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    The last show.
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    Today in Deadhead history...
    The boys played the Hollywood Bowl in what would be Pigpen's last show.
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    Tonight in 1966, the first Grateful Dead concert was recorded live at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
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    anymore of that electric Almaden left?
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    Little photo spread in the SF Chronicle today
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    Holy shit. Bob Weir is 65. It's true, all the years combine.
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    Spent the day in Utah with the band up in the hills, where at least one person was observed entering the show under the canopy of a parachute, with purple smoke trailing behind him; some folks had set up a tarp in the middle of the crowd, upon which target the parachutist then made his graceful landing. As he passed over my head, I could see that he was dancing and had a ticket in his hand. Just a day like any other day, back when we had a Grateful Dead.
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This was a great place to experience the dead. I caught five shows there; 77, 81, 82, 83, 85.I loved the outdoor shows, no echo. I could almost picture the notes skipping off over the hills, running free. I'm sure they are still out there; frollicking in the morning dew.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Electric Theater in Chicago, IL. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in Omaha, NE. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Zoo Amphitheater in Oklahoma CIty, OK. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played the Riverport Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO. Final Eyes of the World, I think. Those in the lot were handed flyers from the band concerning their behavior at Deer Creek.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played Alpine Valley Music Center in E. Troy, WI. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Hot! No, not the band... - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Neville Brothers sat in on Iko>Day-O>Women Are Smarter and Heaven's Door. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY. [View from the Vault I] - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played the Riverport Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO. The Summer of Death tour wasn't over yet. Several people were injured the night before at a campground. A thunderstorm sent everyone scurrying for cover. Too many people crowded onto an elevated deck and it collapsed.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played Piedmont Park with the Allman Brothers in Atlanta, Ga. This was a free afternoon concert. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO. - In 1984, the Grateful dead played Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. - In 1986, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in Roanoke, VA. 'In The Dark' was released on this date. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. This is the last JFK show. About the only things still going on at JFK Stadium were Army-Navy games and Grateful Dead concerts. The building was almost condemned before the show, but the City let the Dead play one more. Then they had their way and tore this whole building down.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Santa Venetia Armory in San Rafael, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played an early and late show at the Rock Pile in Toronto, Canada. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Mississippi River Exhibition in Edwardsville, IL. - In 1978, the Grateful Dead played Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in Roanoke, VA. Great Scarlet>Fire - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. [View from the Vault I ] - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
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I believe Dead was saying goodbye. Remarked so that night...unbroken chain (only 2nd time or something, I've read)...He's Gone, This could be the Last Time ad incredible Stella Blue in an otherwise almost soul-less 2nd set. Glad I caught I Pittsburgh show thta sumer...would hate for this one to be my final memory.Played great songs but really without any fire for the most part.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Santa Venetia Armory in San Rafael, CA. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore East in New York City. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. - In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Soldier Field in Chicago. The last Grateful Dead concert of all time. [So Many Roads – So Many Roads]
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It's impossible to rationally discuss 7/9/95. It's also impossible for me to listen to this show all the way through. It's too sloppily played and too emotionally loaded. I do return to the show on this date every year to listen to So Many Roads and Childhood's End. In a way I guess it really did mark my childhood's end (although I opted out of shows the middle of the fall '94). "River run golden River run true Set a course and follow The star that leads to you..." http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-07-09.sbd.7233.sbeok.shnf Yo Soy Boricua!
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...I've never listened to 7-9-95. don't plan to either...
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played Playboy After Dark in New York City. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore East in New York City. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN. A very strong show with an extremely long second set. - In 1986, Jerry Garcia falls into a diabetic coma… - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played JFK Stadium in Philadelphia with Bob Dylan. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. Major weather foo in and around..tornados and thunderstorms. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. It was *damn* hot. They lost power during Promised Land, but picked right up where they left off after it returned.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played a nice show at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, NY. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore East in New York City, NY. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the King's Beach Bowl on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the NY State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows in Queens. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore East in New York City, NY. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, the start of a long, successful run at the theater. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played a fantastic show at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Great Box>Victim>Foolish>Dark Star. [View from the Vault II]
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Pac National Exhibition Agrodome in Vancouver, Canada. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the King's Beach Bowl in Lake Tahoe, CA. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, CA. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO. Good Scarlet>Fire. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Dark Star encore. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Franklin County Field in Highgate, VT. Highlight was probably Garcia singing Standing On the Moon with a full moon rising behind him.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Euphoria Ballroom in San Rafael. An all-acoustic show. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. - In 1981, the Grateful Dead played the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, CO. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. - In 1985, the Grateful Dead played County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
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On this date in deadhead history - my MIL's dog chewed through my laptop cord and my son used up the remaining battery, so my files are captive until the new power supply arrives from Dell on Tuesday. Unless there's somebody out here in Orange County, where I'm visiting, who I can borrow one from. So far I have found that Toshiba uses a different connector than Dell :-) See y'all on Tuesday sometime...
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Maybe it's a sign from gopod to go to the beach though.
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ithis used to be a good month for me and shows. my first ever, and that last show at JFK, i really danced my ass of at that one. no wonder they tore it down!!!!!!! woooohooooo. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA.The second set has a good Playin and a good China>Rider. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played a fun show at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. Good China>Rider, excellent Playin>UJB>Standing on the Moon. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Another good set by Traffic; another mediocre set by the Dead...
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Masonic Temple in Portland, OR. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played a great show at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. Outstanding Dark Star-->Comes A Time. Your intrepid reporter’s first show!! - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played a good show at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Good Other One>Stephen>NFA>Stephen>Wheel>Other One sequence - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played a good show at the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. Good Samson>Franklin's opener for the second set. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN.
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Aud - What an incredible way to begin the long strange trip! Could you elaborate on your experience - how does the show rate upon revisiting? Was it steamy? etc. It was so cool to hear the tapers section SBD excerpt from 7/16/72 and it totally primed me for the summer and fall of '72! So fine! Adios From day to day, just lettin' it ride, You get so far away from how it feels inside, You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall, But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
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I was 14. I remember it being a typical hot steamy Jersey day, and I was pretty much in awe the whole time. Was with 3 other friends who were also having their first GD experience. I was as much in awe of being with that many other freaks as I was with the music ;) Had been listening to the GD since '70, wasn't allowed to go to see them at Temple Stadium that year (horrors! North Philly! so said my parents); and '72 was my first chance. Roosevelt was HUGE for me, literally. I looked for that tape for years and one of the guys on the Well finally came through for me...
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Continental Ballroom in Santa Clara, CA. - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played the Paramount Theater in Seattle, WA. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played a good show at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollyowood, CA. Solid Truckin>Nobody's Jam>Playin. - In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the World Music Theater in Tinley Park, IL. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. A mid-second Set H>S>F put the tapers in a panic. All of the analog tapers, anyway
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what else happened on these dates, other than the shows. y'know like births, weddings, busts, etc. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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Today is July 23. On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Straight Theater in San Francisco. Mickey Hart's first show. Neal Cassady kicks in on vocals here and there. Hart and Kreutzmann both claim that the drummers were hypnotized for the show. - In 1980, Keith Godchaux died in a car accident in Marin County, California - In 1990, the Grateful Dead played the World Music Theater in Tinley Park, IL. This is the 10th anniversary of Keith Godchaux's death and is the final show for Brent Mydland. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played a totally forgettable show at Soldier's Field in Chicago.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1987, the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan played the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium in Oakland, CA. [View from the Vault IV] - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
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7/26/90 was the beginning of the end. I miss Brent dearly.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1972, the Grateful Dead played the Paramount Theater in Portland, OR. Dark Star>Comes A Time. - In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, CA. [View from the Vault IV] - In 1990, Brent Mydland dies of a drug overdose in his home in Lafayette, California - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Riverport Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO. damn. didn't realize until i was posting this today ... this is also the anniversary of my father's death...
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Grand Prix Racecourse at Watkins Glen, NY. Along with the Band and the Allman Brothers, the three bands gave about 30,000 fans a nice show as part of their sound check. [So Many Roads - Sound Check Jam] - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in Roanoke, VA. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. It rained. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Riverport Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played Watkins Glen Speedway in Watkins Glen, NY in front of 300,000 people with the Allman Brothers and The Band. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Rain, rain, rain...I *did* mind.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played Watkins Glen Speedway in Watkins Glen, NY in front of 300,000 people with the Allman Brothers and The Band. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Rain, rain, rain...I *did* mind.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the British Columbia Fest in Vancouver, Canada. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played a good show at the Cap Centre in Landover, MD. Truckin>Nobody's Fault>Other One>Wharf Rat>Spanish Jam. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. It rained again. However, the next day, with no shows, it was clear and beautiful… - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played an excellent show at Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. Best Playin' of the 80s. {So Many Roads – Playing in the Band] - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Buckeye Lake Music Center in Hebron, Ohio.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the British Columbia Fest in Vancouver, Canada. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played The Matrix in San Francisco. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played the Laguna Seca Rec Area in Monterey, CA.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the British Columbia Fest in Vancouver, Canada. - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Yale Bowl in New Haven, CT. Great Bird Song and a great Dark Star. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. Big fun show, on the heels of Watkins Glen. The Band opened. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played a very nice show at Dillon Stadium in Hartford, CT. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played Manor Downs in Austin, TX. - In 1983, the Grateful Dead played the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. - In 1988, the Grateful Dead played Laguna Seca Rec Area in Monterey, CA. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI.
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That first of the two Auburn Hills gigs in '94 was an absolute belter... ONE: Touch>Greatest Story, Row Jimmy, Spoonful, Lazy River Road, Me and My Uncle>Big River; Loose Lucy; Midnight Hour TWO: Samson; Way to Go Vince; Speedway>Truckin>He's Gone>D/S/Spanish Jam>Last Time>Black Peter>Good Lovin' E: The Weight Plenty of "tinkle break" selections in there --to hear the congregation tell it anyway**-- but what a cracking performance. From a strictly technical standpoint, easily the best of the last that I ever saw from 'em. **http://www.dead.net/forum/song-launched-million-bathroom-breaks LOL!
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1942, Jerry Garcia shuffled out into the world. He would’ve been 65 today… - In 1965, the Warlocks played two shows. The first show was at Big Al's in Redwood City, CA and the second at the Cinnamon A Go Go in Redwood City. - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada. - In 1973, the Grateful Dead played one of the all-time greats of an all-time great year in Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. Awesome sequence of Dark Star>El Paso>Eyes>Dew>Sugar Mag>GDTRFB. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Zoo Amphitheater in Oklahoma City, OK. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played one of the best shows of their summer tour at the Palace in Auburn Hills, MI. Excellent Scarlet>Fire and a good Satisfaction to close the show.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Hippodrome in San Diego, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Family Dog at Great Highway in San Francisco. - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played Colt Park in Hartford, CT. This ranks as my LEAST favorite show ever attended. Musically it may not have been so bad (as people tell me and try to get me to listen) but it was an ugly scene and I've never wanted to revisit that night ever again.
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a subject on which I'm starting to think we may need a topic. It's certainly the case that not every show's scene was especially blissful. One minor example, from the History of later this month--it was really a shock to come from the Veneta 82 show, which was a marvel of good vibes and general delight, to the next night's show in Seattle, where hordes of mounted police (poor horses...) were on hand to intimidate the fans into docility, and one was not allowed to bring so much as one's purse into the venue. I vaguely recall the music being okay, but the vibe was not the best.
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I was at that Meadowlands show where that Katz kid got killed. That security was way out of hand that whole run.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Hippodrome in San Diego, CA. - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Family Dog at Great Highway in San Francisco. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played a benefit for Owsley at the Terminal Island Correctional Facility in San Pedro, CA. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played a beautiful show at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played the first of two wretched shows at Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada. - In 1968, the Grateful Dead played the Orange County Fraigrounds in Costa Mesa, CA as part of the first annual Newport Pop Festival. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. [Dick’s Picks 31] - In 1976, the Grateful Dead played Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. Crazy, crazy night for yours truly. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA, playing Althea and Lost Sailor for the first time. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA. - In 1994, the Grateful Dead played night two of a miserable run at Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Afterthought in Vancouver, Canada. - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the O'Keefe Center in Toronto, Canada. - In 1970, the Grateful Dead played the Golden Hall, Community Concourse in San Diego, CA. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Palladium in Hollywood, CA. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played the Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. - In 1979, the Grateful Dead played the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA.
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The 35th Anniversary of what a lot of people think of as the greatest GOGD show of all time is coming soon. What can we do to mark this milestone Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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One friend thought the band was in cahoots with the airport weather tower. Great coincidence!! Really enjoyed my last Dead show!!!!!!!
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why not push for a release of the sunshine day dream video!!! remember the conversation on the old messaqe board-WE WANT THE WHOLE THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! peace nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Afterthought in Vancouver, Canada. - In 1967, the Grateful Dead played the Expo 67 in Montreal Canada and then played the Place Villa Marie in Montreal. - In 1971, the Grateful Dead played the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. Great show with an awesome Hard to Handle. - In 1974, the Grateful Dead played a great show at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. Excellent Playin>Scarlet>Playin, nice Eyes of the World and a nice Sugar Mag>He's Gone>Truckin'>Spanish Jam>Other One>GDTRFB>SSDD. [Dick’s Picks 31] - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN. - In 1989, the Grateful Dead played the Cal Expo Amphitheater in Sacramento, CA.
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That '74 show in Jersey City was the last one before Nixon resigned --his goose well and truly cooked with the "smoking gun" tape having been released on the day before, he announced his intention two nights later and jetted off for exile in San Clemente the following morning-- and they didn't play again until 9th September in London (the day after Jerry Ford pardoned him lol!). Y'know, as interesting as it is to see what the band were up to on my birthday and other red-letter dates in the life throughout the year --and with a word of genuine appreciation to aud for maintaining this thread-- I really do find it fascinating to examine what else was going on in the world at given points in time. They were doing a lot of "U.S. Blues" and "Uncle John's Band" encores that summer (as well as "Casey Jones"). Never heard the Dick's Picks of the 8/6/74 show but wonder if there's any kind of historically relevant stage banter or going on during that or any other shows from that time. In any case, they sent Nixon off appropriately enough as summer tour ended on the 6th with renditions of "Uncle John's Band," "Goin' Down the Road, Feeling Bad" and "He's Gone" (to say nothing of "The Promised Land," "Beat It on Down the Line" and "Ship of Fools," heh heh), and they capped it all off with a "U.S. Blues" encore. Being a nipper as I was at the time, the whole Watergate thing marks what was the beginning of my political socialization. It was quality stuff, really, being taught a bunch of rot about "respect for the office of the President" and so on in kindergarten while seeing the stone crook Chief Executive being run out of office, slowly but surely, every night on the evening news. I've long wondered what it must have been like in June of '73, with loyal White House henchmen Haldeman and Ehrlichman already having walked the plank and most of the public still behind the president (to go by the polls, anyway; hell, they'd given him 60 percent of the popular vote in the preceding November), and with the Senate Watergate Committee hearings just beginning to gear up (we hadn't yet heard John Dean's detailed assertions to the effect that the sitting president was, well, a committer of felonious acts whilst in office) --and, with all of this as a backdrop, the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and all that such implies come rolling into the nation's capital for a pair of all-day weekend gigs at RFK (and, up at Belmont Park in New York, Secretariat had just finished off his Triple Crown campaign in stunningly historic style --note "The Race Is On" from 6/10/73) It just interests me, is all, and here's hoping that my random musings on this day don't cause anyone pain. With that, I'm off to resume a private conversation with a lamppost, then --carry on.
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...shall we go, you and I while we can... If, like me, you were about to turn twenty one in August of that year. You felt like maybe the sixities had some effect on society in the form of the government changing, that because if you went to 6/9/73 and picked up a bag of garbage in the stadium, you got a free ticket to the next night that maybe money wasn't so important,and that maybe, just maybe, we could change things for the better. The war was ending,and hopes were high.
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...and right after the GD show, CSNY played the night that Nixon resigned. Much MUCH merriment ensued at Roosevelt Stadium. My (sometimes feeble) memory remembers pretty much no stage banter from the GD, but man there was plenty from CSNY. That tape I'd really love to hear.
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On this date in Deadhead history: - In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. - In 1982, the Grateful Dead played the Alpine Valley Music Theater in E. Troy, WI. Terrific sequence of Music>Sugar>Music to start things off. [Dick’s Picks 32]