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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bear Tracks and Bear Drops in the Bear Republic

"Slewfoot" was a great selection for the Dead's Santa Rosa shows June 27-28, 1969: "Bear tracks" in the Bear Republic.

date venue city state
6/11/69  California Hall  San Francisco  CA 
6/21/69a  Fillmore East  New York  NY 
6/27/69  Veterans Auditorium  Santa Rosa  CA 
6/28/69  Veterans Auditorium  Santa Rosa  CA 
7/3/69  Reed's Ranch  Colorado Springs  CO 
7/4/69  Kinetic Playground  Chicago  IL 
7/12/69  NY State Pavilion, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens  New York  NY 
8/2/69  Family Dog at the Great Highway  San Francisco  CA 
12/31/69  Boston Tea Party  Boston  MA 

6/27, Corry: http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2009/07/june-27-1969-sonoma-county-fairgrounds.html
6/27, Bear: https://archive.org/details/gd69-06-27.sbd.samaritano.20547.sbeok.shnf
6/28, Bear:  https://archive.org/details/gd69-06-28.sbd.samaritano.20548.sbeok.shnf

Some classic 6/28 banter, including Phil, "This song is about Bear Drops". Heh heh - that'd be an LSD reference, ladies and gents.

Oh yeah, can I get a ruling on the venue? Deadlists gives Veterans Auditorium, Corry gives Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

6 comments:

  1. I don't actually recall my logic. Veterans Memorial is at 1351 Maple. The Sonoma County Fairgounds are across the street. I think Veterans Memorial is correct.

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  2. OTDIDH has Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa, CA for both 27th and 28th June 1969:

    Today is June 27. On this date in Deadhead history:

    - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa, CA. Nice Dark Star. The proto Hot Tuna played, as well as the Cleanliness and Holiness Skiffle Band. Tom Ralston (of the C&HSB) sat in at the start for Mickey Hart, who may have been late arriving.

    Today is June 28. On this date in Deadhead history:

    - In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa, CA. The proto Hot Tuna played, as well as the Cleanliness and Holiness Skiffle Band, with Garcia sitting in on pedal steel for the CHSB set.

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  3. "Slewfoot" is one of the few country tunes Weir picked up in '69 that you can tap your toe to. Usually when Garcia headed to the pedal steel in a Dead show that year, it meant Weir was about to do another slow country ballad...

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  4. Why, thank you.

    We continue to evolve the listings to a surprising degree every cycle, even after many years, driven by our fearless peer reviewed approach, combined with a relentless drive towards just and exact perfection and shameless propensity to harvest the fruit of hard work by you and other scholars in the field.

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