Asked to describe the Grateful Dead's music, Garcia is reported to have quipped, “We were great for seconds on end.” (stolen from Cubensis site)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Jerry Garcia Fans Strike Back: Buffalo, November 30, 1977

Just a few weeks after the three monster Dead November 4-6 shows in Upstate New York (all officially released by the band), and six month after the famous May 9 Grateful Dead down the street in Buffalo, Jerry Garcia took the JGB back to the New Gym at Buffalo State on November 30, 1977.
There is a sweet audience recording here in FLAC and MP3.  All when well until...

All hell broke loose in Buffalo.

The usually reliable and loving Buffalo Spectrum newspaper send out a reporter, who in the midst of one Garcia's most awesome eras (and month!) and in the same state wrote an incredibly terrible review of Garcia. All I can say is fuck that guy.  As did all of these letters to the editor written the very next issue.

Reading these letters makes me proud to be a Deadhead and almost (just almost) makes me want to move to Buffalo.

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