SUNY Gym - October 31, 1970
October 31, 1970
Final "Viola Lee Blues" - also: NRPS
Set List:Till The Morning Comes
Hard To Handle
China Cat> I Know You Rider
Me & My Uncle
Viola Lee Blues> Cumberland> Uncle John
Attendees of this show
The actual location for this show was State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Halloween nite, purple oswley, all of us painted in day-glo one of the wierdest and greatest nites for me ever
this is a primary example of the power of majic..this seque is INCREDIBLE..one minute your swinging to he intensity of viola then before realizing your swaying to cumberland..WOW! how's that happen? it's a powerful piece of music
I remember this show as being the early show 10/30. Am I crazy?
In any case this began my long strange trip with the Dead.
First time I saw the Dead live as well as the NRPS.
I came alive!
I hitched from Ct. to Stony Brook.Got there early afternoon. Went to the commons.Charlie O had an early boom box and was playing a tape from the night before. The first Dead bootleg I remember. NRPS on a roll. I painted my face for the night of the Dead. Then outside the Gym between shows. Next Slide please.
I was on the university basketball team and worked security ;- ) for these shows on Saturday night.. Dosed via a bottle of wine (from a team mate) and the rest is history.
A remembrance from the weekend was the thousands of heads who crashed the university that weekend- sleeping in the lounges, on the floors.
Nothing's been the same since. ;- )
I lived 2 miles from SUNY at Stony Brook, back then. And, Halloween is my birthday. So, with a couple of good friends, we celebrated.
The concerts were held in the gym, which had the acoustics you'd expect, but the Dead still sounded great.
In spite of its deficiencies, a lot of good people played there: Janis Joplin, James Taylor, Tim Hardin, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Miriam Makeba, Pink Floyd, the Who, etc.