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    Bolo24 says: An Idea, Perhaps? Since we're all going to have a fair amount of spare time on our hands for the foreseeable future, what about starting another thread where we all listen to the same show/release on a given day and then share impressions afterward? Folks can submit suggestions and one person (not me) picks what we'll all listen to - call it Deadnet Picks or something. Anyway, if this idea is deemed to have merit, I'd suggest one of the loyal regular posters take the lead and do the picking - y'all can decide who. Might be fun. If it does go forward, I nominate Dick's Picks 18 for the first listen. Been talked about here lately, and, had it been a single show rather than a compilation, we'd probably be talking about it in the same conversation as Cornell, Veneta, etc. Or perhaps even Gainesville?? Stay safe and healthy, friends - this planet needs as many Deadheads as possible.

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  • bolo24
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    A bit of synchronicity. I recently re-read Vonnegut's "Sirens Of Titan" and did some googling to see if anyone was still pursuing bringing it to the silver screen. What should pop up but your interview with Garcia in 1987 discussing that very topic!

    By the way, I certainly enjoyed meeting you a few years back in San Jose. Hope all is well with you.

    "Shall we go, you and I while we can, through the chrono-synclastic infundibulum?"

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    Good to see you.
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    Incognito pick?

    2/23/93 - Mardi Gras with Ornette Coleman. Our group of friends had a float in the parade (kind of a long story). Our "Acme Krewe" was listed at the bottom of the poster for that show.

    As usual, I will categorically deny posting here today.

  • Oroborous
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    You had to be there

    Really,
    Unless you were there, you’ll never fully grasp this show. (Toga 84)
    One of our best GD experiences, right up there with Oxford 88!
    In a word: ELECTRIC! The weather, crowd, vibe, cannot KNOW this show without all that.
    The Dancin in the Streets is pretty much the theme song for this show.
    Started the day before and didn’t stop until the next day.
    (I’ll share some more stories separately)
    Yeah the vocals are ragged on Dancin, but have been on every show opener on this tour so far. Dire Wolf has a little cocaine gargle but it’s not that bad?
    Minglewood is off the fuggin charts! Seriously, (besides Bobs slide solo going on to long and the unfortunate mandatory screaming badger being tortured noise) it’s a monster! And from there things just keeps on growing.
    Wonderland was good, but polite, which makes sense considering national radio coverage in two countries along with very pricey tickets (Seva Benefit).
    City Isle started out ruff, but creeped to where I felt the Drumz onward was good, but,…, but Toga…Insane!
    I’m sure the environment/vibe/energy or what not was so intense the band would have felt it, probably before arrival lol
    And they sure seemed to rise to it: going hard for it and having just as much fun as us, well, almost lol. Not only could you feel it, you could see they were way into it!
    I think the only critique I can make about this show was, too much energy. They were so jacked up on the vibe (on top of everything else; ) that at times I think over enthusiasm led to not always being just exactly perfect. Hard to describe, they generally played well, just not so perfect, if that makes sense?
    I’m onto Blossom currently, the third show we hit that summer, and so far it’s ok, but..kinda laid back after the opening volley of tour ragers.
    Oh, yeah, Merriweather I rehashed and they’re similar: start out ragged, but look out, the rocket lifts off and burns baby burns. Again, hot but excess sometimes perhaps leads to occasional less than perfect moments, but good shows if not RJ. Summer tour 84,
    Onward!

    Can’t imagine those shows on a bike. The rain was what helped make both those shows so fun, but in 85 by the next day we’d had enough, (even before Hershey lol) and we weren’t on bikes! But hey, the adversity usually helped make good shows great!

    Edit: added my story to the 6/24/84 show page if anyones interested.

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    Doc you were there? I normally don't spend time feeling envious, but this is one of those shows where I sure wish I coulda been there. After all these years it is still a show I'll listen to any day, any time. There's something for everyone: Weir was absolutely on, Healy with his bag of tricks, Phil on mad bombing runs (and that Tom Thumb's!!), drummers on point all night long, Brent so colorful and out in front (and just a demon on the organ), and I run out of superlatives to talk about Garcia's performance this day.

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    Hey Jim, no question, play Airto Moreira and the Gods of Jazz recordings Killer Bees, or Revenge of the Killer Bees. Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke early fusion, like Weather Report but different, very interesting, under the radar stuff. For treatment, instead of toxic spray, Dr. Bronners peppermint castille in cool water, soak that nest from safe distance with a hose end sprayer on a cold morning . Bees, wasps etc hate peppermint and soap being surfactant, gets under their exoskeletal shells. Once the nest is soaked a time or two, they will abandon.

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    I have jumped off a balcony from the second floor.......

    Hey hey hey................

    As a certain Mr Pen used to say, "Baby I ain't no balcony hanger!"..........

    The 1985 SPAC show was the only Dead show I ever attended solo. Beautiful day, rode out on the bike, camped out on the lawn, had some green leafy material, just enjoyed the heck out of the whole experience!

    Early the next morning set out for Hershey. Got soaked on the way, but hey, when you're on a bike and you get soaked, you can't get any wetter. My best friend and my brother---both bikers---were supposed to ride down and met me there and we'd ride back together. LOL they chickened out. It rained, but we kept the blow dry. Another enjoyable and noteworthy experience..........

    Rode back solo the next day, those were the days!

    Rock on!!!

    Doc, paperwork day!
    Youth has no age.....

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    So why not.. SPAC 84 virgin listen.

    They played the beginning of the City Island show the day before on Today in GD History. I think I have one cursory listen a couple decades ago when I discovered Archive.Org. Jerry's voice is a big haggard on a few songs (thinking Peggy-O for example), which seems to continue on through to SPAC.

    SPAC is one of my many GD regrets. I never made it there and could have. I am particularly fond of the 85 show. Now which one of you was dangling from the balcony that night? never mind.. you'll never admit it, but you know who you are.

    Got a medium size hornets nest in my attic that needs to go before while summer is young. I think my attic fan is shot too. The exterminator is charging too damned much so I am going to brave this adventure tonight. Wish me luck (balanced with how much could it really hurt anway).

    What should I play for the dancing bees 🐝 to give me an edge? A good meltdown space, a rockin' Fire in the attic or Dancing in the Hive?

    Edit: Jerry's a little rough or Dire Wolf but recovered nicely by the time the Candayman came around. Similar to the rough start the night before but improving, apparently, as the night progressed.

    Edit 2: Finished this while cleaning the house. They did pick up steam as the night progressed. Vocals notwithstanding, a high energy Bertha helped pull things together, the highlight for me being the PITB>China Doll. The Other One was typical for the era but good, a soulful Wharf Rat reigned them back to the finish line with a well paired double encore that would a smile on anyone's face as they walked through gates realizing they have no idea where they left their car (or bike).. but who really cares anyway.

    Nice tales from the Road Doc. Creates a little visual and context for the listen.

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    In this bright future you can't forget your past.....

    Morning rockers!!!

    Can it really be 40 years ago that we stood in the rain at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and enjoyed a fun Dead show, rain and all?!! Got drenched on the motorcycle ride down from Canada, but we kept our doses dry. Those were the days!!!

    Decent soundboards are out there, worth a listen.......

    We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.....

    Rock on,

    Doc
    One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.......

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    ...yeah, 2 hour drive to harrisburg listening to the newly taped FM broadcast of WONDERLAND of CANADA show and ready for a great afternoon in the sun, several friends (3 car loads) would plan to meet, one car "alabama toot-away", one car packed with coolers of cold beer, another car "up in smoke". walking through the city enroute to the bridge to take us into the middle of the river, hey look over there at that guy passed out under the tree, damn he sure does look like our friend Chumpweed...keep walking, he would never miss Garcia by over indulging in the early afternoon. Next day, everyone safely back in town and meeting up at a friend's apartment to rap about the show...hey Chumpweed, what did you think of the show? ah, man I passed out under a tree and missed the whole show.....

    I remember most the opener: toot-away, a fun tmns to end 1st set, eyes, black peter, gdtrfb; and yeah it was a speedy GOGD event, and most unique venue to have seen the band.

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Bolo24 says: An Idea, Perhaps? Since we're all going to have a fair amount of spare time on our hands for the foreseeable future, what about starting another thread where we all listen to the same show/release on a given day and then share impressions afterward? Folks can submit suggestions and one person (not me) picks what we'll all listen to - call it Deadnet Picks or something. Anyway, if this idea is deemed to have merit, I'd suggest one of the loyal regular posters take the lead and do the picking - y'all can decide who. Might be fun. If it does go forward, I nominate Dick's Picks 18 for the first listen. Been talked about here lately, and, had it been a single show rather than a compilation, we'd probably be talking about it in the same conversation as Cornell, Veneta, etc. Or perhaps even Gainesville?? Stay safe and healthy, friends - this planet needs as many Deadheads as possible.
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@UNKLE SAM so cool to hear a 1st hand account of the show we listened to today!

I bet that place is amazing, another cool part of the Dead is their appreciation for a fine venue.

Thanks for sharing the experience.

What was the Lakeland 5/21/77 show like?

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There's probably a joke in there somewhere.

Anyway, finally got around to listening to 11/30/80. Based on the smile on my face, I'd say we're due for another 80's matrix soon. Good stuff.

I saw Furthur there in 2011.
The carpet, drapes, ceiling, bathroom were all still the same.

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... but I also don't hate it, and coming out of Space is the perfect place for it.

Wish I could have seen the boys in some sort of prime - my one and only show was 6/25/95, which I loved, but knowing what I know now, it was far from a peak performance. At least I got to see Jerry, and when he came out and rocked "Rainy Day Women" with Dylan - that was cool! Plus, I heard them play a lot of my favorite tunes, if somewhat sloppy.

Peace

....i know first hand that JiminMD isn't a fan either, but agreed. Coming out of Space is pretty cool.

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In regards to Miracle, I'm a gonna jump on this bus and agree with you all, if it's gonna happen, I like when it happens out of Space.

OTIS - Glad you got to see one! I think every generation feels that way in some regard, except for maybe Bob Matthews & Sue Swanson. I might have to check out that Rainy Day Woman in your honor, later.

I'm saving the 10/21/71 Dark Star > SOTOTW for after 4:20 today.

Sounded like Shakedown Stream Pre-Show would have Jesse Jarnow tonight, you guys read HEADS?
Loved that book!

And Shakedown SPOILER ALERT -
DL said they're gonna stream 6/11/93 Buckeye Lake.

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Nice.

Saw the two Giant's shows 6/6 was good then skipped The Palace, Buckeye and Rich Stadium only to end up in Kentucky for two nights 6/15 was good skipped Chicago saw three at Deer Creek and the two at RFK met up with friends that dropped two of us off at Freedom Hall and the next day took a tour of D.C. before heading home.

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@ FOURWINDSBLOW sounds like you were having fun Summer '93!!

Saw 'em at Buckeye Lake in '88, Bruce's first time playing with them, in a guest spot maybe.

Update your Shows Attended Section when you have a minute, if you want that is..

I neglected mine until the other day, but looked at someone else's and thought, that's pretty cool info to have up there.

Fun seeing peeps Dead Shows Attended.

Dark Star 10/21/71 :)

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....i keep meaning to do that. Just lazy and afraid i might not remember them all (not necessarily a bad thing).
edit. How do you add shows attended? i been visiting this site since 2007 and still don't know.

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Hey y’all who else is loving and watching the weekly shakedown streams on yo tube! A show from ‘91 is live on YouTube right now!

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Hey y’all who else is loving and watching the weekly shakedown streams on yo tube! A show from ‘91 is live on YouTube right now!

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Let's do 8/25/72, Dave's Picks #24 tomorrow. Sounds like a plan. Got out of the house this afternoon for a good chunk of the day. Felt weird. The darkness has got to give!

Holy shit Bolo, can't believe nobody got the answer, based on your clues.

New Dave's by next Friday? Let's hope.

Be well folks!

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A sore point with me.. as during a move about 15 years ago, an ex gf threw away the folder with all my ticket stubs. Until that very moment, I had a pretty much photographic memory. Now, nothing but questions. It's amazing how much our memory relies on some sort of physical media. If that sounds crazy, well.. it might be, but photographs and physical objects are such powerful reminders.

The real kick in the ass is, she also threw away all my pictures, every single one... simply because some contained pics of me that included ex girlfriends.

No wonder I can't remember shit.

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I just got back from Buckeye Lake 6/11/93 ;)

That was fun!

DEADVIKES - 8/25/72 It’s on! Gonna be some good jams tomorrow.

BTW we saw a bunch of Alpine Shows at the same time in '87-88, that first night of ’87 Alpine was off the charts, wish there was a SBD.

FOURWINDSBLOW -
Nine in ’93!! Damnnnn.
What’s your Favorite Year that you were seeing shows?
Nice Work!

VGUY72 - Once signed in, click Archive > Search Venue, Year > Enter Year > Find Show You Want Click It > Mark as Attended. It’s a bit hooky but it works, go top down first to last.

GR8FULGAL 77 - Hells Yeah! Diggin’ Shakedown Stream that is definitely making Friday’s fun!

JIMINMD - Ouch.. Remember your first?

I sure enjoyed Alternate Dead-verse today.

Be Well and Rock with you Tomorrow!

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4/19/82, Baltimore Civic Center. Don't need no stinking ticket stub to remember that. Electric.

Buckeye Lake.... fun indeed.

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Alpine 87-88. Those were some unbelievable times.
Like Jim, I do not remember all the shows song by song like some others do, but, for some reason the first night of the 87 Alpine run, I can still remember the Feel Like a Stranger opener and my buddies and I running down the hill to try and find a spot. I always remember the Tons of Steel from that night as well. What a time! 87 for us was different from our first experience at Alpine in 86. Of course it was two weeks or so after that Jerry slipped into the comma. At the time, I didn't think we would get to see the band again. What a run after that!
GOGD, do you remember the drought in 88 at Alpine? It was crazy. We had campers in those days 87-89. I just remember 88 was so hot and we always had tons of people coming to our camper looking for water. In those days, we had tons of beer, but not much water.
Some of my best memories of all those years at Alpine was after the shows in the parking lot talking to other heads about all aspects of the shows, the band, Jerry, what the encore will be the next night, etc. Similar to what we do here. Man, seems like so long ago, but I think about those days a lot and no band has ever come close to that feeling of seeing the Dead live. There are a huge group of people here that were at those shows at Alpine, this one is for you guys and gals!
At some point in time, we will see some of these late 80s Alpine shows released.

My wife has asked me as I am watching the Shakedown Stream shows, we will see you in the crowd on some of these?
My response, only if they play Downhill from Here.

Stay well.

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"What’s your Favorite Year seeing shows?"

I would have to go with '89. Saw shows spring summer and fall and they were all great shows.

Civic Arena Pittsburgh both nights. released
Closing JFK Philadelphia. released audio and video
Spectrum Philadelphia all three nights. will be released one day

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Did Bolo24 just say were are getting another Fox Th. 1980 matrix? woohoo!

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@ Good old Grateful Dead: I had to think about this one, that was a long time ago, and it was my first dead show. What I do remember about the show was the crowd, what a cool bunch of people, and the twirlers, my first time seeing them and they were everywhere, in the back, in the halls, in the bathrooms, everywhere there was a space, they were twirling. I'm pretty sure we all dosed that night, we did that a lot in the 70's. I have Dick's picks 29 which has this show and the Atlanta show if I'm not mistaken and the band was in tune and doing the "just exactly perfect" thing but I don't remember one tune they played that night. I also remember the tye dye, it was also everywhere and the stage had a huge tye dye mural in the background, most of the speaker covers were tye dyed too, as were a lot of the crowd.
I had heard a few dead songs before going to this show and was interested, but not a deadhead yet and believe it or not, this show did not transform me into one, not that night anyway, it was the April 80 show that did that. I remember getting close enough to get a good look at Donna on stage, she was ok but I had seen bands with chick singers and she just did not impress me. I prefered Grace who in my opinion had a much better voice and was just lovely to look at. With that said I do believe that it was Donna that left me uninspired and the main reason I did not get on the bus that night. I think a lot has to happen for one to get "it" and this performance just didn't have it and the civic center, even tho it was newish, having opened in the 70's, it was still a cavern with not the best acoustics. But three years later, I jumped on the bus big time and turned a lot of younger heads later on to this band, still my favorite band after 40 + years.

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>>>>>The real kick in the ass is, she also threw away all my pictures, every single one... simply because some contained pics of me that included ex girlfriends.

That's a shame, a damn shame. The was just before she died in that tragic kayak accident, right? The river was running hard and fast and you begged her not to go out that day. It was only by the grace of GOD did you survive. I read the report about how you kept diving into the cold water time and time again to look for her, but, alas she was gone. But that's one secret you can never tell.

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Got out of bed way too early for some reason, but had a chance to put on today's pick and listen to most of set 1 without interruption. Really strong 1st set! I love the placement of "Black Peter" and all of the regular tunes are played very well. Just finished with that beautiful "Bird Song" before the wife came down and life started again, so I am going to have to save "Playin'", "Bertha" and the short Set II for later on today, but that 1st set was a great way to start the day!

For no good reason at all, this is another pick that doesn't get as much play from me, but after this morning's initial listen, I think that is going to change!

Peace

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So cool to hear those Alpine Memories!

Two back at ya.

6/26/87 - 1st Night - Set 2 - China Cat Midi weirdness. The weather was getting ominous, my first show at Alpine, was totally ripped, and I start hearing horns and weird shit, I’m trying to see the stage, thinking is there a guest performer or something, more midi weirdness in Eyes > Drums, I didn’t know what Midi was or how they were doing that, it was eating my mind, by the time they got to the ripping All Along The Watchtower (broke out 6/20/87 that year, so it was new) the weather had gotten pretty dicey, that Watchtower sounded truly Wicked in it’s delivery and tone. The boys laid it on us that night. I bought the ticket and took the ride. It’s a night I’ve always remembered. We slowly strolled out of the show went and found our tent, partied, crashed, woke up and did it again the next day in the sun!

1988 - 2 shows, break, 2 more shows - Yeah it was hot and dry as dirt that summer as reported. I loved the break day.. we were kids, so not having water didn’t seem to effect us, we were probably drinking soda.. who knows. But we hopped in my buddy’s convertible on the day off, drove around until we spotted a pool in someones back yard, and we all ran and hopped in it to cool off and get a dip, then ran back to the car dripping wet, dived in and sped off. It felt so good, we were so hot and dirty and it was dry as a bone. Sorry folks, but we needed your pool and you weren’t in it.

At the time I never thought those would be the days, but those were the days!

THE TAPES:
Sadly the Alpine tapes seem to have issues.
1987 - No SBDs in Circulation still! Been waiting for 33 years, and even if we had them, which we don’t, they probably sound like ass, like so many ’87 shows. Healy was experimenting with UltraMatrix that year and lots of ambient noise got baked into most of those tapes.

1988 - Healy strikes again! Dan was doing some type of panning of the sound through the speakers, I can’t remember where I read / heard, think it was GD Hour, maybe Lemieux. Anyhow, it creates a type of “warble” sound in the recording, I’ve got those SBDs and they’re a bit hard to listen to due to the consistent “warble” through out. All 4 nights have it, I think the last night has it least.

Another Flash - 6/20/88 - The sun setting as they played Terrapin. I still remember that as a favorite moment, was way back on the hill on the lawn lots a space, just taking it in, looking at the moon. I’d just seen a new Brent Song (Turned out to be first Blow Away unbeknown to us at the time / pre-internet / phones / technology) and that had rocked me, we were big Brent Fans.

1989 - Well those are some good tapes!!

But that’s another tale, and I wasn’t at those shows..

Memories:)

LOL - and then life started again... that's funny!

Regarding 8/27/72 as close to perfect, I wanted anything similar to that, this show might be the closest thing too it IMO.

If not, I wanna hear your picks people, what other shows remind of you of Veneta, which I (and maybe many others?) think might be the perfect show.

And with that from Marin County.. The Grateful Dead

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....alright. I finally got off my lazy ass and listed them. I seriously didn't think I'd seen them that many times to be honest. That's a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches and kind veggie burritos my friends. What is really amazing is i have all but three of the ticket stubs still in my possession.
Getting ready to fire up 8.25.72 shortly. Working again today, so to the ARCHIVE!! STAT!!
edit. it appears there are no full show recordings there. Might have to wait until i get home. Think I'll listen to some Kinks in the meantime. Been feeling Kinky the past week or so.

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Looking at your shows attended, I thought you'd say that, but wanted to hear it.

I missed the entirety of 1989.. was out of the Country.

When I happened to catch a Dead show at the Frankfurt Festhalle in October 1990 (In reflection a tiny place to see the Dead!) I started hearing from other American DeadHeads that they'd just played Dark Star in Berlin... What the FUCK?!?!

I couldn't believe what I was hearing. What have I been missing I thought to myself... turns out a lot of really good Grateful Dead shows in 1989 & 90!

I'ma gonna check out some of those shows you mentioned at some point.

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Way cool to hear your memories on the scene.

Yeah, I noticed a little gap in your shows between the first and the next.

Oh Donna, she scared you away for a bit!

She sure is a good sport about it all, at least from what I've seen.
But who knows what happens when she turns out the lights. Wooooo ooooo ooooo!!

Good Times and thanks for sharing!

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First, watching Shakedown last night (I thought the sound was weak at best), anyway, noticed in the youtube chat that goes on beside the show and saw the name Stoltzfus! Was that you?

Shows attended - Guess I'll have to type them in since everyone seems to be :-) Yes, I have all my tix stubs. I think I have every tix stub from every show, play and movie me and the old lady went to. (40 years together, can I call her the old lady? :-) Believe me, in 40 years I've used many other terms. Hell, I even tried to get her to go kayaking with Jim's GF) Besides "stubs", my buddy made a list of every show we did, every song they did and how we rated them. He included who was there. In my notes I also included where we sat. Hell, had to something between songs while tripping balls, right? But years ago, he printed them off in a small booklet about the size of a credit card. It's always on my desk just so I can look up shows and say, hey, we were there.

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Nice Work and Damn! That’s a lot.

I was always jealous of you West Coasters

So much access to the Band

I started listening to bits of your first yesterday. That Supplication > LIT was smokin’

Got a Favorite?

Do it! :)

Nice to meet ya. And that little book sounds priceless.

Wish I was of mind to take notes at the time, but I was of mind to party and party we did.

Here's the tip - Once signed in, click Archive > Search Venue, Year > Enter Year > Find Show You Want Click It > Mark as Attended. It’s a bit hooky but it works, go top down first to last.

Good luck and have fun!

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Great memories for sure, thanks for sharing. Yes, 88, with the four shows and the break day were something. We would head to Lake Geneva for the day. Really fun times. That part of Wisconsin is really fun.

Vguy, took a look at your list, Wow! Impressive. I would have loved to see the band at Shoreline in the late 1980s. Would love to hear some stories when you get off work.

Peace.

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Great memories for sure, thanks for sharing. Yes, 88, with the four shows and the break day were something. We would head to Lake Geneva for the day. Really fun times. That part of Wisconsin is really fun.

Vguy, took a look at your list, Wow! Impressive. I would have loved to see the band at Shoreline in the late 1980s. Would love to hear some stories when you get off work.

Peace.

....i spent pretty much just people watching. I didn't get IT until Long Beach '87. After that show it was full steam ahead. The Anaheim show is View From The Vault One. I've spent a long time trying to find myself in the crowd because i know roughly where I was standing on the floor, but i keep eluding myself lol.
Biggest regret? Not going to more Cal Expo shows. That place was awesome.

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Haha.. eluding yourself again huh?

Yeah, I love '87.. for sure.

You got IT and that's what counts!

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JIMINMD - There you go! That’s a start.. Might As Well add it.

Then you’ll be On The Road Again to remembering them others :)

There’s some bad morning puns, I think the coffee is working.

THANKS ALL - Alright, I’ve peppered this board enough, sorry but there was so many nice responses when I got up this morning and wanted to get back at ya all!

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There are some rough spots here and there and a flub in Bertha. This show has a unique sound to it and it's mostly cause of Phil.

Another great Peter, beautiful Stella out of Space

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WOW, what a PIA. First the list formed on your account will be in "entered" order and there appears to be no way to sort. Then the dates when you pull up the "archive" are 1 day off. My first 4/1/80 show was under 3/31/80. After you enter "I was at this show", there is no way to go back to the next date. So lets say you went to a 9/1/85 show and a 9/2/85 show. You say show me 85, gives a list of all 85 shows, but only 4 shows show at a time. So to get to September you may have to advance 15 pages. You get to the 9/1 show, mark I was there, but the only way back it seems is to the 'home' page. So you enter 1985 again, forward 15 pages and do the same for 9/2. God help you if you were at 9/3 also :-)

So I started putting them in, but will have to redo if I want my 80 show before my 82 show!

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I can"t believe these shows were not taped with all the people taping at that time cassette's, PCM tapes and only five days later they had the audio truck to tape the Dead and Dylan shows. Were there screens are they on video? Just curious thanks.

GOGD you have a PM.

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....yeah. Every show is one date off, until you click a show and it goes to the next page.

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"Playin'" is really nice! Keith in particular sounds great in the middle of the jam. Summer and Fall 72 "Playin's" are hard to beat, though there is a lot of stiff competition! "Bertha" starts HOT! then... whoops! Jerry, as he often did, makes up for his mistake with a fiery little solo - then another near train-wreck, this time by Bobby (and maybe Phil) but they hold it together. Nice! By the end, Jerry is truly WAILING!

Set II - it may be a strangely short one, but they start right off in the deep end! "Truckin>bass solo>TOO" - Madness! (Why have I let this pick go unplayed for so long? Pure foolishness...) Spiraling jam, chasing itself and nearly disintegrating, resolving and revolving back to nearly boil over again and again (Billy!)... verse one at around the 6 minute mark, 22 more to go and - INTO pure exploration! Minute 12, and we are groovin! Phil has been particularly strong this show. This is a great Other One! Fractal melt instead of verse 2 and...

Sweet "Stella"...

This is a great pick. Perhaps I was originally turned off by the short second set, but it is just about perfect.

Highlights - "Black Peter", "Bird Song", "Playin'", Jerry's playing on "Bertha" for set 1 - "Truckin > TOO > Stella" for set II.

On to Dick's 28 (which I just got, thanks to a heads up!)

Peace

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I don't remember any screens... It was dark and rainy and I was tripping balls.

But no SBDs in circulation as of 4/25/20.

For 6/26/87 only 2 Audience Recordings circulate and are pretty much the only sources that've circulated from these shows since '87. One of these sources is the copy we got after the show once we got home and it's got some bad tape flips. Been waiting and waiting and waiting.

Honestly, the first night is the one I really would like a SBD of, just to hear that Midi Madness a bit more clearly, but I'm assuming it'd be a muddy UltraMatrix if it ever does pop up. It might be one of those had to be there shows.. but it's trippy!

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Yeah, this show smokes.. The band just plays so good in '72 especially August '72 and the PITB from this year are amazing and I love to get lost in them.. this Other One is dreamy too especially the return to Spanish Lady... sounds so good!

OTIS - Stoked on DiP V28? You got some good listening to do!!