October 23, 1980
Set List:On the Road Again
It Must Have Been the Roses
Monkey and the Engineer
Oh Babe it Ain't No Lie
Feel Like a Stranger
Little Red Rooster
Big Railroad Blues
Music Never Stopped
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Attendees of this show
Hitched down from college in upstate NY as a birthday prsent to myself (20 years old on 26th) and man did I scalp a great seat...Peter Yarrow's pal had some puff the magic dragon
from Dan Healy I believe and I met the whole trio- talk about the quintissential 60s experience. to boot the dark stars I somehow got that night were pure and juicy and Tenessee Jed lifted me to visions of deity- Red Rooster blew open my Chakras and I experience my first Kundalini awakening at Radio city where my beloved Trumpet teacher was the Jazz soloist as well...it all comes full circle..
Anyway--Peter Yarrow said to me after THE WHEEL that they had seen the Dead all week and this is the FIRST SHOW that the Dead showed that they still "ARE" as he put it...I knew just what he meant...afterwards I talked with a student of Muktananda who was just at the right place to explain to me WHAT THE frieak Kundalini was- again timing?
I have never had it again other than some Yoga at home where I get a flash...but I know it was divine and that the Dead were instrumental in bringing me to these states..true Shamams and Mister Wier slide may have been the one to pierce the bindu...Hey Now!
"if the Thunder don't get ya then the lightning will!"- The Wheel
"Gonna find out something only dead men know" - Silvio
Class of Red Rocks '79...
Life without the Dead is not life...and so we carry on...