Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre

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Chicago, IL
United States

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Joined: Jun 22 2007
Shows at the Uptown were the best ever

I loved the ambience of this venue.. right up close and personal

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Joined: Nov 14 2007
I of the best places to see the DEAD...

And this one we had BACKSTAGE passes, looking at it right now... I remember Mickey jumping on Jerrys back saying, " I'm DEAD"... Great...

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Joined: Nov 14 2007
No show this night ...

If I remember right Bill K was sick... Its been a long time but I'm pretty sure it was this night... Then again it could have been another year... The reason I think it was this night they were playing three in a row and the 2nd show was canceled due to his sickness...

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Joined: Nov 14 2007
this is the date, no show

November 17, 1978

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Joined: Jan 12 2009
I remember this night...

We left Oak Park and got downtown when Tim remembered his ticket was at home. He dropped us off at the el where we took it up north to Lawrence, where we walked a mile or so to get to the Uptown to find the show was cancelled. Tim showed up after getting his ticket and then havin a flat tire. What a doomed night.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Chicago 1978 Uptown shows

Why don't they just give us a box set of the Uptown shows from 1978.
that would be a great deal of great shows from that year!

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Joined: Mar 4 2011
Oh, Yeeeaaah, Uptown Theater

November '78 was my first show, with a handful of siblings and neighbors. My brother and I were just recalling that event when we went to Dead Co this November.

How different would my life have been if I had a ticket for the cancelled show. But I didn't. I was back there in the 2nd row in August of '80 and almost bagged my college plans as a result.

Hope somebody and renovate and rejuvenate that gem of a venue.

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Joined: Jan 20 2015
Uptown Resurrected??

It was announced yesterday (June 28, 2018) that there is finally a plan and financing in place to restore this treasure of a venue. At 4,300 seats it's too small for Dead & Co. but would be perfect for Phil & Friends, Bobby and Phil or something like Bobby's campfire tour. It's not possible to build a theatre like this now, the craftsmanship just doesn't exist anymore, so saving this gem is great news!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-ent-uptown-rehab-...

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