Grateful Dead

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

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Oakland, CA
United States

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Joined: Jun 24 2007
the henery

Love the bar under the stage!!!!!

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Joined: Jun 16 2007
Missed GD but caught NYE 2001 here

I got to see what a nice little place this was on 12/31/01 We parked across the street and got in line which strected around the building. (see pics on Phil's site) good vibe about the place.
Quick story - As NYE approched we got too hot so we went to back door to get some air and there's Bobby,Mickey,Bill getting into wizzrds costumes outside the door and Phill in a police uniform next to them...My wife jabs me and we say "Hi" to our freaky looking friends. They pass us in their drag and dissapear. I knew at the stoke of midnight who those charaters on the float going up to the stage were. Happy New Year...

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
What a blast...

I lived about a mile away in 85, I walked to shows. When I moved back to SF it was still only a BART ride away.

Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Mardi Gras.

Man did Uncle Bill know how to throw a party!

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Joined: Dec 10 2007
Awsome

Only time to CA and for a New Years show! Totally new experience for East Coast Head. Wish I could have made other CA shows. Unbelieveable experiences! Hey, number 7 are you out there?

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Joined: Feb 27 2009
HJK

Remember dancing to the hallway speakers in 89 when during Cassidy someone broke out a tamborine and started playing when appropriate! These shows were brutal outside, there was an arctic blast in town.

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Joined: Dec 26 2007
oh man.....

i corrupted many a shipmate draggin' them there from alameda....not sure i miss the spiral stairs....but i loved the ease in which you could get up front. all those doorways along the side.

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Joined: Dec 26 2007
ok not stairs

more like walkway??

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Joined: May 26 2007
especially

the way that by the end of the evening the condensation on the walls had dripped down on the spiral walkways and made them a bit hazardous when one was not necessarily in the best hazard-negotiating condition.

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Joined: Dec 26 2007
oh hell marye

i'd forgotten all about that.......

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Joined: Apr 9 2008
Neverending

I loved the never ending spiral walkway as each turn lead to another and another...
I was there for the Chinese New Year. Very cool. The dragon managed to negotiate the crowd with amazing skill.
Trying not to conform to the hippy tie dye thing, I threw on a plain T shirt with a tiger on it. Of course, it happened to be the year of the tiger. Now I'm trying not to try.

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