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Published: 2003/01/23

2002 In Review: Readers’ Memorable Live Shows

All told we received more than 150 essays from readers on their favorite shows of the year. We ultimately selected twenty of them to run. Some we liked the account, some we liked the selection. Bonnaroo and Widespread Panic tended to elicit the most powerful essays, and so there are a preponderance of them below (and there's a marriage proposal story in there as well) In random order here they are…

Widespread Panic, Red Rocks, Morrison, CO, 6/30
Sal Wolf

The Jammy Awards, Roseland Ballroom, NYC- 10/3
Dave Devions

The Other Ones, Oakland Coliseum, 12/31
Ron Lancia

Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, 6/21-23
Dean Jones

String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Bill Graham Civic Center, San Francisco, CA- 12/31
Vannessa Recher

The Other Ones, Oakland Coliseum, 12/31
Larry Bressler

Yonder Mountain String Band, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO- 4/20
B Colmery

moe., Beacon Theater, NYC, 9/21
Gregg Shepherd

Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil & Friends, Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI, 6/28
Ted Campbell

Trey Anastasio, Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV, 5/31
Forrest Reda

Widespread Panic, Oak Mountain Ampitheater, Pelham, AL- 4/28

Keller Williams, Rialto Theater, Tuscon, AZ, 3/6
Rebecca Sodomsky

Widespread Panic, Red Rocks, Morrison, CO- 6/28-30
Chris Girard

Phish, Madison Square Garden, NYC, 12/31
Debbi English

moe., Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN- 6/22
Scott Medvin

Widespread Panic, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN- 6/22&23
Bruce Worman

Leftover Salmon with Rev. Jeff Mosier, Peter Rowan, Paul Barrerre & Billy Payne, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, 1/25
Ben Baity

Widespread Panic, Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA, 12/31
Greta Boesel

The Disco Biscuits, Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, 12/31
Ed Dudko

Allman Brothers Band, Beacon Theater, NYC- 3/23
Lang Manion

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