Band Grateful Dead
Venue NY State Pavilion, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens
Location New York, NY
Date 7/11/69 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:44:23] ; The Story Of A Brick [2:45] ; [0:11] ; Dupree's Diamond Blues [4:08] > Dire Wolf [3:13] ; [2:01] ; Hard To Handle [4:04] ; [0:54] ; Silver Threads And Golden Needles [3:19] ; [1:57] ; Casey Jones [6:06] ; [0:07] ; Sittin On Top Of The World [3:25] > Big Boss Man [5:25] ; [1:27] ; Mama Tried [2:50] ; [1:16] ; High Time [2:20#] % Drums [0:05] > Alligator [3:36] > Drums [5:46] > drummers' chant [0:30] > Drums [0:10] > Jam [7:42] > And We Bid You Good Night Jam [1:10] > Jam [5:50] > The Other One [8:21] > Death Don't Have No Mercy [11:19] > Turn On Your Love Light [9:00#]
Comments The soundboard cassette tape in circulation is rather degraded. It breaks off during High Time at the end of Side A; Side B cuts in during the Drums after Alligator and breaks off during Turn On Your Love Light. The audience tape in circulation runs from Alligator into The Other One before breaking off. Some copies of the AUD run 30:46, breaking off 5:49 into The Other One ; others break off 0:52 earlier. Probably more of this show exists on the AUD master, but only this portion seems to circulate. Timings given here represent a composite of the SBD and AUD.

At the beginning of this show Jerry says "Testing. Testing. Testing. People of New York!" -- Phil interjects "We space niggers greet you" and then Jerry continues: "Now folks we understand from the management of this little establishment that if you want to, you can dance. And I'll tell you where we're at behind it, it's really nice to play when people are dancing."

Garcia plays pedal steel guitar on Hard To Handle and Silver Threads. At the end of Mama Tried they try to go directly into High Time and then break off -- "Gotta tune up: the weather is awful for tuning" says Jerry. The drummers chant is barely audible on the SBD and inaudible on the AUD (there were no vocals mics for the drummers ; it must be the drum mics picking it up on the SBD). The Jam between Alligator and The Other One includes references to The Other One and to Caution, but is very much its own animal.

According to a 7/27/69 article at http://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/news/grateful-69.php they played Cosmic Charlie as an encore.

Eaton lists:

07/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Flushing Meadows Ny - complete
4.4, 089min, Sbd, A0D1, Cass M->Dat 1, 44k,
Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->3700 x 0->3800 x 1
Recordings 90 SB 35 A?
Master recording source(s): Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby
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