Bob Weir Dosed At Furthur Gig?

Written by August 3rd, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Did someone slip something into Bob Weir’s drink at Furthur’s gig at New York’s Nokia Theater July 28?

The veteran Grateful Dead guitarist and vocalist took several minutes to remember the words to “El Paso,” as evidenced in the video below.

Either he was having a senior moment, really couldn’t recall the lyrics (there are a lot of them), or, as many have speculated, he was tripping balls. As bassist Phil Lesh reportedly said during the band’s show the next night, “never drink out of something you haven’t poured yourself.”

One thing’s for sure: “El Paso” doesn’t sound half bad as an instrumental.

What do you think, readers? Chime in in the comments.

  • MILT

    Hardly dosed; that’s not how you would act. Is he OK?
    reporter should realize this is an authentic American icon….

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  • Deadsince65

    Bobby the rock star … looks like he was peaking to me.

  • tahoedead

    let me take a better look

  • kabir hoop mystic

    he was drunk ..the GD did acid ever show from 69 to 73.every show ..this is a drunk man not a doseed man

  • william c birke

    Are you 4 real , have u never been in a fight or flight space when u did not remember,lighten up Odessa ,when u do what we love for as long as he and the boys have,just appreciate what there is ,why were u there? u thru Bobby’s Elpaso on utube UR an idiot do yourself a favor ,I have 1000 hrs hi qual A*B*
    stop dwelling on the negetive u never really know with our boys he could have been playin U all along
    ARROWS AND FLASHING MARQUEE DOWN ON MAIN STREET’,CHICAGO ,NEW YORK DETROIT,It’s all the same SCENE…. WHAT A LONG……………………

  • william c birke

    SOMEBODY CUM BACK WITH SOMETHIN POSITIVE 120 SHOW PRO TAPER HEAD LET’s HOOK UP NYC TRANSPLANT VIA BOULDER STUCK INSIDE OF PHOENIX W/ THE AZ BLUES AGAIN

  • not william c birke

    Maybe if your post made sense someone could reply. Some correct punctuation and spelling would ensure that your posts are readable.

  • TapeOp

    Shit happens. Remember what terrible shape Jerry was in at so many shows when the smack had him by the balls? And the late ’70′s when Bobby was soo amped up on blow? We all came back time after time. The music was the magic and the flow of energy from stage to audience and back and forth….those moments of pure magic…that’s what kept us…and keeps us coming back for more. This music is important and the Dead experience is unique. If you want to start picking apart shows because of little incidents like this then not only are you missing the point but you might as well toss out hundreds of shows with the bath water. OMG!!! BOB WEIR FORGOT LYRICS AND MAY HAVE BEEN HIGH ON STAGE!!! ALERT THE PRESS!!!!

    HAVE A GRATEFUL DAY!!!

  • Scott77

    Guys, go easy on him, doesn’t look like LSD to me. He looks a little spaced or something, but hey, he’s one of the hardest working musicians that ever lived. Probably just fatigue, although the whole show is abstract and spacey sounding. Watch the rest of it, he pulls it off. Good ol’ Bobby: )

  • Kelly D

    Seriously! Who cares if he forgot the words for a few minutes. Hardest, longest, and most dedicated man in the bizz, for sure. The man is not only aprofessional musician, he’s a professional tripster! Even if he hasn’t done it in 20 years, or has, really doesn’t matter, does it? It couldn’t possibly have been the fact that The Grateful Dead has a catalogue of performed songs of at least 336 plus another 38 that they recorded just for albums, and tv and film soundtracks. And that’s providing the list I referenced was complete. Yes, Bobby is a GOD, but lets not be unreasonable. That is a lot af material to store up there. I doubt I could correctly lable all 50 states still, were you to give me a blank map. WHat’s that, you say? You thinks the lady protests too much?

    Alright, alright! Truth be told, Bobby was just a little distracted, he was looking and looking all over the crowd trying to find ME! I couldn’t make it and the man just couldn’t think about anything else! There! Now you know! ;) Shall we move on? (~);}

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