Grateful Dead

Ohio Theatre - October 31, 1971

Ohio Theatre

October 31, 1971

Columbus, OH US

Average: 4.3 (7 votes)


Also: NRPS - second set appears on "Dick's Picks Vol 2"

Set List:

Me & My Uncle
El Paso
Tennessee Jed
Jack Straw
Big RxR Blues
B. E. Women
Casey Jones
Saturday Night

Dark Star> Sugar Magnolia
St. Stephen
NFA> GDTRFB> NFA E: Johnny B. Goode

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Gonna side w/ Dick on this one.

The second release of the Dick's Picks series gave me hope of hidden gems. The band's heads are definately into this one. Cautious and careful playing at times but ever so attentive to the finer details. That's not to say not going out on a little of a limb, listen to St. Stephen, GDTRFB>NFA transition as well as the Dark Star. Stuff I really havent heard before and I love it.

Joined: Jun 22 2007
October 31, 1971

One of the most memorable events of my freshman year at OSU was seeing the Dead for the first time on Halloween nite.
A special show indeed - the first of over 75 shows that I attended throughout the Dead's tenure.
The NRPS kicked off the show with Jerry on steel pedal.
All good things come to an end, but the music lives on.
RIP Jerry!!!

Joined: Oct 22 2007

I saw The Jerry Garia Band at Ohio Theatre, sometime in the 70's. does anyone remember this show,or have any information about what the date was. I remember I had an absess tooth and was in consent pain but never left the show, the next day, I had it pulled in Columbus, before my 100 mile journey back home.

Joined: Jun 7 2008
dicks pick 2

i just picked up a copy of this set great set after looking at the set and discoering that its just the second it explains i at the end of the disk i feel like i need more

Joined: Jan 2 2009
5 from Philly

Miguel, Mac, Clyde (I think) Richie, myself--maybr Pat Gibbons--left a Halloween party in Phily at 10 pm and drove strait on to Columbus--in Pat's Pinto--or something similar--not a vehicle one would expect for the future successor to Sam Cutler as Stones road manager-Crashed at the PsiU house for 3-4 hours and then went to scrounge tickets--Talked our way in on press credentials with photo equipment around 5 pm and stayed for the sound check...Ran in to Candy Palley of Worcester in front of the stage. Jerry recognized me and my twin lens reflex from Gaelic Park and MnhtnBallroom shows and I got to sit backstage with him as he strung two guitars....He asked for prints of anything good I got--Which I never delivered--as Alan knows, I never felt my stuff was good enough...Acoustics of the State Theater were among 2-3 best ever (like Irvine at Penn on my B-day Oct 16 1970)...another one of those acoustic bell domes with organ pipes built in to walls--

Joined: Jan 2 2009
and Bootsie was there doing

and Bootsie was there doing his haloween pyro show--more smoke and chemicals in air than in the band that night...

Joined: Sep 27 2010
Ohio Theatre was a great venue

I could have sworn they also played "Truckin" that nite, too. I was sitting in back section, under the balcony, (with friends who were not Dead fans, but curious anyway) then wormed my way up to about the third row for second half of the show.
The Dead portion of the evening Show started a little slow due to equipment issues on the backline. They got everything working mor eof less right by about the third or fourth tune. Jerry was playing his blonde stratocaster that night. Cut right thru the rhythm section. Keith was with the band, hiding over on edge of the stage, could barely see him behind that piano all night!


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Ohio Theatre - October 31, 1971