August 26, 1971
Pigpen's last show until 12-01-71 - final "Empty Pages"
Attendees of this show
my first bad show-there were trains runnin around the stadium-how rude!
allman bros were involved with this..those of who lived in the bronx (especially near the #4 train were use to the added sound(s) and never really heard it
This show was originally scheduled a week or so before and cancelled at the last minute because of a truck accident with the equipment or something like that. I remember eating tabs in Brooklyn and taking the longest train ride of my life on a hot rainy day to the Bronx. We got off the train and where told the show was postponed. I started to get really bummed out and didn’t want to get back on a train that high. A couple of older fans (they must have been 18) had beer and joints and told us to hang with them for a few hours before going back to Brooklyn. I never saw those guys again but they really helped us out that day.
Yeah, those of us who grew up in the city got used to the subway noise...kinda like living near an airport. I had just gotten out of the army and was on my way to Europe, but caught ths show. They also joined the Allman Bros at this venue. Anyone know what happened to it. I took my uncle Tim, who was 56 at the time. He was a piano player in a Big Band that travelled all over the country in the 30's & 40's, and he was no stranger to the herb...the sight of this portly, bald "old dude" sharing a joint with fellow concert goers blew a few peoples minds.
Are there any recordings of this show around for sale? I'd love to get my hands on a recording, and play it and toast my amazing uncle on the anniversary of his death,
Johnny B Goode at the end was particularly amazing. Fans dancing on roofs, and on top of idle trains.
Drive back home to Long Island that night was something. Rain & Wind was intense. The boys and I must have had an angel on our shoulders.
STILL EARLY IN MY SHOWS-- EVER EXPANDING.........
This show could have used a nice "Turn On Your Lovelight" to end the festivities on a high note. However, by mid-1971 "Lovelight" was becoming a rarity.
In my opinion, the '71 era shows where NFA ended by itself without going into the Pigpen number seemed a bit of a downer.
Yes, I remember the long-hot subway ride to Gaelic Park. The venue was a great drawback to the event. I only went back to Gaelic Park one other time, that was for the Allman Bros.
I lived minutes away. Only concert I ever walked to!
Seem to recall that Bobby had vocal issues.
Sold the last of my 1st record.
Life *truly altering* event that day, as I first met a fellow who later intoduced me to, who introduced me to....
"In the land of the night the ship of the sun is drawn by the Grateful Dead" on a handbill a girl gave me out outside the park.