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Published: 2012/01/29

Bob Weir Performs at Bryan Stow Benefit Show

Bob Weir sat in with Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe at Napa, CA’s Uptown Theatre last night. The Grateful Dead/Furthur guitarist emerged at the end of the San Francisco Giants coach’s first set for “Catfish John,” “Mama Tried,” “Big River” and “Friend of the Devil.” Weir sang lead on “Catfish John,” “Mama Tried” and “Big River,” and he traded verses with Flannery on “Friend of the Devil.”

The show was a benefit for Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was beaten in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium on opening day last spring. The benefit raised approximately $40,000 for Stow and his family.

The performance was part of a busy week for Weir, which included both a TRI webcast and a Sweetwater appearance with his group RatDog. There is a good chance he may also be one of the unannounced “friends” scheduled to sit in with Steve Kimock at Sweetwater this evening.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Brian January 30, 2012, 20:25:14

Weir is the man, period.

Collin February 11, 2012, 21:59:13

I’ve been a Deadhead for more than 30 years, and I had NO doubt that Bobby would make tnighs right for us. Anyone who is a TRUE and loyal Deadhead – knows full well that Bobby would make this right. All the complaining had to be from younger heads and they were wrong to whine and complain. An older Deadhead knows from experience that the Dead have always valued their fans – and would do what they could to make tnighs good for us. Those that whined and complained should be ashamed of themselves. Seriously, these guys have been around a long time – and they know all too well how important their fans are! It’s never really been about money for any of them – ever. It’s about the music – and the fans – always has been – always will be.

Gita February 11, 2012, 22:25:23

The email mgassee passed on by your friend about coughing repeatedly and vigorously when experiencing a heart attack has been passed around quite a bit.I am not sure who suggested it, but for one thing, when you do get a heart attack, the pain can be very sharp and intense, and I doubt you will be able to force yourself to cough. The hand scratching method sounds more practical. Will remember to do it. Thanks.

Fatikha February 14, 2012, 02:46:31

When my doc put me thruogh a stress test I was informed that a heart attack was a pretty clear indication of failure. There was no real consideration as to whether I might be too big for a heart attack.So I guess if thruogh stress testing we can more quickly identify and close the weakest banks, regardless of size, that would increase the amount of information available to the market. At least it would create a class of banks that are considered less at risk for fatal heart attacks.

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