Bob Weir using an Ipad on stage

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    Yeah - even though this is an old thread, using an iPad is for amateurs. Some version of a scroll like Petty used and Bruce uses is what the pros do.

    So the Eventide controller makes more sense.

    Whatever.

    And speaking of whatever, whatever age Bobby is, he might be just a little older mentally.

    300-500 micrograms many, many, many many times has to do something...
     
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    I wouldn't give ol' Bob a hard time even if he was using it for lyrics. Dude's in so many bands he probably needs one to keep straight who he's playing with on any given night.
     
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    are you sure he was looking at set lists, song lyrics? I use mine to control my effects

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    LSD will do that to a guy...lol
     
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    I use my iPad for set list and effects also IMG_3584.jpg
     
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    Ol' Neil looks like he's playing from the inside of a whale in that picture.

     
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    We shall post about it, and by doing so, pass judgement upon a situation we know very little about.

    I think it's cool that Bob can use a tablet without having to call a younger relative in for tech support.
     
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    When I'm 70, I'll be lucky if I can remember "Happy Birthday" without technological support. And I haven't done 1/10th of the drugs in my lifetime as Bob did before his 21st birthday.

    Uh oh... what comes after "dear"?
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that when Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath, they did a concert where he couldn't sing many of the songs because the fog machine was obscuring the CRT monitor on the stage. And this has in the mid-1980's.
     
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    It's just to have some psychedelic colours on his monitor. :lol:

     
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    I still resist the use of devices, but hey, I’m not Bob Weir.
     
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    We have all of our songs charted and posted on a google docs page. If anyone wants to try a new tune they chart it and post it to our google docs page. When we gig we can organize sets from the google docs page. It's very tidy and it simplifies learning and gigging. Everyone including our drummer has a pad mounted on a mic stand or on drum hardware.

    I would think that a touring guy playing original music could remember the same 20 songs every night. We are guys in a solid local cover band with 100+ songs and we play 45 of them in an evening. We practice once per week for 3 hours. I'm trying to have fun and I have a family. The cheat screens appeal to me because I'm not a career guitar player and I don't want to sit in my basement for hours every night committing about 130 tunes to memory. I've never received a comment be it good or bad about the black 8 x 10 pad that is mounted low on my mic stand. No one cares. Girls who dance in front of us have never asked about my Tubescreamer either. Same difference. Who cares?

    So......yay devices!
     
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