Jai-Alai Fronton - June 22, 1974
June 22, 1974
sound check: "Nobody's Jam"> "Other One", "Jam"> "Space"> "Jam"> "Stella Blue" intro
Set List:Promised Land
Greatest Story Ever Told
Me and Bobby McGee
The Race is On
It Must Have Been the Roses
Playin' in the Band
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Me and My Uncle
Ship of Fools
Eyes of the World
Johnny B. Goode
Attendees of this show
i'm not sure if I attended this show or the next night but they definately covered Not Fade Away/Going Down the Road
The night the Bus picked me up.
I didn't go to this show, but I've been to the venue. I used to travel to Florida a lot when I was younger and one time I visited Miami Jai-alai with my parents. I noticed that the fronton is basically a large auditorium with a huge stage, caged in at the front. My first impression of the place was that any band could take it over when the Jai-alai players were off. The auditorium was a perfect venue for a concert.
I know that Jimi Hendrix was scheduled to play here in July 1970 but I am not sure that the gig actually took place. Iron Butterfly also was booked a few months later. I am not surprised to learn that the Dead set up shop here for some shows in '74.
I wonder how many recent concerts were booked at frontons. They are definitely good venues.