Cheers for the knowledge, aud --I'll bet that CSNY gig was indeed quaLOLity, especially under the circumstances. Now I'm left to wonder what it must've been like trying to chase the band around the country during the oil embargo, when finding a filling station open for business was a tricky thing hereabouts...
Anyway gypsy, a pretty well-indexed resource for answering questions of the kind that you ask is to:
--go to deadlists.com and either "browse by year" using the pulldown at upper left or just enter a specific date in the "quick date" box (in this instance, 8/7/82), and then...
--when the information for that show date comes up, the venue name at the top is a hotlink; click that, and you'll get a menu of all shows played at that particular venue --works like magic! :D
no shows. would have to wait for That 80's Show ;)
first one i know of was summer of '80, coming up soon in this topic (20-something of August)
When was the first show at alpine valley, just curious. love watching ":THAT 70'S SHOW" and since the show is set in WI, i was wondering why they never made an episode featuring the gang heading to a dead show at AV.
nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
On this date in Deadhead history:
- In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.
- In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. Terrific sequence of Music>Sugar>Music to start things off. [Dick’s Picks 32]
...and right after the GD show, CSNY played the night that Nixon resigned. Much MUCH merriment ensued at Roosevelt Stadium. My (sometimes feeble) memory remembers pretty much no stage banter from the GD, but man there was plenty from CSNY. That tape I'd really love to hear.
...shall we go, you and I while we can...
If, like me, you were about to turn twenty one in August of that year. You felt like maybe the sixities had some effect on society in the form of the government changing, that because if you went to 6/9/73 and picked up a bag of garbage in the stadium, you got a free ticket to the next night that maybe money wasn't so important,and that maybe, just maybe, we could change things for the better. The war was ending,and hopes were high.
That '74 show in Jersey City was the last one before Nixon resigned --his goose well and truly cooked with the "smoking gun" tape having been released on the day before, he announced his intention two nights later and jetted off for exile in San Clemente the following morning-- and they didn't play again until 9th September in London (the day after Jerry Ford pardoned him lol!).
Y'know, as interesting as it is to see what the band were up to on my birthday and other red-letter dates in the life throughout the year --and with a word of genuine appreciation to aud for maintaining this thread-- I really do find it fascinating to examine what else was going on in the world at given points in time.
They were doing a lot of "U.S. Blues" and "Uncle John's Band" encores that summer (as well as "Casey Jones"). Never heard the Dick's Picks of the 8/6/74 show but wonder if there's any kind of historically relevant stage banter or going on during that or any other shows from that time.
In any case, they sent Nixon off appropriately enough as summer tour ended on the 6th with renditions of "Uncle John's Band," "Goin' Down the Road, Feeling Bad" and "He's Gone" (to say nothing of "The Promised Land," "Beat It on Down the Line" and "Ship of Fools," heh heh), and they capped it all off with a "U.S. Blues" encore.
Being a nipper as I was at the time, the whole Watergate thing marks what was the beginning of my political socialization. It was quality stuff, really, being taught a bunch of rot about "respect for the office of the President" and so on in kindergarten while seeing the stone crook Chief Executive being run out of office, slowly but surely, every night on the evening news.
I've long wondered what it must have been like in June of '73, with loyal White House henchmen Haldeman and Ehrlichman already having walked the plank and most of the public still behind the president (to go by the polls, anyway; hell, they'd given him 60 percent of the popular vote in the preceding November), and with the Senate Watergate Committee hearings just beginning to gear up (we hadn't yet heard John Dean's detailed assertions to the effect that the sitting president was, well, a committer of felonious acts whilst in office) --and, with all of this as a backdrop, the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and all that such implies come rolling into the nation's capital for a pair of all-day weekend gigs at RFK (and, up at Belmont Park in New York, Secretariat had just finished off his Triple Crown campaign in stunningly historic style --note "The Race Is On" from 6/10/73)
It just interests me, is all, and here's hoping that my random musings on this day don't cause anyone pain. With that, I'm off to resume a private conversation with a lamppost, then --carry on.
On this date in Deadhead history:
- In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Afterthought in Vancouver, Canada.
- In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Expo 67 in Montreal Canada and then played the Place Villa Marie in Montreal.
- In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. Great show with an awesome Hard to Handle.
- In 1974, the Grateful Dead played a great show at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. Excellent Playin>Scarlet>Playin, nice Eyes of the World and a nice Sugar Mag>He's Gone>Truckin'>Spanish Jam>Other One>GDTRFB>SSDD. [Dick’s Picks 31]
- In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN.
- In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Expo Amphitheater in Sacramento, CA.
why not push for a release of the sunshine day dream video!!! remember the conversation on the old messaqe board-WE WANT THE WHOLE THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
peace nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
One friend thought the band was in cahoots with the airport weather tower. Great coincidence!! Really enjoyed my last Dead show!!!!!!!