Bobby and Phil were in full swing come Saturday in their Furthur Winter Run Colorado shows. This was not my favorite of the series the first set was cut short by technical difficulties with John’s PA. There are some excellent songs and the second set was very sweet, thanks to DeadheadLand.com for the set list.
We have a special treat for you, Steve, our friend and archivist, was on hand to grab the full show in hi-def video, from a tripod no less. Check it out.
Furthur 2/23/13 1st Bank Center Broomfield Co.
The Music Never Stopped>
Standing on Shaky Ground>
The Music Never Stopped
Looks Like Rain
Just A Little Light >
West L.A. Fadeaway
Touch Of Grey
Help On The Way>
Mountains Of The Moon>
Let It Grow ( WRS part II)>
Standing On The Moon>
I Know You Rider
Uncle John’s Band >
E: One More Saturday Night
And now for a special treat, the full show, tripod, HD with a SB patch. Thanks Steve! Enjoy.
Former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh brought their Furthur band to Colorado for a 4 day run that started with a Thursday evening show at the Ogden Theare in Denver and finished with Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield.
Ogden TheatreFurthur ticket was a treasured item indeed. The show sold out in less than two minutes and if you were not one of the lucky ones that were able to purchase a ticket and you wanted to go to the show, then chances were, you were going to pay. Tickets were selling over CraigsList and other ticket re-sellers for an average of $420 each with some sellers asking as high as a thousand dollars for the “golden ticket.”
There were some kind deals and yes even some miracles for this show that pitted a major touring band in a small venue for a special one of show for dedicated fans.
As expected, by show time the place was packed and the anticipation in the room palpable.
The first set opened with Feel Like a Stranger and continued with some of the bands slower songs. The second set was a fun ride from beginning to end with the highlight for me being the St. Stephen>The Eleven into Stella Blue.
Here are some photos and video from this historic one of event.
Editors Note: We are pleased to be able to bring you an installment from photographer Lynn Richter’s coverage of the Grateful Dead, this special edition marks the 25th Anniversary of the band’s visit to Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. This is #17 in a series, with a little luck we may publish some more from this series. A special thanks to Lynn Richter for sharing. Enjoy.
“When it seems like the night will last forever And there’s nothing left to do but count the years When the strings of my heart start to sever And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
I will walk alone by the black muddy river And dream me a dream of my own I will walk alone by the black muddy river And sing me a song of my own And sing me a song of my own”
“Black Muddy River” – Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia
Edition # 17 in my “From the Shrine” series……………it was twenty five years ago today……….The Grateful Dead at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison Colorado.
1987 was a good year for seeing the Grateful Dead……….10 shows………….three shows for Chinese New Year in San Francisco……..two shows for my 40th Birthday in Chicago………….couple shows at Alpine and finally three shows at Red Rocks……….my only Grateful Dead shows at Red Rocks. The Grateful Dead were on top of their game………….In the Dark and a Touch of Grey had rewarded them with well deserved recognition and sold out show’s.
Red Rocks shows and eventually all Grateful Dead shows blend together in my mind………….waiting in line for hours to get in……..always wondering if this was the “right” line……….meeting old and new friends………then in a few minutes you are into this spectacular space…….wait a couple more hours for the music………..then the magic of the show………never a bad show and some were spectacular……..breaking free of the bounds of reality to a place that only Jerry could take you………….over in a moment………..back to planning for the next show. Forever grateful for the tapers and the record keeping of Deadheads……….look at those set lists, listen to the shows and then you know what really happened on the rocks in 1987…………it wasn’t just a dream. http://archive.org/details/gd87-08-11.sbd.miller.14944.sbeok.shnf http://archive.org/details/gd1987-08-12.aud.painoman.17354.sbeok.shnf http://archive.org/details/gd87-08-13.sbd.larson.21348.sbeok.shnf
The last of the anniversary shows that I have to offer for this year.
Well love is love and not fade away!! ~Lynn
The Grateful Dead Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO August 11, 12 & 13, 1987
08-11-87 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co. (Tue)
1: Cold Rain> Rooster, Tons Of Steel, High Time, Masterpiece, Push, Let It Grow
2: Crazy Fingers> Samson, Ship Of Fools, Playin> China Doll> Drumz> Watchtower> GDTRFB> Around> Sugar Magnolia
E: Black Muddy River
“Funiculi Funicula” tuning before “Masterpiece” – last “High Time”: 05-03-86
08-12-87 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co. (Wed)
1: Bucket> Sugaree, Good Times, Cumberland> Mexicali, FOTD, Esau, Bird Song> Music
2: China Cat> I Know You Rider, Woman Smarter> Terrapin> Drumz> Other One> Mr. Fantasy> Wharf Rat> Lovelight
E: Mighty Quinn “Camptown Races” tuning before “Good Times”
08-13-87 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co. (Thu)
1: Big Boss Man, Jack Straw, Row Jimmy, All Over Now, Loser, Cassidy, Far From Me, Box Of Rain
2: Uncle John> Estimated> He’s Gone> Drumz> Wheel> Gimme Some Lovin> Stella Blue> Throwing Stones> NFA
E: NFA> Touch> Heaven’s Door
last “Big Boss Man”: 04-08-85
“I will get by / I will get by I will get by / I will survive We will get by / We will get by We will get by / We will survive” “Touch of Grey” – Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia
Other articles by Lynn Richter:
From the Shrine Anniversary Series
#1 The Grateful Dead / New Riders of the Purple Sage / Waylon Jennings – Kaiser Stadium – San Francisco, CA.5-26-73 – 35th anniversary issued 5-26-08
#2 The Grateful Dead – Five Seasons Center – Cedar Rapids Iowa 7-4-84 – 25th anniversary issued – July 2009
#3 The Grateful Dead – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood CA 7-21-74 / Deer Creek Music Center 7-21-94 / John Dawson 7-21-09 – 35th and 15th Anniversary and John Dawson Passing issued July 2009
#4 The Grateful Dead – Oakland Coliseum – Oakland CA 2- 25/26/27-90 – 20th anniversary issued 2-27-10
#5 The Grateful Dead – Irvine Meadows Amphitheater – Irvine CA 4-14-85 – 25th Anniversary issued 4-14-10
#6 The Grateful Dead – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI – June 22, 1985 – 25th Anniversary issued 6-22-10
#7 The Grateful Dead – Kaiser Convention Center – Oakland CA – November 21 & 22, 1985 – 25th Anniversary issued 11-21-10
#8 The Grateful Dead – Oakland Coliseum Arena – Oakland CA – February 19, 20 & 21 1991 *** Jerry Garcia Band – Warfield Theater – San Francisco, CA – February 28 & March 1 & 2 – 1991 *** 20th Anniversary Edition issued 2-19-11
#9 The Grateful Dead & Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome – Minneapolis, MN – Thursday June 26, 1986 *** 25th Anniversary Edition issued 6-26-11
#10 The Grateful Dead – Civic Center Arena – St. Paul, MN – Friday July 10, 1981 *** 30th Anniversary Edition – Issued 7-10-11
#11 Go Ahead – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN – Thursday October 23, 1986 *** 25th Anniversary Edition Issued 10-23-11
#12 The Grateful Dead – Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – January 28, 29 & 30, 1987 – 25th Anniversary Edition issued 1-28-12
#13 The Grateful Dead – Oakland Coliseum Arena – Oakland, CA – February 22, 23 & 24 1992 – 20th Anniversary Edition issued 2-22-12
#14 The Grateful Dead – UIC Pavilion – Chicago, IL – April 9 & 10, 1987 – 25th Anniversary Edition issued 4-8-12
#15 The Grateful Dead – Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI – Friday & Saturday – June 26 & 27, 1987 – 25th Anniversary Edition issued 6-26-12
#16 The Grateful Dead – St. Paul Civic Center – St. Paul, MN – Friday – August 6, 1982 – 30th Anniversary #### Summer of Love – Panhandle Park – Haight – Ashbury – San Francisco, CA – August 1967 – 45th Anniversary – Issued 8-6-2012
#17 The Grateful Dead – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO. – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – August 11, 12 & 13, 1987 – 25th Anniversary – Issued 8-11-12 To be continued………..
Born during the Summer of Love, Furthur guitarist/vocalist and co-founder of the Dark Star Orchestra John Kadlecik has spent much of his life dedicated to music. In school Kadlecik started with the study of classical violin, soon caught the rock-n-roll bug and picked up the guitar and mandolin. His Midwest upbringing landed him in Chicago as a young adult playing in many different bands. After a short stint in college he was introduced to the music of the Grateful Dead and the rest, as they say, is history.
While touring with DSO for nearly 12 years Kadlecik picked up the reputation as an amazing guitarist/vocalist and DSO shows sold out regularly around the nation. During this time he also played numerous other bands including a bluegrass band. The Mix with Melvin Seals was maybe his most notable side project, scoring a record contract and touring nationally in 2004. In 2009 Kadlecik scored the guitar vocal position in the former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s new band called Furthur.
It was at this point that the John K. Bandwas formed. Playing mostly in the Washington DC area the idea was to “go to a gig, play a concert and that night sleep in my own bed,” said Kadlecik. The John K. Band has a large following back east. They have a rainbow panted VW micro-tour-bus and can regularly be found playing events and shows in the area. A quick YouTube search will reveal dozens of videos of the band lead by who many describe as a really nice guy and very talented musician.
The John K. Band will be performing in Denver starting tonight at Quixote’s True Blue. This is the first opportunity for Colorado fans to catch a band that many back east already know not to miss. For more information visit www.johnkmusic.net.
We are excited to go a little Furthur again this year at Red Rocks for the band’s Fall Tour. Former Grateful Dead band members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have been performing more with their own projects recently and it was in question if their band Furthur would even visit Colorado again this year.
The last time the band played Red Rocks in October 2011, Lesh said he looked forward to returning to the venue and now, true to his words, dates have been set for Sept. 21-23. For more information visit www.Furthur.net and we will see you at the shows.