Bickershaw Festival - May 7, 1972
May 07, 1972
Bill Kreutzmann's 26th birthday - also: NRPS
Beat it on Down the Line
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Black Throated Wind
Next Time You See Me
Playing in the Band
Greatest Story Ever Told
Big Boss Man
Ramble On Rose
The Other One
Sing Me Back Home
Turn On Your Lovelight
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
Guernsey deadhead, scottman, derivative25, Hezekiah, mark606, Dogdays Choice, andychatfield, jimi-ro, gordysutherland, aussiejohn, beat51uk, SteveLenton, 1970_ripple, Nick Carnac, Wayfarer, hightimeloser, deadgreyhead, welsh pedro, Estimated Scotsman, ozdh, daveattheplough, SIRMick, jackadiamonds, derek noble, Amsterhammer, worldbridger, db, mrpomfrit, senor61, email@example.com, Cliff.s, mcganahan skjellyfetti, himagain, darkstar52, Junglies, richardj, grubby, MaddieDigital, Urbanhermit, Chris Ripple, iainrphillips, keithr, roboak, Rich-Craft, RippleEffect, outpost, Graham52, JackStrawBrighton, nathael, ChinaMoggy, deadeasy, simonrob, terrapin53, paulholly, deadkat, tonyL, simon_phillips2
I was in my last year of high school, a few of us drove up from St. Albans. My bud A.B. and I happened by as a few locals opened the fence and we all jumped though...I lost touch with the guys I came with but made good friends with a bunch of good people...
The Festival was great and the Dead were the high-light for me... I met a lovely young lady...She was visiting from the states too...We hitched a ride back south rolling multi-tiered joints as we rolled.. We parted ways...Then i got a ride with a sweet couple of newly-weds and we saw a rain-bow...Happy Trails!
The festival started on Friday evening and it I can't remember if it ever stopped raining
...it rained solidly through Saturday night and into Sunday. Stopped raining roughly when the New Riders played, but....
.... the sun came out as the Dead came on stage!!!
And that's true - to my memory, at least.
I'm sure I remember Bob saying "we don't play that stuff anymore" when people were shouting for St Stephen as well as saying later how cold it was despite some kind of fan heaters being there.
I also remember Bob saying that about St Stephen. He also looked off the stage and said "I don't know what you're burning down there, but it smells awful". I think there was another comment about "it's colder than Hell up here". Apparently the space heater helped but made it difficult to keep the guitars in tune, so they were almost relieved when it packed up. These problems may be why they did not put any material from Bickershaw on Europe '72.