I want to make just one point in this ridiculous thread.
When did "being intoxicated onstage become a crime?
1. For Phil is god- You do realize Phil refers to the 80's as the Heineken years. He was imbibing every show.
2. You might as well not listen to any GD ..the whole band was intoxicated on something every show (if you count weed).
Nah Garcia & Weir & Lesh & Kreutzmann & Hart played sober!!!!!
3. Don't listen to any JGB post 76 or so Jerry was on smack & coke every show.
4. Don't bother listening to Jimi Hendrix Live...
5. Don't Bother listening to Janis Joplin Live...
6. Don't bother listening to Led Zeppelin Live
7. Don't bother listening to the Who live.
8. Don't bother listening to the Stones Live.
9. You must really hate Pigpen ... he was hammered at every show he was a part of.
I prefer my "rock stars" partying... it helps the creativity.. sober rockers suck.
( oh and before someone jumps in with Jerry nodding at the mic some shows.. killing himself with H.. I am not talking about H it sux.... the rest ..........
Um its sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Not necessarily in that order.
First of all there is no evidence that Bob Weir uses any sort of controlled substances, and by that I mean illegal. Maybe a glass of wine before a show, or a beer, but I've not seen any evidence (other than that BB show) that he was "hammered". That is a gross exaggeration, and I believe someone should defend him on that note.
Not every show Pigpen was intoxicated. Towards the end of his days in the band he had sobered up due to his physical health.
His major weight loss would support that.
I've always wondered how someone could have drank so much to die at such an early age.