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Thursday, April 5, 2018

May 3, 1968 Columbia University Strike!

Fifty years ago, the Dead were smuggled into Ferris Booth Hall at Columbia University and placed a hidden free afternoon show to striking students. Happy 50th on May 3!  The Columbia Spectator says they did the Dew that day. 
June 11, 1968 NY Times

Dead Essays says 

5/3/68 Columbia University, NYC (free afternoon show) [Morning Dew (per newspaper report)]
This show was filmed – the video confirms that the Cryptical>Other One suite was played. Setlist attributions have come from album songs that were dubbed over the film.   Sorry no music today, but you can try the youtubes and here for my clips

Deadlists says
BandGrateful Dead
VenueLow Library Plaza, Columbia University
LocationNew YorkNY
Date5/3/68 - Fridayposterstickets, passes & laminates
CommentsDeadBase XI lists: Cold Rain and Snow, Sittin' on top of the World. These songs supposedly appear in the film "Columbia Revolt"
RecordingsNone in circulation as of 2/02.

The prior shows were in Philadelphia ending April 28 and the next show was 5/4/68 at Stonybrook and for 6,000 in Central Park on 5/5/68 as well as 5/7-9/68 at the Electric Circus. 

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