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On 5/21/2019 at 1:57 PM, WhoTom said:

Seeing The Who tonight!

Where are you? Section 138....row 12 here. Met some Bill's fans in the parking lot.

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14 hours ago, Gugny said:

 

Awesome!!!  Looking forward to your Night Two review!!!

Korn was amazing. 

*****. Tornadoes heading toward 50,000 campers. Tulsa already *****.

If I don't report in the morning....at least my tent will make a good body bag....

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We don't get a lot of big shows pass through here, so I'm pretty psyched to see Joe Bonamassa in September down in Christchurch.

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9 hours ago, BUFFALOKIE said:

Korn was amazing. 

*****. Tornadoes heading toward 50,000 campers. Tulsa already *****.

If I don't report in the morning....at least my tent will make a good body bag....

Well no major catastrophe at the festival, other than a bunch of tore up tents and tons of mud. I woke up early and skidaddled. I have been there since Thursday afternoon and between hot and humid days, two stormy  nights, miles and miles of walking, many, many beers, ear busting music, throat killing screaming, and more beer, I am spent. Another day of bad weather no longer sounded fun.

 

Overall though, what a fantastic time! 

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15 minutes ago, BUFFALOKIE said:

Well no major catastrophe at the festival, other than a bunch of tore up tents and tons of mud. I woke up early and skidaddled. I have been there since Thursday afternoon and between hot and humid days, two stormy  nights, miles and miles of walking, many, many beers, ear busting music, throat killing screaming, and more beer, I am spent. Another day of bad weather no longer sounded fun.

 

Overall though, what a fantastic time! 

 

Glad you're safe and that you had a blast, dude.

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On 5/25/2019 at 6:25 PM, RaoulDuke79 said:

Where are you? Section 138....row 12 here. Met some Bill's fans in the parking lot.

 

We bought lawn seats, but when we got there, they offered us pavilion upgrades for $10/each, so we ended up in section 144, row LL. (Left of the stage, looking at the stage.)

 

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1 minute ago, WhoTom said:

 

We bought lawn seats, but when we got there, they offered us pavilion upgrades for $10/each, so we ended up in section 144, row LL. (Left of the stage, looking at the stage.)

 

Nice.....I thought it was a good show. They still sound good. Im glad the weather held out. We got caught in a monsoon and a DUI checkpoint on the way home.  Thankfully my father in law was driving.

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We just got back from the Summer Camp Music Fest in Chillicothe IL. Saw a guy in a throwback Bills hat watching the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Was this one of you guys? If so, I'm the guy in the Panama hat who said "Go Bills" when I walked by.

 

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Just found out I'm going to Dallas on Friday to see Paul McCartney. My wife bought them for me for my birthday. Then driving right back to Houston the next day to see Weird Al Yankovic with a full orchestra. 

 

I saw Sir Elton John back in December. Seeing Sir Paul McCartney this Friday. and The Rolling Stones with lead singer Sir Mick Jagger in July (Rescheduled from April). Three men that are literal music royalty in seven months. Not too shabby. 

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Got back last night from 2 Dead and Company💀 shows at the Gorge Amphitheater in WA. Good shows and great time playing music in the campground. Enjoying some much needed recovery at home.😎

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On 5/27/2019 at 12:45 PM, WhoTom said:

We just got back from the Summer Camp Music Fest in Chillicothe IL. Saw a guy in a throwback Bills hat watching the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Was this one of you guys? If so, I'm the guy in the Panama hat who said "Go Bills" when I walked by.

 

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love summercamp, went three years in a row about 8-10 years ago....great sized festival, beautiful grounds...love that you can just walk around everywhere with coolers. Nice fest, too bad I can never return (friends reunion/ryder cup style golf tourney is memorial day weekend now)

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Just got back from seeing two Dead and Company shows at the Gorge in WA. 

Absolutely beautiful venue. Probably the best in the country. The first night was cold as all get out. Second night was warm and lovely. Great sets, great sunsets, great fans, great time. Absolutely unforgettable experience. There is NOTHING on earth quite like a Grateful Dead show. 

Oh, and I saw two different Bills fans there! We're everywhere!



 

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I saw that view of the Gorge the other night.  I couldn't believe it was that beautiful of a setting.  I am doing Camden(not a horrible view, but nothing like that).  Really looking forward to it, they have been breaking out some D&C debuts which is nice.

 

 

12 minutes ago, Logic said:

Just got back from seeing two Dead and Company shows at the Gorge in WA. 

Absolutely beautiful venue. Probably the best in the country. The first night was cold as all get out. Second night was warm and lovely. Great sets, great sunsets, great fans, great time. Absolutely unforgettable experience. There is NOTHING on earth quite like a Grateful Dead show. 

Oh, and I saw two different Bills fans there! We're everywhere!



 

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2 minutes ago, The Poojer said:

I saw that view of the Gorge the other night.  I couldn't believe it was that beautiful of a setting.  I am doing Camden(not a horrible view, but nothing like that).  Really looking forward to it, they have been breaking out some D&C debuts which is nice.

 

 


Yep. It Must Have Been the Roses was a beautiful bust-out. 

They also did an absolutely lovely Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall on the second night.

The version of Ripple they did to close out night 1 was so gentle and sweetly sung and played. There's a video of it on Youtube if you're interested.

Bobby is starting to look mighty, um...weathered. Like Father Time. With his cowboy hat and pancho on night 1, he looked like he could jump on a horse and ride off into the sunset at any moment. 

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He may be looking weathered but he puts up videos of his workouts at the cities they have been stopping in, both for D&C and Wolf Brothers, the dude seems to be in pretty damned good shape which is a nice change from a few years ago

 

3 minutes ago, Logic said:


Bobby is starting to look mighty, um...weathered. Like Father Time. With his cowboy hat and pancho on night 1, he looked like he could jump on a horse and ride off into the sunset at any moment. 

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2 minutes ago, The Poojer said:

He may be looking weathered but he puts up videos of his workouts at the cities they have been stopping in, both for D&C and Wolf Brothers, the dude seems to be in pretty damned good shape which is a nice change from a few years ago

 


Agreed. And I hope he keeps touring forever. But the way he moves now, the whiteness of his beard...I'm just saying that the years are catching up to him.

He claims -- and I think he's right -- that he has played more live shows than any musician in the history of planet earth. Incredible.

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2 hours ago, Logic said:

Bobby is starting to look mighty, um...weathered. Like Father Time. With his cowboy hat and pancho on night 1, he looked like he could jump on a horse and ride off into the sunset at any moment. 

 

With or without his uncle?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, WhoTom said:

 

With or without his uncle?

 

 

That was John Phillips...

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25 minutes ago, T&C said:

That was John Phillips...

 

I know, but the Dead made it famous, and Bobby did the vocals.

 

Phillips was so wasted when he wrote the song that he forgot having written it. It wasn't until a royalty check came in from Judy Collins' recording of it that his memory started to come back.

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, WhoTom said:

 

I know, but the Dead made it famous, and Bobby did the vocals.

 

Phillips was so wasted when he wrote the song that he forgot having written it. It wasn't until a royalty check came in from Judy Collins' recording of it that his memory started to come back.

 

 

 

Ahh... the good old days. Never heard a Judy Collins version of it, I'll have to youtube that.

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40 minutes ago, WhoTom said:

 

I know, but the Dead made it famous, and Bobby did the vocals.

 

Phillips was so wasted when he wrote the song that he forgot having written it. It wasn't until a royalty check came in from Judy Collins' recording of it that his memory started to come back.

 

 

 


One of the great songwriting stories in american history.

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20 minutes ago, Logic said:


One of the great songwriting stories in american history.

 

For anyone who doesn't know and is interested, you can read the story here: https://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stories-ever-told-me-and-my-uncle

 

Side note: I have a book called "The Grateful Dead and Philosophy"  - each chapter is an essay written by an actual philosopher. The chapter on "Me and My Uncle" is subtitled, "On the Ethics of Leaving His Dead Ass There by the Side of the Road."

 

 

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Listening to the Friday night show now, it sounds incredible. Jeff C keeps moving more out front in each tour and i'm loving it.  Johnny Boy is also doing a really nice job!

 

5 hours ago, Logic said:

Just got back from seeing two Dead and Company shows at the Gorge in WA. 

Absolutely beautiful venue. Probably the best in the country. The first night was cold as all get out. Second night was warm and lovely. Great sets, great sunsets, great fans, great time. Absolutely unforgettable experience. There is NOTHING on earth quite like a Grateful Dead show. 

Oh, and I saw two different Bills fans there! We're everywhere!



 

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5 minutes ago, The Poojer said:

Listening to the Friday night show now, it sounds incredible. Jeff C keeps moving more out front in each tour and i'm loving it.  Johnny Boy is also doing a really nice job!

 


Agreed.

The second set of the first night and the first set of the second night are my favorites. As I said earlier, make sure to check out that Ripple encore from night 1. One of the most beautiful versions I've ever heard, INCLUDING versions with Jerry.

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Saw two amazing concerts this weekend. Friday the wife and I drove up to Dallas from Houston. Unrelated to the concert, we checked out the JFK museum on the 6th floor of the book depository and Dealey Plaza. Fascinating place. 

 

That night, saw Paul McCartney. Awesome show. It was at Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers) in Arlington. Sat about 20 rows behind home plate. Perfect for baseball, but still not bad for a concert. Played everything from Beatles, to Wings, to solo. Even played Something, and Mr. Kite. Let Me Roll It ended with Foxy Lady. Pyrotechnics during Live and Let Die. Three hours show, nonstop. Also very engaging, telling the stories behind a lot of songs. Didn't play a few songs I was hoping for, but when you have a catalog as big as his, he could play for six hours and not hit all of the songs everybody wants to hear. His voice isn't what it once was, but find me someone whose is at that age. Still wasn't bad at all. One of the best concerts I've ever seen. 

 

Next morning we woke up, packed up, and made it back to Houston (Just in time due to a three hour traffic jam that took us 5 miles because of construction) for Weird Al Yankovic. Had seats about 15 rows back. Weird Al was my first concert when I was about 13. This one was a little different than his usual tours, because he did it with a full backing orchestra. So the setlist was a bit different from others, because he took advantage of the orchestra, and played songs that he couldn't do justice on a regular tour, so of course there were some sacrifices, which is understandable. Amish Paradise (which is Gangster's Paradise) sounded absolutely beautiful. If you've never seen him live, do yourself a favor and go. One of the most underappreciated live acts I've ever seen. 

 

SIDE NOTE: Why do people spend $300+ dollars on concert tickets, just to leave before the encore, which is usually their most popular song? Just to beat traffic by 20 minutes? Just stay home at that point.

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