My stub for this reads Veterans Memorial Auditorium... $7.50 - those were the days... "if you get confused..."
Any body else at the May 9, 1979 show?i went there next day after the absolutely amazing Rec Hall show @ Penn State on May 8, 1979. It was a real steam bath. EVERYone had the shirts off. It ain't listed...
Yes, it was my first show!! I went to the feature on this site to mark it as attended and couldn't find it (????). My brother attended Colgate Univ. and got me a ticket. I was 16. Partied all day, and yes IT WAS HOT! General admission show, I was on the floor right up front in front of a ponytailed Jerry (looked like he was gonna drop) for the first set. It was so hot I had to spend the second set in the back where it wasn't body to body. I remember that nobody knew who the new keyboard player was, beside you could barely hear Brent at that show.
ended up like cattle to the boards in front of the stage. I already drank soooooo much in the parking lot because it was sooooooo hot! Some hells angel dude picked me up after I passed out by the boards and took me to the other side of the boards in the concert. I danced and danced and was hooked on the dead ever since,jerry looked at me and I smiled,he was not very good looking but he could play that guitar like it was a third arm.!I still feel like whenever I dance I celebrate that feeling of being totally trapped and then free like a bird. I knew right away she was not like other girls Other girls
This was when I gigging up in the Catskills at Grossingers. My buddy Mike said the Dead was up in Binghamton and we loaded up his old Volvo and away we went, which led to many other nefarious and memorable happenings. The funk of general admission was always the combined effluvium of weed, patchouli, and dank dancing dead heads.
i remember reading a news paper from the binghamton area the next day and it said the dead were ban from playing there.Someone had run straight off the top ramp and jumped.The band returned in the spring of 83. All the shows i have seen there were always good. thank you New York!
Anyone have photos from this Dead concert? I would love to see some.
Great scene, The band rocked that night. I remeber seeing a person fall from the balcony and than a lot of EMS came looking for him. I hope he was OK. If this is the wrong Bingy show I apologize.
sc1736, Yes...someone did fall from the outside railing at the show...and he died. Truly a shame on a wonderful night...did Hampton, Morgantown...drove back to Bingotown and passed the Dead Ryder Trucks somewhere outside of Hazelton at 4AM or so. Went straight to work for 12 hours and then to the show.... Those were the days...3 days and no sleep...
I was attending Syracuse U. at the time when a friend of mine said he has two tickets to the show that day I said I'm in! This was one of the greatest shows I've been to. Yes, it was a sad day when we heard that someone had died. It must of been upsetting to the band also.I think I paid somthing like 8 dollers for my ticket.Not anymore! The dead show this year at the Garden cost me 200 Dollars!!!!! Oh! yes I remember get no sleep also.Those were the days...Memory's.
Sorry, meant to say I remember getting no sleep also.And I know dollars is spelled this way. All those years of partying with the band will do it to you. Lost Memory I should say!!!!!
by this time in my life i was ready to start touring but still in high school my best friehd bill and i stole his moms car and skipped school to drive to the show this show really rocked help slip frank was unreal lost sailor saint was smokeing never for get this one the crowd chanted not fade away until the dead came back out and bobby did a little diddy with us it was awesome
Grew up in Binghamton. For some reason, the Dead always rocked the place. Great show. It was a steam bath. If I remember right, ended the first set with "Jack Straw." Definitely began second set with a smokin' "China Cat!"A week later, I was on my way to San Francisco..."out of the door and down to the streets all alone."
My 1st show was 11/6/77 in Binghamton. I also remember That everybody was dripping sweat at the '79 show! Also saw the '83 show there. Binghamton had a good groove.
A/C was out, had to leave early because my lady was pregnant. Tragedy after the show when a fan fell/jumped of the concourse out of the arena.