I love Phil and friends because of the revolving lineup... He always has world class musicians and even though Bobby isnt there, as long as there is a Bob tune or two it still feels like the good ol GD. Last nights second set at Roseland was a 1977 dream set and it really really felt like that is as close as I will ever get to what it was like in 1977.. Yeah Jackie didnt belt out Estimated like Bobby, but that didnt make it any less beautiful, enjoyable or special for me... Jackie did do an amazing amazing amazing job on the let it grow... It was incredible!!! I had no idea he could pull it off anywhere close to that. And Since I missed the wellmont shows I was really glad to hear Jackie go for it again at the Roseland..
Stole my face--- Always do, its a guarantee
But my first Phil show was in 06 and I hadnt seen phil and friends since then until this year. (17 shows) So I can only speak for the shows if seen this year which were all top notch, there have been so many different musicians in this band throughout the years, but the tapes ive heard have always been good.
Furthur feels like the good ol GD as well and having Bobby and Phil together cant be beat... There is nothing like seeing them together on stage the energy is hard to miss!!! The sound is TIMELESS! When seeing Furthur, I enjoy it just as much as Phil and friends and its really hard to compare the two for me. They both make me smile from before I go to the show till FOREVER!!! And yeah sure Bobby can fumble some lyrics from time to time, (not lately at all) but it doesnt matter thats Bobby and I love him. Being at a Furthur show obviously feels a little more like a gd concert would feel (because of Bobby) but both groups are a godsend and are playing for the tribes just like the gd did. Also, both groups have the most incredible setlists, completly mind blowing sets, set after set after set.........
And thats why I do this