Lifeless & Firm at The Discussion board in Los Angeles, Ca on 12/27/19 ~ Live performance Photographs Journal

Taking part in In The Band

photographs and evaluation by Dave Stotts Images

It was an exquisite however chilly weekend in LA for Lifeless and Firm’s SoCal Enjoyable Run cease at The Discussion board in Inglewood. Upon arrival at 4pm on Friday December twenty seventh, the lot was simply beginning to grow to be lively and Shakedown Road was arrange for enterprise as traditional for the circulate of parka adorned and visibly shivering deadheads. East coasters who made the trek have been positively not complaining in regards to the sub 60 diploma climate however even the native canine within the lot have been carrying ugly vacation sweaters for the publish Christmas occasion.

I all the time mentioned within the Grateful Lifeless touring days of my youth (to whoever would hear) that you could possibly discover nearly something within the lot together with a snow shovel if you happen to simply poked round. I actually do not assume that was the case for these reveals regardless of the chilly however then once more I by no means actually requested. By 6:30 Shakedown had grow to be a chaotic zoo with the livid hissing of nitrous tanks coming from all instructions. Escaping the insanity was robust because it was extra crowded there than the 405 Freeway at rush hour. Hope you guys made some cash!

The venue was bought out and crammed to the rafters with shade. The vitality ranges have been excessive in The Discussion board because the present opened with Bob Weir singing a bouncy Truckin’ that led into an equally peppy model of Alabama Getaway. Ramble On Rose was adopted by a John Mayer favourite They Love Every Different which noticed JM throwing down some good leads. Me and My Uncle got here subsequent adopted by a candy rendition of Cassidy. Brown Eyed Girls (one other Mayer fave) hit enjoyable and laborious adopted by a really enthusiastic Do not Ease Me In to shut the set.

The second set began with a sluggish paced however melodic Taking part in within the Band. It had some good improvised jams all through but when it acquired any slower they must change the identify of the track. A becoming Terrapin Station adopted and I’ll exit on a limb by saying it would’ve been the perfect model I’ve heard of this track with this specific post-Jerry incarnation. Astrologically talking and simply exterior the venue, the spiral mild of Venus was truly rising first and shining greatest from the northwest nook of the model new crescent moon. No critically – it was…

Oteil then sang a beautiful China Doll and a ripping The Different One by Bob led into drums. A smooth jam out of area introduced us Wharf Rat and the set closed with a pink, white and blue lit US Blues. The encore was a superbly performed Ripple with John Mayer including some new acoustic riffs to the track. All in all… a reasonably good present. Not too many dangers have been taken by the band however what was performed was effectively delivered and effectively acquired.

The sound was actually good in The Discussion board contemplating it being an area and the mesmerizing lighting Lifeless & Firm used for these Enjoyable Run gigs was really spectacular and totally utilized the entire area contained in the venue. At occasions the ceiling seemed like a tie died Demise Star.

Bobby’s voice appears to be getting higher with age and for these gals on the market holding monitor – his hair remained effectively groomed and digital camera worthy a lot of the evening.

Invoice Walton and his unbelievable wing span is difficult to overlook

A couple of random lot pictures….

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