“…and therefore require a bit of adventure in their music. We were happy to supply that.”- Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead in Rolling Stone
Just some photos I took from the Melvin Seals & The JGB show last week in Philly. Check out my article on Tri State Indie if you’d like: http://www.tristateindie.com/2013/the-block-is-hot-melvin-seals-and-jgb-at-the-blockley-in-philly/
Just wanted to give a shout out to the woman who brings it hard with the Dark Star Orchestra. It would be really cool to interview her. This guy did…
Of course, my night would not have been complete without Splintered Sunlight igniting my soul by “comin’, comin’ comin’ around, comin’ around” and playing “The Other One“. (Please note: This photo is not of them playing “The Other One” because while they were playing the song, I was losing my fucking mind, dancing like a maenad and could not have snapped a photo during that insane moment.)
I clicked a pic of a fellow deadhead’s lightning bolt tattoo—a piece of art originally designed by Owsley Stanley. But I never knew that it must have exactly 13-points. As always, I learned something new from my deadhead family.
It started on facebook…doesn’t it always? Totally spaced on a show until I saw it posted on the good ‘ol fb. Went to the event page and saw that a fellow deadhead needed a ride and lived closeby, so I went and picked him up.
Drove through the cold rain and snow and arrived at the ABC to a packed house. Met up with some folks I hadn’t seen in a while to dance and spill beer and get into some shenanigans.
There’s always a moment when you connect with a fellow deadhead and at that moment you know that The Grateful Dead family has been—and will always be—traveling with you across time and space for eternity. I had several of those moments last night when I went to see Splintered Sunlight at the Abbey Bar in the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pa. More stories, photos, and music to come…