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That Alpine run is forever

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 26. On this

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.
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- 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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Today is June 25.

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 24.

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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Today is June 23.

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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tom!!!

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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aud!!!

wow! what a cool surprise to see this topic.
has any more of the well-folk migrated this way?

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Meanwhile...

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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I had a few friends who

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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that Anchorage show...

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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