7-1-03 Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 10:44 am: Edit Post

Just thought I'd throw this up there. Very excited...one week to go!!

check out the daily lineup here:

Summerfest.com

Galactic, Jones Gang, Will Durst, Jerry Joseph, Rusted Root, and so many more.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By pappa (Dpappa) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 12:02 pm: Edit Post

Hey now what about the radiators!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy henningsen (Hennemong) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 12:43 pm: Edit Post

Robert, we are on the same page. I started the countdown yesterday!

Also at summerfest on sunday is Dark Star Orchestra (people have different opinions on this band but i love them).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 12:58 pm: Edit Post

Hey Andy!

yes, DSO on sunday, and the Big Wu (with a cardio-healthy Chris Castino) back on Monday!! It will be Chris' first show since his open-heart surgery last month.

the lineup for 7/1 is pretty stellar though. come see my boys the Jones Gang...Dead cover band. Stu's voice is a dead ringer for Jerry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad (Drchad) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 01:35 pm: Edit Post

I'm in, I live in Milwaukee and look forward to meeting many zoners. GDTSTOO really hooked me up as well. Will be at the fest many days. It is one of the great music fests in the world if you look at the schedule. Unfortunately, it has gotten a bit pricey but at least now they let the local micro brewers have tents so it's not all miller all the time. It is really crowded though so if you have anxiety issues when you get too spaced, take it easy at this venue


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 01:46 pm: Edit Post

DPops, will you and the wife be coming out for this?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim (Tjw) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 01:54 pm: Edit Post

http://www.summerfest.com/entertainment/viewevent.php?id=4342


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy (Hennemong) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 02:02 pm: Edit Post

Has anyone been to a show at this venue (marcus)? If so, what did you think? This will be my first show there, and I am pumped!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 02:09 pm: Edit Post

where are your seats andy?

i have 4 in section 6, row E. so, i guess that puts me on the corner of the soundboard...not too bad i guess, but i wanted better...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy (Hennemong) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 02:12 pm: Edit Post

i am over in section 5, i think its the first row of section 5.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy (Hennemong) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 02:13 pm: Edit Post

now for the somerset show in august...12th row center. I can hardly wait.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim (Tjw) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 02:31 pm: Edit Post

Chad has *friends for life* if he stubs any of us down. :-)

(Being in the first 8 rows in SEC-1,2,3 makes a worldly difference. Ruby crapped on me too.)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Palmert (Philmer) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 02:31 pm: Edit Post

Any decent late night bars/clubs in the immediate area-I'll have some time to kill before greyhound to StL.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad (Drchad) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 06:12 pm: Edit Post

Venue is a large shed with a lot of metal and concrete probably ten years old. Good sight lines okay sound. I saw Neil Young there last Thursday from the last section of seats, section 116 I think and was really amazed at the quality of the sound. Really crisp. So it can be done there. I saw the Paul Simon Bob Dylan show there and the sound was pretty good for that also, but a little more muddy. I think a lot depends on if they run it in stereo or mono. Neil seemed to be in mono and sounded good. I think the venue is too wide for good stereo, but we'll see. Ruby hooked me up with second row center for Phil last year and actually you couldn't hear the vocals at all because the PA was too far to either side. I was right in front of Jimmy's amp though and that thing was loud!!! so no complaints except Eyes is kind of weird when it seems like the vocals are coming from behind you.

There are a lot of good bars by the venue. Not right outside but about 1/4 mile straight west is a part of town called the third ward and there are bars in there, I recommend the Milwaukee ale house. Excellent brew pub, an upper bar and a lower bar and excellent patio. Saw YMSB there last year. Go north on water street from there and there are more bars about a half mile up, or go south from there across the river into Walker's point and there are more bars still. There are red trolley buses that run through all these points that cost like fifty cents. That whole part of town is lit up for summerfest. Just follow a crowd of happy drunks. Get one thing straight, Summerfest for most people is about the beer and then the food. I prefer the music but when in rome...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 11:30 pm: Edit Post

right on chad.

there are 5 of us staying at the Clare Inn, irish pub/inn just up Prospect.

we'll be there at 1:30 pm, and be front and center for Jones Gang at 3:30.

i'll wear my Phil & Friends blue tee. I'm a big guy...6'3" 2hundred and mumble,mumble. goatee.

where should we have a Zoner meet'n'greet?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy (Hennemong) on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 11:40 pm: Edit Post

robert, i'll look for you at the Jones Gang show. Like you, I am a big guy and I'll probably be wearing some kind of loud hawaiian shirt.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 12:06 am: Edit Post

excellent andy.

we'll make more solid plans the closer we get in...6 more days and counting!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim (Tjw) on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 12:52 pm: Edit Post

If Joan lays an egg at Summerfest, Bo Black will be canned immediately. Mark my words.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Carroll (Mitch) on Friday, June 27, 2003 - 02:16 am: Edit Post

Here is my fantasy setlist for summerfest:

Shakedown Street>
Giant Turkey Leg>
Corn on the Cob>
Dark Star>
Bratwurst>
Old Milwaukee>
Unbroken Chain>
Old Milwaukee Reprise>
Double Cheese Burger>
Other One>
Cheese Fries>
Lovelight

Enc: Passed out on the Bus

At least that's kind of how it went last year at the Phil/Allmans show.

Enjoy, wish I could be there, summerfest rules.

11 days of fest, 354 days of rest.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy (Hennemong) on Friday, June 27, 2003 - 11:47 am: Edit Post

WOW, and that was just the first set! The highlight of the show must have been the old mil reprise right into the double cheese burger and the other one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 10:31 am: Edit Post

should be able to put together a good guess at a setlist after tonight.

i think we may get stiffed. if they lay out the DS-Help SLip tonight, i'm gonna be pissed. and you know they will.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 10:32 am: Edit Post

if joan lays an egg...people will be passing out. Can you imagine?!?!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rev. Buddy Greene (Randomposter) on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 01:21 pm: Edit Post

I am here now will be in the brightest ty-dye out there and wearing my ever present Braves cap will be in sec 8 row c come say high!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 11:57 pm: Edit Post

After copious amounts of analysis, scouting reports, on site reporting, and a basic hunch, here is my anticipated setlist for Summerfest, barring any breakouts. Yes, wildly optimistic, and I know you all care so VERY much. Peace.

Set I:
LTGTR
Here Comes Sunshine
Mr. Charlie
NEW SONG
Fire on the Mtn
Bertha
Music Never Stopped
Viola

Set II:
Shakedown
Feel Like A Stranger
Lost Sailor
St. of Circumstance
D-S
Terrapin
Peggy-O
Help-Slip-Franklins
NFA

E: Brokedown


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Errol Roach (Terrapin30) on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 01:20 pm: Edit Post

anyone hear anything about the boys (and girl) jamming with Rusted Root again? I notice the Root set starts at 10, meaning they could probably make the encore...???...any thoughts?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 03:49 pm: Edit Post

weather forecast: Tue
Jul 01 Sunny 82/64 Precip: 0 %

WOOOHOOOO!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Love (Lovelove) on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 11:08 am: Edit Post

let's rock~ Al Bundy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric S. Crane (Weirhigh) on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 09:22 pm: Edit Post

show starts later than usual, different time zone..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 10:59 pm: Edit Post

The Dead - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI 7/1/03

Set 1:
Jam>
Cassidy>
Dark Star(v1)>
*Mountains Of The Moon>Jam>
*She Said She Said (Joan)>
*Loose Lucy
*El Paso>
*Only The Strange Remain>
*Hell In A Bucket

* w/Willie Nelson


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cary Krosinsky (Sweet_magnolias) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 12:51 am: Edit Post

This is an absolutely awesome set list - except for one thing - Mickey - stick with the drums, dude. Remove Mickey's song and it's so much more promising a setlist.

Go ahead and bash me - but to me it's disappointing and unnecesary for Mickey to sing at these shows at this point.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By M. D. Rothschild (Bowski) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:08 am: Edit Post

Where is Rob's vocals!?! I don't know about anybody else but I love his singing!! They just came back this tour and it seems like they told Rob he wasn't singing anymore... I'm glad that Joan is singing with them, but give Rob some love, you already put another keyboardist with him, do they really need Chementi? I love the boys....but hey it's my two cents so I'm spending it! I need a Doin that Rag with some Rob vocals!!! Long live the Other Ones...I mean "The Dead"....oh hell who knows what to call them!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:29 am: Edit Post

The Dead - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI 7/1/03

Set 1:
Jam>
Cassidy>
Dark Star(v1)>
*Mountains Of The Moon>Jam>
*She Said She Said (Joan)>
*Loose Lucy
*El Paso>
*Only The Strange Remain>
*Hell In A Bucket

* w/Willie Nelson

Set 2:
Blackbird (Bob acoustic)>
Foolish Heart (Joan)>
Crazy Fingers (Joan)>Jam>
Brown-Eyed Women (Bob)>
Drumz/Space>
Black Peter (Phil)
Casey Jones
Dark Star(v2)>
Cassidy Reprise>
Touch of Grey
Donor Rap
Like A Rolling Stone (Phil)

thanks to lovelove, william-o, g.dad


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pete (Zeus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:39 am: Edit Post

They are gonna play and sing whatever they want on any given night. The inclusion of a Mickey song shouldn't detract from what is already a great set. If you really hate it, you could always go to the bathroom. I'm happy Mickey is singing because he seems so happy to be singing, so it's all good. As far as Rob is concerned, I agree that I'd like to hear him sing at least one song a night, but they will do whatever they want in the end, and Joan is doing an excellent job. It looked like another great show tonight. Black Peter, Foolish Heart, She Said She Said, and Blackbird all played for the first time. Very cool. With a Cassidy>Dark Star to open the first set and a Dark Star>Cassidy reprise to end the second set. That seems very cool. I wish I could have been there. Peace folks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pete (Zeus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:42 am: Edit Post

Also, Brown Eyed Women played for the first time. Peace.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spyder9 (Spyder9) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 02:05 am: Edit Post

'Blackbird' 2nd set opener! 'Like A Rollin' Stone' encore! Can't wait for the recording! Bashers stay away! Everybody else, The Music Never Stopped, so Leave it on!!!!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack (Darkstar71) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 03:07 am: Edit Post

Back from the show this was a hometown show for me which is alwasy kind. Couple quick notes Im pretty sure Willie didnt come out till Loose Lucy and then finished the set. The Crazy finger with Joan was very sweet, And I believe we got curfewed during the Like a Rolling Stone Jam they seemed to be transitioning to Rider and then they brought it back and ended Like a Rolling Stone. Bobby seemed ready to do one more and then they all kind of ran off with a wierd look on thier faces.Well that's all for now
Peace


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gr8fuldad (Binlajolla) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 03:34 am: Edit Post

Tim that posted up on this thread earlier today was at the show and called my on his cell phone...

I heard more than half the show..

The sound sytems sucked..Tim..get a better phone man..LOL

Tim felt a debt to the Zone and chose me to call..Why I do not know other than we had e mailed before X mas about So Cal Zoner Round Up that never happened..I had never recieved calls from a show..was way cool..

You might see Tim in chatroom using name TJW..Wonder why he changed to that..LOL

Highlight..I heard him mumbling under his breath several times..Frickin drunk cheeseheads..

We did good in chat man...We squeezed a tune or two on board. Your "Mickey is laying on beam" confirmed what I had suspected from listening to drumz on Zone Radio...

Mickey is fornicating with that thing..May get him an endorsement deal w/ Kleenex


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Meagher (Kikkoman) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 03:47 am: Edit Post

How was Phil on Black Peter???? I'd love to hear it, Was that his first time singing it? I love Phil vocals. I think he is the only person who can and should rightfully sing the introspective self-referential Jerry songs, because he is the only person who can truely maintain their integrity. Long live Phil!!!! Let Rob sing! Let Rob sing!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:20 am: Edit Post

maintain their integrity? jerry didnt even write the song, im sure bobby would put just as much heart into it as phil does.
Phil has also subg it before with PLQ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Love (Lovelove) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:28 am: Edit Post

i just got home from this show , the setlist says alot ,i am grateful to have seen tonights show . thank you . the playing was intensely placid at times , more from me about the show after it sinks in for awhile . get this sbd folks ...

*^*


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olo (Olompali4) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:45 am: Edit Post

..LARS was about to jam into Rider but curtailed back to the chorus of Stone...Phil OWNS Black Peter now....Mickey fucked the beam...Joan could make Foolish a hit tune..and terrific on Crazy Fingers..Blackbird was mystically beautiful..Willie threw down with the Deadjam!!..the show was placid and extremely spacey, but cool and experimental in front of a carnival crowd. Let Rob sing Mts of the Moon.

Lest we forget:
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it
You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And ask him do you want to make a deal?

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Love (Lovelove) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:58 am: Edit Post

anyone know who the little angel was on stage for the first set? she was wonderful :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 05:31 am: Edit Post

probably Bobby's daughter, she's been on stage a few times this tour. she's cute


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Klatt (Cerberus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 05:57 am: Edit Post

In a word... WOW!
The little girl was cute! Spinning around, or parking her butt on stage floor just staring up at Bobby. Very sweet show all the way around. & the Fluff wasnt bad either!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Whack (Whackahamster) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 06:55 am: Edit Post

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be wookies,
Don't let 'em mooch tickets and drive an old bus,
Make 'em be doctors and tapers and such.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack (Darkstar71) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 09:31 am: Edit Post

Hey Now , here's a few more thoughts on the show
1st thanks GDTSTOO I had front row center right in front of Bobby, so I cant really comment alot on the sound around the venue but watching the interplay between them was fun. Phil must really be a comedian because several times when hes talking to the monitors system he really cracked himself up :-)
1st Set
The Cassidy opener was solid the ending and transitioning into Dark Star was a bit rough but seeing how they came back to both of those songs , i look back and think the rough ending of Cassidy was all part of the nights plan.
Mountains of the Moon was done decent the drunk Cheeseheads certainally didnt seem to appreciate it exspecially the really vocal guy sitting behind me in the second row, this guy Im betting saw a few GD shows and that gave him license to prove what a jerk he was for his freinds. :-( but I was able to zone him out for most of the show.
She Said was a nice song for Joan and was pretty tight and well played, Bobby gave a nice rendition of Loose Lucy with Willie walking out on stage just as they were starting it.
Ok heres my take on Willie jamming with them on songs like Loose Lucy he didn't really seem to know where it was going and took alot of his cue's from Jimmy, The El Paso with him was a much better fit and his solos in that were much better suited for him.
Cant really say alot about Strange Remained other then both Bob and Phil were elliciting some very strange feedback stuff during this Bob seemed to loose control of it a few times :-).
The Bucket was pretty good but here again Willie just didnt fit in they gave him the 1st solo break and his stylings just were not up for it, Jimmy's leads behind Bob's closing singing were pretty right on.
Set 2
Ok I have never been a big fan of Foolish Heart but this is a good vehicle for Joan and Jimmy was ripping in up in fact the the 1st 3 songs of the second set found Jimmy smoking, the Crazy Fingers was very sweet with Joan singing it and they gave a very upbeat rendition of Brown Eyed with Jimmy tearing up the jam. Seemed to be a bit of confusion in the ending with Bob giving the drummers the nod and walking off , Phil then gave a quick shake of his head and the rest of the band followed. Bob came out at the end of drumz and added some weirdness to Mickeys beam tirade :-).
Black Peter this song fits Phil's vocal pacing well and was well done , into Casey Jones Joan was strutting all over the place during this one doing a lil cho cho train dance steps lol anyway's it was a good powerful version and they got it wound up pretty good at the end. Drunk cheesehead guy raised his wrath again as they jamed their way back into Dark Star :-( both this and the Cassidy reprise weren't anything special other then a nice closure form the 1st sets opening.
The Touch of Grey was played as basic power chord rocker not my choice for a closer but oh well I quess it worked well with the Foolish Heart opener. The Like a Rolling Stone encore was kewl to hear I really wish they would have had time to complete the transitioning into Rider but like I said earlier I believe we ran into the venue curfew as they ended Rolling Stone at 11:54.
Well I dont believe in rating shows as thats up to the ear of the beholder , Ill just close with I enjoyed myself my one real complanit would be often time it seems as if the jams between songs is to forced and they often time have to bring them to wierd halts to pick up the theme of the next song instead of letting it finds its own way there .
Peace


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad (Drchad) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:24 am: Edit Post

I thought the show was really strong. My highlights were Loose Lucy, Crazy Fingers and Drums Space. The way they went from the Blackbird into Foolish Heart was really nice but in general transitions were sloppy. Phil ruled on Crazy Fingers, just consistently holding things together with that moving bass part. They got kind of reggea on the verses. I also cannot comment on the sound as I was right in front thanks gdtstoo. They did do some surround stuff in drums space that was cool. The band is going for it, it worked for me. I am glad I am going to Sommerset. And you've got to give them propers for having the balls to open a show with Cassidy Darkstar Mountains of the Moon in probably the least psychadelic venue on tour. Brain fried, at work cannot seem to really put together a coherernt review, maybe I'll try later.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By backonthebus (Backonthebus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

>>>>intensely placid

Interesting term, but what do you mean? They are almost antonyms.

Didn't realized they hadn't played BEW, that's a good one. And...I LOVE foolish heart. I'm getting really psyched for this tour!

My shows are after the break and I hope they get rest and come back strong.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim (Tjw) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 11:06 am: Edit Post

WORDS (from Summerfest)

"Pray for world peace." (Bob Weir, after Phil's Donor Rap - 7/1/2003)

Although hazy hot and humid,
Sunset at Summerfest felt just right.
Didn't meet up with any Zoners,
Maybe I'm a little too uptight.
Searched long and hard for BK's love,
Yet sweet young Brit remained out of sight.
The band and the wooks both treated me well,
For one day later I'm still high as a kite.
Call me a trained seal if you must,
And please don't make me fight.
This version of The DEAD,
It ain't Bucky's delight.
But that is still OK,
'Cause I had a fucking great night.
Huck's words truly are sacred,
As now I have seen the light. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jackman (Entourage) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 11:07 am: Edit Post

"intensely placid," as in really mellow. as in too mellow. as in, maybe, aimless? first show back after many years away from shows, weaned in the mid-70s, and not real impressed. really love the effort and the sincerity but, they need Jimmy to lead more and Phil needs to sing his stuff and let Rob or Joan take more Jerry songs. my question is could Rolling Stone be played any worse and with any less passion? I know this is going to generate some flamers, but please don't hate. I love these guys and I love that they try. I just don't think it worked very well---at least last night. Memo to Band: it's okay to rock.

Peace.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BriezT (Bthow_do_you_do) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 11:16 am: Edit Post

Wasnt at the show, but I got to say this looks like the best list so far..excluding the Wiered Touch o Grey (thought the Bonaroo Touch was terrible).
Nice to see Phil Taking the reigns, and a few more sensible song transitions.
Countdown to RR is upon us...bring your duct tape.

Flying Tigers Rule








Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim (Tjw) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 11:24 am: Edit Post

TD-7/1 @ Summerfest in Milwaukee was a BEAUTIFUL THING!!!

For the record: I was totally wrong about Joan, TOTALLY WRONG. I am now pro-Joan. But the show wasn't "all about Joan," not even close. I cannot even begin to explain how great this show was, the total package. There were so many magical moments on so many different levels. Last night was freaking beautiful. I love The DEAD!!! :-)

(Gotta run; more later.)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad (Drchad) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 11:47 am: Edit Post

Jackman,

I agree, Like a Rolling Stone was not well done, kind of a let down after a pretty good show.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Johnny Ray (Energy_love) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 11:59 am: Edit Post

I'm curious as to how the Blackbird went? Anyone want to comment on this one?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack (Darkstar71) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 12:04 pm: Edit Post

Jackman,
Yeah it was a bit sloppy but i really dont think there intentions were to end with this and if it had flown into rider or something else I think I would have had a better feel about it .

Chad,
where was your seats ?
I had row A seat 9


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By scott (Magnetosphere) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 12:17 pm: Edit Post

this was a great damn show, way better in all regards than what i saw at bonnaroo a couple weeks ago, the band has hit stride. i'll write more with some details later, but in a word, this was a biggie and really made me glad i went.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dave pepin (Pepin) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 12:42 pm: Edit Post

Glad to hear it, Tim.
Setlist looks AWESOME and show must have been too because it converted you.
Excellent


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad (Drchad) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 12:45 pm: Edit Post

Blackbird was well done, maybe a do over for the version the did so bad they were laughing on stage at Alpine 88. Just solo Bob until the transition into Foolish Heart. He didn't goof up the words and his acoustic sounded nice. His voice didn't give out on him or anything but its Bob so he has to strain a little on the high notes.

I was in section 1 row F, but the section started with row E. I was right on the isle second row Jimmy side. Basically, the speakers in front of Jimmy were pointed right at my face, man Drums space rattled my whole body with a few of the pressure waves they let loose.

Another thing I noticed was that they often only have one keyboard player up there at a time. Whoever isn't playing goes off stage


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By backonthebus (Backonthebus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 12:49 pm: Edit Post

Tim is cool because he maintained an open mind. Well done.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Klatt (Cerberus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:06 pm: Edit Post

Lets see.... Had a little girl on stage, spinning round & round. Mickey literally fucked his Beam, Bobby can actually play a 12 string acoustic VERY WELL these days, the sound was sweet on the lawn. I was right behind the Tapers & sound was nice & crisp.

QUESTION??? When Mickey went to play the Beam, he had on safty glasses (Im guessing in cese a string breaks, it could do some damage)& a dust mask. WHY A DUST MASK?????

Wonderful show all the way around!!! This is one Im getting the SBD of!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad (Drchad) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:14 pm: Edit Post

The Milwaukee Journal continues its long tradition of not likeing dead shows. They've been giving them bad reviews for years, I don't know why they bother anymore

http://www.jsonline.com/onwisconsin/music/jul03/152259.asp


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hail Skins (Lastleaffallen) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:25 pm: Edit Post

I really like the looks of this show

here here Kikkoman

>>Mountains of the Moon was done decent the drunk Cheeseheads certainally didnt seem to appreciate it

LMAO

nice rundown Olo..cept for the Mountains of the Moon thing, love hearing Phil sing..

"hey the white wheat waving in the wiiiiiind"


I would love to hear a Rolling Stone->Rider one day


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:30 pm: Edit Post

That is a shitty Review, just that they noodle and jam for a while between singing and before the song starts? no shit....

go see nsync or some other pop band if you wanna get the same renditions that are on studio albums and be in and out in an hour.

( about the wisconsin review)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeremy Reynolds (Jeremyr) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 02:21 pm: Edit Post

Sounds like a great show...why didn't I go?? can't make em all with a pregnant wife and all, although a buddy called from the venue to leave a message that he was having a wonderful time and that he picked me up a couple of posters, so I was there in spirit.

Big question is, I need a single ticket for Somerset show (only 1 show I can catch before baby arrives) and am going solo, so only need 1 ticket but want to be as close as possible for the only show I can catch...does anyone have a sigle extra in sections 1-6? I am about to go through a scalper to be honest since he only wants 20 over face for a nice dead center close ticket...against my policy normally, but I've been hunting for weeks and see tickets for all shows but this one floating around...

jeremy

jeremyr @ metcohq.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Geraghty (Tager) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 02:57 pm: Edit Post

Jimmy really stepped it up last night. I was most impressed by his solos and his ability not to hold back. Bobby's daughter kept running on stage in a little costume with wings which was kinda funny. Joan was good. Could hear any of the keyboardists. It seemed like Bobby was giving Jimmy the cold shoulder on the transitions. He just looked to Phil, the keyboardists and the drummers and made the switch and poor Jimmy had to catch up and ended up getting to the song a little late. All in all it was a great show and will be buying the soundboard soon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Whack (Whackahamster) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 03:01 pm: Edit Post

>The Milwaukee Journal continues its long tradition ...

Love that pic of Weir signaling to go to "A". He just looks so....involved! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olo (Olompali4) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 03:01 pm: Edit Post

Bobby looked to Phil because he had to follow orders! "More Dissonance, Less rock!"... "Spacey deconstructions, No melody!"
Phil! Back off the mic once in awhile.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Goetz (Rag) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 03:42 pm: Edit Post

I was impressed with the show....had 7th row center (directly in front of Joan)....the highlight for me was the post verse 1 Dark Star jam -- the band was really going up and down in unison and it very much reminded me of 72-esque Dark Star jams.....Joan Osborne added a lot to teh songs as well....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Meagher (Kikkoman) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:33 pm: Edit Post

Jckstrw>maintain their integrity? jerry didnt even write the song (Black Peter), im sure bobby would put just as much heart into it as phil does.

I'm sorry but I do not think Bobby's Schmaltz voice does it for Jerry songs. He has enough songs already and I do not need to hear him turning some of Jerry's finest tunes into a Vegas act. I love the guy. He is great at what he does but come on now. Phil puts the kind of emotion I am looking for into Terrapin, UJB, Mountains of the Moon and Black Peter. Sorry it's just my humble opinion. I have always loved Phil's voice. I know it is an aquired taste and I acquired that taste years ago. As for Bobby taking songs from Rob, that's ridiculous. Rob's does Jerry's faster songs like a champ and should be given the oportunity to do so.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Myles McPartland (Myles) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:51 pm: Edit Post

I have never heard more negative comments about a band we all love sooo intensely!

"worst show ever" T shirts for all that want it!

As for myself saw four shows (Hartford, PNC (2) and Camden (2nd night)...I loved every second of it!!

Been seeing the Dead since '71 (12/6 Felt Forum)

Every show has plusses and minuses.. personally
I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, EVER"
the worst moments of a Dead show are better than 99.9999999% of any other momenbt I have ever had!

Love and Light to all of my brothers and sisters...
see ya all at Jones Beach (both)!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Myles McPartland (Myles) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:56 pm: Edit Post

If I may make another point: They seem to be having a blast!!! isn't that enough for us! They are all healthy and playing some of the finest music in their lives. Let them experiment!! I was disappointed by the inclusion of some "first set songs" in the middle of the second set at PNC?..so what...,let them experiment and fail miserably...I will be back the next show and the next show...this is a work of art and its a work in process...personally the shirt should read.
" next show will be even better"

love and light,
Myles


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Love (Lovelove) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 05:00 pm: Edit Post

intensely placid ; so soft and light at times while still an energy creeped along behind it that had that made me think at any given moment it was gonna jump out and tear my face off , which it did a few times that night , i stopped counting when the angel started twirling , i just knew i was a part of something very special , something very warm and at the same time something honest and no frills (TOG) . the blackbird review was right on , sweet and poignant through and through . foolish heart ? i heard it coming and thought no way are we ready for it ? a mojority of the millerlovers in the place obviously werent but we already had that matter cleared up by mickey on Only the Strange Remain , and yep we were ready for foolish , someone mentioned it could be a radio hit , good one . >crazy fingers , made me shine inside . it couldnt get any sweeter than this could it ? maybe with the extra jam at the end spread all around the place makingmy teeth hurt it could . i felt almost gorged by the toppings at that point and Brown Eyed gave me a nice little work out to shake off any lethargy that the loving carress of the strange fingers of light left me with , which brings me to a good point , since the walls caved in , it will NEVER be the same again . but this is what weve got , go with it or go without it . and i couldnt even tell you where Women ended and drums began , the devils just sorta all of the sudden came over the music not forceful at first more like a slow but steady entrance into the environment , but before too long you knew that magic life-altering rythyms were definately at play . loe and behold the people nearest me went to the bathroom so i could dance , thanks guys . by now we've all heard about "Dr Mickey fornicating with the Beam" . from here on out i'm calling this the bioterrorism jam , manmade paranoia rampant on the land , people forgetting how to live right in fear of the evil Dr playing deathly pranks on em . we must deal with it and keep our party rolling... space . well it was Space :-) a nice docking point to gather the energy needed to make it the rest of the way home , only poor Peter won't be making the trip in his physical body . this one started out having me think cosmic charlie was gonna come out and doo-dah but then it dug in and got black , i didnt deal with this too well for most of the song but im not complaining , i just wasnt emotionally ready for it . until the ending when they brought it up , it was no longer mourning but some righteous cleansing and celebration of freedom from pain going on . thanks again . casey jones , casey jones you know how it goes , trouble BEHIND folks ,shall we go? the jam into dark star was the big purple platypus i was talking about , haha i got it :-) more of the intensely placid stuff goin down here and back into cassidy to wrap it up nice and neat . a touch of grey to keep you in check . and did i think we were going home after space? HOW DOES IT FEEL????!!!!! thanks for putting the words to that down here olo , good reference point that kinda sums up the whole vibe . yes bob we Must pray for peace , and register to vote phil lol . give blood , i know i use alot .
~
i'm not going to these shows expecting to hear perfect renderings of songs i know by heart , im not going to see this band of goodtimey older gentleman rock my freaking socks off . im not going to see joan stay in "her place" whatever that is . i'm going to give to and grow from the energy that was is and always will be , the Grateful Dead .

shine


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Geraghty (Tager) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 05:01 pm: Edit Post

Phil sang really well on MOTM and Black Peter-Like a Rolling Stone was pretty bad. I usually cringe when he goes to the mike, but not last night. I would rather trade a Mickey song for a Phil song any day. As far as Bobby singing Jerry tunes, I have to agree with the above posts. Either let Rob or Joan sing 'em since Bobby has his own songs. When he is with Ratdog he can do as many Jerry tunes as he wishes (and usually does)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Klatt (Cerberus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 05:23 pm: Edit Post

Wonderful point Tom. I dont think I ever heard Phil sing MOTM as well as last night. Black Peter? I think Phil now owns that one!!!

I STILL want to know why Mickey had a dust mask on when he was beating/stroking/humping the Beam.
Has anyone seen him EVER where 1 before? & WHY?
I can understand the safty glasses. One of those strings breaks, duck or run!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Meagher (Kikkoman) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 07:01 pm: Edit Post

Jckstrw>maintain their integrity? jerry didnt even write the song (Black Peter)

Sorry, to go on with another refute of someone bashing me (I had to check to be sure). Black Peter is a Garcia-Hunter song so yeah it is a Jerry song, anyway you look at it. No he didn't write the lyrics but that's the way Jerry songs get written, right


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Meagher (Kikkoman) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 07:03 pm: Edit Post

I heard Phil was using some kind of software pitch normalizer for his vocals. Can anyone confirm?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 07:06 pm: Edit Post

Just back. fantastic time.

before i get to the music: best lightshow i've seen. i think ever. the Brotherhood of Light dude doing the liquids was phenominal.

so, bobby pretty much train-wrecks Cassidy as they try to transition to the F# section just before it resolved back to the chorus. it was hilarious...the whole crowd collectively "ooooh"ed. like the batter got beaned. tough stuff.

DS was cool, totally unexpected. it was great. Mountains was another odd choice in that it's a slow tempo song, but it was really good. had a nice sub-groove, delicate...good.

more segue jamming...good stuff. not filler, decent exploration going on.

drops into the beatles cover. anthemic, fun, definitely more energetic. joan's first chance to deliver.

Willie comes out for the last 4 tunes, and the energy level noticably increases. the crowd sang loudly on El Paso, which was fun. mickey tune was decent, and then they kicked down pretty good on the Bucket. STRONG.

good job...more to come...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gr8fuldad (Binlajolla) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 09:51 pm: Edit Post

>>> QUESTION??? When Mickey went to play the Beam, he had on safty glasses (Im guessing in cese a string breaks, it could do some damage)& a dust mask. WHY A DUST MASK?????

I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM READING THIS THREAD AND SEE THESE WORDS..

Add some examination gloves and it is G.Dad at home w/ date waiting in his room..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy (Hennemong) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:26 pm: Edit Post

They started off with a nice jam and went into Cassidy. After jamming for a while they moved into Dark Star. Phil, Joan, and Bob each sang a verse then they all came in together. It sounded great, and they moved into some great jamming before settling in to Mountains of the Moon. Phil's voice sounded fantastic, and this was one of his best mt's that I have heard. After another bit of jamming, they moved into the Beatles cover of She Said, She Said. This was Joan's first chance to show her stuff, and she sounded great. What a powerful voice, and Rob sounded great on the keys and backup vocals. The highlight of this song was Jimmy Herring letting it loose and ripping off a sweet solo.

Just as Loose Lucy started up, Willie Nelson walked on stage with his beat up old guitar. Loose Lucy was great, just an absolute rocker. Willie was pickin' away, and Bobby was really belting our the vocals. This song really got the show going for me. They followed it up with a fun version of El Paso, as the crowd sang along for the chorus. Bobby sounded great on this tune. In fact, I was impressed with his vocals the whole night.

I was very happy when I heard the familiar sounds of Only the Strange Remain. I was even happier when I beat the crowd to the bathroom and didn't have to hear mickey sing a single note. What a treat. I made it back to my seat just as they kicked into Hell in a Bucket. Did I mention that Bob was on in this show? It was a great rocking close to a very nice first set.

The acoustic Blackbird cover was a pleasant surprise. It was a fun start to the second set. Although not my favorite songs, both Foolish Heart and Crazy fingers were well played with Joan on lead vocals. Another jam led its way into Brown Eyed Women. I saw them do this tune in Chicago in December and I was hoping to hear Rob belt out the vocals. I must say that I was a little disappointed when Bob took the lead. Although I was skeptical, Bob really nailed this one and they moved into drums.

Let me just address one subject right now. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a warrant out for Mickey's arrest...because he flat out raped that beam. I thought this was a PG show. Black Peter was a treat, especially Phil's singing. He brought out the character and emotion that I love about his voice.

OK, so I have read a lot of opinions about Joan in general, her singing, and her strutting around the stage. I got my chance to see all of this first hand during Casey Jones. Although I wouldn't want her to be moving around the stage all night, for one song I loved it. She has such a booming voice and she let loose on this one. They sped it up for a nice finish to a great song. Next, they went back into Dark Star and Cassidy. Solid, but not great. Touch of Grey closed out the set leading to a quick version of Like a Rolling Stone.

All in all, a wonderful show with some ups and downs and I wouldn't have had it any other way. It was so much fun to see the band just ripping it up, exploring and having a blast. Phil was dropping bombs and smiling away. Bob was his classic cheesey self. Joan is a grate addition and I love watching that four armed, two headed drummer back there. As a Phil and Friends fan, I enjoyed watching Rob and Jimmy tear it up. They keep shooting each other looks across the stage and it was obvious that they were on the same page. It is clear that Jimmy is becoming comfortable with this band and he is really starting to let loose.

This band is great and it is getting better. Don't miss a chance to see them!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Klatt (Cerberus) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 11:54 pm: Edit Post

LOL!!! Ya know. I just talk to him from time to time on line. Set up a trade or two. I didnt need that image!!! But its funny!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nick Williams (Thegrape) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:30 am: Edit Post

just thought i'd make a minor correction to a previous post: the photo of bobby in the milwaukee journal shows him signaling to go to Bb (two fingers down= two flats=Bb). either way, its areally funny picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert (Mnwolfman) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 12:08 pm: Edit Post

Crazy Fingers and Black Peter were the evenings highlights for me. the visuals of water on the screens during crazy fingers was amazing. phil's vocals on black peter were better than i've heard him sing, maybe ever.

jimmy was terrific. the energy was good to good+ for most of the night. couple rough transitions, but a complete blast for the most part.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kelly (Psychcircus) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:37 pm: Edit Post

>> There were so many magical moments on so many different levels. Last night was freaking beautiful. I love The DEAD!!!

That a boy Tim...We knew you'd come around...

"Love is REAL..Not Fade Away!!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy (Hennemong) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 10:13 am: Edit Post

GDad...Here it is, directly from the mouth of Mickey...

---The beam tonight was real. I put on my surgical mask for fear of the rising flakes of metal that are created by the scraping of the strings by the aluminum serrated pipe I caresses it with.

---Caress might be the wrong word for what I am doing to this instrument, but I have my goggles to protect my eyes from the strings that might snap at any moment. This is not show business, but survival skills. Robbie Taylor, our production manager changes the strings every two shows as the scraping destroys the high end frequencies. The strings are custom made in Virginia. The instrument is a rip off of the basic Pythagorean monochord. Pathagorus, circa 500 BC had it right. I've made it louder of course, but we have to give it to the old man on this one.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By steve (Ptbarnum) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 02:28 pm: Edit Post

My 2 cents.....

I loved the show, even if it was a little uneven...

Highlights for me included Foolish Heart (of all things) > Crazy Fingers > Brown-Eyed Women.

Jimmy's solo in Foolish Heart was gorgeous, with a beautiful, singing, Garcia-esque feel to it.

My friend sees him really starting to drive the band, and also pointed out how he's picked up a lot of Garcia's chunka chunka rhythm style. I saw him giving hand cues to the rest of the band, which I'd never noticed before.

Willie's solos were nice, but I'd have loved to hear him sing one of those classic Garcia ballads, Brokedown Palace, Ripple, even Stella Blue. He's the only guy I can think of who would really do those sings justice, and I think he'd have brought the house down. (I'm wondering if they asked him to sing, but he begged off.)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By pappa (Dpappa) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 09:37 am: Edit Post

1st cassidy sandwich ive ever heard. my daughter cassidy was very impressed, so was i. Blow away show!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rusty Johnson (Misterrj) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:07 am: Edit Post

Just got the recording of this show and sounds better than I remember!!....loved the show ....Keep rockin guys!....recomend this recording to all.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Goetz (Rag) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 06:33 pm: Edit Post

does anyone have an audience of this show? Nothing on etree yet...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By simpson (Samsen) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 12:53 am: Edit Post

nah brah dont have one