Band Grateful Dead
Venue Avalon Ballroom
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/4/69 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [45:46] ; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [9:57] ; [0:023] % [0:22] ; Doin' That Rag [6:19] ; [0:18] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:56] > Drums [0:20] > The Other One [8:56] > Cryptical Envelopment [8:57] > Death Don't Have No Mercy [7:57#]
Two [1:03:07] ; Turn On Your Love Light [22:22] [0:14] ; Dark Star [20:18] > St. Stephen [5:36] > The Eleven [11:47] > Feedback [2:42]
Comments Total time [1:48:53 +].

The Eleven analyzes St. Stephen > 1st vocals 1:05 > transition Jam 1:09 > Eleven Jam 3:19 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 3:26 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 2:02 > transition 0:06 > Feedback.

Eaton's list reads:

04/04/69 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.6, 111min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Recordings 111 SB reels
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jim Powell Eric Doherty Rob Eaton
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4/5/69 - Saturday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Avalon Ballroom
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/5/69 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [52:30] ; Intro [0:07] ; Dupree's Diamond Blues [3:51] > Mountains Of The Moon [3:48] > Jam [2:14] > Dark Star [17:32] > St. Stephen [5:40] > The Eleven (1) [1:11] > Turn On Your Love Light [17:23]
Two [1:24:06] ; Hard To Handle [#5:52] > Cosmic Charlie [7:44] ; [0:13] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:26] > Jam [2:20] > Doin' That Rag [7:41] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:03] > Drums [0:25] > The Other One [9:30] > Cryptical Envelopment [5:#58] > The Eleven [9:07] > It's A Sin [4:57] ; [1:12] ; Alligator [3:52] > Drums [3:52] > drummers' chant [0:15] > Drums [0:12] > Feedback [8:12] > And We Bid You Good Night [3:07]
Comments Total time [2:13:48]. Jerry plays acoustic guitar during Dupree's and Mountains, switching to electric just short of 2 minutes into the following Jam. The beginning of Hard To Handle is clipped on the circulating tape, which also has a cut, probably brief, 5:30 into the Cryptical reprise.

The Eleven analyzes ... St. Stephen > (1) 1st vocals 1:11 ... ... The Other One > Eleven Jam 3:02 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 4:08 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 1:01 > transition 0:13 > It's A Sin.

Just before Cryptical Envelopment and again before Alligator Bobby noodles the opening chords of Weather Report Prelude.

In the pause after It's A Sin Jerry asks the audience "What do you want to hear that lasts 10 minutes" -- obviously he'd just been told by the Avalon's stage manager that they had 10 minutes left on the set. The following sequence beginning with Alligator runs 19:56, mostly on the strength of a monumental passage of Feedback. Perhaps this has a bearing on the stage manager's draconian behavior in unplugging the Dead the following night during Viola Lee.

Eaton's list reads:

04/05/69 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.9, 133min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3800 x 1

Recordings 134 SB reels
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jim Powell Eric Doherty Harvey Lubar
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


4/6/69 - Sunday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Avalon Ballroom
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 4/6/69 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [25:32] ; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [#5:22] ; [1:39] ; Beat It On Down The Line [1:42] ; [0:47] ; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:59] ; [0:48] ; King Bee [7:01]
Two [1:10:46] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:50] > Drums [0:17] > The Other One [10:39] > Cryptical Envelopment [9:#56] > Death Don't Have No Mercy [11:02] ; [0:32] ; Turn On Your Love Light [22:34] ; [1:53] ; Viola Lee Blues [11:57]
Comments Total time [1:36:18 +]. This show was broadcast live on KPFA-FM Berkeley. The FM broadcast, from which the circulating tape derives, cuts in during Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. The cassette master of the FM broadcast from which these timings come has cuts, both brief, during Cryptical reprise at 6:20 and 7:09. At 10:48 into the Viola Lee Blues the Dead's instruments lose power, Bobby says "it seems someone is trying to tell us something" and they finish the tune with a chorus of vocals only.

Eaton's list reads:

04/06/69 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.4, 092min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Recordings 92 SB reels 97 FM
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
Download Sources
Contributors Jim Powell Eric Doherty Harvey Lubar
Caretaker Jim Powell email update