Handbill - Grateful Dead Benefit Show at Kaiser Convention Center for Rex Foundation - Nov. 1987
I have about 6 of these and for the life of me I STILL can't remember where I got them! Outside a Jerry Garcia show? Perhaps at the counter of a music store? Of all the collectible GD memorabilia I have, the origin of these handbills has been, as Commander Cody says, "Lost In My Ozone Again". Forever.......
HEY GD Web Site WebMaster - I tried listing the dates on the upload photos page but this show date is NOT listed on your database but it DID happen. Your database is listing only 1986 and 1988 Kaiser shows. My friends in the Bay Area attended and I have a HOT board tape of the show from Saturday 07 November. Opened up with a HOT version of Hey Pocky Way.
You folks should consider the 07 November 1987 show for a Rex Benefit CD release just like the live Maryland CD set.
These were my first California shows, as well as my only Kaiser shows. If they didn't happen, then this is the mother of all hallucinations!
I drove back from Monterey where we were visting my wife's mother to attend the Saturday show and it was fantastic, one of the most fun nights I had at the Kaiser. The energy in the crowd was amazing that night, the second set in particular. Thanks for the memory!
And having a moment of sadness for the demise of BASS.
Hey, you had to be here.:-)
A benefit show for the Rex Foundation on Sat., Nov. 7th starting at 8pm. It did indeed start with Brent's "Hey Pocky Way". It was part of a series of three shows that were often played around this time of year along with a pair of two or three bookend shows at Long Beach Arena down in the Southland around Thanksgiving. The only thing unusual about these shows was the 7pm start time for the Sunday evening show -- perhaps due to the Lake Merritt Resident Association's concerned about the crowd size expanding.
The error has to do with Dead.net's respecting of copyrights, in this case the copyright of they authors of DeadBase. Therefore, the only comprehensive listing of dates of concerts they have are ones that are submitted by the readers. I think that since they (Dead.net) have the contract from the band for putting up this website and total access to the vault they should have rights to the dates of shows, thereby avoiding this kind of confusion.
The last show at the Kaiser (Oakland Auditorium Arena) was on 2/7/89. It was the run at which they often did the dragon dance for the Chinese New Year's parade during Drumz. I'd like to think that in 1990 they should have finished off this venue with a run of 10 shows that included an acoustic set. The truth is the acoustics were just not good enough there at the Kaiser. Perhaps the MCVA in San Rafael was the place to do it. We'll never know as they never attempted it.