• Campus Stadium - May 20, 1973
    afternoon concert - also: NRPS

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  • Bertha
    Me and My Uncle
    Box of Rain
    Deal
    Looks Like Rain
    Tennessee Jed
    The Race Is On
    China Cat Sunflower
    I Know You Rider
    Beat it on Down the Line
    They Love Each Other
    Playing in the Band

    Promised Land
    Brown Eyed Women
    Mexicali Blues
    Row Jimmy
    Jack Straw
    Big Railroad Blues
    Greatest Story Ever Told
    Here Comes Sunshine
    Big River
    Loser
    El Paso
    Casey Jones

    Truckin'
    The Other One
    Eyes of the World
    Stella Blue
    Sugar Magnolia

    Johnny B. Goode

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afternoon concert - also: NRPS
setlist
Bertha
Me and My Uncle
Box of Rain
Deal
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
The Race Is On
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Beat it on Down the Line
They Love Each Other
Playing in the Band

Promised Land
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
Big Railroad Blues
Greatest Story Ever Told
Here Comes Sunshine
Big River
Loser
El Paso
Casey Jones

Truckin'
The Other One
Eyes of the World
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Johnny B. Goode
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Daniel A. DincherCan you put it on some discs and sell them?
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some true friends (and fellow ucsb alum) found this poster in a friends garage and gave it to me...i've cherished it for years, but always wondered what it's worth (not that i'd ever part with it)...anyone know? wish i were lucky enough to have seen the band on campus back in the day...
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anyone know what time they played until?
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I remember that a speaker fell fro the left stack (facing the band) and crashed too close to a child on stage. One of the crew climbed the scaffolding with a knife held is his teeth. No other memories. Too Bad.
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Although I cannot find any mention of it in Warren Zevon's Widipedia writeup, and this official listing says NRPS was the opening group, I'm almost 100% certain that it was Zevon that opened for the Dead that concert. I distinctly remember being all the way up at the top of the stadium bleachers opposite the stage, listening to "Werewolves..." and marvelling that after a while, the whole crowd started booing him b/c they wanted to hear the Dead! The only way I can figure that I'm wrong about this memory is that it was NRPS doing a cover of "Werewolves" and I assumed the group performing was Zevon??? It was definitely not the Beach Boys, though... as close as I can recall...
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I believe they played until about 8pm!! That UCSB concet was such a mellow event from start to finish: after standing on line for maybe an hour in the morning, they simply let everyone walk down the road leading to Campus Stadium and just walk in where ever they wanted to go. Everyone could simply set up blankets on the field in front of the stage, beach chairs, picnic, whatever. As I described above, after listening to who I thought was Zevon at the farthest point in the stadium away from the stage, when the Dead started playing, I was able to casually walk right up to the chainlink fence in front of the stage - maybe 30' or so in front of and just to the right of Jerry - where I stayed for the whole time. In fact, check out this link: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__MBlWvx9Cy8/S3l79wxwErI/AAAAAAAABfk/J9xJy3-ZL… to a photo posted on www.DeadListening.com. If you look at that photo, in the very bottom corner on the right is the top of someone's head: that's exactly where I was standing!
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Here's to Jerry and the Boys, 40 yrs later!! I just found some video of this concert -- search on YouTube for "Grateful Dead Live at Stadium U C Santa Barbara 1973 05 20 Reel 2 Super8 (15A)" .
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i saw it fall too. towards stage right. i was near the front of the crowd, just a few people back from the from the edge of the stage.
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New Riders opened. Show ended around 8-8:15. Dead came on around 2-2:30 and ended 6 hours later. Took two long breaks. Wonderful wonderful show and day. Everything so mellow and laid back. Really the end of that sort of atmosphere. Saw them again next year at same venue and there was twice the crowd.
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you're right, it was zevon, and he was swigging from a fifth of Smirnoff on the edge of his keyboard... I was up front with friends from SB and SD.
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rode up through Malibu in rusty's '52 two-toned jaguar sedan; the kind with the rosewood interior and wood trays that folded down from the back seat like on an airliner.... those came in handy.... think we were rolling brotherhood thai.... met drenick in SB, and then on to the show. show was at the football stadium (such as it was) at UCSB. definitely remember the WALL OF SOUND, OMG! also remember the speaker falling and busting up when it hit the stage..... and a good time was had by all....
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    doctorK
    1 year 8 months ago
    UCSB Bowl concert 5/20/73
    New Riders of the Purple Sage were the opening band.
  • srfnsom
    1 year 11 months ago
    73 sb
    rode up through Malibu in rusty's '52 two-toned jaguar sedan; the kind with the rosewood interior and wood trays that folded down from the back seat like on an airliner.... those came in handy.... think we were rolling brotherhood thai.... met drenick in SB, and then on to the show. show was at the football stadium (such as it was) at UCSB. definitely remember the WALL OF SOUND, OMG! also remember the speaker falling and busting up when it hit the stage..... and a good time was had by all....
  • srfnsom
    1 year 11 months ago
    warren z.
    you're right, it was zevon, and he was swigging from a fifth of Smirnoff on the edge of his keyboard... I was up front with friends from SB and SD.
  • mhammond12
    4 years 2 months ago
    I Was There
    New Riders opened. Show ended around 8-8:15. Dead came on around 2-2:30 and ended 6 hours later. Took two long breaks. Wonderful wonderful show and day. Everything so mellow and laid back. Really the end of that sort of atmosphere. Saw them again next year at same venue and there was twice the crowd.
  • wilros
    5 years ago
    falling speaker
    i saw it fall too. towards stage right. i was near the front of the crowd, just a few people back from the from the edge of the stage.