Warfield Theater - March 29, 1983
March 29, 1983
sound check: Comes A Time, China Doll (2x) - benefit concert
Set List:Jack Straw
Little Red Rooster
Ramble on Rose
It's All Over Now
My Brother Esau
Big Railroad Blues
Greatest Story Ever Told
Help on the Way
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Johnny B. Goode
Attendees of this show
duke3522, bousada, snafu, Calif Bill, Sugarmagkauai, shrinkrap50, shannonsapitbull, ChinaRider77, cryptl1028, grateful hawaiian, mmtapeop, smarcus, Dancin Dave, HowlinHippie, a_Wolf_in_Paradise, AlaskaDeadHead1, swirlygirl116, gascap13, misterglen, digitunes, Heynow from The Well, gjs56, Lex Luthers Mom, pat L, kimdance, tcrider, whipple, mcrosno, Mick Flaire, MissReddin, Sleepingdragon777, mornin_dew, Rainbowjohn, bucks-yellow van, kgetta, WaywardBill, whitebird, thndrbill, rlkaminsky, Johnny_A, the phone guy, NickPannozzo, ketch22, jdascout, AoxoA, Gypsy Cowgirl, grapefuldave, Skjellyfetti, West.August, Ted S, eddpao, mwulfman, Valerie Stevenson, daphne, fishnow, threesaints2003, mustawas, lafingh2o, johnieappel, Ouizzzl, hedarobi5, rlrs, mkz, robcork, kenco, gratefuldoc, Straw, cutter, batcavejoe, DantheMan, theotherDan, Tom Thumb, cthone, Bobby33914, Gr8ful, JayLif, drchampagne, Wendy, kezardead, rleeb727, DrkStr, marlo, radar, Duggles, Greg MQ, mandala, dreamtime, rodger allinson
Back in 1983 I was living in Madison, Wisconsin. One night, a few weeks before this run of benefit shows, I ordered a pizza, and the delivery guy noticed I was wearing a Grateful Dead T-shirt. We struck up a conversation, and he told me he heard that mail order tickets for shows just about anywhere would now be available. A few weeks later I had tickets in hand for this night. After a two and a half day bus ride there I was, on Market Street in front of the Warfield Theater. As I entered, I suspected my seat (there was theater seating on the floor back then) was likely somewhere in the back, but the usher kept walking me further, and further up towards the front. Imagine my surprise when I ended up in the third row, so close I felt as though I could reach out and touch the band. I had one hell of a time at this show. Thanks to the band, and everyone at GD Tickets for setting up the mail order service, and giving me a great experience I'll never forget!
I had been hired in early February to help set up and run a mail order ticket sales office for Grateful Dead Productions. My cousin by marriage, Eddie Washington, had volunteered for the job and remembered that I had worked at BASS tickets (specifically on the mail order for the 15 night run at The Warfield) and called me up to ask if I wanted a "part-time job that will only last about six weeks." I had been unemployed for the previous six months and said, "hell yes! What is it?" He told me and I was thrilled...just a few months earlier I had to sit outside the second Frost Amphitheatre show because I couldn't get a ticket!
It was the start of a very long strang and wonderful working experience!
Thank you, and Stay In Touch!
cool tales Steve!
Maybe I was at these shows, were they acoustic?