We played the first dance Bill Graham had at the Fillmore and almost nobody knows it. This is a chance to set the record straight.
My band, the Vipers, played first that night. We were not on the posters, and in the Chronicle the next day Ralph Gleason referred to us as the VIPs. One historian who has dug into it mentions us:
See the sentence with the link to Mount Rushmore and follow the link.
I'm in touch with the other 3 members from that night 47+ years ago. You can interview all of us if you want to fill in the details of how it happened.
I was in attendance for the three shows at Nassau Coliseum, which we call the "three days in the saddle."
The page for this show can not be brought up from page for the prior show 11/01/1979.
It shows the next show as Providence Civic Center - November 4, 1979.
For the 11/02/1979 page, the previous show is shown as Cumberland County Civic Center - May 13, 1979
and the next show is shown as Kiel Auditorium - December 9, 1979.
There is, indeed, an Ontario, CA. It even has a big airport! However, on 3/21-22/90, the Dead were in Hamilton, ON in Canada.
iI do believe this show concludes with Brokedown Palace...
the internet archive says a "far from me" was played between candyman and mama tried...
Judging from this comment I guess I'm becoming one of those G-d dang picky deadheads.
Many sources have this show being at Brendan Byrne Arena, I've come to discover that the full name was Brendan Byrne Arena at Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ.
Now there's a corporate name for the place (which can change every year) that screws up our venues listing, but we can deal with it. I like to stick with the venue's original name on more recent live shows.
I know you've heard it before, but,
Have a Jerry Christmas and a Happy New Weir!!!
1978-04-19 Veterans Memorial Hall, Columbus, OH (not Berkeley CA)
My show from a vine shows El Paso just before Casey Jones
2. Standing on the Corner
4. Hurts Me too
5. Viola Lee Blues
6. I Know You Rider
7. I know it’s a Sin
8. Sick and Tired
9. Cream Puff War
12. Minglewood Blues
13. Cold Rain and Snow
14. Come Back Baby
15. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
16. Its all over now Baby Blue
17. Good Lovin’
18. You Don’t have to Ask\\
The posted setlist is from the previous show in Baltimore 3/26/73). The correct setlist, taken from Internet Archive.org is as follows:
d1t01 - Cumberland Blues
d1t02 - Here Comes Sunshine
d1t03 - Mexicali Blues
d1t04 - Wave That Flag
d1t05 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t06 - Loser
d1t07 - Jack Straw
d1t08 - Box Of Rain
d1t09 - They Love Each Other
d1t10 - El Paso
d1t11 - Row Jimmy
d1t12 - Around And Around
d1t13 - Brown Eyed Women
d2t01 - You Ain't Woman Enough
d2t02 - Looks Like Rain
d2t03 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t04 - I Know You Rider
d2t05 - The Promised Land
d2t06 - Loose Lucy
d2t07 - Me And My Uncle
d2t08 - Don't Ease Me In
d2t09 - The Race Is On
d2t10 - Stella Blue
d2t11 - Big River
d2t12 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
d3t01 - Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
d3t02 - Dark Star ->
d3t03 - Eyes Of The World ->
d3t04 - Playing In The Band
d3t05 - Johnny B. Goode