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thank you all

I can't attend any this year. I have caught a couple via the magic of streaming, but thanks to all of you, I can also feel them. I am grateful for that.
Party on Wayne.

PS Blossom, the venue in Ohio is a wonderful place to see a show. Really wish I could get there in person!

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@Gracefully said....

What a spot on post....the past two nights were magical, something about this band has changed, it has truly evolved...they are no longer the cover band I thought they would become, they have carried these songs we all know to a new level. I thought for sure set 2 first beats was going to be Samson....but Iko with Cowboy Bob on tambourine? C'mon....

TLEO touched my heart....as did the Brokedown encore....

...never miss a Sunday show, indeed.....

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Last Summer Sunday

Yeah, I saw flashes.
Or heard. Or something.

Before the Camden show the band wrote on Twitter “You know what they say about Sunday shows.” Everyone was waiting for Samson, as on the previous 3 Sundays: didn't happen.

But Brokedown Palace has now been played 3 times, each as a Sunday encore. Hmmm.. To me there is no mistaking "They Love Each Other" as a Sunday-theme song. And maybe it's a stretch, but Big Boss Man is fitting.

But what about those stained-glass themed graphics? I would not know if they have been used all summer, but it did not seem like a a coincidence.

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17 down and 3 to go...

two very solid shows at Citi and Camden, on to Ohio and Chitown x2...

this band has flashes of brilliance...

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Yo Yo Jeff

saw that guy just this morning...

all's well in DFW, enjoying the shows from the couch and lazy person's chair. Hallway is very convenient for that dance or two too.

Peace and best wishes to old and new heads, on the bus, magic carpet or segwaaaay.

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Kind Story from the SPAC

Thanks for sharing Graceful Tom. Those kind of tales just don't come across in the streams & downloads. What a just exactly perfect 50th BD celebration for your lucky friends – sounds like they're now on the bus. And speaking of "bus", where's Geomeister? Anybody spot him at any of the shows?

To everybody in Bristow, enjoy the ride tonight. Looks like it'll be cooling off by showtime and the rain will hold off til after midnight (but who'd notice anyway!) Onward!

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SPAC-tacular

A good time was had by all, in spite of the lawn area being oversold by three-fold, in my opinion.

And the brief summer shower, even as the horizon cleared for the sunset, came just as Bobby reached the crescendo on Looks Like Rain; perfectly timed.

As a 50th birthday present we brought some friends to their first exposure of any kind to this world. They had a blast.

And made so memorable for the incident of the friendly fellow who approached us early in the first set and asked if he could leave his Birkenstocks under our beach chairs. We then proceeded to share some of what he grows himself, and did not see him again until the end of intermission. He was OVERJOYED to find us and his sandals. Our friends now have an indelible impression of the nature of interactions between Heads.

By now you will have heard of the continuing modifications to the treatments of the old song pairs: China and Rider as bookends to the set rather than a doublet: anything is possible.

And what Mr. Mayer did with Deal was epic. EP-IC.

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Grand Slam Weather

Looks like just exactly perfect weather at Fenway tonight & tomorrow. Don't be late – don't want to miss getting blasted out of the ballpark! And, just curious, who's in the SSDDer contingent there? Onward y'all!

BTW: Bit the bullet and got a brand new Oat Cart last week with mucho mas "After Midnight Oat-age". Just love that "new cart smell!"

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@Infinity and Beyond....got Oats Jeff?

Check inbox in a day or so, and make sure you got free bandwidth.....

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Figment of Stagnation

Hey rgerrgelis et alii, Glad to hear the feared cloud of stagnation is lifting so more and more spontaneity can seep into Dead & CO '17. You could tell from the nugs tease last night that Burgettstown was going new places (I'd love to hear the whole show). And those Boulder shows were definitely high in the Rockies. Looks like a few clouds may keep temps down in Boston so y'all can better meld with the music. Onward Daydreamers!

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