Wallace Wade Stadium - April 24, 1971
April 24, 1971
"Joe College Weekend" - also: Butterfield Blues Band; NRPS; Beach Boys. Mountain closed the show.
Hard To Handle
Me And Bobby McGee
Playing In The Band
Next Time You See Me
Me And My Uncle
Sing Me Back Home
Greatest Story Ever Told > Johnny B. Goode
Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away
Uncle John's Band
Attendees of this show
First dead show. Outside,beautiful day
Jerry played pedal steel for NRPS to open for GD. I've never heard anything like it before or since.
per Chipgar, & looselucy ~~>
~~~> Jerry played pedal steel with NRPS for 2 hours, THEN played with the Dead for 4 hours !!!! I had no idea that was even humanly possible, outside on a warm spring day, rolling in the grass, jam dancing for hours, grooving my ass off. ~~~> Hooked for life / Proud to be a Dead Head ever since that day.
(i had never seen a band play more than 2 hours before in my life before that day, rarely more than 90 minutes .... talk about luving your fans & the Music ! )
Saw every other GD show at Duke, & many more ... this is still one of the greatest highlights ... high energy, hitting on all 12 cylinders, PigPen wailing, boys even using their prettiest harmony singing voices ... the good ol' daze.
The Greatest Story>JBG>NFA>GDTRFB>NFA ending was simply amazing ... i've never heard better in more than a dozen shows over 3 decades since then. The Uncle John's Band encore after that was just a soothing embrace of a song for fully satiated lovers ...
I remember watching the band to see what kind cues they gave each other to communicate when it was time to reel in from an extended improv back to the body of the song. There were none visible! I watched really carefully.
Then there was the moment when they shifted from a minor chord to a major, and made the sun come out from behing a cloud.
Butterfield and Mountain were great also. The Beach Boys--so-so.
It was the best rock concert I ever attended.