Been forever and ever since an old-fashioned show recommendation, Enthusiasts. Hell, it’s been forever since any of this bullshit was about the Grateful Dead, but 6/26/76 from the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago is a fine topic upon which to revert to bad habits. It is a highly entertaining show.
Note I did not say “good.” This fucker’s a mess, and Music Never Stopped is the high/lowlight: no one quite remembers the arrangement, Bobby has forgotten all the lyrics, and the drummers limp along like a giant who got a dryer stuck in his tennis shoe.
You turned it around.
I turned the phrase around, yeah.
You’re a winner.
I’m a hero. Anyway: the show’s a clumbering pile of clunk, but–like I said–it’s entertaining. This is not the mid-80’s lazy sloppiness: the band is trying! And failing! It’s delightful.
In fact, TotD now presents Things Less Wobbly Than 6/26/76:
- Eugene Debs.
- Ronald Reagan before Margaret Thatcher told him to stop being wobbly.
Can I just say that I no longer understand anything on this site?
You can say whatever you want, man.