December 31, 1977
"Funiculi Funicula" tuning before "Me & My Uncle" - Bill Graham flies in on a motorcycle - also: NRPS
Set List:Music Never Stopped
Me and My Uncle
Friend of the Devil
Fire on the Mountain
Not Fade Away
Around and Around
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
well really just my 2nd. First show that doesn't have a good story to go with it. Just a good solid show on the home court. Always loved the Winterland shows. Pretty relaxed especially compared to the east coast shows I was more accustomed to.
...STARTED ROCKIN & ROLLIN IN N.Y.--MOVED TO CAL. TO SURF MORE! HAD AN AUNT IN MARIN CO.--WENT TO VISIT--"HEY CAN I STAY A FEW DAYS!" I'M GOIN TO A NEW'S YEARS SHOW IN TOWN. HITCHED FROM SAN DIEGO FOR THE MECCA...TOOK THE FERRY FROM OAKLAND(AUNTIS IDEA) --NICE RIDE--GOT OFF FOR A TROLLY RIDE--BEING THE EVE--NO TROLLEY'S RUNNIN---UP THE HILL I GO TO VAN NESS--NOW NOT WITH MUCH DOUGH TO GO--I STOP FER A BEER -IN A PLACE WITH BEERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD--"OLYMPIA TAP!" I GET "ON THE BUS" TO THE SHOW WITH VARIOUS PEOPLE OF MY PERSUAION--GET TO WINTERLAND AND GO TO DOOR--"SORRY SOLD OUT!" I WALK ACROSS THE STREET EAT MY SHROOM AND WAIT TO PONDER--"YIKES" I SAY-"LONG WAY TO HITCH FER A SHROOM!" WHILE I'M HANGIN OUT -I SEE 2 GUY'S JUMPIM UP FER A FIREESCAPE LADDER--WHOA-- GOT IT DOWN THEY RUN --I RUN ACROSS THE STREET--- RUN THEY'RE BANGIN ON A DOOR--BY THE TIME I GET TO THEM THE DOOR FLINGS OPEN----- I N FER N E W Y E A R ' S E V E COOL WENT TO THE LITTLE BAR FER 1 BEER (NO MORE DOUGH) THEN THE NEW RIDERS--NO FOOD--SEVERAL BEERS--SHROOMIN--ALMOST WIGGED OUT --HIT THE FLOOR--THEN I HEARD I GUY SAY-"HEY MAN -YA DON'T WANNA MISS THE SHOW!"--SNAPPED OUTTA THE WEIRDNESS WAITED ....THEY STARTED WITH THE "MUSIC NEVER STOPPED"--AFTER A WHILE I RAN INTO FREINDS FROM N.Y. WHO LIVED IN OTHER PARTS OF CAL. SPENT THE REST OF THE MORNIN RELIVIN THE FESTIVE NIGHT AND THE PAST--KEEP ON TRUCKIN
I wasn't at this show, but I have the show on 3 CDs. My kids are crazy about this show. My 13 year old thnks that The Music Never Stops is the greatest song ever (she hums the guitar solo note for note). My 8 year old is downstairs singing along to the same song with a print out of the lyrics clutched in her hot little hand.
And don't get me started on the version of Friend of the Devil in this show. The slowed down tempo and very cool classical borrowings in the solo make a very great song even greater. What a treat!
I too did not go to the show, however a friend turned me on to it through his cds of the show...I have been a grateful dead fan since!