ugly rumor wrote:I saw all the Phil & Friend Chicago shows, so was at the riviera in '07. Funny story, I was close to the stage on Phil's side, and the guy in front of me was dancing and runni ng into me repeatedly. I politely asked him to be aware several times, and he informed me that I just didn't "get it", that dancing was part of it (young kid). He kept encroaching on my space, so I grabbed his pants and pulled them down. He stopped being inconsiderate immediately. Maybe one day I will get it; we'll have to see!
This reminds me of the kid next to me at the Spectrum in May of 81 ... fifth row or so. He had had way too many drinks or Quaaludes or some similar combination. Everyone was standing on their chairs up front, and he kept losing his balance every 30 seconds and clutching my arm to keep from going over. I got tired of it after a couple of songs, and next time he made the grab, I moved my arm away and down he went. He was fine but way too wasted to climb back up. He gave up trying and wandered away. To puke, probably. That was definitely on the agenda.
I caught that free streaming Phil and Friends show a couple nights ago. It was Russo, Chimenti, Jackie Green, Warren and John Scholfield. It was good, but kind of re-emphasized how I feel about Warren's playing ... incredibly soulful singer (probably my favorite to sing the Jerry songs), and the perfect guitarist for the Allmans but in this context, he just plays great riffs but doesn't really drive the bus anywhere. The music was good, but nothing magical was really happening. Quality of the webcast was kind of dull, too, sound was pretty good but it was just a fixed camera on the whole band. Would be much more involving with a multi-camera thing happening.
I agree that the 2000 Quintet was the all time best P&F lineup, I caught some shows at the Orpheum that were stellar.