You love the recording. Now see the pictures.
Barton Hall, Cornell University May 8, 1977


In May 1977, I was finishing my freshman year at Cornell.  I was privileged to have access to Barton Hall the entire day of May 8, when the Grateful Dead put on their legendary concert.  You have been listening to this show for years, and soon we will have the extraordinary release of the remastered board tapes.  Now, I am very happy to be able to share the photos I took that day with you.  These include photos of the set up (that show off Barton Hall in all its glory) as well as the entire concert.  

For the first time, you will be able to see the show you love.  

Fans of the Grateful Dead will never completely agree about which one of their over 2,300 concerts was the best, but there is some consensus about the tape of their Barton Hall performance at Cornell University on May 8, 1977. The soundboard recording of this show has achieved almost mythic status among “Deadhead” tape traders because of its excellent sound quality and early accessibility, as well as its musical performances.
— Induction into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, May 23, 2012, to "be preserved as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures for generations to come."