The day after Jerry's Birthday. What will The Allman Brothers and Phil Lesh & Friends have in store for us that day? Everyshow show is special and an archive in all of our hearts. However, August 2 will be one to remember. Jerry's lovely songs which sometimes brought tears and smiles to each persons eyes have become extinct. Phil Lesh even says Black Muddy River still brings tears to his eyes. Well me too. Even "To Lay Me Down," and "Standing on the Moon." So will we here one of Jerry's heartfelt tunes, or will they leave those with Jerry? Another question is what if they do play one of these songs? There is sure to be a silent venue while one of the Friends sings it. Thats another question. Who could be the voice behind one of these songs. Who knows. I and all who will be attending this show, wait with anticipation, and tingiling vibes through our body's. Jerry will be above that day and night hoping Phil will decide to open back up Jerry's little vault of lost songs. God bless all. See you at the show.
Will there be enough room for Candace's lighting
system to be used or will the Allman 's share lighting with P&F?
I hope they use Candace's lighting and the Allmans liquid lights in tandem! Wouldn't THAT be the shit? I hope the Phil PA is the one used, though.
Okay, I gotta know. Who is Candace? I have been to enoughbutnotenough shows that I should have noticed Candace's lighting, but I ain't got the clue. Headed to VA Beach and need to know. I want to watch for it...what does it do? Will it distract me? I am there for another reason, but lighting certainly plays an integral part in the emotion of music, esp. the live ............I kid a little, but really want to know.... ;)
Candace Brightman is a lighting designer extrordinaire http://www.anarchi.com/projects/gd1.html
take a look at some of these, if you never went to a dead show. Heck >>> go look even if you did! = )
6 more days...and counting...my energy is building up rapidly
Phil and the Brothers
this will be the shite
Mountain Jam with Phil AND Oteil!
"The time is here, and the time is Right, to be dancin in Va Beach." lol
Whewwww. 3 more days and counting.
"The time is here, and the time is right, to be dancin in Va Beach." lol
Whewwwwww!! 3 more days and counting!!!!!!
Not a lot of post in here. Is anybody else going to this show besides myself, dossman, cryptical, Warrenisgod, and Drkstar?
Cryptical, I agree totally. This show is going to ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got Bosphan with me and 2 others.
Squiggy is bailing from this one he said even though is just up in MD...
Tapecat will be there too.
im in also 3rd row ctr! just got back from hershey and cant wait for this and raleigh
BE CAREFUL IN VIRGINIA BEACH!! The cops there are mostly ex-Marines (the hampton roads area is probably the largest single focus of the military-industrial complex in the US) who have no real crime to fight other than what the tourists bring. I'm sure the music will be good with lots of kind spirits. They will bring that weight around in Virginia Beach. BE CAREFUL IN VIRGINIA BEACH!!!
I agree with you Black Muddy River, and by the way thats just one of my favorite songs. I've seen a couple or more shows at Va Ampitheater, including Phish, Allman Brothers, and I forget who else. But yes, definitly be careful like any venue. Keep you beer in your cups, and don't puff nugs in the middle of the street. Other than that, I have never seen a bust, nor the hounddogs hassling anybody. See ya at the show. I'll be wearing a white Jerry Garcia T-shirt with a picture of him in the year 95' on the front and a picture of him on the back with the year 69'.
"For now and Until Later"
"The time is here, and the time is right, to be dancin in Va Beach"
Thanks for the 411 on the local constabulary.
You guys are scaring me.
I'll leave the key of Persian at home.
pugs, ill be right behind ya.
Dbear..i'll be right behind you ....i got center orchestra....row e...
Whew...Can't wait to get going....catching the first three of the Beach To Peach tour....here are my predictions for upcoming songs..,
These are all due for another appearance in the rotation...This should be awesome...Wonder what cool jamming can possibly come from these people when they start mixing lineups...Hold on to your hats...be discreet in Va Beach...see ya there...have a great show
How about a Mountain Jam with Phil in on it that lasts about 45 minutes long?
They could extend they jam they did in Asheville earlier by playing an Other One>MtJam>Sugaree>Mtn Jam>Other One sandwich. I wouldn't complain. Hell they could get the ABB involved & play a Mtn Jam>Afro Blue>My Favorite Things>Mtn Jam as the closer in Charlotte on Saturday & it wouldn't hurt my feelings!
No bullshit on the security here.If it is anytihng similar to 98 phish, BE CAREFUL. Cops everywhere: on hills with binoculars, undercover, uniforms...I mean everywhere. I have never seen so many busts in my life. We saw people(including girls) get beat down right in front of us by police. This was before the show.We gave our tickets away and vowed never to go near here again. Anyone heading here that has never been here before..WATCH YOURSELF....
P.S. This message is for Phil..Keep the old pyschadelia coming..This is what we have been wanting to hear for a long time..How about "He was a friend of mine" for a future breakout?Classic pyschadelic era tune that would be great to hear live...Oh yeah 1 more small request Phil-PLEASE don't forget about Chicago this fall. Last year was great and there are many heads here anxiously awaitng you return.6 nights?!?!!!!!
I usually take the warning about venues with a grain of salt, but heed the words here. I saw some hapless hippies being beaten with nightsticks by the local heat at a phish show. I think it was 98! The one where Leroi Moore from DMB played as a guest.
set I: Eyes>Playin'>Just A Little Light,Help>Slip>
set II: Alligator>Mind Left Body Jam>Low Spark,
Cryptical>Other One>Too Hard Too Handle>Cryptical>
Other One>Bertha>Lovelight *Tom Thumb Blues
When I was there in 99 there was absolutely no vending. The police were busting people for selling water in the lot (despite the fact that it was 100 degrees and there was no beverages available anywhere. I was dying of thirst. It would have been a public service to allow these heads to sell water)
Personally, I hate this venue but god I wish I was there today.
Hey all. Lookin' forward to this one. First time seeing Phil since 7/2/95. GDTStoo blessed me with front row seats. Thanks again.
As of yesterday at 3:00 PM only 4000 tix have been sold. So there should be plenty of room to dance.
Have a great show all!!
Well one more class. And I'll be leaving with my bro at 1:00 to head to to the show. Can't wait. Finally. Don't have much time to say much more. I have to go get some nugs before the next class starts. Peace..and be careful..like any venue. See ya there..Look out for a guy wearing a white Jerry Garcia T-Shirt..That's me man........L8R
"The time is here, the time is right, to be dancin in Va Beach."
If someone could do this head a favor I would be so appreciative. I wsa supposed to make it out to these next 4 shows on the east coast but am stuck here in WIsconsin for other things. If someone could snap a photo of Phil in front of his amp with the "I Miss Jerry" sticker on it and email it to me, you would make my summer. THat sticker is from Pine Knob, MI. Neat story behind it. So if you see it, make sure you try and get apicture of it.. or it might be something to go down to the front to see. Kinda cosmic night it was there in Michigan. I was in Somerset, WI, and Alpine Valley.. but dont think the vibe struck as hard as it did that night in Pine KNob. So... Keep smilin' and I MISS YOU JERRY! Phil and this band are keeping the spirit alive and are going Furthur than any other bands have so far. Have a GRATE show today everyone.
ANd please someone could email that pic to me, I would be so happy.
The Brothers just ended their set in Va. Beach. Black Hearted Woman/Midnight Rider/Hoochie Coochie Man/Ain't Wastin' Time/Standback/Trouble No More/Rockin' Horse/Good Clean Fun/Desdamona/ Same Thing/Soulshine/Statesboro/Southbound w/ Jimmy Herring and Jaivar Colon (DTB)/ Encore: Whipping Post
*Sunshine of Your Love>
*The Other One>
TC says Derek "just ripped up the Sugaree"
"The Other One was HUGE
Hell of a setlist>>>>
Cant wait till sat at Charlotte!!!
How about reviews>>
Please >>Pump me up HIGHER!!!!
Somebody please>>>I need a fix bad!!!
Its been at least 10 yrs for a OTHER ONE for me!!
I need that fix also!!
My fellow head is here telling me to Calm Down!!
FUK U JEFF!!! haha
Just having a little fun!!
Im sorry that a 36yr old head like me is getting so excited and acting like a KID!
Im really , truly very sorry!!
Bull shit >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>no im not!!!
I work 60 hrs a week damnit.. I been waiting for this for three months!!
This is my buzzzz
Shake the webs out and start typing people!!
My wife will have to drive tommarow for 4 hrs!!!
hahaha. Im not driving!! im sleeping>>wrong
All I need is all my live boots and an occasional miller lite and Ill be fine!!
JEFF said HI!!!
Hes so fukin stupid >>>he cant type!!!!haha
YOU TLOD ME GOODBYE
HOW WAS I TO KNOW
YOU DIDNT MEAN GOODBYE///
A BAND BEYOND DECSRIPTION
A BAND BEYOND PRESCRIPTION!!!!haha lmfao
Nicole KIdman is on David Letterman.
I wonder if I can get any of that since Tom took a Cruise>>
God that was stupid!!
That was Jeff,s coment..not mine..hehe
Im going to bed guys!!
I love yall !!
Fukin DEAD rock!!!
JERRY was the MASTER!!
My wife is driving tommarow!!!
Mr. GARCIA>>>I love you man, but im not ready to see you yet. So thats why lovey is driving tonight and tommarow!!
But we not going anywhere tonight!!
But Jeff is going home, so lets say a little prayer for his safely!!
I read the freakin reviews tommarrow!
I want to hear about the Pit bulls fukin!! haha
WOW ...cool show...since nobody has posted a setlist up here i will take a poor stab at it..
Other One Jam
All Along The Watchtower
Strawberry Fields Forever
Sunshine Of Your Love
Im sure i forgot something or got the order wrong ...this is from memory...Had a great time...
The Strawberry Fields was awesome...They nailed it...see yall in Raliegh
I traded you a TicketBastard sticker for one of you I Miss Jerry stickers at Alpine Valley...Do you remember?
Lets Go Reviewers, get off your ass!
Did Jimmy Herring only play with Phil for two songs?
I think the * w\ Jimmy Herring on Phil's side was supposed to read * w\ Derrek Trucks...
So how was the one long set structure? Who's lights did they use? How long did PHIL play for?
Raheen is right. Jimmy Herring played the whole set with Phil as usual. Derek Trucks came out to jam for Sunshine of Your Love > The Other One > Sugaree...friggin' awesome show...By the way, does anyone have the Derek Trucks Band setlist from the Va. Beach show? Please post it or e-mail it to me. I'd love you...
Im back in class right now. Got back at 3a.m. When I get home today I will give my review from this amazing, sublime show. GodDamn. Jimmy Herring was tearing it up. I gotta get to class..Man oh man I'm so tired. Im going to do my real post on the show later on today. Don't miss, it will make you wanna dance. Until I post later I would just like to say Sugaree, holy shit, wis simply beautiful the whole crowd swayed, we all shook our bones. Enough!!Im going to be late..Lol..I'll post later. Please Read it!! Peace .ya'll..and anyone going to the next show(s) have a greeat one.
Will everybody do me a favor?
Say Happy B-DAY to my wife Cindy!!!
Happy C-Day Bindy!
cmon, you meant 29, right? looks it anyway..
Happy Birthday Cindy! You kids have a swinging time at the show Sat. ya hear?! just leave the dogs at home and bring a garbage bag and no n2o and don't talk endlessly during the music and don't sell any weak cid and keep the rioting to a minimum, please. other than that, knock yerselves out!
sjf is all about the strong cid and a little rioting. who would have known.
I think someone should have read LadyTC's post, and not the other one. Jimmy sat in with ABB for one tune, Southbound, if I heard correctly. Rev. you have been strangely silent lately???? Miss your commentary deeply.
Hey Dew, I've been vocal, just not on the review threads. Camden was my last show, so I had to jump off the bus. Great show, too! I got my Phil and Family! Willie and Freinds!
These ABB \ PLQ shows look like they will be epic!
Just missing that color commentary of yours, that's all.
happy birthday Cindy!
happy birthday cindy
Happy Birthday Cindy,
will someone please review the Sugaree or ANYTHING that happened during the show last night! Sounds like a dandy ?
Seems like this show was just too good for words. Oh well, have a great weekend everyone, happy birthday Cindy and, for the lucky ones, enjoy the shows!
it would have been nice to get just one stinkin review seeing how this set looked kinda interesting and seeing how i love the d trucks and how it's oh, only past 4 the next day. what were there only 5 people there? i mean you've had time to go home, go to bed, get up, go to work/school etc. not 1 review? out.
ok here's a guess..alot of folks who post here traveled a distance to this show. those travelers found themselves amongst gracious southerners ready to party hard and had some serious adrenalin going in this setting and for these bands..."pass the jar!" a few hangovers perhaps?...just a guess
....AND are going again tonite, so they spent the day travelin', Are far from their 'puters....
yeah and i guess all those hospitable southerners who they met and are partying with, none of them have puters either. wow. first farmers and now beachers/surfers/crabbers.
sjf is right. TC is on the road, busy traveling and does not have a computer with him. However, TC did call me from the show, so I will share some of the facts and his thoughts from it.
First of all just to clarify a few things, Jimmy Herring sat in w/Allman's for last song of their set. Derek Trucks sat in with PLQ starting with Sunshine of Your Love all the way through Sugaree.
Now, TC says "The Other One was HUGE and the Sugaree, well, Derek Trucks just ripped it up and took the solo and was awesome" "What an Excellent performance"
When it was all said and done, Warren played for a total of 4 Hours.
Well that is about all I can contribute and hopefully it helps ease the jones a little bit.
Take Care All
wow lady tc is nails. she's right. it's jonesing. we're setlist and setlist detail addicts. hmm, where do you go for help for that? meanwhile i need a FIX.
hi lady tc and thank you for some word..glad to hear the first bite of the peach was so delicious..
hey all, i'm home today from my week of tour and completely worn out. I'm sure my review will not be too detailed for ya but I'll tell you my quick thoughts. the highlight for me was the otherone> sugaree. I thought that the two hour set was NOT long enough. it went by way too quick. I was also slightly disappointed that they played two of the same songs they played last time in virginia- strawberry fields and watchtower. I would think they could shake it up a bit. I loved all three shows I got to see but this one was my least fav. I think two sets is a must.
AS far as the venue goes, pretty cool! one thing that bugged me was people pissing on the bushes in the back at the top of the lawn. my little boy and I were dancing and playing up there and I thought it was pretty uncool that people would pee right there where we were hanging. they didn't seem to think it was any big deal telling me to get over it bitch, this is a concert. whatever.
this was the only show that my old man got to go to and i wish he could have seen merriweather instead.
sorry to sound a little negative, you know those pregnancy hormones are raging and I am exhausted. maybe i should post reviews tomorrow after a good nights sleep.
oh yeah, crashing the gate is always uncool kids. please don't think it's the thing to do, cuz it's not!!! some kids in the lot wanted to tell me they were going to and it was the right thing to do since the security were kicking the ticketless people out of the lot during the show. and this same security were miracling people left and right so go figuire. more reviews to come. love you all and glad to be home!!!
Hi LadyTC...Don't believe I've ever had the pleasure...Thanks for the update!
Myself, back from JB, then Camden to VA beach. Left the hubby to continue on for the rest of the tour. God knows how he's gonna get home! VA beach stands out as the strongest music I saw. I thought the one set format actually forced the boys to tighten up their act a bit...less of the noodling I found frustrating at Camden. They had a limited amount of time to get the job done, and get it done they did. The versions of the Other One and the Sugaree were jaw dropping. Derek and Jimmy kind of huddled together stage left in some type of secret communication and Haynes laid appropriately back. Trucks is some kind of freak of nature (in a good way) -- looks like a choir boy, plays like Hendrix. It was massively thrilling. He took some nudging from Herring, though. It was sweet. Once Derek got going there was no stopping that kid. During the Other One I turn to my husband and say, "I've died and gone to heaven." That's my impressionistic 2 cents. Sorry, don't have a brain for details. peace, hil
Just got back from Virginia Beach. Due to work, I only got to check out the Merriweather and VB shows but they both blew me away. After the amazing two sets on Tuesday, I was wondering how they could top it in Virginia. They somehow managed to do it. Awsome cover of Strawberry Fields Forever. The Other One was incredible but I think Cosmic Charlie did it for me. Thank you Phil for making Jerry`s Birthday a special one. We love you...
o.k...here it is.....
What a show...I practically wet my pants during
sugaree.....cops were much less front and
center then at merriweather....it still seemed
like everyone was still looking over their
shoulders though .....
And, how fuc%d up it is that there were war
machines flying over constantly during the
I hope this lasts forever....
P.S Derek Trucks, you are a madman!
not sure if my first attempt made it through, so forgive me if you're reading this twice. first off, despite how much i HATE the va beach ampetheater, phil and friends were amazing as always. like people have already said, Sugaree knocked me off my feet. the feeling was electric. thought i'd relay a funny story...during strawberry fields, the guy directly behind me on the lawn decides to sit down and take a bowl hit right as an event staff guy walks in front of him. we thought his night was through for sure, but the staff guy took him aside and actually took a bowl hit with him. so while MOST of the staff there were a bunch of militant natzis, it looks like one good guy snuck through the interview process.
On another note, one of my friend's dads, chuck leavell, is playing keyboard with ABB in atlanta, so if you're going to the show, take note of him and let me know what you think. Thanks!
one more comment. if you're wondering about the size of the crowd, i've seen the ampetheater more packed, but there were definitely a lot more people at this show than were at the trey show two nights before in va beach. good size crowd.
ok, this is the last one, i promise. i just have to bitch a little more about the ampetheater. i hate the venue, but the only bands that come around this area that i want to see go there. i'd love to see phil play at the hampton coliseum. MUCH better venue, much better atmosphere.
The setlist should include Blue Trane after Morning Dew.
Derek was incredible on Sugaree, even better tonight in Raleigh on Franklins, Dreams and everything else with the Brothers. Phil sat in with Derek's band on Lovelight tonight and Susan T. & Javier Colon sang lead. Warren is playing his best ever, just ripping it up with Phil, but especially w/the Bros.
Liberty, Lynne, Harrison, others...I opened a discussion at the bottom of Reviews to talk about "the scene" seperately from the music...please stop by and give some input there if possible....Peace
Wow. I really don't think I can say anything that hasn't been said. I've read many opinions here and if you blend them all together you might understand what it was like. I couldn't even read through these reviews and not get a tingle in my spine. Jimmy and Derek huddled on the right, Warren on the left kind of nestled a little further back than Phil. Strawberry Fields was just awesome. The walkway between the pavillion and grass was just totally philled with happy people swaying to the wonderful arrangement we were being treated to. Derek took me to another place during Sugaree, but I have to say Other Ones was my fav. I sounded early on like they were going into it and then backed out of it. Such a tease. Haven't heard a comment on how Bertha was. I closed my eyes and heard HIS voice. If any of you heard it, let me know how you felt about it. It was kind of rushed cause of time restraints, but it was indeed feverish. Enough of me. You kynd pholks be well.
Okay, since there hasn't really been a thorough review yet, I'm gonna take a crack at it.
VA Beach: The venue was a bit remote, requiring a good 20 minute drive to get there from my hotel, but it was an easy commute and the guys running the place were doing an admirable job directing traffic in and out of the place. Nice venue, nothing too exceptional. Your typical amphitheater, basically. It was a little strange cuz they had fighter planes going overhead all day and all night. Some air base nearby, apparently. Overall it seemed a nice enough place. Security was pretty mellow and relaxed from what I saw. I'm sure other people will say otherwise, but my experience was mellow anyway.
Allmans set: To be honest, I'm not hugely into the Allmans. I dig them, I've seen them 5 or 6 times back when Dickey and Warren were in the band, but nothing since then. I know the names of the big hits, but none of the new tunes, and I always get confused as to which instrumental is which (Jessica, Elizabeth Reed, etc), but my attitude has always been that I don't really need to know the names of the songs. I go there, and the Allmans rip it up. Who cares what the songs are called? Anyway, the set was typical of how the "opener" set was gonna go for these four shows. For all four, whoever opened did a good solid set, rockin' with a few major highlights towards the end of the set, then the "headliner" group for that night would come out and rip a hole in time/space. That pattern held through all four shows. As such, the Allmans set tonight was good, but their "opener" set, not their "headliner" set. Whole set was tight as a drum, nice energy, rockin' away. If I remember right, it was right about Desdemona that it started to get really heavy. Same Thing and Soulshine were both really great, though not your classic "mega-jam" type tunes. I thought that Jimmy Herring actually came out for Statesboro Blues, not Southbound, but I could be wrong. Regardless, both screamed. Great renditions, Jimmy fits right in with the Allmans. Finally, they wrapped up the set with the big Whipping Post encore. This was the big jam of the night, but again, still the "opening act" version of that tune. A rockin' way to close their set, but not as huge as the Phil set that was to come.
Phil Set: Phil set opened with the traditional "Jam" opener. Then it went into Phil singing the Morning Dew. And singing it beautifully. He put a lot of heart and soul into that one. It was right then and there that I knew this night was gonna be a special show. Morning Dew was followed by a rip snortin' Mason's Children, and a full-blown rager version. They'd played it at Camden, and it was cool then, but in Camden, it was kinda subdued and short. Not tonight. They gave it the full treatment and rocked it out as hard as could be imagined really. Then came another Jam, followed by a Watchtower. This is where they let Jimmy do a little jamming, as he was a primary force for this tune. Following this came the Rainy Day Women Jam (?). Didn't recognize it as anything but "Jam" at the time, but of course, it was great. Following this came the Strawberry Fields. This one was really nice. It's not a song that they do the crazy 20-minute jam to, but the vocal harmonies they had going during this one were just breathtaking. Some of the best singing I've ever heard this band do. It's really obvious that these guys have been working on the vocal part of the show, cuz it just shined during this tune. I mean, the harmonies were so perfect, so smooth, it had an almost Crosby, Stills and Nash kind of sound, and we all know how well THOSE guys can sing. I was impressed, and I'm NEVER impressed by vocals. Another Jam followed, with a nice Cosmic Charlie after that. The CC is always a crowd-pleaser, and tonight was no exception. A good solid version of the song, a bit spacy, but that's Cosmic Charlie for ya. At this point, they brought out Derek Trucks, who sat in for the Sunshine of Your Love, Other One and Sugaree. As would be expected, all were scorching. The Other One was just blistering. I was jonesing all tour to hear 'em do a good, ballistic Other One, and I got my wish this night. This is probably my favorite version of this song by P&F. It was THAT good, in my opinion. Sugaree was monstrously insane also. Those three songs are three major excuses for a bunch of guitarists to get together and shred away, and these guys did not miss a single opportunity to do just that. Wrapping it all up was a Bertha encore. It was pretty great too, but relatively short. Not an epic blowout, but who cares? This was an immense show regardless.
Tour in general: I went to 9 shows, 5 two-set shows, and the 4 single-set shows. In my experience, the two set shows typically followed the same pattern: First set would be good, but standard, with the tail end of the set heating up to seriously ripping levels, then the second set would be totally over the top. Well, these single set shows had a different groove. Being only a single set, they didn't really go for the 3-4 song warm-up period like with the two-set shows. They played every single-set show as if it was the second set: going all-out to blow the lid off the joint. That was typical for all the single-set shows.
Well, I hope this will do for a detailed review, cuz it's the best I've got to offer. I was a little "hazy" through all four southern shows, so this is as good a review as I'm able to dredge from the fog of my touring memories. Excellent show top to bottom, both the Allmans and P&F.