It still is about the music. Always was. Always will be. THANKS Ratdog, the music was superb, intense and even the 70 year old folk were doing that strange old time GD dancing. Thanks Ace and company.
mark m, wisconsin
It still is about the music. Always was. Always will be. Thanks Ratdog, the music was superb, intense and even the 70 yer old folk were doing that strange old time GD dancing. Thanks Ace and company.
mark m, wisconsin
Don't have one, I fumbled. In my backyard basically and everyone I called, not many that listen and I have numbers anymore other than lots of outta staters, everyone wussed out. I would also have gone by myself but I was a little sick from or without my meds and couldn't function for 2+ hr drive. Thanks to those who attended because one reason we get overlooked by good musicians is that Mn is out of the way and we are lame in supporting these shows. Setlist looks awesome and I am glad to hear the music was good. Last ratdog for me was chicago in march and b/c of about 6 reasons I did not enjoy, atleast until part way into 2nd set when I zoned the jerks around me out and just let the music in. When I sorta came back to my body all but 2 fools were gone and the other issues didn't bother me for the time. On Cd I must get this. I got chicago and other stops on disc n the music was mostly great for spring but my question I am getting to is, is the music still real slow. I mean many of the songs are still great slow but a couple needed some energy. Not being negative here just wanna know how each tune was. Thanks
jr, duluth area
Let me be the 1st to say that they came out of the gate swinging and didn't let up. The most complaints were ( A ) No Dylan Tune, ( B ) the
" Break " into HSF. With that being said the first set " Rocked " more, with a continuous flow, Even So.... being the highlight for most. I myself am a huge Ratdog fan with this show being the Best show and the next one even better! I only have a dozen or so RD shows under my belt yet a 200 plus GD vet made the comment that this show was " The Bob & Steve Show " upon which I asked why his response was there was so much side by side jamming and obvious tells between the two musicians.
One thing I noticed was the smiles all around, all the band members were grinning ear to ear most of the night, even the grizzled stage soundman was bopping along for some of the tunes. The 2nd set was mostly jam, and if that is your thing I would get this Cd / Download. I buy every CD from George at every show I go to so I can't say what the DL sounds like, I have only listened to set one on CD so far and it's Hot, love the mix and EVERYONE is even and clear. All in all I give the show an 8.
DEADPHR3D, E A S T S I D E !
First ratdog show in ages! and the first rock show in the new Northrop Auditorium.
First things first. The sound was stellar, I could hear each band member everywhere, didn't have to use my -20db plugs once. Nice venue, wonderful mix, great sound design.
Steve and Bobby have really developed a fine interplay and Jeff and Rob simply shone in their thoughtful accompaniment.
The show was a nice mix of jams and songs, Row Jimmy stood out in the first set, and in the second Estimated and a serious Other One tease made it a perfect night for some inner space work.
I was more than impressed, I think I like Ratdog more than Furthur it feels like less of a tribute band... If I'm going to see a tribute band it will be DSO.
Serious ethanol distribution issues at the venue, but it was their first truly thirsty crowd.
All in all a very fine night of silly fun!
Monty, San Francisco