June 04, 1978
The Dead did a sound check the day before that included: Dancin' In The Streets instrumental, Yellow Bird instrumental and Iko Iko instrumental.
Me and My Uncle
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Eyes of the World
Not Fade Away
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
Regarding soundcheck above; again, some more, revisited, etc. The Powers asked me if I want to formally ask to revise the song listing. I called the my Dad in the States and hummed him the Harry Belafonte melody.. to be absolutely sure..
"Is this Don't Ever Love Me or is it Yellow Bird?"
"You're mixing the two, you dingbat. It's Yellow Bird".
"Definitely Yellow Bird?".
"Definitely Yellow Bird. The Grateful Dead played it, huh?"
There you have it.
Ixtlanvet remembers a aparently drunk Warren Zevon getting pelted with crap, and making a hasty retreat,and the thing that stands out for me [to this very day] was the "GROOVE' that Bill and Mickey had in there solo. [and how it was the crowd driving them and them driving the crowd]
As it seems with most here it was my first live show. What a great ride. Was able to find a spot in the shade at the back of the venue and let it all wash over me. Was great to experience the band as it was meant to be, had only listened to recordings before. Two things stood out first was Warren Zevon, his band breaks into the intro to Werewolves of London and Warren comes in with the first chords on the piano and misses them by a mile. Painful to hear and the crowd reacted accordingly. He did come back tho. second was a visual of the large yellow planes taking off from the airport behind the stage, It was surreal enough to have been planned. Had a great time.
...and wow! what a day!
spent the entire show right up front... very outtaspace!
i remember warren zevon walking onstage with a full Stoli Quart and it being empty by the end of the 45 min. set! playing the piano w/ the soles of his shoes... and i believe Jerry & Donna joined him for Werewolves...?
Dan Healy was spectacular for the GD set!
what i remember and what really happened that day is questionable? so correct me if i am wrong anywhere.
i remember pretty much the entire band joining in on drums..? keith playing some sortof aluminium garbage can lid? and then the Harley rolled out on stage with Senn 451's duct taped to the side and watching my skin vibrate with the bikes roar!
...simply beautiful Ship of Fools incredible Estimated Eyes and mindblowing Not Fade Away w/ donna letting out a scream that almost rivaled Englishtown the year before...????
i remember being as happy after that show as i have ever been!
I am very surprised about the Warren Zevon fiasco. I'd figure he'd get a better reception from the crowd. I suppose he was still an unknown back in '78. In his later years, he probably would have gotten a better reception.
Just got a copy of Warren Zevon's set, from an audience source. This is what I heaar....
There doesn't seem to be any problem with his set at the beginning despite an occasional "we want the Dead" cry from some lone voice out in the crowd. But he does appear to be a bit wasted.
Things are generally ok until right before "Werewolves of London" when he calls the audience "F*n' acid casualties." Then much of the crowd turns on him.... some booos, loud yells, and more chants of "we want the Dead!!" He plays one more song and ends under a wall of feedback and noise.
...BEFORE LEAVIN SUNNY CAL. TO THE EAST COAST--WORKIN AT MORY BOOGIE INOCEANSIDE CA.---I DROVE ONE OF THOSE "DRIVE-AWAYS"--SOMEONE PAYS PEOPLE TO RIVE A CAR ACROSS WHEREVER---SOI GOT THE VEHICLE PRIOR TO THIS SHOW---THEY GAVE YOU 7 DAYS TO CROSS COUNTRY----HAHAHAHA---- LEFT SAN DIEGO GOT VEHICLE-- LOADED UP ME FREINDS AND "SWEET CAKES" AND HEADED TO SANTA BARBARAAAAAA----GREAT SHOW---AND BY THE WAY---BONNIE RIATT SANG ALSO--BACK TO N. SAN DIEGO COUNTY CO. --DROP OFF THE LOAD---AND MY CO-HORT AND I--I DID MOST OF THE DRIVIN-ENDED UP IN HIS TOWN OF PHILLY--I COULD'VE MADE IT TO HOMETOWN FER LAST CALL--BUT MY FRIEND'S MOM SAID" DO YOU WANT TO SLEEP AND SHOWER AND HAVE BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING?" AFTER 48 HRS FROM CARLSBAD CA.---TO SOMEWHERE IN PHILLY PA.--- I SAID "COOL!" WOKE UP THE NEXT MORN TO L.I. N.Y. TO SEE MOM BEFORE HEADIN TO THE "BIG APPLE" TO DROP OFF THE CAR AT THE AREA --TO MEET "POP'S"---MY DAD --WITH MY TAN AND PONY TAIL--HUARACHES-WORN OUT CORDEROYS AND MEXICAN SHIRT---HE HAPPENED TO BE ON THE STREET WALKIN(I GUESS MOM CALLED HIM)---BUT I THOUGHT THAT WAS WEIRD--ON A STREET IN THE "BIG APPLE"--HE WAS WALIKIN WITH A CO-HORT- I GUESS- "WHOA THAT'S MY SON! ---"I HAVE TO GO!"---THE GUY SPLITS AND THE NEXT THING MY OLD MAN SEZ IS "YA LOOK LIKE A HOBO!! I SAID " LUV YA TOO DAD!!"" KEEP ON TRUCKIN
What you are hearing is absolutely true and factual, sorry to say. It was the ONLY time I saw a Deadhead crowd boo an opening act off the stage.
I'm not in the business to diss off musical talent that has passed away and I DO like Warren Zevon's music. But this is what happened and why you're hearing that on your tape:
The lineup that day at the UCSB football stadium was to be first a local reggae rock band I believe they were called Waa Koo and they were quite good, followed by Warren Zevon, then the Elvin Bishop Group and then the Grateful Dead.
But after the local band played there was a little bit of a wait followed by Elvin Bishop, NOT Warren Zevon. (?) Then after Elvin Bishop put on a down-home kickass performance Elvin says "Stick around, were gonna have a little jam session with Jerry Garcia and the local boys." members of Waa Koo, The Elvin Bishop Group and Jerry Garcia played for about 30-40 minutes. Lots of fun!
But then there was a kinda long wait. And Warren Zevon's band took the stage. Then Warren came out and he was VERY very drunk. And he proceeded to be abusive and disrespectful to the audience. And now you know why Warren Zevon was booed off the stage at the UCSB football stadium back in June 1978, sorry to say.