Most Cosmic Venue EVER
Let's face it, some venues had a lot more charisma than others -- and still do. Red Rocks probably tops a lot of lists when it comes to personal Grateful Dead power spots -- but what amazing places haven't we heard enough about?
What a place. Do they still do shows there?
first time I went there was bunking off school in 1974 to see Golden Earring's support act: Lynyrd Skynyrd!!
One amazing show i saw Had Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Cream on the same bill, with i think The Move
don't get that sort of thing anymore
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The first time i saqw Emmy Lou was at the Dome in Brighton.
The Dome is as it's name suggests Dome shaped and used to be the Stables for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
The acoustics were prbababy the best i have ever heard, i would have loved to have seen the Dead There
I have seen hundreds of shows ther over the years, Hendrix, Floyd, emmy Lou, Ry Cooder, Steve Miller, Canned Heat the list is endless
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I was at the Doobies and Little Feat gig also
The Rainbow was an amazing Venue
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I think that outdoor shows really take it on this one. I enjoyed the band much more out in natural setting. But for an indoor venue for me (west coaster) the Kaiser was a real fun place. It was smaller than the coliseum which maybe gave it a more intimate feeling. Even the outside was cool to hangout around. It was an old building with big pillars and a great wall to sit on and wait in line, many, many great memories there. It could also transform itself into a space ship - hence the cosmic chart topper. Thanlks for the previous post about this venue, I'm breaking out the Nov.87 run for a listen (it's been a while too).......Cheers
one of the hottest shows i saw was the fall 83 stephen show at msg...my wife was even there with her brother for her first show...we met some 11 or so years later!
or, as it was known when I went to my first show there, the Oakland Auditorium...
the city of Oakland (where I live) continues to pretty much treat this place as an unwanted stepchild, which is really galling. I don't think there have been concerts there for years. A year or so ago there was even a ballot measure ostensibly to improve local libraries, which seems about as innocuous as mom and apple pie, but it contained a provision to gut the hall and turn it into a library. Fortunately the ballot measure failed--who knows how many of us voted against it on the HOW DARE YOU MESS WITH SACRED GROUND??? principle, but I sure did.
The Ones that stick in my mind are still,Winterland,and the Warfield and of course the new 'home' ,H.J. Kaiser.for some indoor venues(the Swing in San Berdoo was a trip too). As far as outdoors I agree-Red Rocks was hard to beat. But the Greek was host to many a great trip and lest we pass by Frost in Palo Alto as well. This just brings back so many fond memories!
Never had such a good time...........
The Uptown Theater was way cool too!
Baba Olatunji leading a processional through the town after the show.
Some of the band belling up at the local saloon...