Port Chester, NY
Phil Lesh - bass
Joe Russo - drums
Scott Metzger - guitar
Tommy Hamilton - guitar
Marco Benevento - keys
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Lots of Bobby tunes! Too bad that he didn't show up. Still looks like a fun show.
Thank the stars he didn't show up! Mister slow meets pedal to the metal jrad.When worlds collide!
"The emporer has no clothes"*
Surprising to me that there are no detailed reviews for these run of shows from the people in attendance. It sounded ok on the stream perhaps, but IMO being in attendance for the first two shows, I have to say it was awful. So much so in fact, that I threw away the NYE ticket and went to see MULE instead. I have never experienced a more teeth grating unpleasant experience in an evening of GD music.
The first night was fun to be there night. The audience and the band was excited. However once the music started is was a total disappointment. The second night was a fun audience sing along, but the musical proficiency was not there. Phil tried to save the second show by bringing out the synthesizers and singing most of the songs. However Mr. Russo was intent on drowning out everyone else on stage by pounding away ignoring what Phil was bringing to the experience. I felt that it was just a money grab because the band was not up for the job. I felt rooked. They could have at least done some rehersal.
I have been on tour with the GD since 1973 and this show made me cry almost as much as the Crusader Rabbit Stealth Band did at the Kaiser on NYE 2001-02.
I love Phil but all I kept thinking was "what the hell was he thinking signing on to do this run"
I am officially a Mule Head from now on. Warren brings it.
*A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The Emperor's ministers cannot see the clothing themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspects the assertion is true, but continues the procession.
I would say 99.9% of those in attendance would wholeheartedly disagree!