Thelma Theater - December 10, 1969
December 10, 1969
list incomplete between "Dire Wolf" and "Casey Jones"
A tiny little club on the Sunset Strip..A woman handed out copies of "Live Dead" prior to it being released..we sat crossed legged on the floor maybe ten feet from the band..
Notice no set list so I note Black Queen was played on this date as heard on satellite radio on April 11, 2010.
... Picasso Moon that day too. Picasso Moooooooooooooooooooon
Grateful Dead Live at Thelma Theater on 1969-12-10 - Grateful Dead
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Black Peter, Me & My Uncle, Cold Rain & Snow, Mama Tried > High Time, Easy Wind, Dire Wolf, Casey Jones*, Good Morning Little School Girl*, Morning Dew*, Black Queen* > Turn On Your Love Light*, Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Cosmic Charlie
I was at the December 10 Dead concert at Thelma. There were two sit-down (and I do mean sit down -- there were no chairs) concerts that evening in a very intimate setting. I attended with two friends, one of whom, named Molly, had gone to school with Bill Kreutzmann in Palo Alto, and we were let in through a back door. After the first set, everyone was kicked out to make room for another group of customers, but a gentleman named Owsley Stanley (!!) ushered us into a space behind the speakers, offered us three tall glasses of water, and told us to hide out until the next group of concertgoers came in. About halfway through the second concert -- as best as I can recall since I was pretty high -- Stephen Stills sat in. At the end of the evening, Phil Lesh walked up to us, thrust out his guitar, and said something like "It's made out of wood and steel and makes music."
Re: Thelma. Rumor had it that the venue was set up by a wealthy woman (Thelma?) for her son to host rock concerts.