Grateful Dead

Alexandra Palace - September 10, 1974

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Alexandra Palace

September 10, 1974

London, UK

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Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

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*appears on "Dick's Picks Vol 7"

Set List:

Around and Around
Mississippi Half-Step
Beat it on Down the Line
Peggy-O
Tennessee Jed
Black-Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Loser
Black Peter
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let it Grow
Stella Blue

Me and My Uncle
Dire Wolf
Not Fade Away
Ramble on Rose
Big River
Dark Star
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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Sptember 10 show

I went to this show with my brother . We were both living and working in London at the time. The only Dead song I knew was Dark Star which they played in the second set. The PA system was a wall one ginormous wall of voodoo. Phil Lesh's bass had lights flashing on the neck and body . I met one of the band in a pub some days before the gig. He had lost his wallett and as I was shiowing a friend my proudly obtained ticket for the show I suppose the Dead guy thought it might be his. I would like to know who it was . Was a hell of a nice guy. In the 1970,s hardly any bands went to my hometown in Australia. First concert I saw in London was Eric Clapton at the Rainbow.... that is another story.. THANKS so much for your site....Sept 10 was a great concert .. I can hear them now ... "DarkStar crashes.... forming its light into ashes ......" Nev

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I remember this week in

I remember this week in London. It was the third and last time I saw a Dead concert and on the weekend I saw the Band play live for the first time.

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First & best

My first dead concert. I had just started teaching and heard about it from one of my 6th form students. First of 4GD concerts plus one Ratdog concert but definitely the best.

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First & best

My first dead concert. I had just started teaching and heard about it from one of my 6th form students. First of 4GD concerts plus one Ratdog concert but definitely the best.

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Great concert description

Here's an amazing description of this concert I found by a Jake from Newport, Manchester, England, written in Oct. '74. If anyone knows or is this person please contact me!

"From the first few minutes I knew that it was gonna be a great night—the sound was superb and completely different from the wobbles of Monday evening…Then you took your break—at least everyone assumed it was gonna be a break, but slowly strange sounds started to come through the system. I thought at first it was somebody checking something, but the stage and practically the whole hall was in darkness. The sounds got louder, and feedback was pouring out at me and it got louder and LOUDER AND LOUDER AND LOUDER!, until the notes started to form into solid shapes and something was being built, created out of weird electronics. Galaxies were being formed right there in the hall. I was speechless, just standing there with my mouth open, trying to work out just what in fuck was happening. Whatever you were doing just shocked me speechless. Time just didn’t exist—I seemed to be standing there for eons. Then the lifeforce/feedback started to alter flow, change direction, complete the tour of the galaxy, and gradually came to an end. Everything that had happened had been so unexpected, and I felt exhausted by the effort to think my way through it. Finally, in the second set, you came to Dark Star. If the electronics had been galaxies forming, then Dark Star was galaxies exploding, colliding, thrashing about. I just lay on the floor and let the monster take me over. I could feel Phil thundering away, feel his notes eat their way thru the floorboards and emerge underneath me, and then vibrate the whole of my body. By the time the song slowly changed into Morning Dew, I felt that I was at the outer reaches—or maybe the inner reaches—of my mind. I got higher that night than I’d ever believed possible. Much higher than a drug high, more of a getting-there, staying-there spacy feeling. I’m glad I was shown that ‘signpost to new space.’”

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Alexandra Palace - September 10, 1974