Jai-Alai Fronton - December 12, 1978
December 12, 1978
Looks Like Rain
Me and My Uncle
Ramble on Rose
New Minglewood Blues
Music Never Stopped
Brown Eyed Women
Eyes of the World
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
My first show...with my late friend Mitch. Just the beginning of a very long strange one...
Worked show as security for Jai Alai Fronton...saw soundcheck (Shakedown Street)...grabbed to go backstage after show, ended up cooking steaks for band in backstage area...saw everybody get in limos except Jerry...as it was after 2 AM was left there by my buddies...pulled up park bench outside venue only to have Miami's finest drive me all the way back to my college in NW Miami (a good cop story, one of the few)...A night to remember!!!!!
This was a lot of fun! I was in high school and working at Peaches Records in Fort Lauderdale. One of my fellow employees was a big Deadhead and encouraged me to go. Our aisle at the show was mostly from the record store. What was so cool was my buddy whispering to me during parts of the show; "Check out Phil" or "Dig on Jerry" This show cemented my following the Dead. Even one guy I knew from the store, who wasn't a big Dead fan, was singing along to "Ramble on Rose." Good memories.
This was my 18th Birthday and what a great way to Celebrate. It was my freshman year in College and I remember making out with one of the girls we drove down from school with, Suzy Skateboard