people we need to get rid of the neg. vibes in this community. i would have loved to see the show when he sat in.
I was at the NYC show when Warren came on for Set Two. Unfortunately, the negative vibes were at the show too.
Almost everyone enjoyed Warren's performance (I sure did!), but there was a small handful of people who did not. They jeered him.
At first, they simply shouted things like: "I came to see the Dead, not the Allman Brothers," which was annoying, but somehow I tolerated it.
But things got real ugly when (during the encore) they all sang "Attics" a capella. Warren had a lyrics sheet in his hand and the unhappy people would not forgive him for it.
I guess it missed their attention that one wrong lyric would screw up the entire performance and I guess it missed their attention that Warren doesn't play Dead tunes on a daily basis (anymore).
But the lyrics sheet was the unforgivable sin. At the pauses, they would mockingly shout: "Nobody better than Warren!" or "Mr. Warren Haynes, ladies and gentlemen!"
They were clearly trying to rattle him and make him miss his line. It really ruined the show for me.
I imagine that they're angry because they want to hear the Grateful Dead, circa 1975. If so, I've got three letters for them: "DSO."
As for me, I want to hear a band that's evolving, experimenting, developing new material and trying new things. I want to hear a band that's going Furthur.
And if Warren Haynes helps to take them Furthur, then I want to see Warren Haynes play with Furthur.