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St. Louis Shows

Im looking for any St. Louis Missouri shows.

"You know the one thing we need is a left handed monkey wrench....."

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Want free GD music?

Im starting to see many people on here who are wanting to start a collection. I have racks of tapes that I no longer listen too and with help from folks out here and a high speed internet connection I have started to get a new collection of my favorite shows on CD (after a flood took out most of my late 80s tapes) If your in the Portland/Vancouver area and want to start your collection, I would be willing to turn you on to a rack (or two) of cassettes. Each rack is 100 tapes and I have 1965-85 and 1991-95 with 9 racks (I think) remaing.

Eric

PS - I would consider helping folks outside of the PDX area but it would cost A LOT to ship these so keep it in mind before PMing me...

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B & P...

Would anyone with an extensive collection be willing to do a fairly large (15-20) B & P for me to help bolster my collection? PM me if you can.
Cheers,
Zachary

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Laser Disc

I have the laser disc grateful dead/dead ahead live concert halloween 1980. I am interested in selling it but have no idea of the value. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I will take you up on that

See the PM for more info. Thanks, I will then have 2 out of the 3 of that Winterland run!!

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LA Forum 6-4-77

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.)

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6-8 and 6-9- 77

PM me with your addy and I'll hook you up. Maybe I'l start a vine and put you first on the list.

Peace,
Richard

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winterland6-9-77

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.

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Long Shot

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!

pax.

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Any Strays to Kindly Be Sent My Way...

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.
Cheers,
Zachary

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