For years, seven of them to be exact, I lugged a bag with taping equipment to damn near every concert I went to – rain or shine, sickness or in health. The pros – I always knew where I’d be standing…I always had a copy of the show to listen to…I met a lot of people. The cons – Being a human forcefield for 3-4 hours a night…Being in the same spot every night…Buying batteries at a 7-11 mere minutes before the show.
So, I quit. It was 2006 and that was that. I’d had it. Seeing band from the same spot and not being able to get a beer or take a leak when the urge struck me to do so was no longer appealing. I still attended, and never really missed the tapers section.
The DATs? Well, they sat in boxes, then in a dresser, then in a basement, and now are in a cupboard next to a leaning stack of diapers, resting, potentially never to be heard from again.
I realized, or maybe remembered, that at times I was one of less than a handful of tapers at these shows. So, I did a little research. Turns out some of what I have is otherwise uncirculated, and that ain’t right.
So, I bring to you my DATs (and a few cassettes and some shows taped by others, but only those that are lightly or completely uncirculated). This is an ongoing process that will take years possibly to complete. And, since no one knows that this site exists, I am doing this likely for no one other than myself, but, hey, whatever. These shows were good, for the most part.
An overwhelming amount of these are moe. & Phil Lesh Quintet shows from 2001 – 2006. There are a few from before that time, which are copies of masters handed down to me from fellow tapers (and retired tapers like myself). All info as to source, taper (if not me) and anything else will be included in these files.
Please feel free to comment, and if you don’t like how it sounds, don’t complain, just don’t fucking download it. Simple as that.