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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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    I listen to Coldplay the…

    I listen to Coldplay the whole day.

  • January 31, 2023 - 12:49pm
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    Thanks Doc, I will add it to the list for this week. Still working my way through the 73 shows.

  • January 31, 2023 - 1:19am
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    Hey there rockers!!

    Pick Of The Day: The Warehouse, New Orleans January 31, 1970

    The events that begat Truckin’, a well known day in Grateful Dead lore. LOL the revolution is over, everybody go home, remember obedience to the law is the only true freedom. We know the history, but what of the music itself??

    The Dead start off nicely with their own unique brand of electric enlightment, including a mid set Morning Dew, Mason’s, and a short but greasy Hard To Handle, after which a “severe technical problem” (Phil’s busted amp) prompts an impromptu acoustic set that is filled with nice oddball tunes such as Long Black Limousine, Seasons Of My Heart, Saw Mill, and Bound In Memories. Maybe not classic, but certainly interesting and worth a listen!

    Bear travelled to these shows and we assume he recorded them. Are the reels in those still mysterious banana boxes???

    Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details…..

    Rock on,

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    The way up and the way down are one and the same…..

  • January 30, 2023 - 9:17pm
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    Eary 73

    Sounds good to me.

    Sorry I've been amiss. Struggling with time lately. Between my son playing HS basketball and balancing out surgeries for my folks back East I seem to be treading water just getting my work done. It's sort of put me in a music rut. Funny, you sometimes shun the one thing that can see you through. Spring '73 sounds good.

    Edit: I guess it's really Winter '73. A very creative year for the boys.

  • January 30, 2023 - 8:33pm
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    Champaign '73 . . .

    . . . sounds good to me. Despite the fact I love 2/15 and 2/19 I don't really know these shows despite having listened to them at some point.

    Oro I hope you don't think i was giving you a hard time. I was just surprised. Lord knows it's hard to keep up sometimes. Almost a full time job to give it all a dedicated listen. There's a lot of music out there!

  • January 30, 2023 - 9:47am
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    Okay, those sound good to me OB. I will get those started. Champaign Illinois let's go.

  • January 30, 2023 - 9:13am
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    POTD 2/21 & 22/73

    How bout a double shot?
    These are both on Dicks list of recommended 73s and I don’t think we’ve heard them here, at least I’ve never heard em.

    BC, I’m sure I’ve missed some picks, GOGD I am not lol. (Even though he’s a stinking quitter; )
    Perhaps part of the problem is when several of us toss several things out at once, or like your recent mention of some 72 stuff: we’re those picks, or just stuff for discussion/suggestion?
    In those cases, say where four shows are brought up, I’ll mark the one or 2 things that others seemed to actually listened to and or commented on.
    Like how I’ll mention something related to a days pick as a suggestion for furthur listening, but I wouldn’t call a “pick”

    I’ve been trying to go through at least once a week and note the shows picked and who picked em in my Deadbase, but I don’t keep track of when etc. I’m sure there were times between GOGD and when I became more diligent about keeping track that I’ve missed, SLACKER! LOL

    3/21/94: I need to discuss these shows sooner after I listen as I’ve already forgotten some of the nuances I wanted to discuss, yeeesshhk.
    I thought this one had good energy for 94 or in general, though Eternity was a bit of a buzz kill. Didn’t used to mind that one so much but it’s shelf life might be coming up? Really dug the second set! I’ve always liked the rocking vibe of Picasso and how JG can rip it up sometimes even if I have no idea what it’s about lol. Cool Speedway, and I usually like a good Victim, though I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Sweet He’s Gone, great harmonies, lil jam into another trippy 90s rave space, followed by a a nice LL/Stella/LL samitch and a Liberty encore for some variety.

    3/30/87: I’ve found these spring 87 shows more enjoyable then I recall?
    I like the matrixes and this one didn’t seem too bad though I agree that some of them are not balanced so well. I think part of my weirdness with this tour stems from being there, and being disappointed because if certain expectations we had more than the music itself?
    The way things were progressing vis a vis breaking out oldies and the old psychedelic energy, 87 was like a step backward (to us perhaps versus reality?) the jams were fewer/tamer, the vibe was much more dialed in, settled, and lacking that element of danger we were getting used to before the first health hiatus.
    We had gotten the whole tour ticket package (perhaps for a discount?) though not intending to do the whole thing. Probably figured extra tix on tour are gold Jerry, gold i tell ya!
    Whatevs, we did hit the first 8 but by Worcester I think a combination of burnout, tour colds, rapidly diminishing funds, and most of all, feeling underwhelmed? It’s all such a blur, don’t recall much of that spring or more so 86?
    So we sold the Wooster tix, hindsight being 20/20 wish we’d gone… (think we got rid of Chi town and Jersey already?)

    Anywho, my point being at the time we had a blast, dug the shows as always, but we’re a little disappointed.
    So unfortunately, like many things, once I’d made a judgment that was that and I’d sorta wrote em off.
    But through going furthur these most recent years I’ve grown to like them, even if not perhaps top shelf?
    So This go round of 3/30/87 was quite enjoyable for a lazy day in the comfy chair.
    Shakedown not the goat but no slouch and a good opener! Nice well played energetic songs with a good set list.
    Second set builds up nicely, including another good He’s Gone. I believe it was this one that has Phil hitting these big single notes on the backside outro section. I remember it really stuck out and I was smiling etc.
    Perhaps like much of 87 no really stand out stuff, just good clean safe tight GD! I’ve come to think of 87 as 77s younger cousin in that sense of the band really listening and playing consistent good clean music together as a unit, even if lacking the big jams and fireworks?
    Anyway, glad I got it in abd hey, it’s got a Baby Blue ; )

    Wish I would of continued with more music yesterday instead of more poorly played football.
    Onward!

  • January 28, 2023 - 3:49pm
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    It's the "Not Quite the FoxBox"

    but you know I mean :)

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    I can't believe I just read a positive review by one Brian Dyke!! 3/21/94 in the Taping Compendium.

    Well I'll be....LOL :-)

    Onwards and Upwards...

    P.S. Just happened to check out the "Fox Box" (edit- well almost) recently and was sampling the 72, too!! :-)

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    94 is definitely not a go to year for me
    However, I enjoyed this show. Nice same thing, Queen Jane, West LA Fairway, New Speedway Boogie, and yes a great He's Gone! Nice Stelle Blue. Fun times. Recording is good. Thanks WTJ for the pick.
    What did you all think?

    OB, shit I don't like either team left in the NFC, particularly the Eagles. So, let's go Niners!
    Routing for the Chiefs, not a Bangles fan. Should be a couple good games.

    Great story about your youth BC, love the Skull and Roses tee. February 73 is hot, but shoot, is there a bad month in 73?

    When I was coming up in the ranks of the Dead world in 85, most of the guys at my school were big metal heads, being a Dead fan was definitely not cool. By the time I graduated in 89, those same metal guys turned into dead heads.

    I will have to get to 10/19/72 tomorrow. I got through the first set of 10/17/72. Smoking hot!

    #45 shipping notice received a couple days ago. Still sitting in the shipping label created stage since 1/25.

    Be well out there.

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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.

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....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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Mark me down with it

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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?

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.

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!

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!!