This a story about my own first mystical experience with the band. I can't remember exactly what year...82 or 83, I believe. It was Friday the 13th and we were at the Greek Theater in Berkley Cal. It was a gorgeous day...mid 70s and not a cloud in the sky. This was back in the day when sold out shows were simulcast outside the facility so you were assured of a good time even without a ticket. I was selling and trading painters hats with the steal your face stamped on top and was gifted a set of berkeley community theater stubs to get me in the shows.
Well, I did not go to any of Trey Anastasio's summer tour. I saw him during his fall tour. Needless to say I was not impressed. I had a chance to catch him in Charlotte, NC this summer, but decided to catch Panic in Myrtle Beach, SC instead. The songs that they played during the fall tour were ok at best. Trey needs to reunite with Phish. The way Phish used to play off of each other was what made Phish so talented. He is planning to stop doing a lot of covers during his shows. I would suggest he keep doing a few covers because if he comp
I was born in 1965, the same year The Grateful Dead was born and the year that the songs that would land on the Beatles' landmark album "Rubber Soul" were probably starting to gel in the minds of the newly turned-on Fab Four. I grew up about as big of a Beatle fan as anyone ever could meet, especially when one considers that I was not even five years old when the band reached the end of their long and winding road.
Songs that have asterisks are ones that Susan Tedeski joined in on. I don't even think they announced her at the show, b/c the whole time we all kept saying, who is that??? and she really didn't do much for the songs. i would have at least expected her to stand out a bit during estimated prophet, but she didn't do the donna-back ups the way you'd expect.
Navigating the undulating route of HWY 93 from Boulder, our trusty VW Bus, along with the countless others migrating from the north, was a spectator to a spectacular lightning display. There's an ongoing jest between my friends and I about the contrast we experience when we leave our tranquil Boulder bubble, venturing into Jefferson County where factories and urban sprawl replace our cherished open landscapes.
Phil Lesh will be at Bonfils Blood Center's Lowry Donor Center on Saturday, June 19, 2004 to increase awareness about the importance of giving blood. Lesh received a liver transplant and is an advocate for blood, organ and tissue donation. He dedicates much of his time at similar events across the country to promote blood donation and express his gratitude to donors. Lesh will be at the Lowry Donor Center for a portion of the blood drive.
The Dead just played the Bonnaoo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. We just got news of the setlist, check it out here:
June 12, 2004 | Bonnaroo Music Festival | Manchester, TN
Me & Bobby McGee
As we wind down the Phish career, it is done with both great joy and great sadness. The joy comes from remembering the incredibly good times we've experienced, the successes we've enjoyed, and knowing that even in our closing we are honoring the band. The sadness is obviously driven by the fact that something I love will not be a part of my life anymore. To me, we have been the greatest band in the world and have had the greatest fans ever.