Ithaca To Be Renamed N00b City

The city of Ithaca may be Gorges, but it’s also full of stone-cold noobs. Celebrating 5/8/77? Bah! I can’t wait ’til Uniondale throws a parade on 2/28/33.

It’s been almost 30 years since the Grateful Dead unleashed its most traded set of music on an unsuspecting Cornell crowd. You know the one; it starts with everybody’s favorite fun game, Move Back, begins in earnest with a mindfucking Scarlet>Fire and concludes with the sorrowful Morning Dew. Sicky sicky.


Now Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson wants to celebrate the good times, issuing a proclamation that concludes a series of “Whereas” statements with this:

Now therefore, be it resolved that as Mayor of the City of Ithaca, and in heartfelt recognition of the thirtieth anniversary of the May 8th 1977 concert performance, I declare May 8th 2007 as Grateful Dead Day in the City of Ithaca.

Huzzah! To commemorate the occasion, the Dark Star Orchestra will headline Grateful Dead Day with a glorious recreation of 5/8/77, for only $26.50. I love me some DSO, but good lord, where have you gone $5 at the door at Martyr’s?!

I will say, though, this almost makes going to Cornell cool. Almost.

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8 Responses

  1. Seriously, if they want to commemorate it correctly the price should be the same as the original, 6.50 in advance, 7.50 at the door. That’s all DSO is worth anyway. It would be more fun to play the original over the PA with an animatronic Dead on stage.

  2. this is the best post about this announcement i have seen.

    lived in i-town or near it my entire life.

    noob city would be a pretty good description, especially considering the ticket prices.

    lost sailors – the finger lakes finest band, let alone strictly dead cover band goes no higher than $5 at the door.

    dso is good, but c’mon.

    ithaca is not georges.

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