WooHooo! counting down. flying out on saturday.
Have a happy 4th, see all those concerned on Sunday!!
Robert...you bastard! I am jealous. Have a great time!
I missed seeing the Jones Gang at Summerfest, but we were treated to quite a show by The Dead, eh?
t'was fantastic. loved it. even the goof ups.
the energy was great, the vocal harmonies were better than they've been in many moons, and Jimmy...holy shit!
my only complaint was that phil wasn't loud enough, but i can live with that.
just a total trip to see mickey laying on the hi-hat just over bob's left shoulder. major flashback.
did you have a good time?
so what will tonight's opener be?
stranger or help slip?
you guys have a blast... we'll be waiting with baited breath each night
The Dead - Red Rocks - 7/6/03
Days Between (Joan)
Fire On The Mountain>
Good Lovin' Tease
It's All Over Now
Good Lovin' Jam
No More Do I
It's All Over Now Baby Blue (1st Verse)
Mickey on the beam
oh yeah, time difference
07.06.03 - Set I
No More Do I>
It Must Have Been the Roses>
Weather Report Suite
..QJ, Roses> WR Suite> Let It
Set 2: Jam> Cryptical> Jam> Days Between (Joan)> He's Gone (Bobby)> St. Stephen> William Tell Bridge> Drumz> Space> Peggy-O (PBJ), Cryptical> The 11> Birdsong> Other One> Music Never Stopped donor E: One More Sat. Night Tease> Samson & Delilah
this looks like a monster!!!
sounds good on stream, thanks a lot
no more do i is much better than the Va beach version. like the Queen Jane and Must have been the Roses. Looks like a fun show.
Cant wait to hear the Days Between, i bet Joan nailed it.. hope she had all the words down
This was for me the BEST show I've seen post jerry.I saw the shows in alpine last year and both the Kaisers.And I also went to Austin.
Now,there was a theme tonight.
Death and healing and rebirth.I wish I could give you a full review,but to tired.I was in the front row almost dead center.The boys look like they were having fun,Mickey had a few moment of frustration,thowing things at the sound guy on the side.But smiling later.
The days between gave me goose bumps,and made me shake,it was PERFECT
I really loved this show.
Well,maybe more later...........
Just a quick note.....
The light show tonight was simply stellar. I really gave myself over to it tonight. They took down the screens for the second set and the liquid was projected on the raw walls of Red Rocks behind the band.
Unbelievable marriage of technology, nature and the organics needed to make the two meet.
Wonderful wonderful job all the way around on this on folks.
how long was the saturday night tease?
sat night intro played for about 20 seconds
Weird dreams Saturday night, sad thoughts and tragedies this long weekend, a rough day for me yesterday esp here in zone..
"Now,there was a theme tonight...Death and healing and rebirth"
These words are just what I personally needed to hear...
Thanks Rabi for passing this observation along..Will make my day a bit easier..
what a fantastic show! thanks to all for sharing some of the magic w/ my 3yr old Mia...she learned some good stuff about people sharing beads, and then passing them on. too cute.
as for the show, it was great. just to be between those rock walls is something else. show was pretty good. a couple slower tunes to start the second had the crowd pretty docile, but the Days Between, never a tune i liked, was outstanding. Joan, joan, joan...great googlymoogly. The WRS->Let It Grow to end the first was awesome. They seemed to have some energy lulls in the second set, but the St.Stephen really kick started it, and then the phil bomb in The OTher One.
missed the encore, but i won't tonight.
Perfect night for a show the scarlet>fire was ok I thought must have been the roses was beautiful Jone sounded very good.Cryptical> Jam> Days Between blew me away Jone did nail the days between I was moved by it.St. Stephen> William Tell Bridge> really got everyone going.Coming out of Peggy-o was a train wreck.After that they seemed to up it alittle. Other One> Music Never Stopped, lot of energy.I thought this was a very good show these guys melted the Rocks last night.
The only bitch I have is that the kid who did the search on me seemed to be a wanabe cop.
How could I forget the WRS->Let It Grow very tight.
Nice show last night. Definitely a farewell to Jerry. Iíve never seen the Red Rocks parking lots so full so early. The lines to get in were ridiculous. If itís like this for the rest of the run, plan for at least an hour in line before you get inside.
The Scarlet > Fire > Good Loviní openers were just the kind of slam-bang start I was looking for. Then came a real lull in the show. I like P&Fís No More Do I better than the Dead version - its more jazzy and up tempo. I recognized this song right away and made a quick dash to get rid of some beer. Queen Jane was nice to hear but played real slow. Joan sang a great Roses, but this is one of my least favorite songs - itís such a dirge. They brought the energy back in spades for the WRS closer.
The second set was more of the same with an ebb and flow of energy. The Cryptical had us salivating over some impending Phil bombs, but those would have to wait. Instead, Joan sang a lovely Days Between. Again, a nice song, but I didnít particularly care for the placement. The Jerryfest continued with Heís Gone. Finally, things picked up with a spirited St. Stephen complete with the William Tell bridge. This segued perfectly into the Drums segment that in turn led to an excellent space with Jimmyís guitar playing off of Joanís haunting vocal moans.
A sweet Peggy-O came out of the space followed surprisingly by the Cryptical ending. What! - Cryptical without the Other One!? Boy, did that have me worried. Those worries were forgotten as a rumbling Eleven bounced around the red rock spires. This led to a sweet Birdsong that was truncated prematurely by the Other One that we were wondering about. Phil BOMBS indeed! The Music Never Stopped was a smoking end to the set.
Phil spoke of the magic of Red Rocks during his donor rap. They only hinted at the magic tonight, but I am confident it will blossom in the remaining shows this week. The Saturday Night tease was curious but it transitioned into a rearranged Samson & Delilah that had Bobby singing with only percussion accompaniment during the first verse. It finished strongly and left the crowd wanting more.
I thought the show was pretty well played with minimal miscues. The transitions between songs arenít always seamless, but they rarely are for any but the most road-tested of bands. Itís a show I think will grow on me as I listen to it again. However, it was my feeling that the crowd was itching for a higher energy opening show. Just need to keep the expectations in check and remember this was only chapter one. I canít wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds.
My two cents. Worth about one? ;)
Overall I give it a B. Still some confusion in this band. Saw the show with some long time heads, and the comments were the band misses a strong lead in the 'soup'. I think Phil and Bobby leading by comittee opens them up to some akward moments on stage. No shite.
Scarlet-Fire-Good Lovin' opener was solid, very well played. So was WRS-Let it Grow to close. Enjoyed He's Gone, honestly with Joan pulling the load the vocal arrangements are the best they've been in years, if not ever. Long set break. Guess the 11:00 curfew for RR is out the door (guy I was with works the shows there).
The highlight for me was Days Between. First time seeing Joan and whoa nellie. She really really does justice to this amazing song. The only song all night that had me in chills and goosebumps. After that it got a little chunky, there were bursts of energy here and there though. I will have to disagree with a prior post that the Wm Tell Bridge into Drums was smooth. The Eleven was coming on strong at that point and Bobby and Jimmy seemed to be going into it, then Bobby throws his hands up because he hears what we saw, which is Phil exiting stage right in a flash - no Eleven pre drums . . . Bobby looks at Jimmy who has his head down noodling, then gives a 'uh, what?!?' look, and they walk off. Saw this type of thing a few times last night, miscues, some confusion. But, all in all well played ang a great start to what could amount to a historic run. Post show saw the boys getting into the courtesy vans to go down to their buses. Bobby looks tired, hope he gets some rest . . . and, what's with all the tour buses? There must be one for every member in the band! See y'all tonight.
1 Down, 4 to go on the RR Run... I agree with Decreed on it being a B show. I don't believe any show is bad if you can get into the energy flow. As has been mentioned by everyone above Joan on "Days Between" was THE moment. Truly Awesome!
Although they aren't tight yet it's definitely coming on. There were some minor miscues with one train wreck and Micky throwing sticks in frustration - I thought it pretty funny cause two minutes later he's grinning ear to ear. Looking forward to tonights show. THINK ESTIMATED!!!
ps - Jimmy is the Man but they sure could use Warren's vocals...
hey all...I thought the show was a B also. thought there were some great points, but did anyone else have serious sound issues....especially during the st. stephen> into 11 that was cut by bobby? I was just to the right of the taper section and jimmy was SO LOUD it was about to break some ear drums, it completely "flooded" out almost all the other instruments including phil and barraco that were non-existent for this part. Was it just the right-middle that had the sound problems? I mean I can't emphasize enough that towards the end of st stephen there was absolute SH** for sound, almost completely unaudible during the main jam? I wasn't crazy because almost eveyone around me completely agreed there was some serious issues. All the band members looked angry at certain points with the sound, with mickey finally throwing down his drum sticks in disgust before the intro of the other one? anyone else have these problems or catch this? I thought there were some very solid points the transitions between songs was extremely rough at times, especially for any fast or upbeat song, they would almost loose control of the "sound." overall a solid how but am looking for much much more! 4 more nights should do it
ps> I am looking to get in the philzone tonight....anyone who was there last night, was there any place in the venue with phil LOUD? thanks for any help
Days Between = Morning Dew of the New Millenium
I was in the 26th row just right of the tapers I thought that jimmy was loud at times he did flood out the rest.
>>transitions between songs was extremely rough at times, especially for any fast or upbeat song<<
Thats what I thought two.But overall very good show
I had the same experience with Jimmy too high in the mix. Was sitting in row 22 just South of soundboard. Hope they get that figured out tonight. Jimmy was on, but would like to hear more of Bobby's rythym playing. Friends said the sound was better further back. Going to shoot for row 50 tonight.
That said, I thought it was a typical first night in Colorado show. Expecting a kick up a notch in show #2.
Sold on Joan -- Days Between was a highlight. Thought the transitions were solid considering some previous reviews. Regardless of mix, can anyone deny that Jimmy is SICK? Also thought Jeff had a good night -- super sweet on the Hammond. Looks like Rob and JC have developed a great working relationship. Really hoping I get to hear Rob sing some lead this week.
Nice to have the family back together. Super kind vibe from all. Nice job, folks. This is going to be a fun week.
All I know is the olives in this bloody mary are top notch. more later poolside beckons...
giving away free discs tonight 7/7 and tomorrow 7/8
25th anivesrary 7/7/78 and 7/8/78 and second aniversary 7/7/01
will prob be wearing a flying heart t-shirt circa 1981. but who knows?
show was an alititude adjuster, B...
I loved Joan's Zeppelin t-shirt.
Did anyone else notice the spotlight on the empty stage right during He's Gone? The theme last night was certainly death, rebirth, night -> day, etc. I was expecting the show to end with eyes of the world. Did anybody hear the wheel in the opening jam? This would also have been a geat ending. Red rocks is amazing! Walking up to the top deck you can hear the rocks singing. I wonder what they'll sing tonight.
the wind blowing her hair during the Days Between was sublime. true rock diva fashion. ups to joan. leaving for morrison in two hours, staying in lakewood about 15min away.
Last show of the summer for me tonight...hoping for
Here Comes Sunshine
Comes a Time
what time did they go on?
The Dead went on at 8pm. I'm not sure how long the intermission was. The second set ended about midnight. The encore ended around 12:10.
>>what time did they go on?
A few comments/thoughts about last night...
It was lovely to get back to Red Rocks and simply feel the good vibe.
As for the music, I agree with several others that this show had some definite high moments/songs/jams. I also found the song selection esp.set1 extremely appealing. The show was solid and probably a "B" if one was rating it. I felt there were lots of expectations and rightly so...it is Red Rocks. I was satisfied with the music and good times I had with those and others with/around me.
Personal highlights,...just nice to see them open with Scarlet>Fire. There was lots of anticipation and I think the band knew it. Lovely first set overall with solid Queen Jane and a delicate and soulful Must've Been the Roses. Joan is fabulous addition and new dimension to the band. The WRS>Let it Grow reminded me of Rocks shows of the past....there's something about the lyrics "I am" reverberating off the Rocks and the fans that does something for me. Truly a cohesive bonding for all of us (band/fans).
Last night's song selection could be characterized as a tribute to Jerry. I had earlier last week mused about whether or not the band would do He's Gone at the Rocks...sounded fine after the beautiful Days Between sung by Joan. Her vocal talents shined on this number. Fits her well just like The Roses.
Cryptical was lovely as were Peggy O and Music. I realize that a lot of folks have heard these, but the band is obviously liking the tightness of them. St. Stephen was nice, but lacked some of the punch I've seen in Rocks shows with P&F.
Overall, a nice way to get into a groove of five shows.
The band is defintely evolving. It's not the GD, but has the spirit of the GD. Just as P&F isn't the GD, or the Dead. I find myself at the show, attempting not to compare and contrast to other configurations but just experiencing the moment. That's what I always loved about the GD family of all of us.
There were a few miscues in segues...also..Micky becoming frustrated during Fire and Bob wanting go into the Eleven before the Drums...but some of this is to be expected.
Commentary about the scene....while it was lovely to see the folks of all ages and from all over the world, hang at the Rocks, I must say that after 20 years of seeing Rocks shows (dead & non-dead), there are more cars and full parking lots than I've ever experienced at this venue. It's great to see the scene in full action as last night demonstrated. However, many people hanging without tickets. I'm o.k. with that as long as we all make the scene work. As Phil says, "its a magical place" so it would be lovely to be aware and mindful of this so we ALL can be invited back.
The good vibe and people I was sharing the music, the atmosphere, the venue, and the stars with were fantastic. It looks to be a fantastic/historic run of shows. Thanks to everyone for making this happen.
Just listened to the show on www.live365.com. Sounds like one of the best yet. Im waiting to hear the Days Between ( I caught the end of the last set first ) One small guess,...It seems like Jimmy didn't know that the Samson was a Samson, and Started too loud again with a Sat. Night ( Forgeting it was Sunday ) before stopping all together, and looking at his "old jawbone" on the ground, before collecting himself....in the tradition of the Dead's 'healing' experience. Any visual confirmation of this?
I loved the Jerry show! It was the only one I was getting to see this tour and I couldn't have been more pleased with the song selection.
The "Days Between" was perhaps one of the most hauntingly, unforgettable concert performances that I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing. My alergies were really bothering my eyes during that song.
Had fun partying with Zoners Saturday night and at the show on Sunday.
Saw Jimmy, Phil & Rob at the Denver airport on Saturday afternoon. Thanked them for the music!
I'll leave the grading to the pros...I had a fantastic time at the Sunday show!
I also liked the Red Rocks specific posters by Richard Biffle. I couldn't find a link to an image, but it's a skeleton riding a bucking bronco and the lettering is old west style. I got #220 of 1,800.
This show was sloppy and was outplayed by the following two performances
way to stir trouble zang
...i'll agree this show was outplayed by the following two nights.
on the homepage it lists birdsong as being first verse only. i'm almost positive it was only the second verse that was played. anyone else?
highlights for this night were the weather report suite and peggy o.
can anyone confirm if it was first or second verse of birdsong? i swore it was second.
I'm with Zang and Damon -- I thought this night was no good. Too slow and too sloppy. For example, I don't think it was a "Saturday Night tease" as much as it was a "Saturday Night flub". Jimmy just forgot which song they were playing and hit the wrong lead riff. It threw the whole band into disarray and no one knew quite what to do. They basically started Samson over at that point, but no one wanted to come in strong on it and they only ended up with drums playing over the first verse?!?! That was typical of the whole night.
WRS was the definite highlight. Scarlet was hot, but Fire -- what a buzzkill! Let's not let Mickey anywhere near the mic on this one, folks! The Music was also very good. Finally, while I really do like Days Between, and I really developed an appreciation for Joan over the first 3 shows of this run, can everyone here agree that Days should NEVER be a second set opener (I know, Cryptical was the true opener, but does that count?)? Way to slow to set a good times mood for the set.
If you're going to get tapes of this run, you can safely skip this night. I give it a 4/10. The 7th is where it's at -- start to finish, a top-flight show. I thought that the 7th was better than some of the GRATEFUL Dead shows that I saw.