7-23-04 St. Louis UMB Bank Pavilion

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shane Minsey (Heinlein) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 01:41 pm: Edit Post

I'm going to St. Louis, the city of Blues in the midst of a storm, that I'd better not forget, and the Boys will be there, and a bunch of us from Lawrence and special guests, and and and and......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Lammie (Unclejohn) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 07:32 pm: Edit Post

"So let's get on with the show, let's GO!!!"
No, I do not feel like a stranger, The Dead are comin' to my hometown, where I have seen them many times before and I can't wait to see them again!!! Wouldn't mind a "Stranger" opener though...

I will be there with my dancin' shoes on!!! I'm ready to shake my bones to some hot tunes!!! The weather forecast looks great for the show, cooler w/ highs in the low 80s & Partly sunny skies.

Just a reminder to everyone about the NO OPEN CONTAINER LAW in the city of Maryland Heights, including the UMB Bank Pavilion's parking lot. If your going to drink a beer in the lot, be sure and pour it into a colored plastic party cup!!!

For more info on the venue, go to:

http://www.umbbankpavilion.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sigmund_bops) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit Post

any of yer friends still need a ticket? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sigmund_bops) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit Post

any of yer friends still need a ticket? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shane Minsey (Heinlein) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 01:13 am: Edit Post

I think we are covered, thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Billy Cuts (Billycuts) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit Post

I'm headin up from Lawrence also. Perhaps we should caravan...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jonny Chrysler (Ubiqridiculous1) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 05:10 pm: Edit Post

Heading up today, can't wait.

I'll be the intoxicated gent in the Chrysler trucker hat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Wright (Philmore1313) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 09:41 pm: Edit Post

I am guessing that at some point and time we get a Mr. Fantasy, a damn fine FOTM and possibly a new cover... either way, I am so excited as this will be the only show I get this tour.

What a week. Went to Chicago to see the Cards sweep the Cubbies and I get home in time to see the boys.... summer's here... and the time is right!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Wright (Philmore1313) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 09:43 pm: Edit Post

Open container law is FOR REAL.. Be aware. Bring cups.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By C K (Automorrow) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:19 am: Edit Post

Have Fun Everyone!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 04:02 am: Edit Post

What's the Warren Solo setup?
Does he play for like an hour, take a 45 Minute break. Then The Dead?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Wambach (Jackstraw04) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 10:55 am: Edit Post

Hi, Im new to the Zone. I like Ryan was also wondering what time Warren is going to come on and how long his set is going to be.
Hope to see you at Alpine and Deer Creek.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Wright (Philmore1313) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:58 pm: Edit Post

Radio said Warren at 6:30 I believe. My buddy heard Bobby and Billy on a local station yesterday and said that the boys were going to have a full rehearsal last night at Riverport.

Side note- No offense to anyone, but I am hoping for a SERIOUSLY slimmed down apearance, if any at all, by Johnny Johnson. I love the man, but this is the only time I see the Dead all summer. I could do without a LONG old bluesy show. Last year was a little too slow for my taste. I would love to see them kick it into gear and stay there. It get's to be a bit predictable and distracting when everytime they come to STL (Bobby specifically) and Johnny gets up to play for sooooo long.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:42 pm: Edit Post

I agree Phil, Johnny Johnson isn't that great.
All he means is that in the first set they'll do Tanqueray and Goin Fishin or Kansas City, Bobby will have to do Little Red Rooster. And Encore with Johnny B Goode.

The Stl Ratdog show was the same thing, same songs same Encore.

Im hoping he's out of town


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andre peltier (Wampa1) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 03:14 pm: Edit Post

>>slimmed down apearance, if any at all, by Johnny Johnson

Maybe he'll lose some weight


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Wright (Philmore1313) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 04:47 pm: Edit Post

My buddy, who agrees with me, said he checked his website and he does not have anything scheduled. Unless there is some reason that I am unaware of, I bet he comes out and plays. Which, like you said, means same songs, same encore.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven Sears (Saintsteven) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 07:05 pm: Edit Post

I'm gearing up to leave for UMB here soon. I pray to god that Johnny doesnt show up. It gets old everything they come to town.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sigmund_bops) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 09:41 pm: Edit Post

lets get some song updates!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LessThan (Lessthan) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit Post

shakedown
after midnight


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LessThan (Lessthan) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 10:48 pm: Edit Post

minglewood....

doctor call me crazy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LessThan (Lessthan) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 10:51 pm: Edit Post

last leaf fallen


new potato caboose


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LessThan (Lessthan) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 10:58 pm: Edit Post

VIOLA!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH A CRASH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zang (Zang) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:07 pm: Edit Post

Are you fucking shitting me??? That's practically the post space of sacremento.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By LessThan (Lessthan) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:20 pm: Edit Post

verse 1 and 2
then into the mystic
west la

gotta go no more from me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zang (Zang) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:22 pm: Edit Post

jesus...it is like sac town...what a first set.

shakedown
after midnight
minglewood....
new potato caboose
VIOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!
mystic
west la


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:35 pm: Edit Post

The Dead, St. Louis, MO. 7/23/04

Set 1:
Jam>
Shakedown Street>
After Midnight>
Minglewood Blues
New Potato Caboose>
Viola Lee Blues (v1 & 2)>
Into The Mystic> Jam>
Viola Lee Blues (v3)>
West LA Fadeaway
Keep On Growing

thanks Cosmic Charlie


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hail Skins (Lastleaffallen) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:38 pm: Edit Post

(((((((((((WITH A CRASH)))))))))))


rippin' my first binger of the night in honor of that glorious fact





ahhh man I'm feeling the west coast crash into the south as the psychedelic current shimmers it's way towards the Atlantic



*schhhhhhhhhhWacK*
crackle
pop


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kenny kars (Spanish_jam) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:10 am: Edit Post

Great stuff.........cosmic be Da man!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:25 am: Edit Post

like... wow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By GRING0 (Hippy) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:35 am: Edit Post

damn.....I can't get into chat.....update anyone?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By phonk beta (Phonk_beta) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:49 am: Edit Post

please , stop saying the word "binger"



so fucking gross

if you are referring to a bong hit



its called A FUCKING BONG HIT PEOPLE


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cam from bucktown (Dartman) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:02 am: Edit Post

Bingers all around!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Douglas (Doogels) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:09 am: Edit Post

NICE first set (list)!!! DANG!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hail Skins (Lastleaffallen) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:11 am: Edit Post

I was futilely attempting to be somewhat stealth :-O


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:12 am: Edit Post

The Dead, St. Louis, MO. 7/23/04

Set 1:
Jam>
Shakedown Street>
After Midnight>
Minglewood Blues
New Potato Caboose>
Viola Lee Blues (v1 & 2)>
Into The Mystic> Jam>
Viola Lee Blues (v3)>
West LA Fadeaway
Keep On Growing

Set 2:
Down The Road Again>
Loose Lucy
Eyes Of The World>
He's Gone> Jam>
Drumz/Space>
Dear Mr Fantasy>
Milestones>
Help On The Way>
Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Donor Rap/Headcount Rap
enc: #Ripple

#=Bobby acoustic, Warren slide, Phil vocal no bass


thanks Cosmic Charlie and GT for the list


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By MULETAPER (Muletaper) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:16 am: Edit Post

Thanks ROB!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zang (Zang) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:30 am: Edit Post

Looks hot!!

And dude....I love bingers. Never watched PCU? "Just one binger to brighten your day"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kenny kars (Spanish_jam) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:30 am: Edit Post

Thanks Taperrob.....and a big thanks to Cosmic for doing the right thing. YOU GUYS ROCK!

NOW GET THE STREAM SORTED!!!


LOL


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Hosler (Dead_ed) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:33 am: Edit Post

hot jammin' ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul (Pauly6) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:37 am: Edit Post

chills


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:43 am: Edit Post

no stream of this show tonight on Zone Radio... sorry


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ~{}~theWickedMessenger~{}~ (Gunner) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:52 am: Edit Post

Dude that is an amazing setlist if you ask me. (am I being negative? this is for all the fuckers who say all I dew is spew hate). Man o man i hope the playing is as hot as the song list! this is the Best band since Jerry Died! by far!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spud (Thanksjerry95) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:24 am: Edit Post

Just got back from the show. Wow, what was that? The setlist can speak for itself. Great playing by everyone. One hot, hot show. East Coasters get ready!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:30 am: Edit Post

The show was excellent, although I'm a little dissapointed they repeated Viola, He's Gone, Help>Slip>Franklins. Which they did here
(in Stl) last year


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Wright (Philmore1313) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:36 am: Edit Post

Just got home from the show... all I can say is...

Wow... all I can say is WOW... no JJ tonight.

I will have to write a complete review tomorrow.

This is too much to take in and write about tonight.

Let's put it simply for tonight...

HONESTLY... the BEST Dead show I have ever seen.. pre or post Jerry.

OK.. I will try to put a little perspective on that tomorrow. Give me some time to come down and sober up a bit. Either way... WOW!!!

It is as good as it looks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Wright (Philmore1313) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:37 am: Edit Post

PS... as far as repeating from last year, COMPLETELY different energy!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:47 am: Edit Post

The repeats were fine with me, just saying.
Also i thought New Potato stopped the flow, plus Im not a huge NPC fan to begin with.
The Shakedown > Midnight > Minglewood was rocking, then NPC?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ~{}~theWickedMessenger~{}~ (Gunner) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 04:06 am: Edit Post

who cares if they repeat one year later, shit that aint a repeat!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gr8fulDad (Binlajolla) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 04:58 am: Edit Post

I don't know bout 2 things here..

First..Ya go to see The Dead every year your home town show..and they play several songs (more than say 2..Ha..) that they played year before in same town..

Maybe I would prefer not hearing those same songs..

And >>..Not a big "New Potato Caboose" fan...<<

I think I like that song.. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By johmmy B good (Hizbe) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 05:04 am: Edit Post

patiently waiting for Ral>Char. WOO~HOO! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andre peltier (Wampa1) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:59 am: Edit Post

Unbelievable set list.
It's great to hear it was well played too.

Ican't wait to get a copy of this one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By pugs (Pugs) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:56 am: Edit Post

bingers fer phonk...he needs em....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By guy smiley (Headlight73) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:05 am: Edit Post

thAT setlist makes me want to fire down my saturday morning BINGER!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Martin (Venturadead) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:51 am: Edit Post

>>HONESTLY... the BEST Dead show I have ever seen.. pre or post Jerry.

There was no Dead pre Jerry......Jerry was and is the Dead and always will be....and if you were shootin for that this show was better than the GD.....don't even go there......g


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Martin (Venturadead) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:53 am: Edit Post

If you had a good time....GREAT...that's all that matters!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andre peltier (Wampa1) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:55 am: Edit Post

A lot of the shows I've heard from this tour are better than most GD shows.

These guys are hot.

(Like Phil's teeth)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Voyces (Voyces) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:03 am: Edit Post

"Fuck the teeth...Let's Play!!!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ice Cream Kid (Mrecint) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:13 am: Edit Post

Man, I hope they don't slow it down.

I got tickets for Deer Creek and I've been waiting all summer for this show. Lot's of songs I wanted to hear, they played in St. Louis. Bummer, but there is still my hope for a Death Don't, One, Soulshine, Hell in Bucket, Good Times Roll..Hey Pokey Way!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob (Mule64) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:54 am: Edit Post

I do not know how anybody can say that this lineup of the Dead is better than the GD with Jerry.Obviously you were too young to see Jerry in his prime.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By wcd (Wcd) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:57 am: Edit Post

thanks for the set list!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adam Gunnar Hanson (Gunnarutah) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:10 pm: Edit Post

Glad you all had fun last night! I am jealous. My tour has come and gone. All of the shows I have seen in the last two years have been better than anything 1991 through 1995. I just think Bob's voice is kinda trashed. He needs a vocal coach because I think his voice could be salvageable. Phil sings better IMHO. Mickey's tunes are OK. I just think he should (PLEASE) turn "Fire" over to Warren.
When was the last "Kepp On Growin'"? '86??
I have cleaned up my act but,........BINGERS all around for all of you!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By richard (Lesunra) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:11 pm: Edit Post

any more reviews of this show out there?

the set list looks like a train rolling....

or a bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:21 pm: Edit Post

>>>>By Greg Martin (Venturadead) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:51 am: Edit Post
>>HONESTLY... the BEST Dead show I have ever seen.. pre or post Jerry.

There was no Dead pre Jerry......Jerry was and is the Dead and always will be....and if you were shootin for that this show was better than the GD.....don't even go there......g <<<<

>>>>If you had a good time....GREAT...that's all that matters! <<<<


hey Greg, unless you were at last nights show, then your comment about what Phil meant would be worth something, if you had a differing opinion on the show. also, if you only read Phil's next sentence, "OK.. I will try to put a little perspective on that tomorrow. Give me some time to come down and sober up a bit. Either way... WOW!!!"
it would serve your best interest to wait and see what exactly he meant by it before making the comment you did.

btw, i spoke with 2 people immediately after the show ended, and all they kept saying was, "wow, wow, wow"....


so i believe Phil may know a little more about what he was talking about than you, Greg......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim (Tjw) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:32 pm: Edit Post

Dang, they played my *A-List* last night.
Hopefully they won't slack tonight @ Alpine.
Thanks T-Rob, C-Charlie, GT & LT!!! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By iannai (Mule) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:42 pm: Edit Post

>I do not know how anybody can say that this lineup of the Dead is better than the GD with Jerry

I can say without a doubt that this is a stretch, and I wasn't there. Sounds like a fun time had by all...sounds like a kick ass show...but better than ANYTHING the GD did? C'mon...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ~{}~theWickedMessenger~{}~ (Gunner) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:52 pm: Edit Post

nothing is better than GD with Jerry, thats just rediculous.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Gefrich (Jrpop) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:55 pm: Edit Post

>>>Jerry was and is the Dead and always will be<<<


I know its an old argument, but this is just untrue. Going to a GD show wasn't just about the music, same as it wasn't just about Jerry. Jer was/would be the first to admit as such. I feel sorry for anybody that went to a show just to see Jerry, because they really missed the boat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Ryan_x) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:06 pm: Edit Post

<<the>Slip>Franklins. Which they did here
(in Stl) last year<<<<

R U SERIOUS!!!
THEY REPEATED THOSE SONGS NOTE BY NOTE.
BULLSHIT.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Ryan_x) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:09 pm: Edit Post

Bingers suck donkey balls.


BONG!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andre peltier (Wampa1) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:11 pm: Edit Post

>>When was the last "Kepp On Growin'"? '86??

PLQ has done it, but GD hasn't since '86.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommybell (Againandagain) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:19 pm: Edit Post

sorry...not a review, but nobody said "better than any GD show, EVER", but "better than the GD shows they SAW"....which is valid considering most on this board are under 35. Luckily I saw a few Brent shows in the mid 80s....but after '88, come on let's be honest...with all due respect to the fat man, those magical sparkling unpredictable mind blowing shows were few and far between.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hail Skins (Lastleaffallen) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:27 pm: Edit Post

>>enc: #Ripple

#=Bobby acoustic, Warren slide, Phil vocal no bass<<


righteous man!!! the harp unstrung..

if Phil kneeeew the way, heeee would taaake us home

doncha know???? doncha know y'all? :-)


the bus, train or RACEHORSE..it's thunderin' along *schwack*


and yes

rally round the BINGER







with a pocket full of nugs :-O


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommybell (Againandagain) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:28 pm: Edit Post

TaperRob: was this the first ever "Dead" Keep on Growing?
I don't think they played it on leg one or last year????


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hail Skins (Lastleaffallen) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit Post

>>but after '88, come on let's be honest...with all due respect to the fat man, those magical sparkling unpredictable mind blowing shows were few and far between.


I should preface by saying that due to age constraints I didn't see my first show until 89..I thank my lucky stars every day that I caught the 89-91 wave..an awesome point in GD time, space and reality. That said..


Jerry Band kicked ass right on up until the end!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By chris greever (Pearly_baker) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit Post

I would like to hear some real reviews. Was it as good as the set list. For the people who are bitching that they played some of the same tunes last year; get over it. I live in Tulsa Oklahoma. I have been going to shows for the last 18 years, and I have always had to travel at least six hours each direction to see a show. If you would like to hear other songs get off your lazy but and drive. I think that is kind of the point for going to shows. I will Quote Chevy Chase from Vacation "getting there is half the fun". Of course last nights show was not as good as the Dead with Jerry, but how good was it? Good enough to make you want to drive to Alpine or Deer Creek? Go for it. I remember Jerrys' last show in Stlouis: the last Stella, Hes gone both were performed well. God I miss him. I am not on tour right now because of know cash, nor vehicle, and my wife is doing a red cross training seminar this weekend. Please Let me know how Warren sounded on Mr.fantasy, and did the band harmonize well during ripple. The first leg of the tour was awesome. One more thing how many people were there, and were the cops cool?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bandini, arturo (Peev11) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:55 pm: Edit Post

This, "better than any gd show I ever saw" stuff is getting ridiculous. Have our memories failed us over the years?

Did you never get to see Jerry? Give me a break. He could stand on stage, pluck two guitar strings and emit more emotion than nudead (which I happen to really dig, for what it is) on any given night. I don't give two piles of steaming dung whether it was my first gig in 85, or the last in 95, fact is, Garcia had *it*, and whenever *it* showed itself for just one second during a three hour show, it made everything worthwhile, bearable.

If you had a great time at the show, fantastic, that's the reason the band still plays for us (although the $$$ doesn't hurt). But when people make statements such as "pre or post Jerry, anything from 91-95," it just weakens the subjectivenesss in which you try and convey.

Come on, we all still went to see the shows from 91-95. There are Jerry nuggets scattered throughout those years. And they're still better than ANYTHING Bobby's Dead has put out.

Ha!




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Laughing Bones (Laughing_bones1) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:57 pm: Edit Post

>>>>Jerry Band kicked ass right on up until the end!!

furthermore so did these GD shows...

10/1/94
10/3/94
10/13/94
10/14/94

to say the least.

if nobody believes me just hit the archive or email me, I'll send you the shows and make believers out of ALL OF YOU!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Laughing Bones (Laughing_bones1) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:05 pm: Edit Post

skins, you got mail.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:08 pm: Edit Post

Im not bitching about the song repeats, Im just saying. Since i can't "get off my lazy ass" and travel, Im forced to only see my hometown shows the past two years.
I'd PREFER different songs
anyways doesnt Bob say he has his computer filter out what they played the past few days and what they played last time they were at that venue


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gr8fulDad (Binlajolla) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:09 pm: Edit Post

Yeah..How many people were there..Was it like san Diego..Less than half sold out..??..

And..

Traveling to shows is only part of the deal if ya have to travel to see the shows ya need to see..

Having been a phan since before anyone
toured..I don't buy into the value of touring as a means to elevate your connection to music..

Whatever ya do..Play music install shower doors..your obligation is to do your work as good as ya can..not slack off on quality..focus on your task and attempt to excel..

That is vibe I get from Phil here in the 21st century..He seems to be in the moment..Dropped pretenses..Connected to yet not dwelling in the paat..Ready willing and able to tonight this show Rock as hard as he can....

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Fussner (Whillard) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:17 pm: Edit Post

Here's my review- the show was kick ass. We blazed the night away and the band was hot. I think they could have turned Jimmy up a bit but other than that no big problems. I sure do miss Rob Barraco. Phil was on fire last night- the magical musical highlights for me were the jams during Milestones, Eyes and Help -Slip. Very heavy jams from Phil. I can't wait to hear this one again. Overall a sweet show in my opinion. The guitar players didn't step on each other. Warren is just awesome as well as Jimmy. When they encored with Ripple it didn't seem like there was a dry eye around me. Anyway- I was just sitting there thinking- man it's nice to hear the boys playin' somewhere besides my truck.... Go see this band if you can. my brain is toast at the moment and I have to go be in a wedding in an hour. ughhhh....Back to reality.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Fussner (Whillard) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:18 pm: Edit Post

There was a huge crowd. The lawn was a writhing throng of freaks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brent Kliss (Brent) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:28 pm: Edit Post

>>>>The show was excellent, although I'm a little dissapointed they repeated Viola, He's Gone, Help>Slip>Franklins. Which they did here
(in Stl) last year

Wow, you mean they played Help>Slip>Franklins together? How unusal. Who would of ever thought of that? Maybey the should try Chinacat>Rider, or Scarlet>Fire.

Seriously. From their perspective, they are thinking what they did last night or last week. Not what they did in your town some 352 odd days ago. It's not a one year anniversary or anything. It's just the same city they were in some day last Summer.
Are you like that?
"Gee is was in Chicago last Fall and had fish for dinner." "So now that I'm in Chicago again this year I better not repeat the same dinner."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shawn (Pimpv) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:27 pm: Edit Post

What time did warren go on? and who has his setlist? What time did the dead take the stage? Thank you for the info.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:30 pm: Edit Post

Warren went on at like 6:35 or so and played for like 50 minutes

I dont remember all the setlist
he opened with
Beautifully Broken
he did the following
Glory Road, Wild Horses, The Real Thing, Fallen Down, Patchwork Quilt
I THINK the Dead took the stage at like 5 Til 8


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shawn (Pimpv) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:43 pm: Edit Post

Thank you Ryan just trying to get it together before I go to Deer Creek.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Jckstrw) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:47 pm: Edit Post

I think there were others but i can't think
The Wild Horses was great


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By guitardaddy (Guitardaddy) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 04:31 pm: Edit Post

Bill Fussner- You are right on the money. Last Dead show I saw was at the Gorge. Jimmy was low, and I did miss Barraco! Jeff just doesn't have the same fire or intensity that Rob has. I think Jimmy came through a lot better in the mix in PLQ. Why- I have no clue. Later y'all-


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By elsha (Elsha) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:10 pm: Edit Post

You know, its pointless to get caught up in Jerry. I saw about 100 shows from 90-95. Some were awesome and some were not. The point is that Jerry is no longer here but these guys are putting on some great music. I have heard tapes of the west coast shows and will be going to a bunch of east coast shows. The bottom line is to be here in the moment. Whats Jerry got to do with it? He's Gone. Anyways be careful of getting so caught up in comparisons that you don't get 100% of the experience of what is going on now cause the time is coming when all the guys will be gone too. The music now is more than adequate to get caught up in so lets get into the groove and let the good times roll........peace.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harrison (Harrison21) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:21 pm: Edit Post

The Dead w/out Jerry is still better that 99.9% of what is out there today!!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy!!!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Pannell (Evolute99) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:32 pm: Edit Post

The Dead, St. Louis, MO. 7/23/04

Okay I'm gonna give your a real review, Trying to get away form all this Dead better than the GD who cares it good music and that is what we go see and I could set through 100,000 Help>Slip>Franks shows and never be dissapointed.

I drove 3 hours to see on of the Best DEAD shows ever!!!!!!!!!!

They were tighter than spandex on a rainy day
after Warren spent a couple of weeks with Brothers he was whipped into shape.

Okay I'll do a song by song

Set 1:
Jam>
Shakedown Street> with the jam intro you could feel a shakedown coming and they brought thier A game tonite
After Midnight> very solid Warren sounded really good and the solos were very bluesy but was still thinking of jerry tearing this one up, I thought they were gonna roll back into shakedown but that was it and the place went nuts and things were steaming
Minglewood Blues: very good version, I know alot of people are tired of this but I thought it was a solid version
New Potato Caboose> PHIL is the man
Viola Lee Blues (v1 & 2)> okay first of all this was off the rocker one of the best fucking versions I have ever seen almost beats out a PLQ version, Warren was on fiyo!!!!!!!!!!
Into The Mystic> This is my favorite song and it was played well,
Jam>
Viola Lee Blues (v3)> solid the whole time no lazy jamming very upbeat good stuff
West LA Fadeaway: love this song and the play awesome take
Keep On Growing: I never heard this song before tonite and I really dig it I gotta get more shows with this song. great set closer

Okay after the longest set break in DEAD history
this set II would have 5/8/77 qualitys to it. yeah it was that good

Set 2:
Down The Road Again> Okay Warren brings more than something to this song Warren and Jimmy give it Allman sounds Dual Harmonies great shit
Loose Lucy: BOB was really sounding good he must had a good night sleep cause he hasn't been this good all year.
Eyes Of The World> this review is for all the people that saw a okay version of this at Red Rocks on 6.18, One cat next to me all most started to cry when phil was singing and I got chills Phil and Bob were so good on this song and Warren took the lead and it was blistering one of my favorite GD songs. But Jimmy was quite on this not much out of him allnight Warren was on top of his game and Jimmy was more in the back filling wholes
He's Gone> Jam> solid version and cool jam at the end
Drumz/Space> very impressed Mickey is nutty
Dear Mr Fantasy> the place almost lifted itself into space when they played this Warren brings so much to this song and this just topped off the night I would have went home happy after this, but thennnn>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Milestones> here we go I have never heard these four songs played better post jerry that is (Keep all the die hards off my back)
Help On The Way>
Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Donor Rap/Headcount Rap
enc: #Ripple #=Bobby acoustic, Warren slide, Phil vocal no bass

First of all this is a must get soundboard show

also to note when I say DEAD I mean post jerry shows this doesn't include Ratdog shows and PLQ shows and other ones shows.

I hope the rest of the tour was as good this night was truely magical night

peace


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olo (Olompali4) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:53 pm: Edit Post

Dear Mr. Fantasy for Brentski?
His last show was on 7.23
I say thee Yay!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dyer o'connor (Dyerwolf) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:18 pm: Edit Post

Olo,
I'm sure that the Fantasy was for our man Mydland.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sideshow Bob (Drkstrjry) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:19 pm: Edit Post

Looks like a good one to me . . .

Now, I'm chanting:

"Don't Play "Sittin' On Top of the World" 'til Mansfield" . . .

"Don't Play "Sittin' On Top of the World" 'til Mansfield" . . .

"Don't Play "Sittin' On Top of the World" 'til Mansfield" . . .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ice Cream Kid (Mrecint) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:22 pm: Edit Post

"There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!" said the man in the GD movie. Can't get caught up in comparing the two era's. It will just kill the show for a person. People can say the music sounded great or better or close to the Jerry era, but man there was something about that man when HE was on stage! I've never felt any concert even close to emotions and experiences at a GD show. Remember, there are two guitarists now to replace the One.
See ya at the Creek!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dyer o'connor (Dyerwolf) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:14 pm: Edit Post

Ice Cream Kid wrote succintly,

>>>There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!" said the man in the GD movie. Can't get caught up in comparing the two era's. It will just kill the show for a person. People can say the music sounded great or better or close to the Jerry era, but man there was something about that man when HE was on stage! I've never felt any concert even close to emotions and experiences at a GD show. Remember, there are two guitarists now to replace the One<<<

Yer damn right!
The two guitarists try to capture Garcia's voyages but don't quite cut it and take a bunch of wrong turns along the way. Slide(Warren) and scales(Jimmy)don't happen to reach the cosmos so adventurously and exploratorily.

Having said that, don't miss this tour, da boyz are bringin' game. Nice setlist, can't wait to d/l this show. I d/loaded the Phoenix show and it smokes. I, also, saw the Red Rocks shows and they acquitted themselves very nicely.
If ya don't like Bob that's a damn shame 'cause he's the glue that holds the whole behemoth together before and now. I was listening to Brent's last show and Bobby's strumming on Victim and Women is outstanding.
I know some folks think it's hip to bash Weir and, you'll find most of 'em never even saw THE GD. Ratbob is not even a weak fascimile.

All you PLQ fans can sit and bitch and pine for those days and broadcast regularly how yer not gonna patronize this exhorbitantly expensive tour.
Too bad, 'cause this is good value for yer ducats but we don't mind too much as there's more dancin' room.
This is the soundtrack to my teenage and adult life and I'm gonna try and hit every show I can.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By a.p. (Western_skies) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:18 pm: Edit Post

>>This is the soundtrack to my teenage and adult life and I'm gonna try and hit every show I can.

Amen.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shane Minsey (Heinlein) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit Post

This show exceeded any and all expectations. The first set sounded like a second set from the first note and they didn't lose a step anywhere along the way. Everyone was DEAD on.
There was even a couple having sex in the left center section during Drums (seating). That was odd, but what was more odd was people were getting yelled at by security the whole night for smoking cigs in the seats. ONe security guard in particular was a complete asshole, he had his sleeves rolled up looking for a hippie to yell at. But it was cool for people to fuck but not cool to smoke or dance in the aisle. Whatever, nothing the terribly uptight security did, could ever disrupt the intense fire coming from the boys. Phil during his donor rap: You could tell he was just BLOWN away by the show. Highlights for me were THE ENTIRE SHOW! and the hot sex...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Wright (Philmore1313) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:42 pm: Edit Post

OK.. sorry it took me so long to get back to writing a real review. Let me address what I said last night. I said it was the best show "I HAD SEEN" pre (duh) or post Jerry. What I meant by that was that I have seen roughly 25 shows (including Grateful Dead and other encarnations) I admit that I caught Garcia at the end. Out of the handfull of shows I saw with Garcia, he was well past his prime. The slip ups and off keys were more noticable. But there were still enough glimpses of greatness to keep me coming back. It was like seeing Babe Ruth playing at the end of his career. All I was trying to say was that when you consider song selection, how it was played, and energy level, this was the greatest Dead show I have seen.

And now for a review.

Greg and I get to UMB around 5:30. We walk back towards the end of the lot to meet friends. Security was rediculous. They were an overbearing presence. We weren't doing anything other than drinking beer, but once we saw them damn near strip search some people because they were selling t-shirts, we decided to head inside. Good thing, we beat the rush to get in. Got a beer and found our seats just before Warren went on. Warrens set was nice and intimate. I could be wrong here, but I thought he seemed a bit under the weather. When he spoke, his voice seemed a bit raspy and congested. I really enjoyed Wild Horses and Beautifully Broken. The Post Dispatch ran a story on Sat. morning where Warren discussed how he was focusing on the singer-songwriter aspect of his music as well as his voice. This was evident. He wrapped up his set around 7:15.

The boys hit the stage around 7:45 with a little tuning. They launched into Shakedown. Wow. I normally don't like this song, but this was nasty and funky. It lacked the Disco like whirl that the song is so noted for. This was more like a nasty winding attack. This wandered into our first Warren tune of the night. After Midnight seemed delightfully out of place in the first set. I looked at Greg and said "They are kicking it into high gear early tonight." After Midnight churned on and on with a down and dirty blues edge that is far enough away from the bouncy blues of Claptons original recording, but still within the same ball park. Minglewood was gritty with Bobby delighting the ladies in the audience with his " (Insert city name) women start lookin good" line. The energy was really beginning to boil by this point. This was the first time I really noticed the wrapping and intertwining guitar work and was reminded why Jimmy and Warren work so well together. The little nuances these two offer. And Bobbys style is just weird enough with odd time sigs and subtle inserts that he seems as though he is actually contributing more than in the past.
New Potato is not one of my favs so I admit that I have no objectivity when it comes to rating this. As far as how it was presented, I have no complaints. Viola was off the charts. It blew my head wide open. Just when I thought I had regrouped they rolled Into the Mystic. My favorite Van Morrison song of all time. Loved this. Made me happy beyond belief. Bobby's accoustic added a lot here. They muffed the walk down after the chorus the first time, but that is part of the charm. Back into Viola? WHA??? How.... Holy shit. This is the first set? West LA Fade Away had that "Mullholdand Drive/ Blow" sort of a feel. It was dirty. Keep On Growin. I admit, I had no idea what the hell they were going into when it started. The intro was in a different key than I would expect. It was AWESOME! In my oppinion, the reson for the price of the ticket alone. Not jammed out enough, but still awesome. The harmonies here, as I told my wife on the phone, made it seem like ONE BIG VOICE! Perfect way to end a set. First or second.. doesn't matter. By this time, Greg and I had already decided we were in heaven. THe theme for the first set was high energy grit and nasty drive! It was hot! The weather was awesome.

I will write more later. I have to change a dirty diaper! Fun for me!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Francis (Thunderman) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:44 pm: Edit Post

I just got Back from St. Louis, and lemme say this first and foremost. I just saw one of the top 5 concerts (GD, Phish, blah blah) in my entire life.

I have seen 87 shows from 7/14/85 with a sat nite > fire opener all the way until the last show the GD ever did and last night goes down as probably my fav EVER, and I was totally sober so I am not being influenced by drugs and a trip by any means. TRUST ME, I saw the postings from Sac and Boise this year and NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS thought they could even pose a bit of the truth to what I was hearing about the Dead being "that" good.........

They are! and they are even better than I imagined. O MY GOD I went home friggin pumped last night beyond belief!!

Here is the review, I am not big into posting big full out paragraphs so here goes.

Shakedown > midnight was hard rockin dead, shakedown came out full throttle and I boggied my ass off, Warrnen with the midnight riffs went seamlessly, almost like I didn't even know they were jamming midnight until he sang. Yes I though of Jerry Midnight > Elanor Rigby > Midnight jams in the JGB days.... not that intense, but intense nonetheless

Minglewood.... Standard Rockin Minglewood, nice!

New Potato, Ok I saw someone post earlier that they didn't like new potato... that is was a set downer. OMFG! DUDE!! DO you have any idea what you just said?? New Potato a set stopper!?!?!? I would have flipped out of my friggin skin if randomly the GD would have pulled New potato in the late 80's or 90's...... IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!

Viola Lee!!! WOW is all I can say!! It was so friggin tight that it made my head spin. The hot points where these awesome crescendos into this explosive bomb that made me think of the mid 80's truckin rev-up-and-explode-like-a-bomb peak of the song. I was like "OMFG THESE GUYS ARE TIGHTER THAN TIGHT" Viola was the highlight, I had never dreamed of seeing this.

Mystic was gorgeous, then a nasty old bomb took us right back into Viola, I was sure the show was over with the amount of energy the band hit that final bar with...... Nope!!

West LA was awesome!!

Then, what is this I hear... I am thinkin Hey Pocky way then all of the sudden it clicks! Keep on Growin, my favorite Brentski tune!! The place was electrically charged and dancin!!!!

One of the greatest 1st sets of a GD/Dead sho I have ever seen.... god rest Jerry's soul.. he was there last night.


I went to the tapers section and met a few dudes there and asked "Are they always this good?" "Yep, well, maybe not THIS good all the time" I said "can they keep this momentum into the 2nd set?" "Yep, o, they really like to go out with a bang also"....... I had no idea!

Honestly, I didn't think there was any way to top that 1st set. I can't tell you how mand GD shows where they would ROCK the 1st set, then come out 2nd set and ho hum, man where is the energy. Not last night, it came out again, not as fast though.

DOwn the road and Loose lucy were very good, tight and nice...... but then I heard Bob strum the first 4 notes to one of my most sceptical moments of the night, Eyes, they played uit beautiful, perfectly long segued jams and then He's gone... WOW!!!
He's gone.... every single person (FULL HOUSE) was singing "goin where the wind don't blow so strange, maybe up on some high cold mountain chain!!!" WOW, everyone singin to their highest, the crowd was CHARGED!!

Drums / space standard, but nice to see the devils at it.

Dear Mr fantasy....... this is THE MOMENT where I KNEW they were for real and were on fire, the jams that build in the middle of the song EVERY NOTE AND EVERY BEAT OF EVERY SINGLE BAND MEMBER WAS ON THE EXACT SAME WAVELENGTH, ABSOLUTELY FRIGGIN PERFECT AND HARDCORE!!!!! O MY GOD I ABOUT SHOT A WAD !!!!!

Milestones, nice and tight then all of the sudden, Help on the way!!! WOW!!!

Ok, so here is where all the real jerry fans (including me) get pissed. That was the absolutely most incredible HSF I have ever witnessed. And I have seen quite a few.. 10/14/89 was the first, it topped that. Don't ask me how, but the slipnot jam was NOTE FOR NOTE tight as I have ever heard, PLQ included. O MY GOD, I was standiong there in amazement as they came to that final transition of slipnot, waiting to see how they made that change...... perfect.... franklins Within a few seconds that place was about to explode, everyone dancing like I have been yearning to see for years... that sea of dancing people I used to just stand and watch and think about how the audience was a single living organism and Jerry was controlling every move on everyone's body, everyone's emotion, every hoot and holler that spontaneously flew out of people's mouths while million of endorphins went from different receptors in the brain of the other places of the brain that transmitted the signals, randomly, to different limbs and thus created the hippie shake. That was there again last night in franklins tower, and I was flying on a kite with happiness, I hooted and hollered uncontrollably and danced next to my beautiful pregnant wife. The crowd almost blew the roof off when they finished.

There is nothing like a Dead concert

Even Phil commented how he "Love playing to such an enthusiastic audience"

Ripple made my weep like a baby, and then it was over..............

Believer or no believer, Jerry was there last night in spirit, because that was one of the greatest GD/dead, whatever the hell you want to cal it, concerts I have ever seen.

sorry for being so long winded, I appreciate it if you made it this far, I just was so overwhelmed last night!!

Mike


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By joe wheeler (Jerseyjoe) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 12:19 am: Edit Post

wow nice review gettin chills baby cant F ING WAIT


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 12:29 am: Edit Post

Warren Setlist for St. Louis, 7/23/04

Beautifully Broken
Patchwork Quilt
Glory Road
The Real Thing
In My Life
Wild Horses
Fallen Down
Soulshine

thanks to LoneStarDead c/o recmusicgdead



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Amy (Hemp_honey) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 11:52 am: Edit Post

It was a Sick show poeples, SICK!!!!!!!
INFUCKINGCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!

check out my review in Other Stuff, under the thread~ Happy Sunday Zoners & Hemp Honey's St Louis Odessy

know that i should have posted it here, but wanted to share with all :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By joe wheeler (Jerseyjoe) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 11:56 am: Edit Post


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The Dead
By BRIAN Q.. NEWCOMB
Special to the Post-Dispatch
07/24/2004
Story continues below adFriday night, The Dead sought to resurrect its connection with the 10,000-plus fans at UMB Bank Pavilion in two lively sets. From the rousing start of "Shakedown Street" to the acoustic folk-rock sing-along encore of "Ripple," the remaining remnant of the once indomitable touring force reclaimed favorites from the vast Grateful Dead catalog to great effect.

This year, without Joan Osborne in tow to elevate their vocal presence, stalwarts Bob Weir and Phil Lesh turned to guitarists Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti to revitalize this time-honored material. And, thanks to up-beat song selections and strong, engaged instrumental interplay, it worked.

Haynes offered early leadership on the J.J. Cale classic, "After Midnight," made popular by Eric Clapton. The set came full circle to end with a song from Clapton's "Derek and the Dominoes" disc, "Keep On Growing."

In the middle, a couple of rarities, "New Minglewood Blues" and "New Potato Caboose," rubbed up against long-time Dead show favorites, "Viola Lee Blues" and "West L.A. Fadeaway," with plenty of high-energy soloing. And true to form, a gentle folk-rock version of Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic," sung by Haynes, was inserted into the heart of "Viola."

After the break, drummer Mickey Hart spoke Robert Hunter's words for the song, "Down the Road," a tribute to the late Jerry Garcia. The late bandleader also was called to mind in "He's Gone," which came mid set. But, if this Dead is still grieving, you wouldn't know it from the funky blues rock groove of "Loose Lucy" or from Haynes' blistering solo during "Eyes of the World."

Dead fans cheered most of the songs' drug references, most loudly in response to the "steal your face right off your head" line from "He's Gone." And they settled in for the standard dual drum-percussion solos of Hart and Bill Kruetzmann and the clunky space jam that followed.

But this Dead didn't stay down long, coming back together for a quick burst through the Traffic song, "Dear Mr. Fantasy." Then, they closed out their show with the opening three songs from the "Blues for Allah" disc. "Help On the Way/Slip Knot" settled into an Allman Brothers-like vibe, thanks to Chimenti's organ intro and double leads from Herring and Haynes, who both have done time in the Allmans.

But it was the jubilant "Franklin's Tower" that put the finishing touches on one of the strongest Dead-related shows in St. Louis in more than a decade. As the fans sang along during, "Eyes of the World:" "Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own."

Grateful fans of The Dead were revived by this current troupe's strong, musical playing, improvising a vital connection between jam band rock, blues and jazz. Yet, it was those reliable old songs that helped renew connections with a band they've learned to rely on for nearly four decades.









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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Billy Cuts (Billycuts) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit Post

Two days later and I'm still reeling from such an amazing show. Highlights? How about the entire show! Viola > Mystic > Viola completely destroyed my feeble mind. This was by far one of the best shows I've ever seen. Can't wait to get back and see them again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jkm (Socal626) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 09:15 pm: Edit Post

"Dead fans cheered most of the songs' drug references, most loudly in response to the 'steal your face right off your head' line from 'He's Gone.'"

Drug reference? I always thought He's Gone was about Mickey's dad absconding with most of the band's loot way back in the day. I guess I can see a psychedelic angle there, but it's stretching it...

Anyway, sounds like one of the best Dead shows in quite some time...hope it's still up on live365.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dustin Atwood (D_bum) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 09:54 pm: Edit Post

thanks guys,from the bottom of my heart, thanks. best show i've ever been to anywhere, time, space, or alternate universe. thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By funguy (Takamelody) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 11:56 am: Edit Post

this was only the second time I've experienced true magic since jerry's death. the other being 10/21/00. anyone in the lower pavillion I know will verify that jerry's spirit was swirling all around us. during he's gone while bobby's singing nuttin's gonna bring him back, this huge swirl of wind comes zooming by the stage, sent chills down my spine. then during Help as bobby's singing "paradise waits" another major swirl comes by the stage, I don't mean wind, I mean a major burst of energy that I have never experienced before, it was jerry !!! I felt it,
the band felt it and the crowd felt it, even the drunk 7' monster that was gonna beat the shit out of us during slipknot felt it. beleive it if you need it. candice also helped make the magic as her lights were PERFECT !!!!! I guess what I'm trying to say is, this was one of the best experience's of my life, and I can write a book on my experience's alone.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Francis (Thunderman) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 12:07 pm: Edit Post

You are so right funguy!! I was there too and I felt it the whole show!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Lammie (Unclejohn) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 06:52 pm: Edit Post

I went to all three shows (St. Louis, Alpine & Deer Creek) and it was well worth the 1000 mile round trip!!! I would have to say out of the three shows I saw, the St. Louis show was the best, with Deer Creek a close second, the Alpine show was very mellow and it just didn't have the same energy level as St. Louis & Deer Creek. I'm very tired from traveling and will write a review later.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By funguy (Takamelody) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 04:14 am: Edit Post

sorry for your view on alpine, but after friday phil said it best with his zombieized walk onto the stage. that's the frame of mind some of us were in.
mike, I'm glad you felt the Jerry factor too.
It gave me peace with death once again, cause
death isn't the end, it's a NEW beginning.
even more spiritual was comiong back to our hotel where there was a little league team staying and they were from the christian league. they had christian written all over their car windows that was drilling into my soul. entering the temple of the Holiday Inn,
you could only wonder if this was heaven.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By funguy (Takamelody) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 04:28 am: Edit Post

or is it heavan ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By funguy (Takamelody) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 05:54 am: Edit Post

geez, how dumb am I ? that was jerry AND brent !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil (Philmer) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 01:04 pm: Edit Post

Hey fun guy, I know what you mean about the Jerry thing. My partners and I had the same feeling and, as well, a couple of strange experiences that seemed to confirm that something was going on.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By funguy (Takamelody) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 08:52 pm: Edit Post

the spirits were in there in full force !!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By funguy (Takamelody) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 09:07 pm: Edit Post

I'm still skipping around like a little kid today, life is good !!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By An Amphibian (Thetoad) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 10:04 pm: Edit Post

Well during the secind night if the family reunion at alpine 2 years ago, besides tghe double rainbow. Myself and a few others not under the influence watched as all of the balloons down near the left side of the tapers section, swirl into a dna like strand. Anyway one loan balloon floated and bobbed over to jerry side and what looked like danced along to eyes of the world. The rest of the balloons were still in this double helix like formation. It was nuts. Everyone around me felt this incredible energy. Anyway thats my coolest post Jerry experience.