Winterland Arena - December 31, 1971
December 31, 1971
FM broadcast KSAN-San Francisco - billing: GD; NRPS; Yogi Phlegm - first "Big River" - first "Chinatown Shuffle" - last "Dancin": 12-17-70b  - last "Same Thing": 06-06-67 [552
Attendees of this show
deschamp52, nitecat, jra-sm, Donald Goddard, dancin dean, ssberg, hippiechick490, stepineden72, niel, JimmieJi, Silverhawk6, ForrestInFallbrook, berthabetrue, mcrosno, okeedeaddave, moses, Missi Lynn, Goreski, Rainbowjohn, Budleyak, rio de la mar, the phone guy, jerry not garcia, saint michael, Gypsy Cowgirl, oldgratefulman, Grateful Bill, kickincoyote, docks of the city, Cliph55, headwall07, cutter, Roserunner, drmikie, ram, JayLif, Zomby D Wulf, Wendy, Keido, tramp, poorboy, tcrawford, Clearlight, fogzone, bear7140, mandala, dreamtime
ew Riders Of The Purple Sage
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
opened for Grateful Dead, Yogi Phlegm also performed
1-Six Days On The Road
2-I Don't Know You
4-Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
8-Truck Drivin' Man
9-Garden Of Eden
10-Hello Mary Lou
11-Runnin' Back To You
12-I Don't Need No Doctor
13-Last Lonely Eagle
Actually that MAY have been canned music, Crosby's "Music is Love" soon took over as the curtain raiser & closer, replacing "Whiter Shade of Pale" for Bill Graham shows.
I have vague memories of having attended two dead shows by accident previously when my parents took me to see the Mamas & the Papas at Monterey Pop and the Berkeley Community Theater. Both times the Dead played, but I don't remember any of their shows.
I was 16, going on 17 when I was lucky enough to go to with my best friend Dan and his older brothers.
It was really fun at the show being at the front of the stage, it was like a sea of people, all happy and swirling around.
A pretty wild thing happened to me at that show. I was at the front of the stage, and during a break in songs Pigpen came staggering out from behind the drums with a bottle of champagne. He came to the edge of the stage, and held the bottle out offering it to us. We all shoved our hands out, and he slapped it into my hand! Instantly I was roughly pulled down to the floor by every other guy, and I gripped the bottle and hung on, promising everyone a taste of the champagne. I kept the bottle, and have it to this day. That was the only show I saw Pigpen. What a wild initiation to the Dead Experience!
It was a fun show, but believe it or not, it didn't win me over, because when I heard they were playing again in March, I skipped it because I had just seen them! Oh my I was so young and innocent!
That summer I listened to reel recordings of Harpur College 1970,courtesy of David, and I realized this was a seriously great band.
I went to San Jose in August, and two Berkeley Community Theater shows in August right before the famous Field Trip show, and that hooked me! Changed my life, literally. I count myself fortunate to have been turned on so early and to have seen the band for so many years at so many shows. Those were the daze...
My first show that I remember. I was 16, going on 17. I went with my best friend and his older brothers. This the only show I remember seeing pig. He gave me a bottle of champagne, but that's a story I'll tell another day... Lotta fun, but it didn't quite take, I skipped the March '72 show because I had just seen them!! Ha Ha, my loss! I got it later in '72 at the August Berkeley Community Theater shows, tripping dark star did it for me! I've been seriously hooked ever since.