Grateful Dead

Winterland Arena - December 31, 1971

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Winterland Arena

December 31, 1971

San Francisco, CA US

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FM broadcast KSAN-San Francisco - billing: GD; NRPS; Yogi Phlegm - first "Big River" - first "Chinatown Shuffle" - last "Dancin": 12-17-70b [86] - last "Same Thing": 06-06-67 [552

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opening act

ew Riders Of The Purple Sage
12/31/71
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
3-Rainbow
4-Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
5-Sailin'
6-Henry
7-Portland Woman
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
14-Louisiana lady

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Actually that MAY have been

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.

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First show I remember

I was also an 18 year old virgin, I had 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.

This show I was lucky enough to go to with my best friend Dan and his older brother, thanks David!

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...

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Ah the Memories...

My first show (that I remember) I was 16, going on 17. Lotta fun, but it didn't quite take, I skipped the March /72 show because I had just seen them!! I got it later in '72.

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Winterland Arena - December 31, 1971