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37 Years Ago: Remembering May 8, 1977

by Rob Slater on May 08, 2014

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).

(Read: What's Become of the Betty Boards?)

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.


Set I:

New Minglewood Blues
El Paso
They Love Each Other
Jack Straw
Lazy Lightnin'
Brown Eyed Women
Mama Tried
Row Jimmy
Dancin' in the Streets

Set II:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
St. Stephen
Morning Dew


One More Saturday Night



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