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Published: 2013/06/10

Bob Weir Returns to the Stage

Bob Weir returned to the stage for the first time in over a month last night. The Grateful Dead/Furthur guitarist performed at a Marin Academy benefit held at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. It was Weir’s first solo performance since veering off the road in late April following an incident at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on the tour’s penultimate night

Weir opened the night with an acoustic set consisting of “Easy To Slip,” “Loose Lucy” and “Peggy-O.” Then, Assembly of Dust’s Jason Crosby (violin, keyboards), RatDog’s Robin Sylvester (Bass) and Assembly of Dust’s Dave Diamond (drums) joined Weir on “El Paso,” “Playin’ In The Band,” “Easy Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “Friend of The Devil,” “Truckin,” “Cassidy,” “Birdsong” and “Jack Straw.” Leslie Mendelson also sat in with ensemble for the latter portion of their set. All the musicians returned for the evening’s “Not Fade Away” encore. “Easy to Slip”‘s lyrics seemed particularly appropriate (“It’s so easy to slip/It’s so easy to fall/
And let your memory drift/And do nothin’ at all/All the love that you missed/All the people that you can’t recall/Do they really exist at all).

Weir will host a Weir Here event at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads on Wednesday, June 12.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist

Sunday, June 9, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA

Bob Solo Acoustic:
Easy To Slip
Loose Lucy

Bob Weir w/ Jason Crosby (violin, keyboards), Robin Sylvester (bass), Dave Diamond (drums):

El Paso
Playin’ In The Band
Easy Love+
To Love Somebody+
Friend of The Devil+

E: Not Fadeaway+

+w/ Leslie Mendelson


There are 40 comments associated with this post

P June 10, 2013, 09:10:49

Furthur played AC boardwalk hall 2 days after he fell at the CAP. So its his 2nd appreance after he fell

Chris Bradsher June 10, 2013, 09:11:55

Welcome back, Bobby !! See you at Interlocken !!

Karl Witt June 10, 2013, 10:07:13

I will get up and start to live the life I should…

Karl Witt June 10, 2013, 10:38:54

I will get up and start to live the life I should…

johny rock June 10, 2013, 10:50:34

“Weir’s first solo performance” know it all

Beard June 10, 2013, 10:56:23

AC was great!

Carol June 10, 2013, 11:12:13

AC was excellent looking forward to the Mann. Welcome back Bobby!

delia dee June 10, 2013, 11:19:34

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay !!!

Kerri June 10, 2013, 11:24:47

1) Welcome back Bob, I hope you are healthy and ready.
2) P-Where in the article does it say first time since collapse? It states“first time in over a month. “

P June 10, 2013, 11:32:50

It was corrected cuz around 9am east coast time it said first time since he fell

emmy June 10, 2013, 11:49:21

I’m so happy he is back to the good ole yes the atlantic city show was spectacular, one of the best shows my husband an I have seen. Glad he fuxed his heart n got back to his okd soul…we love you bob weir see you soon in scranton an va. Much love♥

Matt June 10, 2013, 11:50:48

Veering off the road? When did this happen? I know he fell on stage while performing, but this veering off the road is news, unless I’ve missed something. Please post a link to the news article that describes this incident…

JD June 10, 2013, 12:06:50

The veering off the road comment wasn’t meant to be taken literally. It was supposed to mean that he took a break from touring.

Matt June 10, 2013, 12:15:04

Hmmm, well OK then. Interesting way to report a news story. You should consider revising the wording to eliminate the false claim, literal intention or not…

fragilethunder June 10, 2013, 13:33:29

Yeah that “veering off the road” gave me a fright. Glad it was just a misunderstanding! Love Bobby and I’m SO happy he’s feeling better after a much-needed break. Can’t wait for Red Rocks!

Dusty June 10, 2013, 14:25:38

Right on, Bob! See you Brooklyn…

Fur Cat June 10, 2013, 18:02:52

Uh, can’t well all just agree to chill out and get on with the fun and music? Who fucking cares why he fell or how many times or even why? The fact that he is still playing in any capacity should be enough when you can get it.

greg versis June 10, 2013, 17:44:26

Welcome back Bobby .. Terrapin Crossroads on 6-12-13 ….will be there!

ginny mcintosh June 10, 2013, 18:18:15

awesome bobby sooooo happy you’re back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori Zook June 10, 2013, 18:25:15

Welcome back, Bobby!!!!

LYNDA June 10, 2013, 18:46:22

I’m so happy to see you again Bobby. Yes – it is so easy to slip – but life isn’t perfect. Most of us slip from time-to-time in some way – or another. Just remember we all LOVE you and we DEPEND on you to bring us wonderful sounds. We miss you so much when you’re not playing. :)

Tom Jelen June 10, 2013, 19:08:52

It’s just nice to know that it was nothing serious and that Bobby is back at it…yeeeeeeee

Matt June 10, 2013, 19:43:33

To Love Somebody? The Bee Gees Song!?

Grateful Dad June 10, 2013, 22:00:24

I was worried about you Bob….. we are gettin’ up there!!

Ryder Dude June 10, 2013, 22:33:56

Sunny June 11, 2013, 01:23:42

Glad your back and ok! And Jack Straw would have been another Sunday 10. That is such a good song.

Uncle John (Moyer) June 11, 2013, 06:47:29

Looking good my friend!!!

Tracy June 11, 2013, 08:16:20

Welcome back Bobby!!! See u in Philly and at All Good!!

Chucky cheese string June 11, 2013, 10:20:04

Good for Bob! Good for us! Slow and steady my old friend!!

Ed June 11, 2013, 21:57:56

Glad Bob is back , I’m looking forward to see him with Dylan in Tampa

Ed Horst June 12, 2013, 10:46:34

“It’s so easy to Slip/It’s so easy to Fall/and let your memory Drift/and do nothin’ at all..“veering off the road to rest up,welcome back Bobby.The road goes on Forever…

das singley June 12, 2013, 13:47:19

Greetings from flagstaff AZ. Bobby, any chance of you playing here, ever?

Keith June 13, 2013, 15:23:56

Good to have you back brotha’! Sounded great
“over there” last night. Keep it up man, you look good.

bobby's oxycotton June 17, 2013, 15:11:02

Betty Ford has a wing aptly named the Bob Weir hall Bettys place is a second home to Booby

me and my uncle June 18, 2013, 10:54:54

oxycotton, why don’t u just shut the hell up or better yet, just disappear. all you’re doing is throwing stones…. great to see Weir back at it. keep rocking man, to the moon goes down….

chris June 18, 2013, 11:24:44

Boobyoxycotton you must live in marin county and be a phil man but just to let you know clown bob has never been to rehab prior to this he takes vicodin benzos he has played morelive concerts and then anyone who ever walked the earth and let alone he hasplayed over 1000 more soldout concerts then any musician ever and at least learn what the hell yourwritting before making a comment its oxycontin and if you ask me taking a stage dive once in your career isnt even cause for concern given the fact that he plays about 5 nites aweek from 17 to 65 without so much as shitting himself so go back on phish tour andlet their bassist take you on a scooter ride you misinformed uneducated must be from marin

Hill June 18, 2013, 18:05:26

Chris Were ther schools where you grew up? If so, was English taught in them? Did you pay attention? My guess is “no.” You write like a moron. Try evening classes!

Vanessa c June 21, 2013, 01:02:20

Hey dweeb! Take that dumb crap about veering off the road out….your writing fiction buddy. Knock it off.

Jim June 21, 2013, 13:28:58

Easy To Slip I always thought Weir’s version on Heaven Help the Fool was better than Little Feat’s. It has taken on new meaning since Jerry died. “I don’t want to live forever, in the shadow of you leaving me behind. So I’ll light another cigarette, and try to remember to forget”

Mr Onederful June 21, 2013, 17:11:10

Yeah…take off that “veering off the road” stuff cuz there are those amongst us that can’t analyze anything. Oh and tell that guy with the big puffy white beard to change the name of that song “looks like rain” cuz jeez o Pete every time I hear that I wanna put on my galoshes and umbrella…and it’s blue skies and dry as a bone— I mean what in the Sam Hill is a guy to do!?!?
I am happy to hear and see Bob is well and “ringin’ that bell “ like only he can do when things are all cohesive and he joins or leads that force to places so awesome and then catapults his master level to unforeseen shangralas…

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