Rose Palace - March 21, 1969
March 21, 1969
also: Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Jethro Tull
I was fourteen and a half.
I was a little Anglophile back then too, and had bought Jethro Tull's album as an import from Poobah, so I was pretty amped to see them as well.
I was just learning how to play guitar and idolized Garcia. Spent hours with my head stuck in my lousy mono records player listing to Anthem of the Sun, floating on his crystalline arpeggios. Seeing him live did not disappoint.
I don't remember much about the show other than they started off with a rowdy Good Morning Little School and slipped into space jam and then were out. Short set, or so it seemed.
I think this was the only run where the Dead were teamed up with Jethro Tull!!! Too bad they didn't have a working relationship. I'm sure Jerry could have used Ian Anderson's flute in a couple of the Dead's songs. I wish the Dead could have covered Tull classics such as "Aqualung" or "Locomotive Breath" or "Minstrel In The Gallery."