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rippleish20
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Re: 40 Year Club............

#275096 1 year ago
My 36th anniversary will be 9/3/2013 (Englishtown was my first show)
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wharfrat1490
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I'm still walking, so I'm sure that I can dance

Re: 40 Year Club............

#275136 1 year ago
I'll have to cop to having been a "Touch-head," but the fellows I went to shows with and I were not like a lot of the lunkheads (hereafter referred to as "shirtless beer vultures") who started going in the 90's. If you had to pigeonhole us into any category other that Deadhead, it would be "nerd."

My first show was 7/16/1990 at Rich Stadium in Buffalo, so I guess my 40 will be sometime in 2030, unless my math is off. My buddy's van broke down a few miles from the show and there was nothing we could immediately do, so we decided to just up and hoof it to the show. Hell In A Bucket seemed like a pretty apt opener, and when Gimme Some Lovin' rolled around in the second set we were so glad we made it too.

The cat that owned the van had his first show almost a year before at the same venue. I was still in high school and my folks wouldn't let me go. Pity too: that show was good enough to merit an official release - Truckin' Up To Buffalo. I did manage to catch the boys with Bruce at Giants Stadium the next year, so I guess it evens out. The Eyes opener (!) was broadcast on ABC, and I like to play the YouTube video for my wife and go, "Hear that 'whoo!'? That's me!"
Note: my handle references Wharf Rat because my mom used to call me her little wharf rat when I was little. I think what the Wharf Rats have going on is great, but I am not one of them.
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Denver Man
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On the day I was born daddy sat down and cried

Re: 40 Year Club............

#275139 1 year ago
^^ Yep man I am a touch head too I guess. In the 90s we got scorned upon by the older heads for bringing down the GD and then when Jerry passed we were responsible for that too. Not that I was (or am) perfect, but our little gang always respected the elder heads and their advice and experience and we tried to uphold the creed or whatever you want to call it. We never crashed any gates or scammed our way into anything. Not trying to be self righteous, just sayin. Anyway being thought of as *the generation who brought down the Dead and Jerry* always kind of hurt deep inside.

Edit: Just for clarification, not ALL older heads looked down on us. Most were awesome and helpful, but a few ....
I went walkin' out last summer
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there
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dr bakes
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Dizzy ain't the word for the way you're makin me

Re: 40 Year Club............

#275141 1 year ago
9-3-2017
Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand
TMax
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Re: 40 Year Club............

#275185 1 year ago
I'm in the 32 year club!

First show was 5-5-81 at Glens Falls Civic Center.

Set I:

Stranger
Peggy-O
El Paso
Ramble on Rose
CC Ryder
Brown-eyed Women
Passenger
Althea
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:

Scarlet/Fire
Estimated/Eyes
Drumz/Space
Uncle John
Truckin
Alabama Getaway

E: Johnny B Goode

(Count it - 10 song 1st set )

And I was HOOKED!
You can't get lost when you're always found...
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funky420
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If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

Re: 40 Year Club............

#275233 1 year ago
^^^^^^^^^ maybe my math is off but I only count 9 songs in that first set
The voices tell me what to say
gvanman
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Re: 40 Year Club............

#275236 1 year ago
I'm in the 30+ category i guess. First show was 12-2-1981 University of Illinois, Assembly Hall

Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Peggy-O
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Passenger
Good Time Blues
Cumberland Blues
Looks Like Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

Feel Like a Stranger
Franklin's Tower
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Terrapin Station
drums
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

Don't Ease Me In
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ratdog2112
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Men never remember, but Women never forget

Re: 40 Year Club............

#275237 1 year ago
Looking back at the archive.org and the history behind this show there were 10 songs in the first set, he forgot one:
"The Music Never Stopped"
Also the 2nd set shows Johnny B. Goode as part of the set and U.S. Blues the encore and with Space after Drums makes for a 10 song 2nd set and a there's a farout Spanish Jam after Truckin'.
Here's the setlist that I found for this show-

Set 1

Feel Like A Stranger, Peggy-O-> El Paso, Ramble On Rose, CC Rider, Althea, Passenger, Brown Eyed Women, The Music Never Stopped-> Don't Ease Me In

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Uncle John's Band-> Truckin'-> Alabama Getaway-> Johnny B. Goode, E: U.S. Blues

Great setlist, listening to it now, this is a show I wish I could of been there.

This is a great show, I can see how someone would get hooked after a show like this one. Congratulations TMax
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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theotherone
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Re: 40 Year Club............

#275243 1 year ago
I just turned 40 this year...2-21 & 22, 1973. wow ! Hadn't occurred to me that it's been 40 years !!!

Hey, GVan...same venue...University of Illinoi Assembly Hall !!!
......While the Music Plays the Band.....
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ratdog2112
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Men never remember, but Women never forget

Re: 40 Year Club............

#275245 1 year ago
gvanman wrote:
I'm in the 30+ category i guess. First show was 12-2-1981 University of Illinois, Assembly Hall

Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Peggy-O
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Passenger
Good Time Blues
Cumberland Blues
Looks Like Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

Feel Like a Stranger
Franklin's Tower
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Terrapin Station
drums
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

Don't Ease Me In


gvanman what a setlist, there's nothing about this show that's not to like. Going to have to listen to this one. Thanks
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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