August 23, 1969
Bullfrog 2 Festival - also: Mixed Blood; The Portland Zoo; Sabatic Goat; River; Sand; Notary Sojac; Searchin Soul; The Weeds; New Colony; Chapter Five; The Trilogy; Bill Feldman; Donn Ross; Ron Bruce; Taj Mahal, and a pre celebity New Riders of the Purple Sage.
Set List:Hard To Handle
Mama Tried > High Time
Sittin On Top Of The World
Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Love Light
And We Bid You Good Night
Seems like the GD were the only well-known band on the bill. Anyone remember the likes of Sabatic Goat, The Portland Zoo or The Weeds? I'm sure Sabatic Goat would have been bigger than the Beatles if they decided to make it on the national level!!
A nice soundboard recording exists. Apparently The Dead were doing what they intended to do at Woodstock. Unfortunately the Bullfrog 2 Festival never got much subsequent publicity and has faded into the pages of time.
Apparently this festival does have a write-up online. Quite interesting.
Also playing at this festival were Taj Mahal and a pre celebrity New Riders of the Purple Sage. My information comes from an old handbill and my husband's memory ,he was the bass player for Sand, at that time.