I remember going to that Pacific Stereo free show at the Cow Palace. I think it was 1969, but I'm not 100% on that. What I do remember is that there were lots of fights in the stands during that show. This show was the reason I didn't go to Altamont (another free show), I went to shows for the music and to have a good time, not to get into fights. I've NEVER regretted skipping Altamont.
I have the biggest problem with this show. Not so much with the set list, nor with the opener. I know the Starship/Airplane (whatever incarnation) opened for them that day. The problem I have is that the concert wasn't held at Lindley Meadows. I remember it being held at Marx Meadow and sitting on the hill overlooking the stage looking down.
If you know Golden Gate Park (I've lived in San Francisco since 1973), the only place you can do that is at Marx Meadow. Lindley Meadows is way to open for me to do that. For the last seven years I've worked on the staff of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival that puts up stages at Speedway, Marx, and Lindley Meadows (90 performers on 5 stages over 3 days) and I know the venue very well. I still think that it was Marx Meadow for this concert. I need to have a little more info to help me prove that it was Lindley Meadow. Thanks.
Also, I don't see mention of a free concert that they played at the Cow Palace for an old stereo outfit called Pacific Stereo. They gave away thousands of tickets to the concert but didn't let everyone in and a riot ensued with broken windows and cops in riot gear. I seem to remember a retail stereo show for gear followed by a concert with a couple of bands that included The Starship and The Grateful Dead. Phil was playing on the right side of the stage just above me and the music was really loud with notes coming out of the speakers like bubbles and popping over the audience. Then some lady came out on stage and said that she just wanted everyone to just please go home now. We left the Cow Palace to our car through a line of cops with nightsticks and riot gear - it scared the hell out of us. Anyway, memory gets fuzzy at that point. I'm not sure if the whole weekend was involved or if this was "the big night" or not. I have a feeling that the Butterfield Blues Band is in there somewhere. I don't remember the date though, sorry.
I was there and I know the encore was not U.S. Blues, not sure about the rest or what the encore was. -ht
You have two postings fo 10-29-68 at the matrix. Is the second 29 the 30th? Or were there actually two shows on the 29th???
This show is accidentally listed twice!
Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow
Tapping at your window
Touch your hair
-- Robert Hunter, "Crazy Fingers"
Correction: Fire on the Mountain does not appear on the set list on this page. This Lindley Meadows show was one of my favorites. I am sure they played Fire on the Mountain because it is the first place I ever heard it played. I remember remarking to my friend how awesome it sounded bumping along and teasing in its intro and jam. I don't recall how it was placed in the setlist though. Aren't there recordings of this concert to verify what was played from? I remember seeing mics in the air and a mixing board area in the middle of the crowd that had to be negotiated around.
I cannot view the set list for dec.19, 1994.I think this was the last show i saw before Jerry's passing ,but i can't be sure untill i see the set list. if it is i'd like to order it
Isn't "Never Trust A Woman" the correct title of "Good Time Blues"? I saw this on the 09/25/81 Stabler Arena show Setlist. I always enter it as Never Trust A Woman on my setlists.
"Never trust a woman who wears tight pants ..." Rock on Brent!
appreciate the heads up.