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McArthur Court - August 16, 1981

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McArthur Court

August 16, 1981

Eugene, OR US

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Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

Notes:

*with Ken Kesey, Zane Kesey, Ken Babbs and The Thunder Machine

Set List:

Jack Straw
Friend of the Devil
El Paso
Loser
New Minglewood Blues
Peggy-O
Little Red Rooster
Deal

Feel Like a Stranger
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
drums
The Other One
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

Baby Blue

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I thought there was a Cassidy at this show

I thought I remembered them doing a Cassidy at this
show, but so long ago. I do remember the Jack
Staw opener. We were all playing in the graveyard
across from show and got in a little late and
they had already started Jack Straw.

Woody

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107 degrees in Eugene

St. Stephen59

Hot as hell in Mac Court! No AC but feeling no pain. A weird weekend as a buddy of mine got shot! The lady I took passed out from the heat and excitement of the show.

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Oh yeah, the heat!

That's right, it was an oven in there. People tripping their skulls out, sweating like horses.... the band was pretty trippy and drippy that night, the Pranksters going nuts with the Thunder Machine....vintage night in Eugene!

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Too drained from the

Too drained from the previous 3 nights but a delight nothing to be in the Mac Arthur Court mystique ...
Cool graveyard !

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We howled in the graveyard after the show under the full moon

this is the show where i danced so constantly i finally identified with the drums. Sweat poured all over my face and into my eyes, and still, i kept dancin' like it was nobody's bizness.

Babbs actually became a spirit during the thunder machine space of a man who had just croaked...he sex, "I tried, and i tried and I TRIED!!!!" by the cosmic trash bin. very nice.

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

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thought i remembered

yes, they did cassidy...i had a vision of a coffee cart

peace
merple reddin (OXOXXO)

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Graveyard !

From original notes written at the time :

"Eugene, Oregon was the next stop and show (August 16th), the last of the Northwestern 1981 Tour. A gymnasium adjacent to a graveyard, more lingering about. A raft ride down a river some mile or so from the concert hall. The show ? kinda forgot about it now but apparently Ken Kesey and Babbs (from the Merry Pranksters were there and acted during “space” or “drums”. It was the end of a long, well traveled, 6 day tour. It was a nice, unbelievably fun, journey with the Dead and friends."

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