dylan and Dead tunes would have sold me. Gotta Serve Somebody & Like a Rolling Stone (7/30)Senor (8/2), Desolation Row (8/3), Ballad of a Thin Man (8/5)... What a bummer! I hope a Dylan/Dead II comes out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 11:32 pm: Edit Post

would love a dylan album to come from this summer's shows, i almost expect one to come about... still haven't received OCRS yet, and ordered at the show...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Friday, August 22, 2003 - 08:26 am: Edit Post

how about this, i ordered my OCRS at the show, and it still isn't shipping yet (when I check order status)- e-mail addresses on the site don't seem to work, any advice ya'll?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By act3 (Act3) on Friday, August 22, 2003 - 05:18 pm: Edit Post

I preordered a few weeks before the show. They might be shipping out in the order received. I'd give it a couple more days.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Baldwin (Cooldaddy) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:05 am: Edit Post

Does anyone have access to the Hunter set from this show? I got the OCRS. Very stoked about that even if it was missing the Dylan tunes. Would really like to hear Hunter again. My first exposure to him solo live.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 09:00 am: Edit Post

hey now!
just curious as to what I should do, have e-mailed OCRS and have not had any responses. Still waiting on discs ordered at the show, what to do?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By D (Lando) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 10:57 am: Edit Post

They must have lost your order somehow. I've been in receipt for some time now. Is there a phone number on the OCRS site?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 11:52 pm: Edit Post

while I sit here waiting for my copy (whenever that may happen), does it seem that Bobby is trying for Corrina before the China Cat? It semed that Bobby and Mickey were both playing "chunky" rythym parts before it fell into the China>Rider (that was red hot!). This is from memory, just wondering if any of you OCRS receivers (or the much wiser tapers)can acknowledge this...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trebor (Liquidmonkey) on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 03:18 pm: Edit Post

just realized they played 7 songs that they'd played at my first GD show (9/15/85)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin T. Kirk (Birdsong_ktk) on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 08:32 am: Edit Post

Best Dead show I've seen since the last Atlanta in 2000, except for a tearfilled encore.

The Teddy Bear Picnic noodle was sweet opening to a sweet Truckin', which I think is a great opener to get the crowd going. This slowly segued in Cassidy (This was easily the highlight of the 1st set. The interplay as the jam built up had me pouring sweat. We danced our asses off. Phil and Jimmy lead the jam, but the rest of the boys filled in the spaces. Bob came our for some good ole' psychedelic country. We enjoyed Bob and the Big river was great.

No MOre Do I sounded great one of the few songs that seems made for Phil's voice, especially when mixed with Joan. The lazy River road was soild, but nothing spectacular. Our group had a blast during Good Lovin' which was a little sloppy (but hey who is listening)a double rainbow bust out in Right field really making our set complete.

the 2nd set began with a Soild Uncle John's Band and in a surprise Rueben and Cherise. Joan sounded great singing this one SURPRISE???
Jimmy really pulled off the chops to on this one. I would like to see p&f do this one. The Scarlet was hot and the whole crowd was bouncing (Really brought me back). I only wish that the Fire had as much to offer, but it was still soild. The highlight/jam of the 2nd set came in the China > Rider when the whole band/crowd/area went apes**t very, very fun. The encore was decent qand rockin', but Im not a big Sammy fan. (too much glam)