I recently downloaded The Jerry Garcia Band at The Lunt-Fontanne Theater,New York, NY 10-15-87 from bt.etree.org This was a most magical night for me! I had bought a ticket for this night when they went on sale. I didn’t want to buy for more than one night, not that I could have afforded to anyway, being a college student and just having attended SEVEN other Fall of 87 shows between Two nights in Providence and Five at MSG.
But I really didn’t know what to expect from these shows. Jerry was playing Fifteen shows over 13 Days (two Sundays had 2 perfomances, Matinee and Evening) on Broadway. Each show he would play a set with The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, a new configuration with old New Riders pal David Nelson on guitar, The Ever Present John Kahn on Stand Up Bass, Sandy Rothman on Mandolin and Dobro, and Dave Kemper, from Jerry’s Electric Band, on Drums . Then he’d play a set with the Electric JGB. Sounded nice for a change. A chance to see Garcia play acoustic. Continue reading Egg Creams and the Jerry Garcia Band on Broadway
For the first time, the San Francisco Giants celebrated a World Series title with a victory parade through their city, and in so doing certainly established several baseball parade firsts:
- A Grateful Dead reference made by the mayor of the winning city.
- A red thong displayed by the champions’ preeminent power hitter.
- A thick scent of marijuana wafting through the air, hours after a proposition to legalize its possession was defeated by the state’s voters. Continue reading Grateful Dead, Cable Cars and The World Champion San Francisco Giants