March 11, 1968
with Tom Constanten - also: Cream
My first Dead show. I dug the first record w/ Golden Road, what a good sound. But, the brothers in the Dead must have taken the blue acid because they couldn't play. Micky was doing just fine. I said to my friends, "Why is that good jazz drummer playing with a shity rock band?" My teenage brain couldn't figure it out even though I had passed the test previously, thanks Stanley - White Lightning. Jack Bruce was the bomb that night playing and singing his ass off, remarkable - before Clapton was singing Crossroads. Later I saw the Dead at a Winterland new years show where they sounded great. The Rex Foundation always had an annual show at Cal Expo. Loved em baby, miss em baby.
I don't remember seeing Tim C at this show. We were not on the El train that night. Saw Mobey Grape, Hendrix, Joni M, Vanilla Fudge, The Who, Them, Zappa, Dave Clark 5, Trogs, Doors and others at this venue over the years.
... Tim L was there... ;^)