Happy 60th B-day Jerry!!!
can anyone suggest a decent hotel in St. Louis? I don't want to try to camp this time around & last time thru the city, I just drove on to Louisville.. surely some local can hook me up with info?
there is a Hampton Inn not far from the Fox.
the theatre is downtown so there are lots of hotels nearby. Might have to drive a little to find cheap rooms tho. Do a search on ST. LOuis and find Chamber Of Commerce or hotels or whatever.
Me and a friend booked a night at the Days Inn which is about 2 miles from the venue and it's a straight shot down Washington Blvd. Also it was pretty inexpensive $61.00. It might be booked by now though. Here's the number 1 888 811-4395.
I'm really looking forward to this show. I think good things are going to happen. I'm going to go ahead and go out on a limb and make a prediction.
Dark Star>Lovelight>Dark Star.
Check out the Red Roof Inn at Hampton Ave. and Highway 44 in the city of St. Louis. The toll free number is 800-RED-ROOF. It's only about 15 minutes from The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Here are some Web - sites to Log on to > for more info > about The Fabulous Fox Theatre and things to do with, the city of St. Louis, MO > www.fabulousfox.com > www. stltoday.com > www.kshe95.com > www.kdhx.org > www.theschwag.com. I hope everyone who is coming to see PHIL @ THE FOX enjoys their stay in the GREAT city of St. Louis, MO. This is going to be one HELL of a show, I can't wait much longer!!!
right on Uncle John, this will be a good one for sure! last night of tour (before Alpine) and it is Jer's 60th and Phil loves the St. Louis fans and the fox, as do we.
Not to mention being indoors!in AUGUST. see you there.
I bet we get a Patchwork Quilt on Jerry's b-day. Those lyrics are so cool. That whole new cd set is excellent for that matter. Anybody have a lead on the Deer Creek cd's? If so, drop me an
e-mail to billfussner@hotmail...PLEASE!
See ya'll at the Fox!
As long as you stay along HWY 40 or 270, you are no more than 15 mins from the Fox. Check out the areas around Creve Coeur for decent rates. Thats the great thing about a small city like St. Louis. Nothing is more than 15 mins away.
You guys are right, Phil loves the Phox and the St. Louis fans. Last Nov was TREMENDOUS. We got our tickets the morning they went on sale. 3rd Row left center area I believe. Greg has the tickets. For those of you coming into town on Fri night, if you are looking for a little warm up and don't mind Dead Cover bands, go to Ciceros in the U-City Loop (Delmar Ave. University City in St. Louis) and check out Jakes Leg. They are a lot of fun and do an honest job of interpreting the music. Besides that, the resturaunt portion of Ciceros offers a wonderful menu. The whole U-City Loop area along Delmar Ave. is the countercultural area of st. louis and is lined with plenty of fun shops, resuraunts, cafes, bars, street musiscians, art galleries, book shops, etc.... it is a lot of fun and offers a nice change of pace to locals.
I am pumped about the show. The fox is supposedly beefing security for the lot, the venue, and surrounding areas. Be aware. Cops are around. But once you are in your seat, all will be fine. At set break, they are no longer allowing people to leave the venue. If you have been there before, that has changed. They herd everyone into this alleyway to smoke or get fresh air. So bring everything with you. Get there early if you are sitting down front. Otherwise you won't be able to get past the throngs of twirling fans. At SCI a few weeks ago, all of the above were true.
After the show, head on over to Soulard area (off south Broadway) to see some great live blues and jazz stuff. there are tons of bars and as of yet, undiscovered musical heros waiting for you there.
Here's hoping for a little "He's Gone> Lovelight" I am a sentamental type. I could literally see me shedding a tear on that one.
Hope everyone has a safe, fun, time in our city.
Thanks for the constant reviews. Keep em coming.
and by the way, if anyone has any info as to the whereabouts of the CD's for the 7-5-02 gathering of the vibes show, let me know will ya? I am dieing to hear those...
Hey everyone. I am moving up to St Louis next weekend and I am hitting the show that Thursday before I truck up to Alpine for the weekend. Is anyone here gonna be taping. I think I am going to get my buddies DAT but I have never done anything like that before. Was wondering if anyone was gonna be around to maybe help me out. I have a great feeling about this show too. I would love to see a Bobby appearance. Peace
Philmore, Do you work for the chamber of commece or something? I'm thinking about going based just on what I read here.
Hotels are pretty easy to get & cheap in the city... and this venue is incredible!!! and i don't work the city of St. Lou..
Fox > Alpine two nites!!! This Summer just keeps getting better!!!
Just excited to see Phil. If you guys haven't been to the Fox, you are in for a treat. It is spectacular.... 5 Hr. Jam Session according to Metro Tix!!!! Eargasm!!!
Have a great show.
it will be long but Metrotix doesn't know shit.
the Phox is incredible though, can't wait-two weeks!
Hello All...First Trip to the Fox is coming up..Also have tx for both nights in Alpine...cant wait..heard about the cancelled the show in Texas the night before...dont know why but I guess band will be rested for a Birthday Celebration...Hears to Real Good Time...
Wow, what a week this is going to be for the city of St. Louis!!! On Sunday, Ozzie Smith will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, on Thursday, Phil & Friends invade The Fox Theatre and on Friday, Biff Henderson from The Late Show with David Letterman will at the Gateway Arch with his map of the United States, pin pointing cities people live in, who send in letters to David Letterman for viewer mail. This is going to be a FUN week in St. Louis!!!
don't forget, on Sat. the Cubs win a close game against the Cards.. then blow a big lead on Sunday in the 9th by giving up a huge homerun to lose the game. Damn Cubs...
3 more days til One Great night of music with Phil & Friends again! I can't wait to get back to the Fox!
With all the rumors around, we better enjoy it ~ this may be the last time we see this line-up of PLQ (in a small venue that is)
Anywhere to go after the show? I have 4 hours to kill after the show waiting on Amtrak back to windy city. Late night clubs, etc.? Also, any kind person with an extra passenger seat back to Chicago/Alpine area? Either way, enjoy!
Hey Phil, If you like Grateful Dead cover bands, check out Jake's Leg, one of the best G.D. cover bands in the country. They play every Thursday night, at a bar called Magee's, it is located at 4500 Clayton Ave. (at Taylor) in the city of St. Louis. Also check out, Blueberry Hill 6504 Delmar, University City, MO "In the U City Loop". Laclede's Landing (any bar) located in downtown St. Louis by the Mississippi River.
I am looking for a single ticket for the show and will be in St Louis that day to meet.
Please call 303 377-0447
Set lists ideas? How do you celebrate Jerry's 60th?! Anyone have any ideas?
They played Patchwork Quilt last night, so that one is out. They haven't done Dark Star in about 7 shows... & I've only been hoping to see the Dead or Phil do it since 1990, so I'll be wishing for that tune. My Guess:
set one opener:
He's Gone > Lovelight > Loose Lucy to end the 1st set...
...and Dark Star somewhere in the second set & I'll be more than happy!
I see Jakes Leg all the time. I was referring to them in my earlier post. I agree... they are one of the best dead cover bands in the midwest. They will go on at around 10:30 on thursday night. It is at Magees (corner of Clayton and Taylor near Barnes Hospital). They are good guys too. I have sat in on percussion with them several times. They do a whale of a job on the tunes. Thats where we will be going after the show. I can't wait for tomorrow night.
I am calling at least a "He's Gone" or a "Standing on the Moon"....either would be tremendous!!!
See you all there!!!
but we did get Rolen!!
hey phriends, i'm so pumped about the show tomorrow night at the fabolous fox in st.louis
( my home town)
anyone hear or know if their allowing cameras
( with no flash) i wanna snap some pictures of phil and the guys
< wishing for Standing On The Moon or Tom Thumb
Hey Dave S. - enjoy tonight's show!! From your favorite Philadelphian - and you're welcome for Scott Rolen!!
From a cell phone at the break - order may not right but songs are - Birdsong - Here Comes Sunshine -Not Fade Away - Beautifully Broken -Ramble On Rose - Soulshine
Here Comes Sunshine>
W. LA tease>
Get Up, Stand Up Jam>
Ramble On Rose;
Sunshine Of Your Love>
Low Rider Jam>
Phil sings Happy Birthday with the audience
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad>
there was definitely a new potato somewhere in the 2nd set, i'm pretty sure between roadrunner and midnight hr. absolutely fantastic show. warren played a short acoustic set in the parking lot right before the show. i can only remember patchwork quilt and i shall be released. got to shake warren's hand, thank him for all the music, and he signed my ticket stub! what a great night. happy birthday jerry...
If this is a sign of things to come you alpine PEOPLE ARE DAMN LUCKY, I AM JEALOUS
looks like a keeper!
>looks like a keeper< just curious swel, show me one that doesn't like one to you. got a feeling your the will rogers of zone, never met a show or setlist you didn't like.
LOL. stank guilty as charged, though I'm more inclined to verbalize positive preferences than negatives, there's plenty of boiler plate shows out there... my mother taught me if you can't say something nice...
not one TABA song...
not that there's anything wrong with that...
and Dewit, betcha there's no SHE in this birdsong ;^)
but there is a he in she
New Potato Caboose followed Roadrunner. What passion and magic in the Sugaree. Thank you Warren!
There And Back Again
(gracias, you guys are too much.
>>>not one TABA song...
Unless you count Midnight Train
Looks like one hell of a show!
>>>not one TABA song...
>>>Unless you count Midnight Train
too funny...I was involved in a similar convo after Raleigh....you'll see the reasons for confusion when you check the list....OH YEAH! The REAL THING!!!!!!!
thanks Burner Ben... my bad... (((blush)))
I was all frothed up over the rest of the list
"Oh Graceful Instruments"!!! WOW!!! What at a HOT show that was last night at The Fox Theatre!!! This was the HOTTEST show by Phil & Friends I have seen in person or heard on bootleg CDs!!! It doesn't get any better than the show I saw last night, I highly recommend people get this show on CD!!! Phil hit the stage @ 8:08p.m. & started jamming @ 8:13p.m. Set 1 lasted until 9:45p.m. The "Boys" took a 30 min. break and came back on stage @ 10:15p.m. Set 2 + the 3 Encores lasted until 12:15a.m. A total of three & half hours of sweet sounding music!!! Here is the my set list for the P&F show @ The Fox; Set 1: Jam > Bird Song > Jazzy Jam > H.C. Sunshine > N.F.A., Beautifully Broken > West LA Tease > Get Up, Stand Up Jam > Ramble On, Soulshine. Set 2: Sunshine of Your Love > Jam > Midnight Train > Jam > Scarlet > Low Spark > Spacey Jam > Low Spark > Jam > Roadrunner > Jam > New Potato Caboose > Midnight Hour. Donor Rap/Intros by Phil, Warren Intros Phil. Phil & the crowd sing Happy Birthday to Jerry!!! Encores: GDTRFB > Angel Band, Sugaree. Also, I entered the PHILZONE during the "Spacey Jam" in between "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"!!! "Thank You for a Real Good Time", Phil, Rob, John, Warren & Jimmy!!! Peace, Uncle John
I guess they're saving the He's Gone for a BIG ONE @ Terrapin Station...
The Fox felt like a church... the Mezz. Level up front bounces whne you dance real hard! What a night! Not to mention Warren played two songs out in the lot before the PLQ set! He sang "I shall be released" but I missed the first song... Great B-Day gift to us all! What a great time!
See ya up in WI!!!
I can't believe that I missed the Warren sing-a-long in the lot!! I was probably inside already dealing with the cattle like herding manuevers compliments of B&D Security. Other than that....WOW what a show. That was tremendous. Angel Band was strikingly perfect.
NFA first set!!! wow!!!
The Happy B-Day sing a long was perfect! I have to rank this one as one of my favs!
Greg was a little pissed about the choice of Sugaree for an Encore. I found it passionate and relevant!
Enjoy Alpine and I am jealous!!!
Warren must have read my post from yesterday. After a virtual no show in Austin (sang lead on three songs, seemed distracted and uninspired for much) he obviously stepped up to the plate in St Louis. Yeeehaw! Eight songs out of 16 he sang lead vocals....which isn't everything, but that's when he generally shines on guitar, when he's in control of the song and tempo. I swear, every time you count these guys out in one phase of their game, they answer it the following night.
The Fox Theater
St. Louis, MO
This was my first trip to the Fabulous Fox. Have been to the Louisville Palace, which is similar, but the overall karma of this place is amazing.
Phil took stage a little after 8:00, gave a couple of nods to the audience and Warren obligied with several waves. The opening Jam was nice and spacey and long. A strong Elanor Rigby tease at the beginning. It weaved it's way in to Bird Song. Passoniate lyrics with long jams. I've read about how Phil holds the last "Snow and Rain" line, but this is the first time I've seen it. Very powerful. One of what would be many spacey jams with a bunch of teases followed. I heard a slight Dark Star, and a definate Other One and Wheel tease. Just as it looked like the Wheel, HCSS evolved. Rob sounded great singing and again very long jams. Then, more Other One teases and they break into NFA. Phil led the band as you could see him "singin'" into his mic, but nothing come out of the speakers. I noticed him doing that a lot more tonight than in previous shows. Kind of weird, but they were playin' really tight. Warren had some Caution like "raking" of his strings in the middle and It seemed they wanted to do Watchtower, but NFA came back and finished. At this point we were wondering if they could keep up that energy all night. Beautifully Broken has some nice vocals, but kind of linear in respect to the room to jam. But they jamed out of this one that had many different themes. Get Up Stand Up jam was first, followed by a brief He's Gone intro (maybe I was just hoping) into a West L.A. inro. Ramble On Rose came out of all of that. Barroco took the first solo and completlely rocked it out on the piano. The band then took a very brief break and Warren closed the first set with a nicely played Soulshine. Him and Jimmy were looking at each other dueling at the end.
My only complaint about this venue is set break. We stood in line the entire break to get a beer. Barely had time to do anything but stand in line. They need more help!
Just got back to the seats in time for the second set. Phil's bass resinated through the entire theater for the opening of Sunshine of Your Love. Very strong Warren vocals, but then again all of his songs are. A long jam lead its way into Midnight Train. Not one of my favorite new ones. Not much room to jam, but they proved me wrong at the end with a huge Warren jam. They slowly jamed their way into Scarlet. I heard some Other One teases again before this one. The whole place erupted when Phil sang the "once in a while..." line. Scarlet jammed out and amongst many other jams at one point Warren does a Low Rider theme. Site lists it as a "jam", but I thought it was only teased briefly along with many other teases. Low Spark had Warren singin' his heart out. A space jam in the middle. All the lights went out as the band spaced out and then slowly worked its way back to finish Low Spark. Low Spark jamed out into Road Runner. I love this song, first time i've heard it live and it was better than the the versions I've listened to. A very "weird jam" (that's what I wrote down) was seeming to lead to a ballad. seemed like Stella Blue was going to played and then a very distinct Wharf Rat tease. Either of those songs would have been very nice, but at the last miniute Phil busts out New Potato! Jones Gang put it perfectly as it was soooo delicate. Midnight Hour was a rocker with another nice space jam in the middle. It was great to see how much fun these guys are having. They finished and their reaction to the croud was worthy of being put on a set list. Shaking hands, hugging, high-fiving laughing etc.
Phil comes back out does his donor rap (some as*hole yells in the middle, but he thanks us for a good show and inros the band. He's done and Warren introduces Phil Lesh to the crowd. Phil then reminds us that it is Jerry's birthday (actually by this time in the night his birthday was yesterday) and Phil sings Happy Birtday. GDTRFB was really nice with Warren and Jimmy playing off one another. WBYGN was expected, Jerry's B-Day and all, but they finish with Angel Band instead. A very cool vocal in the middle followed by a strong intrumental. As the band was leaving the stage Phil puts his arm around Warren and calls Jimmy over. Phil waves Molo back to the stage, Rob hadn't left his keys yet and they put their intruments back on. Played a real nice Sugaree to close out the night.
The venue was spectacular, sound was excellent from our seats (7 rows behind pit), but beer lines sucked. But hey, if thats my only complaint, looks like I had a damn good show!
I have to give a very sincere thanks to Jones Gang for hooking me up with a great show in St. Louis. First time there for a show, but hopefully not the last! Had an awesome time hanging out with you. Have a killer time at Alpine and I'll see you next month.
Wow what a show this was! Definately the strongest show since New Year's (or at least of ones I have seen and/or heard on cd). That's a lot from me, who has received hate mail for panning shows recently. The list doesn't do justice to the show. Many, many jams, teases, between songs, much more than other recent shows. Since I am writing this after Alpine which also left me in puddles, I'd have to re-listen to the tapes to really list all the jams not mentioned. I recall Tomorrow Never Knows hints in Midnight Hour. Note they jammed between Not Fade Away and Beautifully Broken - the only "stop" of the show was before Soulshine. Low Spark had a very long jam and space meltdown (very cool to experience in this venue!) that had me thinking they were on to something else, then, bam!, back to the last verse! The sound was absolutely perfect (of course, we happened upon 8 empty seats 20th row dead center). The theatre again deserves mention - it was so wild to walk in from the sweltering sun into this cool, dark venue - it was almost like entering a fantasy gaming world alternate universe. Went in right away to have time to explore/experience the venue to the max (damn, the Disco Biscuits suck! - especially when in the "mood" - they are more for x-heads/ravers). Oh, they only had one line to get into the orchestra that took 10-15 minutes to navigate, but we found a back door in, then found back stairways into the vip lounge balcony, hung there for awhile (it helps to be a middle aged normal-ee). The staff is pround of their venue and very courteous. The Sugaree was pretty much a "second" encore - people were packing up and leaving, then they were tuning up. Ruby from GDTS was sitting in the middle of the orchestra. She was not too pleased with the large number of tapers surrounding her. Oh well, maybe it's back to stealthing. If I had any guts, I would have told her to go stand at the "official" taper's section and see how crappy it sounds there (under 2 balconies). But then again, I want to get tickets again someday! Oh, the 1st set was 84', 2nd set + 2 encores was 116' (discounting time between end and encores). Certainly a very long show for this year. Overall definately worth the extra days off work - the venue itself would have been worth it, even with a Toronto-quality show. To get the best of the year is icing on the cake!
Just a side note that no one will probably read due to this past weekends event. I have read several reviews lately where people noted fights. I have never witnessed anything like this at one of these types of shows (GD/JGB/RD/TOO/PLQ etc.) and discounted it as a very isolated occurence. Thursday as we left the venue, however, there were these two guys in a huge fight beating the crap out of each other right in the front of the theater. I haven't seen anything like that since I was in high school, which by the way it looked like these idiots were in high school not too long ago. I hope we are able to preserve the peaceful atmosphere that I have always seen and been a part of, and remember, we start fighting, security is only going to be tougher. Just a side note, because it was pretty crappy to have just seen the best show I've seen (since the last one!) have a nice buzz and walk into warm summer night and to see these two acting like they wanted to kill each other.
Roadrunner>Jam>New Potato! whew ;-)
I just saw this reported on the six o'clock news here in St. Louis; The roof of the Fox Theatre blew off during a concert by the rock group Phil Lesh & Friends on Thursday night. The roof from the Fox Theatre was found today, laying in a corn field in Springfield, Illinois.
I didn't see the fight outside but I did see some crap in the lot afterwards...we hangin' then all of a sudden all of this yellin'...some security guys we tellin' a few kids to get the f*ck out of here. one came by sayin' they pulled a gun on him...then he gets more upset and decides to go back for more...WHAT???? I can't say who started it, cause I only saw like 3/4 dudes gettin' messed with. that was enough for us to get gettin'. my first time to STL...humm...oh then some security lady tells me the trains run till like 3am...guess not since we sat in train station for like 40min no train, NOBODY at all. that part was not fun.
My Two Cents:
Thanks TinyDancer for passing my e-mails from the show on to the group!
>one came by sayin' they pulled a gun on him
this is true.
my pleasure dude. it was all that.
I can't wait till Indy, where are we stayin'?
WOW! This show was awesome! If anyone could PLEASE hook me up with it I would trade or send blanks and postage.....whatever necessary to help make it happen. PLease drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
It would make my day.