“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, February 26th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, February 25, 2018
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA
February 26, 1977
Soundboard > Master Reel > PCM > DAT > CD-R
Transferred by AlphaDog
Lead-off concert for the spring ‘77 tour. First time they played “Terrapin” and the first and last time they opened
with it…how’s THAT for balls! “Terrapin Station” wuld not be released until July 27, 1977.
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Terrapin Station
2. Minglewood Blues
3. They Love Each Other
4. Estimated Prophet
6. Mama Tried
Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:
1. Playing In The Band >
2. The Wheel >
3. Playing In The Band
4. Samson & Delilah
5. Tennessee Jed
6. The Music Never Stopped
7. Help On The Way > Slipknot! >
8. Franklin’s Tower
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Promised Land
2. Eyes Of The World >
3. Dancin’ In The Streets >
4. Around & Around
5. U.S. Blues
There are so many reviews of just this one recording that I’m only showing the most recent ones below:
REVIEW: God I miss these days…
This was my very last Dead Show… 🙁 I got busy with other things… and moved on… Now that I’m a geezer, I’m
makin’ time for the things I love most- that would be the good old Grateful Dead… Anybody remember the
beautiful Rick Griffin Stage Banner? Wasn’t that the tour when Mickey rejoined the band?
I remember seeing Berdoo Angels all over the place… quite a glorious night.
First Estimated Prophet!! What a day, what a day.
REVIEW: Grate Terrapin Keith Smokes!
I can only imagine sitting in the Swing, and hearing Terrapin for the first time–and as a show opener. Minds
had to be blown. Keith really kills it this night. He seems to really lead the way on Terrapin. Phil and Bobby
seem a bit lost on Terrapin, but Keith and Jerry deliver the goods. I can’t think of another Terrapin where he
plays so confidently and majestically. An overall killer show, one of the high points of the K&D years. What a
grate one– in my personal top 3 of 77.
REVIEW: Best sounding source
Of all the SBDs and Betty Boards available, the original source is still the best sounding, to my ears anyway.
Levels are much higher here with more instrument separation.
REVIEW: In the pocket!
The band is really together, the sound is good, and the jams are groovin’. Sounds like just another beautiful
night. I like the Phil solo at the Eyes > Dancin’ transition.
Wow! Even though obviously an early take on the song, its still one of the best Terrapin I’ve ever heard.
REVIEW: a must listen show
as just about everyone else has said, this is one KILLER show. very groovy and jazzy jams. the whole band is
simply on fire this night.
REVIEW: nice Eyes…
Great Eyes of the world. Phil is so up front in the beginning. the whole groove is tight and poppin’ throughout,
with high quality Jerry maneuverings floating above. I’m digging this era.
REVIEW: First Review
Drove south from Santa Cruz with friends to see this show. Had never been to the Swing Auditorium. There
was a palpable buzz all around the place. More Hell’s Angels than I’d seen at any other Dead show (because it
was San Bernadino, I guess). I might have smoked a little, but I rarely got as high as many people did for these
shows. I mention this simply to point out that my perceptions were not drug induced. From the first note it was
pure magic; the energy, the huge, perfect sound with the deepest bottom I’ve ever heard, the astonishing
musicianship. I’m sure that a lot of the great energy came from the audience. Truly a legendary Dead/Audience
mind meld. To this day, that live concert experience hasn’t been equalled, even by the Dead.
REVIEW: Great breakout show
Great performance to start off this big year. There are quite a few standout songs, and also some very interesting
song combos. The 1st set closer Playin’>Wheel>Playin’ is great, and then in the 2nd the Eyes>Dancin’ combo is
real hot. I love when Phil takes on a solo which he does here after the Eyes into Dancin’. This show is a personal
fav of mine from ’77.
There are many more…you get the picture.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Feb. 28th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Mar. 1st, 5:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Aces Live Music, Fri., Mar. 2nd, 8:00 p.m.
4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton, 795-3886
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Mar. 4th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Feb. 26th, Lauren Mitchell, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 27th, Memphis Rub Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 28th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 1st, Bryan Lee “Braille Blues Daddy”, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 2nd, JP Soars and The Red Hots, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 3rd, Selwyn Birchwood, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 4th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Feb. 19th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Feb. 20th, Reverend Hylton
Wed., Feb. 21st, Buddy Gibson
Thurs., Feb. 22nd, Stumble Creek
Fri., Feb. 23rd, Theh Missing Links
Sat., Feb. 24th, Alexa Road, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Feb. 26th, Greg O’Haver.
Next month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Mar. 26th, George Worthmore and Richard Smith.
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: