Greatful Dead to reunite!!!!!!

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Grateful Dead to reunite for farewell concerts in July
    The legendary band will celebrate its 50th anniversary by taking the stage for the final time for three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field.
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Friday, January 16, 2015, 4:47 PM
    [​IMG] MORRY GASH/AP The Grateful Dead perform during a reunion concert in Wisconsin in 2002. The band’s final performance will take place in July.
    The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July.

    The band announced Friday that surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    The band is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the shows will mark its final performances, the band said. They last performed at the Chicago venue in 1995 with band member Jerry Garcia, who died a month after the show.

    Tickets for "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will be available through a mail order system on Jan. 20. They go on sale online Feb. 14.
     
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    It would be great if one of them dies on stage
     
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    He died doing what he loved.
     
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    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    And he's "Grateful"
     
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    They could afford to lose a drummer.



    But would anyone notice :bigthink
     
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    MrWarmth 1926-2017 GOD REST HIS SOUL Gold

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    Morry Gash :jj:
     
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    No Jerry, No Grateful Dead

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    These guys perpetrated one of the classic crash grabs of their day. Capitalists disguised as hippies are some of the best con men going. They didn't even need to cultivate a huge following... they simply convinced the same 20,000 rich kids (also disguised as hippies) to follow them around from town to town every Summer and deposit 50 bucks into the Jerry Fund Jar at the door each night. Brilliant!
     
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    Could happen. :crack:

     
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    Maybe they'll have a Holo-greatful Jerry! :dance:
     
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    Without Jerry's voice and guitar, they are Further.
     
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    i dont like it.

    ruin the legacy for just a few bucks? sad
     
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    Ha, that clip is hilarious. Looks like his guitar was really weighing him down. That or the stage was really slanted but only under where he was standing. Saw rat dog a couple of times; hard to believe some of those dudes are still kicking.
     
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    My first reaction too. Jerry WAS The Grateful Dead!
     
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    I'm sorry, but I never understood the appeal of their music. I had a friend and co-worker some years back who was possibly the biggest Grateful Dead fan on the planet (and probably still is; I haven't been in touch with him for some years now.) Our jobs would require us to spend a significant amount of time travelling in a company van on a daily basis.
    This guy had a briefcase full of Grateful Dead tapes, everything from studio albums to live concerts from all over the place, all neatly labeled according to date and venue. We'd get into the truck, and in went a tape... After a while I just wanted to stick a fork in my ears. Fucking ponderous meandering and unlistenable music.
    Sort of like trying to listen to the Stern show today. :facepalm:
     
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    I'm mostly on the "don't get the appeal" bus, but American Beauty is a fine album and from 1974 or so to 1979 or so their live material could be pretty powerful.

    The problem is that Jerry started chasing his good friend the "white lady" around 1980 or so, and it shows. I saw them outdoors in Wisconsin in 1986 and two things stood out: (1) the band came into the outdoor arena (this was near Devil's Lake) on a &*%&* helicopter and left the minute they had done their set. (2) even the songs I liked sucked ass. Jerry was just phoning it in from his mansion in Marin County; and it didn't help that I was stone cold sober.

    Oh, during the same period, a friend of my brother's actually was a medical assistant to Jerry's doctor (this is still mid-1980s; so prior to HIPPA and all the insurance privacy stuff). He said Jerry was a medical mess: no hippy diet for that fat boy. His favorite food was chili cheese dogs.

    In sum, maybe losing Jerry will make them better.

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    f'ing con-artist hippies. the grateful dead are the closest thing to P.T. Barnum in the last 40 years
     
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