Maybe it is the less than polished sounds of Wharf Rat rather inelegantly breaking through the middle. I remeber standing outside listening to the song saying to myself what a horriable tour. Every time I listen to it I get goose bumps. Fine show as the band was in excellent form in 89 rumored to be one of Weir's favorite years for the group. I am a Dark Star junkie, and this was a great fix - the way they play this first Wharf Rat, it sounds as if they are two parts of the same song. I came back 2 days later to see Pearl Jam play Soldier Field, so for me it was a great birthday week.
I remember sitting at work carpenter having lunch and I here on the radio that Jerry Garcia died. I found out a recent friend was at the show, and he broke his ankle jumping over the wall at the beginning. I would have made a bumper sticker. Of couse as the magic of the dead we find the guy in like 2. I dont know why at my young age that always struck me but i can still see the faces of the family i met in deer creek sitting on a blanket having a picnic and it was grandma,grandpa,mom dad, and bro and sis.
Looking back it was one of the best decisions i ever made. I remember being stunned at the number of balloons that were scattered about the ground. I miss Jerry and those carefree nights with good friends in a strange town far from home, listening to the music that made us feel so damn fine; like nothing mattered but that night. I was in high school then and was one of the three promoters of the show. As an experiment, I thought I would try compiling all the songs known to be played in 1967 — from the circulating tapes, the setlists available on deadlists and deadbase, and the reviews of lost shows on dead.
I have video of the show, and of course have heard the tapes, but its not the same as being there. But my response was even more surreal. Counterfeits all over the shop, police and security cracking skulls left, right and center. What the fuck were you people thinking???? The following year, songs from the tour were released as two live albums, the all-acoustic and the all-electric. I can't help you with your troubles, If you won't help with mine and I don't know now, I just don't know, If I'm goin' back again rang in my ears that night as it does today. I'll see you at the allstate arena in may and then in Colorado two days latter for the reunion tour.
A fit of rage overcame me. Regardless, I actually had a blast at this show! The live showpiece at the time was Viola Lee Blues, and it was a monster. At least I got to see the last show with the exact same friends I seen my first show with! The day that Jerry died my former boss the one that wouldn't give me time off was the one to call me and give me the news. The only moments that seemed like there was a hint of Jerry's presence was Box Of Rain and Sugar Magnolia. No really great moments, but nothing horrible. Just remember, energy does not ever die!!! Just a short scene in the darkness of my dream I was at a house where jerry was and I heard somebody yell down the hall, call an ambulance Jerry is dead. On the day of Jerry's death I was out and about running errands, shopping, etc.
No matter how you pick apart the sound; good, bad, lacking, whatever it became in the 90's, at least they we're present and there for the world still, hope much needed. Good news is we were able to briefly meet the band after the first set and I'm forever grateful for that! It sounds like there are pillows in front of my speakers when I listen to this Noise Reduced version. The song came to the part that should have taken off with a beautiful solo and he couldn't hit the notes. Shortly afterward my mother called and reassured me that i had done the right thing and how grateful she was that i had the experience. I found out I was pregnant the morning Jerry died, which was a month later.
And I grew up near the Capitol Theater -- though I was a wee tike in '71 -- and have only learned the amazing musical legacy of the place. In contrast to other Dead concert videos, Dead Ahead contains as well as song performances. So, in celebration of his birthday, me and my bro get a few balloons and bring back to the little commune established between all of our neighbors cars ahhh - the days of camping in the lot. The best time of my life! There was a definite small core repertoire that they would play in show after show, and that is mostly what shows up here. It had it all, the bad, the good, and the triumphant ending that 30 years of being the Grateful Dead deserved.
What a fitting name Grateful Dead! He takes 3 or 4 successive breaths of nitrous and let's go of his balloon and falls face first into the middle of our set-up tables, coolers, etc. Primarily, fans are eager to discuss what the setlists might look like and what songs might be played or debuted by the Grateful Dead spinoff act featuring John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti along with former Grateful Dead members, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir. His Dead lists are split across several pages, so 'view list' for the years you want. Shows continue to be long affairs with little wasted time onstage. It's that sort of anything-can-happen thrill, mixed with half a century of song and experience, that keeps Weir an essential artist, and he has found fine support in his nimble Wolf Bros. It must be from October 31, because it is paired with Me and My Uncle. But that's a small difference when it comes to all these fine fine Capitol shows.
It just means that you will most likely die before me, and we will the link to the next generation to spead the music, love, and magic. I was about to knock his fucking teeth out, but the boss stepped in and just told me to go home early. I can recall having long conversations about how this was, most likely, going to be the last tour for the band, something many people did like to hear. This was amazing for any fan. The Dark Star will take your breath away. Right click the internet icon. Jerks at shows, obvious miscues and other issues on stage, plus Jer just mailing it in.