Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Barbary Coast Room, International Room, Women's Gym, Commons Lawn, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA

Capacity 375

On May 3, 1993, S.F.S.U. Student Center's Barbary Coast Room was dedicated to Jack Adams and renamed Jack Adams Hall.(1) Jack Adams was a beloved member of the SFSU community for over 20 years and is remembered for his hard work and dedication to both the campus and AIDS community. A year after his graduation he joined SFSU as the properties manager, and later the stage manager for the school of Creative Arts.
In 1982 he was appointed assistant director of the Student Union, a position he would hold until his untimely death nearly ten years later.
Adams resigned in July 1992 because of his declining health due to AIDS-related complications. He passed away on November 21, 1992 at the age of 47.




Jerry performed here on
9/30/66 Grateful Dead
The "Whatever It Is" Trips Festival was held indoors and outdoors, over three days, according to the poster.(2)
Stewart Brand, was the promoter. The S.F.S.C. Acid Test was quite an event and was held in several different places on the campus. Ken Kesey came up from Mexico to attend, escorted by several of the Hell’s Angels, and he made numerous broadcasts from S.F.S.C.’s underground radio broadcast booth. This was the last legal Acid Test; LSD was made a controlled substance on October 6, 1966.(3)
On this night it took place in the International Room, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA: Grateful Dead, The Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities with Mimi Farina, The Light Castle (9:00pm to 3:00am)(4)

10/1/66 Grateful Dead
On this night it was held in the Women's Gym, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA: San Andreas Fault Finders, Dino Valenti, Universal Parking Lot, Congress Of Wonders (John Lennon Readings), Ken Kesey (with Freewheelin' Frank on harmonica and Kesey's cousin Dale on violin), Bill Ham Lightshow, Grateful Dead (9:00pm to 5:00am)(4)


10/2/66 Grateful Dead
Common's Lawn, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA: Grateful Dead, The Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities with Mimi Farina, The Committee, Congress Of Wonders (12:00am to 3:00pm)(4)

Stereo Control Room Master (recorded 4:00am - 6:00am)
 October 2, 1966
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1.)The Head Has Become Fat Rap

2.) A Mexican Story: 25 Bennies

3.) A Tarnished Galahad

4.) Get It Off The Ground Rap >

5.) It's Good To Be God Rap >

6.) Nirvana Army Rap >

7.) The Butcher Is Back

8.) Acid Test Graduation Announcement

9.) Send Me To The Moon >Closing Rap

Credits on 10/2/66:

Voices: Ken Kesey and Hugh Romney

Guitar: Ken Kesey

Violin: Dale Kesey

Organ: Jerry Garcia

Engineering: Steve Newman, Ken Kesey, Mountain Girl

Venues listed in the programme are(4):
Common's Lawn
Education 117
Gallery Lounge
International Room
Lowell High School Field
Men's Gym
Sculpture Yard
Women's Gym 125
Women's Gym

The “Whatever It is” performances are as follows(5):  
30 September 1966
Sculpture Yard, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Demon Lover, Anonymous Artists of America, The Infinite Painting & The Universal Structure
4:00pm on
30 September 1966
International Room, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Grateful Dead, The Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities with Mimi Farina, The Light Castle
9:00pm to 3:00am
30 September 1966
Gallery Lounge, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Don Garrett (9:00pm), Chloe Schott (10:00pm and 1:00am), Poetry Reading (11:00pm), Paul Robertson Jazz Band (12:00pm), Congress of Wonders (2:00am), Ron Boise Musical Sculpture and Artwork of Dion Wright, Bob Branaman, Bruce Connor and Karen Koslow
9:00pm to 3:00am
30 September 1966
Women's Gym, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Bill Ham Light Show, Wildflower, Blue House Basement, J Baldwin's Tensed Membrane Screen, Rock Workshop
9:00pm to 3:00am
30 September 1966
Men's Gym, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Bernie Gunther (of the Esalen Foundation) Sensory Awakening (10:00pm and 1:00am), Robert Baker Cosmic Comic (12:00pm), The Merry Pranksters, Don Buchla
9:00pm to 3:00am
30 September 1966
Women's Gym 125, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Bob Beck Light Show
9:00pm to 3:00am
30 September 1966
Education 117, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Film Guild Movies
9:00pm to 3:00am
01 October 1966
Men's Pool, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Water Polo (12:00am), Light Show and Open Swimming (2:00pm)
12:00am on
01 October 1966
Common's Lawn, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Wildflower, Anonymous Artists of America, Blue House Basement (from 12:00am), The Committee (2:30pm), Robert Baker (4:00pm), San Francisco Mimi Troupe perform "Olive Pips" (5:00pm)
12:00am on
01 October 1966
Lowell High School Field, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
SF State v Santa Clara (Football - The Little Big Game)
1:30pm on
01 October 1966
Sculpture Yard, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
The Final Solution, Demon Lover, The Infinate Painting & The Universal Structure
4:00pm on
01 October 1966
International Room, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
??????
9:00pm to 3:00am
01 October 1966
Gallery Lounge, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Don Garrett, Ron Boise Musical Sculpture and Artwork of Dion Wright, Bob Branaman, Bruce Connor and Karen Koslow.
9:00pm to 3:00am
01 October 1966
Women's Gym, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
San Andreas Fault Finders, Dino Valenti, Universal Parking Lot, Congress Of Wonders (John Lennon Readings), Ken Kesey (with Freewheelin' Frank on harmonica and Kesey's cousin Dale on violin), Bill Ham Lightshow, Grateful Dead
9:00pm to 5:00am
01 October 1966
Men's Gym, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
The Merry Pranksters, Don Buchla. A planned Jefferson Airplane and Paul Butterfield Blues Band after midnight performance was never held due to Police intervention.intervention.
9:00pm to 3:00am
01 October 1966
Education 117, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Film Guild Movies
Day and Night
02 October 1966
Common's Lawn, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Grateful Dead, The Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities with Mimi Farina, The Committee, Congress Of Wonders
12:00am to 3:00pm
01 October 1966
Women's Gym 125, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Bob Beck Light Show
9:00pm to 3:00am
02 October 1966
Education 117, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA
Film Guild Movies


3/3/82 Jerry Garcia Band (Barbary Coast Room)
Afternoon show.




1.)^http://www.sfsustudentcenter.com/about/heroes.php
2.)^http://www.deadlists.com/posters/1960s/19660930a.html
3.)^http://www.classicposters.com/Grateful_Dead/poster/Other_California/SFT.1966.09.30
4.)^The Yellow Shark, comments, 2013-02-07, http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2013/02/barbary-coast-room-and-commons-1650.html
5.)^5.)^Hannan, Ross, email to author, 2013-02-07.

5 comments:

  1. These are the specifics I have for the Grateful Dead performances:

    30 September 1966 - International Room, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA: Grateful Dead, The Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities with Mimi Farina, The Light Castle (9:00pm to 3:00am)

    01 October 1966 - Women's Gym, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA: San Andreas Fault Finders, Dino Valenti, Universal Parking Lot, Congress Of Wonders (John Lennon Readings), Ken Kesey (with Freewheelin' Frank on harmonica and Kesey's cousin Dale on violin), Bill Ham Lightshow, Grateful Dead (9:00pm to 5:00am)


    02 October 1966 - Common's Lawn, S. F. State College, San Francisco, CA: Grateful Dead, The Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities with Mimi Farina, The Committee, Congress Of Wonders (12:00am to 3:00pm)

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  2. Where did the "Barbary Coast Room" come into play?

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  3. This is what I am not sure of. I have a copy of the programme and have spoken at length with one of the performers about the event as I intend to write it up at some point. The individual venues that I am aware of being used and listed in the programme are:
    Common's Lawn
    Education 117
    Gallery Lounge
    International Room
    Lowell High School Field
    Men's Gym
    Sculpture Yard
    Women's Gym 125
    Women's Gym

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  4. Did you mention the 3/3/82 JGB gig in the Barbary Coast Room, or is that a different space?

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  5. I don't know the answer to that one but I'll add it to this heading and text. TJS has no "search" function at this time so it's tough to search!

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