Oakland Coliseum Stadium - June 8, 1974
June 08, 1974
billing: GD; Beach Boys; NRPS; Commander Cody
Set List:Promised Land
Brown Eyed Women
Me and Bobby McGee
It Must Have Been the Roses
Me and My Uncle
Greatest Story Ever Told
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Around and Around
Ship of Fools
Playin' in the Band
Playin' in the Band
Eyes of the World
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
tomzanica, nitecat, Donald Goddard, Catatonic-Pilgrim, impossible ronnie, Smiley53, Jack of Diamonds, andychatfield, foolio, davetnitro, stevenmorley, UpTil4, ForrestInFallbrook, meme1, garyd54, zigmeisterxiv, Pax, winterland12, HalSF, Ffejrey, johnburton, steve2973, buckeroobonzai, maschae, mcrosno, jonod, Allen4dead, Uptown Tommy D, Missi Lynn, dfong74, Rainbowjohn, hmdavis, corrycorry2005, fenerio, the phone guy, Ungnome, jimbirish, lojbud, musickatman, westking101, spaceck, Gypsy Cowgirl, Timberline Rose, oldgratefulman, .-_.-_.-_, Planetary_Refugee, Scarf-Juggler, geoffgould, wildwestjohn, Deaddad, mythical_ethical_icicle_tricycle, mustawas, beeesr, stefantownsend, granfallooon, grt4dead, Tundraa72, wolff, jupe, tahoejimbo420, DMG, sunash, ram, creeping_socialist, JayLif, drchampagne, Zomby D Wulf, tonstar, Keido, poorboy, Don Swanner, rleeb727, DarkStar-TheOtherOne, bear7140, mandala, Bruce Rogers, weirfreakin
My first ever Dead show and have been hooked ever since. Jerry no beard and the Wall of Sound ...was truely great!
I flew up to Oakland for this one, my ninth Dead show, on the now defunct Air California airline. I met a really swell girl, and things were going great, but at some point during the G.D. portion of the show, I passed out/fell asleep (too many beers). When I woke up, the Dead were still playing, but the girl was long gone!
The Playing in the Band is un-friggin'-beleivable, my all-time favorite! It hits deep spaces that are usually reserved for only the best Dark Stars. Wharf Rat is relaxed and very soulful.
My second Dead show. Alot of my friends went to this together. I specifically remember Scarlet Begonias, US Blues and Casey Jones!! One of the first of many Day on the Green concerts. I remember Phil and his glasses, I was thinking, "man that guy looks old wearing those glasses". I was 14 at the time. I was just starting to get familiar with the Dead. KJ
Shared the bill w/the Beach Boys and there was a mild socialogical dilemma from those (BB fans) not bussed in!
Does any of you recall if this was the show where
totally out of the blue Jerry danced a quick little jig?
Also I believe I saw Phil kicking back way up on a
speaker cabinet in the 'Wall'.
That was a gig ten times over!
First of 150+ shows for me; out-of-this world sound system; sunshine, thick smoke, loud, loud music; heavenly vibes; stoic, beardless, Jerry did give a kick of his leg as the shivering electricity jolted through the Coliseum; I was too high to not notice; Phil shaking the temple walls; oh my, what a day!
Ah yes the wall of sound...amazing sound, so discrete and beautiful.