Garcia said “We were great for seconds on end.” I was lucky to see Jerry play for about 1,000,000 seconds exactly. Thanks for your 1,000,000 views here . Dave Davis wrote this blog for 500 posts and 5 years from 2015 to 2019. Contact me at twitter @gratefulseconds

Monday, July 19, 2021

Newly-Found David Gans Relix Review of My Only Show I've Never Heard on Tape (Until Today): Bobby and the Midnights, Keystone Berkeley, January 26, 1981


Today is a cool day as I discovered artifacts of the only Dead or Dead-spinoff show I ever saw in which I have never heard a tape of the show, Bobby & the Midnights spotlight show at the Keystone Berkeley January 26, 1981.  Not until today did I know that David Gans was not only at this show, but he wrote an extended review of it in Relix, Volume 8 Number 2.  Its's here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eb9b8tgvwzev4e3/AABvdkJopLZCjMXmQB4K8jLVa?dl=0

I moved to California on December 24, 1980 in time to see five Dead shows in Oakland over the next week (well, that was the point). I moved to Berkeley on January 2, 1981 and immediately started to reap the reviews


As Bobby walked through the small crowd, I fainted.  Not because its Bobby because of alcohol and lack of oxygen.  Enjoy












1980 still called the Bob Weir Band in this ad at the Stone, but is actually first SF performance of Bobby and the Midnights

Santa Cruz 



Thursday, April 29, 2021

Palladium Run 1977, April 29-May 4, 1977

 This is one of my favorite runs, I saw show 2 on April 30, 1977.

Excellent song selection, one of the last Scarlets without Fire, Help Opens

http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2017/02/opening-night-at-palladium-april-29-1977.html?m=

My only show ever in New York  City, released as Download Series #1, St Stephen, Top-10 1977 show

http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2016/01/april-30-1977-my-only-dead-show-in-new.html?m=0


Never miss Middle shows May 1-3 that people don't discus much

http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2017/04/first-two-from-may-1977-may-1-3-at.html?m=0


This might be the most wah wah show I ever heard.  Just a compact everything is amazing show

http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2017/02/may-4-1977-mind-melt-at-palladium.html?m=0