Alexandra Palace - September 9, 1974
September 09, 1974
single set due to late start
Ship Of Fools
Johnny B. Goode
U. S. Blues
Attendees of this show
leonard guttridge, deadhead179, derivative25, willw, Dogdays Choice, The Native, LincolnshirePoacher, messenmack, cosmicclaire, Ann, marcg, dickyji, Nick Carnac, Katimae, Amsterhammer, worldbridger, db, mrpomfrit, stewbee, eveystone, mcganahan skjellyfetti, grubby, Talltaff, Chris Ripple, pandagos, RippleEffect, outpost, The Whale, Graham52, JackStrawBrighton, deadeasy, terrapin53, dr.duncan, Kiwi Dead Head, Daddio125, simon_phillips2
First GD show I ever saw. Not bad considering that I'd been into them for about 18 months by then, and I lived in Cardiff. There must have been many American based heads who waited longer to see them within 140 miles of home.
I went up to London and stayed with a friend who also had a ticket. He was working so I went up to the Pally in the afternoon, found an open side door [remember I actually had a ticket] and saw the crew in the last stages of assembling the wall of Sound.
I ended up helping set up the [very small by today's standards] merchandising stall. During which I got to say a quick hi to both Jerry and Bob as they stopped to chat to the merchandising guy. After the show I helped take down the stall and got my reward - two long posters - a GD Skeleton & Roses [basically the skullfuck sleeve] and a similar size one for Jerry's then new Garcia [Compliments] album. I still have them and having moved recently it's about time they went back up on the walls.
Maybe not the best of the 10 shows I saw but we all know what they say about the first time.....
We went all 3 nights,you don't need me to tell you how great it was! Went backstage one of the nights (can't remember which night-I was tripping) said hello to the band, while tripping!!!! 34 years on those 3 nights rank as supernova occasions..... Love & Peace to all my fellow Deadheads.
Yes, I was there too with leonard guttridge...what a trip it was...It was one of those events that stays in your mind even though it was during another lifetime...Life is good------------------------------sometimes..:-)
peace and love...Lyn x