If you could travel back in time to a single Dead show, which show
would you choose, and why?
12/04/65: I don't know the exact dates for any offhand, but to
go to one of the Acid Test shows would be great. Apart from the Acid Test
itself, the band's playing at those shows is great, really energetic.
03/18/67: To experience the magic.
02/14/68: Old school.
10/09/68: Love the jamming in those days, guests, etc.
??/??/69: Any show from 1969, To see Viola Lee & Pig Pen & The
Dead in general, in an era a little before my time.
03/01/69: Because: wow what an incredible show!!!!
The legendary status of the Fillmore West and energy of the show.
04/23/69: The Ark, Boston [my 2nd show] - really found how their
music fit me
12/20/69: cus I'd love to hear the 1st New Speedway Boogie
02/11/70: It's my favorite tape.
04/28/70: See them peaking at their final Fillmore East Stand
05/02/70: 3 Dead sets and one by NRPS and the best ever performances
of so many tunes. The Dead at the peak of their improvizational skills.
I love this show becasue of the raw energy, blues feel, and passion.
06/24/70: the vibrations on this audience tape are increadible
04/17/71: Never got to see Pig, and this one is a classic!
Pigpen, pure and simple.
To me, the quintessenal moment of musical improvisation and spiritual inspiration
occurred during Good Lovin' on this night.
I would have loved to see Pigpen and this show is one of his finest.
04/29/71: A great energy on stage -- but a hundred other shows
would be about as satisfying
10/31/71: Two words: Dark Star
04/08/72: Best second set played ever.......
05/11/72: Never saw Pig, Love foriegn venues, got the tape and
pig pours out like usual.
That Dark Star, why else?
05/26/72: To see Pigpen and to see a show I have heard so many
The Truckin/Other One/Morning Dew jam
An absolute classic of a show, and on my home territory! [Of course the
onvious answer is the first dead show, and then just come back through them
all :-) ]
08/27/72: A farm in Oregon on a hot summer's day, and a mind
melting show... it's the perfect sunshine daydream
A show in 72, in Veneta, in August, with Kesey, and the best Dark Star ever...how
could it be better?
so much going on.....Woodstock but only for deadheads!!!!!
I think it was probably their greatest show
i would choose to go to this show because of the energy that you can feel
even off of a tape . the set lists are mind blowing and so is the jamming
It had to have been fun! They rocked!
10/01/72: lyceum england great set list!
06/10/73: It's the only RFK show I haven't seen and it's in the
definitely in the TOP 10 shows of all time.
allmans and the dead!!! GDTRFB!!!
11/11/73: Dark Star...One of the heaviest and most provocative
passages in GD history.
12/19/73: It's a great mellow-jam show
02/24/74: I love this show. The songs and jams are great, and
it's one of the few shows that features WRS
06/26/74: Love the city of Providence, the year '74, and the
The thematic jams always take me to "that" place. . .would love
to have been there.
LISTEN TO THIS SHOW AND YOU WILL KNOW WHY. MIND LEFT BODY
10/16-20/74: Farewell shows - 74 was an outstanding year.
10/24/74: One of the most awesome sets ever played
03/23/75: Wall of Sound Excitement, Donnas not that bad, 3 sets
06/17/75: Would have loved to hear the first Franklin's--rest
of show was awesome as well.
06/14/76: Another example of "when Phil is on the band is
on;" Phil is *SO* on. The Dancin, Cosmic Charlie, Help>Slip>Franklin's
is one of the best tape sides in the public domain ... plus, the Beacon
Theatre, NYC is a great place to see music.
??/??/77: Fantastic Year/ Would see any at this point
05/08/77: 5/8/77 'nuff said
The Scarlet-> Fire, of course
I pass Barton Hall every day and can still hear the magic
What an amazing show on tape, I can't imagine having been there!
The piano in the Scarlet Fire is so crystal that it blows my mind, along
with the bombs. The first set is classic, great song selection.
05/13/77: I would have liked to see this show because it was
the day I was born.
09/03/77: Don't know the date, but Englishtown N.J. from the
late 70's-Best Eyes ever
05/05/78: great experience at Dartmouth; acoustics not the greatest,
but seat location and enthusiasm offset acoustics
07/08/78: one of my favorite shows, one of my favorite venues
09/14/78: Egypt _ from the video I have scene Venue looks awesome.
What a Trip. Obviously I would have stayed fro the 09-15 and 9-16 shows
09/16/78: it's @ the pyramids man, why not?
12/31/78: The Blues Brothers, the sound coming from everywhere,
the history, the breakfast
To witness the gala around the closing of Winterland
The atmosphere, Winterland's last show, the set list, etc.
01/20/79: First show, Dark Star: If I knew then what I know now!
02/07/79: To see the Dead at my alma mater would be mind-boggling
10/27/79: To see that Dancin->Franklins and that 11 song 1st
set. THE OTHER ONE, Caution jam
05/14/80: First show, would love to experience it again.
06/13/80: My first show. If not that, then 04-27-91. Both had
an unreal efect on me.
09/06/80: great music, good friends, outdoors in the new england
05/06/81: Nausau Colleseum He's Gone dedicated to Bobby Sands
because I fell asleep
09/16/82: To experience the emergence of the Dead world wide
in such a remote and magnificent place as Egypt.
10/10/82: Magical night in a perfect venue and the boys were
especially on fire.
10/17/83: My first and I had no idea the glory of it, I would
love to relive it.
07/13/84: It's a Brent show, Dark Star returns.
06/16/85: This Scarlet-Fire turned me on to the boys. Everyone
is beyond peaking! Plus the Greek theatre is such an ideal venue for the
Dead. They loved playing there. I never got to see them there. Great vibes.
11/10/85: Simply superb show.
10/09/89:Just to have been in the crowd to feel the vibes when
Dark Star started.
I went to the first of these 2 "Formerly the Warlocks" shows but
kick myself for catching a ride back to school rather than staying to hear,
unbeknownst at the time of course, Dark Star and Attics. for the second
10/16/89: Saw friend for 1st time in three years, stellar show-nice
dark star after hamptons's.
12/08/89: This being my first show it was special to me and it
would be great to experience it again!
03/24/90: The Mind Left Body Jam is transcendant.
09/20/90: Branford with the band.
??-??-91: It seemed like a good year. It's all a blur - I don't
dwell on the past.
06/17/91: My first tape - great musicianship throughout, Eyes
w/ Jerry and Bruce.
10/11/91: Show w/ Branford Marsalis.
01/26/93: fantastic show on tape. had tix, gave them up for most
important reason, to spend time getting to know the lady who became my wife
and most likely saved my life. Show contained excellent stella and Gloria
encore. Gloria and I married in june 1993 after meeting in Dec 92 and flying
to CA for the 93 chinese ny shows. I've never regretted giving up the tix
but I would have loved to been at this show. Never did manage to see a live
03/19/95: 10 rows in front of Jerry! Alabama! Unbroken Breakout!
The whole experience was so incredibly magical!
03/19/95: Because if I hadn't screwed up my mailorder I could have
seen the first Unbroken.
07/09/95: Because it was the last show I was at. I would love
to relive everything I went through.
It's too tough to choose. Each one was like being in heaven. When I
was there I was there.
I just wish I had gotten to see a couple more. And to have gotten to see
Eyes of the World.
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