Grateful Dead Men's Retro T-Shirt from Oakland Auditorium on 31 Dec 79: XX Large
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Bill Graham closed the last of his three original venues, Winterland, with the Masquerade Ball in 1978, so the Dead performed their traditional New Year's Eve concert at the Oakland Arena instead. They played three sets that night, and 'Sugar Magnolia,' co-written by Bob Weir and one of the band's most beautiful, pretty-rhythm songs, was the number they chose yet again to ring in the New Year at midnight. The familiar Mouse/Kelley logo skeleton figures welcomed the fans, memories and traditions from the old venues to the new.