1. MSG 11-20-10
1st Furthur show. I had purposely avoided the "new bus" up to that point because I was first watching and then grieving the death of my younger sister in Jan 2010. Knew the music would ease the pain but knew I'd be better off if I returned to the music only after going through and coming out on the other side. Was worth it and to this day, 64 shows later, that St Stephen>Eleven brings me to tears with joy...
....AND I met myhusband at that show.
2. New Year's Eve 2011/12. The whole run actually. The first night setlist was just so darn happy, the second night-good freaking lord-setlist was like an amazing tale of a journey starting with hope, crashing with despair and coming out on the other side full of light, love and knowledge...
..and on the third night I married my husband and was effectively my wedding reception.
3. Tie. Radio City 3-25-11 and San Diego 10-2-12. That SD show is totally a sleeper. The sound was amazing, the jams and setlist incredible. One of those shows that burned into my ears so deep I can still, you know, feel it. Possibly moved me so much because I was, though I didn't find out until a day later in Vegas, pregnant with my first Furthur love baby.
I'm so glad this thread is here. I've been feeling so incredibly crushed since the "by the way our 2014 hiatus includes New Years" news hit at the end of Fall tour..which we canceled and sold all our tix so we could afford both the Mexico run we already booked and the New Years run we planned to do with our daughter. This after missing all of this year except 2 in April when I was in a wheelchair and our only summer show (baby's first) which wad of course Canandaigua. Crushed and sullen and feeling like a big part of my life's context has been yanked out. Reading this thread and sharing just some of my wonderful experiences was really therapeutic. See y'all in Mex.
this is the season of what now