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Veneta 35th Anniversary

The 35th Anniversary of what a lot of people think of as the greatest GOGD show of all time is coming soon.

What can we do to mark this milestone

Bob W

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Spanish Jam

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Today is August 5

On this date in Deadhead history:

- In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Afterthought in Vancouver, Canada.

- In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada.

- In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Golden Hall, Community Concourse in San Diego, CA.

- In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Palladium in Hollywood, CA.

- In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

- In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA.

- In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA.

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Today is August 4

On this date in Deadhead history:

- In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada.

- In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Orange County Fraigrounds in Costa Mesa, CA as part of the first annual Newport Pop Festival.

- In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. [Dick’s Picks 31]

- In 1976, the Grateful Dead played Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. Crazy, crazy night for yours truly.

- In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA, playing Althea and Lost Sailor for the first time.

- In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO.

- In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA.

- In 1994, the Grateful Dead played night two of a miserable run at Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ.

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Today is August 3

On this date in Deadhead history:

- In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto.

- In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Hippodrome in San Diego, CA.

- In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Family Dog at Great Highway in San
Francisco.

- In 1971, the Grateful Dead played a benefit for Owsley at the Terminal
Island Correctional Facility in San Pedro, CA.

- In 1982, the Grateful Dead played a beautiful show at the Starlight
Theater in Kansas City.

- In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the first of two wretched shows at
Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ.

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yup, sounds like a topic to me...
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Bad scene

I was at that Meadowlands show where that Katz kid got killed. That security was way out of hand that whole run.

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say more about this ugly scene...

a subject on which I'm starting to think we may need a topic. It's certainly the case that not every show's scene was especially blissful. One minor example, from the History of later this month--it was really a shock to come from the Veneta 82 show, which was a marvel of good vibes and general delight, to the next night's show in Seattle, where hordes of mounted police (poor horses...) were on hand to intimidate the fans into docility, and one was not allowed to bring so much as one's purse into the venue. I vaguely recall the music being okay, but the vibe was not the best.

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Today is August 2

On this date in Deadhead history:

- In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada

- In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Hippodrome in San Diego, CA.

- In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Family Dog at Great Highway in San
Francisco.

- In 1976, the Grateful Dead played Colt Park in Hartford, CT. This ranks as my LEAST favorite show ever attended. Musically it may not have been so bad (as people tell me and try to get me to listen) but it was an ugly scene and I've never wanted to revisit that night ever again.

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Today is August 1

On this date in Deadhead history:

- In 1942, Jerry Garcia shuffled out into the world. He would’ve been 65 today…

- In 1965, the Warlocks played two shows. The first show was at Big Al's in Redwood City, CA and the second at the Cinnamon A Go Go in Redwood City.

- In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada.

- In 1973, the Grateful Dead played one of the all-time greats of an all-time great year in Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. Awesome sequence of Dark Star>El Paso>Eyes>Dew>Sugar Mag>GDTRFB.

- In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Zoo Amphitheater in Oklahoma City, OK.

- In 1994, the Grateful Dead played one of the best shows of their summer tour at the Palace in Auburn Hills, MI. Excellent Scarlet>Fire and a good Satisfaction to close the show.

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I'll bear witness

That first of the two Auburn Hills gigs in '94 was an absolute belter...

ONE: Touch>Greatest Story, Row Jimmy, Spoonful, Lazy River Road, Me and My Uncle>Big River; Loose Lucy; Midnight Hour

TWO: Samson; Way to Go Vince; Speedway>Truckin>He's Gone>D/S/Spanish Jam>Last Time>Black Peter>Good Lovin'
E: The Weight

Plenty of "tinkle break" selections in there --to hear the congregation tell it anyway**-- but what a cracking performance. From a strictly technical standpoint, easily the best of the last that I ever saw from 'em.

**http://www.dead.net/forum/song-launched-million-bathroom-breaks LOL!

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