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GD debut @ Red Rocks - July 7 & 8, 1978

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

On this date in 1978… the Dead played their first of 20 shows at this awe inspiring natural amphitheatre

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  • “I think this is probably the prettiest place we’ve ever played in” ~Bobby Ace Weir

  • A young Bill Walton had just won his first NBA Most Valuable Player award a month earlier; he hung backstage on crutches.

  • The version of Cold Rain & Snow to start the 2nd set on 7/7 is like no other!

  • A monster triple encore Terrapin Station>One More Sat Night>Werewolves of London closed out the weekend

  • Despite filling the much larger McNichols Arena the previous year, the band chose to embrace this sacred place to share with their fans

 

Night 1: Friday 7/7/78

 

Night 2: Saturday 7/8/78



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