Band Grateful Dead
Venue Beaver Hall
Location Portland, OR
Date 1/15/66 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Portland Acid test - day uncertain. Teddy GoodBear: Bear's comments were made off the top of his head & therefore may not be accurate. Owsley "Bear" Stanley: Portland acid test was either on Dec 18 '65, or Jan 15 '66. There were two which I didn't go to after my "initiation" at the Dec 11 Muir Beach event, one was in Palo Alto and the other one was in Portland. There were two before that also. Only one other one did I miss, the first one in LA in late Feb in Northridge. So I missed a total of five of the AT's. The Dead were always the centerpiece of the Acid tests, the real reason for its existence, and it could not have taken place without them. The band at the time rated their participation above any other activity in importance. Owsley later goes on to say: I met the Dead formally at the Fillmore show on 11 Feb '66. The Northridge Acid test was 19 Feb, the Sunset Blvd. test was 25 Feb. I was not at the Northridge test. Watts was in March.
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Contributors Teddy GoodBear , Grateful Dead Family Album -- p.30, Owsley Stanley
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update


1/15/66 - Saturday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 1/15/66 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Teddy GoodBear: According to Bear this show at The Matrix did not exist. His comments were made off the top of his head & therefore may not be accurate. Owsley "Bear" Stanley: there were only two Matrix shows, one in Dec '65, and the one before the Fillmore AT. The Matrix was a crummy little closet of a venue with barely enough room for 50 to 60 people to stand in, the big name bands didn't play there after they got up and known. The hall couldn't pay more than $100 for the act. They seldom had two acts/night and so far as I know never three. The Dead played there twice when they were unknown.
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Contributors DeadBase X, Owsley Stanley , Teddy GoodBear
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update