Saturday, January 28, 2006

BUMP - 10 Questions & Best AUDs

Thanks to all those who submitted their answers to my 10 questions. It just confirmed for me how diverse the Deadhead community is, even online! The 10 questions are listed below for anyone else who wants to join in the fun.

Also, rather than bumping up the whole Best AUDs at The Archive post, I thought I would make reference to it here once more. I've focused more recently on the 90s, and found a couple gems from '93 in particular. Check out the Broken Arrow from 4/4/93 (Phil delivers a great version of one of my favorite Robbie Robertson songs, and the Standing On The Moon from 9/26/93 (Best SOTM ever? You decide...)

10 Questions for...
1. 1st Dead Experience -
2. 1st Dead Show -
3. Last Dead Show -
4. How many shows did you go too?
5. Favorite Dead year or time period?
6. Favorite band member (if it’s Jerry, 2nd favorite?)
7. Other favorite bands -
8. Favorite movie -
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)...
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead...
Feel free to include a link to your website, blog, Myspace, etc. too.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

10 Questions for...Andrew

Andrew (who has brown eyes BTW) provides his 10, and wants to know when there will be 10 new ones. I'm not sure if I'll do another 10 questions, but I think I have something else along similar lines in mind. More to come...

1. 1st Dead Experience - I'd heard a couple of songs on the radio while in High School (Truckin', Casey Jones, UJB ), but someone gave me a tape in 1985 when I was in College (I think it was Cal Expo, 1984), and I was hooked! Once I heard the way they were jammin' on Iko Iko live, there was no turning back.
2. 1st Dead Show - July 26, 1987. Dylan & The Dead, Anaheim Stadium, CA.
3. Last Dead Show - June 25, 1994. Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, NV.
4. How many shows did you go to? 7 Shows (I also saw the Jerry Garcia Band at Irvine Meadows, on August 1, 1992, his 50th Birthday)
5. Favorite year or time period - 1972 to 1979, the "Donna" years.
6. Favorite band member (if it's Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Jerry's my favorite, so my 2nd favorite is Donna Jean Godchaux. The vocals on so many songs sound much fuller and richer with her contributing.
7. Other favorite bands - Eric Clapton, Blues Traveler, Bob Dylan, CSN, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin. Mostly Blues influenced Classic Rock.
8. Favorite movie - There are so many movies I love, but I'll say "Joe vs. The Volcano". Anyone else familiar with it?
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)... The Holy Bible. Finished reading through it in a year in December for the 2nd time and just started again in January. Also reading Humility by C.J. Mahaney, The Book on Leadership by John MacArthur, and re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... I'm playing Beach Volleyball or Golfing. I also enjoy Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Camping (anything outdoors). If I must stay inside, then I hang out with friends and we will do "Dinner & A Movie". We'll pick a DVD to watch and cook a meal based on the movie (e.g. - We made Jamaican Jerk Chicken while watching Pirates of the Caribbean and we cooked Pasta Carbonara when we saw The Italian Job).

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Grateful Dead live on Playboy After Dark

Sent to me today by an old Deadhead friend. Enjoy.

Mountains of the Moon / St. Stephen

More Grateful Dead live video can be found here.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

10 Questions for...Jim

Jim and his ten:

1. 1st Dead Experience – Reading BAM magazine review of their Orpheum Theater shows in 1976. Had never heard the music, but the review described concert starting with Gregorian chants and I just thought, “Whoa, that’s wild.”
2. 1st Dead Show – Oct. 10, 1976 Oakland Coliseum The Dead and the Who. What else is there to say? Two of the greatest bands in the world providing an entire day’s worth of glorious music. I went there to see the Who, but was definitely impressed by the Dead. I was 14 at the time. No idea how I talked my parents into allowing me to go.
3. Last Dead Show – Oct 10, 1982 Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto, CA
4. How many shows did you go too? 35-40 plus numerous JGB shows at the Keystone in Berkeley and S.F.
5. Favorite year or time period - 1969. About as heavy as it gets. Absolutely mind-blowing stuff that knocks the stuffing out of whatever hard-rock outfit you want to name. Pigpen’s stuff was scorching, too.
6. Favorite band member (if it’s Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Bobby. He seemed to always “have it together” on stage, with clear strong vocals, a good stage presence, and good guitar. I also think Jerry’s guitar work is particularly impressive on Bobby’s songs.
7. Other favorite bands – Jefferson Airplane, Dreams Come True (Japanese), Springsteen, REM, the Who, Jimi Hendrix
8. Favorite movie – The Grateful Dead movie.(Does that count?) Watch part of it nearly every morning as I’m stretching. Puts me in a great mood and reminds me what a wild scene Grateful Dead shows were.
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)... Creature from Jekyll Island – A second look at the Federal Reserve. As Willie Nelson states on the jacket, “Scary. It’s the story of the world banking system. Enough said.”
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... Watching cartoons (with kids) or concert DVDs.

Friday, January 20, 2006

10 Questions for...SLC Library Boy

The man with all the Grateful Dead News fit to Blog...SLC Library Boy

1. 1st Dead Experience - Growing up, I lived right next to Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. One year, when the Dead came to town, I was overwhelmed by all the heads in my neighborhood. I starting talking to them, asking dumb things like "are they heavy metal?" (I thought that b/c of the shirts) and "who's Jerry?"
2. 1st Dead Show - It took me long enough, but the first show I went to where I was really into the Dead was 6/17/94 Eugene.
3. Last Dead Show - 2/20/95 Salt Lake City.
4. How many shows did you go too? 10
5. Favorite year or time period - 1973-1978 is, by far, my favorite era
6. Favorite band member (if it’s Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Jerry, so, second favorite, Phil.
7. Other favorite bands - I'm very much into House Music, but have been listening to old Talking Heads shows lately.
8. Favorite movie - Harold & Maude
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)... To be honest, my most recent read was a comic book (Fantastic Four).
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... jamming w/ friends, playing cello, making beats...

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10 Questions for...Tim

Tim adding his "two or three cents"...

1. 1st Dead Experience – Some guys I admired in high school turned me on to Live Dead, but it was Europe '72 that really blew me away. After growing up with Zeppelin and the Stones, Jack Straw and China Cat/I Know You Rider were a religious experience!
2. 1st Dead Show – Rosemont Horizon (outside Chicago), December 6, 1981. Jerry wasn't really fat and still played on stage right, and the Rhythm Devils did a killer duet on the floor.
3. Last Dead Show – Soldier Field, Chicago, July 8, 1995. Second-to-last Dead show ever. Couldn't make the next day, had to get back home to Georgia :..(
4. How many shows did you go to? In 13+ years, all Dead and Dead family shows: went TO well over 100, actually got in to see a dozen or so less than that.
5. Favorite year or time period – 1970-1975
6. Favorite band member (if it's Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Long Love The Phil Zone!
7. Other favorite bands – The Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, Lyle Lovett, Warren Zevon
8. Favorite movie - Withnail and I
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read) - The Secret Man by Bob Woodward, it's about Mark Felt aka "Deep Throat" from the Watergate era.
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... In no particular order: playing guitar, playing with my two Australian Shepherds, playing with my wife of nearly 14 years, writing, mountain biking, building trails for mountain biking.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

10 Questions for...Jonathan!

We had to twist his arm...here's Jonathan

1. First Dead experience - I remember hearing about them in middle school and thinking "Man, what a cool name for a band!" I think I heard UJB and Truckin on the radio about that time as well.
2. First Dead show & 3. Last Dead show - These are one and the same: 6/30/95, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh. What a show! The rainstorm during set break brought the "Rain" medley out from the boys: Rain ; Box Of Rain ; Samba In The Rain ; Looks Like Rain
4. How many shows did you go to?- Just the one, but I've seen "The Dead" on last year's tour. I know, doesn't really count.
5. Favorite year or time period? Right now, it's 1989. But ask me next week and I'm liable to say 1971.
6. Favorite band member - Phil. Phil. Phil. The man continues to be cool, inspire, and make great music.
7. Other favorite bands - Beatles, Stones, The New Pornographers, Rush, Radiohead, Phish, Springsteen, Guster, Miles Davis, John Coltrane
8. Favorite movie - The Godfather I
9. I am currently reading - The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
10. When I'm not online or listening to the GratefulDead - I hang out with my family (gorgeous wife and two awesome and beautiful kids), I play in my band, listen to jazz, watch entirely too much TV, read, cook really, really good Italian food.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

10 Questions for...Xian

Christian (aka Xian) joins the fun...

1. 1st Dead Experience - hearing Friend of the Devil and Uncle John's Band on FM radio around age six.
2. 1st Dead Show - June 24, 1984. Saratoga Performing Arts Center(SPAC), Saratoga Springs, NY
3. Last Dead Show - June 4, 1995. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
4. How many shows did you go too? 109 (approximately)
5. Favorite year or time period - 1973
6. Favorite band member (if it's Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Pigpen
7. Other favorite bands - Minutemen, Television, Meat Puppets, Pixies
8. Favorite movie - The Sting
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)... Koba the Dread(memoir about Stalin by Martin Amis)
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... I like to play my ukuleles, watch TV, dance, talk politics, write stories, and hang out with my girlfriend Briggs.

BTW, I love what he's doing with his blog, I didn't realize that Uncle John's Blog was actually a Wiki. Very cool.

Monday, January 16, 2006

10 Questions For...Jim

Jim (aka Westchesterdead) with his Ten...

1. 1st Dead Experience – I was working on an 8th grade science project of a model of the lunar eclipse (painting styrofoam balls and boxes, etc.) and I borrowed an eight track tape from my older brother.
2. 1st Dead Show – May 9, 1981, Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY. It was Easter Sunday and I was sixteen at the time.
3. Last Dead Show – Not sure, maybe a Giants Stadium show in June of 1991. Sadly, I didn’t keep track of that tidbit.
4. How many shows did you go too? I’m not sure….under 15, I think.
5. Favorite year or time period – Early 70’s and I recently fell in love with the year 1976.
6. Favorite band member (if it’s Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Phil, even more than Jerry.
7. Other favorite bands – I just completed downloading all of my non dead CD’s to my 60 gig video Ipod – I spent a lot of time listening to Morphine, The Clash, Nirvana, Cake, Beck, and then old stuff like James Brown and Duke Ellington. I have another 40 gig Ipod for all of my Dead collection.
8. Favorite movie – Too many to name, but ‘Cool Hand Luke’ is near the top of the list – It’s a great movie, escpecially when Paul Newman eats the fifty hard boiled eggs, with the help of George Kennedy.
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)... A series of horrific non-fiction books centering around tragedies at sea, with the last one being The Ice Master by Jennifer Niven - a story about the doomed voyage of the Karluck in 1913. It's time to get out of the water.
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... I manage the saltwater reef tank at our office and hike in the woods searching for geocaches with my girlfriend, who got me into this sordid hobby after I bought her a handheld GPS unit. This past Sunday, I popped my ankle out of joint on the trail and went tumbling down a hill head over heels. It's usually a bit more fun than that.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

10 Questions For...AJ

AJ with his ten...

1. 1st Dead Experience - I think I heard Tennesse Jed from Europe 72 when I was in middle school, then I got Skeletons shortly after
2. 1st Dead Show - sadly, i was only 15 when jerry died, and didn't get to see any shows.
3. Last Dead Show - see #2
4. How many shows did you go too? 0 :-( I've seen various band members in various forms live maybe 10 times
5. Favorite year or time period - 1974, except when I like 77 better
6. Favorite band member - after Jerry...Bobby, cause he's under-rated
7. Other favorite bands - tons, but definately Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Phish
8. Favorite movie - tough one...Spinal Tap was pretty darn good
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read) - The Clash of Fundamentalisms, by Tariq Ali
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead - grad school, studying International Peace and Conflict Resolution

Ten Questions for...Helen

Peace and please say No to GMOs from Helen...

1. 1st Dead Experience - Turned on by a friend - 1st show below and never got off the bus
2. 1st Dead Show - Sept. 20, 1982 - Madison Square Garden, NYC
3. Last Dead Show - June 19, 1995 - Giants Stadium, E.Rutherford, NJ
4. How many shows did you go too? Have always had a hard time nailing this down. As far as I can tell 130, give or take 20
5. Favorite year or time period - I hang on to the late 80's. This is when I transfomed from party-animal to Wharf-Rat
6. Favorite band member (if it's Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Well, it's Jerry so 2nd fav is Phil.
7. Other favorite bands - Allman's, Mule, Dave Matthews Band, Rush, Yes, Moody Blues
8. Favorite movie - Shawshank Redemption
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read) Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... Besides work and sleep, I knit some, do jigsaw puzzles, take photos, non-profit grant writing

Ten Questions for...Mark

Here's Mark:

1. 1st Dead Experience - Listening to "American Beauty" album that my oldersister (not a Deadhead) bought in 1972. I subsequently "stole" it and I still have that same copy.
2. 1st Dead Show - Day On The Green in October 1977 - The Dead opening forThe Who. Can't remember if it was Saturday or Sunday, though.
3. Last Dead Show - 1982 - Vietnam veteran's memorial show at MosconeCenter.
4. How many shows did you go too? 5 or 6
5. Favorite year or time period - Mid to late 70's
6. Favorite band member (if it's Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Bill Kreutzmann andMickey Hart - Loved the drums!
7. Other favorite bands - Cowboy Junkies, all sorts of blues artists, HotTuna, Janis and Big brother.....
8. Favorite movie - Don't really have one.
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read) - Jarhead
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead - Working on remodeling our house in Sonoma County, reading, taking day trips around theBay Area, hanging out with friends.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

10 Questions For...Deep

From Deep (aka Ventilatorblues)

1. 1st Dead Experience - High school (in India), someone made me a mixed tape, with "New Minglewood Blues" and "Me & Bobby McGee" on it
2. 1st Dead Show - :( Came to the US only in 1998
3. Last Dead Show - :( Came to the US only in 1998
4. How many shows did you go too? :( (you get the drift)
5. Favorite year or time period - 1972-1974, without a doubt
6. Favorite band member (if it’s Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Phil
7. Other favorite bands - Garaj Mahal, Steve Kimock Band, King Crimson
8. Favorite movie - Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)... The Secret of the Veda, by Sri Aurobindo (Sri Aurobindo was an Indian mystic/spiritual leader - The Vedas are ancient Indian sacred texts)
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... I spend time with my non-Deadhead wife, watch movies, and try to meditate

10 Questions for...Joby

Lots of responses right off the bat, very cool. I'll put them up as individual posts throughout the weekend.

First up, Joby.

1. 1st Dead Experience - 9th grade I skipped school with a cute Deadhead girl and went over to her house. She put on a soundboard copy of the Harpur's College show (long before Dick's Picks 8 came out!) and I was immediately hooked.
2. 1st Dead Show - 3/30/87 Philly Spectrum
3. Last Dead Show - 5/21/95 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas
4. How many shows did you go to? Around 100-120
5. Favorite year or time period - 1989 - 1990
6. Favorite band member - Beyond Jerry they're pretty much equal in my eyes
7. Other favorite bands - Neil Young, Bob Dylan, CSNY
8. Favorite movie - Blues Brothers is a great choice, loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Altered States, Kevin Smith's Jersey movies, anything by Terry Gilliam
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)- checked out from the library at the moment are: "The Truth (with jokes)" by Al Franken, "Mr. Lucky" by Jim Swain and I am rereading the Illuminatus Trilogy
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead - I'm playing poker or hanging out with my wife & 18 month old daughter

Friday, January 13, 2006

10 Questions

I'm kind on this 'we do have a community here' kick right now, not to spite Bobby, but to prove a point. The Grateful Dead have been gone from us for 10 years now, but still live on strong in a large part because of the Internet. The Well, The Archive, blogs, The Dead's own message board, are all examples of how Deadheads are able to connect in ways that we never did before. Sometimes a cyber-connections leads to a real connection, we learn from each other, we share each other's successes, each other's pain, and most of all, celebrate together the great music of a great band.

According to the stats of this blog, my readership has grown quite a lot lately, and I thank you for stopping, reading and contributing. I thought it would be fun to learn a bit more about each other. I'll start, the questions will be in bold, if you would like to participate, please send me your responses via e-mail and I'll put it up in a new post.

10 Questions for... Ben (aka BornAgainDeadHead)
1. 1st Dead Experience - I started listening to my Aunt's Dead albums in my senior year of High School. I think Europe '72 was the first one I got into.
2. 1st Dead Show - July 12, 1989. RFK Stadium. Washington, DC
3. Last Dead Show - June 26, 1993. RFK Stadium. Washington, DC
4. How many shows did you go too? 20
5. Favorite year or time period - Right now, it's the early '80s, their most underrated period produced some amazing shows.
6. Favorite band member (if it’s Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Bobby, even with recent events.
7. Other favorite bands - Haven't been listening to anything else recently, but just before I was 'born again', I was heavily into The Pixies.
8. Favorite movie - Blues Brothers. Has it all, great music, great comedy, and the greatest chase scene of all time.
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read)... My Life by Bill Clinton. Brilliant mind, kind, caring, and in retrospect, he got impeached for what???
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... I love to spend time with my wife and two wonderful boys and follow my local teams (Redskins, Terps, Nationals, Wizards).

Feel free to include a link to your website, blog, Myspace, etc. too.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Eyes of the World

I read a column posted over on Grateful Dead News the other day that in part brought up Bob Weir's assertion during the whole LMA debacle that a 'community' couldn't exist in Cyberspace:
"The cyber guys can talk all they want about the cyber community, but they can't tell you the color of each other's eyes," he said. "What kind of community is that?"
It got me thinking, we just never told each other what color our eyes are. What an oversight on our part! Well, my eyes are hazel. What color are yours?

(credit to Helen for the idea)

Monday, January 02, 2006

Best AUDs at The Archive

BUMP! BUMP!

Hope everyone had a happy and safe new year. I would like to express an extra special new year's kudos to Microdot, who has kept me VERY busy the past couple weeks with his contributions to the list below. From my count, he is responsible for recommending 65 of the shows below. He found some really special shows and I can't thank him enough for taking part in this effort.

I will of course continue to add to the list and I encourage you to keep those recommendations coming in. If you are looking for some years to explore, we are still a little light from '75-'78, '88-'91, and we don't have anything yet from '92 on.

Thanks again and have a grateful 2006!

3/26/68 - Melodyland Theater - Anaheim, CA (via Microdot)
3/29/68 - Carousel Ballroom - SF, CA (via Microdot)
3/30/68 - Carousel Ballroom - SF, CA (via Microdot)
4/15/69 - The Music Box - Omaha, NE (via Microdot)
5/3/69 (partial show) - Winterland - SF, CA (via US Blues)
3/21/70 (early show) - Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY (via Microdot)
3/21/70 (late show) - Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY (via Microdot)
6/24/70 - Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY (via Ventalatorblues) Note - Available only for Lossless download.
9/20/70 - Fillmore East - NYC (via Anonymous)
11/8/70 *** - Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY (via Microdot)
12/28/70 - Legion Stadium - El Monte, CA (via Microdot)
8/5/71 - Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA (via Microdot)
8/6/71 ***- Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA (via BADH, aka your's truly). Best AUD ever?
4/29/72 - Musikhalle - Hamburg, Germany (via Microdot)
9/9/72 *** - Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA (via BADH) Another great one from Hollywood.
7/1/73 - Universal Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA (via US Blues)
8/1/73 *** - Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NY (via BADH)
9/7/73 - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY (via BADH)
5/17/74 - Pacific Colisuem - Vancouver, BC (via US Blues)
6/8/74 ***- Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (via Microdot) Note: Looking for some great filler, check out the 'PITB>WR>PITB, Eyes'
6/22/74 - Jai-Alai Fronton - Miami, FL (via US Blues)
6/23/74 - Jai-Alai Fronton - Miami, FL (via US Blues)
6/26/74 ***- Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI (via US Blues)
6/28/74 - Boston Garden - Boston, MA (via US Blues)
6/30/74 - Springfield Civic Center - Springfield, MA (via US Blues)
7/21/74 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA (via US Blues)
7/29/74 - Capital Centre - Landover, MD (via US Blues)
8/4/74 ***- Philadelphia Civic Center, Philly, PA (via US Blues)
8/5/74 - Philadelphia Civic Center, Philly, PA (via US Blues - he sure does have '74 covered, doesn't he! Whew!)
6/17/75 ***- Winterland - SF, CA (via Microdot)
6/10/76 ***- Boston Music Hall - Boston, MA (via Microdot)
7/16/76 - Orpheum Theater - SF, CA (via Microdot)
9/24/76 - William & Mary College Hall - Williamsburg, VA (via Microdot)
9/27/76 - Community War Memorial Auditorium - Rochester, NY (via Microdot)
9/28/76 - Onongada County War Memorial - Syracuse, NY (via Microdot)
9/30/76 - Mershon Auditorium, Ohio State U. - Columbus, OH (via Microdot)
10/15/76 ***- Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA (via Anonymous)
2/27/77 ***- Robertson Gym, UCSB - Goleta, CA (via Microdot)
4/23/77 - Springfield Civic Center - Springfield, MA (via Microdot)
4/29/77 - The Palladium - NYC (via Microdot)
5/26/77 - Baltimore Civic Center - Baltimore, MD (via Microdot)
6/9/77 ***- Winterland - SF, CA (via BADH)
10/29/77 - Field House, Northern Illinois U. - Dekalb, IL (via Microdot)
11/4/77 - Cotterrell Gym, Colgate U - Hamilton, NY (via Microdot)
1/22/78 ***- McArthur Court, U. of Oregon - Eugene, OR (via Microdot) Note: Check out the Other One>Close Encounters Space!
5/6/78 ***- Patrick Gymnasium, U. of Vermont - Burlington, VT (via Microdot)
5/16/78 - Uptown Theater - Chicago, IL (via Microdot)
12/19/78 *** - State Fairground Coliseum - Jackson, MS (via Microdot)
12/28/78 ***- Golden Hall, Community Concourse - San Diego, CA (via Microdot)
12/30/78 - Pauley Pavillion - Los Angeles, CA (via Microdot)
1/8/79 ***- MSG - NYC (via US Blues)
1/10/79 - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY (via US Blues)
1/11/79 - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY (via US Blues)
1/15/79 - Springfield Civic Center - Springfield, MA (via Stewart)
1/20/79 - Shea's Buffalo Theater - Buffalo, NY (via Microdot)
5/7/79 ***- Allan Kirby Fieldhouse, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (via Anonymous)
5/9/79 ***- Broome County Arena - Binghamton, NY (via Microdot)
9/1/79 - Holleder Memorial Stadium - Rochester, NY (via Microdot)
10/27/79 ***- Cape Cod Coliseum - South Yarmouth, MA (via Microdot)
12/30/79 - Oakland Auditorium Arena - Oakland, CA (via Microdot)
12/31/79 - Oakland Auditorium Arena - Oakland, CA (via Microdot)
5/1/80 - Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC (via BADH)
6/7/80 - Folsom Field - Boulder, CO (via BADH)
6/12/80 - Portland Memorial Coliseum - Portland, OR (via BADH)
6/21/80 - West High Auditorium - Anchorage, AK (via Microdot)
9/6/80 - State Fairgrounds- Lewiston, ME (via aoxoa)
10/27/80 ****- Radio City Music Hall - NYC (via aoxoa) Note: My #1 favorite right now!
11/29/80 - Alligator Alley - Gainesville, FL (via BADH)
3/3/81 ***- Cleveland Music Hall - Cleveland, OH (via BADH)
3/7/81 *** - Cole Field House - College Park, MD (via BADH)
3/9/81 *** - MSG - NYC (via BADH)
3/10/81 - MSG - NYC (via US Blues)
5/5/81 - Glens Falls Civic Center - Glens Falls, NY (via US Blues)
5/6/81 *** - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY (via BADH) Note - this show is featured as Dick's Picks Vol. 13
5/9/81 *** - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY (via BADH)
5/15/81 ***- Rutgers Athletic Center - New Brunswick, NJ (via Westchesterdead) Note - The whole show is available to Stream, but only about half the show is available to download. Strange.
5/16/81 - Barton Hall, Cornell Univ. - Ithaca, NY (via Microdot)
7/4/81 - Manor Downs - Austin, TX (via Microdot)
7/11/81 - Alpine Valley Music Theater - East Troy, WI (via BADH)
7/14/81 - McNichols Arena - Denver, CO (via Microdot)
8/14/81 - Seattle Center Coliseum - Seattle, WA (via Microdot)
9/11/81 - Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA (via Microdot)
9/12/81 - Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA (via Microdot)
9/13/81 (partial show) - Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA (via Microdot)
9/26/81 ***- War Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, NY (via BADH)
10/15/81 - Club Melk Weg - Amsterdam, Netherlands (via Westchesterdead)
2/7/82 - Warfield Theater - SF, CA (via Jonathan)
7/17/82 - Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA (via Microdot)
7/18/82 ***- Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA (via Microdot)
7/27/82 ***- Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO (via Microdot)
7/28/82 ***- Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO (via Microdot)
7/29/82 ***- Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO (via Microdot) Note - What an amazing run at Red Rocks! Hot Hot Hot!
7/31/82 - Manor Downs - Austin, TX (via Microdot)
8/6/82 - St. Paul Civic Center - St. Paul, MN (via BADH)
4/12/83 **** - Broome County Arena - Binghamton, NY (via Microdot/dhs) Note - an extra star because it's THAT good.
6/27/83 - Poplar Creek Music Theater - Hofman Estates, IL (via Microdot)
6/28/83 *** - Poplar Creek Music Theater - Hofman Estates, IL (via Microdot)
8/21/83 - Frost Amphitheater - Palo Alto, CA (via Microdot)
9/2/83 *** - Boise Pavillion, Boise State Univ. - Boise, ID (via Microdot)
10/11/83 - MSG - NYC (via Microdot)
10/12/83 - MSG - NYC (via Microdot)
10/14/83 - Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, CT (via Microdot)
10/15/83 *** - Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, CT (via Microdot)
10/17/83 - Olympic Arena - Lake Placid, NY (via Microdot)
10/31/83 - Marin County Veterans Coliseum - San Rafael, CA (via BADH)
12/27/83 - San Francisco Civic Auditorium - SF, CA (via Microdot)
12/28/83 *** - San Francisco Civic Auditorium - SF, CA (via Microdot)
12/31/83 - San Francisco Civic Auditorium - SF, CA (via Microdot) Note: Individual track listings are not accurate. Looks like a good NYE show nonetheless.
4/20/84 - Philadelphia Civic Center - Philly, PA (via Microdot)
4/21/84 - Philadelphia Civic Center - Philly, PA (via Stewart)
10/11/84 - Augusta Civic Center - Augusta, ME (via Microdot)
10/12/84 *** - Augusta Civic Center - Augusta, ME (via Microdot)
12/28/84 - San Francisco Civic Auditorium - SF, CA (via BADH/Crazy Fingers) Note: Actually found this show from today's post on Crazy Fingers.
3/31/85 *** - Cumberland County Civic Center - Portland, ME (via Microdot)
4/1/85 - Cumberland County Civic Center - Portland, ME (via Microdot)
6/24/85 - River Bend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH (via Anonymous)
7/1/85 - Merriweather Post Pavillion - Columbia, MD (via Anonymous) Note: I had this show on cassette I think. It's been a long time since I've heard this one. I've got to pull out those old tapes someday, just to remind myself what I had.
8/31/85 - Manor Downs - Austin, TX (via Microdot)
9/2/85 - Zoo Amphitheater - Oklahoma City (via Microdot)
9/7/85 - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO (via Anonymous)
9/15/85 - Southwestern College - Chula Vista, CA (via Microdot)
11/1/85 ***- Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA (via Anonymous)
3/28/86 ***- Cumberland County Civic Center - Portland, ME (via Microdot)
6/21/86 *** - Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA (via Anonymous) "We'll give you Phil after the show" :)
12/15/86 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (via Joby)
3/22/87 – Hampton Coliseum – Hampton, VA (via BADH)
3/23/87 – Hampton Coliseum – Hampton, VA (via BADH)
3/24/87 *** – Hampton Coliseum – Hampton, VA (via BADH)
3/27/87 *** - Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, CT (via Microdot)
3/29/87 *** - The Spectrum - Philly, PA (via Microdot)
3/30/87 *** - The Spectrum - Philly, PA (via Microdot) Note: Jonathan recently reviewed this show
4/2/87 - The Centrum - Worcester, CT (via Microdot)
4/3/87 - The Centrum - Worcester, CT (via Microdot)
4/4/87 *** - The Centrum - Worcester, CT (via Microdot) Note: Stream/Download the whole show. Good luck otherwise figuring out what is what.
7/6/87 ***- Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA (via BADH)
7/8/87 - Roanoke Civic Center - Pittsburgh, PA (via BADH)
4/23/88 ***- Irvine Meadows - Irvine, CA (via BADH)
7/15/88 ***- Greek Theater, U of California - Berkeley, CA (via Microdot)
7/29/88 *** - Laguna Seca Rec Area, Monterey, CA (via Joby)
12/10/88 - Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA (via Microdot)
12/11/88 - Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA (via Joby)
3/27/89 - The Omni - Atlanta, GA (via Jonathan)
3/28/89 - The Omni - Atlanta, GA (via Jonathan)
4/9/89 – Freedom Hall – Louisville, KY (via BADH)
8/6/89 ***- Cal Expo - Sacramento, CA (via Microdot)
8/19/89 ***- Greek Theater, U of California - Berkeley, CA (via Microdot)
10/9/89 ****- Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA (via Microdot) Note: One of my all time favorites. Just as good as the SBD, if not better. Wanna hear 10K people completely lose it? Check out d2t05...
10/18/89 - The Spectrum - Philly, PA (via Microdot)
12/27/89 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA (via Microdot)
3/24/90 ***- Knickerbocker Arena - Albany, NY (via Microdot/Joby) Note - AUDs from the 'Dozin At The Knick' shows. Credit to Joby for suggesting a different AUD source.
3/25/90 ***- Knickerbocker Arena - Albany, NY (via Microdot)
6/8/90 - Cal Expo - Sacramento, CA (via BADH)
6/15/90 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA (via Microdot)
9/10/90 ***- The Spectrum - Philly, PA (via BADH)
9/11/90 - The Spectrum - Philly, PA (via BADH)
9/16/90 ***- MSG - NYC (via BADH) Note - this show is featured as Dick's Picks Vol. 9
2/20/91 – Oakland Alameda County Coliseum – Oakland, CA (via BADH)
3/17/91 ***- Capital Center - Landover, MD (via BADH) Note - Wow! Glad I ran across this one. Remember it as one of my favorites, check out the Reuben & Cherise & Speedway Boogie
10/31/91 (2nd set only) - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA (via BADH)
2/23/92 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA (via Ventilatorblues)
6/12/92 - Knickerbocker Arena - Albany, NY (via BADH)
12/5/92 - Compton Terrace Amphitheater - Tempe, AZ (via BADH)
12/12/92 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA (via BADH)
4/4/93 ***- Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY (via BADH)
9/17/93 - MSG - NYC (via BADH)
9/26/93 ***- Boston Garden - Boston, MA (via BADH)
10/1/94 - Boston Garden - Boston, MA (via BADH)
3/19/95 - The Spectrum - Philly, PA (via BADH) Note - If only for the Unbroken Chain.

*** - Personal favorites so far (i.e. clearest and richest sound with minimal 'close noise', set list, performance, etc.)

(Updated 8/16/06 10:15PM)