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Awalt High School - May 18, 1967

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Awalt High School

May 18, 1967

Mountain View, CA US

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setlist.com lists only "louie louie". I would love to come across a recording of this.

"You know the one thing we need is a left handed monkey wrench....."

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Awalt High School

My husband Greg (Awalt class of 69) was at this show too. He remembers that the actual Chester F. Awalt attended the show with his wife. My Awalt sat there in his suit, digging the music no doubt.

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I was also at the Dead Concert

I remember that the Greatful Dead sang at our high school (Awalt) in the fall of 1966 (pretty sure it was 1966). They sang one of their first hit songs (can't think of what it was) and they played so loud that I had to walk out of the auditorium to give my ears a rest. I was pretty straight in those days and was not that impressed by them but 44 years later it always brings back a great memory of the 1960s.

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I remember getting tossed out this show.

I went there with two friends and we snuck in and then got bounced because we didn't go to Awalt. After that we hung out by the door and listened for a while and they (the school people) got upset so we left and went to get high.

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here are some tickets for the awalt show

http://www.lonestardeadradio.com/ploggerb2.1/index.php?level=picture&id=186

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The Dead at Awalt High

After all of these years, my memory of this event is very clear. I can assure you all that the Dead did indeed play an afternoon concert in the gym at Awalt High. I know this because if played guitar in the warmup band that went on before the Dead! Our band was called Gross Exaggeration - We were together for about four years and played at many school dances, teen clubs and youth centers. Our drummer, Don Zerga, was a student at Awalt - A friend of his whose name I can't remember, was the guy that organized the concert - They needed a warmup band and asked us if we were interested. We jumped at the chance - I don't think we even got paid. We did it because we thought leading off for the Dead would help our band. We played for about 45 minutes - I don't remember most of the songs we played but I do remember that our last song was Light My Fire. It had just come out and was a great way to end our afternoon. So, there you have it. This concert did indeed take place - I only wish I'd saved one of the advertising posters.

- Rick Boitano

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The Dead at Awalt High

After all of these years, my memory of this event is very clear. I can assure you all that the Dead did indeed play an afternoon concert in the gym at Awalt High. I know this because if played guitar in the warmup band that went on before the Dead! Our band was called Gross Exaggeration - We were together for about four years and played at many school dances, teen clubs and youth centers. Our drummer, Don Zerga, was a student at Awalt - A friend of his whose name I can't remember, was the guy that organized the concert - They needed a warmup band and asked us if we were interested. We jumped at the chance - I don't think we even got paid. We did it because we thought leading off for the Dead would help our band. We played for about 45 minutes - I don't remember most of the songs we played but I do remember that our last song was Light My Fire. It had just come out and was a great way to end our afternoon. So, there you have it. This concert did indeed take place - I only wish I'd saved one of the advertising posters.

- Rick Boitano

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I was there !

I was a senior at Awalt and remember it well ! over the years I mentioned the Dead played at our school and most people said yea sure...WELL THEY DID! I remember it was hot inside and I think Pigpen yelled out "Open some fn doors" And I remember "Good Morning Little School Girl" COOL !On a side not I remember drummer Don Zerga mentioned above by rickboitano...hell of a drummer he was .

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Awalt High School - May 18, 1967