That is the stadium where the old LA Lakers played and it was quite a huge venue (for the time, anyway). That second set was an amazing selection: Samson, Ship of Fools, Estimated>Eyes>drums>Good Lovin', and then Terrapin>Playin'>Franklin's>China Doll> NFA>Playin'.
They turned this big arena into a spinning top, with the pace and dynamics, all the grandeur of Terrapin into the familarity of Playin and into the joy of Franklin's into the delicate passion of China Doll into the centrifigal force of a rockin' NFA and then segue back to Playin' reprise.
As we drove back north to make those Winterland shows and stopped at one spot on the highway (101, I believe) and it was a spot that the ocean's waves were smahing into the wall that was set into the shore about 30 feet below where we had parked. The ocean's spray from the impact would loft 25 feet above us with each wave's crash and then it would rain down on us as we grinned and recounted the show we saw, and talked about what the band would be playing next. It was at that point that I heard that thundering and drumming of the ocean on that wall and thought to myself how similar it was to the other force of nature that we'd witnessed earlier that evening.
And then it was off to Winterland. And then I was able to hear the whole suite of Help>Slipknot>Franklin's on 6-9-77. What a time we had!
(I really had to finish the story, it had to be done.)
PM me with your addy and I'll hook you up. Maybe I'l start a vine and put you first on the list.
I was at those 3 shows at Winterland. That was the summer of the breakout of the "Blues for Allah" tunes (album was released on 7-27-77) we got treated to all those new tunes like Fire, Estimated, Samson &, redone Dancin, Passenger, and of course Terrapin. Was on a road trip with friends and we first caught the 6-4-77 show at the LA Forum, for a preview of what was to come with that tremendous Winterland run.
The shows at Winterland were in stark contrast to that huge "Fabulous Forum" (capacity 18,759) compared to Winterland's 5,400 capacity. Winterland was a real treat, small venue and a balcony that surrounded the whole place. Winterland also had a bar where there was a 'big screen' TV where they showed video of prior Winterland concerts that Bill "Uncle Bobo" Grahmn had filmed. You might go in for a dring and see a Airplane concert or Jimi Hendrix or whoever the cued up to view as you imbibed (and this was all before "Wolfgang's vault").
As I said, we were on a road trip and had sent word back to Heads back in Nebraska, about these June Winterland shows. Two friends told us to meet them at the Wharf Rat bar in SanFran at 1:30 on 6-7-77. They then hopped a freight train in Nebr. and "rode the rails" accross the plains, through the Rockies, in and out of mountain tunnels, (cool Colorado range) and then into the SanDiego trainyards. The then got in the "tube" to go unde the bay and get to SanFran. As we walked into the Wharf Rat from the side that faced the wharf, they walked into the place from a side door and we ran into one another like the 3 Stooges. Hooray!!
We went up to the show and bought tickets, partied on the sidewalk until they let us in, and then were completely blown away by the band. I remember on 6-7-77 (anyone out there with 6-7/8-77 CD?), hearing Terrapin (for the second time) and then they segue into Dew. Phil dropped these bass bombs that propelled me backwards. It was like he changed the gravitational pull from horizontally down to a lateral atmoshperic 'shove' , until it felt like the breath was being pushed out of my lungs, and then I would gasp for breath again.
The Dead pulled out the vista crusier repeatedly during those shows with wonders that left us slack-jawed and delights that made me laugh and cry. I recall Jerry doing some tuning from the "Close Encounters of a Third Kind" movie that had just came out that summer.
Anyway, needless to say, it was a wonderful run of shows.
alligator, sent you a pm.
This is a very long shot but......
Can anybody out there help a desperate british head?
I'm looking for a sbd of 6/9/77 winterland
You know, the one with the best ever help/slip/frank!
I'm new to this Dead taping community. I'm wondering if any of you all have some doubles, strays, or shows you just don't listen to that you'd be willing to send my way. Drop me a PM if you can help.
Was trying to download some shows here and have been getting dropped off due to software in my host machine. Went through the troubleshooting and it still did not help. Can anyone offer some assistance? And since we are sort of on the topic of tapes, I would be willing to give away my stash of shows. Most were recorded right from a DAT so the sound is great when cranked up. Just send me a mesage and let me know what you are looking for.
I'm still rather new to the trading scene. Am hoping someone could send me a copy of this show. Heard it's really good and just south of Hershey. PM if you can send some Help On the Way.
Hello Andy. If your looking to get your collection going again a good place to start would be the Vine thread here in the tapers forum. All the instructions are there in the first posts. If you have any questions send me a private message. I'd also to be willing to help you out with a b&p. My list is available at the web site listed below. Rock on.
"The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."
Hey Guys, Gals-
I wanted to ask anyone out there if I can begin again or to say try and re-establish a connection and collection of Dead shows.
Back in 1990, I lost all of my shows (some 400 to 600 cassettes) and that loss was not under my control.
I moved from the Midwest to the east coast at that time and have been here ever since.
I fell out of the “scene” but kept the spirit and tunes alive, but issues kept me from doing any serious trading. My last show was Soldier Field ’90 and my 1st. was ’76 in Boston.
Anyway, I’m looking for the opportunity to acquire shows again and get back into trading although I have nothing that anyone does not already have, i.e., some Dick’s picks, Beyond description, all the Dvd’s and other tidbits etc. I’ve garnered over the years.
Obviously I have the internet but where I live in the mountains there is only dial up and this makes it a pain in the ass to do anything without waiting what seems like years for a download etc.
I am aware that the digital age is here and shows are available on CDR and many people have transferred their shows to disk, kudos!
If there is anyone out there willing to email me a list of shows and let me know what it will take to get some, that would be gratefully appreciated.
I can send Cdr’s, postage etc. whatever you need, I’ll do.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanking you all in advance,
I probably have those shows on cassette that if found Ill send you. However I bet you can find soundboards of them at some point on etree (to burn your own etc.) or at least listen to a stream of them on archive.org