what are people thinking about this show i heard on the radio that we will get surprises
Bring on Osby!
here are is the set list from last years saterday night show
6/28/2003 (Sat.) Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ
I: Jam > Alabama Getaway* > Mama Tried*, Little Red Rooster, The Race Is On*, Jam* > Truckin* > Jam* > Built to Last > One More Saturday Night
II: Drums > Space > Playin in the Band+ > Eyes of the World+ > Mason's Children+ > China Doll+, Unbroken Chain+ > St. Stephen+ > William Tell Bridge+ > Jam+ > Ripple+, Sugar Magnolia+
E: Aiko Aiko+, And We Bid You Goodnight
*-w/ Willie Nelson; +-w/ Greg Osby; Vocals: Alabama (Phil, Joan); Built to Last (Joan); Eyes (Phil, Joan); Mason's (Phil, Bob, Joan); China Doll (Joan); St. Stephen (Bob, Phil, Joan); Ripple (Bob, Phil, Joan); Aiko (Mickey)
(Willie Nelson opened)
Thanks Circus and Robert Malloy
here is a list of all the stuff played so far from this list can someone tell me what we are looking forward to on saterday
8 miles high july 27th
A piece for you july 2nd
After midnight july 23rd
Alabama getaway aug 4th
All that we are july 31st
all along the watchtower july 1st
Alligator aug 3rd
Althea july 31st
Angel band aug 1st
Attics of My Life aug 4th
Baba jingo july 28th
Banyan Tree aug 4th
Bertha july 25th
Big boss man aug 4th
Big river july 25th
Birdsong aug 1st
Black throated wind june 29th
Born cross eyed july 24th
Box of rain aug 3rd
Broken arrow july 27th
Brokedown palace july 28th
Brown eyed women july 28th
Built to last july 27th
Candyman july 30th (played 2 times)
Casey Jones july 24th
Cassidy july 31st
China cat sunflower july 30th
China doll july 28th
Cold rain and snow july 25th
Come together june 29th
Comes a time aug 1st
Corrina july 2nd
Cortez the killer june 28th
Cosmic Charlie july 31st
Crazy fingers july 28th
Cryptical envelopment aug 1st
Cumberland blues july 25th
Days between july 27th
Dark star july 31st
Deal aug 3rd
Dear Mr. Fantasy july 23rd
Death donít have no mercy aug 1st
Deep elm blues july 25th
Desperado aug 4th
Direwolf july 28th
Doing that rag july 24th
Down the road aug 1st
Duprees diamond blues aug 4th
Easy wind aug 3rd
El paso june 15th
Estimated prophet aug 1st
Even so june 20th
Eyes of the world aug 3rd
Feel like a stranger july 28th
Fire on the mountain july 30th
Foolish heart july 27th
Franklinís tower july 30th
Friend of the devil july 27th
Glory road june 24th
Going down the road feeling bad aug 1st
Golden road july 25th
Good loving aug 3rd
Good morning little school girl june 22nd
glora aug 3rd
Greatest story ever told july 27th (only played once)
Hard to handle aug 3rd
Hell in a bucket aug 4th
Heís gone july 23rd
Help on the way july 30th
Here comes sunshine july 28th
more to come later
come on people post about what u think
"here is a list of all the stuff played so far from this list can someone tell me what we are looking forward to on saterday "
what are you talking about? What they played last year has no bearing! Just look at the tour rotation and you can pick out some nuggets. Look at the last four shows and what they havent played in a few will be high probability. There have been some very cool covers that have been played once so who knows what you may see. Warren brings that extra to the banc and the boys like it!. Not as predictable as Alabama greatest story or Alabama Promised land of the 79 tour but you have a shot.
Dude its all good just let it go and enjoy. Its not what they play but how they play!!!!
oh yeah what does the radio know? and they want to sell more lawn seats!!
Playing in the Band
Over the Hills
Ramble on Rose
Unbroken Chain >
Drums > Space
Assorted others, covers and newer stuff.
See you there, section 100
Both shows were really awesome last year, almost 30,000 heads per, the lawn was nice, the water is cool, the environ overall much nicer than Hartford, for example, and much more energy than PNC (although Peggy O was great there, and Hard to Handle).
Highlight had to be set with Greg Osby, sax always adds a lot to Eyes (and Bird Song, another possibility).
Philly was always good for the occasional Hey Jude, and one of the only "Why Don't We Do It in the Road"
Excellent Truckin' as well, although I see that broke out tonight so we won't see that again until Jones Beach Saturday.
Band will be pumped, the energy was real good last year, the Lovelight was awesome, so I expect we'll see that as well.
Where do Zoners hang between sets? I'm heading for 6 in a row, so it would be nice to touch base with a few.
ill be at all as well not really a zoner but I jump in every once in a while.
Last year were very cool osby was great I thought the lineup last year was the best. I will miss both joan and Rob. Warren is always great but it gives it a different feel. I guess thats what the boys are looking for. New stuff! different feels each time around. were in 200s Sat 100s sun
Where the fuck is the setlist?
hey east COASTERS!!!!
>>>Where the fuck is the setlist?
and where the heck is your note of sarcasm.
SUPERFREAK JAM !!!
I'M *DEAD* BEEE-ACH ........
Anyone know what time the lots open today?
Tomorrow Never Knows
Definitely time for Bertha
i am thinking a high time and beartha and sugree
throwin on my favorite Redskin shirt and heading down to enemy territory-->Eagle country....ahhhhh but tonight they have Phil..plus the cheesesteaks and Yuengling can't be touched
looked at last years setlist above..as fine a show as there was all Summer..
may they shred Philly once again
...:::there Phil goes:::...
please O please let it be
what's policy for bringing in cameras to shows? wanna try, but don't want to get hassled...
you gotta sneak a camera in
anyone in northern nj heading down to camden in daytime, avoid the NJ Turnpike South between exits 9 to 7 - harsh traffic, lots of delays...
i agree no need to post what where and how long ago something was played, stay in the now and enjoy whatever rolls your way.
a call from Peggy-o in the lot reveeeeeaaaals
Warren Haynes @ The Mule Van
The Real Thing
Into The Blue
what is that white thing to Robert's right? A big candle? A statue? Chalk?
a towel on a stand
Tweeter Center's Franklin Plaza Entrance
Camden, NJ 8/7/04
The Real Thing
And It Stoned Me
Robert Hunter, Camden, NJ 8/7/04
Key To Your Room
Cats Down Under The Stars
New Speedway Boogie
Into The Blue
Boys In The Barroom
Boys In The Barroom...SWEET!!!!!
"On the day that I was born, Daddy sat down and cried...."
Expecting a Broken Arrow in Atlanta now.
Oh my! There's a ghost of a young girl on stage! SPOOKY. This is some weird shit. I wonder if this is one of those that only show up after you develop the film. Weiiiiiiiiiiiiird.
The Dead, Camden, NJ 8/7/04
Oh, I'm so happy for my friend MFM...damn dude!! Be looking forward to talking to ya!
I Know You Rider
is that alligator two shows in a row ?
names are withheld to protect the innocent and not so innocent ;)
great frickin pictures , almost as good as bein there
thanks for sharing Trob and the rest !
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rob's battery was dying but we got this much out of him in chat....
jam china cat Uncle Johns Lady with a Fan Morning Dew Terrapin Station I Know You Rider drums space Golden Road Viola (vs 1 & 2) Midnight Hour Viola (v3) Sat Night
we await a more detailed download
looks great, guys
Is America overweight? Yup!
Great pics guys!!!
The Dead, Camden, NJ 8/7/04
China Cat Sunflower> Jam>
@Uncle John's Band
Lady With A Fan>
Morning Dew> Jam>
I Know You Rider>
Viola Lee Blues(v1 & v2)>
Viola Lee Blues(v3)...
One More Saturday Night
enc: Cosmic Charlie
Man.......Gots to say that this leg the band just ain't being creative!
SAME OLD SHIT DAY AFTER DAY!
Am at this stage looking like the Jolly Green Giant. Envious of all who have seen this band.
God Bless The Dead.....4 ever the G.Dead.......and bring back the Q this fall. Variety is the spice of life.
WHy is everyone so fat!
1rst show for me this tour - first night boston - blew away this show (my second on this tour)- the energy/aura of camden - at least from the audience - there was a disconnect during the first set.
my third and final show - will be virginia (nissan) - probably with another terrapin - sigh :').
i admit that i am not a warren phan (not yet) - but the highlight of the first set was 'strange world' - and at mansfield - it was the best 'little more light' that i have ever heard - he vocals are more appealing than brent's.
more appealing than brent??
Just got in, not ready to post a lenghty review but need to say:
Much MUCH better then anticipated, good jam night.
Warren was very up front tonight.
4th row in front of Jeff, great crowd.
Alligator al la 1970 Easy Wind.
MONSTOR, HUGE second set pre drums.
PLQ does Golden Road better.
Too many folks, long lines for bathrooms during Smokestack.
Did I mention MONSTOR, HUGE pre drums???
Detailed review at a later date, need tequila.
that looks like a FUCKING AWESOME SHOW!
many I'm a JEALOUS WITH A CAPITAL J!
it's 2:15 here and this is literally my first (2 second) break since I got here at 7 pm.
glad you freakers enjoyed.
looks like some great pics also, lots of happy faces.
bet the sunset was killer lookin toward the left from on the lawn...
There ya go...
Movin across the water...
SWEET. I'm psyched and I wasn't even there!
1/2 way done the shift tonight, 6 more nights after that, and as the song playing behind me is clearly stating.
"I still got a long way to go..."
the most pshycadelic show in memory period.craziness!
Just got back from the show. It's 3 a.m. Fantastic show! I may look great on paper, but it was even better than it looks. The polar opposite of Scranton, just a few nights before. Definitely one of the best Dead shows I've ever seen, right up there with Camden last year.
>>> MONSTOR, HUGE second set pre drums.
real good show
>> why is everyone so fat ?
the bud is sticky
tasty beers are heavy
the food is deliscious
big t.v.s and a nice couch
my bicycle is rusty but my computers brand new
sex ? whats that ?
add a little "fuck it" i aint doin that
and there you have it
but damn look at that setlist its all good peeps !
>> why is everyone so fat ?
Give it time
You'll be there to
Its called age
I'm not fat; I'm big boned.
1st set set started off strong as hell - Warren leading the way. End of Set 1 was kind of weak.
2nd set was huge. Though Bobby screwed up the transition from China / Uncle and Phil was pissed. Bob had to stop playing and strap on the acoustic. Phil was upset and pointing - he stopped playing. The transition disintegrated. then they started up Uncle Johns. After that it was a smoking pre-drums. The Lady with a fan / Morning Dew, Terrapin, rider was sick. Then the whole Viola. Cosmic encore - unbelievable!!
>>WHy is everyone so fat!
ummm, i'm pregnant.. sorry if that grosses ya out but baby is growing and due in a few weeks..
guess we won't be posting any more pics
Looks like a pretty handsome group to me.....
Screw that guy post more pics if you want.
Some people are so rude.
It was an Awsome day yesterday looking forward to today. Hope everyone had fun.
Peace and Love
DAN!!! We're going again tonight~ you gonna be there????
beautiful weather, tripping crowd, lots of fun overall music a '5', cosmic charlie says it all about this one
>>>Phil was pissed. Bob had to stop playing and strap on the acoustic. Phil was upset and pointing.
These comments are always funny to me. Pissed? Are you serious? These guys have made more mistakes playing with each other than you've taken breaths - if they got pissed - they'd have stopped playing with each other about 30 years ago.
they may get fustrated or even tired of each other - but pissed, I doubt it.
can we get a hard definition of the word 'pissed'?
might as well define 'frustrated' too.
A 5?that shit was crazy. I felt like i was in 1970
Scarlet I will be there. Got to the lot late yestrday so I couldn't look for any Zoners.
You gonna try for the same lot today? I'll look for you guys.
not to burst anyines bubble, love warran to death, but cmon, these shows suck, its too much warren, feel bad for the pople who dont like him, and he aint jerry!! why they gotta make him like hes jerry, comes a time?? wharf rat?? the dream is gone...soon you will not hear his voice, drumz is the best part of the show. the dead need to hang it up. feels like the 70'S?? haha pleeeeeeeeeease feels like the there is no dead period, no energy, these shows are for people who have never seen the dead or people that just want to hold on they cant let go, and it aint ever 20% of what it used to be, i feel bad for new comers. joan osborne?? hahaha at least that dud is gone tho
HELLO! Jerry was fat you judgemental asshole!
DONT FUCK WITH MY HEROES
review the show not the pics
You can go now Jimmy.
Thanks for your review and when your band starts playing amphitheatres give us a call..
Oh and i dont see any fat people in those pics, all I see are ASSHOLES
**wishing DD & I could have made it**
nice set list...looks like a hot show...sorry i missed it...i'm going tonight though...where's the zoner hang-out?
dan and billy sunday ~ emotw with celly #. gonna try for those lower lots again (by the bridge). we should be there around 3ish or so.
Billy what up man, BIG Wharf Rats meeting last night. Hope to see you there bro.
I was pretty disappointed by the show. The setlist was AWESOME but I didn't get a sense that the show had any flow to it, unlike SPAC, which was a great one. Also, I heard dreadful mistakes during china cat and Lady with a fan that were the product of sloppiness.
Strange World Ripped. Warren had a Nice solo on Dew and good vox all night but looked fatigued and seemed a step slow.
Hopefully they'll rip it like I know they can at PNC and Jones beach...
will do Dan...i'll be there tonight...very cool
If you dont like crazy disjointed experimental improvisational pshycadelia you would have hated this show.
Same old shit as one guy put it! No flow as another! Where you at the same show I was????
Smoking!!!! I am not sure we will see better in the next 6 dam I hate starting off with the best!
Take a little powder take a little salt!!!!!
Hah!!!!! Judge decreed it !!!!!
No shit CF. aside from a few miscues that they had, they came right back and just kept it going. I've never heard these guys so polished before. Show was jammy and kind of mellow throughout but tight and on.
The light show was AMAZING! All kinds of visuals going on. Unbelievable. Took the liquid light show to the next level IMO.
Can't wait for tonight.
Get your dancin shoes on and lookout.
Second set was huge - I mean HUGE!!! C'mon China>UJB>Lady>Dew>Terrapin>Rider - all before drums?!?! Craziness!!
Warren nailed the Terrapin and the Dew - it was blissful. Fun fun fun day all the way around. Time to get back over there and do it again today!! The Golden Rd. out of a super trippy space started with a huge flash of light that just put me over the top for the rest of the show. We were on the lawn right behind the speaker and that shit was good n' loud. The only Bobby goof I remembered was on Midnight hour - but who friggin' cared at that point! The place had a peaceful gentle buzz flowing through it. Or at least I did!
Great show last night.... here are some photos I took. You see Taper Rob in some of the shots doing his thing....Dual Laptops baby!!! Check him out!!
I'm still recovering from last night. The jams were so intense and crazy, that w/o your guys' help, I'd never be able to piece together a setlist. One of the best concerts I've seen, ever. The whole 1st set is a highlight reel and the second set pre-drums... this is a case where you can infer show quality from the setlist. Phish is going to have to really step it up if they're going to top that.
Warren, I love you!!
Second cup of coffee and six hours of sleep, review time.
Beautiful day, perfect weather. Took the ferry over around 5:00, always the way to go, very pleasent. Checked out the Jerry artwork and then strolled down to Shakedown which has been moved from the northern parking lot into the field next to the Aquarium. Good move, easier to deak with. Pretty mellow scene but I did see some yellow shirts hasseling a few groups. Time to head in.
Catch Warren at the Mule Van just as we arrive, heard Glory Road and Real Thing before going in. Minor search, none of the "empty your pockets" like last year, much nicer. No crowds at this point (6:15).
Check out our seats, fourth row just to the left of Jeff, stacks right in front of us, could be a loud night. Head up to the lawn to find some friends, really nice evening, cool and breezy. Hunter comes on around 6:50, hear the first few tunes up on the lawn, head in for a beer and back to the seats, still not too crowded.
Rough first half of a set for Hunter, tuning problems, etc., but he eventually gets a groove going and the second half of his set is very nice capped off by a fantastic full throated Boys in the Bar Room.
Boys hit the stage at 8:10, minor tuning and right into a nice jam that settles into Alligator. Tighter then I expected right away, good beat like a 1970 Easy Wind, slower then a Q version. Nice jamming out of this, not Q level but still good, eventually working into Half Step. Not a tune I would have picked but very well done especially the wind up at the end. Short jam out of this into Mr. Charlie. This tore up, very very good. Comes to a stop, Broken Arrow up next. Very well done, nothing over the top but then you wouldn't expect that on this tune. Everything still good. Strange World up next, this didn't do much for me, not a song that will have a long shelf life IMO but Jimmy (who had been down in the mix up till now) shredded this one. If that's the Mickey tune for the night I can live with it since I didn't have to listen to him sing! This winds down into Smokestack and it seemed weird seeing Bobby sing this with Warren standing there but no problem. Time for a bathroom break though and this seems as good a time as any, WRONG!!! Every line at every bathroom had 50 people in it, hard to believe, back to the seat for Casey Jones and hold the bladder until late in the break. CJ well done, obligatory rave up at the end. First set thoughts; started out hot, leveled off for the last half.
Visited with friends during the break and was able eventually to get into a bathroom, lines for the mens rooms but none for the ladies, bizzaro world!
Second set starts out strong, nice China Cat into a long jam where it becomes obvious at some point that they're not going into Rider. Slightly rough transition into UJB but it sounded great once they got going. LONG jam out of this that eventually winds into Terrapin (the list says they stopped before this but I don't think so). Really wild Terrapin, long adventerous jams during the "Shed light" section. This winds down into DEW!!!!!! Warren nailed this, really well done, long outro jam that Phil had to force back into the "Inspiration" section where we finish off Terrapin. This entire section was monsterous, fantastic jams and great energy. Expecting drums but wait, there's more! Another slightly forced transition into Rider but again once they got going it was great. Drums/Space seemed perfunctory, nothing really stands out except that it seemed to go on a bit to long, especially when the payoff is Bobby's tepidly paced Golden Road. This was the one part of the show where the energy level dropped off for me but this was quickly forgiven with the first notes of VIOLA!!! This was huge, great out there jams and a segue into Midnight Hour after the second verse. Nice MH, pretty standard, then back into a ragging third verse of Viola. The Viola suite was the meat of the post drums, really well done. OMSN to send us off and a Cosmic Charlie encore to send everybody home (I was on my way to make the first ferry for the encore so I can't comment on it).
Impressions are that while the PLQ is a Maserrati screaming down a twisty mountain road this lineup is a Bently taking you down the highway in class and comfort. These guys don't quite get that edge that I love about the Q but they do provide a smooth, powerful, ride that gets you there in a different way. Crowd did seem disconnected at times. I think we got lucky with a jam filled set list (for this band) and it'll be interesting to see what they come up with tonight and how it stacks up, I'd expect more "songs" tonight but we'll just have to wait and see. Good time, better then I expected but then I went in with low expectations. Thanks boys!
Jimmy U R AMAZING..Ha..
Nice pics thanks for sharing..
whoever wrote..>>Phish is going to have to really step it up if they're going to top that.
That is classic
I really enjoyed myself at this show. I really have to give the guys a lot of credit for being able to still create different music from these songs after all of these years. My first impression was that up until the post drums, the guys were really together, and creative as opposed to tight. After reading some of the reviews of the previos night's show, I expected the jams to be clusterfreaks, but instead they were quite dynamic and creative.
The first set was very, very well played. Alligator was strong and thorough. Half-step was a lot of fun. Broken Arrow really surprised me. It sounded much better than the GD versions. Having Bob and Warren on the vocals as well, along with the guitar solos which were inspired. Bob's daughter onstage was a really nice touch. Seeing Bob having children at his age and seeing the band play this well at this age really inspires a great deal.
I'll look forward to hearing the soundboard of this show for Casey Jones, since towards the end of the song the crowd was so loud that you couldn't hear all of the music which was at a dizzying pace.
Set 2. I agree with the previous reviewer concerning the transition out of China Cat, it disintegrated into nothing, but from then onto the drums, it was truly inspiring. Warren did a really nice job during Morning Dew. (On a side note, throughout the night, it was nice to see the older guys in the band really turn the juice towards the end of Warren and Jimmy's solos, as I said earlier, the band was listening to each other a lot and responding to each other when good work was being done).
During Drums, Mickey had some different instruments this time round. The music was quite pleasant. Space was very melodic, towards the beginning, there was some nice playing which reminded me a bit of Victim Or The Crime. The band "turned the corner" with a nice piano solo by Jeff, who showed a lot of body language and emotion throughout the night. The rest of the evening was fun from a setlist standpoint, but it was on cruise control, no jamming to speak of. The fun part was when Mickey began the drum roll into Midnight Hour, and the video camera was on Bob, who shrugged his shoulders because he had no idea what Mickey had just led them into. Warren helped out Bob and then Bob took it from there to produce a decent ďreadingĒ of the song.
If the entire show had been like the post-drums, I would have been disappointed, but fortunately it was not.
Based on what I saw, would I see this band again? Yes. I expect to there for the next tour.
Lastly, this was a late show. First set did not start until 8:15. 2nd set did not start until 10:10. The show ended at 12:15 AM.
Taperrob, thanks for all the timely set lists and all of the great pictures. To the keepers of this web site, thank you, this is truly a wonderful resource to have.
One last thing, why not distribute DVD's of these shows like the CD's?
great pics jimmy.
that last one is sweet with the stage below and the screens above.
looks like everyone had a fine time.
enjoy again tonight...
Great time as always at Camden.
I thought the venue was very kind to the Heads indeed. Booze flowing like water (not necessarily my preference, but enjoyed by many a Head). Margaritas, JD, beers in guitars, right through the encore.
Much dancing in the aisles, the 200s were packed with people having a rocking good time, especially during I Know You Rider. Started out down in Section 100, a little too far right for my taste, so I watched the second set from 202 dead center. Longest aisle in the world, 75 seats across, not great for a bathroom break but fortunately the seats have lots of leg room.
Sound and lights both excellent from the center, as could be expected. Truly excellent job on the lighting this year.
As for the songs, I'll confine myself to the 2nd set. China - UJB a real surprise. Not sure that Bobby gains anything by switching to the acoustic. Changing guitars during the jam definitely interrupts the flow, and I can never real hear the acoustic in the mix that well anyway. Nonetheless, the song selection up to the drums was choice. Warren does an excellent Dew, no doubt about it.
I thought Golden Road was also excellent and Viola too. Not sure that I need MH every time the show runs until 12, liked that tune back in the 80s when they used to do it, now I'd rather they bring something else into the mix, like "What's Going On (Marvin Gaye, a la Los Lobos).
Hot Saturday Night, glad they played it before the E: as I headed for the doors after that. Caught the open of Cosmic Charlie and headed out.
Parking was excruciating coming in around 6, took an entire hour, most of it sitting still. Otherwise, a nice venue for the disconcerning Head.
Thanks to all for the pix and the reviews/feedback, nice to interact on the board here.
What time zone is this clock on?
I'm posting this message at 1:38 p.m.
"not to burst anyines bubble, love warran to death, but cmon, these shows suck, its too much warren, feel bad for the pople who dont like him, and he aint jerry!!....feels like the there is no dead period, no energy....aint ever 20% of what it used to be..."
Hey Dmarris - It would take a complete idiot not to know that this is the case before you bought your tickets. Why do you even bother going?
first of all lando, bite my ass. second i went to one show because im a big warren supporter, good friend of mine. love the "grateful dead" not the "lets make pretend DEAD". no matter how much you try to be positive about it, and no matter how many "new" shows you go to, it sucks. its all the same songs over and over jus a few days apart, you see, that used to be ok becasue jerry was alive and every song his voice might jus get alittle crazier, his giutar might jus do somethin alittle more spectacular...that was what it was ALL ABOUT. now its all the "jams" are jus spacy fumbling that lasts too long and half the time go now where. its like, hey lets see how manytimes they mess up, 5? 6? 7? times...please. and as much as i LOVE warren, i cant stand him singing comes a time, wharf rat, stella blue, alllll those jerry songs, ITS TOO FAKE. so all you people that wanna go travel around the whole country with the gypsies and the runnaway dreadheaded wannabe hippies haha good for you, your better off saving your money and doing something productive with it, go on a european vacation, go see something new, cuz ITS OVER, JERRY IS GONE, THE KING IS GOING, AND THE DEAD....ITS A FAKE FIX. no offence warren, love you, mule rules.
go back to phish tour.
i was at the show my review can be found in the 5 spots remaining on the bnp i am doing right now for this show. in the philfreak tape and trade of course
Some folks just live for tearing down what others enjoy. It's not enough that they like a certain order in their world....they must destroy other people's order as well. Words are powerful....use them carefully.
IS THIS HOW YOU TRULY FEEL?
MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO ON PHISH TOUR AND LISTEN TO BOUNCE AROUND THE ROOOM AND YOU ENJOY MYSELF EVERY 4TH NIGHT. OR GO SEE THE MULE DO EVERY NIGHT SOULSHINE
JERRY IS NOT THERE AND ITS NOT THE SAME AND THERE NOT TRYING TO BE. THEY ARE SIMPLY PLAYING THERE MUSIC AND PLAYING FOR THE MOST PART REALLY GREAT.
I STILL RATHER BE AT A DEAD SHOW THEN ANY OTHER PLACE ELSE.
stepped back in for show #2 of the Summer
(((((((FUCKING FAR THE FUCK OUT MAN)))))))
...everything promised was delivered to us...
and we didn't even need to gild the lily or offer jewels to the ever so timeless sunset
In other words..everything that I was hoping for last Saturday in Boston came cascading through last night..wave after wave after wave. The peaks and valleys of 7/31 had me smiling sporadically..last night the perma grin was in effect. As the show went on it seemed like everyone was just beaming away brighter and brighter.
Arrived on scene a bit late, really nice to see my Philly buds smiling away in anticipation of their hometown shows..high fives around and a kind hug from ~Momma-de-Riley~ and awesome vibes were spreading far and wide in the land of the liberty bell
sitting center stage towards the back was pretty chill
Jam into Alligator and it was evident that the energy from an amped up crowd was being delivered onto the stage like a grooved fast ball that would consequently be hammered out of the park. The boys were stretching their legs and finding a real nice space.
The "Rio Grandeeeoooos" in 1/2 Step were fucking reverent..fat man on our minds in a major way. Candace flexed a bit at this point...small green and blue shimmering starburts booming and melting on the screens.
soon after and the groovefest was ON!!!!!
a kickass Mr. Charlie during which they passed around the jams proper style..everyone getting time to rip a get down phunky jam and then pass that magic wand around the stage..
MIX IT ALL TOGETHER WITH SOME ALLIGATOR WINE
I was really really hoping for a Broken Arrow..this was MUCH more than I bargained for...I mentioned the "perma grin" above. I want to state that this was not due to ME getting my set(of course that helps)It was a direct result of the overwhelming sense of Grateful Dead Family and love that I felt during this song. Soft lights on Phil as he flowed the love..devils kicking back in their spaceship..and Bobby's little girl on the stage. I thought it was so cool seeing him stand there with his daughter. And then it happened..
His little girl picked a yellow ballon that had settled beside of her only to run to the front of the stage and let it flyyyyyyyy. The first few sections went crazy..it must have made her so happy. Like Emerson said
and we/she did indeed
found out exactly how harsh the bathroom lines were during Strage Wolrd, the absurdity of it all wound up making for some good comedy
Stepped back into what seemed to be a wonderfully weird Smokestack
Casy Jones didn't quite get to the frenetic PLQ style ending..they revvvvved it good non the less. Jeff had a cool extended jam.
*setbreak* was good for a few laughs..rapped with the hotties that settled down in front of us
UNCLE JOHNS BAND!!!!
PLAYING TO THE TIDE AND RESTORING ORDER TO THE GD UNIVERSE
the jam in wasn't the smoothest transition but it was so nice to hear them spark that sweet riff..felt as if I was surfing as we rode the wave
LADY WITH A FAN
it was at this point that I realized that this show didn't have flow..it was better than that..it had a..
~~~cascading dimension tumbling domino effect~~~
really just breaking down barriers and tumbling onward into new levels awesomeness
WTF THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!
it seemed to have a quick pace, it also had the most important factor that needs to be with regards to a heavy Jerry song..
I didn't miss him...HE WAS WITH US
Lady>Dew>Terrapin..it was as good as it looks
and there's the Rider bookend..air guitars aplenty as we stomped our way into D/S
Golden Road had us cascading into a glowing new dimension..everyone dancing hard and having fun
the Viloa Lee>Midnight Hour>Viola Lee dimension was just flat out rowdy Saturday night pound your beer, howl at the moon and shake your bones rock and roll
Saturday night was the dosed cherry on top
Phil spoke of "the circle" during donar rap..his words rang true
Cosmic was the perfect choice to send us on our merry ways and beams. I spoke of Jimmy and Warren being the "band of brothers" earlier..well during Cosmic there was a point when they blacked out the stage and had the lights shining down on Phil and Bobby..as I looked down upon them I could feel the revlolution of the 60's...I could sense Pig, Brent and Jerry...
a band of brothers..yes indeeded
As fine a time as I've had in a long time. The thing about life is that sometimes, try as we might, our souls get ragged by the rigors of the day to day. Rat race BS, shallow dead souls, geo-political scene that seems to grow darker by the day..
it's shows like last night that align the soul and guide ya back to the righteous path
THANK PHIL, BOBBY, MICKEY, BILLY, WARREN, JIMMY AND JEFF!!!!!!
.......::the first you wanted, the last I do::.......
bring on Jerzzzz and the big stage on the sea
Charlies checkin in for the first time in a ling while. Had a good time last night, row K right off the Phil-side stack. The band must've known I was in attendance...charlie tunes x 2... lots of water references... hi lites for me were the Gator (much better than last year's versions (compare to Jerriweather), Mr. Charlie (not a favorite even tho that's my name, bit this one rawked with nice jams) and UJB... it did indeed look like everyone abandoned Bob at the peak of the China-> transition, leaving him eventually playing the famous riff by himself until it faded into a spacey transition, but I'm not sure that it wasn't planned, but the jam in UJB really went places and was extended.
Now to Warren... This line up is now the "Warren show"... doesn't real sound like what you would think when you hear the name "The Dead." It is close to greatness... but what Warren really needs to do is to LET GO... he had sweet leads on guitar and sweet vocals all night...very solid and polished, but all night remaining in the box, staying within himself... to bring this band to the next level, Warren needs to let it go (I know, way easier said than done)... Last point is that Jimmy is one step from being off stage, literally... if he remains, that guy has a LOT of humility.
>>these shows are for people who have never seen the dead
Or people who like great music and a good time. Guess you can't recognize either so either stay away or fug off, because you don't have to like it but please don't try to tell all of us that see it for what it is that it sucks. (and yes, I have seen the GD many times)
>>JERRY IS GONE
no shit. I never expected to see Jerry or the Grateful Dead at a The Dead show. I'm just enjoying the ride for what it is.
great show to end my run.....little bit of a ruff start to me---got lost in camden, should have listened a little better to rastafari, nice scenic view.....had a run in with a state cop and five camden squad cars---you going to the concert?? do you have anything in your pockets??? welcome to NJ...
get in the show just as their coming on---get up into the lawn after i find the crew we're meeting
this band is really gelling----much better than any other post jerry incarnations...really starting to love Jeff's playing--really fits well, almost keeps bobby in line or should i say the band in line with bobby....have to leave a bit early---but heard the encore from on our walk back to our lot.
>>>Last point is that Jimmy is one step from being off stage, literally... if he remains, that guy has a LOT of humility.
You are out of your fucking mind, and I strongly suggest a good hearing aid to boot. You obviously know what not you speak.
How is that for being a judgemental asshole?
The end to China Cat was a mess, but otherwise, a very clean, fun, funkyish show. Great to hear Warren do the Dew. Thank you Phil.
Took me a while to sit down and post. had to get all my bearings straight. I just had a blast. Setlist was excellant. The boys were playing great. Atmosphere in the parking lot was filled with energy. All in all had a great show. Only bad thing was the pat down at the gate. Ran into some trouble there, but eventually got in.
>>>"....I'm still recovering from last night. The jams were so intense and crazy, that w/o your guys' help, I'd never be able to piece together a setlist."
Well said, Dirkstar. We all got together in the lot afterward, looked at each other, and said, "What the hell just happened???" Dont know why so many bathrooms breaks during Smokestack.... i thought it was fantastic. And hey.. without mistakes and recovery onstage, it wouldnt be the Dead. Goin back to sleep now...
I just spoke with a buddy here at work who saw the show, and he said although it looks amazing on paper, it just wasn't quite "over the top." Fun, for sure, and pretty well played, but he wasn't blown away. Sounds like the same reaction me and my friends had on Friday night at Great Woods, where the list looks fantastic, but the playing didn't seem particularly spectacular.
the show SMOKED front to end
thought it petered out a lil at the strangeworld and smokestack then a rousing casey jones to end a VERY SHORT 1st set
2nd set they blew the doors off the joint and didnt look back
a WHOPPPER of a set that gave me goose bumps
bobby gettin all confuzzled and grabbin the acoustic
and phil GLARING
could read it in his eyes
"FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, KEEP UP BOB!!!!!!!!!!!"
hehehehe not as bad as it was with osby last year but.... well, you know
even so WHAT A FUCKIN NITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
alligator openener????? huh??????? whoa nelly ya knew it was on
alligator, 1/2 step, mr charlie broken arrow
came out of the gate STRONG
and that 2nd set, my oh my
good seein all you freakers, and sorry i missed some
but WOW, nice work
camden DONE, bring on pnc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>>alligator openener????? huh??????? whoa nelly ya knew it was on
hells yeah dude
I am going to offer a long-term perspective, as someone who has seen shows stretching back 32 years, but who never followed the band around or went to a lot of shows...
To begin with, I really enjoyed the Saturday camden show. I have not seen any incarnation of the band, except for a very early Ratdog, since Jerry's death. I passed on the 1995 tour, but did take both of my daughters (aged 8 and 10 at the time) on successive nights in the prior year.
This is a much better band than the late era Grateful Dead, because although Garcia was still capable of moments of sheer incandesance, there was an awful lot of slop in between, and the band seemed bored.
This is simply a different band then the early 70's, too. Technically, they are better musicians, the technology of putting on a concert has improved hugely, and the sound is far denser and much more complex than early 70's Dead. The early 70's version of the band leaned on Garcia in a big way, and his slow decline left a hole that none of the others could really fill.
In any event, I went without expectations, although I had friends who attended last year, who raved about the shows. I expected a different band, and was not surprised to get a different band.
Different does not mean bad, however, and what i saw and heard was a unit that crackled with energy, even as they still seemed to be trying to fit themselves together into a seamless unit. Warren Haynes struck me as a cross between Garcia and Dr. John, with a touch of Duane Allman thrown in for good measure. He brings a lot to the table, and fits in well. Jimmy Henning was a bit of a puzzle to me. I have not seen him since he was with Aquarium Rescue Unit, perhaps 7 years ago. He seemed to step back a bit, but also seemed to be trying to work himself into the mix, rather than just play his own solos.
Bob weir is still an absolutely unique guitarist. He doesn't play lead, and he doesn't really play rythym, either. I can't stand his playing in Ratdog, but it works with the Dead...don't ask me why.
For an old fart like me, I particularly enjoyed having them pull out and play a lot of the songs that they had retired after Pigpen died. I also enjoyed the energy level that the band projected, although I did not think that the space section got off the ground after the Victim or the Crime tease. On the whole, while there is a hole left by Garcia that will never be filled in the same way, there is certainly a lot of good music left in this bunch. I think I won't wait ten years for the next one.
Hey Stan, if you enjoyed saturday night then make sure that you catch Phils band next time around, they are the lineup that is still carrying the flame (as good as these guys are). Not to be missed.
1st set highlight was the opening Alligator - JAM!!!! - FINALLY they do a decent jam out of Alligator instead of just petering into the next song!!! The jam hinted Caution in a big way (why the fuck are they NOT doing this w/Warren? Or are they saving it for the middle of next week down in Bum-Fuck-Ville NC?). Unfortunately it went into Half Step but at least not a Mickey song. Rest of 1st set OK but way too short.
2nd set, OMFUG!!!!! THIS set is why I'm going to 13 in a row - to catch this ONE set!!!! If anyone wants to know my musical taste THIS set is the FUCKIN' MONSTER SET OF ALL FUCKIN TIME!!!! They went DEEP and LONG, exploring everything very thoroughly, giving the setlist A LOT of thought by breaking things up (China-Rider, Terrapin, Viola). This was the most deep and thouroughly explored set of the run. It also exceeded 2 hours so as to make up for the 1st set.
this show was hot all around i loved it so much it was just that good bring on pnc
The Dew is played at warp fuckin speed. Thing is though, it works. Listen to Dew from Bonnaroo, slow, soulful, soaring. This one is just ripping straight through. Very high energy. Both are great, but unmistakably different.
right on side show bob !!! that show is what keeps me coming back for more, in fact "it's
what pushes me along". that second set is JUST
WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED ! I haven't had time to read all these reviews but I'm sure someone will find fault in it somewhere. I overheard some people the next day say it was the weakest show of the tour, LMFAO. I almost fell off my chair, literally.
I did both Camden's (and the blood drive ) and all I can say is WOW.
welcome back stan ; )
>>>>the best 'little more light' that i have ever heard - he vocals are more appealing than brent's.<<<<
this is exactly why you have to take these reviews with a grain of salt. I wish people would have the balls to fill out there profile so we can see who is saying what. I see many people that do fill out the profile but don't leave there
age, please do, it means everything, cause if you really weren't "there" than you should be careful what you say here. oh ya by the way, the
name of the brent song you saw him sing soooo....
many times is actually called "just a little light" but you probably knew that.
I got my son in law here... Trying to convice him the d\Dead played a Metallica song... What was it?
They did Nothing Else Matters... but not at this show.
I keep listening to 8/7's Morning Dew. Man.. Warren has taken that song over. Excellent.
i just got the 8/7 show in the mail my god this show was awsome
Well, this show is a really great one. I am looking forward to having more in my collection. My first ever Dead show was on 8/19/04 in Atlanta.