Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bob Weir at the Manhattan Grand Ballroom Oct. 19th & 20th

Up above the Hammerstein is the beautiful Manhattan Grand Ballroom. This last Monday night they opened this little venue for a Bob Weir two-day run. After the first night you could tell this was not going to be a normal run of shows, even the Empire State Building was dressed up in Tie-dye. A trim fit Bobby came out on stage with his band Ratdog. The night was full of Grateful Dead tunes with only two Ratdog songs like "Ashes in Glass." The second night was not as smooth sailing. The President was speaking downstairs and this meant the streets were blocked, cops everywhere, and lots of confused hippies. Once inside the show one was not confused any-longer. Everyone had a tear in there eye when Bob played "Mission in the Rain." This is not all the G.D Happenings going on this week. The Historical Society is opening an exhibit next year deadicated to the boys. (The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society) Because of this Phil and Bobby where honored at a fundraiser on Wednesday. Thats not all! There are lots of chances to let out your inner flower child with three more shows Ratdog this weekend at the Becon Theater.

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