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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.
  • 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.
  • September 4, 2012 - 11:53am
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    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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Today is November 21. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Sargent Gym at Boston University in Boston, MA. - In 1970, Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir were joined by Duane Allman in the WBCN studios. Unfortunately, Duane forgot his guitar. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Coliseum in Denver, CO. Terrific Playin' sequence that spans El Paso and Wharf Rat, good Dew>Truckin>Nobody's Fault>GDTRFB>Saturday Night>UJB as well. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played the War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester, NY. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Henry J. Kaiser Center in Oakland, CA. Big Boy Pete, Walking the Dog and She Belongs To Me all come out for the last time.
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Today is November 22. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Veterans Hall in Columbus, Ohio. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Middlesex Community College in Edison, NJ. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, TX. Good Truckin>D>Other One. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland, CA.
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Today is November 23. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore in San Francisco. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played Memorial Auditorium in Athens, Ohio, with Tom Constanten to the lineup for the first time. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Anderson Theater with Traffic for a Hell's Angels benefit in New York City. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the County Coliseum in El Paso, TX. The second set has a very nice He's Gone > Truckin' > The Other One > Space > Me And My Uncle; Eyes Of The World ; Around And Around > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Casey Jones sequence. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played the Cap Centre in Landover, MD. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played a good show at the Golden Hall in San Diego, CA. Good Estimated>Eyes from the second set.
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Today is November 24. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played Hyde Park Teen Center in Cincinatti, Ohio. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas,Texas. Good China>Rider, Box, Truckin to start the second set. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played a FM/TV broadcast at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. Good Sugaree, and a good Shakedown>Olin Arageed>Drums>Fire in the second set. Garcia's voice was on it's way out. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Golden Hall in San Diego, CA. Nice China>Rider to open the show.
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Today is November 25. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played Feyline Field in Tempe, AZ. Excellent Eyes. Good show. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, CA. Good Shakedown>Bertha to open the second set.
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Today is November 26. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Auditorium in San Antonio, TX. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Sportatorium in Hollywood, Fla. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Bob Marley Performing Arts Center in Montego Bay, Jamaica. ______________________________________ You guys can feel free to interject any comments about these postings as we go. When the original author of the file gives his opinion on a particular piece and you feel differently, speak up! - just an example. Just sayin' this doesn't have to be a static day count.
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with ur November 25th posting above... u indicated In 1979 @ the pauley pavilion that the GD played a "Good" Shakedown>Bertha to open the second set. when in fact it was a "most excellent shakedown>bertha" luv ya and yankin atcha (LOL) thanx and plz keep the music playin and this venue alive! stay safe and feel good!
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The original files for this series were created several years ago by a guy on the Well - www.well.com if that means nothing to you! A woman over there, Aud, picked it up when Dave left the Well, and I'm cribbing these entries from Aud's entries on the Well. The 'good this, bad that' parts are from Dave and a little from Aud, and there is always discussion about it on the Well. I think it'd be cool to have some of that discussion here, too. So have at, 143or245!!
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Today is November 27. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played The Kinetic Playground with Procul Harum in Chicago. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played The Syndrome in Chicago.
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Today is November 28. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Matrix in San Francisco, CA. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played The Kinetic Playground in Chicago, IL. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, FL.
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Today is November 29. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Matrix in San Francisco, CA. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played Club Agora in Columbus, Ohio. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Cleveland Music Hall in Cleveland, OH. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Alligator Alley Gym at the Univ. of Florida in Gainesville, FL.. Excellent Shakedown, Franklin's. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO. Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows show up for the first time in over a year and for the first time ever in the pre-drums slot.
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not a lot of 1966 GD captured on tape...if ur lucky enuf to come across the rare tape of this show, u will have found a "miracle" showcasing an excellent "early dead" show. stay safe and feel good! >><<<< :>
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i have a show from "66, but not sure of the exact date. i think it may be a december one, or it could be 11/269/66, i'll have to check nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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hold on to it gypsy soul and let it fill the air in ur home with ur friends and family. stay safe and feel good! >><<<< :>
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Today is November 30. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played The Matrix in San Francisco, CA. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead began a legendary run at the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA. Nice WRS>Dark Star>Eyes>Sugar Magnolia. [Dick's Picks 14] - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played a terrific show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA. Fantastic Scarlet>Fire. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played Hara Arena in Dayton, OH - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO.
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Today is Dec. 1. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played The Matrix in San Francisco, CA. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, MI. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played a good show at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. Good He's Gone>Gloria Jam>CC Rider. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO.
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Today is December 2. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Pauley Ballroom at the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, CA. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA. Playin>MLB>He's Gone>Truckin>Stella>Sugar Mag>Dew - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Assembly Hall in Champlain, IL. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO. 'Rain' debuts .
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Today is December 3. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Uptown Theater in Chicago, IL. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, WI. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. Sikiru Adepoju sat in on Drums. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO.
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Today is December 4. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1965, the Grateful Dead played their first gig...as the Grateful Dead...at Big Nig's House in San Jose for the SJ Acid Test. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore West in San Francisco. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Felt Forum in New York City. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati, OH. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Uptown Theater in Chicago, IL. - In 1988, Garcia, Weir and Wasserman played the Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, CA as a benefit for the Bridge School. Neil Young sat in on Wang Dang Doodle as part of the trio's four-song acoustic set. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
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The latest issue of Physical Review Letters presents research of Prof. Gondola...(an Italian name, I am writing from memory which is obviously not good))/ Prof. Spolyar and someone else supporting the premise that after the big bang, there were no bright stars, øonly masses of dark matter, which are designated in the article as "Dark Stars in honor of the 1967 Grateful Dead song. An exgtract of the article is in the Daily telegraph of 5. December.
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Today is December 5. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore West in San Francisco. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played a terrific show at the Felt Forum in New York City. Beautiful Dark Star>Sittin On Top Of the World. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Uptown Theater in Chicago. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the Compton Terrace Amphitheater in Chandler, AZ.
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Today is December 6. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played The Spectrum in Philadelphia as a part of the Quaker City Rock Festival. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead did NOT play Altamont, nor did they play the Fillmore West later that night. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Felt Forum in New York City. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Convention Center in Cleveland. Great Dark Star>Eyes>Sugar Mag. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Recreation Center in Mill Valley, CA - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Rosemont Horizon in Illinois. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Coliseum for the Earthquake Relief Fund. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played Compton Terrace Amp in Chandler, AZ. Here Comes Sunshine opens the show, the first time it was played in 18 years.
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Today is December 7. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY. Excellent Dark Star. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore West in San Francisco CA. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Felt Forum in New York City. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in Des Moines, IA.
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Today is December 8. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Forum in Inglewood, CA. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Compton Terrace Amphitheater in Chandler, AZ. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. - In 1995, the band announces they will no longer be touring as the Grateful Dead.
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Today is December 9. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Events Center in Boulder, CO. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Arena in Long Beach, CA. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the Compton Terrace Amphitheater in Chandler, AZ. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA. Ornette Coleman sits in. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. Notable for the addition of Teleprompters for the band.
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Today is December 10. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1965, the Grateful Dead played the Mime Troupe Benefit at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, playing their first gig for Bill Graham in the process. - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Thelma Theater in Los Angeles. Stephen Stills at in for Black Queen. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played Winterland in San Francisco. Excellent Playin' In the Band in the first set. Good Truckin>Other One in the second. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Arena in Long Beach, CA. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Forum in Inglewood. Spencer Davis joins the band on guitar and Bruce Hornsby sits in on piano. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA with Branford Marsalis.
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Today is December 11. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1965, the Grateful Dead played The Big Beat Acid Test in Palo Alto, CA. - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Thelma Theater in Los Angeles, CA. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played a good show at Winterland in San Francisco. Good Dark Star. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played Soldiers and Sailors Hall in Kansas City. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Arena in Long Beach, CA.. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA.. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
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Today is December 12. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played a terrific show at the Thelma Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The Alligator>Caution jams are some of the best of the year. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Santa Rosa Fairground in Santa Rosa, CA. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played Winterland in San Francisco, CA. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played The Omni in Atlanta. Slipknot and Peggy-O show up for the first time. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played the Jai Alai Fronton in Miami, FL. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Swing Auditorium in San Bernadino, CA. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Fiesta Hall in San Mateo, CA. The first set was an acoustic affair with Joan Baez. This was the "Dance For Disarmament" show. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played a great show at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver. The second set has a fantastic China>Rider>Looks Like Rain, a nice Iko, and then a great Dark Star>Terrapin. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played the Coliseum Arena in Oakland, CA. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played the San Deigo Sports Arena in San Diego, CA.
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Today is December 13. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Shrine Auditorium in LA. This is the first known Dark Star. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played The Bank in Torrance, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Swing Auditorium in San Bernadino, CA. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played the Curtis Hixon Convention Hall in Tampa, Fla. - In 1980, the Grateful Dead played the Arena in Long Beach, CA. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO. - In 1992, the Grateful Dead played a nice show at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. The Here Comes Sunshine and the Terrapin from the second set are very nice. - In 1993, the Grateful Dead played the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego CA.
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Happy Grateful Day Dead In History Izzie i have come to know(Sirius) that the show u mention from Long Beach on this day in Grateful Dead History 12/13/1980 has a very rare opening first set run of songs! Stranger very rarely would go into Sugaree like they did on this day...it would usually be, maybe...Jack Straw...All give it a listen and enjoy! stay safe and feel good! >><<<< :>
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I can't wait much longer, Melinda, the sun is getting high...... Hey now, check this show out from 35 years ago today: 5/20/73. The sequence of Truckin > Nobody's Fault but Mine Jam >The Other One> Eyes > Stella is terrific. It will play twice more today, compliments of David Lemieux, on Sirius channel 32.
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"...And I got no chance of losing, this time" RIP Brent Mydland, about to perform with the band in Chicago on his last 3 show run.... This particular venue was very wide and right off the highway. The 2nd set from 7/21 was particularly good with a great Mr Fantasy as part of a multi-song sequence starting with Scarlet Begonias, in and out of Playin, a Crazy Fingers and ending with Saturday Night: very dynamic!! After 7/23, Vince Welnick debuted in Richfield, OH, on 9/7. Jerry did an intro for Vince before going into Bird Song.... >>> I'll salute Vince with an RIP, too! <<<
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Great stuff aud, is this available in book form??
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Cannot overlook this day! R.I.P. Brent (Also, my only son was born 15 years ago today!!)
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Understated genius, he was. That Brent feeling, pushing the dynamics of the song. A separate reality, blended into the whole. Magic was always in his pocket, like a grandfathers beloved watch, always keeping perfect time. We all miss you Brent.Thinking of you,peace,pk
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AS LONG AS YOU ARE STANDING STRONG NOTHING IS GONNA BE WRONGWho can find me out when and where was the last dead show back in 1978 before the show @ the pyramids THANX in advance Ash
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I think it was the first Dead show I ever saw at the Meadowlands in New Jersey!
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AS LONG AS YOU ARE STANDING STRONG NOTHING IS GONNA BE WRONGwawwwwwwwwww a speedy peakin , thanx for the answer I got it, best regards from Paris Ash............................
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How cool that your first shows were at the pyramids. Have fun in sweet Pari!
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WOODSTOCKBirth of a Nation peace'nlove
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that the Grateful Dead played at Sante Fe Downs in Sante Fe, New Mexico. What a great couple of shows. I drove out from Florida to catch them. Then went on to see them in Grass Valley,Ca. and San Rafael on Holloween. New Mexico was great. Got to see my sister in Las Cruces and had a sweet time at the shows. Saw my first ever Cold Rain & Snow and still think it's the best I ever heard.
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weren't those shows just fantastic!!!! and santa fe was so cool looking with the cobblestone square and the double rainbow over jerry after rain delay.... happy place :)peace
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was very grateful to have made it to those shows! GDTRFB was kept me goin the rest of the trip! Shine on.
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hey happy trails-thanks for rocking the brain cells as for the year & shows! didn't get to NM, but got the t-shirt, went to Grass Valley (dad lived close by, but too sick to go) & Halloween in San Rafael-was really fun!.....xoxo Gypsy Cowgirl
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83' twas a good year. I'm hoping the folks at Sirius will play Sante Fe and Halloween in San Rafael. Rock on. -happy trails
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Halloween '83-believe it or not-I even wore my pink handled 38 pistol (no bullets-just lipstick "bullets") with my tooled leather gun holster (left to me by my ex) Yes, "the Lone Rangette" rode again that Halloween.......... it still kind of freaked a couple of friends of mine....they laughed @ my bullets........still have the pink handled 38 for my granddaughter when she's old enough for can practice...............Yee-Haw.........be nice to hear it again-I'll see if I can get copies!...................GC
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I don't think I dressed up much, wasn't there a huge pumkin' on the stage with a "Steal Your Face" carved into it? St. Stepen was great. Yee-Haw. -ht