Grateful Dead College Of William Mary Williamsburg VA 92476

Someone's birthday? So when you've had enough of all the media fear mongering - get out this show and crank it up. Williamsburg VA. Live Music Archive. They could not have been nicer and after chatting a few minutes they signed my ticket stubb for me see the fan photos of this show for a scan.

John Scher, the east-coast's answer to Bill Graham tried to get us to calm down and move back from the speaker towers, while spaced out ushers tried to whip us up in to a frenzy with their flashlights.

Those who could still talk when the second set started saw Billy and Mickey come out and start swinging their arms back and forth and spinning on their stools before the show even started -- like two wrestlers getting ready to grapple.

The rest of the show speaks for itself in a dozen crackling ways, especialy the Drums featuring the ENTIRE band in those days, all playing various percussion instruments and Morning Dew. When they played Around and Around, we really DID believe that they would "never stop rocking" -- they're going to play all night! Well, no not exactly. The band came out and Bobby said, "Guess what night it is?

New Years? Someone's birthday? No room here to tell you how after the show with our faces painted day-glo we wound up at Camp Perry Marine Base instead of our campground. Camp Perry also being a CIA training center. The nice guard with his nice shiney boots and nice rifle showed remarkable restraint, and pointed us toward our campground.

What a trip! My old college roommate ran the college FM station and got the band there twice after I left. Well i met and married a Nevada gal moving to Reno. We're in line for this show. My Top Dew This topped off a great week of music for me. Easily the finest Morning Dew I ever experienced. Sorry this was the last show at this venue due to the timing of parents weekend In September of 78', Little Feat played their finest show that I ever witnessed at this venue.

Both were very intense trips to Wm and Mary and spectacular shows!!! Electric show We hitchhiked from Virginia Tech show the night before in the back of a pickup truck. When we got to Williamsburg the restaurant had Dead music in the system and the mood all around was great.

Morning Dew!! Lots of very long Blues for Allah. I sort of got lost due to not knowing the songs. Coming back in '78 was a whole different scene. I was amazed at how easily songs shifted the mood and virtually carried everyone with an altered flow state. Morning Dew was the most beautiful music I'd ever heard from any "rock and roll" band, ever. Chut up Peace, Bob. Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - February 3, Subject: One of the best from '73 Perhaps a bit layed back for some, but the horns work during this performance and Let it Grow is certainly among the best ever.

This George Lanum file sounds very, very good, but an upgrade would be welcome. A show for the Philophiles, Lesh is really throwing his weight around, and Dark Star, with plenty of twists and turns features some dangerous notes creating quite the unique Morning Dew.

This is a top ten show of ! It is, in my opinion, the best show of ' Jerry gets creative with his solo's and the band seems content. Phil is just playing well into the groove and everything else that makes things good. The 'banter' at this one definitely sent some people for a loop. They are very much playing together for this one, and there is great external collaboration. Although I usually prefer '74 shows, this show has a really good feel to it. I don't think this show is uneven at all.

How many have a bone rattling bass solo like this one? Reviewer: latefordinner - favorite favorite - April 8, Subject: Big deal Funny, I don't remember this show being this uneven.

Reviewer: Franklin's Towel - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - January 12, Subject: Incredible The first guy that wrote a review said that this era is not known for its Dark Stars Even with the patches in awful places, this is one of the best shows of the year. Unforgetable stuff. Reviewer: BertrandRussell - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 18, Subject: Wow! This is a 5-star show, no doubt. Anyhow, Morning Dew is unbelievable.

The whole show flows perfectly. Great night for Jerry on this one! Reviewer: gruUbic - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 6, Subject: Great vocals This is just a good, quality 73 show. No two ways about it. The sound is clean and crisp, Jerry's voice is in fine form and the band is energetic and willing to step out.

Definitely in the upper Tier of shows Reviewer: fmichael - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 11, Subject: beauty in a clear drop of dew Blistering Sugaree down to an amazing Rider and on out from there, this show's got it all.

Keeping your chi moving for sure. Scorching Morning Dew. When I was there in the early nineties there was a legend that the last Grateful Dead show on campus had coincided with a Parents Weekend several years before and that the Dead were thereafter banned from campus. Am interested whether anyone can confirm the rumor. Reviewer: crazymona - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - March 5, Subject: catholic school?

Hell YA!!!! I'm too much enjoying listening to this to go into any longwinded descriptions. Anyhow, they are not needed. Sometimes a show is just so right on, the energy of the show is leaning forward, the music propells itself through time, there is just no stopping it. That's what this show is about. You won't be bored, because this show will keep your chi moving!

Oh, and the sound quality is quite good too! Sick Let it Grow. Words can't suffice here. Reviewer: funkytube - favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 14, Subject: good stuff all around good stuff here Weather Report Suite with Martine Fierro sp?

Very nice Dark Star Reviewer: swinnies - favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 3, Subject: Good show! If only phish could have used some horns Quality show with good sound I know there is much confusion among a lot of the youth visiting and reviewing shows here on the archive.

Quite a bunch of the young newbies, for some reason, think this jam is Mind Left Body. But it is NOT. Actually, the entire medley is killer. Then there is DEW!!! Check out Phil's thunder bass as they go into Jerry's first solo.

DAMN, this is sick This show is just f-ing superb all around. Reviewer: dr. Once upon a time, before all the terrorist propaganda bullsh t began, Sept. Maybe not a top ten, but it still holds its own against heavy competition in The first set Half Step is a surprise and delivered with plenty of honky-tonk funkiness.

Jerry's playing and vocals are passionate. And then - - what else? Another great Playin. This version, although a bit shorter than most in 73, is so good, it's nearly the high point of the show for me.

At about 3 minutes, right after the vocals, Garcia wastes no time in getting down to jam business. He breaks out the wah wah, and gives us a very mellow and melodic jam, while Bill keeps up the fast shuffle. A rowdy group from Bon Air Virginia were yellin at the horn players to get off the stage One of the best shows I ever saw. Phil comes out and says, after he's bombed the entire arena in Dark STar and Morning Dew, "instead of an encore we will rent the hall and play tomorrow for what it costs us" and he waves at all the people sitting in the front and says, "and we'll take all these chairs out and have a dance concert".

And sure enough they did and we did. I think it cost three bucks to get in the next night. Items displayed 3 5 10 25 50 - All -. Sort by Thread Post date Title. Order Asc Desc.

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College Of William and Mary. One of the best shows ever. No; really. If you've never been, Williamsburg is a restored colonial town for the tourists -- everywhere you look is ye olde candle maker and the town crier. This was before the insane mids outburst of MTV Deadheads, but even so, the Deadheads took over the town in our own friendly way.

Walk in to ye olde ice cream parlor, and there are Deadheads helping the counter help apply extra whipped cream to sundaes, and discreetly breaking up mushrooms in to their milkshakes. A beatiful crisp spring day as the sun went down. Suddenly someone appeared in the parking lot with a large bag of rather gigantic blotters for sale at very low prices.

The rumor was always that the band was connected in some way to this. Who knows? Inside, the stage was VERY low to the floor -- maybe a foot off the ground, making for a very intimate setting.

The ushers were all college students, and it was refreshing to see that no matter how wasted we were, they were more wasted. John Scher, the east-coast's answer to Bill Graham tried to get us to calm down and move back from the speaker towers, while spaced out ushers tried to whip us up in to a frenzy with their flashlights.

Those who could still talk when the second set started saw Billy and Mickey come out and start swinging their arms back and forth and spinning on their stools before the show even started -- like two wrestlers getting ready to grapple. The rest of the show speaks for itself in a dozen crackling ways, especialy the Drums featuring the ENTIRE band in those days, all playing various percussion instruments and Morning Dew.

When they played Around and Around, we really DID believe that they would "never stop rocking" -- they're going to play all night!

Well, no not exactly. The band came out and Bobby said, "Guess what night it is? New Years? Reviewer: Franklin's Towel - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - January 12, Subject: Incredible The first guy that wrote a review said that this era is not known for its Dark Stars Even with the patches in awful places, this is one of the best shows of the year.

Unforgetable stuff. Reviewer: BertrandRussell - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 18, Subject: Wow! This is a 5-star show, no doubt. Anyhow, Morning Dew is unbelievable. The whole show flows perfectly. Great night for Jerry on this one! Reviewer: gruUbic - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 6, Subject: Great vocals This is just a good, quality 73 show.

No two ways about it. The sound is clean and crisp, Jerry's voice is in fine form and the band is energetic and willing to step out.

Definitely in the upper Tier of shows Reviewer: fmichael - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - April 11, Subject: beauty in a clear drop of dew Blistering Sugaree down to an amazing Rider and on out from there, this show's got it all.

Keeping your chi moving for sure. Scorching Morning Dew. When I was there in the early nineties there was a legend that the last Grateful Dead show on campus had coincided with a Parents Weekend several years before and that the Dead were thereafter banned from campus.

Am interested whether anyone can confirm the rumor. Reviewer: crazymona - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - March 5, Subject: catholic school? Hell YA!!!! I'm too much enjoying listening to this to go into any longwinded descriptions.

Anyhow, they are not needed. Sometimes a show is just so right on, the energy of the show is leaning forward, the music propells itself through time, there is just no stopping it. That's what this show is about. You won't be bored, because this show will keep your chi moving! Oh, and the sound quality is quite good too! Sick Let it Grow. Words can't suffice here. Reviewer: funkytube - favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 14, Subject: good stuff all around good stuff here Weather Report Suite with Martine Fierro sp?

Very nice Dark Star Reviewer: swinnies - favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 3, Subject: Good show! If only phish could have used some horns Quality show with good sound I know there is much confusion among a lot of the youth visiting and reviewing shows here on the archive. Quite a bunch of the young newbies, for some reason, think this jam is Mind Left Body. But it is NOT.

Actually, the entire medley is killer. Then there is DEW!!! Check out Phil's thunder bass as they go into Jerry's first solo. DAMN, this is sick This show is just f-ing superb all around. Reviewer: dr. Once upon a time, before all the terrorist propaganda bullsh t began, Sept.

Maybe not a top ten, but it still holds its own against heavy competition in The first set Half Step is a surprise and delivered with plenty of honky-tonk funkiness. Jerry's playing and vocals are passionate. And then - - what else? Another great Playin.

This version, although a bit shorter than most in 73, is so good, it's nearly the high point of the show for me. At about 3 minutes, right after the vocals, Garcia wastes no time in getting down to jam business. He breaks out the wah wah, and gives us a very mellow and melodic jam, while Bill keeps up the fast shuffle.

The space jam near the end is pretty and leaves you with a smile. They were trying to promote the release of Wake of the Flood Oct which featured those songs. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but listening back now, the horns seem to get in the way of the Dead's sound just a little. Still, they add a nice spice and make these September versions intereresting and different to hear. Let it Grow is high energy all the way, and when the sax solos kick in - well this is about as jazz fusion as it gets for the Dead.

Jerry delivers some blistering leads about halfway through, with the sax weaving around him. A strong version. Big River is done with plenty of fire and twang. Deal is laid back but tasty nonetheless. Then, the cosmic Kool Aid arrives! Dark Star starts with a long mellow jam, featuring some very creative colors from Phil and Jerry.

They don't even play the Dark Star theme until 9 minutes into the piece - which leads into - the verse? The rhythm section starts up a fast riff, which is taken up by Keith, then Jerry, and we're off to Jamville again! And Bill's drum work here is just stellar as usual. Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia. Bob Weir Bob Weir. Bill Kreutzmann Bill Kreutzmann. Phil Lesh Phil Lesh. Mickey Hart Mickey Hart. Robert Hunter Robert Hunter. Tom Constanten Tom Constanten. Keith Godchaux Keith Godchaux.