OK, I had to start this thread, especially since I now have a ticket (thanks Chris!) I'm so excited I can't sleep tonight. Knowing that I'm definitely getting into the show has lifted a giant worry off my head. So, to celebrate, I thought I'd start the pre-game, so to speak.
The last time I was at the Patriot Center was eleven years ago. The show was the Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way" tour (w/ dreads ICYWW). Now, in retrospect, I can't brag about seeing Lenny. But, Blind Melon opened, and that is the part of the story I stress to this day.
Anyways, what I remember was getting to the show around 4 or 5 in the afternoon. I took a date and tried to get there as early as possible to hang out in the lot before the show. Apparently, I was only one a few people who thought this way. Fortunately and unfortunately, one of the other two was a dude trying to sell nitrous.
I say fortunately, because I went up to talk to him, and since noone else was there, he let us have a few balloons for free. It was my girlfriend's first (and probably only) time trying it. Do I need to tell you if she liked it?Unfortunately, when the campus police drove around the lot, it was hard to miss the only people there, sucking on balloons. They came over and searched the car (nitrous the probable cause) and found 1/2 ounce of herb. Thankfully the guy swore off any previous knowledge of me and my girlfriend, and the pigs let us go.
I suppose it might be difficult to gauge the security at the Patriot Center based on this age-old rambling. I guess the point I'm trying to make is that there better be more than 3 cars there by 5:00. Just kidding, I know there will be.
I'll be the guy walking around trading CD's and dispensing info. If you're pissed about the archive deal, I'll try to help you out. I'll start off by wearing a bright red, old- school, away Capitals Jersey (the red one). I'm also trying to convince some friends of mine to bring their band out to the lot to play. So if you hear live music outside, check it out! Can't wait to see y'all there!
I have friends coming down from PA who have experienced some really amazing scenes the last few weeks up in PA, scenes that quite crush anything I've ever seen in the DC area.
I went up to the Electric Factory in Philly for Dark Star Orchestra 2 Saturdays ago and the alley there was simply amazing, nothing I have ever seen before. Everything, I mean everything in plain sight.
I saw Foo Fighters at the Patriot Center last month and the sound unfortunately historically sucks at GMU, as does the scene. I’m not too worried, I’ve read good and bad reviews about how these guys have not played long enough together but I’m going to keep a very open mind.
Anyone know where a good place to chill at is or should we just wonder around?
My last Phil show from memory was DAR Constitution Hall, amazing! Hopefully this night will be as memorable. We are heading to DSO at 9:30 Saturday night as well.... the outside (not really anywhere to chill) is usually quite boring too.
Some people on ratdog.org talking about going here around 5pm:
It's supposedly right across from the entrance to the school. I'm gonna try to stop in for a brew and to meet some pholks!
How about a Morning Dew? Hope they are as good as Chi town shows. Sat rocked!!!
A few ditties I'm thinkin about for tomorrow:
Viola Lee Blues
Samson & Delilah
would like to hear that Hurricane too
should be up there fairly early, not sure of pre-show...gotta meet up with folks
staying at Courtyard Marriot near 66
finally, dec 2 is here, almost, id like to hear
a mason's children, but it really doesnt matter, cause ill be inside the arena seeing it, and grinning and smiling and then waiting for atlantic city. i also still have 2 tix for atlanta first night.
safe travels to all, and enjoy the music,
i want a "mighty high" as long as they seem to be playing some jerry tunes.
If I can find it, I'll be wearing either my black "PhilZone" t-shirt, or my "I really, really, really, really, really like Phil" yellow t. Hoping to run into some of you!-)
OK, I've been doing my homework, and the Brokedown last night was the 87th song in the repetoire so far. RIP Fritz.
Looks like I'm not gonna get that Truckin' I was hoping for since they played it last night. Here's my wishes based on what's been played:
"Hurts Me Too" (hasn't been played since Reading)
-I saw Reading and wanting to hear this song again is a testament to how well they played it.
"Althea" (only played at the 1st NJPAC show sofar)
"Sugaree" (I remember how the Q updated it, now for the PLS-Phil Lesh Sextet)
"Viola Lee", "Next Time u See Me" and "Golden Road" (bring back the old school!)
Brian: I was at that DAR Constitution Hall show and actually have a copy of it if you want to trade somethin'. Look for the dready kid wearing a bright red Caps jersey. I'm trying to evoke a little of that old Capital Center magic. The boys always played well there and it was pretty close to the Patriot Center.
S-Diddy: you might just get that "Althea", since they've only played it on 11/22.
Kelly: I really hope you get the "Mason's" because they haven't broke it out yet.
Everyone else, have a wonderful time, I'll see you at the show!!
I actually traded a TOO show from Nissan in 01 for that DAR show, I'm listening to it right now on my iPod at work, Phil and that group could harmonize Rider better than I ever have heard!
And opening with I am the Walrus! It was truly a memorable night! I am hoping for a memoriable night with hopefully some Dead tunes and a cover or 2 for surprises sake!
I have fellas from PA coming down for the DSO show Saturday night with 1 guy who is skeptical about Phil as his mind has been blown at the last couple of DSO shows. I hope Phil doesn't disappoint tonight. I’m trying to convert someone!
Phriends don’t let phriends do Ratdog…
THE DEW TOINGHT!!!!
lets go phil lets go
Dark Star V2
lets go phil lets go
Dark Star V2
Slow Train Comin'>
Big Boss man>
Dark Star V2> Space
Other One> Jam
E. Like a Rolling Stone
from the chat:
HCS -> fiddle jam -> half step
alabama getaway -> jam w/o phil
tumbleweed in eden
updates thanks to eddie at the show and GDad on the phone
Set1: Here Comes Sunchine>fiddle jam>mississisppi halfstep, Alabama Getaway >>Jam no Phil, Tumbleweed in Eden, Hurricane, Box of Rain, NFA
any word on 2nd setlist?
Set2: Viola Lee Blues V1, Operator>>Jam>> Viola V2,(big brown) Space, Feedback, Caution, Feedback, Viola V3 , Brown Sugar
Set2: Viola Lee Blues V1, Operator>>Jam>> Viola V2,(big brown) Space, Feedback, Caution, Feedback, Viola V3 , Brown Sugar, 8 Miles High, Help, Slipknot, Golden Road Donor Rap, E Don't Let Me Down, Sugaree
Thanks Tore up.
Looks like a fie show indeed
Bigger thanks to Eddie and GDad!
That's "fine show", not "fie show".
Altho, it was probably pretty "fie" too!
Mega thanks to Eddie and GDad, although we know they got the major reward by being there.
See y'all in CT and AC (Sat).
That second set looks like a monster!
FUCK!!!!! HAD to be the fuckin' show I missed - EVERYTHING I wanted to see - FUCK FUCK FUCK - Boston was dogshit compared to THIS setlist - FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK . . . .
Interesting tho - no 2nd verse Dark Star . . .
wow awesome 2nd set.
I was IN the 60's for a few hours...whew
feedback>>caution w/big brown was simply INCREDIBLE
Brown sugar extra sweet
golden road RIPPED. Thanks Phil.
All in all is all we are
Tonights setlist posted here was text messaged to me in La Jolla as I was working on a pool deck railing job..by Zoner - Eddie (Edsh)...
The dude is the Taperrob of Text Message...
He has it down..nuances and all....sent me in text everything I we needed to know..never letting things get to far without reporting back to us..
I then called songs played as TM'ed to me to Tore up..who posted setlist in chat and here
Sereiousee Props to them both..Eddie and Tore up..
I have lots of thoughts on tonights setlist...
Phil is a like a river...
Set2: Viola Lee Blues V1, Operator>>Jam>> Viola V2,(big brown) Space, Feedback, Caution, Feedback, Viola V3 , Brown Sugar, 8 Miles High, Help, Slipknot, Golden Road Donor Rap, E Don't Let Me Down, Sugaree
REAPER WAS IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT AND HERE ARE A FEW THOUGHTS ON TONIGHTS SHOW BEFORE I PASS OUT:
REALLY LIKE THIS BAND. WHEN I SAY BAND I MEAN THE PEOPLE WHO PLAY INSTRUMENTS ALL THE TIME.
PHRIENDS CAMPBELL, SLESS, MOOKIE AND MOLO ARE FANTASTIC.
AMAZING REALLY CONSIDERING THE SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME THEYVE BEEN TOGETHER.
I LOVE THEIR SOUND. AS MUCH AS I ENJOYED HERRING AND HAYNES, I THINK I LIKE THIS COMBINATION BETTER.
THERE ISNT AS MUCH RUNNING UP AND DOWN THE NECK AS HERRING DID. THERE ARE LESS NOTES BUT MORE MEANING AND FEELING.
I ALSO LOVE FIDDLE AND PEDAL STEEL BEING INCORPORATED INTO THE MUSIC.
CHRIS ROBINSON ON THE OTHER HAND IS REALLY LOST IN THIS BAND. HALF THE TIME WHEN HES NOT SINGING, HES JUST KINDA HANGING OUT TAPPING HIS FOOT SUCKING ENERGY FROM THE STAGE.
WHEN HE IS SINGING, HE SOUNDS LIKE AN OK COVER SINGER SINGING OK VERSIONS OF DEAD OR STONES OR WHATEVER TUNES.
HE LOOKS WEIRD ONSTAGE AND DOESNT SOUND MUCH BETTER.
WHEN HE STOPS, THOUGH, AND THE MUSIC CONTINUES, MAN THIS BAND SMOKES. AND I MEAN SMOKES.
EVEN WITH ROBINSON I WOULD GO SEE THIS LINEUP AGAIN BUT WITH THE SAME LINEUP MINUS ROBINSON, MAN THATS THE TICKET.
THIS WAS A NICE SHOW WITH SOME REALLY GOOD MOMENTS. AND A NICE SMALL VENUE AS THEY CUT IT IN HALF FOR THE SHOW.
HC SUNSHINE WAS A SWEET OPENER. ALABAMA ROCKED.
VIOLA WAS INTENSE. LOTS OF WILD SPACE IN 2ND SET.
BEST THING ABOUT BROWN SUGAR WAS ITS LENGTH-ABOUT 3 MINUTES.
8 MILES HIGH HAD SOME NICE HARMONIES.
OBVIOUSLY PHIL IS USING ROBINSON IN A PIGPEN MODE HEARING SOMETHING SIMILAR WITH THE BLUES TYPE VOICE WITH OPERATOR AND CAUTION. BUT ROBINSONS VOICE IS MUCH THINNER AND MORE TINNY--NOT EVEN CLOSE TO PIGS.
HELP/GOLDEN ROAD WAS A MONSTER AT THE CONCLUSION.
DONT LET ME DOWN WITH AN ADDED SUGAREE WAS A NICE SENDOFF.
ALL IN ALL A REALLY NICE SHOW AND A REALLY GOOD TIME.
BWAHAHAHAHAH NOW SHSHSHUSHI ON UP AND COMET O PAPA. 9~
I'm honored to have been at a show the Reaper was at.
9dd sushi come to mama
Just got home - great time with great people. Thanks for the thanks on the set list info. I gotta say that after the experience in the chat room for the Boston show, the zoner community deserves a lot more then set list info. What a powerful and touching experience that was! As I said last night when the words were scrolling by at a mile a minute – May peace be with Amy, all of Fritz’s family and all of you. (I keep thinking of eight grieving nieces singing, humming or moaning Uncle John’s Band.)
Now the smaller stuff – Phil was out there tonight. CR is certainly over any teleprompter issues – he was in the zone for Hurricane. Alabama rocked and the Box NFA end to set 1 was, well, very GD like - plus the NRPS like pedal steel on Box, etc. Can’t really find words now for the second set. It is amazing that Phil can put that bass (basses?) on and eliminate any need for him or us to risk the parking lot shakedown. I the words of Jake and Elwood: “Phil’s on a mission from God.”
Fri and Sat in AC with my son – can’t wait!
Love ya all.
THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW REMINDED ME OF MY FIRST PHRIENDS SHOW IN 99. JUST LIKE THEN, THEY ALL KIND OF RAMBLED ONSTAGE AND BEGAN A SPACY TYPE JAM WHILE THE PLACE WAS STILL 3/4 EMPTY AND EMVENTUALLY MORPHED INTO A SONG.
BACK IN 99 THE OPENING SPACE WAS LONGER BUT IT HAD SIMILAR TYPE FEELING.
THE VOILA/OPERATOR/VIOLA/CAUTION/VIOLA WAS ALMOST A FULL 45 MINUTES. VERY STRONG.
ALSO KIND OF INTERESTING, PHIL NEVER LEFT THE STAGE AT INTERMISSION. HE JUST HUNG OUT TALKING TO (I THINK) HIS WIFE RIGHT IN FULL VIEW OF EVERYONE.
PRETTY NEAT. PEOPLE WOULD WANDER BY, SAY A WORD AND MOVE ON.
ITS ALSO INTERESTING HOW PHIL GIVES DIRECTIONS THROUGH THE MIC/ EAR MONOTORS TO ALL THE PLAYERS. HES CONSTANTLY TALKING INTO THE MIC BUT WE CANT HEAR HIM.
BUT MAN HE TALKED MIGHTY LOUD WITH HIS BASS TONIGHT. HE WAS PUTTING OUT BIG MUSICAL SMILES.
SIDE THOUGHT ON CAMPBELL. HE LOOKS A LITTLE STRANGE OR OUT OF PLACE WITH HIS HAIRDO--DARK BLACK AND KIND OF 80'S COIFFED WITH A STIFF PART IN THE MIDDLE. JUST LOOKS FUNNY. BUT HE SOUNDS GREAT.
BWAHAHAHAHAH NOW COME TO PAPA. 9~
yeah, agreed REAPER, Chris....blah.
why do people get hung up on larry's hair or what kind of jeans chris wears...ever check phil's hair?
that said, I'm listening to the sbd of 11/22...I was at the show and have previously listened to the lo-fi stream, hearing the sbd you can really hear what's going on and I'm liking what I hear of CR and Campbell...confirms what I heard at the show...and i dunno, CR doesn't seem to sucking any of Phil's energy off the stage, so why get hung up on that? At NJPAC, Phil looked like he was enjoying the interplay with CR, not telling him to sit out a round to make up for mistakes as some have said...
well, I guess that's what makes the music great, right? we're all so passionate about it, we type this criticisms at 2:00 AM ha ha
aside from all this I like / you don't like stuff, Sless' pedal steal sounds insane in the SBD! Not to mention his regular guitar runs...
>>EVEN WITH ROBINSON I WOULD GO SEE THIS LINEUP AGAIN BUT WITH THE SAME LINEUP MINUS ROBINSON, MAN THATS THE TICKET.
That's what I was thinking...
Just got back from the show and Wow! 2nd set was amazing. 1st set was pretty nice too. I got 3/6 off my wish list, plus a Box of Rain, and a Help>Slip>Golden Road...WHAT? Intense Feedback/Caution as well. I will post a full review later, gonna try to get some sleep.
Thanks to everyone I met tonight. Christopher, I had a great seat, thanks! Tapers and traders, I hope you are enjoying the music, safe travels.
Wish I could see the Scofield shows. Next stop, AC.
There's a comment on the front page saying Phil left the stage during the jam between Alabama Getaway and Tumbleweed in Eden. Could someone who was there comment on that, please?
>>>>THERE ARE LESS NOTES BUT MORE MEANING AND FEELING.
Looks like the hottest setlist on this tour so far. My tour shoes are now coming out of the closet. Hold the Passanger until Albany please.
HE LOOKS WEIRD
Come on that is assinine.I came to tonights show to visually stimulate my fashion sense.Please
>>Could someone who was there comment on that, please?
I'm pretty sure he had to go use the bathroom or something. The band started up without him on acoustic instruments.
Another thing I noticed is that before they came out for each set and the encore the band members all when into a LONG huddle (at least a minute each time)
I was really close to the stage last night for first set and without a doubt CR is reading the teleprompters like crazy. He does this thing with his eyes so they are barely open and you can't notice. The teleprompters were very interesting too. I'm wondering if they displayed the music, too, as all the band members had them.
Another thing, John Fucking Molo. Dude is the man.
>>He does this thing with his eyes so they are barely open and you can't notice.
That "thing" he does is called being really, really stoned.
but I guess hes not stoned when hes not looking down at the teleprompter and his eyes are open?
shit, did anyone notice how clueless CR was at the end of Not Fade Away? He couldn't take his eyes off Phil for when his cue was to begin/end the Not Fade Away chant. I'm sorry but that is just sad. This dude doesn't need to work for a paycheck and it is way too fucking obvious. He looked like a lost child up there at times.
Deadheads calling people weird looking?
Great Review Reaper.
I agree with most everything you said. I like the pedal steel country sound and musicianship in this line up
far more that Herring and Haynes (noodle boys) jams. This band seems to have more depth than any other line up IMO.
>>> why do people get hung up on larry's hair
I find Larry very attractive
you all get out of my way when I go see him, ok?
>>>There's a comment on the front page saying Phil left the stage during the jam between Alabama Getaway and Tumbleweed in Eden. Could someone who was there comment on that, please? <<<
... Sure looked like a bathroom break to me...
It was a really, really good show, despite acoustic limitations, which made it hard to hear Sless. I went from right near front to back at the taper section, where the sound was richer, and my buddies went further up in the reserved seats to find a sweet spot where they could hear Sless well. His lead on Golden Road, both picking and fanned chords, was an inspired highlight.
I also liked Campbell, and remember his shuffling, rocking rhythms well from Dylan shows. Like Dylan and Garcia, his playing helped drive the rhythm, but I would have enjoyed hearing Sless more clearly my mix, because he was adding lots of great color. Campbell also added nice touches with his violin jams and on what looked to be a mazurka.
I loved the Blues for Allah/Wake of the Flood tunes. The Here Comes Sunshine opener was well played, and Slipknot was sick in the second set. Viola Lee and Caution got a little muddled musically, but I loved Phil's feedback jams.
Brown Sugar sounded just a little too much 'classic rock.' Phil deserves a lot of credit for the nuggets he has broken out -- like "I am the Walrus" -- and the Stones tune was undoubtedly energetic, but the Stones are still out there banging it out themselves and I don't think his interpretation added much.
Eight Miles High was better. It's a lovely song and I was really glad when it was broken out a couple of years ago, but it too could be just a little too conventional. The Dead played it in 2004 just a few miles away in Bristow, VA. With the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death less than a week away (Dec 8, watch out Atlantic City!) the first encorce, Don't Let Me Down, was fitting.
Chris Robinson was pretty good. I liked him on Hurricane (I liked Hurricane in general, it smoked!), and on Tumblemweed, and he made a respectable attempt to get down and dirty for Caution. Sometimes it was distracting to see him studying the teleprompter, but what the hell, if it's a way to keep the repitoire broad and avoid blown lyrics, I can live with it.
Phil appeared to be very friendly all night. Someone commented earlier about the set break; he was on the stage a lot before the show, too, fiddling with gear and recognizing comments from the small crowd assembling on the floor.
The venue was not great, to say the least. Besides the above-mentioned acoustic limitations, it's inconvenient to get to on Friday at rush hour and rather soulless (a college baskeball arena). The crowd really didn't build until after the show started, but when it all got going, the audience was of a respectable size.
there was a monster sampson and delilah tease at the beginning of the second set (before or after operator, i think). it was much more than a "tease" though. they played the introduction for about two minutes and switched right when it seemed they were about to start the vocals.
overall it was a pretty good show. the playing is fierce, daring, and new if not altogether tight. id have to second the reapers comments about chris unfortunately though. i really want to like him an have no problems with his voice, but found him pretty unimpressive. he displayed no real gravity to me and was pretty thin on delivery. not offensive at all, just an appendage.
i mentioned that Sampson tease to my buddy next to me at the show and he said: "I hope not." - and he's a real Bobby fan!
Just got home from the gig. Kick ass show, period, in my book. Maybe the best PLF show I've seen. It was that good!
Phil and this band took it over the top last night. I really like Sless and Campbell - I agree with Reaper, they might blend better than Herring and Haynes. Plus, these guys seem to take to the GD style playing quite well.
The feedback jams were monsterous!! Phil was up against his stack just like the old daze and then shook the foundations with some ultra low frequency carpet bombing!!
The sounds for me, on the "Mookie side" up in the seats was perfect. Really, best sound I've heard at a Phil gig ever I think, and this venue prolly blows as far as accoustics, but their sound guys had it down from my perspective.
This show will test your subwoofer to the limit. Enjoy but beware!!
Alabama Getaway was spot on and got the place into high gear.
Hurricane was nailed by these guys. CR owns this tune now.
The Box was unreal - Phil sang quite well all evening and Barry's slide work was amazing. Set one overall is a keeper.
Set two on the other hand is a must own, no question! The Viola > Operator > Viola > Caution, etc.. was insane. Phil drove this jam - hard, and it was relentless.
Brown Sugar was a welcome relief of a 'song' after the out there jamming. Funny to see Larry laugh at the whole thing as he seemed to have an expression on his face like "this is ridiculous, but great"!! It really seems like this band is gelling fast, and having loads of fun.
The 8 Miles High was quite nice, esp. the vocal work. The jam might been too cacaphonous (sp?) too fast, with no subtle building of the jam, which happened a couple other times during the show, but for a band only together a couple weeks, they pulled off GD jamming and these difficult songs quite well imo.
Phil was smiling ear to ear all night and almost jumping into his spot when coming back from the break! Then, into his 'action figure pose' as he gives instructions to the troops, Molo counts off the beat, and BAM!! It's a killer new Phil band that is absolutely essential and vital new music!
I don't know how he does it, but In Phil I Trust!!
Thanks Darkhorse, nice review.
dudes, how about that Don't Let Me Down? And that slipknot jam was the sickest think I've seen in years.
Just home. Still can't speak. More later.
That being said...the 2nd set look like it could of been 12-2-68 instead of 12-2-05...
i love phil and all he bring to the music....
cant wait till AC...
see the AC thread for 12/8...i have a prediction~!!
This Reaper character needs some typing lessons and some ears.
Since when is it a fashion show? Jerry was fat and out of shape. Who gives a rat's ass?
Yeah, Chris Robinson "sucks energy" from a performance. Yeah, he has no idea what he is doing. He's a novice up there.
Never heard that one before.
Sometimes you need to know when not to play or sing, who cares if he is getting the groove and enjoying the band do what they do?
You want him to climb the rafters?
I wonder why non diehard Heads think the Dead fanbase is elitist? Pathetic.
>HES A NOVICE UP THERE
INTERESTING. BECAUSE SILLY ME THOUGHT HE HAD BEEN FRONTING A PRETTY FAMOUS-- ALBEIT LOUSY-- BAND FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS OR SO.
NO HE JUST LOOKS, ACTS AND SOUNDS LIKE A NOVICE UP THERE FOR SOME REASON.
BTW CHECK OUT THE 1/2 STEP. MAN IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT SONG WAS WRITTEN FOR FIDDLE. WHAT A RIP VERSION.
BWAHAHAHAHAH NOW SHSHSHUSHI UP SOME ELITEST TUNA AND COMET O PAPA. 9~
Robinson didn't look great, but he sounded fantastic! Man, did he ever nail Hurricane, Tumbleweek, Caution, Brown Sugar, and Don't Let Me Down. He took some acoutic guitar leads, trading licks with Barry and Larry somewhere in the Viola sandwhich. He was increadibly soulful, and I never felt like he sapped energy.
That having been said, he did look like death warmed over (sorry Kate Hudson).
>>1/2 STEP. MAN IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT SONG WAS WRITTEN FOR FIDDLE.
maybe it was - Vassar played on the studio recording
Hey Reaper, there's a button called "caps lock" on keyboards that actually allows for smaller things called uncaptitalized letters. It's pretty cool, you should try it.
Anyway, you don't get saracsm do you?
I was playing to your really ignorant and dumb comments when I said CR is a novice.
You look like a fool commenting on pants and hairdos and then slamming the best rock/blues singer out there today. Not to mention a pretty good songwriter.
You are the protypical elitist Deadhead that totally contradicts what the Dead stood for. Classic.
Also, when someone like you slams the Black Crowes, I take that as a good thing because I know you have never heard one album, seen one show or have no idea of that band's amazing and extensive song catalog. They couldn't be touched live from 1992-1997 and they are back now in 2005 doing the same.
That's cool if you don't dig it, but too call them "lousy" makes you look really dumb. They are anything but.
Warren and his repeated singing style and Joan Osborne can't hold a candle to CR and everyone knows it.
Thanks for playing.
Reaper's consistently got some of the most spot on music reviews on the Zone. He knows what he shouts about.
Good for him. I am sure he does, but he looks dumb commenting on pants and haridos and then expecting people to take him seriously.
Maybe he can be a fashion reporter for the whole tour!
GRIS- YOURE RIGHT ABOUT ONE THING. IVE GOT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RECORDS-TAPES-CDS. AND I DONT OWN ONE SINGLE BLACK CROWES DISC. THAT TELLS YOU SOMETHING.
IVE HEARD EM. I NEVER DUG EM. NEVER REALLY CARED FOR THEIR SOUND. THATS ME. AMD THAT TELLS YOU WHAT I THINK ABOUT THEM.
HOWEVER IF PEOPLE DIG EM, THATS COOL. PEOPLE LIKE PLENTY OF THINGS I DONT. NO PROBLEM THERE.
I CERTAINLY DIDNT GO TO THE SHOW WITH A CLOSED MIND. I WENT TO PARTY AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AND TO DIG IT.
IM NOT GONNA REPEAT MYSELF CONCERNING THE SHOW. I SAID MY PIECE. THATS HOW I FELT ABOUT IT BEING THERE, SEEING IT AND LISTENING TO IT.
AS FAR AS CAMPBELL, I DONT THINK I COULD RAVE ABOUT HIM MORE. I SIMPLY SAID HE LOOKS FUNNY TO ME AND HE DOES.
BUT YOU SEEM TO BE REALLY FIXATED ON PANTS.
DIDNT KNOW GRIS WAS A CROTCH WATCHER. I NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT PANTS.
SORRY I MISSED IT CAUSE YOU SEEM TO REALLY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT.
ILL GIVE YOU THE LOWDOWN ON JACKETS, SHIRTS AND FOR YOU CROTCHWATCHERS, PANTS, NEXT TIME.
BWAHAHAHAHAH NOW SHSHSHSHUSHI UP AND ZIPPER IT UP AND COMET O PAPA. 9~
Here you go, Reaper:
"THOUGHT ON CAMPBELL. HE LOOKS A LITTLE STRANGE OR OUT OF PLACE WITH HIS HAIRDO--DARK BLACK AND KIND OF 80'S COIFFED WITH A STIFF PART IN THE MIDDLE. JUST LOOKS FUNNY. BUT HE SOUNDS GREAT."
Nahh, you never mentioned anything about hair cuts or anything like that.
The only thing I can agree with is that Sless is great. Much better than Herring.
robinson is pretentious and lame. I rembember in the 1990s how the only magizine or critics that thought he was any good came from high time magizine. Robison is a pseudo hippie thats trying to exploit the scene man. beware.
Chalk up John Stenger as one of those clueless people that lests others (media, magazines, etc) decide how talented someone is.
Check out Robinson's resume (songs, performance, singing) and then get back to me.
WAS ABOUT 4 MINUTES LONG RIGHT BEFORE FINAL VERSE OF VIOLA.
BWAHAHAHAH NOW COMET O PAPA. 9~
I was not the only person there last night who, in their last Patriot Center concert, saw Larry Campbell play Brown Sugar! (with Dylan). Also, Larry should know Alabama pretty darn well by now.
Great show last night!
I got the feeling that they just couldn't get themselves to sing Samson because of what a jerk Bob's been lately (because of the archive).
BTW HAVE READ "BIG BROWN" A FEW TIMES IN VIOLA OR CAUTION JAM.
WTF IS BIG BROWN.
BWAHAHAHAH NOW COME TO PAPA. 9~
Big ol brown bass Phil used to play somewhere along the line.
OK, I had a little time to gather some thoughts. First off, I loved the scene. It was cold outside, but the phans were warm and friendly inside. Lots of freaky people, strangers stopping strangers, pass the dochie on the left hand side, all good times, party atmosphere, at least on the floor.
Phil was walking all over the stage before set 1 started. The band had their huddle and group hug, and then played the entire intro to Unbroken, only to fake us out with Here Comes Sunshine. Sunshine came off particularly well. Sweet spot to start. The jam was fantastic, as was Larry's fiddle jam at the end. I've never heard Phil's vocals sound as in-tune as they did on Half-Step. Alabama through Hurricane was just rockin'. I prefer more psychedelia with my Phil, but he seemed happy to rock out. Phil took some nice leads during Alabama and Hurricane, trading licks with Larry. Larry, by the way, seemed to take the lion's share of leads. He smoked. I was extremely impressed. Box was sweet and spot on. NFA was back to rock and roll land.
I thought the second set was starting out with China Cat, then Mr. Charlie, and finally Viola! Man, it rocked. Phil was thumpin' loud. Operator was great to here, but I actually thought they lost a little steam here. Then the meat. Viola v2, and I swear a full-on Space. It was sweet. Then Phil pounding his bass, facing the speakers, major feedback, organs vibrating... this was the SHIT! THIS is why I see Phil! Finally, just when it looked like order was coming to the chaos, things spead into what I swear was a double-time Caution jam. Chris rocked the vocal improve, and man did that band cook! Caution felt like it lasted forever, gaining in intensity, giving way to Viola verse 3... whoo hoo! I'm ready to go on tour! When Viola ended, my buddies and I were sweaty and ready for a break. Did Phil give us a break? No fuckin' way! Brown Sugar, baby! Chris Robinson rocked these vocals hard. Phil pounding, Barry and Mookie really commin' alive, all cylandars firing, sweet-ass rock n' roll. Now I was sure the set was over. Then 8 miles high, which for me was a chance to breath a little. Honestly, I thought the harmony was beyond their talent, but they gave it a good shot. It seemed like a bit of a low note to end the set on. So instead of ending the set, they busted out with Help On The Way > Slipknot! And I swear, the Slipknot jam had at least 2 killer creshendos that surpassed anything I've heard from the Q. I was in awe. Stunned. Barry and Larry both cookin'. I shit you not. I entered this show a doubter, and by Slipknot, I was 100% and forever converted. In Phil I will trust. The fact that Slipknot went into a hard rockin' Golden Road was just silly sickness.
I still don't know what to say about the Encore. Don't Let Me Down was performed to perfection. What a choice. And Sugaree? Are you kidding me again? How can they still have gas left in the tank?
At the end of the show, after the last encore, they kept the lights out, presumably to give the band the chance to escape while the audience is trapped in the dark. But Phil had such a good time tonight, he just stayed on stage, hugging each member of his band. Finally, after the lights came up, he stood on the front of the stage and blew kisses to us all.
Honest to God, this was one of the greatest nights of music I've ever experienced. And that includes the 100+ shows I saw with Jerry.
One more thing: Griss, don't diss the Reaper, you silly fool. His opinions have earned much respect here. He knows his music, as well as his shshshshsushi.
pretty sure big brown was Phil's bass in the GD movie - Oct. 74.
LOTTA GOOD TALK, AND RIGHTLY SO, BOUT THE 2 EXCELLENT AXMEN AS WELL AS MOLO, WHO CONTINUES TO AMAZE AND MAY NOW BE IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF.
HOWEVER, IVE GOTTA GIVE MAJOR PROPS TO MOOKIE.
ME EARS HAVE ALWAYS FAVORED THE PIANO OVER ELECTRIC KEYBOARDS.
BUT MAN, SIEGELS SOUND IS FIERCE. THAT IS SOME OF THE FINEST ORGAN IVE EVER HEARD--LIGHT YEARS ABOVE HEADBAND. I WAS REALLY BLOWN AWAY BY HIS PLAYING.
THAT DUDE IS DEAD ON. NO PUN INTENDED.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAH NOW SPICY TUNA SHSHSHSHSHUSHI UP AND SHOOTING COMET O PAPA. 9~
Reviews confirmed what text messaged set list told me..
Sereiousee show..Thanks for the reviews..
I agree about Mookie, he's great. He can sound like Garth Hudson in one song and like super-Pigpen in the next.
seriously bumming that i missed this show
U GUYS ARE 2 MUCH.
NOT TO MENTION ALL THE HEADS WHOVE GOT MY BACK.
BTW IF ID KNOWN THE GOVERNOR WAS IN ATTENDANCE, IDA DRESSED UP AND WORN MY BLACK TIE DYE.
BWAHAHAHAH NOW BIG BROWN BAGIT FULL O SHSHSHSHHSUSHI FOR ME THIS MORNIN AND COMET O PAPA. 9~
Monday morning and I'm back in front of a computer. Awesome show friday! 1st set was very tight...Alabama Getaway being a great rocking suprise, along with Hurricane as hightlights of first set. CR was very good on these.
2nd set: Viola - love it, wanted it, got it, in all its nasty glory and then some. as someone said parts were a little sloppy but that's ok. In addition to the BIG Samson tease before v.3, I caught a substantial Loose Lucy tease before the Operator. Operator didn't really work for me, I didn't even hardly recognize it. Space, Feedback, Caution was awesome psychePHILia. CR peturbed me a little here, trying to pull off some pigpenesque rants but falling well short, definately struggling to pull off some lines. All in all, a real treat.
Brown sugar, nice rocker..nothin special
Eight miles high, very cool song...great harmonies
Help>slip...like everyone said..killer slipknot
Golden...nice suprise, great finish..I'll take it
Don't let me down...The potential of this band fully realized, new rideresque - awesome
Sugaree...double encore, awesomer, CR also sounded good on this.
I'm a CR fan..love the Crowes..he sounds great in this band when he's comfortable - when's he's not, its obvious and he is an energy leech. The band is incredible...great thick jams.
For only seeing one show, I got what I was looking for...got my PHIL...only wish I could see more
Nice reviews! Sounds like an epic performance. . . Good to hear props to Mookie - he is an amazing musician and has a symbiotic relationship with Mr. Sless. Great combo and masterful choice by Phil Lesh!
Does anyone have a copy of this show?? If you do please contact me via e-mail, would love to get a copy of it...please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org
just listed to this...all i have to say is wow
The thing i'll mention first is that the Patriot Center venue was a pretty cool place, after alot of folks royally ripped it down in pre-show chit chat, BS is all I gotta say, the place was pretty cool and those of you who stayed away because of the venue review, well it sucks to be you because the show was solid and the venue was good, all around...
Now on to the show and band...
Barry Sless, this guy is the real deal and was fantastic the whole night.
John Molo, Molo is the man and was great during the Help and Golden Road..Outstanding..
Larry Campbell, was solid and his fiddle work was splendid, his guitar is still finding its way into the mix, solid.I'm expecting him to get better.He's a keeper...
Phil, I thought sounded great vocal wise, and he's always solid on the bass, Bus driver supreme...
Mookie, he's solid and knows his way around.No dissing of Mookie meant here, but I found myself thinking about Rob and what could have been with him helping with the vocals..
Chris Robinson, DUUUDE, read the book and study the vocals, who doesn't know the words to Not Fade Away, ???, apparently Chris Robinson...
Overall I thought he did a good job though, i'd agree with Reap, when he's not singing he is a little distracting.Overall I totally enjoyed Chris, and thought he did well with the time he's had to study the lyrics..
I thought he was good, and like Larry if we give them some time they're just going to get better..
Molo and Sless have great chemestry workin and really carry this band, IMHO..
They will only get better...
Overall review, I thought the show was good and I was able to catch a groove most of time...
Sorry I missed meeting Grim and Mr Benson,,,
... And, it's up, Brothers and Sisters! Sweet sassy mollassy! I'm listening to the Unbroken Chain tease before HCS right now! God Bless the Archive!
I'm sorry I missed you too, Fog. Catch you all next time.
Crazy Finger-like jam with Larry on violin in half-step is killer! This is a fantastic audience tape. Man, am I psyched!
Uh oh, Phil's changing things up at the end of Half-Step... that'd be Half-Step > Alabama Getaway! Whoo hooo!
Archive, man. We're living the dream!
What a show! This band really took it up a few dozen notches since the opening show of the tour, which was good, but not this good.
I just got the cds, and I'm blow away-- again, and I haven't even gotten to the end of set I.
I've been looking online, but I still haven't found any pictures from this tour with Phil and the Big Brown Bass... I would really love to get a shot of that for the cover these awesome cds.