The GD did the Capitol Theatre on 11/24/78 and their next show was at the Fronton in Miami on 12/12/78. While it is possible they hung around NYC for a Thankgiving holiday and then did their first ever run starting on or around 12/1 it is unlikely.
It is pretty much well-agreed that the Dead had their first run in the Garden proper (not the basement Felt Forum) on 1/7-8/79. It would be unusual for them to go back to the Garden that quickly, especially as they had to sell a lot of tickets very quickly -- something they were not doing around this time (listen to Jerry address the crowd at Rupp Arena on 4/21/78. In fact, it is curious timing for them to even attempt the Garden at this time. It seems like about 18 months too early. Perhaps they got favorable terms in their contract from the Garden through Jon Scher (I think that was his name).
Where this stub came from is another matter. It would seem to prove there was a show. Who would go through the trouble of making a counterfeit? Did the shows get rescheduled? That could account for it.
Anybody else want to chime in?
Madison Square Garden 12/1/78 Cant find it in the list of shows. I was looking because I would have been there at that time.
ticket stub on ebay
I listened to the Europe 72 box set and the 1st set on your site does not match and is missing songs. In listening to the recording the songs are seamless. Correct setlist is on the CDs
Is listed in DeadBase as 12/4/65: Big Nig's House; San Jose
Wreak Havoc -- You know something we don't?
I discovered the set list I was looking for.
2/19/73 int.amphitheatre chicago,ill
One more song to add is "you ain't woman enough to steal my man" 1st set. Donna jean at her finest!
I was at the show and remeber it distinctly.
This one was released back in '05 as part of the Fillmore 1969 Complete.
• Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
• Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Williamson)
• Doin' That Rag (Garcia / Hunter)
• I'm A King Bee (Moore)
• Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)
• That's It For The Other One:
Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
• Dark Star (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hunter)
• St. Stephen (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
• The Eleven (Lesh / Hunter)
• Death Don't Have No Mercy (Davis)
• Alligator (Lesh / McKernan / Hunter)
• Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann)
• Jam (Grateful Dead)
• Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) (Grateful Dead)
• Feedback (Grateful Dead)
• And We Bid You Goodnight (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
P.S. Hockey John has (for the most part) taken upon himself to detail setlists dead.net has failed to include or update. Just browse the comments. Thanks Hockey John! Dead.net bad dog.
Looking for a song list for the Fillmore West February 28, 1969 show
I always forget that it was not only the first dance at the Fillmore but the Warlocks first appearance as the Grateful Dead.
You may be interested in my attempt to place it in the context of a life. I attended the Big Beat Acid Test the next night. A pretty big weekend for a 21 year old, soon to be a Stanford drop-out.
In the long chart below the two short charts
See item #4
Rock drummer - 1965-70
thanks for the history.