Tonight is my birthday, hope you guys have a doozie!
What's left for tonite- i assume a mammoth Dew, Terrapin, Viola, I know You Rider- w/o combing the last 4 shows, what are we in for tonight? Knockin On Heaven's Door w/ Dylan?
These songs haven't been played yet.
Lazy Lightning > Supplication
Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance
Alligator > Caution Jam
Viola Lee Blues
China Rider (encore?)
The still haven't finished Bird Song
Ramble on Rose
Althea (still waiting)
Mountains of the Moon
Touch of Grey
just to name a few...
Hell in a bucket
big boss man
I am not sure about these off the top of my head but I would love to hear unbroken>milstones I think that could be a wonderful combo
still no dew yet on the tour, correct?
Box of Rain has been played
China>Rider or at least Rider - this is almost a given
I'm hoping ...a DEW!
Don't forget about Wharf Rat. Love to hear Joan sing Dew as well... Picasso Moon, Ship of fools, Masterpiece???
I don't think Dew is going to be played. My gut feeling. I do though think there is going to be a surprise break out. Maybe a Stella or Rat. I don't think Althea will be played either. If so, I think is will be Joan for some reason. Again, just a gut feeling.
My guess for tonight:
brown eyed women
hell in a bucket
not fade away
we bid you good nite
off subject. anyone listen to radioio eclectic on the web? great station. so much diversity. they just played Jack Straw, bruce's version, followed by an old robert palmer song, now into the jayhawks. someting different everyday.
change my box to not fade away reprise. didn't realize box was played.
Passenger would be a nice surprise with Bob and Joan.
Peggy o was Sunday.
Then the whole Terrapin from a to z.
Okay, file this under Dead Red Rocks Trivia - no Grateful Dead project (GD, Dead, P&F, Ratdog, etc.) has EVER done the Dew at Red Rocks. It is TIME. They're gonna pull it out sometime, so why not correct this massive oversight and give the Rocks their DEW.
Just dewing my DEW diligence.
Watch out for the instrumental Stella tonite.
Ideal setlist for tonight Ė last show of 1st leg > play um if ya got um
China > Ryder
Me and bobby magee
Lwf > terapin
E: black muddy river
Bid you goodnight
If the want to do a couple more breakouts lets have I am the walrus and desolation row.
sorry bob, I forgot the lazy lightning sup and cassidy
Sailor >> Saint's a pretty good bet also.
If they play Black Muddy River tonight I will never, ever, ever miss another Dead show again.
No dew ever, and we still love this place (LOL)- I think a big groovy break-out tonight, to make sure "leg two" has no empty seats. Probably no Dew (sorry, I agree with Harry), but I figure a big, fat, juicy something new... 'cause it's my birthday. Big River hasn't been seen in these parts for a long while, and what about the Pride of Cucomonga.
we have a set yet?
7-11 red rocks-set one--jam>hell in a bucket>king (queen) bee>alligator>caution jam>iko iko>promised land, alabama getaway>viola lee blues>ripple......thanks frankl & peggy-o
not positive about the ">'s"
set two--drums/space>china cat sunflower>i know you rider>space jam>lady with a fan>terrapin station.........thanks frankl & peggy-o
partial set two before I leave work
my buddy called me from the show and held up his phone so I could hear what they were playing...it was hard to tell, but I think it was Unbroken Chain...encore is still on or just ending right now...can't wait to see the full list - thanks Rastacruz!
The Dead - Red Rocks 7/11/03
Hell In A Bucket
Viola Lee Blues>
The Dead - Red Rocks 7/11/03
Hell In A Bucket
Viola Lee Blues>
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider>Jam>
Lady With A Fan>
**end of show, Mickey calls members of stage crew to take a bow on stage
Thanks to Frankl,Peggy-o, Rastacruz, LLucy
thankyu rob love you
btw as someone mentioned in the late chat that it was unclear....
Stella was indeed the encore....
Thanks to King Rob Duke of Vibe and Lucy and Frankl and Peggy o and all other, Josiah.....tireless work, tireless....
you don't know what it's like......
baby you don't know what it's like
to love somebody
to love somebody
the way I love you
May the Colorado kids, the Vibers, and all those blessed to be touched by Leg One sleep well tonight
SEE ALL YALL IN FLO'DAH
happy b-day (yesterday) Eric
What a show<
Saw Sunday and Monday<
Red Rocks Rocks !!!!!
Yeah Baby: Got to love it !
West Coast Shows > Bring them on !!!!
But will always go back to Red Rocks @@!!!
Looks like the last 3 RR shows rank as one of the best three consecutive show runs of all time. Those song lists are incredible!
Only my view but man was that a spacey 2nd set I loved it and the stella blue I thought Joan was fantastic.
Frankl thanks for the 12-12-90 Discs I well give them a spin this weekend.
The highlight of the first set was the aiko promised land Alabama getaway segment and ripple was very nicely done. The fans that havenít kept up with Phil and Friends were really excited for the alligator and viola lee blues which were both done well but really nothing special.
China Rider was a crowd pleaser and again the folks that havenít been on the PLQ bus were all jazzed about golden road. But the second set also took a while to get to the highlights, which were the last three and the encore (lazy lightning> supplication MIDNIGHT HOUR ! ! ! and the Stella Blue). Lazy Lightning (first time heard by me from any band with dead members) was perfection. Weirís vocals were flawless and Jimmy nailed it. Joan owned midnight hour like she was born for it. The song had several different segments all of which have very interesting arrangements. Joan sang like an angel on stella blue with some very nice guitar work from Jimmy. The organ playing by Jeff was subtle but very important to making stella blue a very special moment. The stella blue form last night probably surpassed the comes a time from Tuesday for the Joan does a Jerry ballad of the week followed by china doll with must have been the roses not meeting up to the praise in reviews from pre Red Rocks shows. If you want to count days between from Sunday as a ballad that was in a league of it own.
Jimmy shined last night! This is a show to get. More later after the coffee!
Surprised to hear that Alligator and Viola Lee were not off the charts! I know that P&F have been doing them for a while, but for the Dead, it's still a great song choice.
They must be practicing Lazy Lightnin-Supp. The Valentine's Day disc version is pretty choppy. Great to see they did the early set drums to get it out of the way early.
it's hard to believe that anyone would want to get drums "out of the way"...
after 25 yrs and many shows, last night's show had the true magic and we were all so fortunate to be part of it
"The fans that havenít kept up with Phil and Friends were really excited for the alligator and viola lee blues which were both done well but really nothing special."
posted From mspinelli
I disagree,I've heard Phil and friends doing alligator,and last nite blow away phils version.It needs back up vocals and phils band does not use them on that tune.And I won't compare violas,they both play them great,but differant.The spacey jam in the middle of viola was real nice and the caution jam in alligator was also fun.The Lazy Lightin' was the best I've seen so far.I was at Alpine and the Kaiser last year.Stella blue was steller,I love Joan for the ballads.This week has been the most unforgetable time at red rocks,i feel spiritually philled up,at the same time a little let down that it's over.THANK YOU to the Dead,we love you here in Colo.....SEEE YAA next YEAR!@!!!!!
An unbelievable summer night at red rocks.a warm breeze, a few clouds backlit by the moon rising on the right, the lights of denver spread out below us. the setting was there, and the crowd was ready for something special. i think the dead rose to the occasion in a huge way last night. best show of the run, and best show i've seen in a long time. i was lodged in the PLQ camp until last night- but the sound the dead worked up was enormous, and irreplicable (is that a word?)
some things that must be acknowledged- jimmy's sound was fat and slow when it needed to be, and lightning fast and twisted when it needed to be. his solos during rider and lazy lightning were superb. he was behind the wheel all night.
seemed like everyone in the place sang along during ripple- the audience became louder than the band.
drumz/space to start second set was well-placed- joan added that otherworldly high tremor, and jimmy coaxed some very cool sounds from his guitar. china>rider set the tone for the set, w/ jimmy absolutely ripping it- not lapsing into the dickey betts sound too much, instead falling into some very jazzy riffs that would take a slow, circuitous route and then before you knew it, simply explode. i cannot overstate how well he played last niight.
the stella to close was perfect. mickey called on the crew to take a bow, and the band and crew stood arm-in-arm and basked in some prolonged and very loud applause. mickey encourged everyone there to "take this feeling home and bottle it up" or something like that. sounds cheesy in the light of day, but there was a palpable feeling last night of something special.
too bad bob dylan didn't come out, but that might of been for the best, b/c the flow was flawless.
I think now that its all over we can call this year's Dead Rocks run a RESOUNDING SUCCESS.
Thank you Phil, Bobby, Mickey, Billy, Jeff, Rob, Jimmy and Joan for a real good time. Thanks to the Dead's crew for making it happen. Danks to the philzone crew for keeping the family informed.
We'll be talking about this run for years to come. See you all at the end of leg 2.
Began the set with the energy they left off with the night before, a little Bobby cheese got the place rocking. Joan once again nailed vocals, making King Bee more special then then if it were just the boys. Every time she steps up for a solo I'm blown away at how good she sounds Really glad to hear Alligator, but it seemed they pulled out of the Caution jam just as it was heating up. Amazing energy through the next three rockers--Iko, Promised, AL. Viola was a little slow for my tastes, but still a great first set surprise. Stella tease made the spacey jam special. Ripple was a gorgeous ending to first set.
China-Rider was an excellent choice to start things out. Besides getting the crowd pumped, transition between songs was superb. I felt they all meshed really well during that jam. Terrapin at the rocks, nuff said. At this point I was praying for Morning Dew, that may have been too much to ask. Never been a big fan of LL>sup, but Jimmy has made me a fan after last night. He continued to shine during a rocking MH. Bob and Joan sounded great trading off vocals. After the encore it looked like the band was having a tough time walking off the stage, there was such great energy last night I think everyone who was there felt lucky to have been a part of it.
It was really impressive they were able to bring so much energy last night, especially with such high expectations from everyone. What Jimmy did last night was a thing of beauty, he had perfect timing of when to take control and when to lay back a bit. There seemed to be the chemistry between him and the rest of the band that I thought was lacking in fall tour.
Last nights show was incredible, probably the best of the 5....more to come later! must get some food now!
Nobody mentioned Mickey coming up behind Jimmy durning space and growling/barking at him like a dog. It was hilarious, as Jimmy turned around and gave him a what the fuck glance......moreover, it showed me how much these guys value his playing, and like him as a person.
Herring carried this show...and though it took him awhile, he is finally comfortable with being the lead instrument, the centerpiece of the band. (no pressure there)He handles it with taste and restraint and a nasty side that reveals itself once in a while. He's had to relearn a lot of these tunes, without Warren to trade off with....agree with the above review of Rider, more Jerry, less Allmansy than before. How easy is it for a musician to completely change/alter his style? It's also worth noting that he has a different tone--and it always seems to be the "right" one--for nearly every song.
For the second night in a row the Mickey song was a highlight! No, I'm not kidding. So much for the arm chair reviewers....Aiko smoked, and its never been a fave of mine.
Midnight Hour was very interesting....a lot of different parts and jams and vocal work.
Stella Blue slayed me. With the first note, it seemed the perfect, logical and only choice to wrap up a stellar week.
thank you DEAD!
This show was a complete mindfuck! Make no mistake about it - this is the Grateful Dead, in all of its glory. First set was out of control, spacy jams that melted my mind and scared the hell out of me... only to be eased into the setbreak by a tender Ripple. Second set pure madness... Phil pounding the strings with his fist relentlessly, Jimmy playing lightning fast licks... and Mickey and Billy - those boys.... they were dialed in to the magic that is Red Rocks and brought it to levels I've never experienced. Saw over 50 shows, but only in the 90's... all of the "mindfuck" shows I've heard are on tape/CD only... until Friday night. Wow!
THANK YOU BOYS (and girl!)
I just got back home to alabama from seeing the dead and a short road trip in colorado. I will spare you the song by song detail. I have seen the dead 400+ times with jerry from 81-95 and let me tell you that thursday and friday night felt like a grateful bomb exploded inside of red rocks. From the long hike up, to the sitting in the sun just waiting on 6pm to roll around. The lot was ok met some really nice people and some old lost friends from early 90s tour was pretty crazy. highlight from the lot (fractile) all i will say on that. Let me just say the joan singing stella made me and girlfriend cry was so sweet that words can not put this into perspective if you were there you know what i mean. MICKEY dropped bombs inside of the rocks as his surgical mask lowered upon his face you could hear and phill the vibration pounding inside your heart was so crazy. I thought that the crowd intensity was awesome everyone was shakin down adults,kids, everyone.
After the show friday night drove to colorado springs and went to the garden of the gods and climbed on top of a huge rock and laid on our backs till the sun rose was a very intense friday night into saturday. Then went to pikes peak 14110 feet and watched the sun set and passed out at the swiss chalet (shit hole) motel in old colorado springs haha. The love was definently there at red rocks suggestion if you go to the shows give them all your love I mean all of it. We did at the rocks and they gave it back i am telling you this was awesome you could almost smell the love it was intense. These guys have got there shit together and let me say joan I LOVE YOU. She knows whos songs shes singing and definently puts all her heart and soul into it. It is almost as if for brief moments you can feel jerry singing thru her. Was very awesome all I can say is thank you phil,bob,billy,mickey,joan, and jimmy I am grateful for it all. I will see you all in atlanta I hope.
Any y'all know the situation on getting tickets off the lot. I have a feeling I'll be be playin that card at Jones beach. Do they seem pretty easy to come by, or is it slim pickins for anyone who shows up after 1 pm? Seemed like it wasn't that bad in camden but these guys are picken up steam(and fans) as they go; who knows what august 'll be like...
TS, after the shows I caught so far this tour, I would say try your hardest to get a ticket before you get to the lot and only go to the venue without one as a last resort. All 14 of the shows I went to were sold out or close. The Jones Beach shows are gonna be a tough ticket. Scalpers at the rocks were asking for 120 for tickets to Sunday night, and I only saw a couple of miracles given away at the shows I went to, and you guessed it... they were given to girls(cute ones to). Good luck brother, I'm in the same boat as you for the Jones Beach shows. Peace.