Winterland Arena - March 20, 1977
March 20, 1977
*broadcast on King Biscuit Flour Hour
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble on Rose
Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Samson and Delilah
The Other One
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
Djmizzy, aikomark, papainferno, jamessoai, chocolope023, purplekush023, WALSTI BROOKLYN, deschamp52, nitecat, gwatsodead, Dealin' Dave, spino, 101874winterland, impossible ronnie, ccsunshine, Don_Draper, Malbuff, Sugarmagkauai, blake wood, 1jackstraw9, stevenmorley, chrowe, UpTil4, meggyo58, cduplsu, Doctorpat, bncasey744, garyd54, winterland12, Rosinbagger, MadDog in Denver, earthballeric, berthabetrue, johnburton, steve2973, kimdance, stevehead, mcrosno, okeedeaddave, jonod, theotherone2, smithmm, Larree, ffej55, ganderson9754, Rainbowjohn, samba, hmdavis, kgetta, geraldmmcclain, foxtail, tilesteve, fenerio, thndrbill, the phone guy, padrig, rlTripp, westking101, hfntuna, spaceck, Gypsy Cowgirl, Skjellyfetti, Scarf-Juggler, carlaplattwatercolors, bsea41, Deaddad, jacofny, mblackburn, crypticalenvelopmint, threesaints2003, mustawas, westsiderider, Ouizzzl, granfallooon, Wino, juicediva, Lindy8018, wolff, JayLif, bigsky, drchampagne, Zomby D Wulf, tonstar, slaidlaw, poorboy, zygster, rleeb727, Radon Denada, atomicknot, DarkStar-TheOtherOne, Jackaroses, Thom, bear7140, Bruce Rogers, dreamtime, almanac, freeform
I didn't understand the Dead phenomenon at the time and thought they were just an electrified Country Swing band. I later realized the error of my ways, after reading The Electric Koolaid Acid Trip by Tom Wolfe and discovering the Dead for what they really were while living in Germany.
This may be the best show I attended- I was in SF for spring break- what a pleasant surprise to find out that the dead were playing too!
A very satisfying show, but after "US Blues" my two friends decided to head back to the car; we'd been on our feet all night on the Winterland floor, and they were ready for a joint break. "The show's over anyway," they said. "I got a feeling it isn't," I replied. "You never know with these guys." They split, and five minutes later the band was back, carefully stepping through the opening bars of "Terrapin Station," which became a twenty-minute "rare and different tune," brand-new music which held the remaining audience spellbound. For years I thought it was the first-ever "Terrapin." Now I know it wasn't, but that doesn't change a thing for me.
Returning to the car afterward (yes, amazingly, they waited!) all I could tell the guys was, "Well, uh, you all missed it."