Club Agora - November 29, 1970
November 29, 1970
"Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" tuning before "NFA" - first "Bobby McGee" - also: NRPS
Dead were originally scheduled to do two shows but equipment got in late and so only one long set? This club had a rocky history in the 70's (open and closed, open and closed) but is now the Newport Music Hall. Located across from The Ohio State University Campus on High Street. I saw lots of bands there in the 70's, before I left town. Columbus was never a great music town in the 70's, anyway.
Dead sold their PA to the club owners at the end of this tour, so a big chuck of the Dead PA was in use for some time afterwards.
Don't Ease Me In, Cumberland Blues, Beat It On Down The Line, Next Time You See Me, Morning Dew, Brokedown Palace, Me And Bobby McGee, Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Me & My Uncle, Casey Jones Dire Wolf, Good Lovin
None of the Post above is accurate. Equipment did not come in late. First show cancelled by mutual agreement with Rock Scully. It was an under 18 show and 0 tickets were sold. Everybody knew the Dead played all night and nobody wanted the 1,5 hour show! It was an experiment that was never repeated.
Also, no Sound System was ever purchased from the Dead! That never happened! Sometimes we traded equipment for larger speakers, while the band like smaller horns etc! But we did neither with the Dead!
Also, Agora changed hands to get management since Agora had built 13 clubs and did not have enough managers. It never closed, it just changed hands. They rented until the Newport purchased the building!
These are facts!