I just have to agree with the other commentaries on the Trey Anastasio concert at Alpine Valley! Trey and the band were outstanding! I also read that Trey commented that Alpine Valley is "really the best place to play in the world." Whether Trey said that or not - it is true!
I hope everyone will make it out to East Troy sometime - Alpine Valley is a great place for a concert - especially when it is Trey Anastasio..
If one considers how Grateful St. Louis is for The Kind, The Shwag and Jake's Leg, there's no doubt that this city certainly knows how to honor its Dead. Truckin' into town are two of the ultimate Dead cover bands. Straight out of the kennel comes RatDog. Led by former Grateful guitarist Bob Weir, the band plays a repertoire of Bob's solo material, Dead favorites and, of course, select tracks from RatDog's premier 10 track CD, Evening Mood.
Songs that have asterisks are ones that Susan Tedeski joined in on. I don't even think they announced her at the show, b/c the whole time we all kept saying, who is that??? and she really didn't do much for the songs. i would have at least expected her to stand out a bit during estimated prophet, but she didn't do the donna-back ups the way you'd expect.
Driving down from Boulder on HWY 93, our VW Bus and every one coming from the north were treated to a wicked lightning show. It’s funny, but my friends and I often joke about leaving our little bubble in Boulder, driving into Jefferson County, seeing the factories and sprawl instead of our lovely open space. Most of the drive is really pretty though. But the city council in Golden hasn’t a clue, they have some of the loveliest geography in America, and instead preserving it, they have turned much of into cookie cutter America. But I digress…
We went to Van Morrison at the wiltern which is kind of a stuffy, lied center sort of place. no one was dancing, but we HAD to...people were upset behind us for standing up at a rock-n-roll concert...so we tried the aisle...the ushers told us we couldn't dance there...so ro' went to the manager to find out where we could dance, she said dance in your seat, maybe you'll start a trend.