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leshweirD
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#4988 3 years, 3 months ago
I'm hoping it's the next one I am blessed to be able to attend!
Lafoo
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5033 3 years, 3 months ago
Wallingford, CT 2009
Stroudsburg, PA 2010

Both were excellent.
skyties
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5037 3 years, 3 months ago
ruby_claire wrote:
The last one I saw....and the next one is going to be even better : )))))

That's what I'm talkin' about.
Amie
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5058 3 years, 3 months ago
totally agree, I also would recommend Chicago at the UIC in march 2010.
drpsilocybo
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Trying to find a peacefull song

Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5094 3 years, 3 months ago
this was my first furthur show, It's one of the best I've seen

www.archive.org/details/furthur2009-12-1...raszki.103552.flac16

it was a different band, Jay Lane was playing percussion and there weren't any backup vocalists.
I like the changes futhur has made it seems to be working for them
but I haven't seen then recapture the energy from this show, especially the second set.
lostsailor
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5163 3 years, 3 months ago
Hey Todd,

Furthur has a way of sucking people onto the bus, willing or otherwise .

There was a great interview I think by Jackson on dead.net (?) of JK that was very interesting. He hasn't spent his life copying Garcia. In fact, he makes an interesting comment that unlike a lot of people who play guitar because of the dead, he was already an accomplished violinist and guitar player until he, too, was thrown on the bus. So his background is not copying Garcia. I can't blame him for wanting to play Garcia great. If we are that critical of guitar players, Jimmy Page sucks becaus he played Jimmy Reed note by note in everything he did.

I look at it this way: He plays Garcia the way it should be played- on China Cat, you get the riff the lead should be playing for it to be authentic, on Deal, etc. For all teh other dead incarnations, it seemed the guitar players said, "oh, key of E, I can do that..." But to play lead on Grateful Dead is more than that. On songs like Let It Grow, Music Never Stopped, and the like, where there are those moments where the lead better be in that spot to grab it and throw the music into the atmoshpere - or the song collapses, JK is faithfully there. Where the song goes into (even somewhat) jam or improv, John stays true to the feeling of the song but takes it his own way. I think the one thing he does copy, and I really heard it on this past NYE, is the expressive tones from the electric guitar. It's very nuanced but it really adds a ton of depth to the lead guitar. I don't know what it is, but I like it. I personally think Garcia came with that sound in/around 1981 and I just love it.

I wish I was 20 again and not married and bills. I'd quit my job and go on tour like it was 1988 all over agiain. Don't let preconceived notions of the past prevent you from experiencing the grateful dead experience in all its glory.
Last Edit: 3 years, 3 months ago by lostsailor.
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otherone78
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first Furthur show: 2/19/10

Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5166 3 years, 3 months ago
After the 2/19/10 show in Amherst,ma i realized i could now die a happy man.

Lost sailor>
saint
New speedway boogie>
king solomon's marbles>
caution>
Darkstar> (just over 20 min!)
Otherone>
let it grow>
NFA pt.2

Knockin' on heavens door (w/a/bit of reggae)
jtf6568
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5169 3 years, 3 months ago
I have been to 6 different venues for a totalof 13 shows. My favorite so far was Convention hall, Asbury Park,NJ 12-13-09! I have been going since 1977, and have seen some historical shows. The sound on this night was perfect!
MPL
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5197 3 years, 3 months ago
i second that emotion..eugene 9/17/10 as wellderek92 wrote:
The three nights they did at broomfield are a good listen 2/11/12/13/11
Loonyj
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#5227 3 years, 3 months ago
The one I'm at, or the next one I'm going to!!!!
My favorite show, is the next one!
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terrapin_blue
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#7142 3 years, 3 months ago
I'm gonna have to agree with whoever said the 9/25/10 Red Rocks show. It was unbelievable. Out of the ten I've seen, this was the greatest.

I think that 3/6/10 (Broomfield) also is up there with the best, although the lineup was a bit different. I like the current lineup much more, so the 2011 shows felt much better in that sense...
dograt
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Re: Best Furthur show EVER?!

#7159 3 years, 3 months ago
This is a very nice one....


11/14/2010 US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH

I: Dancin in the Street, Althea, Me and My Uncle, Friend of the Devil, Cold Rain and Snow, Seven Hills of Gold, Bird Song, Promised Land

II: Deal, Sugar Magnolia > Scarlet Begonias > Estimated Prophet > He's Gone > King Solomon's Marbles, Days Between, Fire on the Mountain, Throwing Stones > Sunshine Daydream

E: Samson and Delilah
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