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rippleish20
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250087 1 year, 3 months ago
iamthedoor wrote:
rippleish20 wrote:
Griff wrote:
The 80s were great (started in '81) but I like talking to the vets that were there in the 70s. Like seeing the wall of sound, now that would have been cool.


My first Dead show was Englishtown 77. I loved the 80s but would gladly have given them to if I coud have seen shows in 72,73,77 range. I still consider Englishtown the best show I made it to...


mmmm Englishtown, how I wish I could say I had been there. On of my all time favorite shows to listen to especially half step, LLR, and the best Peggy o there is.


Let's not forget the He's Gone->Not Fade Away->Truckin. Although they had a little trouble in He's Gone, I thought this was absolutely amazing. And yes, Half Step and Peggyo were A+
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250091 1 year, 3 months ago
My longest consecutive run was 13 shows in 1987

Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 22, 1987
Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 23, 1987
Providence Civic Center - September 7, 1987
Providence Civic Center - September 8, 1987
Providence Civic Center - September 9, 1987
Capital Centre - September 11, 1987
Capital Centre - September 12, 1987
Capital Centre - September 13, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 15, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 16, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 18, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 19, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 20, 1987

Also that year I went to:

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 17, 1987
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 18, 1987
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 19, 1987

County Fairgrounds - June 12, 1987
County Fairgrounds - June 13, 1987
County Fairgrounds - June 14, 1987

Anaheim Stadium - July 26, 1987
newyawker
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250124 1 year, 3 months ago
Island Head wrote:
My longest consecutive run was 13 shows in 1987

Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 22, 1987
Calaveras County Fairgrounds - August 23, 1987
Providence Civic Center - September 7, 1987
Providence Civic Center - September 8, 1987
Providence Civic Center - September 9, 1987
Capital Centre - September 11, 1987
Capital Centre - September 12, 1987
Capital Centre - September 13, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 15, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 16, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 18, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 19, 1987
Madison Square Garden - September 20, 1987

Also that year I went to:

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 17, 1987
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 18, 1987
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 19, 1987

County Fairgrounds - June 12, 1987
County Fairgrounds - June 13, 1987
County Fairgrounds - June 14, 1987

Anaheim Stadium - July 26, 1987


Great show here. The MSG run was fantastic.



09/18/87
Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY
Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket
Sugaree
Walkin' Blues
Candyman
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Bird Song


Set 2:
Shakedown Street
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Terrapin Station
Drums
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
All Along The Watchtower
Morning Dew
Good Lovin'
La Bamba
Good Lovin'


Encore:
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
'Nothin left to do but smile smile smile'
funky420
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250147 1 year, 3 months ago
because I was Just late too the scene, my longest run was 5 Deer Creek - Chicago 95. then 96 for the Further Festival tour I made 5 from Alpine, Chicago, Deer Creek, Blossom, Pine Knob
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Daisy Mae
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250167 1 year, 3 months ago
teafortexas wrote:
My longest stretch:

Crisler Arena - April 5, 1989
Crisler Arena - April 6, 1989
Riverfront Arena - April 8, 1989
Freedom Hall - April 9, 1989
Rosemont Horizon - April 11, 1989
Rosemont Horizon - April 12, 1989
Rosemont Horizon - April 13, 1989
The Mecca - April 15, 1989
The Mecca - April 16, 1989
Metropolitan Sports Center - April 17, 1989
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 28, 1989
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 29, 1989
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 30, 1989
Frost Amphitheatre - May 6, 1989
Frost Amphitheatre - May 7, 1989
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - May 27, 1989 (kicked out at set-break)
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 18, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 18, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 19, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 21, 1989
Sullivan Stadium - July 2, 1989
Rich Stadium - July 4, 1989
John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1989
Giants Stadium - July 9, 1989
Giants Stadium - July 10, 1989
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 12, 1989
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 13, 1989
Deer Creek Music Center - July 15, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 17, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 18, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 19, 1989
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 4, 1989 (missed)
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 5, 1989 (missed)
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 6, 1989 (missed)
Greek Theatre - August 17, 1989
Greek Theatre - August 18, 1989
Greek Theatre - August 19, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - September 29, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - September 30, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 1, 1989

Shut out of the Hampton '89 shows (gulp.........). 37 out of 40 aint bad. Ended up with pneumonia and not a $ to my name which killed my run. Gotta good stretch in fall of 1990 too (except for Europe).


Dude!
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250169 1 year, 3 months ago
rippleish20 wrote:


I had a few close calls, and one where I only made it in via a back stage pass (last hult, 83), but luckily I was never shut out of a show..


Those Eugene shows were tight. The Hall only holds 2,450 seats at a time when they were consistently selling out mega-stadiums. Congrats on getting in, a lot of us didn't. I remember seeing a lot of familiar (sad) faces outside that venue.
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250177 1 year, 3 months ago
teafortexas wrote:
My longest stretch:

Crisler Arena - April 5, 1989
Crisler Arena - April 6, 1989
Riverfront Arena - April 8, 1989
Freedom Hall - April 9, 1989
Rosemont Horizon - April 11, 1989
Rosemont Horizon - April 12, 1989
Rosemont Horizon - April 13, 1989
The Mecca - April 15, 1989
The Mecca - April 16, 1989
Metropolitan Sports Center - April 17, 1989
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 28, 1989
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 29, 1989
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - April 30, 1989
Frost Amphitheatre - May 6, 1989
Frost Amphitheatre - May 7, 1989
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - May 27, 1989 (kicked out at set-break)
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 18, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 18, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 19, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - June 21, 1989
Sullivan Stadium - July 2, 1989
Rich Stadium - July 4, 1989
John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1989
Giants Stadium - July 9, 1989
Giants Stadium - July 10, 1989
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 12, 1989
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 13, 1989
Deer Creek Music Center - July 15, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 17, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 18, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre - July 19, 1989
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 4, 1989 (missed)
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 5, 1989 (missed)
Cal Expo Amphitheatre - August 6, 1989 (missed)
Greek Theatre - August 17, 1989
Greek Theatre - August 18, 1989
Greek Theatre - August 19, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - September 29, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - September 30, 1989
Shoreline Amphitheatre - October 1, 1989

Shut out of the Hampton '89 shows (gulp.........). 37 out of 40 aint bad. Ended up with pneumonia and not a $ to my name which killed my run. Gotta good stretch in fall of 1990 too (except for Europe).





I'd like to hear the story behind that Oakland show! : lol:
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250181 1 year, 3 months ago
Apparently I got kicked out my first show, missed the second half of the second set. I was apparently flailing my arms as I was dancing and hitting people I was like oh my god I'm so sorry, but I guess I kept doing it being in the state of mind I was and I was escorted out. I wish I could apologize to those people but I'm sure they have been there before as well and I know it was far from intentional. Last time I push the envelope at a show.
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250186 1 year, 3 months ago
Gratefullyjohn wrote:
wlewis wrote:
what music fest john? there is a guy here stricken he is into the PA fests.


Jibberjazz productions "Some Kind Of Jam 8." Great fest man, good music over 3 days with camping and good vibes etc. It'll be a great time. The Pennsylvania festivals are where it's at, I try and make it to all of them as long as the boys aren't doing something for the time being. I figured I will be fine trading in night 10 for some good times with friends and family over 3 days opposed to the one night in AC.


hey John, I'm in PA, been to many Jibberjazz events, Meeting of the Minds, Mad-Summer Meltdown, and Some Kind of Jam, they are a ton of fun, good bands and good people and other assorted amusements
(being on private property helps), , they also post their events on the Forum regularly

BUT you should find one buddy and go to AC instead. See Furthur as MANY times as you can. Jibberjazz will always be there.

my .02

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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250193 1 year, 3 months ago
I never went on a full tour. It was always a mad dash from colorado to shoreline or vegas or oakland or tempe etc for a run and then a mad dash back. I never fully understood how people could do it. Back then $$ was a huge factor. Now time and coordination are the limiting factors. You need a combo of all that stuff to make it happen and I have never had it all at once. I have always been jealous of people who had it all (and still am). Living in CO doesn't help, it's not like living in the NE, it takes a good full day of driving just to get out of CO let alone getting to California or oregon. In that amount of miles you could hit a million shows in the NE (or the Bay). Still wishing to do a full tour but if their route is anything like last fall there's no way I would hit all of them. For example, portland oregon to shoreline in one night?? Hell no.
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250203 1 year, 3 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
I never went on a full tour. It was always a mad dash from colorado to shoreline or vegas or oakland or tempe etc for a run and then a mad dash back. I never fully understood how people could do it. Back then $$ was a huge factor. Now time and coordination are the limiting factors. You need a combo of all that stuff to make it happen and I have never had it all at once. I have always been jealous of people who had it all (and still am). Living in CO doesn't help, it's not like living in the NE, it takes a good full day of driving just to get out of CO let alone getting to California or oregon. In that amount of miles you could hit a million shows in the NE (or the Bay). Still wishing to do a full tour but if their route is anything like last fall there's no way I would hit all of them. For example, portland oregon to shoreline in one night?? Hell no.


Doing tours was actually easier in many ways in the old days, although I had a lot less money. Tickets were a lot more reasonably priced (I was just looking at ny old tickets - Jan 79 shows were like $7.50 with fees) and we just camped or slept in vans, etc. There was also the period around 84 were they sold tour booklets which made getting great tickets with minimal effort ... The Dead were also not normally as ridiculous distance wise with their tours (although Fall 81 Lehigh - Buffalo - Landover was challenging). Furthur tours have been more challenging. Albany (where I live) to Manchester, NH to Portland, ME to Wilkes-Barre, PA to Amherst, MA to Albany in four nights nights and then Albany to MSG to Syracuse to Atlantic City to Buffalo to Albany was challenging, for example.
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Gratefullyjohn
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Re: the longest...tour vets please

#250212 1 year, 3 months ago
kevin wrote:
Gratefullyjohn wrote:
wlewis wrote:
what music fest john? there is a guy here stricken he is into the PA fests.


Jibberjazz productions "Some Kind Of Jam 8." Great fest man, good music over 3 days with camping and good vibes etc. It'll be a great time. The Pennsylvania festivals are where it's at, I try and make it to all of them as long as the boys aren't doing something for the time being. I figured I will be fine trading in night 10 for some good times with friends and family over 3 days opposed to the one night in AC.


hey John, I'm in PA, been to many Jibberjazz events, Meeting of the Minds, Mad-Summer Meltdown, and Some Kind of Jam, they are a ton of fun, good bands and good people and other assorted amusements
(being on private property helps), , they also post their events on the Forum regularly

BUT you should find one buddy and go to AC instead. See Furthur as MANY times as you can. Jibberjazz will always be there.

my .02



Kevin, you just blew my mind and for that I THANK YOU. You are so right! Screw my friends (for now)! Furthur is my love and my passion and what I live for in these young years of my life until it is time to move on with my life and get a career etc. I'm going to Atlantic city!! Jibberjazz will always be there and Furthur won't be around forever. And honestly I already regretted the decision I made to miss the AC show. I'm doing everything I can to make it to that show! Besides camping in 30 degree weather kinda ruins the weekend
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