Hollywood Palladium - August 6, 1971
August 06, 1971
"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
Playing In The Band
Me And Bobby McGee
Hard To Handle
The Other One
Me And My Uncle
The Other One
Turn On Your Love Light
Attendees of this show
yesgdman, ozoneman, dune, rafterman, Cumberland Miner Dave, andychatfield, pj1621, Sepp the promoter, DocHumboldt, DocAnchovy, robstew, Sargo, robert22, deadcustodian, hoffmnj, MissReddin, Teadhead, MarkyMark, radtek, HereComesSunshine, The 46thAveKid, saint michael, craized1, strausser, capt tapes, granfallooon, A Pismo Clam, Mountainman, drmikie, creeping_socialist, JayLif, Ripple, redlouis1, dennisdster, tcrawford, Pond_Paddler, MAXROD, pantagruel
Yes, we saw auras around everyone and it was the best Hard to Handle ever. Total Eclipse of the Moon indeed. You can hear Dave Clark whoop when Pig starts Hard to Handle, and I remember Bobby telling Bertando to back up with his tape recorder and thinking "hey he can't do that". So glad he did. My favorite show I think, though some of the later Winterland shows were great as well. I am blessed to have seen the band in their best years, raw and full of energy. Only wish I'd seen the 60's shows, but I can crank them up on the stereo and close my eyes and I'm right THERE!
Either the 5th or 6th was my first concert. The only identifier would be that Jerry broke a string on St. Stephen. It was very hot. I remember the crew coming out throwing water on the front of the crowd. My memory is somewhat unsure from too much acid. I could not find my car so I had to wait for everyone else to leave. Great concert.
Up to this time this was the finest Grateful Dead Concert I'd ever seen. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Although not a long show by 72 standards, I sensed something very special. Opening the 2nd set with St Stephen. WOW. What a set list!
In less than a year, 9 months to be exact, what I sensed that night about this group being very special came to fruition.