Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - September 7, 1973
September 07, 1973
first "Let It Grow"
L. L. Rain
H. C. Sunshine
Me & My Uncle
Let It Grow>
Other One Jam>
Attendees of this show
johnzias, newyawka, treibish, dfried1, sanka4u, butchndad, Mayor of Bay Terrace, PHIBETADEAD, Mind Bender, astone, Farrel, blake wood, jerrydog69, Poppabutch, tashwolf, honestbob, noreaster, lav, rocknreel, drc456, AlaskaDeadHead1, Mark Harvey, CRAZYOTTO56, gjs56, lstapes, da roach, neilwine, J Mully, bejosh, DireWolfStudios, too electric, nassau73, desertgirl, jdubbs, Beautyanddabeast, bronx b.d., Scubabrew, Ted S, astone516, Freddie, carlaplattwatercolors, mstaggerlee, jzias, docflywheel, boffo the chimp, reesdeag, gregp123, JonJll, beertrain54, rwij, kenco, bonz713, phil, mommabagel, suzy creamcheese, chefg, Gratefullawyer, ChakraDocMyles, Queer Deadhead, Protender, The Whale, dmhdead, Jim3958, snoone, Post N. Steiner, MAXROD
This was my first of some 100 Dead shows over the next 20 years. It was festival style seating and we were on the floor about a third of the way up. I remember mostly the Garcia album songs (Sugaree, Bird Song, Loser) and a very pregnant Donna. I was hooked ever since. These two nights of shows brought out the infamous Rockefeller (the NY Governor at the time) goons that arrested many heads. The Dead made a decision not to come back to Nassau for many years after.
I remember in late 70's how the cops drove up on the sidewalks at the arena exit doors to clear the crowds at the end of the show. They also battoned deadheads right in front of the band to clear the area in front of the stage during the middle of the sets. Amazing how GREAT the music content was in the face of this chaos.