Is the Oklahma City Fairgrounds Arena really in SanDiego? It is listed there. Manacatsunflower
i lived in SD for ten years and never saw any such place.
My first show. We got there early and watched them set up the Wall of Sound system and then the Dead came out and did a lengthy sound check with a bunch of us sitting on the floor grooving. My guitar player friend got Jerry to give him a guitar pick. They kicked us out to get ready for the show and then let us back in for a rockin' show. Dick's Vol. 19. Dark Star - Mind Left Body Jam and lots of fine Wake of the Flood goodies. I was hooked.
The year before, I'd gone off from Tulsa to college near Chicago. My best freind went to Boston U and came home with tapes he and a buddy made from Boston Music Hall, and I was hooked. Next year I was at OU and led a major wave of my dorm buddies to this show. It seemed like they played every song in their book. There was point in the Morning Dew where I was standing and it seems many around me were not. Jerry, flooded in red light peak of the song, hit a note that pierced my heart. I've seen at least one Dead show pretty much every year since. The next year, I moved to a college in Californa and got to see 4 of the 5 shows where they shot the Grateful Dead Movie, and saw them for free in Golden Gate Park.