Grateful Dead

Awalt High School - May 18, 1967

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Awalt High School

May 18, 1967

Mountain View, CA US

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Joined: Jun 16 2007
Hmmm...

According to Deadlists, there was no show on 5-18-67. I knew something was fishy here... or was there really a show at this high school on this date??

What's the deal?

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Joined: Aug 9 2007
The Dead at Awalt

I was there. It happened. I couldn't tell you anything about what they played. They played in a corner of the gymnasium. Paul in CA

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Who has the recording?

I missed this show because I was busy being born at San Francisco Children's Hospital that night.

Please, if anyone can find this show, I will trade well. Thank you!

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Joined: Oct 6 2007
awalt show

We did have a Dead concert at Awalt, or at least that is what I remember. But you know the old saying, "If you lived through the 60's, you don't remember them." My first visit to the Avilon, the Dead were playing, strobe lights, pulsing light shows, phosphorescent painting on the floor. Some strange sweet smoky incense. Mommies with babies, people in tuxedos... A little different for a kid from Los Altos. I was aware that I was not in Kansas, and when I came home, I was not the same. As I was in charge of having a concert, I asked my friend Mike K who he thought we should get. He said the Grateful Dead. I said "Mike you must be putting me on" Mike said "No" I said "What" Mike said, "You can do what you want but..." And then he said he knew where they lived in the City and that he would go up and knock on the door and ask them to play. Well yada yada yada, one thing lead to another and the next thing I knew, the Dead were in the Gym, psychedelic lights, smoky incense, and I am talking with some author named Kesey who drove a wild bus down from La Honda.

My only regret is that I did not save a poster. A few years ago a friend from Awalt and a great Dead collector told me he had to halves of tickets for that show. He told me if I met him at the corner he would sell them to me. I went down to the corner and that devil meet me there, he took my twenty dollar bill and vanished in the air. I haven't seen him since, but I would love to see some poster or tickets. Well that is the way I remember it, that is my story and I am sticking with it.

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Joined: Mar 3 2009
Dead played the sock hop - yessirree

I was there. Happened to run across this page while googling something else and thought I'd toss in my assurances that, yup, it happened. In the gym at Awalt High. It was an afternoon sock hop - and if you have to ask what a sock hop is (or was), well, check with your grand-parents.

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Joined: May 26 2007
and this

was before tie-dye socks too!

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I was a Freshman! Pigpen and Jerry Garcia waved to me .

I was at that show too! The Dead came early and walked around the pool where I had last period. They waved lazily at the three of us still in the water. The concert was the loudest thing I have ever heard! Yes, I have my ticket stub still!!! $1.50 Diane

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Hey Diane

can you upload your ticket stub to appease the cynics?

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." Albert Einstein

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Joined: Aug 13 2009
Im sorry

I just saw this request. I will send as as soon as possible. diane

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I was there too

A junior..talked with them behind the pool after the show...Garcia had helped teach one of my croos country teamates, Derek Krough..the banjo....

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Awalt High School - May 18, 1967