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Deadhead4Obama
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#17909 3 years, 6 months ago
Been relistening to the entire tour... Phil's Bday show certainyl kicked butt. The RCMH shows were INSANE! Still havent gotten to the later FL shows yet, but from wha tI hear, they're are just smoking! But I dun see anyone mention the Pgh show! I guess since it was the one I saw, I have a bias, but I still say it fucking smoked from beginning to end! Second set opening of Estimated > Eyes was just insane!!!! And the other one was off the _HOOOOOOOOK_!

Guess tahts why we say there wasnt a bad show in the bunch cause pciking a top five is freaking hard.
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Walk in the Sunshine
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#17921 3 years, 6 months ago
Fiirst off let me say I caught 4 Towers all but Tuesday & Hampton. 4 Towers good to excellent... Hampton a whole nother level. Any top 5 list without Hampton can be disregarded...by FAR the best I have ever heard/seen further andI've been going to shows since 81. My top 5:
First tier
1. HAMPTON 4/1
1A. Phils Birthday 3/15
These 2 head & shoulders above the rest IMHO

3. Atlanta
4. Tower Sunday (Friday & Saturday were great many pick Saturday but for me personally the song selection was right up my alley & the second set St Stephen....(which I have grown sick of seeing ..LOL who woulda ever thought I would type that!) was ON the 4 song sequence ( Stephen>Born x Eyed>Watchtower>Sittin on Topof the World) was an auditory ASSAULT--- I had to actually sit down to catch my breath-- also any show the ends with my fave & a smokin Sugar Mag is loved)
5. Saturday RCMH Owsley show

So by going by actually listening and not show attendance ..(I only got 2 of the 5 I caught in the top 5 ) I think this list is pretty accurate. I will admit I MAY have put Phils Bday 1 and Hampton 2 if I had been there... b but I LOVE when the band comes out firing in the first set balls to the wall and in Hampton they came out guns blazing.
Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by Walk in the Sunshine.
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gratefulpanda
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#18259 3 years, 6 months ago
My first show of my mini run was NYE(pretty awesome, magical, and chill) and guess that doesn't count since it was technically still winter. So here are my 5 from spring.

1. Fox Theater, Atlanta(4/3/11)- Maybe cus I was lucky enough to be front row and see the whole show from a much different perspective. But the show itself was great, awesome energy all night. My highlights being a lively opening Hell in a Bucket, a heartfelt TLMD, and a Jerry-band-ish feeling Deal. Second set was all about DS>Time>Breathe reprise, then Dear Prudence. Was on another planet!!

2. Best Buy Theater, N.Y.(3/13/11)- Band had good energy mostly all night. Of course started with a somber moment with Phil talking about Bear. Rest of the night, great chemistry between the guys. And Warren for 2nd set was just amazing. Phil riffing with Warren and Bobby. John doing some "Jerry" kicks and arm swings. And of course Bobby doing his best Pig Pen during Caution. Wow.

3. RCMH, N.Y.(3/26/11)- Very cool classic, early Dead feeling 1st set. A nod to Pig Pen. Then the 2nd set with Floyd's Eclipse, from Dark Star? Unreal. The vid behind them with Jerry and Bear, brings me to tears every time. This show was an emotional one for me.

4. Best Buy Theater, N.Y.(3/11/11)- Love the opening with Greatest. Good start with a fast pace. And 2nd set seemed to roll and groove into a cohesive unit till the end of the night.

5. Orpheum, Boston(3/6/11) Really great energy and quick start. Nice because I felt the night before was a bit slow paced with more stop and starts. Fun Maxwell's that was spot on. And a Viola Lee that meandered through the 1st set. Awesome. It just kept coming back!! 2nd set highlights were St. Stephen>Time>Eleven, which the place seemed ready to blow at that point! And ended nicely with a long Sugaree, and GDTRFB.
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hyjacker
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#18296 3 years, 6 months ago
Last night of Tower for sheer musicianship, great sound and high energy, Last night of RCMH for guests and a really long show, Second to last RCMH for a killer second set. Best buy Phils Birthday Abbey RD. Very well done and a great idea by Jill.
Hampton simply because it was Hampton and the vibe was every bit as god as when Jerry was with the band. Charleston for pure crowd energy and a great show./ The crowd was a perfect mix of older Heads and college of Charleston people. Good lot scene on a tour that didnt have many lots. NYC Philly ETC. The weather was perfect and the people were just positive. Also didn't see nitrous mafia thank god. They just ruin the scene/
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SlipEleven
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#18364 3 years, 6 months ago
Saw that a couple of posters have already recommended SAT 3/19/11 from the Tower - you can find the full setlist on this site (under the "tour" tab) but I would particularly note the Help -> Slipknot -> the Eleven (?!!!) sequence as a major stand-out moment. Also, for whatever reasons (I've posted separately about this elsewhere), no one has posted an audience recording of this night on archive yet, 1 1/2 months later (yes, I know I've become spoiled by the internet!) so that's another reason to consider adding this to your short list of soundboard purchases...
And now, for some feedback: "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
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wlewis
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#18386 3 years, 6 months ago
i attended all 25 shows on the tour, and find it extremely difficult to rate the shows or pick the best 5...each show was unique in its own way, and there are quite a few factors that go into producing a top of the tour show...some of my favorites were 3/12, 3/20. 3/22, 3/30, 4/1, 4/3, 4/5
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
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MushroomMan
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#18393 3 years, 6 months ago
"i attended all 25 shows on the tour"

damn, I wish I was you! doing the whole summer tour to?
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Walk in the Sunshine
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#18600 3 years, 6 months ago
Last night of Tower for sheer musicianship, great sound and high energy

Well put. I admit the first set was not my personal fave setlist... but they rocked it all out. Even duprees which I never really got hit me. The GSET was phenomenal. The Truckin>Caution was dare I say flawless & monstrous. We each have our own personal likes dislikes... this show would be higher but Nobodys girl did absolutely nothing for me.... and China Doll while well played is to close to Jerry in my memory to ever get "there" again with that one.. other than that 30 minutes or so the rest was great. The Sailor was awesome. This show was kinda a patchwork thrown together last night bunch a songs that they played the f..out of. "Sheer Musianship" sums it up nicely highway. Scarlet & Midnight Hour... fun fun fun
wlewis
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#18643 3 years, 6 months ago
mushroom man---it is up in the air right now, done the last 3 in full...having a blast digging the country and this band..working on a job down in VA right now but if it does not come thru, i'll definitely be running the coast again
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
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ruby_claire
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Re: Top 5 Shows from the Spring '11 Tour

#19026 3 years, 5 months ago
Today my fave five are 3/12 3/29 4/6 4/5 and 3/11 but that could change.
Probably not the 3/12 &3/29 tho...those shows were amazing!

Can't wait for more!!

standing on the moon
with nothing left to do
a lovely view of heaven
but i'd rather be with you
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