I've got extras for Monday and Tuesday...
Monday: Orch Row J 207/208
Tuesday: Mezz Row A 111/113
Who wants some?
2 hours of work left and counting......
Thinking Viola Lee for this evening
Wahoo Phill Heads Rule, have a great time tonight !!!!
Pre-show anxiety setting in....... 20 minutes and I get to get out of the office.....And do it all over again tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great time tonight!
How do they top last night ????
Have fun ya'll. I'm jealous!!!!
A nation awaits......
PLQ, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA 11/24/03
China Cat Sunflower> Jam>
Beautifully Broken> Jam>
Night Of 1000 Stars
Here comes Rider
PLQ, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA 11/24/03
China Cat Sunflower> Jam>
Beautifully Broken> Jam>
Night Of 1000 Stars
Jam (with a Molo Rap)>Jam >
Fire On The Mountain>
Just A Little Light
Pride Of Cucamonga
Hard To Handle>
Viola Lee Blues> Jam>
Donor Rap/Molo Intros The Band
enc: Again & Again
looks like a good setlist, but I'm happy to see they might be saving UJB for me tomorrow night.
Been hearing a lot of different things about the security inside. smoking? any info would be helpful. thanks
HOLY CRIPES . . . thought they couldn't out do last night. WRONG. From the end of Birdsong things went up, WAY up. Rock and Roll show from there. Warren is da man. Jimmy did his 'play more notes than you can hear at once' thing. Phil dropped bombs left and right. They are gonna destroy that old building tomorrow night . . . shouldn't be tough, ain't much left.
Rockin' our world...
These guys bring it from the heart every night!
i thought tonight was much better than last night.
a couple rough transitions out of songs but the band was hot tonight and the shows pace galloped along.
the first set cooked with a shredding version of Cumberland as my highlight.
the scarlet was long and had the pre77 ending and then after a far reaching series of jams settled into a nice Mickeyless Fire.
Pride was done well and Phil sounded good on the vocal.
the Just a Little Light featured a jam that bordered on a Watchtowerlike intensity. the Hard to Handle was loose and fun.
i never tire of the Viola Lee> Golden Road.
Warren seemed to be hacking and sniffling more than last night so it looks like he hasn't shaken the flu yet.
only 18 more hours til the next one
glad you dug it obie....oc it could always be just my perspective
IT WAS UNREAL
more later, if there is ever any more to say. BLAH. and holy christ. and BLAM BAM CHOP SUEY FULL THROTTLE jammastah SOUP!!!
and now a mouse.
I'll explain later.
beware the mouse!
just one thing
thanks to all OF YOU
because if it warnt for loving all of you so very very much
I wouldnt even try.
>>smoking? any info would be helpful. thanks
DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT SMOKING...
and they dont care who you are.. they tossed tapers...
Show is streaming now on the Zone Radio
i haven't seen or smelled any smoke either night.
during the intermission they let you out into a smoking corral outside the front door.
if you are rolled and ready you can usually get it in before security makes it over to you,
it's really packed.
the intermission thing is like 20 minutes of stress surrounded by people chain smoking in tight quarters in front of the theater, while security yells at you to move down and then move back into the show.
no pat down tonight either, a rarity at a Boston rock show.
i expect tomorrow's show will be less kind as the band finishes it's run and the blue shirts start looking for headies.
many tanks on Tremont St. after the show, WOW, that's the first time i ever saw that.
it made for a nice subway ride out of the city ;)
show sounds great...thanks for the stream!!!
I just about phreaked out listening to the Fire,and then the perfect transition to Light,you guys went wild, you guys are so lucky, this is a new age for Phil once again !!!
i thought they had already gone into Watchtower in the middle of Light. probably the best version i ever saw of that song.
gotta laydown, just finished the Zippy thread ;)
17 hours til showtime, Dark Star is ripe.
DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT SMOKING...
and they dont care who you are.. they tossed tapers...
ARe they supposed to have some special rules for tapers?
Bucky, dont you know??
we are special people.... we have special rules unlike those of the non-taper concert goers...
we have our own special seating area, the "Taper Section"
there will be no talking in our section and we can get people tossed for whistling.....
Hey Taperrob, nice to meet you last night. Hope I didn't make you a little nervous when I asked who you were. Just trying to meet, greet and thank the man that feeds the beast. Thanks for all the tunes.
Comment on show: In my humble opinion, it was Jimmy's nite out. Awesome from start to finish.
Observation: In my humble opinion, Jimmy doesn't get the appreciation that he should because he doesn't sing. Warren is Warren, nuff said.
P.S. Warren, carry some hankies tonight so you don't have to wipe your nose on your shirt.
<<<<<....dont you know?? we are special people
Tapers ARE indeed VERY special people.
Last night's show looked UNREAL. Holy Moly.
Last night was solid from begining to end...The Cumberland almost tore off the roof!
Nice "old school" Scarlet-->Fire...Warren took Just a Little Light and made it his own.
Overall, I thought Sunday was a hotter show. Masons Children and the H->S->Millenium-->Eleven-->Franklins were insane as it gets.
Tonight should be interesting...Musically they have some good selections to choose from tonight. Oh yeah, in case anyone was wondering, they do play from a planned list. They were giving copies to us in the front, after the show was over. The show followed the list exactly. I didn't realize that until last night.
See everyone in about 10 hours!
oh my god! a list!
Ive yet to listen to the stream, were there any out of the ordinary teases/jams?
>>There will be no talking in our section and we can get people tossed for whistling.
This is why Taperrob sings along ON HIS LAPTOP!
The only people who can hear him are in philzone chatroom!
Tapers are special people, because they respect others in their section. You have to respect those who respect others!
Who took lead vocal on Fire?
what about the chatroom people that have to read that..night after night..don't we deserve some respect..??..
HA..I like when Phairone also sings..Our very own Sonny and Cher..
All I can say is that the nitrous tanks on Tremont Street was the most retarded thing I ever saw. I thought those kids were going to be spending the night in jail for sure. Balls like that, i dont think i have ever seen.
Thought that 2nd set last night was better than any set of the 2 nights so far. Pride, Hard, Viola, and Golden were all stellar versions. Look for that UJB and Darkstar 2nite...
BTW, if anyone has seen the mini version of Phil walking around that is his son, Brian I think. Both Graham and Brian have been there both nights, hope I get a chance to talk to one of them 2nite, gotta know what it is like being Phil's kid. Anyway, see u 2nite
AND LETS GET THAT BALCONY SHAKING LIKE NIGHT 1, house was not as packed or loud last night. Lets bring the heat to close the run in style.
Oh work how I love it so.... A little more tired today than yesterday. I had a blast last night all with one exception. Where I was sitting Box Balcony NO OBST VIEW. There was a person who just was not happy with Phil and the boys. After the 1st set which I thought was pretty hot as I feel many others did. John Molo was looking up and I gave him thumbs up and and replied with a smile and this person yells out "That set was lame!" I thought the person was kidding but he continued to bash Phil I mean bash and I had to just shake my head and say that I loved it and I think this band is great! I mean Why come to a show if all your going to do is complain and yell obsentaties(sp) at the band and tell them they suck.???
1st set highlight Cumberland & Casy Jones they just kept going and going and going and Birdsong was pretty sick! I felt the whole band as last night are just in tune and really feeling it.
Phil and John had Redsox hats on for the 1st set which I thought was pretty cool and the vibe from crowd to band is just right on!
Scarlet>Fire>Just a little light great way to open the 2nd set about 30+ minutes of sick jamming
Pride of Cucamonga was done very nicely
Hard to Handle was a funky version and Warren's voice seems to be doing alright My 1st Alabama and I thought it rocked then my call of the night Viola Lee I thought was nice I have seen better ones but I will never complain of a Viola>Golden Road(Best one I've seen) I thought it was awesome!and A nice Again and Again to end it I think Phils new well not so new now tunes are great. I enjoyed it as I do every show because I don't know when my last show will be my last. Well time for coffee #2 and try and get the ball rolling at work 9 more hours and back into beantown and only 7 more hours of work!!! Hope everyone had a good time and enjoy tonight as I am sure I will.
St. Stephen tonight
yah stephen and star tonight
I wont be there but you guys rock it out
I survived the mouse
now onward upward OUT
the nitrous, while I pass no judgement for the use, the dispensing I found APPALLLING
hiss hiss clinkclink
made me nervous
What was the "Molo Rap" that I see on the set list after Scarlet and before Fire?
molo was talking weirdness
it was WILD
I could not hear the words coming from Molo, although his mouth was moving!!!
Great to see Phil and Rob sporting the Red Sox hats. Barraco telling the crowd before the opener that he loves the Sox! Phil wore his for the whole first set!
Dark Star sounds like fun tonite!
>>What was the "Molo Rap"...
"rap" for lack of a better word
you will have to listen to it to understand...
Ok, I'll give last night a listen as I write my paper today. I honestly thought Phil was a Yankees fan.
Was the Molo rap like he did during the China>get up stand up jam>slipknop>franklins the Quintet did at Hershey Park set 1 last summer?
Did anyone notice a short reggae-esque jam in the first set last night? It was pretty sick..
Good review of the Sunday show in the Boston Globe today, if anybody's interested: http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2003/11/25/deadheads_thrive_among_phil_lesh_and_friends/..the Phil Zone even gets a mention!
Well, since that evidently doesn't work, just go to: http://www.boston.com then click on A&E above, then click on the link under the Johnny Cash CD review. I think it says something like "more music.."
as far sa smoking goes, wait until half time and hit the back ally, it's the most and hip place to partake... stay away fronm the front. be advise you will have only 20min until they push you back inside.
"On Sunday at the Orpheum, it was for the residents of a subculture known as "The Phil Zone." This particular variety of Deadhead holds particularly intense devotion to bassist Phil Lesh, and the three sold-out shows that Lesh and Friends will perform at the venue this week speak volumes to the current state of Dead nation. The band's fans remain among rock's most loyal, despite the 1995 death of patriarch Jerry Garcia."
thats your "PhilZone" mention
nice review on the www.boston.com site.... and yes did hear a reggae come out of, was it fire?
Scratching my head a bit after that last statement Taperrob.....From what I can figure you are saying that these three shows are "predetermined by virtue of the crowd...(the energy) to be perhaps the best of the tour....as a whole?...am I on the right track...or..Am I clueless?
Appreciate some feedback.
>>Scratching my head a bit after that last statement Taperrob
the quote is taken from the Boston Globe article... when David said there was a Phil Zone mention in the article, i was just highlighting it....
>>From what I can figure you are saying that these three shows are "predetermined by virtue of the crowd...(the energy) to be perhaps the best of the tour....as a whole?
that is the writer who may be saying that, if thats what he means, i dont know... you would have to read the article
Sorry Taperrob......thought that was your input there....yes did just read article.....good stuff!!
Am intersted in hearing your opinion of tour thus far starting with warfield. What have been your top 3 shows?
Am awaiting your reply.
definitely heard the reggae jams last night, kinda strange, but thought it was real good
Just a quick addition the balloon conversation:
Saw a guy huffin' one down his gullet, get dizzy and stumbled out into a scary busy Tremont St.
Those things are such bad news, and I can't believe people have the balls to peddle them in the middle of downtown boston. Cops are gonna be dicks tonight...so headies up (so to speak) Just my $0.02.
I'll be at the Beantown Pub pre-gaming and waiting for some friends to show. If any zoners are there around 5 or 5:30, come say hi, I've never had the pleasure of meeting any zoners.
I'll be wearing a blue Helly/Hanson hat and a black sweater.
I think tonights gonna be the best show of the Orph. run!! See yall there!
Stuck here in Florida...far far away from the great tunes. Just listening to last nights show. The boys were running a little bit hot last night...
OK, so I still have no takers for the front row of the Balcony. Last chance - $80 for the pair...
Tuesday: Mezz Row A 111/113
is it just me or do the setlists from the tour seem a tad narrow?
Yeah T...Like I've been saying...same ole same ole...
no dancing in the mezz area at the old place... had to sit down, lame o.... better off without them. Sun. was the night, no need for a 3rd is there???
Yo, who sang lead vocal on Fire????
Rob sang lead on Fire...
Nice slow building (burning) Scarlet-->Fire...
cc (Charlies) Are you going to any shows in '03 or are you just complaining about the set list?
100% of your '03 post have been complaints about the set list, and well over 25% of your total post have been about the same topic. Sour Grapes?
CC......Did you see any shows this tour other than Boston....if so which and what was the review.....From what I saw at the Warfield I was extremely impressed...and that is not an easy feat. So WORD UP?
Ok, listening to last night right now...DEFINETLY a reggae jam out of Viola...
Yah Man! Good stuff...approximately 3 1/2 hours to go....woo hoo!
"Rob sang lead on Fire... " Awesome.
Sounds like the best option, maybe Warren. I was wondering if Jimmy was going to sing this....or maybe Mickey stopped in for a jam session.....
listening to the set 1 on live365 (thanks again taperrob!!!)
there is a short 'love supreme' tease in the jam before cumberland...quality!
--thrown in there for all you tease freaks ;^)
AGAIN.........a sweet sweet show, the second set was amazing, I enjoyed MONDAY much more than Sunday and boy did I boogie! I love hearing Rob sing.... WHAT a blast I had with all the zoners too!
THANKS TAPERROB for taping and posting setlists!
I definetly want a copy of this show!
I just call 'em as I see 'em. I hopped off tour last year due to this. The sound has compressed since Hartford 01, which I believe was the pinnacle of this lineup. I much prefer the old Kimock lineup, but to each his own. Personally, I love Warren acoustic and with the Mule, where he has room, Herring with the dead, where he has room, but I think here they just have grown to defer to each other too much. Jimmy will play his cute little (short) lick and then Warren will look over, smile, and then do the same. This leads to a lack of depth...some call it "dueling guitars." And now I think this has made its way in to the song selection. And don't get me started on the tunes off the album. They're generally terrible, although Warren can salvage them at times. Compare them to the smokin Ratdog originals. I used to be more of a PLQ head, but I swear it's like listening to the same shit over and over, and now you're not just listening to the same compressed sound over and over, but also to the same sound within the same songs over and over. Just some thoughts..... have fun tonight, or was it yesterday? Or last year?
Second night was much better than the first imo. The opening jam was groovy right out of the gate and stomped on into a well jammed China Cat that lasted a good long while and had the place going crazy. A good key change and some interesting playing led way to a Bird Song that at first sounded like it would be He's Gone. Phil sang solo lead on this tune, something he didn't do that night before on any song and something he would continue to do through out the second show. Bird Song was good if slightly disjointed, with some real outthere stuff going down. The first reggae jam of the night took place on the end of bird song before Beautifully Broken. A mule tune I'm usually not crazy about but, Warren sang it inspired (maybe he needs to sing his own tunes to really get into them), the band was tight and Rob, Jimmy and Warren played great solos. The jam out of it picked up pace and I could feel the Cumberland Blues coming. This was killer! Smoking way jammed out version, with great vocals, sick molo thunder, a post second verse jam that felt like the room was spinning the way they divided the beat and the harmonic content, a full blown love supreme jam and one more high energy rave up to end it. A true hightlight! Some of the best PLQ I've witnessed. This sequed tightly into Night of 1000 Stars and it actually rocked. Never my favorite tune, this version worked really well easily topping earlier versions I've seen played. Well done. The Casey Jones was way fun with Rob super into the vocals and the whole band bringing it way up. Easily a much better set then the first set the night before and Cumberland imo, topped anything from the first night.
Second set opened without a jam and just the intro to Scarlet. Great Phil sung scarlet with superb groovy ensemble playing. The jam was a great traditional scarlet styled one for a long time and just about when the Dead would have gone into Fire they dropped into a completely different feel, key. This was far out greatness and went long enough and was intense enough for me to compeletly forget that Fire was still a possibillity, figuring they'd never do it out a jam so far removed from Scarlet, yet right when it seems they could go no farther boom Fire. Real nice Fire. Rob on 1st and 3rd verses Warren on the second. Fire segued into Just a Little Light. Oh my! There was never any indication in the GD version of this tune that it could ever rock so hard. Warren sang it great and also sounded into it. The jam was driving and had a hilarious moment where Phil lost the one asked Molo to show him where it was all while the band was raging. Warren completely tore it up like he hadn't come close to the first night and then brough the tune back around. Right after this tune Phil shook his hand and said something to him. Pride of Cucamonga was a treat. Phil seemed excited to be playing it and the bluesy jam in the middle was screaming. This is a high energy set. Hard to Handle was downright funky and super long and exploratory. Alabama Getway continued the trend of no slow downs this set and just flat out rocked. Rob was way psyched on this tune. The Viola Lee was not the space freakout versions I sawa few years ago but a dance party classic. The jams were consistently uptempo and grooving while being psychotic and chaotic on top of the groove. This carried over into a Golden Road so much better than the crappy Bobby led versions I saw this summer. The slow encore was enivitable and even appropriate after the raging second set, And I think Again and Again is a nice tune, but by having the encore be a tune the entire crowd isn't into can be a let down esp. when its a ballad. I can understand Phil's reasoning though of ending the shows with songs that are unique to the Phil and Friends band instead of a classic GD tune. This show smoked and easily redeemed the uneven first show. Wish I was going tonight! Enjoy the Dark Star!
You have got to be kidding. Don't like the new tunes? Then you don't like the quintet. And as for that Kimock comment, why don't you email Steve at Kimock.com and see if he will reconsider playing with Phil's Band. It is what it is and Kimock playing with Phil again is like Phil playing a Blues for Allah again, or an Alice D. Millionare for that matter, It will never happen...although I would love for all three scenarios to happen, maybe Steve coming out as a third guitarist ala Derek Trucks, but I think we all know there is still bitter feelings between them. I've actually heard of Kimock requesting that Phil n Friends posters be removed from walls of places he plays. It's really too bad that two of my musical heros can't work this out but I don't think Steve wanted to be the Man where Jimmy seems to gladly take instruction from let's face it, a Legend. The interaction of this band and the constant smiling indicates that they enjoy eachother and they also know who is in charge...Phil. Anyone who has seen Kimock knows that you can not harness his talent, only he can. He steals the show everytime, even with Phil in '99. Every member of the Quintet knows their place and they want to be there, and in my opinion who wouldn't? That is why the Quintet is so much better than The Dead. I don't think Kimock was truly fit for that role. The demise of their relationship could ultimately be responsible for ending Steve's relationship with other Bay area musicians(Bobby Vega, Martin Fierro, etc.) and probably led to Steve moving his family to the east coast. Shun? That said, I recently have been listening to that '99 summer tour and am always blown away at how tight Steve and Phil seemed to be. I saw those Greek shows and they played side by side like best friends. The break up was weird, like a divorce or worse with no hope of ever rekindling that relationship. This fact is even stranger considering Phil's make up with Bobby and Mickey after all the mudslinging was over...which makes the Phil/Kimock break up even stranger. But you can kiss those days goodbye my friend. If in 2003, you want to see cutting edge Grateful Dead music and not just a GD celebration, you must see the Quintet.
Nice post, I agree.
I love you man. I still rrreeeeaaaallllyy hope Phil plays the Blues for Allah. They did it at the Aragon in Chicago '01 WITH LYRICS! The only time it has been sung live since 1975 encore (one from the Vault)Great American Music Hall. Still, the Grateful Drama is great! Hope to see you in Philly