Two hours until showtime. Have any members of The Dead sat in with other groups yets?
what's the deal?
Good Lovin >
Streaming on Bonaroo radio right now
Good Lovin >
Good Lovin >
Me & Bobbie McGee
Pretty underwhelming so far...
Good Lovin >
Me & Bobbie McGee
a very dull sounding jack Straw
Is this a delayed stream or live?
dull sounding, cant imagine on an internet feed ;)
The Dead 6/12/2004
Set 1: Tuning > Tennessee Jed > Good Lovin' >
Self Defense, The Weight, Me & Bobby McGee,
Mr. Charlie > Jam > Jack Straw, Casey Jones.
just talked to my bud
tn Jed was RAGIN
THE WIEGHT - very very nice
Casy Jonser - best he has ever heard, said they kicked it out REAL hard and the end, never heard one like it.
sweet, BUT feeling like i am missing a familly reunion
dark star > jam > shine on U crazy diamond > jam (good night all!)
The Dead, Bonnaroo, 6/12/04
Me & Bobbie McGee
William Tell Bridge>
Dark Star (v1)> Jam>
Shine On You Crazy Diamond>
[no confirmation on what was played here]
Help On the Way>
Turn On Your Lovelight
Donor Rap/ Headcount Rap
Encore: One More Saturday Night
Wheres G.dad for a detailed review when you need one.
things can only get better, hiz.
almost 2 dozen tunes!
any SBDS OR "AUDZ" out there?
Was the second set as good as it looks? We've seen details about Set I, how was Set II? Did the sound problems get fixed for that awesome set list?
set 1 was broadcast on the XM radio... set 2 was not.
i listened thru a cell a phone connection to everything from Morning Dew till the beginning on One More Sat Nite.... cant give much detail, but i could hear Jimmy jamming.. sounded like he was turned up and on fire...
>>>>>i listened thru a cell a phone connection to everything from Morning Dew till the beginning on One More Sat Nite.... cant give much detail, but i could hear Jimmy jamming.. sounded like he was turned up and on fire...
didnt your ear get soar? the sound must of been terrible, why bother?
the second set looks great...
i wonder how "shine on you crazy diamond" sounded?
i can't wait for them to come to the north-east!
Thanks for the set list!!
second set was fuckin amazing, they were great,
head count rap ?
setlist update (as noted from DeadWorldNews):
The Dead, Bonnaroo, 6/12/04
Me & Bobbie McGee
William Tell Bridge>
Dark Star (v1)> Jam>
Shine On You Crazy Diamond> Jam>
Dark Star (v2)>
Help On the Way>
Turn On Your Lovelight
Donor Rap/ Headcount Rap
Encore: One More Saturday Night
>>head count rap ?
Bobby is a board member of Headcount.org, voter registration drive.... they will be at all the venues the Dead are playing this summer....
set 2 was stellar, esp pre-drumz...first set highlight for me was the mr charlie--very well played. I had a raging good time throughout, though waiting in the rain for the 2hr delay suck'd.
Thus far only one or at most a few reviews. Can we hear reviews of the show show or is every one stuck in the mud or some thing.
More negative posts than positive ones and that is not good.
i agree that some real reviews would be nice...especially 2nd set...looks steller on paper...how was that "shine on..."? did they play all the "parts"? did it sound similair to the Floyd version? who sang it? also, how was the "william tell bridge" with Warren in the mix(compared to last year)? was the 11 more like the Q version or bobby style? who sang "lovelight"? did Phil sing a verse of "the weight"? WE NEED SOME REAL REVIEWS PEOPLE! GET ON OVER TO THAT INTERNET TENT PEOPLE, AND FEED US SOME THAT SWEET SWEET CANDY!!!
Who sang Mr. Charlie? Last year it was sung by Joan Osborne, I thought it was the highlight of the Joan material. Who's singing it now, Warren?
Warren sings Charlie. and I listened to the 1st set and I think not sure it was Bobby and Warren trading off on the Weight, like the rehearsal version.
Tenn Jed came out strong...better than last time at bonnaroo. I liked Good Lovin, but thought that the vocal mics, esp warren's were to quiet for where we were listening through the beginning of the first set. Self Defense I can do without...cant get over mickey's voice on that one. Jimmy did let us know he wasn't going to sit in the background, though, tearing this up. The three guitar thing really wasn't much of a problem...not nearly as much as the two keyboards thing earlier. The weight and bobby mcgee were nice, but there were some miscues. liked columbus last summer for the niiice bobby mcgee. Mister Charlie really got everyone moving. By this time the crowd was getting the idea that it just might not rain again...and really got into this. warren sounded really nice vocally by this time. Jack straw and casey jones were quite solid, with the nice ramp up at the end of casey.
The beast came out in the second set...every song in the pre drums was great. Could I possibly find a better eleven, stephen in the past, yes if I looked long enough, but the boys really looked like they were excited and the spirit in the crowd lifted everyone up another notch. It sux that the xm broadcast was only the first set. Once this gets streaming, I bet the negative reviews will change (slightly ;^)
I think that this summer tour stands to really kick ass....hope all y'all have run in red rocks.
and it was definately better than the 2/04 show...they lost some of that clunkiness.
There we go...Someone that was actualy there at the show..
Thanks for posting up Chris...
fwiw, imho self defense was the hilight of shoreline 2003 dead--but what do I know?
thanks for the post, chris!
anyone else see the show?
I think most folks are still en route from the fest.
>>>>imho self defense was the hilight of shoreline 2003 dead
Bold!! I thought just the opposite.
Awesome. I can't wait to hear a copy of this. Thanks for the review.
>>>More negative posts than positive ones and that is not good.
But is it surprising? I think that most of the people that post the negative post, were going to bo hoo the show whehter it was good or bad.
How can you judge how good a show is by listing through an internet feed??
Thanx Chris.....where are the rest of the reviews. Guess still stuck in traffic and mud.
Who sang Shine On and how much of it was played? I sure hope we get to Shine On the West Coast!
Here is a long post on my thoughts on the Dead show at Bonnaroo.
I thought the show was much, much better than could be expected for a tour opener. While obviously a close knit bunch, this is a group that as a whole, had only a show or two under their belts.
First you must understand that The Dead, slated for an 8:30pm start did not come out until 10:15 or so do to torrential downpours that occured off and on from 5:30-9:30 and left the place a freakin' mess.
We were camped a mile or so from the stage and rode the first storm out at camp and were surprised that as we walked in on Steve Winwood at 7:30 or so that his show had only just begun, when it should have been ending. By the way it was very good, he's back playing his Traffic stuff and not all that cheesey crap from the 80s.
Strangely enough it was Winwood who opened for the Dead at Buckeye Lake in '94 where it rained and left thousands, like tonight, cold and very wet.
So the Dead come out to clearing skies and play what sounded like a Jack Straw tease, but that fell into Tennessee Jed->Good Lovin which is just what we needed- an energy boost! Unlike Chris who posted earlier that he didn't like Self Defense, I and the crowd I was around really enjoyed it, a much, much better tune than his Fire rap.
When Bobby strapped on the acoustic and went into the Weight I knew they had been working hard in rehearsals- then Bobby McGee, again with Bobby on acoustic and a very gentle backing from the band- this was just great music, and it was the first time I'd ever heard the Dead do Bobby McGee which was a treat in itself. I should also note that we thought the sound was just phenomenal, Bonnaroo spends a lot of time and energy getting a good sound, and we were on Phil's side behind the second row of speakers, probably 150 yards from the stage and it was perfect. Mr. Charlie, Jack Straw were both well done, but it was the Casey Jones with an unbelievable build-up at the end that put everyone in a frenzy. Jimmy and Warren just moved it faster and faster and faster, tons of fun.
Second Set Stephen->Eleven was again well played but it was only the beginning of great things. At this point my buddy, Barleycorn, turns to me and points to the sky- stars! The storms were gone. And then as if on cue- Dark Star, meandering and thoughtful play. But who could have foreseen the Shine on you Crazy Diamond!? Warren took the vocals on this one. The beast was unleashed. Folks this was bigtime music, and I couldn't believe how perfect it was, they delivered and then turned the corner back into Dark Star, aaaahh.
OK, towards the end of Space someone on Jimmy and Warrren's side through out like three hundred glowsticks into the crowd, so those are all popping around when Warren breaks into Morning Dew. This is where the addition of Warren Haynes is paying off in a tremendous way. We all love Phil, there's no need to go into an explanation on that, but his singing of Morning Dew just didn't give the song justice. Warren did a very nice job with his delivery, treating it with the care and dignity a Dew deserves. The Help->Slip->Franklin's was a nice treat out of nowhere, but hell they weren't done yet it was only 1:30 am. Bobby busts into Lovelight! This was a fun closer, but Bobby didn't go nuts on the vocals at the end, he and Warren kind of noodled around and Warren took some vocal leads, which took a bit of the energy of Lovelight away. I don't know if Bob's voice was busted, or this is a new arrangement.
Then Phil came out and did his doner rap, and talked about how much fun they had, and he wouldn't have missed this for anything in the world. And Bob comes out and says, "yea one other thing,go vote, check out this group in the back called blah, blah," I can't remember what he said and then Phil came over and whispered in his ear and Bob was like "Oh yea, Headcount, that's it." Saturday Night->Box of Rain sent us off at about 2:00 in the morning. As we tramped though ankle deep mud and water back to our camp a mile away, we were damn glad the band rolled into Tennessee with a mission and dropped the goods because it made it, once again, all worthwhile.
Thanks for the first hand review scott
>>>Saturday Night->Box of Rain sent us off at about 2:00 in the morning.
A box of rain as well....unbelievable....I for one wish I had been there.
grate review scott
Scott...am so glad you had a great time and enjoyed what sounds like a v.Good show
Good on ya mate!
Got in from the Roo today. The Dead's show was fantastic. 2nd set kicked my ass. That's all I can say. Far better than anything they did last year (and I enjoyed last year's shows).
Shine On You Crazy Diamond was killer.
The whole fucking show was killer.
Wow, I guess everyone really is stuck in the mud, since there are only three real reviews up so far. I left right after Trey finished last night and am just making it in now (after a long nap).
I would agree with the above reviews that this was a very good show, especially for a tour opener and considering they've only played one show together before, and without rehearsals at that. The practice has really paid off. I would give the show a 7. Whereas their set with Mule at the Warf (granted, without Jimmy) I would have given a 2.
First set: some well played songs but very little jamming. Tennessee Jed opener was the obvious choice, and the crowd erupted at the opening lick. Good Lovin' fell a little flat to my ears--just not very energetic. Self Defense is improving. I too thought the Shoreline rendition was good, as far as the playing went, but this time Mickey mercifully seems to have gotten a little of the bark out of his voice. The Weight and Bobby McGee were solid, but not exceptional. Mr Charlie--clearly the highlight of the first set. Warren did a great job with the vocals and they had the beat really bumpin'. Jack Straw was a bit limp and the Casey Jones build up was strong as usual.
Overall, a good set, but they didn't really open anything up and it was hard to get a read on band interaction. Jimmy is definitely getting mixed in a lot higher than Warren though. Jimmy's solos cut right through the band and energized them, and the crowd. Warren's got a little lost in there.
Second set below.
St Stephen opened cleanly was a treat and the jam before the final reprise was strong, and started to pull things a little looser. I think a good part of the crowd didn't know what was going on with the William Tell Bridge, but they fell into it really well by the "underfoot the ground..." line and the crowd responded. Intro jam in the Eleven was good, they were just beginning to delve, you might say. The verses were done 60s style, not Bobby style, and very well sung. The Warren/Phil backup harmony works nicely. Dark Star was teased a little bit just before they broke into it, and I have to admit I was surprised that they would try this one on the first night. It's a positive sign, for sure, that they don't even feel they need a couple nights to warm up to it. (Also, slots the next Star for next weekend at Red Rocks--I'll bet on Saturday) The pre-vocal jam was excellent. It stuck with the theme pretty much and was very pretty, but a little short. Vocals Phil then Warren then Bobby on the verse, all on the chorus. The jam out of the verse was a highlight for sure, with everyone keyed in together. Shine On--interested choice, sung by Warren. Pretty non-descript, if you ask me though. They did not go through all the different parts that Floyd does and the jam between verses basically consisted of the rest of the band backing off while Warren and Jimmy traded ripping lines back and forth. The new theme they landed on for the jam out of the second verse made for a nice transition back into Dark Star. Phil actually flubbed the second verse here, coming in with chorus while Bobby was trying to sing the second line of his part of the verse. There was a moment of confusion, but Phil didn't seem to notice it and kept going with the chorus. Oh well. Best part of the pre-drumz was the two jams. They really bode well for this band coming together musically.
That went on a little longer than I thought. Post-drumz up next.
Drumz was solid, but not amazing. Mickey played a nice short beam solo...hit the good low notes, but didn't push it far enough that he had to hump the thing. Very very short space that dropped into Dew quickly. I am surprised that no one has raved about this yet: Morning Dew was fantastic, easily the highlight of the show for me! Sung with soul and gravity by Warren and jammed out to the max. The walk up/walk down after the "young man" verse really set them off. H>S>F was a surprise after the long climactic Dew. Nothing too inspiring about the Help or Slipknot jam, and the Franklin's was played very fast--a little rushed maybe, I doubt it clocked in at more than 6 or 7 minutes--but very tight. Lovelight was sort of a throwaway. They just didn't seem to focus in on it.
OMSN, of course, got the crowd up and dancing, but the energy sort of fizzled out with a weak transition into Box, which Phil sang especially strongly, though he missed the cue on one line.
So, Mr Charlie, pre-drumz and Dew really shone brightly and show that this band has a lot of potential. Hopefully it will blossom over the summer.
What'd everyone else thing about the balance between Warren and Jimmy? Do you guys think Warren's playing is getting downplayed in favor of Jimmy's? Will Warren become the Dead's "vocal specialist"? It took a while for Warren and Jimmy to work out a balance in Phil's band, maybe the same thing will happen here. And just for curiosity's sake, who's going to sing Eyes? Phil and Warren together, or what?
It seemed to me, especially in the first set, that Warren and Jimmy were a little too worried about crowding the songs with three guitarists. It won't take them long to get it figured out. I was a doubter going in, but the Warren-Jimmy-Phil combo still seems to be a winner.
Jimmy's playing seemed to dominate the set, and is it just me or has Jimmy's playing been more cohesive than it was when he first joined the band? Oh, and Jeff did an excellent job, seemed very prominent in the first set. The vocal harmonies were good, but after the chorus miscue on the second part of Dark Star, the Nightfall of Diamonds vocal chant fell very short in my opinion. Maybe they should consider doing away with it?
New York Times Sez:
The Dead are a changed band, but invigorated. On guitar Warren Haynes brings Southern-rock riffing; Jimmy Herring recaptures Jerry Garcia's quicksilver legato runs. In an incandescent second set, with a jam that incorporated "St. Stephen," "The Eleven" and "Dark Star," the Dead traded its old feeling of drifting exploration for robust, hyperactive interchanges. "This is the season of what now," they sang, and the improvisation took that as a credo.
Just got back from the Roooooooooooooo!!!! I have one thing to say... in a few different parts. First of all, the show the Dead played was incredible. I have got to rate it as one of the best I have seen. I saw some incredible "Grateful Dead" shows, but "The Dead" has finaly earned their name back. I saw not one look of disapointment in any ones face. The sound was refreshed. They have evolved again. I have seen many bad thoghts on these message boards about Warren joining the band. I got this to say, this band has tattoos now, and it is different. Where Joan was trying to bring this band up to par last year, Warren seamed to be the one who made it possible this year. Look at the set list...SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND in the middle of Dark Star. WOW!!! Now... find a copy of this show, and listen to it. This band is not just from San Francisco any more. They came in sounding like the first band to come here from the planet Mars, or something much "further" beyond! It was the best combination of songs I have seen since 9-13-93. It was played with heart and soul that I haven't heard since '95. And by the way, Jerry was there too. The show was delayed (uncomfortably) by rain, thunder, and lighting. At one point I looked up to the sky and asked Jerry for some help. The rain stopped almost instantly, and summer began. Thank you to "The Dead" for an incredible night, and thanx for giving me hope once again!!!
very nice! gr8 to hear all the positive feedback! I wasn't there...obviously, now I definately wish I was! last summer I got to see MPP/third show of tour. this year...Raleigh, Char, and ATL? How sweet it is! thank you tDead!
Jammie and robert....great to read you reviews and am really happy you enjoyed it so much.
I said it before that I think this band will surprise every one!
I said it before that I think this band will surprise every one! <<
I won't be the least bit surprised when they rip open our heads and pour in THE GOOD STUFF!!!
Warren is bringing in some interesting covers: U2, Pink Floyd, & Elton John. Maybe instead of Yes playing dates with them they could be playing a Yes tune.
First torrent of show is up go to: Dead2004-06-13.AKGc451b.shnf.torrent
hat did not seem to work when I tested it go to http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=5360
Right now there are 900 plus leechers on because just became available. Looks like I'll have it all in about 8 hours. After that I'll leave on for a few days. As long as storms do not knock it out while I'm at work. I can't wait to hear it!
how was Barraco & NEM?
very quick review--hope to post more w/more time
first set--your typical festival bullshit---self defense wtf?????? dont go from songs you think everyone knows to a song no one wants to hear...just my opinion
second set--- to some it up---hell yeah!!!! this is what i came out for. the boys were having a ball. warren and jimmy looking at each, laughing at the screw up. could have done w/out st stephen(again i would have killed anyone who said that ten years ago, but enough allready) but the william tell/eleven was perfect..shine on you crazy diamond--there you go warren, this song brought life to everyone, even mickey was cruising
bobby forgets who hes giving props to, ohil has to correct him, phil fuckinh up box of rain(along w/everyone else) then turning away from his mic and blows a f/u kiss to who ever gave him shit in his ear monitor....classic stuff , these guys are going to be on fire by the time i get to see them again at GW
NEM jammed!!!!! barraccos still the man in my book!!
PEELANDER Z are here to take ovwer the world!!!!
thanks for the reviews people...can't wait for the mid-west run...see ya'll at Alpine, Deer Creek, etc...PEACE!
A BIG shout out to all the Zoners who were at the Roo to phil us in on the live details!!!!
Hey, "We Are Everywhere" but we can't all be everywhere everytime, so your collective updates and show reviews are always very much appreciated!!
PHIL WAS ON FIRE FOR THE WHOLE SHOW. He literally marched out on stage to a warm welcoming ovation and launched the band into a ripping 10ec. Self-defense was backed by warren on vocals, which helped Mickey out in a big way, nice jam on this one too.
Mr. Charlie rocked ~ highlight of set 1.
St. Stephen had some very nice exploratory jamming that was reminiscent of a Q show. Long segue into William Tell (not as tight as the Q last fall). Dark Star into a nice Shine On back into D. Star. The reprise kind of fell apart. At one point Bobby lifted his arm while Jimmy was jamming signaling an end to the jam, but low and behold Jimmy just kept on going. Bobby seemed like he was either uncomfortable or just being outplayed up there. There were some nice exchanges but Bobby really needs to learn how to fit in a little better. It seemed like a struggle for him to keep up with Warren and Jimmy. Bob and Phil both sang different verses of the dark star at the same time. Seemed like things were falling apart then an average Drums (nothing compared to last summer) > Space.
The opening of Morning Dew was accompanied by fools throwing glow sticks down in front. This poor guy in front of me must have gotten hit in the back of the head 10 times. I think it was definitely a distraction to the band and the fans there for the music, which interrupted the energy of the show. The outro to morning dew was very sweet! Hot Help into a nice slip>frank. Lovelight started off with Warren on vocals! I thought that was very classy of Bob to let Warren take the lead on this one. Nice Sat. night and sweet lullaby feeling Box capped of a solid show. I like this line up much better than Joan.
At times it felt more like a Q show than a Dead show. I also feel Chementi is taking the Dead to new heights. I love Barrocco, but there is something about Chementi's playing that is so reminiscent of jgb/brent gd. I am looking forward to the NE shows and have no doubt that this band has great potential.
Just got back from the Roo..what an experience...No need to to be redundant about the setlists.....I told my buddy J-Bird on Friday that we were due a message from the heavens (JERRY) The rain was his message. (I am supersticious and believe in all that karma retiric) The rain sent all the fake heads home. I had some kid tell me that Dave Matthews has more talent in one finger than "Bill" Weir has in his whole body.....Though he swore he was a true head.The rain watered the new rose bush known as the DEAD The music was truly invigorating and dried my soken wet soul...Thank you boys..see you in MA
Sorry to rain on the parade, but I didn't see the stellar show that others opined above. I saw the first show for a "new" band that had obivious problems. The biggest was that no one was really "in charge"....as in there were few tight changes within songs and no real "transitions" between them. As you can see by the setlist, Bobby wanted to call the shots first set and made an earnest attempt to....the problem is that no one else was on the same page. Chementi and Phil were the MVPs of the nite. Warren wasn't sure where he fit in most of the night, and when it was his turn he had to stare at his LCD monitor to get the words.....like with Morning Dew.....he never got into the song. The outro was good and the playing was fine, but the SONG never took off. He and Jimmy seemed to be together, and Jimmy seemed to be with Phil, but there was NO communication between Bobby and Warren. Not trying to start something here, but the lack of cohesiveness between the two was obvious to me 100 feet from the stage. I'm sure things will improve tremendously, but don't let any posters here fool you into thinking this was a "great" show.
This from a long time Dead fan (16 yrs.) and the biggest Haynes fan in the Philzone.
...and by the way, what were the drummers on? Were they a half beat behind most of the night, or was it me?
Before you blast me, please know that I had a great time and enjoyed every minute of it. But I enjoyed Primus more.........
I will qualify my remarks above by saying that it has been my experience, at the 3 Bonnaroos I've attended, that most bands really relish the opportunity to play for such a large and diverse audience. They seem to want to play their best. Compared with the other performances I saw, the Dead was merely average.
thanks for all the grate reviews and the sharing
i have a lot to look forward to!
I'm listening to the show and reading all the great thoughts written about it here. Thank you all for taking the time to share your experiences,thoughts and feelings. I wish I had been there with you. I can't believe I'm listening to the show already. On just the first listen , I am very excited about what this combination of souls can evolve into musically. Again, many thanks for sharing your thoughts. peace...mack
thank you all for all the great reviews!
i can't wait the almost two months before they
come to hartford and jones beach!!
Was that a Picasso Moon tease during the Dark Star (vi) jam?
Being a deadicated head for well over 25 years, I have one question to ask Freddie.. In charge? Since when has anyone taken "charge" of the Dead? I too was at the Roo, and must say it was one smokin show! A great BIG Thank you to the guys for blowing my mind and filling my heart with beautiful joyful color! The Dead at Roo has now earned a place among one of my favorite shows. It's been awhile since I could say that! The Magic could be felt as it blew out of the speakers in waves reaching out over the audience and beyond. Definitely a must have show!
This was the best post jerry dead by far, imo...i havent danced that hard in a long time..it was like phil and friends with the addittion of bob actually making it better rather than worse...finally no more letdown...this summer will rock.
I have 20 years+ going to festivals and shows. This was my first Bonnaroo, I can go on and on about many of the bands performances, the top notch sound systems and awsome stage lights. The biggest problem with the entire festival was, in my opinion a complete failure in garbage management. I understand that Clean Vibes was the company in charge. If there is anyone out there familiar with Clean Vibes and their festival clean up policies please let me know because by the time I left, Bonnaroo was nicked named Garbagezoo.
the problem was not enough trash cans---so as much as people tried(a few anyway) there was no place to put your trash, plus the fact that there were to many people....the counties giving them shit about overselling, i believe they only sold 90,000 tix but when anyone from the surrounding county can come to the gate and get in for free it adds a bit to the attendance figures dont you think?? the same people complaining are the ones that demanded free admission for the locals
anyway the dead set was sweet!! maybe theyll be doing the real thing by the time they make it back east????
i finally downloaded this show last night and
they sound fantastic... the second set it great!
great show, let me give you some of my highlights:
tennessee jed opener was a great call. the crowd went nuts when they went into it's opening rift.
mr. charlie was rippin'. I'd never seen them do bobby mcgee, so I was stoked to hear that. Casey Jones was an apropriate choice for this weekend, as far as I was concerned... oh yeah, and the weight was good, but I really wish phil took a verse.
st. stephen was a good second set opener. the 11 rocked. dark star into shine on you crazy diamond was a great surprise. as people noted, they flubbed the lyrics at the end of the second verse of DS due to weir messing up the timing on singing his verse. whatever, mistakes happen.
phil layed a HUGE bass chord bomb down to open the great morning dew. this was the highlight for me. help>slip>franks was great and the lovelight that followed was good. I could have sworn weir took the first verse though, someone above begs to differ though. Saturday night encore was an easy call, it was good but I was ecstatic phil chose to close the show with Box.
All in all, I thought it was great. I look forward to seeing them several more times this summer!!
Y'all, I was there, and it was freakin fantastic...
Bobby took first verse lovelight. Then traded off with Warren
Correct, Gloria. I remember it vividly bc I thought Warren was going to sing and then, oh yes, oc, it's Bobby's song. I was impressed he let loose enough to trade with Warren though.
It's like the moment we've all been waiting for....the affirmation that Phil & Friends has been the best band running for a while now. The way they tore up the end of the Casey, just as Philco does - and sure I missed Rob - but it was Phil & Friends that was the heart of that beast.
First set was Bob's dream band. Jed gets the crowd warm. Bobby McGee was SWWWWWEEETness....Candace giving us beauty blues as "Bobby sang the blues"
The Shine on was Pure Warren, the Best Cover - Sheer Genius.
The Help was a Cherry on Top.
One of my top ten GD or Dead experiences. Joan, you were great....but this was otherworldly.
Yes, it will mature every night and be even better.
I worry for Jimmy a little - that he may get lost. As he is not a vocalist and then
warren steps in....
the Dew began with a huge BOOM
"young man moan" thought of the "Young Man Blues" of the earlier Mule set....
the Dew ended - THEN he gave the final "doesn't matter"
The Box was Terrific!!!
Sat Night a RAGGGGGGGGER
The shared vocals (Bob/Phil) on Franklin's was not my favorite.
However the Slipping Knot was precise and on.
I Loved It.
somebody said that Jerry was there at Bonnaroo? He's right. As the rains subsided, and the colors started flowing, i journeyed into the crowd to find my spot in history. Just as I breached the crowd walls, the most beautiful, angelic, shining, glowing hippy chick passed by me and we made eye contact. She stopped, I stopped. She smiled and pointed at the first star of the night, just as the show started. It was a very welcome sight after the rains, and it was amazingly bright (amazing to me anyway, lol). It shown just over the stage on the audiences' right. The hippy chick, speaking rather softly said, "Look, Jerry's here." The smiles on both our faces grew ten-fold and we continued passed one another. As I waded into the "lake", I couldn't take my eyes off that star (probably Venus, actually) and the feeling that grew inside of me and continued to grow until the end of Box of Rain was unmistakingly Jerry saying, "Welcome to the Dead." This was my first Dead show (don't ask me why, been a huge fan for years), but Jerry made me feel like I really had found my spot in history that night. Thanks for the amazing show guys. See ya' in st. Louis.
red rocks kicked roos but
Bonnaroo Best Show of the Tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have recently acquired the show, and I think it is an absolute corker. Great stuff!
I really like the song Self Defense. I prefer it by far to Down The Road.
An Amazing second set, although Bob tries to sing around the bars and not on the beat and his phrasing doesn't work, IMO. (I know what I mean even though I am not explaining it well.)
This is slightly irritating, especially when harmonising. He done this on Dark Star and the Franklin's, and I am not too keen on his phrasing in the Terrapin on 8/7/04.
Still, Great SHOW!