me and others want to know about biscuits and what is up? can't wait, but the waiting is the fun
correction - some of the fun
Jam>Shakedown, Blue Sky, Forest of Fennario,Masons, Built to Last NEW PA KICKS ASS
not comfirmed Jam>Shakedown, Blue Sky, Forest of Fennario,Masons, Built to Last Set Two: Jam > Help > Slipknot! > TheEleven > Slipknot! > Franklin's, Dark Star >Lucy In The Sky > Dark Star > I Know YouRider (end set 2) encore: St. Stephen > NotFade Away
Franklins>Darkstar>Lucy In The Sky>Dark Star>Jam>Rider
(e)Saint Stephen w/ a verse of Not Fade Away
I was told "This was a spectacular show!!! Mother natures light show was unbelievable! One of the top 5 shows of the year" Thanks Dewit!! we love ya!
Set list looks a little weak don't you think ? :) :) :)
How bout that Friday night Red Rocks show?
sure makes me want to go on tour!
Can anyone give some feedback on what the
atmophere at the shows were like? and how
was the band doing?
Sure wish Phil would come back to the
yeah- weak like jack daniels!
Glad to see Mason's in the rotation- I predict this'll be the first DSBD release from this tour- whadd'ya think?
no kidding.. we've never seen setlists like we are now.. these are the daze!
Now...THAT'S a show!!!
oh yeah folks.. here comes CRUSADER RABBIT!!!!!
unfreakin believable! I've seen Phil with these friends on every CO tour and tonites show was the absolute best! totally sick! I was freakin 2nd set over the setlist! these guys are so clean and jammed the pants off of everything tonite! 1st set rocked and Mason's crushed. As soon as they opened with Help I knew this was going to be something. Shit! Every tune jammed to the max! Can't name a favorite but the Lucy>Dark Star>Rider was completely mind blowin! Some dude yelled St. Stephen prior to the encore and they changed the sheets and Busted it out! I was thinkin "I wish" and they bust it! I can't wait to hear this show!
What a privelege to watch these guys. I was in the 1st row with a wheel chair bud of mine and Jimmy & Warren are just too big for words. Just un-stinkin-believable!
Venue awesome as always. Pouring rain during the opening of the 2nd set and continued for about 10-15 minutes. Place was rockin hard!
Let's all back Phil and get out to next years blood drive and let him know we were there in Summer 2002!
Long Live Phil & Phriends!
One man's setlist is anothers outakes. Last night rendered us speechless...I will write a review when I get home tonight, but for now, I am sorry that so many of you couldn't be there. I enjoyed Friday, I will never forget Saturday, and to the breakdancing security guard, you rock.
The Last Two nites at Red Rocks were absolutely Magical. Lightning strikes just as the hit the Help on the way notes. The rain storm only made them Jam harder. The Band was on fire, as always!
The Orange Moon kept peaking in an out of the clouds like someone from above was winking their approval in the nite sky.
Thank you Phil! Further on down the road!!
Thanks Dewit for keeping us up to date with your setlist reports- next time take dedicatedmama with you!
In order to reduce the amount of hate mail in my inbox, I WAS JOKING IN MY PREVIOUS POST. When I read the setlist I thought someone had made it up it looked so juicy!
"The Orange Moon kept peaking in an out of the clouds like someone from above was winking their approval in the nite sky."
Could be a certain someone was standing on that moon...best seat in Colorado...and diggin' on an ol' buddy ripping and rocking.
FUCKING PHENOMENAL! PHABULOUS! PHANTASTIC! ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I'VE EVER SEEN! SOMEONE PUT IT ON THE INTERNET QUICK! THANKS PHIL, YOU'RE THE BEST! WE ENJOYED MEETING YOU AT THE BLOOD DRIVE, TOO! COME BACK SOON, PLEASE!!!
Sounds like a smoking weekend at Red Rocks! I hope they left something in the tank for the rest of the tour. hehe
This could be a job for Crusader Rabbit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't mind seeing that show on DVD...hint, hint!
The Lucy was a standout...after the Help>11>Slip>franklins, it was all gravy it seems to me. On the Zoo!!! It can't be Crusader with Warren and Bob, but it'll sure be good whatever it be...
It appears the consensus is that Saturday night at Red Rocks was better than Sunday. Well I though both shows were great.
Friday first. I thought the band was more focused and tighter on Friday. Most of the jams had a very tight jazzy southern feel to them. Jimmy was less dominate than most shows. Molo and Phil were both at the top of their game and both Warren and Rob were playing far beyond anything I have seen from them in the past. I have seen Haynes play about 20 times, and Friday nights guitar work was far beyond anything I’ve seen from him. This band has become very adept at the vocal approach they started this winter. They are harmonizing vocals that would typically be sung by one singer. They are also taking turns singing verses whenever they do sing lead vocals. I used to love when the Dead divided up the verses for th Weight and Maggie’s Farm and Death Don’t Have No Mercy.
Highlights were Brown Eyed Women, Unbroken Chain, and the second part of Terrapin. Brown Eyed Women is one of my favorite songs becasue it has such an optimistic tone and it's so danceable. When recordings of this show come out, I think the Unbroken Chain might come to be considered the best that there ever was. Phil’s vocals and the harmonizing were perfect. The jamming was so tight and funky. It was like the musicians were somehow tied to the song with a rubber-band. They were continually stretching the jamming in every direction while being constantly pulled into the spirit of the song. The calm parts of the song could not have been more lovely. Unfortunatly the first part of terrapin was very choppy. Every time it seemed like a jam was going to take off Phil started singing the next verse. The good news is they came back to Terrapin after the blues for Allah stuff with a totally reworked fast and funky version that soared.
Other highlight were Watchtower and Eyes. Comes a Time was also very nice. I really like the Friday show a lot. I am sure many would disagree, but I think Phil and Friends somtimes wonders off just a little too far and a little too often. They never did that on Friday. Yes, there were long extended jams between just about every song, but they were tighter and a little less spacey than usual with a more direction.
Saturday was defiantly more spacey and also a lot louder. Much screaming guitar by both Jimmy and Warren. The first set was short and sweet. Blue Sky and Mason’s Children were show highlights. It was good to see Warren jamming Blue Sky at Red Rocks for the first time in a few years. God I miss Dickey but Warren sang the verses very well and the vocal harmonizing on the chorus was truly uplifting.
The second set was a roller coaster with lots of energy coming from the audience every time the band came in for a landing to play a song. The highlight was Help on the Way and Slip not during the brief rain/lightning storm. You just knew they were going to play Franklin which came after they tied a slipknot around The Eleven. Ryder and St. Steven were also highlights. Also noteworthy was the way they Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds finished with several repeats of the chorus. “Lucy in the sky with diamonds, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, Lucy in the sky with diamonds aaaaahhhhhhh ahhhhhhh”. repeat, repeat , repeat . . . Substitute a little vigor for the lithe in those ahhhhhhs and these guys are ready to pull out Day Tripper.
Hey Phil. That Good Lovin tease on Friday has us all very excited to hear that song. Would you mind pulling it out at either Finger Lakes or SPAC.
That Dark Star had to have been the highlight of the tour, you folks in CO. are so lucky. Hey I wouldn't mind seeing that on DVD either. Have a safe and stoney tour everyone, Doctor Gonzo.
The Dark Star was but a cherry on top of a humongous banana split, man! This weekend rocked! It will take at least a week for my feet to touch the ground! That Terrapin was probably the best I've heard anywhere! To wrap up a show like Friday's with Comes a Time... Phew! I was done! Comletely blown away. What more could they do the next day? Well, how about Jimmy and Warren playing some of the prettiest licks you could ever hear in Blue Sky? How about a blistering Eleven placed within a monstrous Help>Slip>Franklins? How about St Stephen? Why not? These guys dished out some mighty generous helpings of delicious music for us. Sometimes everything just comes together... the song selection, the level of playing, the venue, it was absolutely beautiful. Thanks Phil & Friends!
>>>Set list looks a little weak don't you think
Redrocks; SMOKIN!!!!! Please bring that same magic to Alpine Phil, PLEASE!!!!!!!:*)
Gee the 3 smiles behind the 'set list looks a little weak don't you think' wasn't a dead giveaway that Matt was being a smart ass was it??? :P
Phil & Friends 7/7/01
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The mood of the amphitheatre and the energy of the crowd simply ignited with the first note of the jam Phil, Warren, Jimmy, Rob and John struck up in prelude to a stunning "Shakedown Street". Setting the pattern for the later jams, Haynes and Herring traded sizzling guitar licks in a cascade of increasingly complex riffs that eventually mellowed to the emergence of strikingly beautiful slide play by Haynes.
Shakedown Street itself hasn't sounded that energetic, that brand-new, that inspired in years. In a long jam, perhaps four movements in length, John Molo drove the quintet into strange spaces that resonated with the very rock of the amphitheatre. Highlights included a longish, funkified guitar conversation between Haynes and Herring that raised spectres of the Dead's more clarified visions.
Returning to more conventional play, a beautifully timed Blue Sky followed Shakedown Street. The familiar guitar licks were once again guided into place by Molo's incredibly deft percussion. The lovely ballad, Lay of the Sunflower, followed immediately, with another heart-wrenching performance by Warren Haynes, especially in a early break.
After a few seconds, the band, gathering momentum at every turn, launched into an appropriately psychedelic Mason's Children, highlighted this time by Rob Barraco's switch from electric piano to B3 organ, a decidedly welcome ingredient to this vintage tune. The extensive jam modulated in ways old-time Deadheads would have remembered with non-pharmaceutical nostalgia before breaking into a surprising set closer, Built to Last, featuring the tireless Haynes on vocals.
The 45 minute break allowed the crowd to catch some breath and prepare for the unknown oddyssey of the second set, which opened with an extremely tasteful Help on the Way/Slipknot. The character of the second set was firmly established by the opening jam, one that wandered into the rarified atmospheres of intuitive interplay possible only between five musicians completely comfortable with one another and the material at hand. A tease of "The Eleven" cropped up midway through the early jam, beautifully realized when the band turned an abrupt corner into the main body of The Eleven. The emotional tone established in the first set with Mason's Children truly blossomed in The Eleven, an exploration into strange musical territory with P&F as our experienced Sherpa guides.
Not missing a step, Franklin's Tower exploded amidst a weird, asynchronous jam at the end the The Eleven. Featuring spectacular guitar work by Herring, Franklin's ripped the fabric of the space-time continuum, generating quantum particles of sheer inspiration between the players. As it evolved into Dark Star, as it was destined to, the band and the crowd reached a new plateau of involvement. The undeniable southern rock guitar influences here reached a poignant fusion that was pretty much unbelievable. And when Star suddenly morphed into Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the enthusiasm of the band and the crowd could've solved California's energy crisis for years to come. Lucy didn't stay long, though, before returning the stage to Dark Star for another creative reprise on an elevated, mystical note before a crowd-pleasing Know You Rider, with its mandatory Colorado reference, closed out the set with a massive energy.
Phil's pre-encore speech included descriptions of Red Rocks as his favorite outdoor venue in the USA, a statement that drew rousing responses from the audience. He also complimented the crowd, saying "I'd play for you people any time, anywhere", whereupon a seatmate captured the evening's mood by shouting "OK, take a break, we'll wait here!".
St. Stephen began the encore, allowing all the players ample room to push this hoary old gem to new limits. In keeping with their modus operandi, P&F explored this new region with a lengthy dual guitar conversation punctuated by Barraco's impeccable piano, Molo's precisely hammered percussion, and some of the best bass playing Phil has brought out in a long while. Stephen eventually gave way to the audience participation of Not Fade Away, perhaps a less than ideal choice for the show closer. As listeners, I give the typical Phil audience high marks, but as singers and percussionists, we do lack a few essentials, like singing on key and rhythmn. We also don't know when to quit.
Saturday night was simply the best P&F show I've had the pleasure to hear. A brief downpour balanced by the arrival of a beautiful orange moonrise simply added a natural exclamation point to the marvelous organic experience. Phil, in his speech, thanked the audience for "making music with us". It couldn't have been better said.
Oh boy!!!!last night was the most magic i've felt in a long time.To start the night off going in to the amphitheater i fell runing up the seats 'WHAM' I was quite shakened up,but i did recover.This night i went with my father,who back in '79 took me to my first show.The last time we saw PHIL was at the philmore in feb.They seem to play HELP ON THE WAY evertime we i see the m with my father,maybe it's because he's a locksmith and the name of his company is HELP ON THE WAY locksmith.I don't know but it sounds good.Back to the review,the first set i really like hearing Masons and Built to last the latter as all was been one of my favs from latter Jerry upbeat songs.THE SECOND SET was the best Phil and friends i've seen or heard.With the rain pouring down,they played even harder,until it stopped in THE 11.The space jam after Lucy was great,something i thought i would never hear again.A mix of seventy's jam quality and ninty's intensty.The I KNOW YOU RIDER was perfect choice 'COOL COLORADO RAIN'.See you all next year RED ROOOOOOCKS!!!!!!!!
What a weekend...we had the best time, and I mean that from the music, to hassle free travel, to great people. Especially the southern contingent.
Friday was a really nice show. I have been priveleged to see quite a few shows since April of 2000. I fell in love with the way Jimmy Herring plays guitar, and Rob's keyboards are great. Phil and Molo need no intro. When Warren came on board in the Fall music, and life for me changed forever. There are shows that blow me a way and turn me into a blathering idiot, and there are shows that leaving me feeling good, not hyper-energized, just good. The world is good. Seeing Friday and Saturday's shows is alot like seeing to entirely different bands. Friday was a nice show, mostly jazz, not really spacey and predominently Jimmy and Rob. Phil was right there, and it was really pleasant.
From the opening jam, Saturday was like the last night of a weeklong run in the New York area. It was a wild ride, rock and roll built off the foundation of blues, folk, jazz, but rock'n'roll. There was one psychedelic jam in the second set that was short. Dark Star fast and furious.
The entire show is a must have, one big highlight, but a few things stand out, only because they were done differently. Blue Sky, song by Rob, Warren and Phil. After Rob's verse there was a long jam, which is actually a solo by each performer as if they were the leader of the band with the most amazing back up. If you have problems telling Warren and Jimmy apart, and we all do, even in the front row, Jimmy's solo is the first one, and it blows you away, it is so beautiful, but then Rob, and it is completely different, and so on, each musician telling his own story. I have seen the band do this song about 8 times, this was awesome, because it showcased the individuals, while the norm has been to play off of eachother. It was my very first Mason's and it was joyful. Just the execution, so great. I cannot comment beyond, because I really have no reference point, but the jams within were intricate, and precise and tight, and it was wondrous. I love Forest of Fenario, and it was my fourth show hearing it and we were just rocking out to it. It is growing into itself, and just gets better and better. Hadn't heard Built to Last since the Beacon and it was like meeting an old friend. Warren sings Brent and Jerry tunes with such respect and reverence, simultaneously putting his own mark on the tunes. As it should be.
I can't believe no one has mentioned the Werewolves of London tease during Franklin's on Saturday night!
After all, this is Red Rocks, spot of the famous Werewolves encore in '78. And who would know the tapes better than anyone in the band? Rob Barraco, of course. So he clearly and plainly jammed the Werewolves intro lick a few times, just teasing the shit out of it. I was sure they'd bust it out for the encore as a nod to '78.
I'll offer that '78 show up for B&P to the first 3 to post here in honor of this astute "tease catcher".... I just acquired a crispy & fat version of this fine show!
Post here AND also send me an email- 3 only please! These 3 should offer it up again in short order....
I think the July 4th show will be the first DSBD release, simply because of the mind blowing Viola Lee- and the date of course. But who knows. Can't wait to hear it again. I think the 420 show was released partially because of the date. It was great, but out of the entire Sunshine tour, I might have picked a different one. I hope one of the red rock shows is released also. Peace y'all
Got one taker for the B&P offer- room for 2 more!
So Far PanycHead@aol.com is in.
Please post here if you want this so I don't get 10 zillion emails...
GuitarDaddy- I hope you're right about Snoqualmie- that Viola really was amazing! I always love it when they release a show I've been at too :) Looking forward to the 4/30 release as well...
I would love it Pinman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, Pinman, I'd love the 78. It looks like reading the Philzone boards really reaps rewards. email@example.com
7-7-2001 Red Rocks
I believe a totally fantastic show....and I am a head from way back...but here is a few thoughts/questions....did anybody else get a little tired of the way out there jamming and want a few more songs? I mean the jamming was awesome if a bit undanceable but Franklins and Rider are basically three chord songs and went too far out there. Warren was learning Built to Last as he played. I thought that song and the Not Fade were Phil statements for sure.
This show was way cool but I was left a little lost with the jamming out central.
Phil please bring the magic to Alpine, these shows at Red Rocks sound almost dream like.
The setlists look incredible.
7/6/, 7/7/01 will go down in history as "MUST HAVE" These shows will become classic Phil & Friend shows just as 7/8/78 is classic Dead & a "MUST HAVE" in any collection.. :*)
OK- My spontaneous B&P is full- thanks for playing! The winners should be posting offers soon over on the trading board if anyone else wants this so keep an eye out...
I dont even know where to start. Night 2 at dead rocks was mind bending! From the first notes of shakedown, everyone knew we where going to get a good one. There was an EMINENCE magical presence there that night. I got bruises from the slipknot party! SHIT, THAT WHOLE FUCKING SHOW ROCKED!!!! The Greek shows as well, along with the stringcheese party in steamboat ("im going back to colorado, i do believe ive had enough").
Phil day was 15 uv-block day and the sunshine--> chinacat opener was probably the best ive heard from these guys.
Good people were all abroad for the ride and even chief hosers campground was bearable. I meet allot of good folks last week, made a handful of new friends and cooked banana pancakes for everyone. And the SWEEEETTTTTest part was it all came back in one form or another! GOD BLESS PHIL LESH!
--Too my new founded Denver friends camping on the hill, thankyou, YOU GUYS ROCK! And I will see you all next year, same place, same time. BANANA PANCAKES FOR ALL!!!
I was hoping this show's setlist would have been Alpine or Deer Creek. Reminds me of the Wiltern show.
To this special community I would like to thank you for the reviews that you are posting they are very helpful to those of us that are not on tour but still have a need to know.I would also like to mention that those of you that made the Red Rock shows are so lucky I was hoping for that songlist @ the Greek but Phil had something else in mind.Once again thanks and keep the reviews coming.
Set One (1hr 5min):
Jam: weather was great - partly cloudy and mild. the jam was typical Phil and Friends opener jamming....
Shakedown Street: Powerful. played kinda fast. i was in the 10th row (center-left), and could see the band smiling ear to ear. everyone was wearing bland clothes, except Baracco, who was wearing a sweat spiral tie-dye.
Blue Sky: so nice to hear the Allmans sound with Phil on bass. Warren sang most of it, except the last verse which was sung by Phil.
Lay of the Sunflower: slow ballad with Warren singing. i had to use the restroom (my daddy once told me, "son, you don't buy beer, you rent it.") as i was walking back to my seat, the opening riff of....
Mason's Children: JACKPOT! the Holy Grail of Dead music. i was so full of emotion that i couldn't make it back to my 10th row perch, so i found some friends in the 40th row and danced with them. the sound was almost as good in the 40th row as in the 10th. plus you get a broader vista of the venue from up there. Mason's kept going with lots of jamming between the verses. i was pumping my fist and jumping up and down...."THEY MAY NEVER GROW SO TALL AGAINNNNNNNNNNN!!" i guess the energy in the air got converted into something real because all of sudden there was heat lightning bursting everywhere. i got scared thinking the show would get cut short due to lightning strikes...but i was wrong, so wrong.
Built to Last: Hats off to Jerry. Warren sang it, and it was very nice to hear. coincidentally i was listening to the 10-16-89 set one Built to Last earlier in the week. i was surprised to see this end the set, but no complaints whatsoever.
INTERMISSION: it got dark, and the lightining was continuing followed by rain drops. hats off to the taping section for keeping it together. i saw equipment wrapped in garbage bags (in triplicate), and mini umbrellas protecting the microphones.
Set TWO (1 hr 50min):
Impending Rain and Lightning Jam: i was back in my 10th row perch, and the rain was starting to pick up, and the lightning was magnificent. again, the jam was typical Phil and Friends opener jamming...the audience had no clue what was about to happen....
Help on the Way: we could see sheets of rain in the halo of Candace's lights. rain jackets were broken out and tarps were used as protection. the rain made the band jam even harder. Baracco's voice cuts through it all..."PARADISE WAITS .... " it seemed like all hell broke loose.
Slipknot: imagine what an ideal "Slipknot" would sound like and you got it. lots of jamming. lots of RAIN. lots of smiling.
The Eleven: ok phil, you are the master. i've seen this played instrumentally, but this was my first time with singing.....i prefer the singing version for heaven's sake. now the rain started to ease up.....
Slipknot: keeping it tight, keeping it right. John Molo was the star here.
Franklin's Tower: the rain ended. and a huge pocket of cosmic positive energy surged through the venue. phil sang and we danced. when the Franklin's ended i thought that would be the end of the set, but i looked at my watch and saw they had only been playing for 40 minutes, so what would happen next??
Dark Star: oh, ok. so its gonna be like that. words can't describe the feelings or emotions. we won.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: hats off to the Beatles.
Dark Star: now we get to the heart of the matter. no more melody, no more rhythm. its SPACE time. Candace's lights added soooooo much. second verse was sung with so much emotion, and i really like how they are exchanging vocal parts.
I Know You Rider: "cool Colorado rain"...very appropriate considering we were all dry again. phil obviously has his finger on the pulse of the vibe.
Encore: Phil Addresses Red Rocks by saying its his favorite place to play in the country, and he would play for this audience anytime, anywhere. see you next summer phil....same place, same time.
St. Stephen: at this point, i was expecting an "Amazing Grace" or "Bid You Goodnight" or something acappella considering the hard rocking music played all weekend. but phil, ever the showman, busted out the St. Stephen. it was loud and proud.
Not Fade Away: this was the theme of the weekend...love is real, not fade away. they didn't sing any of the verses, just jammed the riff and did a little vocal exchange (warren: "not fade away", barraco "NOT FADE AWAY", warren: "not fade away", etc). and then they led the audience into the clap and chant, with Phil and band going "mmmbop bop, bop-bop."
Summary: Phil treated us to musical heaven. I wasn't expecting the Miles Davis Orchestra to take the stage this weekend. As a lover of jazz (especially bebop), Phil made it happen on so many levels. adding to it was Candace's superb lighting as well as excellent sound engineering.
ps. this night was the 23rd anniversary of the first time the Dead played Red Rocks (7/7/78).
we love phil and friends,
THIS SHOW>>>>>>>>HOLY SHIT.....was my first for Phil and Friends but i did see many a Dead show.....absolutely sweeeeet...Jimmy Herring/Warren my hat is off....Phil rules..I could not believe the magnitude of play...I was taken aback and BLOWN away...me and a Panic buddy even said that if we go on tour....Were Phollowin PHIL AND FRIENDS...unbelievable:)
see post at I was touring with Phil and Friends
i was lukey enough to make it to the saturday 7.7.01 show at red rocks. rocks is right phil busted it. seen many of these phil shows and this one stands out as on of the tightest most impresive yet. some of those kimock shows were kick ass all psychidelic and shit but this band is much tighter and rocks harder the covers they are doing are insane blue sky and the lucy in the sky much better than the dead ever did it! thats just the start> saw a low spark over in berkeley. hope the tour continues well everyone enjoy! phil is back on tour ! ! !
Man what a set list, looks like Phil really out did himself this time!!! Sounds like this was a show for the ages!! 2001 A Space Odyssey indeed!!!
I am starting a CDR “LOOP” of the 7.7.01 Red Rocks show. I will send the show (three (3) discs) to the first person that emails me. That person makes themselves a copy and mails the Master CDs to the next person in line. Three (3) days turnaround would be cool. That person makes a copy for themselves and so on. If you want in on these CDRs, email me your name and mailing address. This “LOOP” offer fades away on July 17, 2001.
I had a good time being with all of you at the show….
Phil Lesh & Friends
1. Jam >
2. Shakedown Street >
3. Blue Sky
4. Lay of the Sunflower
5. Mason’s Children >
6. Built To Last
1. Impending Rain and Lightning Jam >
2. Help on the Way > Slipknot >
3. The Eleven >
4. Slipknot >
5. Franklin’s Tower
1. Dark Star >
2. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds >
3. Dark Star
4. I Know You Rider
5. Encore: Phil Addresses Red Rocks
6. St. Stephen >
7. Not Fade Away
Earthworks SR77 > Graham Patten DMIC-20 > Tascam DA-P1 > Sony D8
Sony D8 > HHb800 > CDR
Thanks to R.J. for letting me patch in.
I am still reeling from the show. I'm an old school Deadhead who has been a little slow to get on board with the new wave of Dead related music out there, but in the last while I've been hearing so much great feedback that it's been time to check it all out.
This show was so old school, I just can't even believe it. They just pulled out one great, powerful message of LOVE NOT FADE AWAY after another. My boyfriend who was not at the show even picked up on the telepathy and left me a message on my cell, I swear right about the time that the huge vocal rang out through the rain and lightning: "Help on the Way - Cause I love what I love and I want it that way". "Roll Away the Dew" - what a powerful release, Dark Star - pure joy and opens the realms of us all moving through the transitive nightfall of diamonds. The swirl of the lights were gorgeous all the way through. Lucy in the Sky - so psychedelic, sweetest I Know You Rider I've ever heard in my life - very poignant. Gonna miss your baby....killer vocals. St. Stephen - the ultimate gift and then "you guys are killing me!" Not Fade Away...so powerful and so much fun. Between the old soul music coming up through the ages, the love in my heart, and sharing it all with great friends, "you know our love will not fade away....ever" What an incredible show - Memories of a lifetime.
Sugah Kane, your review is so right on and to the heart of the matter. Nothing like a good ole Grateful Dead show to kick you in the ass and show you the way! Thank you Phil for keeping the magic going.
THATS IT FOR THE ROCKS TELL 2003
THE PLACE IS GETTING A FACE LIFT NO SHOWS NEXT SUMMER AT ALL!!!!!
THANKS PHIL. YOU ROCKED THE ROCKS. IS YA IN 2003.
Let's be a bit judicious in our postings here. Red Rocks is getting a face lift (very minor), but is NOT going to be closed all year! Had a great collective time with all of you Saturday and Friday. Peace
THE LOOP OFFER IS CLOSED. OVER THIRTY (30) RESPONSES WITHIN 36 HOURS. IF I DON'T CLOSE IT NOW, IT MAY TAKE TOO LONG TO GET THE DISCS DISTRIBUTED.
I'LL EMAIL ALL THOSE WHO HAVE RESPONDED WITH THE LOOP ORDER.
FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT, I'M SURE SOMEONE IN THE LOOP WILL GLADLY HOOK IT UP FOR YA.....
Hey new here, but an old HEAD.
I would love to know how I could Obtain a copy of Red Rocks? Could anybody help me . Also about the shows. How is it these days without PaPa. The setlist are very impressive. But I would love to know more about other simplics of the show. Hows the crowd, the sound , the venues as far as tailgating. Are tix selling well??
The reason im asking these Questions is because in August , Me and my loving(not to mention--F**ing beautiful)wife are going to Charlotte to see Phil and allmans. Celebrating her B-Day and 15 yrs of Marriage.
What can we expect? We know it want be like it was on our trip in the early to late 80's. But Ive allways been a Philhead. I guess because i like to play BASSSS alittle too.
Well ive bored yall enough I guess.
So thanx and any info would be great!!!!
I want to say that I leave tonite for Someret.. But to the people lucky enough to get on the
7-7-01 vine, If you are a parent of mine or contact me for anything & I don't get back to you directly, Have no fear! I will be home before Phil plays MI (unfortunately). I think it will take a couple of days to get the seeds out & then a couple more for them to arrive... I should be in the clear, but if not, I will be back and moving my seeds fast! I look forward to passing these seeds On to others in the group! hang tight! :)M
hi everyone, i need these shows on cdr can anyone help me out???????? have music to trade or day ski passes for copper mountain for next season. please help these shows were great!!!!!!!!
This was originally posted on the Somerset page because that is where the dialogue that inspired me to write it occurred but since there was some feeling that that was the wrong place for it, I am also putting it here where it supposedly belongs.
Just so I contribute to the spirit of these boards and put some review stuff in here, here goes.
I know this is the wrong place to comment on Red Rocks but this is the chat I am on now so
here it will be. I never learned to color inside the lines anyway and I won't start now.
Of all the hundreds of Dead and Dead related shows I have been to, I can honestly say with
only a medium level of chemical assistance that particular night, that Saturday night at Red
Rocks was one of the top ten most amazing experiences I have ever been part of.
I would swear that they waited to open the second set until the storm was right on top of us
so they could play that incredible Help>Slip>Eleven>Slip>Franklins>Dark Star>Lucy in the
Sky>Dark Star>Rider with the St Stephen>Not Fade Away encore.
They seemed to be playing off the electricity of the lightening during the beginning of the set
and everytime it flashed and thundered, they took it a step higher. If you want to talk about a
totally chills down the spine experience that was it for me. The storm finally began to subside a
little during the 11 and they just continued to blow us away including a somewhat rare for this
band by my experience unstructured space during Dark Star.
We could have sworn that Lucy would be the set ender but holy shit, back into Dark Star and
then Rider to end the set.
At this point, one of my grizzled veteran friends could only say "WOW, that was really f'in good"
about ten times.
We figured they would come out with a calm us down encore when once again we got totally
blown away by a thundering, electric perfect St Stephen and a reprise of Not Fade Away which
was the encore the night before. They did it this time without any lyrics, just the guitar riffs
then they slowly not faded away off the stage with the crowd doing the rhythin clapping and
"know our love not fade away chant".
This of course coming after Phil's speech between encore and end of set where he once again
referred to Red Rocks as an extremely magical place and his favorite outdoor venue in the USA
and told us he would make music with us anywhere, anytime.
What a night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I could choose to be anywhere with any people, doing anything for some moments of the
pure joy of being alive, that was it.
I sincerely hope it works for all of you that way often enough to ease any cynicism you may
begin to feel.
What you ALL said!!!
I've been a Dead fan for years, matter of fact the first show I saw was red rocks 78, so what better place to decide to come back into the new fold! I was blown away by the new sound of the old boys! Kinda like an Allman Bros/Dead blend, but definitely uniquely new and vibrant! I haven't heard jammin like that for a long long time.
Dunno what I can add that hasn't already been said, but thanks, Phil, for ropin a few more of us back into the fold that night!
Oh yeah, and if anyone can sport me a CDR from that night to copy, I'd be forever grateful!
what great shows. I made the trek from NC
out west & loved every minute of my first trip to
RR. As all have said these shows rocked the
house. I was lucky enough to be in Florida on
4/13/01 when that tour opened & saw both
Sunrise shows then came home & saw
Charlotte also the next Friday night with a 4th
row ticket given to me at the door for face. Had
to go see Richmond on the following Monday
night too with a friend i had been telling how
great all this was. BUT Red Rocks was truly
the best, from the scene to the weather
(except for 20 minutes) to the almost hard to
still beleive music. I missed the tape loop, but
I will be going to the Raleigh & Charlotte show
in 2 weeks AND DESPERATELY want to work
a trade for the 2 Red Rock s shows for the 2
NC shows. PLEASE :)
This is a review for both Red Rocks shows...5th row on Friday night for an exceptional Les Claypool set of brilliant song selection, the highlight of which was the unreal Space Oddity by
David Bowie...think there was a little confusion on Friday's review and some people think they might have covered Phish's David Bowie, not the case. I believe a TON of people were really turned onto Les and I got a lot of love for my Primus "Sailing the Seas of Cheese" tshirt. I'm looking really hard for a CD of his set?!? Lots
of people blew off taping Les, for shame ;0)
Remember when Phil was peaking (or was that me?) his head out while checking out Les w/ a huge smile on his face? I looked up and there was a huge smiling Jerry looking down on us all...just a shit-eating grin on his face from ear to ear!!!
On to PHIL:
Phriday was NUTS. Was talking up Comes a Time all damn day and the way they tied the whole show together like they did got me all emotional...I won't rehash what's already been beautifully written about the rest of the show but damn was that not amazing?
Saturday I was 2nd row and had never sat that close at Red Rocks before...I love being in the living room and I recommend it, nobody's mentioned Red Rocks' General Admission rewards a little effort!!! The show itself, as you've already read, was ridiculous. Sure I was looking for a Mountains of the Moon but I'm NOT greedy!!! Unreal Slipknot, the best I'd ever heard live...and as with the whole show I loved the jammy nature of it all.
God Bless Phil and his happy Phriends, it's the intensity I felt back in '89 and '90 my first years in the fold.
Phil, read this stuff! Know that you are loved! Man, Red Rocks is by far *the* best venue to date for shows, in our opinion. Wish we had the dust to get to this show. Glad everyone enjoyed it. Headed onto SPAC and FLPAC and VA Beach, though, so we know that some magic is in store. He HAD to save something up that sleeve! Going to SPAC on Sunday, and FLPAC in Canandaigua, NY we have FRCenter!~ You talk about excited....
Get to as many shows as you can, my phriends. The phun never ends.....................................................
wow, I'm glad I found this place. The two shows at red rocks were my second and third phil shows, with the 4:20 charlotte show being my first. Words cannot describe the bliss that those two nights provided me with. It was like a magical dream that will forever be with me. I would love to thank phil and phriends for the music, but moreover I want to thank all the good and kind people who were at the show and helped make the magic happen. Now I've caught the tour bug and am going to find a way to hit merriweather to Charlotte. :)
Let me just say when nature and phil come together magic is created. I must thank the lord for allow phil to be. synroisity of weather and help/slip/frank--lightin' like i've never seen before