Grateful Dead

Hollywood Palladium - August 6, 1971

Hollywood Palladium

August 06, 1971

Hollywood, CA US

Average: 5 (6 votes)


"Hard To Handle" appears on "Fallout From The Phil Zone" - "WRS Prelude" tease after "Me & My Uncle" - also: NRPS - full moon - full lunar eclipse - "Sugaree" and "El Paso" from the previous night appear on some audience tapes

Set List:

Playing In The Band
Mr. Charlie
Cumberland Blues
Brokedown Palace
Me And Bobby McGee
Hard To Handle
Casey Jones

Saint Stephen
The Other One
Me And My Uncle
The Other One
Sugar Magnolia
Morning Dew
Turn On Your Love Light

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creeping_socialist's picture
Joined: Jun 11 2007
I remember they played

I remember they played "Casey Jones", so unless they also played it the night before, this is the show I attended. What I remember from this, my 2nd G.D. show, was that I bought a bootleg album for $5, which turned out to be pretty good, lending the cover to somebody at some point, to roll a joint on, which I referred to as "a worthy purpose".

Joined: Apr 23 2008
Hard to Handle > Casey Jones

the playing and crowd energy from the is top-notch.

get this show!

Joined: Nov 12 2007
Did Garcia REALLY fall to

Did Garcia REALLY fall to his knees during the passionate solo in "Hard To Handle???? I don't think we'll ever know for sure.

Joined: Jan 3 2009
Too hot that night inside

I remember it being so hot and crowded in the Palladium that i almost passed out. It's the only Dead concert i was hoping to be a short one.

deadcustodian's picture
Joined: Dec 13 2008
Yeah it was extremely hot in Palladium

I'm 6'4 and watched Garcia intently that night as I really "got it" at this particular show. I don't recall him dropping to his knees - but I will check with my brother and some friend who were also there and ask if anybody remembers.

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Joined: Jul 25 2008
hotter than an sob, yup

we wanted some air and looked for the balcony-heading, instead, right into the gurls bathroom complex. nice palace; main room was also the "blues brothers" concert in the movie, front area looks like the "dancing with the stars" set...maybe that's another nice LA place, dunno.

Joined: May 6 2010
have this on tape

Born in 1971, sorry - this is my favorite recording of the boys at their best - Loser (listen to the solo) and Hard to Handle (yeah, solo again, but Pig's vocals are killer!) are two of the greatest recordings ever (sorry Wolfgang and Ludwig). I did manage to see them 9 times pre-95, but, to me, the Dead 68-71 is their prime!

lamagonzo (not verified)
9 out of 10 Deadheads agree...

...The best version of Hard Too Handle the Dead ever did was this show -- was it the eclipse that night? It is amazing the consensus that was there, even before Phil fingered it for release or the Jerrry Knee rumor.

IMHO, the next best edition is RI Auditorium, Providence, 4/71. Give it a play if you love the Dead jamming H2H.

~ drugstore love ~

Joined: Nov 1 2010
must have show

The St. Stephen is classic, without any jam after. Hard to Handle and Lovelight are amazing.

Any photos or video of this show?

Joined: Nov 22 2010
Hard to Handle

Tore me up. Blazing great performance by the boys!!!


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Hollywood Palladium - August 6, 1971