McArthur Court - August 16, 1981
August 16, 1981
*with Ken Kesey, Zane Kesey, Ken Babbs and The Thunder Machine
Set List:Jack Straw
Friend of the Devil
New Minglewood Blues
Little Red Rooster
Feel Like a Stranger
Fire on the Mountain
Eyes of the World
The Other One
Around and Around
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Attendees of this show
brianfuji, deharpport, nitecat, orson, ecce homo, Calif Bill, shrinkrap50, diatom, blake wood, micshe9, vaughr, greenmen35, Sustainabill, grateful hawaiian, ice cream sue, Dancin Dave, SBG, 10.000Mic_Johnson, docmark, beano, Litle Wing, Susie Q, bucks yellow-van, FreakDaddy, MissReddin, Blue Yodel France, nassau73, jackson484, bucks-yellow van, whitebird, jdubbs, MidiDreamer, Blue Yodel no 9 - France, Mike N Stien, Daddy_Dead, Larry Here, jawknee, West.August, sequoiadean, caffmcjimmrey, dbird, tdub, Valerie Stevenson, bsea41, misngfingr, mustawas, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, LocoBrian, gra8phil, bigsky, Old Nughuffer, Chief, kezardead, woodyinthebasement, Greg MQ, spam, prunevine, fogzone, Post N. Steiner, heyhay3
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.
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!
Too drained from the previous 3 nights but a delight nothing to be in the Mac Arthur Court mystique ...
Cool graveyard !
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
yes, they did cassidy...i had a vision of a coffee cart
merple reddin (OXOXXO)
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."