Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Grateful Dead Winterland ticket, 10/20/74

In Music > Grateful Dead Memorabilia > Show & Tell and Paper > Ticket Stubs > Show & Tell.
Music Memorabilia839 of 930Kimball PianoGriffin/Moscoso Posters, 1968
5
Love it
0
Like it

vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
rniedermanrniederman loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 4 years ago

Email

Belltown
(174 items)

I was back east attending college in the fall of 1974, so I missed the Dead's "last" shows at Winterland, which ran from October 16-20, 1974, but my friend Peter went and saved this ticket for me.

In 1974, the band had announced a hiatus; many of us thought that this could be the end of the ride. The tickets printed for the show on the 20th (note how they misspelled the band's name...) had the words "THE LAST ONE" stamped across them.

In fact, by the following spring the Dead were performing again, most memorably at Kezar Stadium as a part of the SNACK benefit with Santana, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young (they played "Blues for Allah"), and by the sumer of 1976, they were back on tour, including six amazing nights at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre.

I attended four of those shows, including the one when Bill Graham played a prank on the band by distributing noisemakers and party hats (mine said "I don't whether I'm coming or going" which seemed fitting at the time...) and instructing the audience to yell "surprise!" when the band came back on stage for their second set. We played our parts well enough to visibly startle them, especially Weir, or so I recall. Graham had also hired showgirls, each of whom wore a sash that read Miss Jerry, Miss Bobby, etc. He wore a tux and top hat and his sash read Mr Donna.

The other night, I saw Shrek the Musical in the same building...

Comments

  1. S. Preston Chase, 4 years ago
    Would you be interested in selling the ticket? I lost mine years ago & would love to replace it. (even a good photocopy would be OK.) thanks, preston
  2. Belltown Belltown, 4 years ago
    Sorry, the ticket is not for sale, but you are free to download the image on this site. It's a scan, so it's better than a good photocopy. ;-)
  3. rita , 3 years ago
    i am looking at my ticket they handed out that memorable night right now. I am willing to sell. It is in mint condition as I kept is safe all these yars. What a great show that was.
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    Thanks for bring to my attention, the mis-spelling is very cool, some "Dead Head" at the press :-)

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.