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