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i saw phil lesh at the airport

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by discoboo, Nov 18, 2005.


  1. discoboo

    discoboo

    Dec 25, 2002
    charleston, sc
    he was on line with his family a few steps behind me, taking the 7 a.m. red-eye out of vegas. he was a lot shorter than i expected.
     
  2. FireBug

    FireBug

    Sep 18, 2005
    Houston
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    That's cool.

    I met Phil, Bobby and Billy one day...I used to work at a record store and they dropped by for a visit while on tour. Phil was a nice guy...Bobby was a complete tweak.
     
  4. skewh

    skewh

    Sep 5, 2005
    Ithaca, NY
    Awesome, man! I've met Bobby a couple of times after shows, but he was always being rushed to the bus by his bouncer. He smiled and waved to all of us though. And a friend of mine delivered a pizza in Frisco to Bill Graham's free clinic; he talked to the customer for about ten minutes before he realized that it was Phil Lesh! :)
     
  5. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    I just read his new (band) autobiography "Searching for the Sound". Very good read, I highly recommend it.
     
  6. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Very cool chance meeting.
     
  7. discoboo

    discoboo

    Dec 25, 2002
    charleston, sc
    the cool thing was that i had just seen him play at vegoose so i gave him the standard "great show at vegoose, phil!" then i called a bunch of my friends and was yelling into the phone "you won't believe it, but i'm on line with phil lesh." he was only a few people behind me so i'm sure he heard me but so what, he probably used to it. i wanted a picture, but it being 5:30 in the morning i didn't want to push it. i met mike gordon at bonnaroo this year, so i've been graced by some bass gods in '05. sweet!
     
  8. I hear Lesh is a really strange guy, especially if hold a conversation with'em. Supposedly, he's very detached. Who knows though?
     
  9. I met Lesh on his birthday last year at a bookstore. I still haven't had the pictures done yet. I will soon and post them, but I think I have some good ones.
     
  10. Last year my almost brother in law repaired the Leslie cabs for "the Dead" shortly before they went on. He's not much of a Grateful Dead fan, so this is what I got: "yeah, I talked to one of the band guys... he was pretty cool, bass player, I think..."

    Since he did try out the cabs with their organs, while there were people in the venue, I did let him know that he opened for "the Dead." ;)

    I bumped into the Ultimate Warrior in one airport and I was right behind Mary Lou Retton in another airport. :D
     
  11. discoboo

    discoboo

    Dec 25, 2002
    charleston, sc
    the Ultimate Warrior...that's funny.
     
  12. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Was he all painted up and wearing those ribbons on his arms?

    brad cook
     
  13. Nah, he was wearing a jean jacket with fringey things all over it. It was around 1988 I was coming out of the bathroom, he was going in. I remember my face hitting his chest and I was in my dress greens. I got quite the giggle out of it about a minute or so later after I realized who it was.