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DPR4444
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06-09-17 09:41 AM - Post#1700493    



Anyone else going to see the summer tour?

I'm going to Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) 06/15, and considering a couple others.
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06-09-17 11:49 AM - Post#1700503    


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Is it with John Mayer? That new bass guy Oteil Burbridge has some magic in him as well. I've watch a few clips on youtube and it's sounds HOT! It just can't replace those early 90's shows in Chicago and Noblesville Indiana when I was in college. Oh the things I learned.

That said the shows at Wrigley would be biblical.
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06-09-17 12:28 PM - Post#1700510    


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yes, apparently Oteil Burbridge is singing lead on some songs, specifically China Doll.

and yeah, it's with John Mayer on guitar, who has earned some begrudging respect from most Deadheads.
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06-10-17 01:34 PM - Post#1700557    


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They played in Boulder last nite and play again tonite. There was a time it would be automatic me for to go. Those days are long gone.
 
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06-14-17 07:08 PM - Post#1700784    


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Agreed. I have much love for the GD and even got back on the bus for a couple of years when Furthur came alive.

Despite Mayer being a great musician who has picked up on some of Garcia's runs and phrasing, it is positively painful to hear Bob Weir try and sing. The tickets are also retardedly overpriced.

Weir's given us a lot of magic over the years, but it's depressing to hear him these days.
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06-18-17 03:16 PM - Post#1701040    


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Well, a bunch of friends and I went to the Burgettstown show last Thursday and had a great time, despite a downpour that lasted most of the first set. Tickets were actually pretty reasonable - mine was $50 with all the service charges, etc., and LiveNation had a one-day special of $20 tickets earlier this year.

Some friends are going on to Fenway, SPAC, and Bristow, but i have to return to reality and work.

There are already soundboard recordings floating around, if anyone wants a link, let me know.
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06-22-17 09:49 AM - Post#1701279    


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I get what you're saying about Bob Weir these day's but Jerry was the same back in 94-95. I saw it first hand at Soldiers his last and second to last show. He was forgetting lyrics, barely sing . . . just mailing it in but I still loved and respected the hell out of him. Who knows maybe Jerry was sick but Bob is wore out and needs to hang it up.

I think Mayer and Burbridge even the keyboard guy bring life back into their old bones. I would see them if it was closer maybe.
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07-05-17 04:34 PM - Post#1701741    


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It's nice that the songs are still being played to large, appreciating audiences, and Mayer and Burbridge are pretty good, and a combo of say Trey Anastasio and Hornsby would have been even better, but regardless of who you put up there with the three geezers, it wouldn't come close to what the Dead was able to create with some regularity when they were at the height of their abilities. Bob was never a great singer, and now he's downright terrible. Mickey and Bill are just OK.

By the way, the above comments can be made about pretty much every single artist from the 60s that still gets out of the rocking chairs and hits the road, with the exception of (IMHO) Neil Young.
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07-06-17 11:21 AM - Post#1701766    


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Quite a few of the shows are popping on Archive.org in remarkable quality. I'm listening to the Fenway show right now.

I've never been a huge jam band fan, but something about the Dead (and their various post-Jerry incarnations) and their ability to "build" to something through a show is really impressive to me.... great stuff.
 
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