Grateful Dead

Vanderbilt University

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Nashville, TN
United States

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
concert did not start

concert did not start until the LSAT exam was finished.

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Joined: Aug 7 2007
concert did not start--Is there a tape of this show?

That is correct. I walked from the LSAT exams to the concert.

Is there a tape of this show?

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Joined: Jul 27 2009
exact location/tapes?

I was there in 72 and back a month or so ago for the first time since.

Does anyone know exactly on campus where the concert was held? I strolled around a bit imagining them in various locations, but am in reality clueless about it.

I am finding out that there is not a tape of the show but there are tapes of other shows from October 72. If anyone has other information, I'd love to know. Otherwise, search the vines for october 72 and get yourself on it as did i a moment ago.

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Joined: May 28 2009
Exact location

On the lawn between the dorms, I think. There was a Burger King directly across the street that ran out of food many times and had to be resupplied. It then became a head shop.
The Wall of Sound was the sound system. As we were going over to the BK, when the band was on break, Jerry popped up behind the Wall and just stood there and smiled at us. Frozen in time forever, for me.
The concert was a free one. No one would book the Dead to play in Nashville, and they wanted to play there.
6 and a half hours of music from start to finish. I drove down from Bowling Green, Ky in my 48 Chevy with family and friends. The Nashville radio station, WKDF, spilled the beans and let all the listeners know about the show. Lucky us.
My friend, Tim, and I are both over 6'6" and had a great view, until we turned and the center for the Vandy basketball team was standing behind us. The chemicals we had ingested were working overtime.

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The Grateful Dead...

...did not play at Vanderbilt with the "Wall Of Sound". They did not play Vanderbilt at all in 1974. However, they did play The Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN. on 12/16/78

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