Grateful Dead

Oakland Coliseum Stadium - October 10, 1976

Oakland Coliseum Stadium

October 10, 1976

Oakland, CA US

Average: 4.7 (12 votes)


"Day On The Green #9" - billing: The Who; GD - 11:00 AM

Set List:

Might As Well
Mama Tried
Ramble on Rose
El Paso
Promised Land
Friend of the Devil
Dancin' in the Streets
Wharf Rat
Dancin' in the Streets

Samson and Delilah
Brown Eyed Women
Playin' in the Band
The Wheel
The Other One
Stella Blue
Playin' in the Band
Sugar Magnolia

Johnny B. Goode

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Joined: Nov 29 2010
day on the green 9

This unfortunately, was at the time when The Who, jumped the shark, and became a bit 'Bubblegum'.
I was there for the Dead, but was also a big fan of The Who in earlier years (as a matter of fact, my very first concert was The Who at The LA Forum, Who's Next Tour, 1972?)

Anyways, The Dead played as the opening act, and blew the roof off the Oakland Coloseum (well, there is actually no roof on that staduim, but if there was, they would have blown it off! :).

Following the Dead, came the Who. I don't remember exactly how soon into their show it was, but they soon played Momma's Got a Squeezebox, and it seemed as if about 1/3 of the stadium emptied, including me and my group that had come up from So. Cal.

The Who may have had a bit to desire, but during this time period, the Dead were on fire!

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Joined: Nov 27 2007
both days

were great, if you were High Enough!

Joined: Apr 4 2008
BOTH bands were great

I have to disagree with the fellow who says the Who "jumped the shark" and became "bubblegum" here.

The Who absolutely ROCKED! We had missed them the day before because my friend (who was driving) became a bit ill, so we left after the Dead's set. I was so glad we stayed for the Who on Sunday. Unlike the Dead, the Who played the "rock star" roles to the limit: Moonie somersaulting onto the stage, leaping onto his stool, and bashing out "Can't Explain" without pause; Daltrey doing the calf-roping bit with his mic cord; Townshend bouncing and windmilling the chords; Entwistle cool, calm, and solid in shades and a white suit and fedora. The energy of their performance was tremendous-- we were about thirty feet back from the stage and we could feel the intensity.

The Dead were fine both days, but their music worked better in a smaller venue; Winterland was ideal for them. The Who had the massive sound and stage presence to take over a football stadium. Different bands, each great in their own way. The Dead were playing the soundtrack to my life at the time, and I loved them then as I've loved no other band; but I remember this day because of the Who.


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Oakland Coliseum Stadium - October 10, 1976