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  • is this where I complain about the last song I saw them play being JohnnyBGoode ('95)? haha
    what was the last song you saw?

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    • Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post

      I thought 93 was a strong year. The last one, unfortunately. I felt the Spring 94 shows in Chicago ( Rosemont Horizon ) were pretty tight. Saw my last show at Deer Creek, Summer 94 and they were awful.
      I think in '93 they went to the in-ear monitors. I think they also had no amp sound on stage at that point, as well, which made it a little strange for the people up close. For me that took some of the "grease" out of the playing and make it more "clinical" because it made it more like playing in a studio setting. I think there is something to what happens when what you play meshes onstage with all else that is going on and that kinda got lost for me.

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      • Originally posted by McGregor View Post
        is this where I complain about the last song I saw them play being JohnnyBGoode ('95)? haha
        what was the last song you saw?
        Not Fade Away>Rain....Summer 94

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        • Originally posted by chopitulas View Post

          I think in '93 they went to the in-ear monitors. I think they also had no amp sound on stage at that point, as well, which made it a little strange for the people up close. For me that took some of the "grease" out of the playing and make it more "clinical" because it made it more like playing in a studio setting. I think there is something to what happens when what you play meshes onstage with all else that is going on and that kinda got lost for me.
          Interesting. No amp sound onstage would be strange and yes, too sterile with just ear monitors. I remember at those 94 Rosemont shows, the big news was that they were the first shows without Dan Healy at the mixing board.

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          • Originally posted by chopitulas View Post

            I think in '93 they went to the in-ear monitors. I think they also had no amp sound on stage at that point, as well, which made it a little strange for the people up close. For me that took some of the "grease" out of the playing and make it more "clinical" because it made it more like playing in a studio setting. I think there is something to what happens when what you play meshes onstage with all else that is going on and that kinda got lost for me.
            Wasn’t there a bootleg of stingers the band would step on an interrupt button and send to the other members? I remember somebody used a scanner to catch those barbs (far from just musical digs at one another) from outside the venue. Also could be urban legend.

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            • Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post

              Not Fade Away>Rain....Summer 94
              Dear God what I would have given to end that segment of my life with Rain, which i always loved to hear them perform. I Fought The Law. 2-25-94. Drove up from law school in San Diego for an Oakland show. Afterward I wasn't sure I was done, but I wasn't excited about going back. Turns out I never really got/took the chance.

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              • Originally posted by HankAndLeeStamper View Post

                Dear God what I would have given to end that segment of my life with Rain, which i always loved to hear them perform. I Fought The Law. 2-25-94. Drove up from law school in San Diego for an Oakland show. Afterward I wasn't sure I was done, but I wasn't excited about going back. Turns out I never really got/took the chance.
                I was lucy enough to be on the second row on December 2nd 1992 at McNichols Arena in Denver, (which was the first Grateful Dead show in nearly 6 months after the band was forced to cancel dozens of shows due to another one of Garcia's health scares) when they brought the house down by debuting The Beatles "Rain" as the encore.

                It was my personal favorite Beatles cover the Dead performed live, although "Revolution" and "I Want To Tell You" were always welcome. as was hearing Brent slip in a little of the refrain from "Hey Jude" during his vocal duets with Phil on "Dear Mr. Fantasy".

                I almost never listen to The Beatles anymore, but their songs obviously continue to resonate for millions of people around the globe

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                • I saw them close with "Rain" at the Boston Garden in September 1993. Definitely a closing era highlight for me; I saw a few more shows in Albany over the next couple years, but the journey was more interesting than the destination for those.

                  Anywho, I remain a Beatles fan above all else. A friend and fellow Beatles freak sent me this yesterday:

                  The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and his reaction to hearing The Beatles for the first time

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                  • Originally posted by duende View Post

                    Wasn’t there a bootleg of stingers the band would step on an interrupt button and send to the other members? I remember somebody used a scanner to catch those barbs (far from just musical digs at one another) from outside the venue. Also could be urban legend.
                    I have never heard of that but it probably exists and would be interesting indeed!

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                    • That's right, the women are smarter....

                      Stumbled across this article recently. Was surprised to see it was written by local scribe, Alison Fensterstock.

                      'Do You Want To Talk To The Man-In-Charge, Or The Woman Who Knows What's Going On?' : NPR

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                      • Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post
                        That's right, the women are smarter....

                        Stumbled across this article recently. Was surprised to see it was written by local scribe, Alison Fensterstock.

                        'Do You Want To Talk To The Man-In-Charge, Or The Woman Who Knows What's Going On?' : NPR
                        nice reading a dead article with some seemingly new info in it. good stuff.

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                          Originally posted by McGregor View Post

                          nice reading a dead article with some seemingly new info in it. good stuff.
                          Thought the same !!

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                          • The Grateful Dead at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, on Sept. 3, 1977 was easily the craziest event I ever went to in my life. Luckily The Dead were great to make it all worthwhile. They were on fire in 1977. I don't even remember seeing The New Riders or Marshall Tucker who I never really liked. We parked miles away and had to walk to the field where they had the show. They had boxcars all around the huge field as a barrier. Over 100,000 tickets were sold. I dragged some friends who were not even fans to go with me and we all had a blast. I remember having a big blue bong, Thai Sticks and a bottle of Jack as they did not really seem to care what you brought into the show. Finding the car and getting out afterwards took forever. The people who lived around there looked shocked at what had happened to their town. I doubt they ever had anything like that in NJ ever again.

                            Grateful Dead
                            Marshall Tucker Band
                            New Riders Of The Purple Sage

                            Promised Land
                            They Love Each Other
                            Me and My Uncle
                            Mississippi Half-Step
                            Looks Like Rain
                            Peggy-O
                            New Minglewood Blues
                            Friend of the Devil
                            Music Never Stopped
                            ----------------------
                            Bertha
                            Good Lovin'
                            Loser
                            Estimated Prophet
                            Eyes of the World
                            Samson and Delilah
                            He's Gone
                            Not Fade Away
                            Truckin'
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                            Terrapin Station

                            It was released as Dick’s Picks Vol. 15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEIf...9XONBus7_lt2QQ

                            https://mashable.com/2015/07/03/grat...hotos-in-1977/

                            https://www.jambase.com/article/100k...s-date-in-1977

                            https://www.app.com/story/entertainm...ark/610173001/

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                            • Did Jerry play steel with NRPS?

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                              • Originally posted by duende View Post
                                Did Jerry play steel with NRPS?
                                I wouldn't think so as, once Buddy Cage took over, NRPS was a functioning band with a pedal steel player. I don't recall Jerry playing with them after he left.

                                Have you seen Pete Grant of late? I did a session for a country guy named James Carlson in Grass Valley in 2007 when I evacuated and was living in Auburn and Pete was there. What an amazing musician he is, an Auburn resident, I believe.

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