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Syracuse Screening

Hit the movie up for the final night encore yesterday with my buddy. Spent the day after school listening to the Dead and recent Furthur shows then booked down to the theater. Great time and nice theater.....awesome to see it on a big screen. Surprisingly only about 5 people showed, which we were a little bummed because we were hoping for a bigger crowd. I have the movie on DVD and although they didn't show it, the bonus disc is oh so fine!

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i would say about maybe 50 people showed the sound was good but they didn't have all the theater speakers going just the one's up front. I brought my new recorder ( starting to get into taping ) recorded morning dew. I always think how funny it is that the crowd looks the same no matter what year it is.

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Tucson screening

Nobody took tickets or checked print out at the door. The still photographs from Europe and Reno were interesting. Interviews great. The sound cut out during Morning Dew jam. Had to get manager to rewind. About 30 people in theater. It showed at two other theaters in Tucson. Was at four out of five nights at Winterland. I missed the first night hitch-hiking down from Oregon. First time seeing the movie on the big screen. I'm in the movie during "Playin reprise", several shots of me dancing.Oh that tall skinny 20 kid from God knows where.

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That was Mickey's first

That was Mickey's first appearance back with the band after he departed (voluntarily) after his father had made off with some of the bands money

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The Grateful Dead

My ticket stub says I saw "The Grateful Dead" at 7:30 PM in the MTN VW Century 16. The theater was number 9. There were a good 50 or more people in the room. The sound was, unfortunately, not properly balanced. No left front speaker. Audio exclusive to the left channel was audible only through the surround system's rear speakers, slightly delayed. That's Jerry's channel, and his guitar was coming from the rear/side speakers. But of course, you could hear Keith's piano really clearly...
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Birthplace of The Grateful Dead.

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Still photo of a Wall of Sound stage set-up

In response to cbs73's inquiry, I think the photos of the big stage are from Reno, 5/12/74

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Wonderful footage of 1974

I watched the movie with friends Barry & Chris: The AMC theater in Leawood had maybe 40 people. Ten minutes into the show, we noticed there was no sound (WTF?). Rewind....start over. Sound happened!
I was amused by 2 encore songs leading off, really enjoying the "One More Saturday Night" from 10/19/74. Stella Blue from 10/17/74 was terrific, as was the abbreviated Eyes from 10/19/74. I'll agree that Morning Dew, from 10/18/74, was riveting, between Jerry's vocals and Phil's bass bombs. Did yall notice that Mickey slipped in his drum set for Johnny B. Goode on 10/20/74?

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ah, the good ol' days....

you could get a
hot dog and a drink for a buck

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I estimate 150 people showed up where I was at. Some applause after certain songs, which felt weird to me except after Morning Dew (pretty incredible, I agree). A few folks decided to dance in the wings. Seems like people took the opportunity to take a break during the jam sections of Playing and Eyes.

marye mentions the guy near the bar, which is during Eyes of the World... I swear that guy looks just like wife's dad would have in 74. He probably wasn't in SF though.

Anybody know the Playing in the Band that went with the pre-show slides? Had to be 72 or 72 since it was self-contained. What about that outdoor show in all the pictures?

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I totally agree with you! Although I'd say we were beyond practically to actually crying during Morning Dew! Wow was that sweet or what? And to think, if I had hippy dead head parents, I could have been one of those little guys dancing on the stage! It was really cool to see the wall of sound too, again all I could say was "wow"! Weir's interview really explained the man's personality.

We picked what I knew would be a "dead" theatre - 9 of us total, it was kind of nice!

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