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Old 12-25-2017, 03:39 PM
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Default The Band - The Last Waltz - The Weight featuring. the staples singers

The Band was one of my favorite groups in the late 60's and 70's

I never could figure out the meaning of this song but it's a classic. Love the staple sisters doing harmony.

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Good stuff there.
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ok, found this. interesting facts about the song.

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=420
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I saw them live, for 3 days at Watkins Glenn. Incredible!
Levon helm was the man!
RIP
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1984 they played a spring concert at my college in upstate New York. When it rained a few band members joined me for a smoke. Sun came out, and we danced in the mud. I hate dancing. Was one of the best days of my life! (thanks Stephanie!)
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A good group, but there are a few of their songs that I suspect you need to be on a LSD trip in order to understand the meaning of the lyrics.
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I saw them live, for 3 days at Watkins Glenn. Incredible!
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So did I !!!

Woke up Saturday Morning to Magical Mystery tour being played over the PA system

Allman Brothers, The Band and The Dead
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So did I !!!

Woke up Saturday Morning to Magical Mystery tour being played over the PA system

Allman Brothers, The Band and The Dead
Probably one of the most insane things I have ever done. I had just turned 17.
A group of us decided we were going to hitchhike there.From Lynn massachusetts!Broke up in twos( I got paired with a kid I hardly knew)and off we went.I think I had 8 bucks and a blanket. That's it! Spent the first night on the Appalachian trail, under a bush, in the pouring rain. Ate peanut butter and honey sandwiches for 5 days. But, The music was magical !
We never did meet up with the group we were supposed to, but met many new friends.
The music was that important to me .Something I'll never forget, that's for sure.
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The Weight is one of my all time favorites.
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Probably one of the most insane things I have ever done. I had just turned 17.
A group of us decided we were going to hitchhike there.From Lynn massachusetts!Broke up in twos( I got paired with a kid I hardly knew)and off we went.I think I had 8 bucks and a blanket. That's it! Spent the first night on the Appalachian trail, under a bush, in the pouring rain. Ate peanut butter and honey sandwiches for 5 days. But, The music was magical !
We never did meet up with the group we were supposed to, but met many new friends.
The music was that important to me .Something I'll never forget, that's for sure.
We drove up in my '66 Plymouth Valiant convertible from Central Jersey. We left early Friday morning and got up there in the afternoon. Friday afternoon/evening each group came out and did a set, a "sound check" they'd stop, make a few adjustments and go back to the song. One of the best shows I ever attended , I was 19, would turn 20 the next month, and OH MY GOD the drugs we did!! Bought a bunch right on site. You didn't have to worry about getting screwed or poisoned..... I bought a hit of organic mesc up there....what a time

Dancing to "The Shape I'm In" WOOOHOOOOO
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We drove up in my '66 Plymouth Valiant convertible from Central Jersey. We left early Friday morning and got up there in the afternoon. Friday afternoon/evening each group came out and did a set, a "sound check" they'd stop, make a few adjustments and go back to the song. One of the best shows I ever attended , I was 19, would turn 20 the next month, and OH MY GOD the drugs we did!! Bought a bunch right on site. You didn't have to worry about getting screwed or poisoned..... I bought a hit of organic mesc up there....what a time

Dancing to "The Shape I'm In" WOOOHOOOOO
Was it really 600 k people?
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Was it really 600 k people?
That's what was reported, and to this day it's still recognized at that #
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We drove up in my '66 Plymouth Valiant convertible from Central Jersey. We left early Friday morning and got up there in the afternoon. Friday afternoon/evening each group came out and did a set, a "sound check" they'd stop, make a few adjustments and go back to the song. One of the best shows I ever attended , I was 19, would turn 20 the next month, and OH MY GOD the drugs we did!! Bought a bunch right on site. You didn't have to worry about getting screwed or poisoned..... I bought a hit of organic mesc up there....what a time

Dancing to "The Shape I'm In" WOOOHOOOOO
When we arrived,night before the concert,music was playing.
I thought it was a backup or fill in band at first,then realized, rather quickly that it was Jerry. Wow what a trip. I didn't do any of the drugs that were everywhere but weed and some wine but it was a total trip just the same. I remember Bathroom runs were interesting. And the rain and MUD!
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Didn't go to that show, but those were different times for sure.

Can't help but think of all the experiences we had growing up in those times as young adults. Youngsters today without all of that kind of stuff could use just a little bit of that to help them out.
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Can't help but think of all the experiences we had growing up in those times as young adults. Youngsters today without all of that kind of stuff could use just a little bit of that to help them out.
If they would only put the iPhone down and take a look at the world around them.
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Those stories remind me of my days crashing around Florida as a 17-20 year old in an old red MGA..

If that car could talk, we would be here for the next month hearing stories about my travels all over the state. How that old POS continued to run with the abuse I gave it I have no idea. Thank God for cheap gas and reclaimed oil

Cheap concerts and cheap drugs, everything was cool and nothing would kill you. The cops were never out to bust yer ass..!

Lots of hometown and on the rise bands showing up at the Surfers Club in Madiera beach or the Spot on Cypress street. Many are just a blur.

Also, being a gearhead we had lots of races to attend and many of them had good bands and music nearby.

It was fun to be young back then..
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Slant 6 Valiant..had to smack the starter to make it work.
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So did I !!!

Woke up Saturday Morning to Magical Mystery tour being played over the PA system

Allman Brothers, The Band and The Dead
Sounds Awesome! I went up there a few times to watch the Formula 1 cars run in the late 70's.. Wildest parties I ever attended.. I'll never forget 'The Bog'
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Those stories remind me of my days crashing around Florida as a 17-20 year old in an old red MGA..

If that car could talk, we would be here for the next month hearing stories about my travels all over the state. How that old POS continued to run with the abuse I gave it I have no idea. Thank God for cheap gas and reclaimed oil

Cheap concerts and cheap drugs, everything was cool and nothing would kill you. The cops were never out to bust yer ass..!

Lots of hometown and on the rise bands showing up at the Surfers Club in Madiera beach or the Spot on Cypress street. Many are just a blur.

Also, being a gearhead we had lots of races to attend and many of them had good bands and music nearby.

It was fun to be young back then..
I had a 57 MGA after that, the dual Stromberg Carbs, bitch to keep right, the clutch finally did mine in, pulled the engine and trans out of the nose and got a bum pressure plate, wasn't going to go through that again so I sold it, most fun car I ever drove, mine was silver

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Slant 6 Valiant..had to smack the starter to make it work.
Yes sir, and a piece of cake to change if you ever got tired of beating on it

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Sounds Awesome! I went up there a few times to watch the Formula 1 cars run in the late 70's.. Wildest parties I ever attended.. I'll never forget 'The Bog'
It was one of the best times of my life, we got there so early Friday that we could just about do anything, we walked the track, that was cool as hell, with the banked turns and shit
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Another thing we did in those days was to get from place to place by hitch-hiking. For a short trip, stick out you thumb. For longer trips a cardboard sign with a general destination (NYC, East Long Island,etc) did the trick.

As a broke college student, it was my main method of transportation. Thousands and thousands of miles over the years, always got a ride usually without too long of a wait.
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