Oakland Coliseum Stadium - October 9, 1976
October 09, 1976
"Hitchcock Theme" tuning before "St. Stephen" - "Day On The Green #8" - billing: The Who; GD - 11:00 AM
Set List:Promised Land
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
Not Fade Away
Help on the Way
Samson and Delilah
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
mark_mumper, aikomark, papainferno, mrray5678, humanmeal, blue mike, jamessoai, chocolope023, purplekush023, sanka4u, Bklyn2SF4Dead, MANOFORT, deschamp52, ccklone, Monstruo, ziphler, nitecat, gwatsodead, spino, skullandroses, jahfrey, MDB52, mindglow, MikeyzNsacto, Teadhead, impossible ronnie, ccsunshine, v32, Malbuff, Jack of Diamonds, kolamjr, nealbwhite, blake wood, stevenmorley, remert, pj1621, jerryskid1974, smarcus, t140v77, Row-jimmy, meggyo58, chief slowroller, Doctorpat, bncasey744, ForrestInFallbrook, Pax, hb672, jrule1999, johnburton, Curticus, tktkeith, Katimae, kimdance, stevehead, oldeadhead, GratefulLeo, okeedeaddave, jonod, theotherone2, smithmm, Mick Flaire, stonerucsb, moses, Allen4dead, FreakDaddy, Uptown Tommy D, deserthippie, Missi Lynn, dfong74, MissReddin, kym, touchofgrey, Jimmy C., Rainbowjohn, jerryhead, hmdavis, tilesteve, jacksondownunda, Brophy, thndrbill, the phone guy, 1ezlife, padrig, friskotatt2, blackclouds, musickatman, westking101, hfntuna, Gypsy Cowgirl, captwoody, Timberline Rose, Skjellyfetti, oldgratefulman, smokinmore, kluk, Scarf-Juggler, bchar, geoffgould, caffmcjimmrey, Grateful Bill, bsea41, Deaddad, spinyn, King Bee, threesaints2003, mustawas, westsiderider, kelly Bowie, Gregster, granfallooon, dead4days, Straw, juicediva, hrdrockbob, wolff, drmikie, jupe, Tim_SoCal, DMG, dupreediamond, Kurt_van, creeping_socialist, JayLif, drchampagne, Zomby D Wulf, tonstar, poorboy, rleeb727, insect_fear, gtoles1, ddodd, Born Cross Eyed, DrkStr, ace17, DarkStar-TheOtherOne, Jack O. Hartz, AnDe, fogzone, bear7140, mandala, Bruce Rogers, sbedford, freeform, aud, pauli
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
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
all said I had a really good time...
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"!
Went to Big Sur after the show, could not get to sleep.
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.
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!!
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.
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."