The music never stops
A band has come out on the highway
They are stepping into town
It is a rainbow full of words
It’s fireworks, colloids and clowns
Everyone is dancing …
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. played in a beautiful marina environment at the Humphreys Concert in San Diego on September 18, 2019; A tropical scene with date palms and the colors of the rapidly changing orange, pink and red sunset before the show begins. If you are going to this venue, try to have dinner at the restaurant before the show, especially if the concert has a dinner package. Executive Chef Jason Gethin prepared an amazing dinner, which included great appetite, main courses and dessert choices. The decaying red velvet marquise cake was food from heaven.
Bob Weir, the original member of The Grateful Dead, and Dreadhead drummer Jay Lane and the evergreen comedian Don Waze weren’t disappointed, as they played mostly grateful dead tunes, along with a couple of Bob Dylan songs. The big sound of the trio makes you forget that there are only 3 band members; How did they do it?
|Bill W – Local SD Deadhead|
They were dressed in their best, posh tie dye for the San Diego Folk Show, staying on the isles to escape the plan of standing, dancing, drinking and sitting, which was not as harmful as standing and dancing. The crowd was a conversationalist and there were some appropriate shut-ups and dance stickers hanging around. The first set started with the appropriate “The Music Never Stopped” and continued with “Easy Answers”, “Standing on Shake Ground” and then the lively Dylan tune, “When I Draw My Masterpiece”. Weir then played a song of his own, the danceable “Gonsville.” But still, no one shouted, “I love you, Bobby!” During this show. I’ve probably done it once or twice before. “Deep Elem Blues”, “Tennessee Z”, “Loose Lucy”, “Lost Sailor” followed by “Scent of Circumstances”.
The second set begins with The Beatles’ “Blackbird”, which leads to “Cassidy” and “Trakin”. “Fever”, “Scarlet Begonias”, “I need a miracle” were next. Singing Bob Weir to Bob Dylan has always been a treat and he didn’t disappoint with another Dylan classic in the second set, “A Hard Counter’s A-Count Fall.” Weir uttered the words so you could hear every letter and almost every letter. And then we’re “going down the bad road.”
The high quality sound comes from Weir’s Diamond Series ELA M 251E Telefunken microphone; The retail price is $ 10- $ 12,000.00, US dollars, which is converted into about 3 million Canadian loons. “This is the most sought after studio microphone in history,” said Jason Scheuner of Telefunken. The absolute sacred grill of the microphone. “The stage was empty of monitor speakers and ropes, except for the players and their instruments. The drum kit, which looked like a regular drum kit, was actually an electronic set with electronic symbols that sent signals to the soundboard and PA system. The band gets to hear themselves play; the sound level on stage is reduced, a comfortable and personal atmosphere is created and the effects of deafness are released. We want Weir’s ears to be healthy! Have been, whose literary songs are essential for our everyday.
RIP Robert Hunter 23 June 1941-23 September 2019
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. … “They’re a band beyond description.”
* Thanks to Jason Scheuner for information on Bobby’s ELA M 251E Telefunken Microphone.
Review by: Ann Horvat
Photos: Dave Stots Photography