Tag: Touring Team

Interview: Dead & Co. Touring Team Rep Lizzy Lightnin

Liz Ashley, better known as “Lizzy Lightnin” or “Tour Mama” was HeadCount’s touring team representative on Dead and Company tour this summer. Lizzy has been touring for half of her life, including going on Ratdog tour in 2008 and Furthur tour in 2012 with HeadCount. Lizzy’s tour knowledge and overall love for the Grateful Dead…

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The Dynamic Democratic DMB Drive: A Yankee In The South

What’s the opposite of a jet-setter? I don’t know what the best word for it is. A home-body? A small-town kid? I don’t really know. But, whatever you call it, that’s what I am. I am not a traveler. I was born in upstate New York, went to school in Upstate New York, currently work…

Posted in Blog, Tour Journals, Jeff Simonds

The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: Let’s Analyze The Crowds, Eh?

I’ve been going to Dave Mathews Band shows for fourteen years, now.  After this summer ends, I will have seen DMB play live in over thirty venues (in fifteen states).  I have been in the pit, I have been in the balcony, I have been on the lawn, and I have been in the parking…

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The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: Three Short Adventures in Voting

Story 1:  Keli’s Tale (subtitle: “Spooky Waffle House”) It’s damn near one in the morning, somewhere outside of Memphis, and Keli needs to pee.  There is nothing open.  Fast food joints are closed.  Gas stations are pitch black.  The town is deserted with the exception of an isolated Waffle House uncomfortably far from the main…

Posted in Blog, Jeff Simonds

The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: A Defense of DMB Fans

When people ask me what music I listen to, I’ll bury Dave Matthews Band in a list of several bands with better reputations: “Oh, I listen to Alabama Shakes, The Hold Steady, Dave Matthews, Jack White…”  It’s kind of like saying, “My favorite foods are sushi, lobster, Hamburger Helper, and a fine porterhouse.”  And I…

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The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive (Part One)

We’ve got 19 days, 13 states to visit, 11 Dave Matthews Band shows to see, 4000 miles to drive, hundreds of people to register to vote, and dozens of bags of travel-sized cookies to eat on the road… …but first, we gotta figure out how to keep our tent from blowing into the streets of…

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The Great American Road Trip: Dave Matthews Band Part 1

Follow the adventures of four HeadCount volunteers as they drive cross-country in a Volkswagen Routan and register voters at every Dave Matthews Band concert. In Part 1, they cross a few things off their bucket lists and hang with Jeff Coffin.