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furthuronuptheroad
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Re: 3/30/11 Peterson Events Ctr. Pittsburgh Pa.

#6979 3 years, 7 months ago
last night was an amazing show. actually my first time in pittsburgh and i really enjoyed it. even the late night casino excursion didn't hurt my pockets too bad. really solid setlist, great openers to both sets and i was happy to get golden slumbers>carry that weight. john's playing really shined on rider and this was the first time i've seen so many roads so that was kinda special for me. i think so many roads being late in the show went well with the brokedown encore. i thought the sound was great and phil played really well. one thing i notcied was a problem with john's guitar before an althea solo which was taken over by jeff on the keys. he filled in pretty well and made it unique. and bobby had to switch to the pink fender when he wanted to use the gibson one time because of a buzzing or feedback noise. i forget which song that was though. nothing major or anything. all in all in was a grate time....except for just now hearing about a guying jumping. i didn't hear anything about it and we hung around after the show for a while. i did see some medics but i didnt see or hear anything wrong. can't help but wonder who and why, when you know the what, where and when. he's in my thoughts to say the least.
Deadhead4Obama
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Re: 3/30/11 Peterson Events Ctr. Pittsburgh Pa.

#7229 3 years, 7 months ago
i was right there when the dude fell. I'm conivnced he was just horsing around, and tripped/fell into the window. It was the very bottom window and int e corner right next to a real wall. I cant believe he was able to get through. I can't get the sound of the glass breaking out of my head...

so glad the boys played a killer second set. After all that crazyness i really need some good tunes to heal my soul. so glad they delivered. i thought the brokedown palace encore was just beautiful.
billh
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Re: 3/30/11 Peterson Events Ctr. Pittsburgh Pa.

#7704 3 years, 7 months ago
I was acrossed the arena from the window incident and found out when my sister texted me when she saw a news report on tv shortly after it happened. I recall some odd comotion around the time of the incident and, perhaps the sound of a siren. The Brokedown Palace encore haunts me in light of what occured. The youing man died not long after that song was finished. It's hard for me to reconcile the senseless loss of life with the joyous vibe that permeated the hall. I use a wheelchair and went right past where the young man landed on the way to handicapped parking garage. I saw some female students pointing up, but didn't look. I was too engaged with lugging myself up the hill in the rain, snow and wind. More reports are surfacing that he was unable to stop himself because the floor seemed freshly waxed. That entire end of the building is covered in glass and it's hard to imagine that he was even able to break through the double pane glass. This will always be a bitter sweet show memory. I will do my best to honor him in whatever way finally comes to me.

I haven't felt like this since the Who's Cincy tradgedy in '79. I saw them in Pittsburgh the night before and was hoisted off my feet by the crowd as they scrambled to reach the general admission floor section. It was the only time I feared for my life at a show. When word broke that 11 had died the next night I was truly torn up as I am now. Music has been a catalyst for healing in my life. It's real tough to see it as a means of death in this case. He was just doing what we all do at shows, groovin' and diggin' the vibe.
esfc85
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Re: 3/30/11 Peterson Events Ctr. Pittsburgh Pa.

#7759 3 years, 7 months ago
Deadhead4Obama wrote:
i was right there when the dude fell. I'm conivnced he was just horsing around, and tripped/fell into the window. It was the very bottom window and int e corner right next to a real wall. I cant believe he was able to get through. I can't get the sound of the glass breaking out of my head...

so glad the boys played a killer second set. After all that crazyness i really need some good tunes to heal my soul. so glad they delivered. i thought the brokedown palace encore was just beautiful.


My wife and I were also in the immediate area when this happened. We didn't see him actually go out or what may have led to it, but the sound of the glass breaking caused us to turn that way. My first thought was that something got thrown in from the outside. I think I was the first one to get to the hole & looked out. Saw the man on the sidewalk a few seconds before any bystanders/security/police or anyone ran to him. Just a terrible thing to see. I also can still hear the sound from the glass busting. A loud "pop" - nothing like the sound a drinking glass would make when it drops to the floor.
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acousticPhenomena
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Re: 3/30/11 Peterson Events Ctr. Pittsburgh Pa.

#8400 3 years, 7 months ago
Very sad turn of events. Hope the guy is ok, and the good vibes from the show will keep him going.
the highway terror
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Re: 3/30/11 Peterson Events Ctr. Pittsburgh Pa.

#15594 3 years, 6 months ago
the Jambands.com "Official Review"
by Derek Green
Furthur, Peterson Event Center, Pittsburgh PA – 3/30


A lot has been said about Furthur, which finds the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh teaming with a talented group of musicians.

The group’s show at the Peterson Event Center in Pittsburgh was an evening to remember. This was my first time seeing Furthur, although I have seen Phil and Bob both perform before in various formations over the last decade including RatDog, Phil and Friends and The Dead.

I enjoyed the shows that I had seen in the past, but often times the music failed to reach the magic that I had hoped for. When the guys got together and toured as The Dead with Warren Haynes occupying what would have been Jerry’s old place, it just didn’t click for me. I love Warren and I think he is an amazing musician and songwriter, but his southern twang and unique guitar style added a different sound to the band that just couldn’t capture the magic I had hoped it would achieve.

Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann had become such an integral and important part of the group, that they were given a large amount of time during those shows to perform as a duo. As a drummer myself, I love a good drum segment but I just felt that those sequences often dominated those shows, and sometimes even took away from them. You could sense dissatisfaction among the fans during that time, and sometimes it was a bit too long and a bit too much.

With Furthur, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Drummer Joe Russo brings his own style to the band, without steering too far away from the sound that would be expected from the Grateful Dead’s drumming duo. Guitarist John Kadlicek has spent years trying to perfect Jerry’s sound during his tenure with the Dark Star Orchestra, and although no one can ever be Jerry, John’s sound comes very close to tapping into that original vibe. It’s a much needed improvement in my eyes, and it has to be a dream come true for John to be playing on stage with some of his largest musical influences. Jeff Chimenti on keyboards was also a great choice, and many times during the show I closed my eyes and heard him channel Pigpen and other great keyboardists of the Grateful Dead’s past.

Highlights of the show included a wonderful performance of “Til the Morning Comes” and “Mason’s Children” during the first set. The second set opened with an incredible trio of “Estimated Prophet” into “Eyes of the World” and then they went into a fabulous rendition of “I Know You Rider” that had the crowd singing possibly the loudest that they had all night. Furthur had been playing songs from the Beatles Abbey Road album throughout this tour, and on this particular evening we had the fortune of hearing a fantastic “Carry that Weight.”

Overall this was a wonderful show. The only terrible and unfortunate incident of the evening, was the news we heard while exiting that someone fell from a fourth story window during the show and passed away the next morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
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