Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Jerry Garcia: The Maine Man


Big news below, in May 1978, Jerry Garcia revealed to a reporter for the Burlington Free Press Sun that he had never been to vermont before but "once spent a summer in Maine."  

That is so cool and beyond belief for this kid from Maine, but I do not recall seeing Jerry in the 1950's or so down by the lake (I wasn't born until 1959)


Burlington Free Press, May 14, 1978 Interview with Garcia


Jerry must have liked Maine as The Grateful Dead eneded up playing 16 shows in 6 places in state. I saw four of these; shows #2 through #5, all in 1979 and 1980 prior to my move to California. 

1. Bangor Municipal Auditorium, April 22, 1971
Not The Best April 1971 show
2. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center May 13, 1979
First Maine Scarlet/Fire and Take A Step Back
3. Augusta Civic Center September 2, 1979
Remarkable Terrapin>Let It Grow
4. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center May 11, 1980
Second set start of Scarlet>Fire, Stranger>Terrapin>Playng
5. Lewiston State Fairgrounds September 6, 1980
6. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center September 17, 1982
7. Orono, University of Maine Alfond Arena April 19, 1983
Post Drums Spanish Jam>Truckin
8. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center October 18, 1983
Might As Well, China>Rider
9. Augusta Civic Center October 11, 1984
Beginning of First Open Jaw Multinight Playing in the Band
10.Augusta Civic Center October 12, 1984
11. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center March 31, 1985
12. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center April 1, 1985
13. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center March 27, 1986
14. Portland Cumberland County Civic Center March 28, 1986
15. Oxford Plains Speedway July 2, 1988
Ends Set One with All the New Tunes
16. Oxford Plains Speedway July 3, 1988
30 Trips