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, October 24, 2019

53 Souled-Out Nights At the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Dead Sell A Million Tickets


In Honor of Dave's Pick 32: Legend is 53 sell outs in a row, uh huh.  Knowing Philly, probably more sold in phantom rows etc etc.  Oh and Jerry Band in 1991 makes 54?

Again Corry is the real source http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-grateful-dead-electric-factory-and.html 

https://thekey.xpn.org/2015/04/16/xpndeadday-grateful-dead-the-spectrum/  has alot of youtube links

Grateful Seconds pieces,1972-1980

http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2016/10/best-local-review-ever-of-grateful-dead.html?m=0
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2015/10/the-20-something-one-time-only-dark.html?m=0
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2017/07/the-september-1973-sidetrip-dead-play.html?m=0
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2016/04/got-my-mojo-working-in-philly-39-years.html?m=0
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2016/12/the-grateful-dead-might-live-forever-in.html?m=0
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2015/12/35-year-flashback-part-1-of-4-august.html

This is just a more economic take and follow-up to the massive research by the Giants.




DateSelloutTickets Price Ticket Sales
12/6/1968SO E18,369 $ 2.50 $ 45,923
9/21/1972SO E18,369 $ 5.00 $ 91,845
3/24/1973SO E18,369 $ 5.00 $ 91,845
9/20/1973SO E18,369 $ 5.00 $ 91,845
9/21/1973SO E18,369 $ 5.00 $ 91,845
4/22/1977SO E17,195 $ 7.15 $ 122,944
5/13/1978SO E18,369 $ 9.00 $ 165,321
1/20/1979SO E18,582 $ 9.89 $ 183,690
1/27/1979SO E18,538 $ 9.91 $ 183,690
11/5/1979SO E18,538 $ 9.91 $ 183,690
11/6/1979SO E18,538 $ 9.91 $ 183,690
8/29/1980SO E18,538 $10.40 $ 192,875
8/30/1980SO E18,538 $10.40 $ 192,875
5/2/1981SO E18,538 $10.90 $ 202,059
5/4/1981SO E18,538 $10.90 $ 202,059
4/5/1982SO E18,538 $11.40 $ 211,244
4/6/1982SO E18,538 $11.40 $ 211,244
4/25/1983SO E18,538 $11.89 $ 220,428
4/26/1983SO E18,538 $11.89 $ 220,428
4/6/1985SO E18,538 $13.84 $ 256,615
4/7/1985SO E18,538 $13.84 $ 256,615
4/8/1985SO E18,538 $13.84 $ 256,615
3/23/1986SO18,772 $14.21 $ 266,727
3/24/1986SO18,538 $14.39 $ 266,727
3/25/1986SO18,538 $14.39 $ 266,727
3/29/1987SO18,253 $16.09 $ 293,754
3/30/1987SO18,253 $16.09 $ 293,754
3/31/1987SO18,253 $16.09 $ 293,754
9/22/1987SO17,950 $17.27 $ 309,978
9/23/1987SO17,950 $17.27 $ 309,978
9/24/1987SO17,950 $17.27 $ 309,978
9/8/1988SO18,454 $18.89 $ 348,583
9/9/1988SO18,454 $18.89 $ 348,583
9/11/1988SO18,454 $18.89 $ 348,583
9/12/1988SO18,454 $18.89 $ 348,583
10/18/1989SO17,806 $19.41 $ 345,585
10/19/1989SO17,806 $19.41 $ 345,585
10/20/1989SO17,806 $19.41 $ 345,585
9/10/1990SO17,772 $20.80 $ 369,711
9/11/1990SO17,772 $20.80 $ 369,711
9/12/1990SO17,772 $20.80 $ 369,711
3/16/1992SO16,760 $23.50 $ 393,865
3/17/1992SO16,760 $23.50 $ 393,865
3/18/1992SO16,760 $23.50 $ 393,865
9/12/1993SO16,394 $26.50 $ 434,448
9/13/1993SO16,394 $26.50 $ 434,448
9/14/1993SO16,394 $26.50 $ 434,448
10/5/1994SO16,500 $30.00 $ 495,000
10/6/1994SO16,500 $30.00 $ 495,000
10/7/1994SO16,500 $30.00 $ 495,000
3/17/1995SO17,373 $30.00 $ 521,200
3/18/1995SO17,373 $30.00 $ 521,200
3/19/1995SO17,373 $30.00 $ 521,200
Totals951,612 $16.33 $ 15,544,518
Radio freebies, Gfs48,388
Grand Totals1,000,000












1968
Dead prob got a few hundred bucks and some free beer


1972 First Full Dead Show at the Spectrum





1973

Prob the only bad Dead review in the history of the Spectrum. Fuck this guy.




1977

From the Philadelphia Gay News, April 1977




No Billboard Information Prior to 1978


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1982

Up and down dude? This is a Road Trip




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1988  (1988-1994 from Deadbase Annuals)



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1991  Jerry Garcia Band



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