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RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« on: May 02, 2017, 05:50:54 AM »
He passed away this morning after collapsing onstage at his 70th birthday tribute.



« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 08:54:38 AM by rowjimmy »
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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 06:21:18 AM »
Holy fuck. Please tell me you're. Not fucking seruuus. I was about to post in the dizzunk thread.  Fuck. Nooooooooooooo. Please tell me noooooo

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 06:25:15 AM »
Holy fuck. Please tell me you're. Not fucking seruuus. I was about to post in the dizzunk thread.  Fuck. Nooooooooooooo. Please tell me noooooo

Sorry, Dave. 'Tis true.  :cry:
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
You haven't lived until you've had a robot shart in your ear and followed along in the live setlist thread while it happens. 
Mister Charlie told you so.

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 06:55:37 AM »
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.  I can't. I have no idea what his means. I really don't want a world without Bruce. It just has no meaning   

Like a baby. I am crying lie a child. I am not ok with this one. Honestly. Not ok. What the fuck do I do now? I'm alone. I'm not ok.
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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 07:25:57 AM »
Ouch PG, really sorry.
That's a serious kick in the gut.
RIP Bruce.

ETA. Just fired up the Tweezer from 4-30-1992 with Bruce on Trombone.
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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 08:54:08 AM »
This has fucked me up more than a little this morning.
Get weird with me and the Col.

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 09:01:16 AM »

What a tragic twist of fate.  RIP.

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 09:34:55 AM »
My second "Evening with Phish" featured ARU opening, and they killed it. The Colonel had the James Brown mic moves down and his delivery was down right scary.

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 09:47:19 AM »
Damn, how horrible.

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 10:19:35 AM »
what a way to go
he was doing what he loved best

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 11:55:04 AM »
Oof.
RIP.

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 12:46:44 PM »
Cannot stop crying.
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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 02:09:44 PM »
The footage is tough to watch.

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2017, 02:47:41 PM »
My friends were the promoters for this show.  I had been watching the set-up and rehearsals all week on my FB feed and had a lot of friends in the audience last night.  Have not heard from my friend that organized the whole show.  He must be devastated.  I first saw ARU open up for Phish on 4/27/91 and they were one of my favorite bands instantly.  Just so unique and killer.  I have a lot of friends that went on to work with and for Bruce over the years and they are all reeling.  What a loss, but what a way to go. RIP

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Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2017, 03:05:53 PM »
The footage is tough to watch.

I can't even.