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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 06:23 AM
Mine was 2007 in Burgettstown PA. I think that year the band was really jelling and had "hit the note" on that tour.

Les Brers in A Minor
I Walk on Guilded Splinters
Midnight Rider
Rocking Horse
Desdemona
You Don't Love Me
Anyday (w/ Susan Tedeschi)
Lost Lover Blues (w/ Susan Tedeschi)
Mountain Jam>JABUMA>Mountain Jam

Encore:
Melissa
One Way Out

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 07:14 AM
3/26/09 - the 40th Anniversary show at the Beacon. The band was possessed as they plaid the first two albums straight through. Only letdown was Gregg flubbing the encore (Statesboro.) I was also at the Clapton show that year - but this was the winner hands down.
 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 07:21 AM
3/19/04 was a smoking show....

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 07:41 AM
That'd be like choosing your favorite child ... out of 100!

I can think of several shows where the band played at insanely intense levels. Too many of those, also. So many of my "favorite" shows had to do with the quality folks and friends that I got to spend time with before and after the shows. In Gregg's obit thread several alluded to the "communal quality" of the Allman Brother's Band and their devout audience. As Hophead (Ron C) once described us, "FamABBly".

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 09:51 AM
There have been many, but that last show was something special. Not just because it was an epic show (I mean, DAMN!), but because I knew the room was full of community - breaking bread, clinking glasses, laughing before and after and to this day. Even at yet another Wanee last month, with only 1 Allman Brother taking the stage at their own festival, I still meet more great people. What other band has that kind of family? The road does go on forever, this community of people is the greatest monument to the band.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 10:47 AM
Groton Ct. naval base 9/8/91. beautiful late summer day, band was on fire, James Montgomery joined them on harp. I had climbed up the scaffolding where the soundboard was [nobody told me to get off] there were lots of people getting busted for smoking pot in the open [its U.S. a military base folks, what do you expect] I wish I could get a recording of this one.



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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 11:50 AM
Aug 1, 2003 Montage Mt, PA
Jerry birthday show
Instrumental Illness with Karl on sax was mind blowing with the Other One jam
and a few other GD teases

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 12:08 PM
Man, that's a tough one. I saw them 21 times and I can narrow it down to three. No pecking order here; they are all tied for #1:

1. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, 1995. The band with Dickey and Warren on guitar was SO on that evening............I remember the entire reserved seating area of 10,000 standing for the entire show. Dickey and Warren were downright SCARY together that night, and Gregg threw in some great B-3 soloing as well. Just a jaw-dropping performance.

2. Wanee 2007, the first night of two. The astonishing opener of Les Brers in A Minor set the tone. The entire crowd was kind of like..........WOW.......did I really just hear that.........where do they go from here? And they just did NOT let up one bit from there...........it was pedal to the metal for 2-1/2 hours. Fortunately I have an Instant Live of this show. Get it if you can! Benmont Tench sat in on piano for just one tune, Woman Across The River.

3. Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA, 2009, the first night of two. This night was extra special because they hadn't been to the Bay area in six years and I, with my ABB bragging rights, had convinced a party of no less than 8 or so to join me. Everyone still thanks me to this day. Again, they stepped firmly on the gas from the get-go with Don't Want You No More/Not My Cross To Bear. But the rendition of Jessica at the end of the first set left everyone's jaws firmly dropped all the way down. One of the great interplays between Derek and Warren I personally have ever heard but the complex and weaving rendition is a tribute to the entire band's dexterity. Another Instant Live to get your hands on......some nights the band is just ON, and this was certainly one of them.



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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 12:52 PM
With brother Duane, Stony Brook 9-19-71. The released CD does not do it complete justice. Just phenomenal.

My re-connection with the band at Berkeley, 9-5-03. Dreams->Whipping Post->Mountain Jam->Layla closing.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 01:27 PM
I think it was the DTB / ABB / Tom Petty show at the Meadows in Hartford, with Jaimoe's Jassz Band playing beforehand.

I may have seen performances that were more jaw-dropping musically, but this was a big fat day of great music, so much good music, a wealth of it, and I was there with a quality crew of friends on a lovely summer evening sitting back in the lawn section.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 02:55 PM
I was lucky to see them many times, but these stand out....

9/7/92 Atlanta-- A great show for the Warren/Dickey lineup, featuring the best acoustic set I ever heard them play. This show has a unique Revival>Jam>Jessica sequence that sets it apart from your usual great early 90s ABB show, along with a rare acoustic Ramblin' Man.

Wanee 2005--This was such a very special time for the band and the fans. Eventually Wanee became an established institution, but that first year had the element of surprise to it. As in, "I am surprised to be having so much fun at this awesome music festival right now!" Plus the band was hitting on all cylinders musically in 2005. Also, Egypt.

10/4/09 Charlotte--The 40th Anniversary tour was the last real high point for the ABB, and I think this was the best show I saw in that excellent year. These versions of Rocking Horse, Revival and No One To Run With are my go-to versions of those songs, and the whole show just oozes that special something that great shows have.


 
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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 05:06 PM
9/24/04. My 28th Birthday at the Fox and Jack Pearson sitting in. Great night.
 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 05:09 PM
2005 Spac..They were on fire.
 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 05:14 PM
H.O.R.D.E Tour 1994 at the Mann Music Center.
Tower Theater 1996 front row
PNC Bank Center with Lucinda Williams opening

 
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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 05:15 PM
their last peachfest show aug,2014. Right up front watching their every move and subtle cues between them.Amazing!! and memorable. The crowd was great,met some amazing people-the guy next to us hopped onstage & played sax awhile,another guy next to us was working some business closely with Greg on something & just came from backstage with him. So happy I got to see Greg that time so close before he left us.His voice was perfect & the band was tight and having fun. The whole festival was special that year.

My husbands favorite show was...in late '71 a month before Duane passed. He says he'll never forget it,seemed to go on forever and Duane was so special as a musician and leader.Its still stuck with him all these years after all abb shows he's seen! He's always been more of a Duane's slide fan and he'd never seen anything like him before or since. (The closest was when Derek 1st entered the scene;he saw the same subtle movements & cues between Gregg & Derek as Duane-too many similarities early on) ABB were the most magical band he'd ever seen in '71 and were all "on" all night with Dickey & Duanes guitar harmonies & Greggs voice & hammond b-3 organ & drums weaving in and out.He says the videos now don't do that period justice at all.
Magical's the best word to describe it.



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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 06:08 PM
Some of my personal favorites:
Gotta say, H.O.R.D.E. Fest 8/28/94 at the Mann Music Center was truly phenomenal. Just recently got a recording of it. Fun.
6/29/96 at Montage Mountain
3/16/97 at the Beacon

Those 3, I think

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 06:10 PM
The Fabulous Fox Theatre September 25, 2004. Of the three Fox run shows this one has always stood out as my favorite.
 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 07:35 PM
Too many to sort out but a few standouts come to mind.

August 1999 NY State Fair, Lucinda Williams opened.

First ABB show for my daughter Susan & son Ken.

Last time we saw Dickey in the band, first tour with Derek.

7/16/05, Pittsburgh BoboFest.

Enough said, a magical weekend of peachheads.

2003, Toronto.

First time we got Layla-ed.

Met Jack, BigSix Karen & Canpeach Neil before show.

3/19/06

My first Beacon weekend, huge gathering of Lounge Lizards, we got the consensus best show of that year's run.

Face melting.

Roomed at the Beacon Hotel with Slammer, Wharfy, Matt, Jason, etc.

Shot my favorite Beacon pic of John Ott eating cheese fries at the West Side Brewery pre-show.

October, 2014

Mike Solo gave me a miracle ticket for my last Beacon ABB show, second night of the final Beacon shows.

Scranton, PA

"Blues Hour" with Warren, Derek, and Jack Pearson.

Another face melter, joined at this by Cujo, Wharfy, John Ott, Jason.

Preshow BBQ with RichDel and his Red Volvo crew at Dave's.

Most all of these involved numerous people from this site and that is what really stands out to me.

Y'all a great bunch!

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 07:40 PM
Saw 85+ shows from 89-2014. not a bad one in the bunch...but here are a few that stand out.

4/22/95 Palace Theater Louisville, Ky. Incredibly powerful show. i got down near the front during IMOER and was sure i was watching the original band. It was that powerful.

8/2/95 Merriweather Post. A peak performance show.

3/13/06 Beacon, 35th Anniversary of AFE. Flawless.

3/21/05. Beacon, Chuck Leavell.

3/21/03 Derek's playing during the Layla encore was sublime. I felt like i was watching the torch being passed.

7/23/89. Atl Lakewood. My re-introduction to the band. At the end of the show, a down home Georgia boy turned around and said to me "they ain't played this good since Duane and Berry was in the effn band."

It's been one helluva ride. Thank you ABB and RIP Gregg.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 08:49 PM
There are two I have to go with, 1st Beacon Run, September 1989, the band was finally back together, the anticipation of the crowd before the show was amazing, great great show.

The 35th Anniversary of the Fillmore East, March 13, 2006. They played the entire Fillmore album start to finish. Whipping Post last song before intermission. The second set gave us Mountain Jam and then Chuck came out and "Jessica" put the exclamation point on an unbelievable show....

People have asked me why I saw this band year after the year and the answer was simple. Every Allman Brothers show was good, real good and every once in a while you got great and sometimes you got these magic moments that you never forget. That was these two shows for me.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2017 at 09:29 PM
7.5.89 Garden States Arts Center - 1st of 69 ABB shows.
8.16.92 -- also GSAC -- phenomenal
3.26.09 -- Beacon -- near perfect.
Any show at Waterloo Village from 1989-94.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2017 at 12:48 AM
The first ABB show i saw was my favorite because i got to see live just how amazing this band was. i was blown away. That show was at the Nassau Coliseum in April 1973.

The most exciting ABB "event" i attended was actually a Dickey Betts and Great Southern show in Central Park in 1978. That was when Gregg and Butch and Jaimoe joined them onstage for a reunion. I don't think think i ever felt such energy and craziness from a crowd as that show.

Can't believe the events of this year for the band. So thankful for the extraordinary memories and sad it's over.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2017 at 03:02 AM
It's difficult but these are some of my favorite shows I went to through the decades.

3/20/03 my first time at the Beacon and it was an incredible show and near perfect to me.

8/19/05 an incredible show I saw with friends while camping and hearing Warren, Jack Pearson, and Derek together was amazing.

6/25/99 My first time seeing the Allmans and I was so young that my mom took me as she's also a longtime fan of them and I grew up listening to her Allmans records, and I'm glad we were able to share this.

8/5/03 an incredible Allmans show at Penn's landing here in Philadelphia.

7/23/05 A great Allmans show even without Warren, at Penn's landing.

8/17/07 a great Allmans show at Camden with ratdog opening.

10/13/08 the Allmans opening up for the dead, and they blew the dead away and it was an incredible show I shared with my friend who had never seen either band.

8/21/09 a great Allmans show with WSP opening, and John Bell, Jojo Hermann, Sonny Ortiz, and Jimmy Herring as guests.

3/17/11 my last time at the Beacon, loved hearing Donald Fagen from the dan on down along the cove and the shakedown street cover was different and not bad.

11/26/11 last time seeing the Allmans ever, at the Tower theather. I thought it was a great show, and I loved the acoustic songs, and hearing Butch, Jaimoe, and Marc throw in an other one jam during the drums part, and they played some of my favorite songs including don't keep me wondering, mountain jam, black hearted woman, come and go blues, dreams, Melissa, sailing across the devil's seas, and the DWYNM>NMCTB opener.

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  posted on 5/30/2017 at 06:52 AM
Tough , but I'll go most recent ...

2011 Beacon hanging out at Yogi's tiny bar . Donald Fagan end of first set down along the cove, then killer shakedown street.

2012 ABB show Comcast Hartford. Santana . Jam at end All Along the Watchtower. Smoking....

2014 Gregg Band at the Peabody Daytona. Mom in audience, Floyd Miles Back To Daytona was magical. Gregg doing These Days.

2014 Gregg Band Newport R.I. with Jamoie

2015 Grand Opera House Macon 2 nights. Brass outstanding in his band. Great 2 nights and Museum tour as well.

2015 Peach Festival with Warren walk on ...

 

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  posted on 5/30/2017 at 07:26 AM
The first one with the original band 1971, became my favorite band. Every Beacon show my wife and I ever attended, as much for the vibe with so many of you as the music. Derricks first or second show after he joined the band in Va Beach. Hot Tuna opened and he jammed with them. The look on their faces as he played with them was one of amazement. Also I was sitting right in front of Gregg that night and he had a smile on his face all night.
 
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