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  •  Wow. I didn't realize they toured (2+ / 0-)
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    that much.

    GD used to do ~80 shows/year, not counting Jerry Band.

    How many are they doing, roughly?

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    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 12:00:22 AM PST

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    •  Well, in the past 3 years (2+ / 0-)
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      I have seen them 5 times on 2 separate tours. Before then, I hadn't seen them since 1984. Boy, did I miss a lot.

      The first leg of this tour is over in a few weeks but they will be going again starting next April. Pretty lively for a trio of old dudes.They are playing brilliantly, though, and are enjoying it. But I'd get out to see them soon because they might stop touring after this one. Just conjecture but.....

      Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

      by Purple Priestess on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:02:45 PM PST

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      •  Better fewer, but well-played shows (2+ / 0-)
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        than more shows with more potential for duds.

        That was the thing with GD, at least in later years, the more shows they played, and the more of them one attended, the less frequently a truly inspired performance happened.

        Good they're still playing though. They're old school, for sure.

        If I was still into seeing bands live, I'd see them and maybe Nine Inch Nails.

        But you can grab a shirt for me next time if you want. ;)

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        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:02:08 PM PST

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        •  LOL (2+ / 0-)
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          At $35 each, I'm lucky I got one!

          The thing that allows these guys to keep touring is their casual schedule. A show every other night and breaks every 20 or so shows. When I saw them Tuesday they were coming off a 10-day break. It also allows Neil to do his motorcycle riding, which keeps him sane and is now a non-negotiable part of his participation. And every show is well-played this way.

          Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

          by Purple Priestess on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:27:07 PM PST

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          •  I wish Jerry would have taken that advice (1+ / 0-)
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            For all his health problems and addictions, you'd think that

            Slow. The. Fuck. Down.
            woulda been a no-brainer.

            Apparently I was wrong.

            ;)

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            Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
            ~ Jerry Garcia

            by DeadHead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:24:01 PM PST

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