• Oakland Coliseum Stadium - October 9, 1976
    "Hitchcock Theme" tuning before "St. Stephen" - "Day On The Green #8" - billing: The Who; GD - 11:00 AM

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  • Promised Land
    Mississippi Half-Step
    Cassidy
    Tennessee Jed
    Looks Like Rain
    They Love Each Other
    New Minglewood Blues
    Scarlet Begonias
    Lazy Lightnin'
    Supplication
    Sugaree

    St. Stephen
    Not Fade Away
    St. Stephen
    Help on the Way
    Slipknot!
    drums
    Samson and Delilah
    Slipknot!
    Franklin's Tower
    One More Saturday Night

    U.S. Blues

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"Hitchcock Theme" tuning before "St. Stephen" - "Day On The Green #8" - billing: The Who; GD - 11:00 AM
setlist
Promised Land
Mississippi Half-Step
Cassidy
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
Scarlet Begonias
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication
Sugaree

St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
St. Stephen
Help on the Way
Slipknot!
drums
Samson and Delilah
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
One More Saturday Night

U.S. Blues
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One of my all time favorite shows - check out what they do with Slipknot! The Who also performed after the Dead and was something of a letdown. Getting out of the parking lot proved to be a bit of an adventure. After a long day we were in a long line of cars waiting to get out. As time wore on we suddenly looked behind and discovered that all the cars behind us were gone, having left via another exit behind us that finally opened up. The door was open and some of our party were hanging out outside but the driver hadn't realized this and started to make a quick u-turn to leave as everyone tried piling back into the car. Fortunately everyone made it without injury and we headed out. A fun day.
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the very 1st northern Cal Dead show for my friend and i. we drove all night trying to catch up with friends who left hours before us. woke up early to get in line to go in with thousands of others. once inside, we saw lots of flags, banners and signs of all the bay area tribes staking out their spots for the day.nerver saw anything like it again after the music stopped in '95. vibes were very good and relaxed. a good sign of things to come. the Dead open the show for the Who and what a show ! The Who played the entire opera - Tommy. it would be the last time to see Keith Moon play with the band. after this experience up north, this led to hundreds of road trips all over the world to see them perform their magic. a great day for music.
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I know for a certainty that I was at one of these two Day on the Green shows. It's been too long ago to say for sure which one, or what kind of acid I took that day, but it was a very good show, and even the city bus ride home was fun, as it was full of mostly people who had been at the show. Both Days on the Green are available as Dick's Pick #33, too bad minus the Who's sets. This concert was the only time I ever saw the Dead open for somebody else.
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I am in search of a video from this day...it's for a new friend...any one who can lend a hand...please email me at robbi_cohn108@yahoo.com thanks!! robbi
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Got the analog in 1985 and listened to it until it was released as DP 33.A definate marker in my GD DNA. As Pauli says, the Slipknot....beyond the pale. “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
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From a half mile away I could hear the rumble of Phil's bass. Nothing like outdoor Dead. Only thing better is outdoor Dead at night. The Who were an afterthought at this one.
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This was the first (and probably last) time I'd seen a full page ad in the LA Times for any Bay Area concert. We'd been hearing for months that the Dead were rolling again, so this was So Cal's first crack at 'em (never mind that the Shrine tickets went on sale about a week later). This was a fine excuse for a road trip, and in our particular instance, the road trip took on a life of it's own... I bought a couple tickets and I'd asked my guitar-playing buddy if he wanted to tag along (he wasn't a DeadHead, but Garcia had literally played TO him at a tiny Legion Of Mary gig I'd dragged him to, so he seemed like a ripe choice). Plan was to book cheap flights to SF. My pal then counter-suggested that we fly to Sacramento instead, as he was desperately missing his girlfriend whose mother had sent to UC Davis to remove her from the local band scene. So we booked to Sacramento. The following falls under the heading of "things we used to do when we were young and bold, or young and stupid, or just young, or just stupid", but in those days you could smoke on planes. So there we were toking in line until we crossed the gangplank. Then in-flight in a near empty plane we had another smoke (and wondering if that weird bubbly feeling was the bends in reverse!), only to immediately land again in OC to pickup more passengers (oops), and deflected the stewardess' scowls for the remainder of the trip. Fortunately no air marshalls greeted us. The girlfriend picked us up and we partied until late, then the two of them retired somewhere in the dorms for the night. Next morning I was up at dawn for the drive; but no sign of them. (Had to laugh through my grimace; who was I to stand in the way of lust?) About 480 anxious minutes later they arrived, but decided they wouldn't function until we'd endured some very slow breakfast service at Sambo's. It was now showtime and the gig was a good hour away. We flew down the road in the open VW convertible and pulled into the massive complex, grabbed a third ticket and scurried in. The 1st Dead set had come and gone and it was break time. A nice sunshiny day, not crowded as it hadn't sold out. We took comfortable seats in the stands. The stage was in the outfield and there was a massive painted facade of a town scene covering the speakers; it wasn't the wall of sound configuration, but hard to tell. Some bozo in an Uncle Sam hat was selling sugar cubes; nothing less and definitely nothing more. Finally, the band came on and into St Stephen and beyond. The playing was quite pretty; the long medley noodled (and I mean that nicely) like an Indian raga. Hart was now back, yet it was a "lighter" sounding band. It was not very loud where we were, and the actual dynamics were quite different to the Wall's sound. Garcia seemed to be enjoying a Travis Bean guitar. A new repetitive progression with lyrics about "tearing the place down" emerged, jammed, and disappeared again into the Allah medley before Saturday night and US Blues. I'd missed 1/2 the show, but hey, I'm a second set kinda guy. It was still afternoon when the Who came on for their usual muscular set. (Even when I'd seen them in '71 they had lost some of the spontaneity of earlier years, but they'd evolved into a proto-metal band.) We wandered down on the field for a closer look. I remember mostly Moonie pretending to be 3 or 4 drummers and punctuating every note and nuance the band could throw at him. During band introductions he stood up on his riser doing a "Thank Me More!, Thank Me More!" thing. It was the last time I saw him. The sun was setting as we drove back to Davis and the airport. Everybody got a bit of what they'd come for, "lurve" was in the air, and there were the Shrine shows to look forward to.
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Recnetly moved from NYC to Willits. A sleepy little pot growing town in Mendocino county. Didn't know anyone in SF at the time so I was flying solo. Hitch a ride from SF and arranged to meet up after for a return trip. Did the Dead open both days? I thought they switched. Don't remember much of the Dead set that day but I thought the who were AWESOME especially when they did Tommy. I thought it was 1968! Met my peeps and went over to George's Buffet. All you can eat king crab legs (and much more) for $9.99. After a long day we were famished. I don't think anything ever tasted so good. We stuffed ourselves and then the dudes who were driving thought it would be fun to skip out on the check! My karma couldn't handle that so I turned out to be the distraction. While I paid for mine they slipped out. What can you do?
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Who could forget the stage with airbrushed banners covering the speaker towers to each side of the stage. Left side was painted vision of downtown SF with the Golden Gate bridge spanning a third of the stage going into the fog. Coming out of the fog was London Bridge leading to Big Ben and Olde London covering the speaker towers. Great art and as the Poorboy was very pleased that the boy's started the 2 day run with my song Promised Land. I caught some of the summer tour in Va-NC and these were my first Bay Area's for the year. The DEAD were so hot the WHO went arty. Next day the WHO opened and blew everyone away. Yes I got stuck in the parking lot mess too, still tripping from some pyschedelic from some liquid.
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I got introduced to the dead during the 1974-1975 school year while attending Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. That was the year when all those Ugly Rumors abounded about the band never touring again...so I was not sure if I would ever get to see them play...flash to 1976...I am attending UC Irvine in Southern California and a friend of mine drops by my dorm with an extra ticket and an all-night van-ride to Oakland!! It was a magic day that I will never forget. A week later I saw my second show at the Shrine in LA which was a totally different experience...
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the Who haddan English Public Phone Structure on the side of the stage; the Dead hadda US Post Office Box. keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune, OXOX Merple Reddin
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25 cent LSD on the way in the door I never heard a note the band played glad that I took photos and that Dicks picks 33 was released all said I had a really good time...
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Went to this show. Came down from Mt. Lassen area with some fellow travelers. Went thru Sacramento. Man! Was it ever a hot October day! Spent the nite before, at a friends house in Walnut Creek, my hometown. The day of show...great! all of us were on the green for the Dead's set. After that, we went upstairs to hear the Who. They were so loud, we could hear them perfect on the upper level. And I mean upper level, we were at the very top of the stadium. When it was all over, we came back down to do some scavenging. We did alright. Found a shirt that reminded me of money, had the same colour. and also some dollars too, to help out with gas money for the trip back up north. Another "what a day"!
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Went to Big Sur after the show, could not get to sleep.
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Me and my next door neighbor, don't even remember his name, Pulled into scary part of Oakland and found a hotel, almost scarier, to crash for the next 6-8 hours before the show. We were 20 year old kids, but I guess we all were if your reading this.I still remember Roger Daltrey's opening words because it was so hard to parse what he said through his British accent, "It's a bit bigger than Winterland," and they rocked hard through until third encore- you don't get fooled again- and Moonie rolled his drums off the stage. I've seen a lot of Dead shows, but never with another band. I remember a guy running around campaigning for Nobody for President. Other than that, a lot of years and a lot of shows have gone by since then and a lot of good stuff, and bad, is lost to memory. I got on here today cause I was watching toddler tv show "The Wheels on the Bus" and Roger Daltrey was voicing and singing the bus driver Dragon. That and Dr John doing intro for Curious George finally convinces me we are old. Nothing like a Grateful Dead show.
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A friend of mine got introduced to the dead during the her school year while attending College. That was the year when all those Ugly Rumors abounded about the band never touring again... so she was not sure if she would ever get to see them play. she was attending UC Irvine in Southern California and a friend of her drops by her dorm with an extra ticket and an all-night van-ride to Oakland!! Best Signs in Hawaii
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Simply had to respond: Second day of these shows was my first, even though I was from just a few miles away, not the 420 to Irvine, and, "magic day that I will never forget" sums it up. My friend called me up that morning about 8:45 a.m., asked me, "You like The Who, don't you? 'Cause they're playing with the Dead again today, and [name of mutual friend] flaked on me." One of the two best wake-up calls I ever got, and at sixteen. Thanks for posting and inspiring me to post.
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So we got there early and were close to the left hand side of the stage, not 30 feet from the huge side speakers. The stage was high, and if you got any closer you'd have trouble seeing the band. So we were in the prime position, we thought, for both seeing and hearing. About ten minutes later a young couple with a baby shows up and sets down on a blanket nearby. Being a cynical 20-year-old my first thought was, "Breakin' the kid in early, eh?" I mean this was a newborn babe, maybe a month old. The Dead start up and 30 seconds into the first song, with the sound just thundering out of the nearby stack, the couple look at each other and without a word get up, grab their stuff, and disappear, probably to the far end of the complex. I've always wondered if they ever told this tale to their child, maybe when he or she got old enough to hear the Dead for themselves. "That's right, honey, if we hadn't made that move when we did, just think, you'd never have been able to hear this wonderful music."
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Hi guys,I'm a french man. I live in Bordeaux. It was my first concert of the Grateful Dead. The band, the audience were fantastics. I'm looking for a video of this day. If you have one, please contact me: auge-frederic@orange.fr. Long life Greteful Dead music !
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  • Frédéric Bordeaux
    1 year ago
    What a marvelous day !
    Hi guys,I'm a french man. I live in Bordeaux. It was my first concert of the Grateful Dead. The band, the audience were fantastics. I'm looking for a video of this day. If you have one, please contact me: auge-frederic@orange.fr. Long life Greteful Dead music !
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    Malbuff
    3 years 1 month ago
    Oakland Stadium, October 9, 1976
    So we got there early and were close to the left hand side of the stage, not 30 feet from the huge side speakers. The stage was high, and if you got any closer you'd have trouble seeing the band. So we were in the prime position, we thought, for both seeing and hearing. About ten minutes later a young couple with a baby shows up and sets down on a blanket nearby. Being a cynical 20-year-old my first thought was, "Breakin' the kid in early, eh?" I mean this was a newborn babe, maybe a month old. The Dead start up and 30 seconds into the first song, with the sound just thundering out of the nearby stack, the couple look at each other and without a word get up, grab their stuff, and disappear, probably to the far end of the complex. I've always wondered if they ever told this tale to their child, maybe when he or she got old enough to hear the Dead for themselves. "That's right, honey, if we hadn't made that move when we did, just think, you'd never have been able to hear this wonderful music."
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    humanmeal
    3 years 3 months ago
    Mine, too!
    Simply had to respond: Second day of these shows was my first, even though I was from just a few miles away, not the 420 to Irvine, and, "magic day that I will never forget" sums it up. My friend called me up that morning about 8:45 a.m., asked me, "You like The Who, don't you? 'Cause they're playing with the Dead again today, and [name of mutual friend] flaked on me." One of the two best wake-up calls I ever got, and at sixteen. Thanks for posting and inspiring me to post.
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    martingr79
    4 years 11 months ago
    A friend of mine got
    A friend of mine got introduced to the dead during the her school year while attending College. That was the year when all those Ugly Rumors abounded about the band never touring again... so she was not sure if she would ever get to see them play. she was attending UC Irvine in Southern California and a friend of her drops by her dorm with an extra ticket and an all-night van-ride to Oakland!! Best Signs in Hawaii
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    MikeyzNsacto
    4 years 11 months ago
    Drove up from Anaheim after work on Friday
    Me and my next door neighbor, don't even remember his name, Pulled into scary part of Oakland and found a hotel, almost scarier, to crash for the next 6-8 hours before the show. We were 20 year old kids, but I guess we all were if your reading this.I still remember Roger Daltrey's opening words because it was so hard to parse what he said through his British accent, "It's a bit bigger than Winterland," and they rocked hard through until third encore- you don't get fooled again- and Moonie rolled his drums off the stage. I've seen a lot of Dead shows, but never with another band. I remember a guy running around campaigning for Nobody for President. Other than that, a lot of years and a lot of shows have gone by since then and a lot of good stuff, and bad, is lost to memory. I got on here today cause I was watching toddler tv show "The Wheels on the Bus" and Roger Daltrey was voicing and singing the bus driver Dragon. That and Dr John doing intro for Curious George finally convinces me we are old. Nothing like a Grateful Dead show.