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  • July 9, 2014 - 9:01am
    marye
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    Today in Deadhead history...
    The last show.
  • June 17, 2014 - 9:15am
    marye
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    Today in Deadhead history...
    The boys played the Hollywood Bowl in what would be Pigpen's last show.
  • January 15, 2014 - 1:35pm
    sportiqe
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    January 8th
    Tonight in 1966, the first Grateful Dead concert was recorded live at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
  • July 27, 2013 - 8:15pm
    Gr8fulTed
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    Watkins Glen 40 years ago
    anymore of that electric Almaden left?
  • July 26, 2013 - 6:56pm
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    It is July 26thHistory's History ------------(----@
  • July 26, 2013 - 3:23pm
    Deadicated
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    Thanks
    marye. Bob's saying, "just throw money".
  • July 25, 2013 - 8:58am
    marye
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    Little photo spread in the SF Chronicle today
  • October 16, 2012 - 4:24pm
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    Bobby's Birthday
    Holy shit. Bob Weir is 65. It's true, all the years combine.
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    Bobby's Birthday
    Holy shit. Bob Weir is 65. It's true, all the years combine.
  • September 4, 2012 - 11:53am
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    Park West Ski Area 9-4-83
    Spent the day in Utah with the band up in the hills, where at least one person was observed entering the show under the canopy of a parachute, with purple smoke trailing behind him; some folks had set up a tarp in the middle of the crowd, upon which target the parachutist then made his graceful landing. As he passed over my head, I could see that he was dancing and had a ticket in his hand. Just a day like any other day, back when we had a Grateful Dead.
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By popular demand! Daily updates graciously provided by aud!
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The background: This has been a Well tradition for some years now. The files were first compiled by former Well user Dave Blount, who turned his set of 366 files over to me when he left there. I post this list each morning, and it always generates a lot of talk. And sometimes we tell each other the same stories year after year... Set highlights and adjectives always up for debate - some are my highlights, some are Dave's, some are gleaned from other Well posts. So. Today is June 12. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Cheetah in New York City. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Red Vest in Honolulu. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played a great show at the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA. The Dancin>Around>Sugar Mag>US Blues>SSDD is excellent. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Portland Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY.
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Hey man...this list is the schizzle! Aud in 'da house! I was totally there for both Albany shows...got turned onto Samuel Adams Triple Bock, in the lot....June 11th - killer Dire>BIODTL>Loose Lucy !! Great Foolish Heart set 2 opener...and the Quinn encore - woo hoo! My only issue was a tepid Bertha, my all time fave GD tune....June 12 - most excellent Sppedway>Jet first set closer to blow the roof off 'da suckah! 2nd set was smokin' all the way...Scarlet/Fire> Way to go Home>Truckin'>Smokestack>d/s>Lat Time.China Doll.Sugar Mag/SSDD...Attics encore -tuck us in -please leave our capital now, freaks! wooooo! Keep' the hits coming, Aud...
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I'm making a little pilgrimage to the city for the 40 th anniversary of summer of love. We had our 6th grade graduation from a Sacramento school in the summer of ' 67 and we bussed in for the day,let off the bus and told to be back at 6:00 . WOW Anyway I would like to know if the house where group was photographed is still standing and what is the address? Thanx so much!!!
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Hey AUD, this is very cool indeed! For kicks, I'm posting some links for folks to have a listen to! - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played a great show at the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA. The Dancin>Around>Sugar Mag>US Blues>SSDD is excellent. - Listen here: http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-12.fm.wren.5556.sbeok.shnf (soundboard) - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - Listen here: http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-06-12.sbd.clugston.12221.sbeok.shnf (soundboard) - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. - Listen here: http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-06-12.sbd.oconnor-wier.13266.sbeok… (soundboard) If I can find some more links (tonight when I have more time) for the other shows with good sources, I'll post 'em but this is all I got for now. These links are not behaving...you may have to copy and paste! )(I'm just a, well...porpoise.)(
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710 is still standing, but they put up a big ass iron fence in front of the steps... (not that I don't understand or appreciate the reasons why...) the street kids of the Haight these days are a far cry from the old days if I do say so my damned self. peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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Today is June 13. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Convention Center in Fresno, CA. Ronnie Hawkins sits in on Schoolgirl and Lovelight. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Red Vest in Honolulu, Hawaii. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, WA. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Memorial Stadium in Seattle, WA.
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Today is June 14. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played their first show ever at the Fillmore East in New York City. Good show, too bad there aren't better tapes. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Monterey Performing Arts Center in Monterey, CA. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Beacon Theater in New York City. Another good show, great H>S>Frank. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Spokane Coliseum in Spokane, WA. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played a great show at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. Excellent second set with a hot Shakedown and a good Dear Mr. Fantasy out of Playin'. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Another good show, despite the technical interruptions splitting the first set. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played a fantastic show at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. The first set has a nice Big River>Maggie's and the second set is a masterpiece. H>S>F, Estimated>Dark Star, good Stella>Lovelight and a great Baby Blue encore. Not to mention the nice temperatures and no humidity, a DC June rarity. [View from the Vault II] - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played a good show at Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. Steve Miller sat in on the second half of the second set. Good Shakedown opener. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Seattle Stadium in Seattle, WA. Good Shakedown.
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So why is such a cool topic so buried on the website? Methinks this should be on the home page...just a suggestion
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I think bookmarking any particular topic that one doesn't want to navigate to is the way to go. I wouldn't call this one 'buried' in the website, but is equally accessible with every other cool topic. And also, as long as there are New Posts, it'll be towards the top of All Recent Posts section.
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Today is June 15. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Straight Theater in San Francisco. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore East in New York City. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Beacon Theater in New York City. The second set has a nice run of Stephen>NFA>D>Stella. The FOTD>Dancin>Wheel>Sugar Mag>Scarlet>SSDD is great as well. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Garcia's voice is pretty froggy, but the music is great. Good China>Rider, nice Terrapin and the transition from Space into The Wheel is beautiful. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. H>S>F to open the show and a nice Scarlet>Fire to open the second set. This is one of the better shows of the summer, and it was a pretty damn good summer tour. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Franklin County Field in Highgate, VT. A total fucking disaster. A year after a really nice experience at Highgate (nice weather, casual atmosphere, decent show), tour rats decided that paying money for tickets was for suckers. Gates got ripped down, port-a-potties got knocked over (with people in them), nitrous tanks were everywhere, dogs running loose....a total nightmare.
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I went to the Ventura Fairgrounds when they played on my birthday (12th)! After the show my friends the Purpl Turtlz played on a flat bed truck, and my other friends had an ice cream cake that I had to be led to because it was a surprize and they sprayed me with silly string!! The we watched cartoons on the screen in the horse corral eating ice cream cake....I also remember the Red Rocks Shows that they played on my b-day....oh what fun we had. Met some of my bestest friends there. Nothing like a Dead show on your birthday, camping out and hanging with good people. Ahhhhhhh. Life's too short to be blue...
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Happy anniversary. and happy birthday. I missed my birthday show twice despite best efforts to go, in '72 and again in '76 (when they did the Dew as the friggin' encore, much to my dismay!). was finally going to get one fall '95 at my hometown Spectrum. damn.
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Today is June 16. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. One of the best Eyes of the World. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead finished up a good three-night run at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. LTGTR>Truckin'>Touch of Grey to open, final Big Boss Man and a first set closer of One More Saturday Night. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. I thought this show was a complete piece of crap and have rued that day ever since as I met all the guys from Phish at a rest stop on the Jersey turnpike on the way, who were telling me to follow them to their gig and skip the GD. Should’ve!!! - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY.
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Today is June 17. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Veterans Hall in San Jose, CA. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA. This is Pigpen's final show. - In 1975, Jerry Garcia Band and Kingfish played the Winterland Arena in San Francisco as part of the benefit for the family of Bob Fried. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Met Center in Bloomington, MN. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. 15 minute Shakedown to open things up. This is also Brent's last show "at home." - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. If we can't agree on the 16th, I am sure we can all agree on this one being a good show. Eyes of the World opened the show. Bruce teases Dark Star throughout the entire show. The Dark Star Jam> Truckin> New Speedway> Uncle John> Jam is very good. (and I hated the night before SO much I didn't go. damn.) - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR.
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Today is June 18. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1965, the Grateful Dead played Frenchy's in Hayward, CA with Phil Lesh on bass for the first time. - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Veterans Hall in San Jose, CA. - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the fairgrounds in Moneterey, CA as part of the Monterey Pop Festival. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY. One of the best shows of an excellent year. Good Eyes>China Doll, Other One>It's A Sin. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played a very good show at the SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. Bleah. Not quite as dismal as the 1994, but inconsistent sound, some terrible playing and horribly blown vocals pretty much guaranteed a stinker. Bob Dylan was excellent, however.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the West High Auditorium in Anchorage, AK. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berekely, CA. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. Good second set. This is the debut of Foolish Heart with a real nice Playin>UJB. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played a terrific show at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkstown, MI. Good Victim>Scarlet>Fire. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played a pretty good show at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR. Very long second set with a jammy Scarlet>Fire and a Playin>UJB. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ.
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One of the best runs Ive attended. It was sad after the fact to think that it was the last time I would see Brent play live. Many good memories. - Eric
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On this date in Deadhead history - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Medical Center in San Francisco as part of the LSD conference. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played an early and late show at the Fillmore East in New York City. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Omni in Atlanta. The Truckin>Eyes is good. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played a decent show at the West High Auditorium in Anchorage, Alaska. Good Jack Straw>Franklin's to open the show and a good Estimated>Other One (before drums) in the second. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played a great show in the rain at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played a great show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Good Midnight Hour>Half Step to open and the second set is outstanding with UJB>Playin>Comes a Time>Playin before drums. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played a decent show at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, Wisconisin. First Blow Away....the Victim>Cumberland to open the second set is interesting, as is the Truckin>Terrapin before drums. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkstown, MI. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Good show. A jammed out Corrina>Crazy>Playin>UJB starts off the second set. After teasing with the locomotive airhorn, they finally broke out Casey Jones for the first time in eight years. This was your intrepid reporter’s last stadium show.
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Today is June 21. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Polo Grounds of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played an early and late show at the Fillmore East in New York City. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the American Indian benefit at the Pauley Ballroom in Berkeley, CA. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Chateau D'Herouville in Herouville, France. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the West High Auditorium in Anchorage, AK. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Kingswood Music Theater in Maple, Ontario. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played a nice show at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. He's Gone dedicated to Len Bias. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Sunday afternoon show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played a good show at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountainview, CA. Clarence Clemmons sits in on the second set. This was also a pay-per-view event as well. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played the Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY. Good show. MUCH...MUCH better than Giants. Excellent 17 minute Row Jimmy. The Scarlet>Fire from the second set is good and the All Too Much>Playin’>Supplication is sweet. This was the final Morning Dew… Happy Solstice!
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one for the ages, as far as I'm concerned. Over in the Shows area, we've got a post or two from folks who were actually there. Sun never went down, they said. I didn't come along till six months later, and really regret missing this show.
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I had a few friends who ventured up there as well. One who I lost track of, actually, because he stayed up there. Meanwhile, I can see that doing this here won't generate conversation with all that talk happening in the Shows area. Maybe next time I have some free time (!!) I'll put some links in.
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Today is June 22. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Pauley Ballroom in Berkeley, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played Central Park in New York City. - In 1973. the Grateful Dead played the PNE Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia. Nice jam with the He's Gone>Truckin>Nobody's>Other One. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Jai Alai Fronton in Miami, Fla. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the City Island in Harrisburg, PA. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Excellent stand-alone Fire OnThe Mountain. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played Soldier's Field in Chicago. Good Shakedown in the first set. Excellent second set sequence of Foolish>LL Rain>Crazy>Playin>Terrapin>D>S>Dark Star>Playin. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Star Lake Amphitheater in Burgettstown, PA. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY.
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wow! what a cool surprise to see this topic.has any more of the well-folk migrated this way?
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nice to see you!! have missed you!! i suspect you've seen and about, there are definitely a bunch more of us poking around here too.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Jai Alai Fronton in Miami. Very good show. The Dark Star Jam is a highlight. [So Many Roads – Dark Star Jam > Spanish Jam > US Blues] - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played City Island in Harrisburg, PA. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played Alpine Valley Music Theater. The breakout of Believe it Or Not and Blackbird. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Autzen Stadium in Eugene, - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Starlake Amphitheater in Burgettstown, PA. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played Deer Creek Music Center. Happy Birthday, Robert Hunter!
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played an early and late show at the Capitol Theater in Portchester, NY. The late show is awesome and stands as a shining example of just how goddamn good this band could be. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, WI. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played a decent show at the River Bend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cryptical>D>S>Comes A Time>Other One is nice. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR. Good first set with a nice H>S>F and a good Masterpiece. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played an excellent show at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. Good H>S>Frank to open the show, followed by a good CC Rider>Train To Cry. The second set has an excellent China>Rider and a nice Estimated>Jame>Uncle's Johns. The Other One>Dew out of Space is also very nice. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Sam Boyd Silver Bowl in Las Vegas, NV. The person who scheduled and approved these shows should have to live on the sun. Temperatures for these shows were over 12,000 degrees. People started fires to cool off. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Good China>Rider. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played Buckeye Lake in Hebron, Ohio. Stranger>Franklin's and Bruce Hornsby sits in on Sugaree (The Range opened the show). 2nd worst show my husband ever attended (after the Tacoma Dome) and don’t even get him started about driving in and out of that place… - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. Beautiful Scarlet>Fire. Good Comes A Time>GDTRFB out of space. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Sting opened and was pretty good; Garcia came out and played on "Walking OnThe Moon" both nights. Althea, Cassidy and Cumberland were all good and the China>Rider was nice to open the second set. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Silver Bowl in Las Vegas, NV. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. The Summer of Death tour continued as a pre-show lightning strike managed to put at least one fan in the hospital.
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Today is June 26. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Seattle Center Arena in Seattle, WA. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Providence Civic Center in Providence, RI. [Dick’s Picks 12] - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played a good show at Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Silver Bowl in Las Vegas, NV.
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That Alpine run is forever seared into my circuits. Lordy what fun we had! Absolutely out of control scene for three days... once you made it into the gates there wasn't a cop to be seen (that all changed the next year). Big crowd from all over the country primed and ready, and boy-howdy we got some juice! The tapes just don't do it justice-- Alpine had some serious stuff happening and there are times I can still feel the vibrations of the lawn, tangible waves of energy washing back and forth over the grass as you felt that cicada buzz, that deep-rooted mushroom shiver, all that chlorophyl pumping extra O2 into the cortex... Oh it was good to be there, standing on that hill with the crowd moving under you just like the crest of a wave and you knew that things would be different better perfect soon, back and forth, in and out, driving the band as they struck the chords within the thousands of all of us, snakes of green light hissing under your feet and you fell up and into the waiting arms of that beast made manifest and up up up again until suddenly it was still. That stillness when the first click of the floodlights froze that portrait of us looking at each other as if to ask: did that just happen? And out we went. Into the gravel and campfires, the coolers and tents, the lies and sales, the laughing, the dancing, the wondering. Miles and miles of family reunion and all that entailed: the genuineness, the foolishness, the deep unreal, the t-shirts and burritos. What bliss it was to walk among you then! T'was ever thus. "I tremble for my nation when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever." Thomas Jefferson
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Today is June 27. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Veterans Hall in Santa Rosa, CA. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Canadian National Exhibition Hall in Toronto, Canada. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the Poplar Creek Pavilion in Hoffman Estates, IL. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI.
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All the Years Combine.....I was never the same again......
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Today is June 28. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Veterans Auditorium in Santa Rosa, CA. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Boston Garden in Boston, MA. The second set is incredible. [Dick’s Picks 12] - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Chicago Auditorium in Chicago, IL. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, CA. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the Poplar Creek Pavilion in Hoffman Estates, IL. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played a nice show in the mud at the Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, PA. Your intrepid reporter lost her car in the lot for the first and only time in her showgoing history. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played a good show at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. Playin>UJB is the sole pre-drums sequence. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY for the last time. - In 1991, the Grateful Dead played Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played a pretty nice show at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Big RxR returns.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Barn in Rio Nido, CA. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. [So Many Roads – The Wheel] - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Center in E. Troy, WI. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN.
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Today is June 30. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. Your intrepid reporter’s husband’s first show. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead wrapped up an excellent tour at the Civic Center in Springfield, MA. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Portland International Speedway in Portland, OR. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Sports and Music Center in Indianapolis, IN. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. The jam at the end of Shakedown is a classic. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played River Bend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple, Ontario. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played Silver Stadium in Rochester, NY. The band opened the second set noodling with Green Onions before going into China Cat. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. The very SECOND the band started "Rain," it began to pour. The band followed with Box and Looks Like Rain as well.
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glad to see validation of the RAIN and downpour coincidence. did not see too many shows but did see that one. folks think I made it up or imagined it. good show overall uneven at times.you forgot samba in the rain in the 4 pack of rain songs.
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Your intrepid reporter lost her car in the lot for the first and only time in her showgoing history. Aud, So funny to read that. I remember wandering around for a good hour or so after an unbelievable show in Hershey back in '85 looking for my friend's very large, very yellow station wagon. The best was the next day. There was a day-off between Hershey and the Merriwether shows and everyone woke up in Chocolatetown, USA staring at Hersheypark. The whole place was divided in half between the freaks and the families worried about the freaks. I bet they sold more chocolate that day than any one since. While riding the monorail, they were running ads for the park's other attractions including their zoo which had the slogan, "Discover the wonders of nature." Half the monorail car finished that line for them in unison.
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Today is July 1. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Fairgrounds in Winnipeg, Canada. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, WA. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA. Jack Straw>Franklins opener. Good China>Rider in a seven song pre-drums second set. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkstown, MI. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Good Scarlet>Fire. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Buckeye Lake Music Center in Hebron, Ohio. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountainview, CA. This is one of the very few decent runs from this summer tour.
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July surely is a good month for Dead show history...but I was at the Ventura shows in 87...and they happened a couple weeks earlier...Did I miss one? BTW...they were EPIC!!!!!!!! How much better can you get than the Dead at the Beach?! Ok...the sound was blowing around a bit, but the scene was so cool!
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Today is July 2. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played their last show at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Other One dedicated to Owsley. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played The Summit in Houston, TX. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. Dylan sits in on Don't Think Twice and Baby Blue. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Silver Stadium in Rochester, NY. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played a fantastic show at the Oxford Speedway in Oxford Plains, ME. Great Iko>Jack Straw in the first set. A really good Blow Away and a nice Foolish Heart end the set. Set II has a great Crazy>Playin>UJB>Terrapin. Aside from the traffic and the fact that Maine is a long way from everything not named "Canada" or "New Hampshire," this was a pretty great weekend to be a Deadhead. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Sulivan Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Playin>Crazy Fingers opens the show. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played a nice show at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Good Music>Sugaree>Music starts things off and a good H>S>Frank starts the second set. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. Death threats, riots, gate crashing, oh my! The Summer of Death tour rolls on.
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Just thought I'd remind folks here that Aud's doing this because she rocks.
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The only regrets I have in life are those things that I did not do. The Oxford Plains Speedway shows are at the top of the list. And the fact that today happens to be the first day I look at this “Today in the history of GD” and it just so happens to be on that fateful day in ‘89. I was supposed to go, had a ticket, was ready and waiting. This was to be my first Dead show. My older cousin got me a ticket, as well as one for my older sister who was to go as my ‘babysitter’ since I was only 13; this was the only way my parents would let me go. To make a long story short my sister made the decision not to go (that B*tch!). Anyway, I had to wait till the following summer to see them for the first time. I have always been upset about this since they were phenomenal shows. (I haven’t let my sister forget it either, and she now regrets it as well! lol) I was thankful that my neighbor was able to get me the tapes of the show within a week but …..the dead were never allowed to come back to Maine, and I feel that I missed something really special. So, I hope you all who had the good fortune to attend it treasure your memories because from everything I’ve heard (tapes and personal stories) it was definitely one to go down in the history books of great shows. Cheers!
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And to top it off, the Sullivan Stadium show in '89 on the same date was the first show I attended! Though I had no idea it was called that, it was and always will be Foxboro Stadium to me. :-)
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What a pity!!! I was 14 at my first show (7-18-72) and remember that summer with fondest memories...
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played Reed's Ranch in Colorado Springs, CO. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Canada. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, MO. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played another fun show at Oxford Speedway in Oxford Plains, ME. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Shoreline Amphitheater. Eyes>Fire is kinda cool. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead DIDN'T play Deer Creek Amp in Noblesville, IN.
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"In 1995, the Grateful Dead DIDN'T play Deer Creek Amp in Noblesville, IN" ...and that SUCKED and still does, and to me always will. “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Electric Theater in Chicago. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played Manor Downs in Austin, TX. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. Cold Rain > Fire opens the 2nd set. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played Schaefer Stadium in Foxboro, MA. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. [Truckin’ up to Buffalo] - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS.