“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”
Grateful Dead “Pacific Alliance Benefit Concert – Stop Nuclear Power” Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
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Not sure if I hear some distortion in Keith’s keys, and i wish he had played more notes and less chords, but I
certainly don’t agree with the negative reviews I read. They treat some leads and jams in different ways here
and there, but I think they were still having a good time, Jerry’s laryngitis notwithstanding. Then again, he
always made up for a faulty voice with wonderful guitar work!
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1, tuning 2, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 3, Mexicali Blues > 4, Big River 5, Candyman 6, It’s All Over Now 7, Brown Eyed Women 8, Beat It On Down The Line
9. Friend Of The Devil
10. Lazy Lightning >
Disc 2 – Set 2:
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
There were a few complaints in the reviews. Everybody want a pristine concert, never mind tha the band is
playing live in front of thousands…scroll down to especially read the last review…
A very hot show! Jerry’s voice is still in recovery from laryngitis but this obviously sparked his playing. Great
REVIEW: come on now this show rocks!
Not its not as good as the Shrine shows, we get that. Thank you. Hows about reviewing THIS show? This is still
a hot hot show. Jerry is on fire. This is the best Its all Over Now I’ve ever heard. Please someone direct me to
one better than this – I haven’t heard it. i don’t understand some of these reviews. I agree the 1/2 Step opener is
kind of weak but did u guys who gave this show bad reviews LISTEN to this Big River or BIODTL? These
typical first set songs are given extremely intense and high-energy readings. Im not even a fan of most of these
1st set songs but they are all played with TONS of energy. Lots of shredding here – dont see what there is to be
dissapointed in. The DITS from 1/8 gets all the attention (as it should) but this IMO is one of the better ones
from this whole tour.
REVIEW: re: haters
Good show! there are a lot worst shows out there to act like a jerk about. Jerry not being perfect makes wharf rat
that much better.
REVIEW: Old man down…
I will never, ever complain about a Half-Step. Take me across the Rio Grandi-oooooooooo anytime! Always
thought it would be cool if Jerry sang Candyman with his eyes closed and let his inner-soul-crooner out… I
don’t like Keith grinding out chords off Phil in Its All Over Now – I wish he’d have mixed it up with some runs
sprinkled in here and now, like he does in BEW. Jerry’s laryngeal voice gives August West even more gravitas
than is usual… The sound is great so it gets a five – the rest is up to taste
REVIEW: If I wanted to act like a jerk,
I would dock my rating a star for the hippie drivel being dribbled by unquestioning, cultish fans. Seriously, do
you people realize what a disservice you are doing the Grateful Dead with your worship? I went to shows to
listen to the music, and I rate shows on how good they are and the quality of the recording, not to do any favors
for people I don’t even know but worship like gods. Just because something’s free doesn’t mean it’s not
worthless. As for this “tape”…This is a hissy recording of a very loose–though often very good–band playing a
mediocre show. Certainly not a BAD show.
REVIEW: Review the reviews
Two reviews down- njeg- Take freakin pill dude. Yeah, we get it, there are people who praise any show they are
listen to as the greatest….. well you know what, they have a point. They are enjoying it, in the moment, not
dissecting it like a blow-hard wine snob. “Just a mediocre show….” Too many people either want or expect all of
these perfect shows. It’s a fucking concert, well, not just any concert, but come on, some of the critiquing on this
site is ridiculous. I like the jist of the review below, you like what you like. Yes the more you listen the more
you pick up. I have been listening for 32 years, but I am not going to tell someone they are wrong when they tell
me what their favorite show is, (Except for the guy on the setlist page who said the Dead reached their creative
pinnacle when Brent joined).
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“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Jan. 15th 7:00 p.m. 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Jan. 16th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
5 O’Clock Club, Fri., Jan 17th, 9:00 p.m.
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota, 366-5555
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Jan. 19th, 4:30 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Schmitz Brothers Band: JDub’s Brewing Company, Fri., Jan 17th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739
sToneFish: J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe, Thurs., Jan. 16th, 6:00 p.m. 987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
The Blue Rooster: Tues., Jan. 14th, Nikki Talley, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wed., Jan. 15th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 16th, Michael Kach/Billy Seward Band w/Steve Camilleri & Burt Engelsman, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 17th, Albert Castiglia, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18th, Victor Wainsright & The Train, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sun., Jan. 19th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.) Mon., Jan. 13th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tues., Jan. 14th, Riffin’ Rick Miller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wed., Jan. 15th, Joe Smothers, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 16th, sToneFish, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fri., Jan. 17th, Lisa Rott, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sun., Jan. 19th, Doug Burns 3:00 p.m. The OPC is now open Sundays with food and drink specials, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m., with music at 3:00. 987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club: This month’s Fogartyville concert is Mon., Jan. 27th, Mara Levine/The Whispering Tree. Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30,
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
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