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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.

http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2014/09/missing-1968-shows.html   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. 












Six Months Earlier












https://www.jambase.com/article/grateful-dead-at-columbia-university-in-1968