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Published: 2013/04/26

Bob Weir Helped Off Stage During Furthur Show

Last evening at Furthur’s Capitol Theatre show, Bob Weir fell down during the performance and was assisted off stage. The incident took place late in the second set as the band played “Unbroken Chain.” Crew members helped Weir move over to the wings and Furthur continued the song. Weir had been experiencing issues throughout the night and during “Unbroken Chain” a chair had been provided for him. Then after a brief break the show resumed, with Lesh indicating that Weir had injured his shoulder in a workout. It is believed that the guitarist took a muscle relaxant which ultimately inhibited his performance. Following his departure the group closed out the run with a pass from “Stella Blue” into “China Cat Sunflower” and then “I Know You Rider” before a “Built To Last” encore.

UPDATE:

John Kadlecik posted a few things about the incident earlier today.

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solarnova April 26, 2013, 23:55:11

i have had muscle relaxants -they make you fall asleep in your soup in mid sentence. add even one beer and you will stumble around like that AND the being behind a 9 night set of shows i am surprised he got that far with that whole cocktail of fatigue and a little meds. he will be fine. people make more of stuff than they should. Garcia used to freebase on stage during shows in the mid-80’s. I mean THIS IS THE DEAD PEOPLE. Bobby was Born CROSS EYED!

Bill W April 27, 2013, 00:47:46

I know f*ucked up well- It was my main occupation for years. I have a master’s degree in recreational chemistry and Bobby was smacked out – you can all pretend it’s not so but Bobby has not been well for years – god bless him – such a great guy. I hope we have all learned something about looking the other way and just trudging forward – that kind of thinking costs lives.

Les Claypool April 27, 2013, 08:32:17

The Gateful Dead were terrible, Bob is not that good of a guitarist and now he’s getting too fucked up to play? Blatant disrespect and disregard for his fans paying to see him, but then again you retards are actually willing to pay and almost worship this shitty form of noodling you like to call jamming. How many of you commenting even saw the dead in their prime with Jerry. Get over it, the dudes doing drugs and probably has been. His band mates were probably a little annoyed and ticked off he would treat his profession like such a joke. I wouldn’t stop playing either. Primus Sucks.

Les Claypool April 27, 2013, 08:33:12

The Gateful Dead were terrible, Bob is not that good of a guitarist and now he’s getting too fucked up to play? Blatant disrespect and disregard for his fans paying to see him, but then again you retards are actually willing to pay and almost worship this shitty form of noodling you like to call jamming. How many of you commenting even saw the dead in their prime with Jerry. Get over it, the dudes doing drugs and probably has been. His band mates were probably a little annoyed and ticked off he would treat his profession like such a joke. I wouldn’t stop playing either. Primus Sucks.

cameo April 27, 2013, 11:13:28

For crying out loud! Bob Weir is not a drug addict! Speculate all you want people,but what happened that night was a combination of a 9 night run,exhaustion,and an ailing shoulder that has plagued him endlessly for 20 years! He is a pro,there is no way he would take anything,Doctor prescribed or not, that would compromise his show or those there to see him.
Keep in mind,or try to anyway,he’s a Dad to a 14 yr.old and a 16 yr. old with a lovely wife. Nothing would make him compromise his family by doing something as stupid as drugs before a show.Period. And get off the alcohol train as well. Not a factor here. Sadly,in this case, the lack of news about his condition is not good news. So back off this incredible talent and human being you all claim to “Love” so much.

Colter April 27, 2013, 12:00:43

Springsteen never fell down

Vandopsis April 27, 2013, 12:27:29

Bobby played a show in my town not more than a month ago and he was on top of his game. He rocked the place! He’s 65 years old and he still puts on a great show. The video shown of his fall is not the Bobby i saw on stage. There was definitely something wrong with him and he appeared groggy to say the least. But if you seen lots of Dead shows you know the music never stops!

Ben77 April 27, 2013, 12:48:37

Hey Les, Bob is not that good of a guitarist?? Are you kidding me? I have never heard anybody play rhythm guitar like Bob. He is not just a typical strummer. He add’s guitar phrasing that is unreal. You obviously have never really listened to this band. They are incredible. God Bless Bob and Phil.

wb April 27, 2013, 14:03:16

I seem to remember Jerry collapsing at the Aladdin in Vegas. I think it was ’83. The whole night was pretty twisted but maybe one of you can dig it up, but yeah I seem to recall that. My two cents would be that obviously Weir “uses” drugs on occasion. I would think much less frequently than the past. I used to see Jerry and Bob do lines behind their speaker cabinets back in the early 80’s and they were pretty into it. I doubt he is addicted he has always been pretty body conscious. Probably did a few pain killers and had a beer to kick them in and was too fucked up and Phil wasn’t surprised when he went down.

Stonesman April 27, 2013, 16:07:50

Keith Richards is totally straight, of course!!!

Leslie April 27, 2013, 21:31:32

The minute Bobby came out on stage Thursday night my heart broke. It brought back memories of the Nokia theater performance.(El Paso-stumble into the speaker) I’m sure he insisted on going on stage, but someone should have put their foot down . There are so many songs I need to hear him sing. Throw out the pain killers and sleeping pills Bobby! We love you. Get well soon!
PS A couple of extra nights off on a 9 night run might have done the trick

mfauteux April 28, 2013, 11:44:44

Hey les claypool or whoever your dumbass is why dont u save your shitty negative comments for a differnt time i dont care if u dont like the dead but dont talk shit about a guy thats been making a shitload of p[eople happy for over 40 yrs so go fuck yourself and take whatever kind of “noodling jamming” your into and shove it streight up your ass you piece of shit!!!!!! love ya bobby and Furthur keep up the good work

Bill April 28, 2013, 12:33:15

OK — I have a chronic houlder problem and from time to time have been precribed “stuff,” including muscle relaxants. They can make you REALLY GOOFY, and if he had a beer before the show or between sets (bad decision) he was in lala land for sure. Bob has always been a health nut — bike rider, climber, played amateur league football — and eschewed acid and most drugs early on, so I doubt he’s smacked out. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him play sitting down so he doesn’t need an 8 lb Fender hangin’ off his neck. I’m Bobby’s age (older by 6 weeks). When you get an ortho injury, it takes time to heal. Let’s not panic here! Get well Bobby!

Carrie April 28, 2013, 16:54:43

Actually Les Claypool. I saw the Grateful Dead many times when Jerry was alive. Your words prove to all of us who know ,love and have followed them for decades that you know nothing about them and their message. And to Zachary L. Go check some archived shows or even google Jerry falling down onstage. He did too. So what!!! I say again people get your facts straight!!!

Curtis C April 29, 2013, 16:18:59

Made a number of the shows in the Capitol Theatre run and Thursday night was one of the best shows… even taking into account Bobby’s trouble during Me & My Uncle, and Unbroken Chain. They have definitely taken it “Furthur” -Curtis C.

Christopher Nieves May 1, 2013, 15:29:07

Fuck the grateful dead and their current cover band. Junkie band touring for their junkie fans so they can trade fake drugs. That’s all it is. They have been done for 21 years. Move on with your lives, plenty of other music out there. I personally love One Direction & Justin Beiber. -Crazyfinger1

concertjoe May 1, 2013, 23:25:48

STATE of the Deadhead UNION : the Fuckin’ Truth Bob Weir Falls Onstage During Furthur Show
Guitarist is unable to finish concert in Port Chester, New York Previously : In 1972, Bob Weir was the only Grateful Dead member not into Heroine. Garcia was hooked on Dope most of his life, and used to go skubadiving in Hawaii to get off it. He O.D.s a couple of times and died from a Heroine overdose in athe SnaFrancisco Drug Rehabilition Center : Go Figure. Heroine and Cocaine have always been at the bottom of the Grateful Dead scene and even more so from its copycat > the PHISH scene. Of course, there’s weed + acid, but the band members are long past that now. QUESTION : How many graet Rock Guitarists, have never tried Heroine even once,
in any form ? Answer : Very Few ( Unfortunately) > probably count them on one hand. (but what do I know ?) Currently. “Ashes Ashes, Weir fall down” What da fuk’s up with WEIR ? After seeing junkies nod out in Manhattan + Brooklyn over the past half century > it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what a person nodding out on Dope looks like. This is from the man who swore after his friend Janis Joplin O.D.‘d, that he would be a one man battle against hard drugs ! This is the third time in the past 6 years this has happened. It happened at the Nokia / Best Buy Theatre in the summer of 2010. Furthur was performing 2 nights there. On the First night, Weir didn’t finish the first set, but at least they had the decency to keep him off stage for the second set. The next night, PHIL gave some bullshit story (about Bobby being around long enough to know not to drink from an open container from a stranger). Someone told me outside after the show, that the same thing had occurred in San Diego, or somewhere in southern Cali, but everyone there knew he was on Dope. At the beginning of the second set at the CAPITOL on Thursday, PHIL gave a different Bullshit story > this time about WEIR having been treated for a sprained shoulder earlier > well his left shoulder must really hurt now after falling like a ton of bricks with the weight of his guitar on it. I mean, at least 500 people in the audience have done heroine before, and know the real deal when someone nods out like that. Rumours abound that Garcia & Dylan shared a needle before their shows together, back in the 80’s with the Dylan / Dead tour. I caught 6 of the 9 shows, yet I could barely hear WEIR’s guitar at any of them > maybe they knew something ? It was a weird and wonderful night. It was on the exact night of the FULL MOON. I was 2 feet from the Stage, directly in front of PHIL. During the first set, I knew something was wrong during Me + My Uncle. When someone forgets the words to a song with a Teleprompter in front of them > Houston, we have a problem. Then one of the Roadies came out and kissed Weir > They should have pulled him off stage immediately and had him checked by a Nurse. He should have never come out for the second set. (Money before People) Then, during Unbroken Chain the shit hit the fan. So Bobby doesn’t look so good and he leans his ass against his amplifier for support. and starts to slowly slide a bit to his left. Then you could see him just slide a bit more. (my friend Concert John compared it to someone on the subway who keeps nodding onto the person sitting next to them). Then he came down like a knockout punch (think Sonny Liston from Muhammad Ali). Bobby was out for the count. He fell on John Kadlecik, but John just jumped away. John was either stoned or scared and didn’t know what to do. Instead of trying to help Bobby up, he looked to PHIL for what to do. Are they all so scared of Phil’s wife Jill, that they lost their humanity for fear of losing their job ? Except for John, the Band acted like nothing had happened and basically ignored Bobby, while the Roadies picked up WEIR. They tried for about 2 minutes to get Bobby off stage, but he fought them like a drunk being thrown out of a bar. They finally convinced him to sit in a foldout chair, where he attempted to pay for the next 10 minutes or so > constantly looking like he would slide off the chair. Like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, playing guitar. REALLY !!!!! I mean couldn’t they have stopped the show to see how he was ? I mean if it was PHIL instead who fell, would they have stopped the show. Were they all so afraid of Jill > does she run the Dead Organization like a prison warden
? I know she make up the setlist each night, and also picks the cities for the tour as well as the T-shirt designs, salaries, who lives + dies, etc. Would they have lost money on the CD of the Show ? Will Jill pay Bobby for the Night ? Would John have been fired if he picked up Bobby. Will Bob Weir be performing tonight at Atlantic City ? They replaced Garcia with the Jerry-imitator from Dark Star Orchestra. Will WEIR be replaced by the Bobby-imitator from Dark Star Orchestra ? Inquiring minds want to know. Well at least they said Bobby was O.K. last night in Atlantic City. It was on the exact night of the FULL MOON, which means a 10% increase in microwave radiation on the planet. OWSLEY’s wife Rhoney was there, signing her new book on OWSLEY. This was the man who invented the Dead Lightning Bolt, (sparks fly when mixing LSD) who invented the Music Sound System as we know it today, who gave the Grateful Dead an astronomical amount of money to get started (they never paid him back) who provided the money + acid for the Acid Tests, and also influenced their sound, who along with Ken Kesey, created the Psychedelic Scene as we know it today ! this was the hairy small man called BEAR, who ate minced raw meat and was built like a pit bull, and sold handmade belt buckles of precious metals for a $1000. Better than Carnegie, Met Opera, Bowery, Radio City, Aaron Davies Symphony Hall, etc. Concert Fuckin’ Joe

concertjoe May 1, 2013, 23:32:07

STATE of the Deadhead UNION : the Fuckin’ Truth Bob Weir Falls Onstage During Furthur Show
Guitarist is unable to finish concert in Port Chester, New York Previously : In 1972, Bob Weir was the only Grateful Dead member not into Heroine. Garcia was hooked on Dope most of his life, and used to go skubadiving in Hawaii to get off it. He O.D.s a couple of times and died from a Heroine overdose in athe SnaFrancisco Drug Rehabilition Center : Go Figure. Heroine and Cocaine have always been at the bottom of the Grateful Dead scene and even more so from its copycat > the PHISH scene. Of course, there’s weed + acid, but the band members are long past that now. QUESTION : How many graet Rock Guitarists, have never tried Heroine even once,
in any form ? Answer : Very Few ( Unfortunately) > probably count them on one hand. (but what do I know ?) Currently. “Ashes Ashes, Weir fall down” What da fuk’s up with WEIR ? After seeing junkies nod out in Manhattan + Brooklyn over the past half century > it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what a person nodding out on Dope looks like. This is from the man who swore after his friend Janis Joplin O.D.‘d, that he would be a one man battle against hard drugs ! This is the third time in the past 6 years this has happened. It happened at the Nokia / Best Buy Theatre in the summer of 2010. Furthur was performing 2 nights there. On the First night, Weir didn’t finish the first set, but at least they had the decency to keep him off stage for the second set. The next night, PHIL gave some bullshit story (about Bobby being around long enough to know not to drink from an open container from a stranger). Someone told me outside after the show, that the same thing had occurred in San Diego, or somewhere in southern Cali, but everyone there knew he was on Dope. At the beginning of the second set at the CAPITOL on Thursday, PHIL gave a different Bullshit story > this time about WEIR having been treated for a sprained shoulder earlier > well his left shoulder must really hurt now after falling like a ton of bricks with the weight of his guitar on it. I mean, at least 500 people in the audience have done heroine before, and know the real deal when someone nods out like that. Rumours abound that Garcia & Dylan shared a needle before their shows together, back in the 80’s with the Dylan / Dead tour. I caught 6 of the 9 shows, yet I could barely hear WEIR’s guitar at any of them > maybe they knew something ? It was a weird and wonderful night. It was on the exact night of the FULL MOON. I was 2 feet from the Stage, directly in front of PHIL. During the first set, I knew something was wrong during Me + My Uncle. When someone forgets the words to a song with a Teleprompter in front of them > Houston, we have a problem. Then one of the Roadies came out and kissed Weir > They should have pulled him off stage immediately and had him checked by a Nurse. He should have never come out for the second set. (Money before People) Then, during Unbroken Chain the shit hit the fan. So Bobby doesn’t look so good and he leans his ass against his amplifier for support. and starts to slowly slide a bit to his left. Then you could see him just slide a bit more. (my friend Concert John compared it to someone on the subway who keeps nodding onto the person sitting next to them). Then he came down like a knockout punch (think Sonny Liston from Muhammad Ali). Bobby was out for the count. He fell on John Kadlecik, but John just jumped away. John was either stoned or scared and didn’t know what to do. Instead of trying to help Bobby up, he looked to PHIL for what to do. Are they all so scared of Phil’s wife Jill, that they lost their humanity for fear of losing their job ? Except for John, the Band acted like nothing had happened and basically ignored Bobby, while the Roadies picked up WEIR. They tried for about 2 minutes to get Bobby off stage, but he fought them like a drunk being thrown out of a bar. They finally convinced him to sit in a foldout chair, where he attempted to pay for the next 10 minutes or so > constantly looking like he would slide off the chair. Like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, playing guitar. REALLY !!!!! I mean couldn’t they have stopped the show to see how he was ? I mean if it was PHIL instead who fell, would they have stopped the show. Were they all so afraid of Jill > does she run the Dead Organization like a prison warden
? I know she make up the setlist each night, and also picks the cities for the tour as well as the T-shirt designs, salaries, who lives + dies, etc. Would they have lost money on the CD of the Show ? Will Jill pay Bobby for the Night ? Would John have been fired if he picked up Bobby. Will Bob Weir be performing tonight at Atlantic City ? They replaced Garcia with the Jerry-imitator from Dark Star Orchestra. Will WEIR be replaced by the Bobby-imitator from Dark Star Orchestra ? Inquiring minds want to know. Well at least they said Bobby was O.K. last night in Atlantic City. It was on the exact night of the FULL MOON, which means a 10% increase in microwave radiation on the planet. OWSLEY’s wife Rhoney was there, signing her new book on OWSLEY. This was the man who invented the Dead Lightning Bolt, (sparks fly when mixing LSD) who invented the Music Sound System as we know it today, who gave the Grateful Dead an astronomical amount of money to get started (they never paid him back) who provided the money + acid for the Acid Tests, and also influenced their sound, who along with Ken Kesey, created the Psychedelic Scene as we know it today ! this was the hairy small man called BEAR, who ate minced raw meat and was built like a pit bull, and sold handmade belt buckles of precious metals for a $1000. Better than Carnegie, Met Opera, Bowery, Radio City, Aaron Davies Symphony Hall, etc. AMEN !
Concert Fuckin’ Joe

Mr. X May 2, 2013, 01:34:56

@Bill-Um what? Bob Weir did not eschew acid or other drugs. He used LSD heavily for a few years in the 60s and used A LOT of coke in the 70s and 80s, and it’s a badly kept secret he’s an alcoholic. I hope Bob realizes he has a problem with alcohol and drugs but until that time he’ll keep using them.

Alison May 3, 2013, 11:09:44

No news=privacy.None of us knows quite happened. Talented people often don’t take care of themselves. I’m hoping on his recovery. It was posted here that he’s a health nut. Run with that!!!!!!!!!!!! I Love Bobby. P.S. Deadheads don’t own the musicians, btw…they are all human.

Greg May 6, 2013, 07:40:40

Respect to Bob Weir. He is a legend. We all fall down.

mary snyder May 13, 2013, 05:53:51

Grow up dead fellows.you make me ashamed. no i havent seen a show in years. i probably am need to go to a shoe or stay away for another couple of years. Privledgerich cross country vacationeers playing aesthete on drugs beer and the yupped out dole with no love for their elders. bobby continued to plat while lying down. if you went for the music why just the drug talk, but doe eyed bobby has seen his trips. and he could probably take a decent tumble and as long as it was kept secret youd say it was a great show. bob is not a guitarist he is a person who is doing a volunteer position. he just happens to charge admission. he has cash. he wont go broke. les would even give him a gig. or at least larry would. and when did mr. primus become so mr. Maniac in limbo. im on the dam rd. come say w.h.o. lastly, admission is charged but not in leiu of bringing something called a sense of gratitude to the party. maybe a new dance or an old seed. leave well enough alone. bob and the band could throw you in the bag, bad attitudes cause bad shows, bobby comes to shows which is beyond his call of duty maybe he should just blog about you bad weirdos during the show while you dance to the music in your heads, ya know maybe bobby is making up the shoulder story till you all come with some better premises. bob weir thinks your jerks! Get a clue. libras value intelligence

Peter Gat May 31, 2013, 11:03:43

Who is Les Claypool?
Why comment when you have nothing good to say. Obviously, you are not a musician or music lover. You are an idiot.

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Lastroseofsummer April 26, 2013, 11:52:37

I don’t think it’s strange they kept playing…bands do it all the time- the whole “the show must go on” thing. I think Bobby would have been upset if they didn’t keep playing. And I don’t want to start rumors, and I don’t know if this is true, but i saw some reports that they asked him if he wanted to play that night, and he said yes. As far as his medical condition, if he has a problem or not, I’m not his doctor, his friend, or his family member, so none of us really know the story. I just hope he feels better soon, no matter what’s bothering him!

TCinNYC April 26, 2013, 10:15:43

I was listening live at home on the Taper Rob stream & he sounded so off in the 1st set. The reports from folks there said he looked terrible. Then the 2nd set unfolds. Wow. I hope you are ok Bobby. Take care of yourself, please! Weir’d night.

Freaker April 26, 2013, 10:25:52

It’s not Bobby’s first rodeo and he’ll sleep it off and hopefully be back strong as ever in Atlantic City on Sat. Good thing Furthur has the day off today. Stay strong Bob and much Love.

HappyValley April 26, 2013, 11:07:32

Please get some rest and get well Bob. The shows can wait. Peace Love and Healing Vibes.

livinthatlife April 26, 2013, 11:07:59

“Ashes to ashes we all fall down” Take care or yourself, Bobby!

Eric April 26, 2013, 10:37:53

This is hard to watch, take care of your self Bobby!!

Pm April 26, 2013, 10:45:27

Bob Weir has been off for 25 yrs but people still buy his howling..right Pete?

joel April 26, 2013, 10:46:42

guess those oxy rumors are true

Paul April 26, 2013, 10:59:08

Dude – Phil seems more concerned about the show than Bob –

stormwatch April 26, 2013, 10:47:49

There are just times when even the rock stars need to hang it up. It just takes so much out of people. I think Bobby needs to think about retiring. Life is better than work.

Troy April 26, 2013, 10:50:52

I find it very odd that the band din’t even skip a beat & kept playing. I mean they did not even react. I thinnk there is more to the story, some they knew that we don’t. The band did not seem concerned. Hmm.

stormwatch April 26, 2013, 10:53:03

They know he is old, rumors are that several have suggested ending the tours, but he is insistent on going forward, despite his aleing health

Yossarian April 26, 2013, 12:21:29

This has been a great run up to last night, so the workout injury/muscle relaxers story seems legit to me. Either way, best wishes and healing vibes to Bob. If he needs a break, no one in their right mind would be mad at him for taking one.

UGot2Rollme April 26, 2013, 10:54:56

let’s hope that Bobby gets well and comes “12-steppin into town” when they hit Atlantic City Saturday!

Jackie April 26, 2013, 12:11:31

Jerry wobbeld but he never fell down..

Carrie April 26, 2013, 11:14:27

Some people who have made comments need to think before they speak. Off for the last 25 years? I think not! Oxy rumors! Please don’t start with those kind of rumors. If he needed either muscle relaxers or pain meds to take care of the shoulder than so be it. Doesn’t make him a druggie. Get your facts straight. I wish nothing but healing and positive attitudes of people who surround and love him and his music.

Carrie April 26, 2013, 11:14:47

Some people who have made comments need to think before they speak. Off for the last 25 years? I think not! Oxy rumors! Please don’t start with those kind of rumors. If he needed either muscle relaxers or pain meds to take care of the shoulder than so be it. Doesn’t make him a druggie. Get your facts straight. I wish nothing but healing and positive attitudes of people who surround and love him and his music.

Redhotmamagirl April 26, 2013, 11:20:56

Damn! Give the man a break! Look at how long he has been there for us! Could any of you last for a 9 night run. I know I could not! Happens
to best of us. Hell, has not happened ever for Bobby since the day they began. Can the rest of us say that? Rest up Bobby! We want you back when you are ready, we will be there!

sputnik April 26, 2013, 11:39:19

Lots of speculation, but look at it this way: Bobby was in trouble, he fell down then he sat down but he KEPT PLAYING as long as he was physically able. It’s a first, so he should get a pass. He is a trouper! A ROCK STAR in every sense. Get well, Ace. We’d love to see much more of you if you’re willing and able.

Jilly April 26, 2013, 11:39:38

Bob Weir is not a drug addict, never has been. The persistent rumors that appear more valid for people who care about the guy relate to an untreated and worsening neurological problem. If so, his loved ones should wake the fuck up and assist. Never seen a group of people with such talent and insight so awash in denial, 40 years worth of it.

cosmicbein April 26, 2013, 11:42:00

Hey people,the whole idea of a muscle relaxor is to relax ur muscles.Uncle Bob got plenty relaxed last night,maybe even warm and fuzzy ,no worries.Dead Forever ,Forever Dead

SHatRO April 26, 2013, 11:46:10

Stormwatch, STFU. Bobby, hope all is well, we love you. Everybody, mellow out and send some healing vibes. Treat Bobby like you would treat your brother or friend, respect the band….they aren’t stupid. If you aren’t in the know then hush. If you are, please get permission before you post. This isn’t a dream, folks…people can get hurt.

Jax April 26, 2013, 11:47:32

What’s going on? Where am I? Is the show over?

sueinphilly April 26, 2013, 11:56:49

sending healing vibes and prayers to Bob. He’s an artist of music, not a taker or abuser of drugs. It’s actually possible he had his own “STELLA” moment (think Elaine in Seinfeld). If I have to explain that to you, you are too young to get it. God bless the Grateful Dead

40acres April 26, 2013, 12:04:37

And the band keeps playing on…Help was on its way…thanks for the crew for getting Bobby back up and into a chair….and good job Bobby for keep on truckin….the chain will never be Unbroken!!!!

mutter April 26, 2013, 12:04:56

get well & no shame in your game!

Goose April 26, 2013, 12:24:19

I met Bobby after the show on Wed night. Someone asked him why he was using a new guitar and he said that his shoulder has been bothering him and this new guitar is lighter. So there is truth to the fact that his shoulder is hurting. Whether he was on something last night is a different story.

Mark Bernards April 26, 2013, 12:54:21

Very hard to watch and I wonder why the band played on? If he was having a stroke (and I hope he wasn’t) early intervention is crucial for a full recovery. I pray to God he is with his family and getting well. As Weir(d) as he can seem sometimes we sure do love and respect him.

Tom Latham April 26, 2013, 13:05:41

Show some respect. Bob deserves it. You people probably wouldn’t even be on this damn site if it wasn’t for his career. Get Well Bobby!!

Peggy O April 26, 2013, 13:06:37

While last night’s Me and My Uncle, may have been the first instrumental version played in my 40 years of listening, it certainly was not the first sign that Bobby was doing everything possible to get on with the show – while also clearly going to hell in a bucket. His condition was evident the moment he first walked on stage and, while painful to watch, judging by his balance and hand-eye coordination – never mind the words and the teleprompter that we’ve all come to expect from time to time, albeit not to the extent seen last night – it was only a matter of time until there was help on the way. Nevertheless, to his credit, integrity and unmistakable leadership, let there be no doubt that Phil called it right last night – without skipping a beat. No surprises there. If one had been watching closely and following the cues, the band had already been filling in for Bobby and keeping a discreet and professionally watchful eye on his condition, as were crew members perched to respond on the sidelines. It was also no surprise that a contingency Set List was, if not already in the making or complete, at least under rapid response consideration and adaptation. Had the incident arisen suddenly without warning, and had others not known of Bobby’s condition and circumstances in advance, you can be sure the show would have stopped as the crew and EMT’s rushed on stage and the house lights turned on. But that wasn’t the case. Shocking and disturbing to watch as it was, there was little surprise to most. That the show would ultimately take the direction that it did was palpable, anticipated and literally expected as the night went on, and it would have been more of a surprise and perhaps more tragic, damaging, and personally injurious, had Bobby not ultimately left the stage. We all feel for Bobby, as intimate members of the family. To many, that isn’t really so very far from the truth – especially after such a fantastic run at the Capitol, which is also to be commended for their hospitality and just the right balance of staff presence and management oversight. In hindsight, a weaker band may well have panicked and unraveled; Furthur did not. Bobby (and Jerry), would have wanted it that way – and who better than Phil to know and to make that call? So thank you Phil, and thank you Bobby. Not just for last night’s unflappable resiliency, but for surrounding yourself with the likes of the 3J’s (Jeff, John & Joe – all skilled and seasoned well beyond their years), and for extending the reign of a band [that is still] beyond description. And thank you also to the truly remarkable 3J’s. Furthur remains not only the best at what they do, but the only ones who do what they do. And thank you Jerry, for putting such indescribable magic into common words that we can forever remember and use. To all: Thank you for a real good time. Indeed: The music never stopped. Most important: We will survive.

Paisley April 26, 2013, 13:07:15

I’m a 47 year old musician and I could not make a 9 night run. These guys are on fire right now. Bobby WANTS to play and tour. Phil is unstoppable. Sorry about the shoulder, Bob — if I know you, you are probably already psyched to play Atlantic.

D$ April 26, 2013, 13:15:25

At least give bobby credit for playing (or at least trying) after he fell over! Can you imagine what was going through John K’s head when something bumped him and he looked down to see bobby playing horizontal rhythm guitar?

timmy April 26, 2013, 13:23:36

It must feel very good to know that Weir is a drug addict without any factually based evidence to support it, besides the fact that he fell down at one show out of 10,000. You’re all probably junkies yourselves, and want to lash out at others to deflect your own problems.

B April 26, 2013, 13:44:03

Get well Bobby. We lOve you

B April 26, 2013, 13:44:55

Get well Bobby. We lOve you

JonnyDead April 26, 2013, 13:46:49

Look I was not at the Avalon Ballroom, but have gone to dead shows the last 20 years, the music has never been better, no one can replace jerry, but they are not trying to, of course the sum is greater than the parts, Bob has always been the grateful dead to me, his undercover rhythms and twangs are what really makes the trip, he never got the credit he deserved, always just the kid, just played a huge run, he’s got to be tired, he’s 65 for god sake, and if anything happened to him I would cry, and I’m a married man, look we all live and lose, but I’m not ready to lose yet, I pray for him to get better what ever the case, addiction a shoulder who cares, no one stops until their ready, the point of the grateful dead if there is one has always been to live how you want “” let your life proceed by its own design, nothing to tell now let the word be yours I’m done with mine,....done with mine.

Carrie April 26, 2013, 14:30:31

I’m so happy to see more so than not dead heads here like me. I’ve been following them since the 70’s. I was in Port Chester for a few of the shows and am now headed to Atlantic City. Phil and the band did right by continuing on, Bob would not have had it any other way. He /we will survive. See you all at the show tomorrow

JonnyDead April 26, 2013, 14:38:32

Sorry to post here again, I’ve never posted on any music related site, or any site for that matter, but this commentary is ridiculous, I am so angry right now, and hardly ever get angry, don’t care if Bob is a zillionaire, doing drugs, not doing drugs, someone being clean and sober for 10 years, I wish anyone with addiction all the best in their journey to find peace, but anyone who understands this music, should be in prayer right now, it has never been seen before on planet earth, Phil is also the best, but if anything happens to Bob it will never be seen again, leave Bob alone please, let him get better, I’m a greedy bastard and still need his music to get through my life, I have chosen to live a life off the road, and still need to know Bob will be there at least for a little while longer for the occasion church ceremony, I saw his quote about Count Basie saying he will continue to play until they tear him off the stage, and although it may be sooner rather than later, I prefer later.

Ted Kritzler April 26, 2013, 15:06:33

This comment thread needs the negatrometer (See www.kfan.com/Common ) Give Bob a break. At least he’s not 20 years old and so out of whack and collapsing on stage (Bieber). He probably had an alchohol / drug interaction with prescription drugs, those can take you by surprise.

MarZaPhiGar April 26, 2013, 15:12:20

Remember a coupla years back when somebody dosed Bobby at the Beacon(?) Remember El Paso from that night?

Neal April 26, 2013, 15:23:17

I saw Further front and center a few years back at Nokia in NYC...Bobby was in pretty bad shape that night as well…They had to restart El Paso a few times- he was quite wobbly and kept adjusting his speaker system behind him. Tough to watch- Hope he’s ok.

TCinNYC April 26, 2013, 15:30:45

Bucket opener in A C You analyze me, tend to despise me
You laugh when I stumble and fall
There may come a day when I’ll dance on your grave
Unable to dance I’ll still crawl across it

Zach L. April 26, 2013, 15:51:31

It is somewhat odd that the band didn’t even stop, clearly something is going on. For me personally, I’m surprised that this hasn’t happened more with these guys…surprised we never saw Jerry collapse, or more recently Phil too. These guys have given their life to making music for us, thousands upon thousands of shows. I don’t fault Bobby a bit – this ia a gift for us. I just hope he’s not touring himself to death.

adks12020 April 26, 2013, 16:20:20

That video is pretty tough to watch. As anyone that has been prescribed muscle relaxers can tell you they can really do a number on any and all mobility/coordination. Heck, I was prescribed them when I injured my back and I could barely stay awake let alone play a 2.5 hour rock show. I don’t know Bobby personally so I can’t deny what they are saying unless there are facts to the contrary. I hope it is truly due to something he was prescribed that he may have over done a little. I just hope he’s ok and recovering well. If he does actually have a bum shoulder I hope he didn’t hurt himself even more when he fell. Love and good vibes coming your way Bobby.

tellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!!!! April 26, 2013, 16:26:51

Isn’t Furthur all about rollin the damned truck till the wheels fall off? I thought that was their message from the get-go….

Indytaper April 26, 2013, 16:45:11

God Bless you, Bobby. I hope the day off is giving you the rest you need.

Steve b April 26, 2013, 17:23:26

Ambien… Now that will do it to ya

Treks April 26, 2013, 19:08:46

Some rise some fall some climb and bob sometimes sits on a chair to get to terrapin get better soon bobby we all love you ad the others!!

Mike April 26, 2013, 19:09:20

Come on everyone. The man is a Legend. 50 + years of keeping us happy. Show some Love and Support for the Man…. I hope to see u in AC Bob, But if ur not up to it, Just pull up a chair on stage and drink some beers and enjoy the show.

m skjellyfetti April 26, 2013, 20:26:47

Bobby and Phil have been killing it this band, with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm for playing, just jamming, that they rarely attained or achieved in the final years of the GD. Both have looked pretty well in recent years, though Phil just looks fabulous for his age and for what he’s been through. Bobby appeared to be over-medicated…it appeared that the rest knew, were not only unconcerned but maybe even slightly amused…otherwise they surely would have rushed to his aid as it appeared he was having a small stroke…wtf? Get well, Bob!

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