“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Autzen Stadium,, University of Oregon,, Eugene, Oregon
June 25, 1978
SBD > MC > ? > D > CD > EAC > SHN
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Promised Land
2. They Love Each Other
3. Me & My Uncle % >
4. Big River
9. New Minglewood Blues
10. Samson & Delilah
11. Friend Of The Devil
Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. stage banter
2. Estimated Prophet >
3. Eyes Of The World // >
4. // Drums * >
5. Space * >
6. Not Fade Away >
7. Goin’ Down The Road, Feelin’ Bad >
8. Around & Around
9. U.S. Blues
* with Ken Babbs and The Thunder Machine
REVIEW: secret stash
…this is one of them show’s, lord have mercy.
REVIEW: Drunk ADHD Dude
This is an interesting show. Jerry plays like some ADHD guy who has decided to drink a bottle of
Tequila before hitting the stage. He’s kind of erratic, the vocals are downright fiesty in spots, and the
guitar sound is of the ripping variety. He also seems to be the camper who keeps having equipment
difficulties–probably because he is abusing his guitar so violently. Jerry is over there bein’ ornery all
show and needs a hall monitor to keep him with the rest of the campers. Bob is full of goofy comments.
Yet, the music and sound are great.
REVIEW: Golden daze
Absolutely one of the best days of my life. My buddy Butch and I stopped by on a hitch-hiking trip down
the Coast. A big show on a sunny summer day — Eddie Money, the Outlaws, Santana, the Grateful Dead.
we chilled in the back of the stadium through Money and most of the Outlaws. Figuring to work our way
up to the front when they’d likely conclude their set with the three-guitar-attack “Green Grass and High
Tides” turned out just perfectly. Saw Santana and the Dead from the very front. Kesey and his Thunder
Machine helped out during SPACE, which ended with a crash and surge of sound that literally brought
the crowd to its knees….AND THEN IT GOT EVEN LOUDER. Rumor has it that parts of Eugene and
Springfield were browned out during NFA-GDTRFB-‘Round and ‘Round. Those were the days.
REVIEW: Not your average 1978 show
This show beats the June 4 show, no question. Jerry’s guitar playing is perfect and fiery, and it’s good
night for vocals. But he’s also doing things different also seems to be having flash-backs to earlier vocal
and guitar styles. This first set is not to be missed. There’s fierce Big River with an interesting
introduction. In Candyman Jerry’s vocal has shades of the late 60’s with the way he uses vibrato. The
band is hot on Passenger, but Jerry does it differently with slide all over the place and fast soloing, again
similar to years gone by. Peggy O is not the usual sweet ballad, but has some of the anger expressed by
Peggy’s suitor, William; the guitar soloing is fabulous. Samson is a great group effort, with everybody
playing off of each other, Bob all hot and bothered, and a nice job by Bill and Mickey.
REVIEW: UNBELIEVABLE TOP 10 UNKNOWN SHOWS
FOLKS YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS WHOPPER OUT – CANNOT BELIEVE HOW HIGH
ENERGY THIS IT FROM START TO FINISH!!!
REVIEW: Jerry seems uncomfortable
Was anybody reading this at this show? If so, was Jerry using the Travis Bean? It sounds like that in Set
1. Unfortunately, though the band is energetic, Jerry sounds quite uncomfortable at times and is hitting
some sour notes. Seems like he was having intonation problems. Being a profesional guitarist, and
having once owned a Travis Bean myself, I recall having a lot of intonation problems with that guitar.
Sounds like Jerry was in a similar dilemna.
REVIEW: holy fuc*in shit….
granted jerry’s playing may not be as perfect, or as crisp as other performances… but he’s playing some
real mean guitar… he’s literally beating the piss out of the strings, and screaming his lungs out…. 5 starts
just for energy from start to finish
Jerry just melted my face off again. 5 stars for the the “Jerrybumps” I just had while listening to “Eyes”!
REVIEW: Very Peculiar Show
All in all the show had very fantastic moments once you can get past some of the equipment issues Jerry
had. It actually sounded better live!!! The Estimated eyes is excellent, but I wish the high energy stayed.
It appeared they may have run out of gas post drumz..
this i will never forget…we came from seattle,eddie money opened,we laughed,all the boppers,so
funny,the volume way down….outlaws next,lots of rowdy bikers,volume up bit
more…santana,killer,quite loud…….at that point,dude came up with a brown vial…dead came on,volume
max,we flew,the whole place.flew…wow…never forget this here….
Bob and Jerry are Hilarious. Its so entertaining to hear what might come out of Bobby’s mouth at any
given moment when its not pre-rehearsed! As for the music, its strangely energetic and sloppy. Sounds
like Jerry was listening to a lot of Punk and New Wave. Of course, it doesn’t help when your rig decides
to spite you… Works for me, even if its not your personal favorite.
“It appeared they may have run out of gas post drumz.” I respectfully disagree. It appears that someone
overturned a few drums of gas onstage during Space, then lit a match as they started NFA. Loud, messy,
wild, and utterly satisfying stuff.
REVIEW: Ibanez musician
Jerry and Bob Weir are playing Ibanez Musicians, MC 500 models, Ibanez’ Alembic copy. Ibanez
wanted Garcia to play thier guitars and produced this model specifically for JG, unfortunately he didn’t
exactly fall in love with the guitar, he stated that it was too heavy but possibly just didn’t like it. If it
sounds like he’s beating on it he probably is, putting it through it’s paces and seeing how much abuse it
can take. Those guitars are built very solid and heavy.
REVIEW: Been There Done That
Having actually been at that concert. The energy of the show was of the chart. Music may have been a
bit off. However the spectators Loved it. I remember watching and feeling the energy from the crowd,
and quite frankly I have never been able to top what I felt. It is one of my all time greatest memories of
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., June 27th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
The Blue Rooster, Fri., Jan 29th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Freckled Fin, Sat., June 30th, 8:00 p.m.
101 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, 251-3930
Michael Miller – The Grateful Dude:
Sabrosa Kitchen + Bar, Wed., June 27th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 365-1800
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Casey Key Fish House, Sun., July 1st, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
801 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey, 966-1901
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., June 26h, Suitcase Full Of Blues 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., June 27th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., June 218th, Brenda Watty and Shantel Norman,7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., June 29th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., June 30th, Ari and The Alibis 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Junly 1st, Truality gospel brunch, 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., June 25th, Jam Nights
Tues., June 26h, Gin and Juice Band
Wed., June 27th, Fancy Larry & The Plain Jaynes
Thurs., June 218th, Stumble Creek
Fri., June 29th, The Copper Coils
Sat., June 30th, John Howard & The Smokin’ J’s
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., June 25th, Al Donadi.
Next month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., July 30th, J Robert Houghtaling
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:
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