I was worried when I saw a line forming about 4 hours before the doors opened, frightening flashbacks to when Furthur played the Ogden. But we decided to not worry and went out to eat and went in a bit after the doors opened. And to my utter shock and delight, my sweet spot was not taken! whew! From that point on it was just a fucking awesome night.
For one thing the sound in the Ogden is always very good, but when Furthur played there (as some of you remember) the sound was horrific and people were cutting down the Ogden for being a shitty venue. But that night was all on Furthur because Ratdog sounded so damn good last night. Crystal clear sound, it was incredible really. How can Ratdogs sound be so much superior to Furthur?
Anyway to build on that, Robin was laying down HUGE Phil bombs all night long, I mean shaking the place. I dont remember the bass standing out like that in other Ratdog shows. That was the surprising part. The not surprising part was Kimock. He is the best (Dead related) lead guitarist since Jerry. I will forever stand by that statement. I loved the overall bluesy feel to the show. Awesome.
I dont know what the hell happened in Santa Barbara, Vegas or San Diego but the 2 Colorado shows were top notch. Bob was at the top of his game.
So other than patchmyfuthur at red rocks, am I the only one from the forum who went to these shows?? Geez Louise!! Did the Golden Arrow make it to CO?? I trekked down to the RV lot at red rocks but did not see them.
Where are all the Colorado furthur forum heads?? You all are missing out!
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there