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Gathering of the Vibes 2007 has finalized the lineup for the 12th  Annual Music, Camping and Arts Festival, taking place August 9-12 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT.  The diverse genres of musicians and bands performing on four stages include Legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Ratdog, five time Grammy Award Winner Buddy Guy, Latin Rockers Los Lobos, New Orleans based Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bass Virtuoso Les Claypool, Roots Reggae Favorites, The Wailers,  Southern rock

After another day of great music and great weather, the rain attacked STS9 and once again stopped the headliner's set a little early. Overall, it was a beautiful day of music and dancing on the river. This festival is quietly one of the best small festivals that I have attended in a long while. The food was affordable and delicious. There was variety and quality, even using Philadelphia's own Amoroso rolls for sandwiches. Yum! In addition, the vendors were diverse and special as well.

Dark Star Orchestra and The Grateful Web teamed up to provide an streaming video broadcast of DSO's March 24th performance at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO.

You can click on this link to play the stream:

DSO - 3.24.2006 - Live Webcast Archive from The Grateful Web

Dark Star Orchestra and The Grateful Web teamed up to provide an streaming video broadcast of DSO's October 14 performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR.  -- Check out the archive:

Dark Star played Boulder last night.  The show was: 11/24/72 (Fri) Dallas Memorial Auditorium - Dallas, TX

Set 1: Don't Ease Me In, Me & My Uncle, Brown Eyed Women, Black Throated Wind, Bertha, El Paso, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Sugaree, Playing In The Band

Set 2: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Box Of Rain, Truckin', Ramble On Rose, Big River, Casey Jones, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away > Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away

Reportedly nearly 20,000 people came together in upstate New York for The Gathering of the Vibes' Tenth Anniversary, which juxtaposes the tenth anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death and Saturday night will p

Where else but at a Dark Star Orchestra show does the cryptical reciting and mind-changing on years and dates in the mid seventies occur with such frequency.

December.

Sometime in the summer.

February.

Each month is cause for consideration as some pattern of songs specific to a fall, a summer, a spring of a given year passes through memory.

Oakland.

Rochester.

Richmond.

DSO played Denver, CO last night.  The show of choice was Rochester, N.Y. -11/21/1978.  Great version of Truckin' to end set 2. Other highlights include Bertha>Good Lovin, & Estimated>Eyes.  Lots of good folks sweating & dancing  till 2AM..