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decree
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Re: When was your first show ?

#4602 3 years, 1 month ago
Funny how memory works, or, in my case, doesn't so much work.

I could have sworn I had seen either Jerry Band or The Grateful Dead prior to 1992. However, I kept a bunch of ticket stubs and extracted them from the chaos for this exercise in remembrance.

My earliest stub I kept was Charlotte, NC, the Charlotte Coliseum (now torn down and long gone), Wednesday, June 17, 1992.

Touch of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
West L.A. Fadeaway
Mama Tried
Big River
Jack-a-Roe
Baby Blue
Deal

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Long Way to Go Home
Estimated Prophet
Drums
Space
The Wheel
Black Peter
Good Lovin'

U.S. Blues

I don't really remember even being there, but I do remember RFK on the 20th of June.

So, I guess that's my first show, that I have proof of anyway.

I graduated high school in 1989, so by the the Dead were all over MTV with Touch of Grey, the older guys in classes above me had gone off to college and jumped on the bus, and they'd come back home with all sorts of tapes and extracurriculurs and we'd get our party on. Went off to school in 89 but apparently took until 92 to go see the Grateful Dead.

As a poster said above, not the best show ever but I got on the bus and never looked back. Seen every iteration (except Ratdog) since. The Other Ones, The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends including the mighty 'Q', and now, Furthur.

Every show I get to see now is precious to me, thank you PHIL and BOBBY for keeping on.
garyfish
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Re: When was your first show ?

#4635 3 years, 1 month ago
7/27/73 -- "soundcheck show" the day before Summer Jam, Watkins Glen racetrack, NY (Dead, Allmans, The Band)


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Equinox
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Re: When was your first show ?

#4655 3 years, 1 month ago
TylerTerrapinCurtis wrote:
Phil & Friends
10/12/07
Tweeter Waterfront
Camden, NJ
(total time: ~3:00)

Set 1: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Deal, Jam> Mexican Girl> Jam> Scarlet Begonias> I'm So Gone, Turn On Your Lovelight
Set 2 (acoustic): Lost Highway, Tell Me Mama, Deep Elem, Friend Of The Devil, Big Mon
Set 3: Playing In The Band> Cumberland Blues> Uncle John's Band> Jam> Mountains Of The Moon> Terrapin Station> I Know You Rider
E: Donor Rap / Intros, Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower


I was at that. Great show.
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ratdog2112
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264555 10 months, 1 week ago
I was browsing through past threads and found the one which I just had to pull back-up. So these are my first shows starting with the Grateful Dead.

Grateful Dead 6/17/75 @ Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Ratdog 9/02/95 @ Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA
Phil & Friends 4/15/99 @ Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA
The Dead 7/02/04 @ Columbia Meadows, St. Helens, OR
Furthur 12/30/09 @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Mickey Hart Band 12/02/11 @ Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
dr bakes
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264560 10 months, 1 week ago
09-03-77 Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. (Sat)
1: Promised, TLEO, Me & My Uncle, Half Step, L. L. Rain, Peggy-O, Minglewood, FOTD, Music
2: Bertha> Good Lovin, Loser, Estimated> Eyes, Samson, He's Gone> NFA> Truckin E: Terrapin
"Take a Step Back" before "Half Step" - the Dead left the stage for a few minutes after Samson - last "Truckin": 09-28-75 [77] - FM broadcast WNEW-New York - also: Marshall Tucker; NRPS
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georgiafurthurfan
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264562 10 months, 1 week ago
The Friday night sound check at Watkins Glen 7/27/73 was my first Dead experience....fully dosed about 50 feet more or less from the stage. Was way back in the crowd for the concert the next day and followed up the weekend with The Band and the Dead at Roosevelt Stadium.
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ratdog2112
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264567 10 months, 1 week ago
dr bakes wrote:
09-03-77 Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. (Sat)
1: Promised, TLEO, Me & My Uncle, Half Step, L. L. Rain, Peggy-O, Minglewood, FOTD, Music
2: Bertha> Good Lovin, Loser, Estimated> Eyes, Samson, He's Gone> NFA> Truckin E: Terrapin
"Take a Step Back" before "Half Step" - the Dead left the stage for a few minutes after Samson - last "Truckin": 09-28-75 [77] - FM broadcast WNEW-New York - also: Marshall Tucker; NRPS


I would of love to been at this show 1977 was a great year for GD shows but also w/ Marshall Tucker & NRPS icing on the cake (laced).
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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jodiah
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264569 10 months, 1 week ago
Charlotte, NC 10-22-1989
jodiah
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264578 10 months, 1 week ago
jodiah wrote:
Charlotte, NC 10-22-1989


I loved it so much I did most of the rest of the 89 - 90 shows. It was hard to juggle while still in High School. Good thing I was an expert forging my parents' signatures back then.
wlewis
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264593 10 months, 1 week ago
2002-07-10

phil lesh and friends

Set 1: Jam> Alabama Getaway> Jam> Tennessee Jed> Rock 'n' Roll Blues> Jam> Sunshine of Your Love> Mountain Jam> Doin' That Rag, Lay of the Sunflower> Jam> *Casey Jones
Set 2: Passenger> The Real Thing> Jam> Brown Eyed Women> Eyes of the World> King Solomon's Marbles> Stronger Than Dirt> Jam> Midnight Hour> Smokestack Lightning> Midnight Hour
E: Ramble On Rose> Into The Mystic
*Mickey on cow bell
Tracy Edger & Leslie Hagins then Mickey Hart & Bembe Orisha opened
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ratdog2112
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264597 10 months, 1 week ago
1st JGB show was 06/26/81 @ Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA.
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
It All Rolls Into One
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Re: When was your first show ?

#264608 10 months, 1 week ago
1st GD: Charlotte, NC March 24 1995. The only show my whole (immediate) family went to. I remember my mom taking up my older brother and sister and me in her arms for the whole Eyes. I was 10...a young'n, I know

1st Phil and Friends: Bonnaroo June 18, 2006.

1st Ratdog: Bonnaroo June 17, 2007

1st Furthur: Charlotte, NC February 10, 2010. Learned that Doin' That Rag while peaking is life changing to say the least! lol
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