Reminds me (again) how I blew my chance to see Grateful Dead when they played at Dallas Memorial Auditorium on November 24 1972. I had a career change and was working at a graphic arts house in downtown Dallas, right across the street from Memorial Auditorium. But then I wasn't a big fan. When I heard the name "Grateful Dead" I thought "Casey Jones" and "Truckin' " and wasn't particularly interested. Could have simply walked across Young Street and down Griffin Street about a half a block to the show!While I wasn't at the Dead show(s) (I believe they played 3 nights in a row), I was there a month earlier to see Metallica and The Cult, supporting the ...And Justice For All album.
I DID do that July 2 1971 when Jethro Tull played with special guest Yes. Headed to a record store the next day and bought The Yes Album.
I slowly became a Grateful Dead fan listening to the weekly Lone Star Dead show on local community supported radio KNON-FM 89.3. That show has been on every Friday night since 1983 and still is! They stream live if anyone's interested but they do have some rather eclectic stuff on the air the rest of the time.