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The Syndrome - Chicago, IL

Set 1:
Casey Jones
Turn On Your Love Light

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My first show, I'm pretty shure. Bad part of Chicago, dirt floor, I think. Everyone sitting, quietly, patient. For no good reason I get up and cheer; some behind me must have thought I saw the band, and got up to cheer. Then a few more, then more, until the entire room is up and cheering. Finally, someone had to come out to say the band would be out shortly. I wish I remember what they played...

frist show ozzie in my head hard to handle sung by pigpen we bid you good night fun show way befor the hoopla also the price was right about 5 bucks at the door

I was at this show - and I saw many bands at the Syndrome, Chicago, including Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, etc. The "Syndrome" was the name put on the old Chicago Coliseum on Wabash Avenue, where the Blackhawks used to play. Rock Concerts were general admission - there was a large flat concrete floor where the hockey rink used to be, and wooden bleachers all the way around. If you got there early you could get right up to the stage. You can find numerous pictures online searching for Chicago Coliseum - it was actually a Confederate Civil War prison that was dismantled and reassembled in Chicago after the war!

Yes, I think it was sometime around the thanksgiving weekend, and I believew the Dead played many of the
songs from their second "Live" album;
the double wilth skull and roses, including at least Not Fade Away and
Goin Down the Road. Also a phone booth
to the right of stage and some guy
laying out some powder for us, free of

I attended this show with six total in our group. It was Friday day after Thanksgiving. I drove down to the box office in the morning to buy the tickets after scoring a bag in Evanston on the way down. Hard rain all day, lightening to steady drizzle in the evening. When we came back down for the show that night, we found a spot in a high press box type space by boosting ourselves up the wall. NRPS opened. The Dead opened with I Know You Rider...that is rock solid certain.


A perfect interlude from college - during Thanksgiving weekend.. Hitchhiked up to Chicago on the spur of the moment with 2 lovely coeds - catching an amazing show - absolute Nirvana.. Jerry G was quite impressive on the pedal steel, and pig pen went on & on about the guys in the audience "with their hands in their pockets".. By the end of the show my 2 friends were gone! Laura & Debbie: Where did ya go! Oh well, it was a blast while it lasted.. Hard to match!
- (06/23/2008)

My friend borrowed his dad's car and had to be home by midnite, unfortunately we had finally left by 1:30 and they were still playing. My first GD show and I'll always remember how cool it really was! I was 16!

-John (12/28/2013)

My first show. Double drumming, oh yeah. It had this weird ceiling. People were actually up on the rafters, and it so cold outside and so hot inside, it seemed like it was raining. ❤️🌹❤️🌹
- (03/26/2014)

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Band Configuration
(01/25/70 - 02/18/71)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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