39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

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39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by bones » Wed May 09, 2018 9:24 pm

Friday will mark the 39th anniversary of my 1st Grateful Dead show at the Billerica Forum in MA...it was U Mass Lowell spring fling also a friday night...a stealth pop up show in a small general admission hockey rink...incredible crush to get in the door...this was just aft er the Who deaths by suffocation crushing the doors a few months before

No encore,,,Brent was sick, his 10th show, and they had a daytime gig at the big U Mass Amherst western Mass campus the next day

hot as hell in that tiny 5000 generla admission hockey rink....

Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Peggy-O
It's All Over Now
Brown Eyed Women
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication

Shakedown Street
Passenger
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
drums
Black Peter
I Need a Miracle
Bertha
Good Lovin'

NO ENCORE - Friday night show & Brent was sick & they had day time show at U Mass Amherst in Western Mass that Saturday...

Brent's 10th show or so...

interesting stories & accounts...

http://www.dead.net/show/may-11-1979

https://archive.org/details/gd79-05-11. ... sbeok.shnf

https://archive.org/details/gd1979-05-1 ... eok.flac16
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12/29 Town Meeting - Shirley MA
2/15 RRE - Boston
3/2 JRAD - Portland, ME
3/15 JGB Cabot
3/16 JGB Monkey
4/13 Allman Betts Cabot
6/18 Deadco SPAC
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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by dr bakes » Wed May 09, 2018 9:29 pm

Very cool that you caught a Lazy Lightnin > Supplication to close the first set.
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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by bones » Wed May 09, 2018 9:36 pm

tbh im not sure i ever caught lazy lightning again...

in latter years

the stand alone Franklins in 1st different too as well as the Bertha sandwich at the end of 2nd set:

I Need a Miracle
Bertha
Good Lovin'
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12/29 Town Meeting - Shirley MA
2/15 RRE - Boston
3/2 JRAD - Portland, ME
3/15 JGB Cabot
3/16 JGB Monkey
4/13 Allman Betts Cabot
6/18 Deadco SPAC
6/22 Deadco Foxboro

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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by dr bakes » Fri May 11, 2018 11:56 am

Bump for Bones 39th
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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by KC.Jones » Fri May 11, 2018 12:06 pm

What show did they play last night?
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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by SunshineSue » Fri May 11, 2018 12:21 pm

Happy Anniversary, my friend!! What a great show to start your bus ride! :bears2

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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by dr bakes » Fri May 11, 2018 1:40 pm

I looked it up, they played LL>Supp 40 more times after your first, dropping it in 1984. Brent's 8th show. Did you go the next day as well?
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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by bones » Fri May 11, 2018 3:49 pm

KC.Jones wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:06 pm
What show did they play last night?
Boston Music Hall 11-13-78 pretty much had to be a fall 77 or a 78 show for it to be a recreation of when Jerry played with Wolf

Set One: Promised Land ; They Love Each Other ; Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues ; Peggy-O ; Cassidy ; Tennessee Jed ; Minglewood Blues ; Stagger Lee ; Jack Straw

Set Two: Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower ; Samson & Delilah ; Friend Of The Devil ; Playing In The Band-> Drums-> Black Peter-> Playin' In The Band-> Around & Around

Encore:: U.S. Blues

Filler: White Rabbit ; Werewolves Of London

good times fo sho :dance :mrgreen: :guitarred
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12/29 Town Meeting - Shirley MA
2/15 RRE - Boston
3/2 JRAD - Portland, ME
3/15 JGB Cabot
3/16 JGB Monkey
4/13 Allman Betts Cabot
6/18 Deadco SPAC
6/22 Deadco Foxboro

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Re: 39th anniversary 1st show 5/11/79 Billerica MA

Post by bones » Fri May 11, 2018 3:51 pm

SunshineSue wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Happy Anniversary, my friend!! What a great show to start your bus ride! :bears2
yup & kinda a stealth show at that like 5,000 people at small hockey rink

Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Peggy-O
It's All Over Now
Brown Eyed Women
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication

Shakedown Street
Passenger
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
drums
Black Peter
I Need a Miracle
Bertha
Good Lovin'
"gleeful amphetamine drip"

12/29 Town Meeting - Shirley MA
2/15 RRE - Boston
3/2 JRAD - Portland, ME
3/15 JGB Cabot
3/16 JGB Monkey
4/13 Allman Betts Cabot
6/18 Deadco SPAC
6/22 Deadco Foxboro

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