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Samson and Delilah
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A song that was around for nearly two decades, and usually played on a specific day of the week, particularly in later years
day12_myxksf5ok6xo7ch1_samsonanddeliliah.mp3
Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh Civic Arena
This version of Samson and Delilah is positioned in a rare-post Drums spot in the show, coming right out of a typically wild Rhythm Devils from this era
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A song that was around for nearly two decades, and usually played on a specific day of the week, particularly in later years
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Samson and Delilah

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I’m sure most noticed yesterday’s answer was not actually at this venue...there are a few interesting parallels here.
The name of the building where yesterday’s show actually happened is St. John Arena...it was originally booked at Mershon but changed to the St. John Arena for its larger capacity. It was used for concerts from 71-80. It was originally used for Buckeyes basketball, and is still used today for other sports, but most popularly, for “Skull Sessions”, which is what they call the pep rallies that take place there a couple of hours before football games. These Skull Sessions are known for the marching band that has the nickname “TBDBITL”...
“The Best Damn Band In The Land”!

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I’m sure most noticed yesterday’s answer was not actually at this venue...there are a few interesting parallels here.
The name of the building where yesterday’s show actually happened is St. John Arena...it was originally booked at Mershon but changed to the St. John Arena for its larger capacity. It was used for concerts from 71-80. It was originally used for Buckeyes basketball, and is still used today for other sports, but most popularly, for “Skull Sessions”, which is what they call the pep rallies that take place there a couple of hours before football games. These Skull Sessions are known for the marching band that has the nickname “TBDBITL”...
“The Best Damn Band In The Land”!

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According to first hand accounts (there are several on archive, setlists.net, dead.net, etc.), it was the other way around. The show was booked at St. John Arena and moved to Mershon due to poor ticket sales. I know that DeadBase corroborates your statement, but I tend to trust the stories of people who were actually there and believe the show happened in the smaller room.

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As Puff Diesel mentioned, I also saw notes from folks who went and who say it was Mershon:

(This from setlists.net)
“This show was (at the last minute) moved to Mershon Auditorium, also on the campus of The Ohio State University. Mershon is a much smaller venue.
Mershon was rocking that warm September night. I will never forget the Supplication and Scarlet Begonia jams.
-Gary Grove”

(And two from archive.org)
“Reviewer: Java Master - August 2, 2010
Not the originally planned venue, a bigger hall on campus at Ohio State university was origibal venue… I almost missed this one, and got a pair of tickets at virtually last minute…”

“Reviewer: gvtmule - October 15, 2006
Subject: Mershon
Just to clarify - this show was at Mershon. Since Deadbase always listed it as St. John's, I went to the OSU library and pulled the Lantern review from microfilm. The advance ads listed it at St. John, but the review in the Lantern indicated it was moved to Mershon due to lack of ticket sales.”

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comments re: yesterday's Ohio venue, I also read from a reliable source that the original venue was not popular with many booking agents because while the venue advertised quite a large seating capacity, they would inevitably limit the number of seats available for "safety" reasons, while still charging the same higher capacity seating venue rates. So as I understand it, that venue was very unpopular to profit minded promoters. That and the fact that apparently ticket sales weren't as brisk as expected for this show, which seems unbelievable to me, considering how good that show sounded to me. Born too late dammit!

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A fine example of this song... but, my fav was 1976-10-09 Oakland between Help.. / ..Tower

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Didn't take long this morning … a little tricky. Gotta work on the open and the set-up for what comes next. Signs of the times.

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Hey - I missed the tunes on the 10th and the 11th.. Saturday and Sunday just past.. can someone send them to me somehow maybe?

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I love the versions with long, hypnotic introductory tattoos. They’re tribal, as if the band were steeling itself for something important. Usually, I am.

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Needed this easier one today, first proper try in last few days, nice escape from hellish evacuation here. But why oh why did the capture thing have to be fire hydrants.

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Hi My (30 day'o dead) downloads seem to get cut off before complete. my download speed is pretty slow for everything. anyone know tricks/hacks might help get complete files on download? Thanks

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happily in the WRONG year, I finally found it! I just love songs "of a spiritual derivation" and sure is familiar. Love the little teases and stage banter mixed in alot this year.(not a hint). Tons a fun. Thanks Dave and Deadnet!

. . . important not to confuse your Brents with Bretts! Two different beasts.

Good question though. Yep, calendars. . .sometimes helpful and other days, not.

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Thanks.... corrected that. Do not want to confuse them. Haha.

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Listened to a years worth. I'm weary. I need a real hint.

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Assuming you can figure out what precedes and follows - and you have a deadbase - you should be able to figure this one out pretty quick. Not bad after this weekend's picks, which were rough!

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Somehow I missed the opening chords to the song that follows on the first listen, but after reading your comment listened again. Deadbase sent me right there.

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I thought there'd be more shows with this combo...only 4 shows in my DeadBase and only 1 on sunday

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OK, very general question. I've been downloading 30 Days since 2010 to a USB file using Media Monkey to do the transfer, it transfers the album art, title, artist, album title and genre which is where I add the venue, city and date. The genre is limited in space so I have to abbreviate certain dates to fit but I always make sure the end is the date. Upon seeing that the 11th was a repeat from 2014 I went back to that year to see how the OSU show was abbreviated and the date showed 9-3-76. I'm hoping this was just an error on my part but I've been very careful to make sure all is correct before the final transfer and for the only one I've backtracked on this year to have the wrong date makes me wonder. Being as there are quite a few of you guys on here that have been around for awhile I would like to get an opinion on this. Is anyone aware of any incorrect dates from previous years that were listed on the initial download from dead.net ?

Must've been a typo on your part; 9/30/76 was the OSU show date listed both years, and according to the archive, the band was not touring in early September that year. No, I am not aware of any date errors by dead.net during 30 Days. I read all comments, and had there been any, it surely would have been noted and corrected.

Had to've been a typo. Like UncleJohnH, I show both downloads as 9/30/76. I've never seen any incorrect dates from dead.net on these downloads and I've been here since the beginning.

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I like watching and listening to these 30 days and thinking about what it was like at that time and that location. Of course before May of '71 I just have to imagine. Not on this ol blue marble yet.

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Thanks

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Distinctive open, some very period-specific band participation, feel like I should have nailed it ... but no dice. Yet.

UPDATE: Thx Casey Janes! I apparently needed this one handed to me on a silver platter. Helps to turn off filters left over from last search ;)

Love that platter hint. Sick!

I was going to search another year or 2 in this era... then I said no... let's go to what turned out to be the correct year.

Listen to what is happening before and after. Before is not your everyday Samson approach. I wonder if this is a new entry into the vault. The one source I was listening to "out there" had some sound problems and a different little fix to the splice in the dead air following today's entry. The website's version sounded great the whole way through.

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It's nice to get a cool song from my hometown. This would be a great show to have on CD. I read the soundboard isn't that great. The audience recording sounds better. It's not a Betty Board. I'm gonna check more into it. They were smokin' that night. You know all the Deadhead cliches: They were firing on all cylinders this night!! LOL. I wish I would have been there. But my first concert was at this venue in 1981 to see Van Halen.

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The fixation on songs repeated within the 30 Days years intrigues me. Who cares? I find the fun in the hunt, of course, but also in the shows I'm led to, whether it's a show containing that day's song or other shows I'm digging through hoping to find it. In this way, I've stumbled over all sorts of gems I otherwise would likely have never beheld. Whether Dave teed up a Half-Step two years ago or this is the third UJB couldn't matter less. Now, if folks out there are building and listening to "30 Days-only" collections of downloads (which would be utterly weird in my view), then I can see how repeats might make one sigh.

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Free previously unreleased downloads- that’s literally the premise of the 30 days. Yes, 30 Days 2018 should be unique and different from all Days prior. It messes with the search, otherwise, and with the future playlist. I don’t know if it’s carelessness or what. That said, it’s a November treat, no matter, and I’ll take it every time! Btw, pretty sure no one is complaining about the second Rider and second BTW from this year’s picking. Very different versions and different dates. I’m certainly not. Now, if Day 3 and Day 12 were the same exact track (same song/same date) that’d be something else, no?

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Right. I think Arm is talking about multiple takes on a song, that is, same song from different shows. That is NOT what we've been noting. My post stating 12 repeats over the years clearly illustrated that we mean the EXACT same song/date. Since the premise of 30 Days is providing previously unreleased songs, I think it's fair to make note of these. As I said before, we've been graced with well over 200 previously unreleased live tracks over the years, which is amazing! Gratitude and great listening are the overwhelming winners!

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But if you can figure out the song afterwards (if you listen really really hard) you can narrow it down. If you have Deadlists or Deadbase, it'll help some rise to the answer.

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who cares about the repeats. please give us more 80's and 90's!!!! A rhino Greek 85 box would be a good way to start!

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Had Dicks Picks 21 spinning a lot since end of October

This is another rocking Samson and Delilah here

Dave send out a 1979 TERRAPIN STATION !!!!

Wishing you belated Happy birthday ! Keep on Rockin

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  • mbarilla
    3 months 1 week ago
    It's gotta be FUNKY !!

    Had Dicks Picks 21 spinning a lot since end of October

    This is another rocking Samson and Delilah here

    Dave send out a 1979 TERRAPIN STATION !!!!

    Wishing you belated Happy birthday ! Keep on Rockin

  • Grasshead
    3 months 1 week ago
    Those of you that complain...

    ...have no right to. They are nice enough to give us this gift every November, and if you don't like it, you don't have to download it or even listen to it. Be Grateful!
    You can always go download Phish's free October d/l. There's no repeats...https://www.livephish.com/browse/music/0,1305/Phish-mp3-flac-download-L…

  • sirhc76
    3 months 1 week ago
    who cares? more 90's

    who cares about the repeats. please give us more 80's and 90's!!!! A rhino Greek 85 box would be a good way to start!