I'll be GRATEFUL (and probably near DEAD) when this weekend is over...

John Scrip

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Been tapped as a broadcast engineer for the final (EVER) Grateful Dead shows at Soldier Field in Chicago. I'm hoping this weekend doesn't kill me. But I figured there'd be some folks around this are that might have an appreciation for such things. So, I thought I'd drop some pics...

It's a sign:
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My door:
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THE stage:
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BACK stage:
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*ON* stage:
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Soundcheck:
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So if you happen to hear it on SiriusXM or any of a plethora of sources, think of me and how much crap I'm going through this weekend.
 

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Looks like they stole the set from Led Zepplin's Pulse, with the giant round flown screen/light grid.
Are there any chain motors left in Chicago?
 

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some of their music is great,some not so much.no band hits it 100% of the time.
 

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I sat out in my car (XM radio) and listened to last nights show. Had a great time to. Wish I could be there in person, but to many hurdles.
 

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Are those small monitors on the 6 foot mini towers behind the stage?

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Some of the best quality (sound engineering) I have heard live was at Dead shows. They might be old hippies, but they know and care about quality sound. That is quite a compliment to be chosen.

How come Phil doesn't get an arrow (on the sign), does he just go wherever the spirit takes him?
 

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Hippie chicks trippin are usually pretty ready to "show their appreciation" to anyone with a backstage pass. Have fun dude!!!!!
 

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the last show happened when Jerry Garcia was alive.

And they were terrible then.
 

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaStAAOUao8[/ame]
 

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Very cool for you! Thanks for posting the pics. :thumb:
 

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Good thoughts your way, John.

I worked the first California Jam. I know of what you speak.
 

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