Those Koko vids ARE the best. Amsterdam were good too. They might be the greatest band on the planet. Im waiting for the reels.
I was at the London show. It was a fun Monday night at the beautiful old Camden Palace. The videos from the show are really high quality.
to our brothers and sisters across the pond for the great youtube vids of CRB's European tour. How I wished I had made the trek.
I can't find it in the show list, and want to fact check my story.
In 1977 I took a quarter off from school (Berkeley) and accompanied my father on a State-Department sponsored visit to Dirty-War-era Argentina. Our host was the Cultural Attache, which, he explained, was usually translated in South America as "La Cia." He winked.
He told me that a previous posting had been in Moscow, and he had been part of a team that got the Dead to do a concert there (or maybe it was in then-Leningrad), and that in terms of subverting the dominant paradigm (my words not his!) it had been a smashing success.
I would have thought it was on the 1972 tour, but I don't see it on the list. Is my story false? Surely no one will accuse me of having been duped by a CIA agent!
My first exposure to the Dead was, at the age of 13, riding out Geary Boulevard on the running board of a flatbed truck that carried the intermittently playing band, with 500,000 other advocates for peace, love and understanding in the great Moratorium march of November 1969.
your English is good enough to communicate your feelings of that first show. merci.
don't be such a stranger.
I'm looking for Marc Reuter, my friend from Belgium. He lives near the border of Luxembourg and Germany. He's very much into Derek Trucks Band, and of course the Dead and other jam bands. He goes to lots of shows in Belgium, and Germany... so hopefully someone can help me.
His email seems to not be working any more.
If anybody knows how to contact him then please let me know..!
It's been a while since I was on this site..! :)
I'm French, 61 old, and I live near Paris.
Here are some memories of the day when I boarded the bus, May 4, 1972.
The atmosphere is warm tonight, Italians Boulevard in Paris: the Grateful Dead will give his second concert in Paris, as part of his European tour. But if the atmosphere is electric in the streets, it is mainly because several dozen youngs manifest and fight against the riot police to demand free rock concerts.
The Olympia Theater is a classic music hall, with its rows of seats pressed against each other, and the balcony overlooking the stage - and where I am settled tonight. Really uncomfortable to dance. But music, irresistible grabs the body and, like many others, I spend a good part of the concert gesticulating, standing, stuck between two chairs.
I dance like crazy on a Good Lovin' frenzied. The musicians have no look, there is no game scene, nothing to do except Pig Pen, his hat, his pace. But after a while I no longer listening, I wear all my attention on what the musicians behind him. They weave frames, they ornament, they open doors and closing them, they are discreet or roar, it seems endless, and rhythm, always the rhythm that catches the body makes them tick, music becomes colors, red sounds, purple sounds, and it spins, a feast for the head and body.
Both pieces played beautifully tonight! The first title of the concert, Greatest Story Ever Told (very energetic) through Chinatown Suffle, Playing In The Band, Big Railroad Blues (where Jerry starts riffs as rarely) and many others. Until Dark Star, I did not know and who appeared to me in all its magnificence, sound wave rippling and swirling. Never heard of!
Graceful acrobats, subtle tightrope walkers, the musicians, fire in the veins, give a magnificent concert, not like anything that I had listened to this day. Probably one of the best concerts of the best tours of the Dead. Personally, one of the three greatest concerts I attended in my life, and the greatest rock concert.
(Excuse my English).
Good morning rockers!!!!
As many of you may or may not know, I am a bit of a “1971 Dead fanatic”. I have taken on a slightly ambitious project, documenting all 1971 Dead shows, the end result of which I hope will combine numerous “facts/factoids” about shows with recollections of folks who actually attended Dead shows in 1971.
In order to accomplish this, I need the help of the Dead fan community.
ALL contributions will be properly and specifically credited.
If you attended ANY shows in 1971 and have ANY recollections to share, PLEASE consider participating. Please PM me for details.
While of course I’m happy to hear from anybody who attended “classic 71 shows” such as Port Chester, Fillmore East, Harding Theater, Felt Forum, etc., I’m particularly interested in hearing from folks who may have attended lesser known, “out of the way” shows, such as:
1/22/71 Lane Community College
6/21/71 Chateau d’Herouville
8/4/71 Terminal Island
10/19/71 Northrop Auditorium
In addition, if ANYBODY out there has “paper ephemera” related to 1971 shows, Please consider participating. I’m looking especially for:
Newspaper/print media articles
Thanks in advance to all who participate and contribute!