Grateful Dead - Space Your Face Embroidered Patch. And from Owsley's interview w/ Gans - "I had a pretty good-sized place - must've been a 55-foot-long room, about maybe 35 feet wide, just a big single room." (The Potrero must've been cheaper than the Heliport space, and the Novato building was abandoned right after Lenny Hart's escape. complex, there was a pink stucco warehouse. The helicopters landed to the right. One recent example I found was the Kings Beach Bowl in August '67 - a light-show member recalled, "We were there during the day and changing all of our equipment and stuff...and they were in there rehearsing. Songs like "Alligator," the "Other One" suite, and "Good Lovin'" made internal spaces for percussion breaks, and these tended to go on at length, although their appearance was sporadic. I incorporated the key parts into the main post.Not to mention, you discovered the first mentions of Hunter's album, Seastones and the unreleased Barry Melton album as well. If you type in Bolinas St., Sausalito in Google Earth it takes you right there. an October 15, 1966 concert at the Sausalito Heliport on Bolinas St. The 'taketa, taketa' vocal percussion break frequently heard during 1968 and early 1969 (check out Alligator on 4/5/69 or Lovelight on Hartbeats 10/10/68) is directly drawn from the performance tradition of Indian tabla players like Zakir Hussain. (Unless there was another synagogue next to the Fillmore. The Grateful Dead performed at the Santa Venetia Armory on December 29, 1966. The studio is rented, natch, from an old friend of the Dead's, Don Wrixman. Grateful Dead Space Lyrics. In the Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe described the Dead's music at the Acid Tests as "dragon music," but the bits of Dead music from the acid tests we have on tape are short, succinct and linear songs. Weir: We’re looking for a place...with plenty of land around it so we can practice there, because otherwise the neighbors always complain... Garcia: Yeah, we have to get an isolated house somewhere...Marin county preferably; maybe out by the coast... We’re in Lagunitas, they won’t let us practice there.Pigpen does not want to go out by the coast. Sandra214. The Beast was not far from Berkeley Way and McGee street (it was at 2504 San Pablo), so it all fits.McNally had to make sense of the historical record as it stood at the time, and the rumors that the Dead had rehearsed at the Questing Beast were not farfetched, though in fact not true.It does raise an interesting question though--aren't there some tracks from the "Oddities" cd that have no provenance at all? Grateful Dead - 7 rainbow Jerry Bear dancing dance dead head greatful logo Digital Download svg png pdf eps Cricut Cut File Instant vector amazinartco. Grateful Dead - Space Below you'll find a user-submitted list of the best Grateful Dead Space. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. JERRY: We don’t practice too much because we don’t have a place to practice…we play instead of practicing. This may not be a rehearsal place - just an equipment storage spot where no one's living - but it doesn't seem to be the heliport. The theater had been constructed in 1913 as the Altair, but when it got sound equipment in the 1930s, it was renamed the New Potrero . This is one of those important topics which has never really been explored. 95. Jesse, these are pretty neat. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. The rental lease on Rancho Olompali ran out sometime over the summer and there was a move up to Camp Lagunitas – perhaps in July. Grateful Dead oli vuonna 1965 perustettu sanfranciscolainen rock-yhtye. Somewhere in the middle of the second set of a Grateful Dead concert came a period of musical improvisation. Most of the sites mentioned in this post are not in the index, and it's only by random chance one can find a reference to, say, the synagogue the Dead used for rehearsals in fall '67. After the Feb '69 fire at Olompali, some commune members went to live on Mickey's ranch.By the way, the facebook site also features a few remarkable photos of the Dead stage setup at Olompali sometime in '68, and Garcia jamming with Jack Casady there, during a pool party held by the commune. The Omni, Atlanta, GA, 3/30/1994. It might have been expe, nsive, but renting a studio for a few hours a year was still probably cheaper than having a permanent rehearsal hall. It was a magical setting, with grassy lawns to dance on and a beautiful pool to cool off in, surrounded by the open country and rolling hills." (2)The shows featured a big name band such as the ones mentioned, along with a "band bash", in which about 6-8 Marin high school and college bands would see which one drew the most applause. So it's interesting to hear the Dead (particularly Garcia) toying with this new riff in some '74 shows, seeing what they could do with it. )So the Dead's connection with Don McCoy actually went back to '66 - and they may have well suggested Olompali to McCoy as a place to reside. It was the close of 1971. And achieved something special themselves.“It’s where we worked out new material, like “Mason’s Children,” “High Time,” and “New Speedway Boogie,” Jerry’s response to the Altamont debacle. Gurdjieff' was a noted early 20th-century mystic type, known for his teachings in a self-proclaimed "Fourth Way" of balanced personal/spiritual development. [1] [2] The band is known for its eclectic style, which fused elements of rock , folk , country , jazz , bluegrass , blues , gospel , and psychedelic rock ; [3] [4] for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams ; [5] [6] and for its devoted fan base, known as " Deadheads ". 1976-07-17 Comes a Time -> Drums -> The Other One -> Space -> Eyes -> Jam -> The Other One -> Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, California In late 1967, the Grateful Dead got a new rehearsal space, at the long-disused Potrero Theater, near 312 Connecticut St (at 18th St) in the Potrero Hill district. Fascinating detective work, LIA. "As for a practice hall for the Dead themselves, they might build one someday on a piece of land they own known as "Deadpatch". By 1972 (8/22/72; 3/31/73), these had evolved into full blown, Buddy Rich-style show stoppers. From shop amazinartco. )^Grant, John Angell, Berkeley Daily Planet Theater Critic, 2000-09-12 2. "In the middle of rehearsal they got into a big hassle over something to do with management or money problems. The original Dead warehouse, which the equipment has long since My mom always warned me not to play back there. I'm sure the Dead got some licks in on Geary Street in late '67, the question is where. Know of a good version of Drums -> Space that's not listed here? The particularly wild space passages from this era reflect the musicians stretching the boundaries of this technology, particularly Lesh's tooth-rattling bass bombs. 1. Sausalito had by October 1966 a scene of its own growing with the Ark hosting regular performances, the No Name Bar which remains to this day and The Kingston Trio’s Trident – latter Horizons but now renamed to the Trident. !One evening we were at Pinky's Pizza and a helicopter landed in the parking lot. All of that really makes me admire young Robert Weir, for persisting and working hard and becoming a truly excellent player and key partner for Jerry and the rest as the band got great, and big. I know because I lived there and worked there and got my mail there during 1974 to 1976 when it closed. This is the fifth in a series of fourteen Guest Posts I’m adding this month.These essays were written in 1999 for a now-dead webpage meant to accompany the Deadheads’ Taping Addendum. They were still there in spring '69 definitely, because that was where Garcia started practicing his new pedal steel. From a Bob Weir interview in February 1971 (by the Harvard Independent) - "How much they rehearse:That depends from time to time on whether or not we have a rehearsal studio. Another location that only ever seems to be mentioned in very vague terms. October 16, 2020. read more. As the band gradually became Midified throughout 1989, the three guitarists started switching over to guitar synthesizers during the 'space' segments. Usually Jerry and Bob were out most of the time, with Phil and the keyboardist(s) of the moment participating more rarely. Next up was Branford Marsalis, whose always-welcome appearances (3/20/90, 9/10/91, 12/10/93, 12/16/94) goosed the band to new highs not only during 'space' but also during open ended pieces like "Bird Song" and "Dark Star." In early 1970, Western Marin was deserted, so some sort of unused building in Point Reyes might have been had for free.A free building to rehearse in may have been all that the band could afford at the time. Other favorites included 12/26/79 (immortalized on Dick's Pick's Vol. There's a receipt for a lot of equipment (paid 2/19/66) - the house must have been stuffed with amps! Amazingly this operation lasted until 1963, at which time the New Potrero Theatre finally shut down for the last time.Whatever became of Mom & Pop? n Girl lived there, and the Rowan Brothers lived nearby, which was responsible for the genesis of Old And In The Way. Short by post-77 standards, these nonetheless are some of the most exciting examples of Kreutzmann's work. "(3)"The Dead had their office and rehearsal space in what was affectionately known as "The Pink behind Pinky's". We have hardly any taped soundchecks (mainly a few from the Wall of Sound days), but Bear says he still has the soundchecks for the Fillmore East shows in February '70...."In those days, we rehearsed - we had sound checks. Sometimes not even then.”. JGBP suggests it was only used intermittently, and they may not have been happy with that place. He also specifically refers to the fact that Garcia played there later, and that it was next to the People's Temple. We shared a fence with Hamilton Air Force Base.Alembic had its offices in the building with the Dead and separate workshop and living space behind the warehouse. By 1971, it appears they were rehearsing there. Pure conjecture I know but what the hell.Anyway, more concrete matters. 5.0 out of 5 stars 2. Our soundcheck fragments from that year are scrappy, but do sometimes show the band working on new material - for instance, Peggy-O on 12/12/73, or the proto-Estimated Prophet jam on 2/22/74.Rehearsal spaces in late 1965 seem to have been very dodgy. "Our rehearsal room had a homey kind of atmosphere, even though the place was a concrete blockhouse. So perhaps they rented a genuine, if small, venue and tried out their stage setup. The New/Old Potrero Hill Theatre in the 300 block on Connecticut Street. Says Wikipedia: "The last musical period is the improvised harmonium music which often followed the dinners Gurdjieff held in his Paris apartment during the Occupation and immediate post-war years, to his death in 1949.In 2011, the owner requested rezoning to Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial Use District status. The Santa Venetia Armory, was the National Guard Armory, and a regular site of “Teen” dances in the mid-60s. That's when he was drinking - we'd push the door open and he'd be there on the floor with wine bottles. "https://www.facebook.com/OlompaliMovie Per Timothy Miller's book on '60s Communes, "McCoy and his brother had done well operating a heliport and owning and renting out houseboats in Sausalito. What rehearsal space do these three events belong to?3/70 Steve Miller (Front Street Studios)Late 1971 Howard Wales, James Vincent"We hooked up with Jerry Garcia to prepare for an East Coast tour for the promotion of the "Hooteroll" album. Then, as mysteriously as he had emerged, Phil the orator disappeared from the space segment. Everyone was really pissed off, and Phil came over to me and said, 'Well, I guess that's it.' One can only guess, but the two of them probably cleaned up each evening after the show as well. Album Dave’s Picks Vol. What kind of parents would put up with this unsightly rabble and amplified cacophony? Here's a taste of how Perry describes the offices.“The offices of Grateful Dead Records, Inc., are in a classically funky Victorian house in San Rafael” (5th and Lincoln)...“Located in the same building that now houses the Dead offices “(1333 Lincoln top floor)”, three blocks from Grateful Dead Records, Fly by Night “(on the ground floor, there was a “quiet insurance office” on the middle floor according to Rosie McGee)” shares the same hideous sort of office carpeting and stuccoed ceilings as the rest of the new building. Live or on tape, these adventurous passages embody some of the band's most subtle and advanced improvisational moments. Bobby...became our target. The band had moved back to the City in early October and was living in 710 and the commute to the heliport was an easy one. I suppose the Dead were only there a brief time. Both Bob Hunter and Barry Melton of Country Joe and the Fish have recorded and mixed albums in the studio, and Hart did his own album Rolling Thunder there. themselves, they might build one someday on a piece of land they own Could these have included Rick Turner of Alembic? LIA, you and JGBP should be getting into the property records. I thought they should be revived in a more accessible presentation for readers who might be interested in them.I’m not including here the essays on song-lyric interpretations, or (with one exception) songs written after 1974, since those are of much less interest to me. YS - those are some interesting notes on the timing. Hunter's comment confirms that they were using the Point Reyes space in mid-'73 (presumably up to the Wake studio sessions). These often appeared in the midst of other tunes back in the early seventies, but eventually came to be occasional bridges between songs and ultimately became a frequent egress out of the deep space following the drums. (4)While layers of paint were cleaned off the facade, exposing a very nice red and tan brick surface, the wonderful little marquee which had been on the theatre since at least the 1930's was removed, as were the slabs of white and grey veined marble which were still in place in the ticket lobby.In 2000-2001, it was known as Gurdjieff Hall, a small converted movie theater a few doors off Potrero Hill's charming 18th Street neighborhood commercial strip.(1)(2)G.I. http://web.archive.org/web/20030814074736/http://www.elizabundledee.com/drumz.htm, 1970 Audience Tape Guide & Anti-Taping Stories, Sugar Magnolia>Sunshine Daydream (Guest Post), deadessays.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default, http://www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead, http://www.thebestofwebsite.com/Bands/GD.htm. After the 74-76 hiatus, other experimentation ensued, with Garcia reveling in the seemingly endless sustain of his metal bodied Travis Bean guitar and all three guitarists messing around with the E-bows, a compact hand held pickup which allowed them to generate controlled feedback-like noises at lower volume (not that they took advantage of that aspect of the technology too often). When did Drums/Space become a constant in the dead's performances? Neither did 12/12/81, though the Dead just played one set after backing Joan Baez that day, so strictly speaking it was their first set. Although Coleman's talents were wasted on songs like "Corrina" and "Lazy River Road," he certainly challenged the boys in the mammoth "Space" that preceded "the Other One.". Straight TheatreI think the proposed timeline for the Straight Theatre is a little out. Probably not or Perry would have explicitly said so.The airforce base warehouse was still not totally vacated in 1973.I web-searched for the San Rafael landlord Don Wrixman, a totally new name to me, and came up with nothing. And he was going, 'I'm trying, I'm trying.'" I think with respect to the mysterious Point Reyes building, the date might give us a clue. Shortly after I joined back up with the Dead, they found a warehouse out near Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, and moved out there." You're right about the location of the Heliport. At any rate, it's another rehearsal space in that same timeframe.Hart mentioned (in an interview with Gans), "When we were at the Potrero Theater, we used to go in every day and play. I was always pretty certain that by the time of the May 19, 1966 Straight benefit the Grateful Dead were already using the Straight as a rehearsal hall and that the benefit (held at the Avalon Ballroom) featured those acts that were using the Straight to rehearse (The Grateful Dead, The Wildflower, Michael McClure (at that time working with the Wildflower as a lyricist) and The Outfit). It was not until the late seventies, after the drum segment became a ritualized part of a Dead performance that 'Space' assumed its now-traditional position as the bread surrounding the drums sandwich, so to speak. The place struck me as very noisy for either an office or a rehearsal facility. 7. These were actual rehearsals, not just soundchecks. "a pity that the index in McNally's book is so worthless. Fireworks shows for percussion. (p.153) McNally implies that the Dead started rehearsing at the Heliport while still at Lagunitas, though he's vague on exact times. These days his studio, or "experimental situation," as he calls it, serves for practice and also for recording. It was reprinted in "Garcia" by "the Editors of Rolling Stone," p 111 has the following:"Of course, any band needs a practice studio. As in the others there is an attempt to make it more livable with tie-dyes by family artisan Courtney Pollack and visionary fairytale illustrations by Maxfield Parrish.“The Dead Fan Club... Eileen Law in the Deadhead office, an office once again like all the others in the building...“The office is shared by some other Dead operations: One door leads to a bookkeepers' office, another to the "boys' room," the office of the Dead's equipment crew...“The back office... From time to time you might see a cadaverous bearded fellow whisk into an office... that's Scully (previously identified as “Since the band's termination with Warners, he has become road manager”). This comment has been removed by the author. It was with "Caution" that the Dead first left the bounds of tempo and meter, delving into the feedback-drenched soundscapes that represented some of their most adventurous aural explorations. There was no snack bar, only vending machines in the lobby. (GD Gear p.87) While we know a lot about what was going on in Owsley's lab (the genesis of Alembic), we don't know much about what was going on in the rehearsal space. We would find a weakness and try to correct it. A poster for One item of discussion was a new practice hall: "Rental agreement with Front St. is to rent for 4 months, and if satisfactory, will rent for another year." "Saint Venetia"), but no serious development took place there until after, 2. Many consider his first appearance, at Nassau Coliseum on 3/29/90, to be his most memorable. Alembic then moved out of the Dead's warehouse into their own facilities and studio. The Dead showed up and proceeded to practice and jam until late afternoon. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family But then there's the Viola Lee rehearsal that's definitely from January/early February. (The Dead would, in fact, take their Aoxomoxoa cover photo there in '69 with a number of commune members. 12/12/80 Just days after John Lennon’s death, the Dead took an Estimated into a monumental He’s Gone. The second electric sets of February 13 and 14, 1970 immortalized on. Another mind boggling space segment occurred at the Shoreline Amphitheater (6/2/95) when the Guyto Monks, with whom Hart had worked on numerous occasions, came out onstage and contributed their eerie, wordless vocals to a mammoth space segment. The studio is rented, natch, from an old friend of the Dead's, Don Yep, another great article. Infrared Roses is a live compilation album by the Grateful Dead. Barrish blamed newspaper publicity for the group's cancellation."https://twitter.com/gratefulseconds/status/916088276154322944. ", After Garcia worked with harmolodic pioneer Ornette Coleman, the saxophonist returned the favor by guesting on one memorable show, at the Oakland Coliseum on 2/23/93 (and again in L.A. on 12/9/93). The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia and space rock, and for live performances of … At other times, they still serve as a wonderful excuse for a potty break. Recognized by the U.S. Library of Congress as a (Oakland 10/9/76). for a good look at the posters, see our write-up here, Yellow Shark has some intriguing suggestions. "Here's the link to the articlehttp://www.theuncool.com/journalism/grateful-dead-circus-magazine/So the Dead moved into Pt Reyes in early 1970 (Jackson) and either were still there or were back in early 1973 (Crowe). We tried out patterns that weren’t even pieces yet. Cameron's description of a "deserted and dilapidated" hall does not sound like something they would rent continuously for three years. From shop GratefulDeadStore. This is Ice Nine, which publishes all Dead songs and at one time, confesses Trist, was "a sink to keep people on the payroll. The essays haven’t been reprinted elsewhere (as far as I know), so they’re little-known today. They were evidently there before Mickey Hart joined (since Kreutzmann invited him to rehearse there). Sometimes the Dead use the New Riders' studio, located in the San Rafael industrial neighborhood. For a few days in December 1967, Dec. 9-14, the Dead ran a want ad in the San Francisco Examiner, rentals-wanted column: "PRACTICE STUDIO "The Grateful Dead" need a place to practice. Then we would talk for another hour!"] If the Dead had also rented this place back in winter '73, were they renting it off & on over the year? "(1)Jerry rehearsed here in1969"We were stationed at Hamilton from 1969-1971.When my dad was sent to Vietnam, we moved off baseinto an apartment. and that they were "unable to rehearse in Lagunitas for noise reasons." My parents found out, and to this day my mother still reminds me about the Thunderbird bottles in the garden" (courtesy of Mr. Pigpen). No reason Bear couldn't have taped their rehearsals at his home; it all fits together. Amazon.com: grateful dead hoodies. To quote the Deadhead's Taping Compendium on 1978: "The second-set format with Drums and Space was established during this year. During the first two years after the 'retirement,' drum solos were relatively frequent, but generally concise, and in the middle of tunes like "Let It Grow" (Boston 6/10/76) or as a transitional bridge between tunes like "Slipknot!" "the newspaper article even gives the address of Owsley's Los Angeles house where he supposedly made 10 million hits of acid - 2205 Lafler Road, for the acid geographers among you..."2205 Lafler Road is a two bedroom, one bath, one floor house, 670 sq. Drums became a second-set constant in spring 1978. In the last six years of the band's touring history, Midi drums became an increasingly important part of the drum segment, allowing the two drummers to summon up a virtual percussion orchestra, rain forest sounds, or virtually anything else they and Bob Bralove could cook up. McNally identifies them as rehearsing, Information about the Dead's rehearsals and rehe, how the group might rent Stinson Beach Community Center for a few weeks at a time, but they can't have been using it as a permanent space, as it had too man, t the Dead needed to use another space temp, ty in Western Marin. Rock Columbia and Liberty. As varied, and occasionally hit-and-miss, as the 'drums' and 'space' segments were, these were always the clearest channels for manifestation of the band's fabled ex-chemistry. The Grateful Dead's music is an integral fiber in the DNA of TGR. This was his reply:"When we got into the Straight in early April 66 the Dead began rehearsing almost immediately. LIA, JGBP, Guinness, Crypt and everyone, thanks so much for the amazing comments. They rehearsed as I ripped out the first 26 rows of seating. I love your research into the early days. unfinished feel to, three-week stretch (March 30-April 19, 1974), arsal, they rented a studio. Hunter lived there, I think. Perhaps a reader can enlighten us.The building still stands, having been converted into offices, a neighborhood artifact of the long distant past when such a humble operation was not only feasible but profitable.In a 1973 episode of “The Streets of San Francisco,” called “Trail of the Serpent,” thugs comeout of a theatre called “New Potrero Theatre.” Does anyone know what theatre they actually used for this? )^Vincent, James and Robert J. Macoy,  Space Traveler: A Musician's Odyssey, pg.59-61, Joseph Jupille Archives. Could it still have been the Straight Theater?McNally describes the Potrero Theater as "a rat-infested dump, and the neighbors complained about the sound volume." The last thing he wanted was a competing venue on the same block. “Mira Dasein” appears as the presenter of several shows but I suspect it was not an individual but a group associated with the VDC and/or Scheer campaign. It’s all happenin’! They probably did this throughout the tour, since they had no other place to rehearse for two months! theater had been constructed in 1913 as the Altair, but when it got Well, I finally got around to reading Bill Kreutzmann's book--I know, I know--and he specifically mentions rehearsing at 1839 Geary. Later, the Stetsons rented the land to Robert's Dairy Ranch until 1955, when they sold part of the ranch to the developers of Northbridge. And I think the only time period it can refer to is January 1966, before the trip to LA. I don't know of any from Club Front. By 94, however, these extravagant explorations became less common as the band returned to less gimmicky aural explorations. Founders Steve and Todd Jones have been Dead Heads since their teens, seeing their first Grateful Dead show in 1987. Grateful Dead. Then around to the left was a locked room or vault with floor to ceiling shelves holding copies of all the vinyl releases. I recall one in 10/8 that much later became part of “Playing In The Band.” Next day, Phil brought in a song, chords charted on yellow legal paper, called “Clementine.” We tried it all out. I wonder whether - as in the "Santa Venetia Armory" tape from Sept '71 - the Dead may have rented a place just for the purpose of recording some rehearsals before starting a tour. The Potrero was not only a dump, it was a silly location for a band that now lived mostly in Marin County." 1/18/79 had no Drums>Space. There's an interview from late August 1966 posted at Dead Sources, in which the band mentions they're looking for a place to practice. He's written that even into 1970, not only did the band frequently rehearse, they did sound checks at all the shows. The plan of building a little Venice was abandoned. He said he used to live there with other members of the band. (1) 1. (p. 123-24)The helicopter noise must have been a downside of being next to an air force base...and quite similar to the Sausalito Heliport!Sadly, Cutler never mentions the Dead's rehearsal spaces again. Bernard Barrish. More than any other segment of the concert, the Space segment reflected the electronic setups the musicians were using. The Dead moved on due to other factors like scheduling freedom and certain members of the Dead moving out of the Haight to Marin." Touring with a grand piano was brand new for the Grateful Dead, and they had a substantial tour coming up. And we know that they rehearsed elsewhere in 1971. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. ever put into a building - so he could practice by himself... t January of 1973 rehearsing, but he doesn't say, March, where Pigpen wants his picture taken with the band, and they refuse, as they are b, usy rehearsing for a tour. "Also joining in on these sessions would be members of the Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Charlatans, among others. An entry from http://deadessays.blogspot.kr/2010/07/bear-at-board.htmlOne thing Bear and the Dead shared was a perfectionist streak. Perry has it on the Dead side of the hall not the Cutler side for whatever that’s worth. "Space" was also fertile ground for contributions from musical guests, a trend that started in the Sixties (e.g., Stephen Stills at the Thelma Theater 12/10/69) but didn't become commonplace until the late '70s, when folks like John Cipollina (check out Oakland Auditorium 12/31/79), Harmonica whiz Lee Oskar (Pauley Pavilion 12/30/78), and the Merry Pranksters and the Thunder Machine (Winterland 12/31/78, Eugene 8/16/81) adding their instrumental voices to the fray. It was a crummy little phonograph that would sit on the counter at Dana Morgan's... After Dana was out of the band they rehearsed wherever they could. Around this time, percussion guests also became common, most notably fellow rhythm devils Flora and Airto (check out the monster drums at the Long Beach Civic, 12/13-14/80). I remember Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman working out dual drum solos, as other members came and went. At that time, real estate developer Mabry McMahan envisioned a bayside luxury development modeled after Venice, Italy (hence the name "Santa Venetia" - there is no actual Christian saint named Venice or Venetia), complete with canals and gondolas. He suggests practicing at Gene Estribou's home studio, but the others say it's unavailable as Gene's still building it. Sometimes the band would tape rehearsals the previous day of a show - for instance 1/23/69 Avalon Ballroom, or 2/3/70 Family Dog - probably when they wanted to make sure the sound was right.These kinds of venue rehearsals would be out of the public eye, so only a few instances are known. 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