37 Years Ago: Remembering May 8, 1977
On this day 37 years ago, a herd of Grateful Dead fans filed into Barton Hall in what would be the best $7.50 they'd ever spend (yes, tickets were that cheap back then).
A lot of Dead fans will tell you (and you can read it for yourself here) that this was either one of the first shows they attended or one of the first shows played for them. I happen to fall into the latter of those, as I learned the ways of Jerry and Co. through a recording sent to me while in college.
Whether you were there or listened to it later, 5/8/77 is certainly a very familiar date in the minds of all music fans. Take a listen to the full show below.
New Minglewood Blues
They Love Each Other
Brown Eyed Women
Dancin' in the Streets
Fire on the Mountain
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night