Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore Auditorium
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 1/8/66 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One I'm A King Bee ; Hog For You Baby ; Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Death Don't Have No Mercy ; Star-Spangled Banner
Comments During set commentary: Stage Banter ; More Power Rap ; I'm A King Bee ; Hog For You Baby ; Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Death Don't Have No Mercy ; Final Remarks ; Star-Spangled Banner ; More Final Remarks

Fillmore Acid test. This is a tape of the audio off of Ken Keasy's Acid test video. It could be from a different date and several shows. Transcribed by Teddy GoodBear: Up at the Fillmore Auditorium, Ken Kesey's Acid test event was in action when I got there around the middle of the evening. The people were like the backstage crowd at the California Hall dance (that the Airplane played the same night). The costumes were, wow! a strobe light was flickering at a very high frequency in one corner of the hall and a group of people were bouncing a golden balloon up and down in it. It was a most perturbing frequency. in one corner there was a piece of metal, tubular sculpture by Ron Boise, a thumping machine. If you hit it, you got different sounds if you hit it in different places. There was a lot of electronic equipment which sent out a low reverberation that resonated throughout the hall. and the whole place was filled with streamers and balloons. There were tV cameras and a tV screen, and you could see yourself in it. Onstage there was a rock group; anybody could play with them. It was a kind of social Jam session. a guy in a white mechanic's suit with a black cross on the front, and on the back a sign saying 'Please Don't Believe in Magic', ran up and down all night. Oh wow! Periodically the lights went out and everybody cheered. Giant Frisbees, balloons like basketballs, acrobats, girls in felt eyelashes four inches long, people with eyes painted on their foreheads, glasses low on the nose with eyes painted on them, men with foxes on their shoulders! Wow! -- Michael Rossman (S.F. Chronicle, 1/66) to see a Ralph J. Gleason SF Chronicle newspaper article:
Recordings 35 SB. "Apparently On four twelve-inch reels." Some recordings circulate with Keasy And Garcia interview after 'King Bee', which is 'The Tomorrow Show' with Tom Snyder 5/7/81. This also circulates as "10/??/66".
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Contributors Teddy GoodBear, David Sorochty, Grateful Dead Family Album (page 28), Michael Rossman (S.F. Chronicle, 1/66), The DeadHead's Taping Compendium; pp.91-94 -- Michael M. Getz And John R. Dwork, Prankster Ar
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