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Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: May 8, 1977


May 8, 1977… Not a lot to say about this show that hasn’t already been said. Some say it was THE Grateful Dead concert… the best they ever played. Some say, “Nah. Overrated.” Maybe there were shows you liked better, and maybe this is “The Show” for you. Either way, it was a damn fine show during one of the Grateful Dead’s peak years.

Besides, as often as this show gets discussed and debated among fans, I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize it in some way on the 38th anniversary of its occurrence.

Take a step back, and enjoy.

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War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo, NY: May 9, 1977

May, 1977. For Grateful Dead fans, there’s probably one particular show that comes to mind. Of course, the Barton Hall show from Cornell University on May 8th, considered by many to be “the show.” It certainly was “a show,” and a great one, to boot. But the entire Spring ’77 run was riddled with great… Continue Reading