Barton Hall - May 8, 1977
May 08, 1977
General Admission: $7.50
Set List:New Minglewood Blues
They Love Each Other
Brown Eyed Women
Dancin' in the Streets
Fire on the Mountain
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
jrandesi, Burl Brother Skip, Mayor of Bay Terrace, ketut, andychatfield, stooch, Gr8ful Ed, yeager419, 1jackstraw9, dough4boy, dpvrai, ggdead, lynch, a16 1943, Cozmic Eddie, roseagle, pmiller56, dgi295, dangerousdave911, chefbren, swim2birds, swirlygirl116, peterg512000, docmark, jbentzr, bjrdead, nymets69, jackstraw27, grtfuld, bejosh, IceCreamKid2, Grateful Patriot, FreakDaddy, philmaywalt, mopro, vootie, Kropotkin, AlanSheckter, stealyourboognish, mochant, pchasmar, cosmicdave, shapman, duval49, Wiilybru, Dice, whatthefunk, old but not dead, dsagem57, Bo, bigdancingbear, Uncle Jimmie, tspitzer, gregp123, Terry Tolkin, nuclearflea, edeadhead, hims, chetwis, bribenk, djgold14, Gratefullawyer, MattMan, wilber57, Tony_S, rmcclintock, rosenotis, jebaad, Bear549, dgoldstein2, TC_Wharf Rat, MacGeek, frigdead, SatNightDead, rjwiener, DrkStr, joeybug69, JohnnyD, garyfish, BlackandWhite.Peter, kennyony, jmjs77, stu, Larry K, rodger allinson, Spender
Nothing ridiculous about snow n sleet in upstate ny in May, unfortunately!
Incomparable show. We were right up front, just feet from the boys (and Donna).
Slipped and slid all the way back to Albany with two tripping dudes in the back that hitched a ride. Every now and then one yells out "Watch out!" as something comes at him through the windshield out of the falling snow. Arrived Albany 6 am, kicked out the tripping dudes at the bus station, and went straight to 8 am class at SUNY
Mother's Day - raining all afternoon - then snow falling as we left - great show - great dancing - great town - Bobby & Phil return to Barton Hall on Valentine's Day 2010 - 33 years later ! ! ! young deadheads are always impressed and amazed when they find out I was there ! ! ! because everybody has the tape - wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world
May 8, 1977 Barton Hall, Cornell University was my 2nd Grateful Dead show. My first Grateful Dead concert was at Colt Park, Hartford, Ct 8/2/1976.
My first Jerry Garcia Band show was at the Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Ct.
We spent the weekend at my girlfriends dorm at Ithaca College, and the day of the show the weather was sunny and around 60 degrees. By the time we got in line early to avoid the 1/2 door crush, it was raining and the temperature was dropping rapidly. When we left the show it was snowing, and by the next day we had 14" of snow in Northwestern Ct., where I lived at the time. I will never forget the sight of Deadheads shivering in the doorways of downtown Cornell after the show. Many people had arrived with nothing more than shorts, t-shirts and sandals.
We found a comfortable spot in the middle of the gymnasium floor, but later moved up to the front of stage left by Keith.
The show was simply amazing, it felt like I was tripping just smoking good weed. At the time I thought it was just another good night for the Dead. It wasn't until the 90's I began to realize what a seminal moment in the Dead's history I was lucky enough to witness. Dancing, Scarlet, Fire, and Morning Dew, were epic as noted by so many people. It was the only time I ever heard them play St. Stephen with the proper intro, the way it should be.
My only disapointment was watching Keith play, wasted on heroin, smoking a cigarette with his left hand while playing piano. This was the beginning of the end for Keith and Donna as they began the slow, but inevitable downward spiral, completely wasting their talent on heroin, especially Donna's voice which sounded horrible in a very short time. The Dead were never great vocalists, but Jerry, Bob and Phil still sounded good together at this time. By the time the 80's rolled around Donna and Phil had lost their beautiful high harmonies, and Keith was just useless. I do remember the garbage piles in the back of the auditorium, and Bob's take a step back routine. The show was general admission if you can believe it.
This show for me was the perfect convergence of positive forces, and I will always have such wonderful memories, especially since my first Jerry show, and my first Dead show at Colt Park were marred by violence and weirdness, all the result of Hell's Angel type security people. The Barton Hall show was all peace and love, what a feeling!
hey now- anyone kind enough to hook me with a CD of this show?
I too would really really really love to get my hands on a CD of this show!! I've heard only parts of it, just enough to agree with all of the comments, that this show was something special. PLEASE contact me if you have access to CDs of this, I'd be Grateful!
Maybe the reason Keith sounded so bad in the 80s is because HE WAS DEAD in 1980. Apparently Donna came back to life.
Otherwise, this was a great show. However, it has become somewhat deified. The extended strumming Jerry did on the Dew was matched at other points in other shows with the sustain about as long during this time period.
Still, you do know why this one makes it into almost everybody's top ten. If you can't, put it in again and turn it up!
his job is to shed light, not to master.
We traveled up and down east coast in '77...Bubba ...Fatkid ...Weasel ...shows were unreal and the people we met and times we had were the days of our lives ....Weasel worked for the band setting up drums and to provide product for the roadies...to be included and treated like family was very special...Garcia loved the brooklyn boys and ny hells angels....a different breed ....never will forget