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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 12:48 AM
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Happy Birthday 5-08-77! (best Grateful Dead show ever!)
(arguably) Known as the holy grail of Dead shows, this show has been rated as the top show of all time by most.


http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-08.shure57.ste...

Absolute sickness from the opening note to the end. Incredible "Dancing In The Streets", "Scarlet/Fire" and the most instense version of "Morning Dew" ever.

If you ever wanted to know what people saw in the Grateful Dead, this show will tell you.
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 08:55 AM
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1. Will be listening today
:hi:
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 09:00 AM
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2. Good Morning....
After my doc appointments today, I will try to scan and post my ticket stub. :hi:
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 09:03 AM
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3. Hey we see the dawn
Hope things go well. I'll post a pic of me in my new shirt. Dork.

:hug:
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 09:14 AM
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4. Thanks!!
I want to see that pic!

If you don't see me posting later, it means that they put my sorry ass in the hospital. I feel like a slab of spoiled meat today.

Maybe when I am better, I will re-live the events of 5/8/77....or did I already do that a million times in here? :shrug:

Have a pleasant day! :hug:
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 10:16 AM
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6. Good luck on that PhilBoy!
And please regale us with the story...."Julie Catch a Rabbit by his tail"
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 09:15 AM
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5. To many to list
Hey, there were good shows, great shows and the magical ride to complete musical ecstasy. I have been so happy at a show that I thought I was going to literally explode in pleasure. With and without substances- God rest em!

Random grateful Dead moments-

48 minute Terrapin Alpine Valley music theatre-
During that I felt like a stick of butter and Jerry was a red hot wire just carving me up.

Same theatre when they did we bid you goodnite on a Tuesday first time since New Years 1978.

Richfield Ohio at one point during Truckin everyone was jamming their ass off and it sounded like notes were being created at the front of the stage. The physicist that was with us he claims it did happen. I don't know but a great jam!

Singing happy birthday to Jerry at Leguna Seca
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 10:28 AM
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7. I've worn out many copies of this tape...
My first show was just a few months later at Englishtown. :toast:
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 07:06 PM
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19. Englishtown!!!!
I bought a bunch of fake purses there!!!!!

:rofl:
never went to the raceway!!!

HI fellow Jerseyite!!!!

:hi:

I'm in North Jersey!!!!

exit 153B

lost
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 10:38 AM
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8. Yup I have that cassette somewhere. I really loved Row Jimmy
from that show. How can one ever forget the lovely vocal stylings of Miss Donna Jean Godchaux. :P
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 10:39 AM
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9. So many "bests" in that show.
Best Scarlet/Fire, best Morning Dew, possibly best Loser, best Brown-Eyed Women. Great NFA.

I've got the show on CD somewhere. Fantastic version of it, perfect sound. I'm poppin' it in as soon as I get off work!

That whole week was hot, though. Hell, May 1977 was probably the greatest live month for the band. Even the shows directly before and after Cornell are absolutely jaw-dropping.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 10:46 AM
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10. Yep. May 77.....
I really love the show from May 7th a lot.....
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 10:50 AM
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11. Bill Kreutzman's birthday show. Red freakin' hot.
I've got it on cassette somewhere's. Really need to transfer those things to CD one of these days.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 11:00 AM
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12. Or you could use archive and rip clean copies....
Cassette to CD is hard deal to do. Archive has almost every show ever by every band ever.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 11:01 AM
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13. You people and your new-fangled Internets.
:P
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 11:06 AM
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14. Welcome to the nineties!
At least you are not trying to copy vinyl to cassette.....
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 11:08 AM
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15. What's "vinyl"?
:P



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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 11:15 AM
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16. Hey...thanks for the reminder this morning.
Edited on Thu May-08-08 11:17 AM by darkstar
Finals week. This slipped my mind. I read this and then dorked out by wearing the appropriate t-shirt to work.

:hi:
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 06:12 PM
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17. Take a step back, take yet another step back!!!!!!
Did Philboy get all bug-eyed at this show?
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 06:58 PM
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18. Personally, I'm partial to the night before
at Boston Garden. That's always been one of my favorite shows. The Eyes>>Wheel in the second set will separate soul and body :)

Not to take anything away from this one, though :hi:
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 07:06 PM
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20. Yeah....
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=title%3A%28Grat...

Great "Half Step", "Eyes" is as good as it gets and set opening "Terrapin" too.

The whole of May 77 might have been their best month. the Buffalo show is too good too, with the freaking fantatic "Comes a Time"
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