Bob Weir, Marin Symphony collaboratio...

Bob Weir, Marin Symphony collaboration postponed

There are 11 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Sep 15, 2010, titled Bob Weir, Marin Symphony collaboration postponed. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

The historic collaboration between Marin rock star Bob Weir and the Marin Symphony will not take place on Oct.

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Palo Alto, CA

#1 Sep 16, 2010
Perhaps if they had priced the tickets with prices that reflect our economic times. $50 - $350 is pretty steep for most of us nowadays.
On My Dime

Novato, CA

#2 Sep 16, 2010
Must have smoked up all his money?
Sarah-TheGas-Pal in

Mill Valley, CA

#3 Sep 16, 2010
Whatever. The Grateful Dead make terrible drug induced music that is a bad influence on our society. No one should look up to Jerry Garcia. His guitar playing was mediocre at best. Weir is a hack. We are all better off without this mindless music.

Symphonic arrangements of some Taylor Swift would be much more palatable and would surely sell out.

Walnut Creek, CA

#4 Sep 16, 2010
Looks like the dead are dead.
Dead Sales

Novato, CA

#5 Sep 16, 2010
What? Symphony lovers don't like dropping acid and tripping during the concert? You can't get a Dead Head to attend the symphony straight? How surprising.
priced out

San Anselmo, CA

#6 Sep 16, 2010
Symphony is way over-priced and is too much and elitist event.$350 for front row? Need I say more. I'd pay $50 max but I don't want to be way up in the rafters. Pricing should be $50 front row, then $40, then $25 for back row. Then the public might view this as a symphony for the people and not the Marin elitist.

Didn't you people here what Obama said about transfer of wealth? Now go reduce the prices.

San Anselmo, CA

#7 Sep 16, 2010
Derek wrote:
Perhaps if they had priced the tickets with prices that reflect our economic times.$50 -$350 is pretty steep for most of us nowadays.
$350 is total insanity. I wanted to go and I wasn't looking for front row tickets but when I saw the $350 on their website, that was enough to know I didn't want to go.

I bet the president of the symphony makes a big fat 6 figure salary. I won't and will never support that. Marin Syphony seems to be way out of touch with reality.

San Jose, CA

#8 Sep 17, 2010
40-piece orchestra....not even full scale. 40 professional musicians...not 5...and there is a lot more work involved in arrangement, rehearsal, etc. And there aren't ANY seats in the "rafters" in a 2000-seat venue. ALL the seats are GOOD seats! I can't afford $350 either (I purchased 2 of the $50 tickets), but I LOVE classical music and I LOVE the Grateful Dead! This was an event that surpassed my imagination of something special--deliciously peculiar! And everyone is grumbling about price? I can relate to that, really! But the symphony tickets need to pay for a STAGE-FULL of professional musicians. I agree the tickets are super expensive, but I don't think they are completely "over-priced". Maybe just halfway over-priced.:) I am really sad this isn't going to happen.:(
88 Keys

Hayward, CA

#9 Sep 17, 2010
If any former Grateful Dead members are doing
symphonic work it should be Phil Lesh or
Tom Constanten.

Novato, CA

#10 Sep 17, 2010
related to the symphony, the cost's of putting on a show are quite enormous. The body of musicians do what they do because they love to play and they love to play with good players and a good conductor....barring Alasdair and Jeremy, you would be surprised how little the musicians, even the senior ones make....It is a labor of the love, the cost to put on the shows and the money spent trying to drum up new business absorbs most of the revenue, donations allow for it to continue...

for several reasons, we may be seeing the last years of the symphony if this pace continues...I really don't think you know how much this saddens the group...I know they were putting alot of hope into weir bringing in some fresh faces...but alas, the dead are dead to a certain extent and this show happened 10 years too late to in order to draw a large crowd fast...rock stars light fades fast...the searing intensity of Mozart, Beethoven and alike, bust forth into the galaxy hundreds ago, the solar flare so strong that it has lasted all this time, but alas, I feel the light fading...

do your part, introduce children to classical music, keep the fire alive
Classical Dead Head

El Cerrito, CA

#11 Sep 25, 2010
I love classical music and the
Grateful Dead. These are truly the only two genres of music I listen to. Imagine my joy at learning about Bob Weir and the symphony. Alas, it was not to be so, at least this year. Classical Dead Heads everywhere, demand a lower ticket price! If the Marin Symphony wants fresh subscribers, make ticket prices reasonable and accessible in this weak economy. How lovely it would have been to hear Bobby jam the classical folks.

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