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Joined: Jan 29 2008
close but no cigar

if that is as close as it gets, i guess the answer is no. i'll even concede the 2nd sets as identical and even the 1st encore is the same. but the first sets only have some similarities. i'll admit i'm surprised. i would have thought that it had to happen at least once, the truth is i'm surprised that that is offered up as the only time a second set was repeated. with far less songs, the probability would be much higher

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
identical setlists Gonzo's answer

In August Lamagonzo posted this on another forum

this is what he said.


'The question of 2 identical show lists is a factoid I obsessed on for some time until satisfying myself that I had the definitive answer. The answer is never, but almost. The entire 2nd set is virtually identical except for a Nobody's jam.

The dates are, drum roll please,

Prov. 5/14/78 and and UCSB 6/4/78

Read'em and weep.'



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Joined: May 26 2007

I'd check with the DeadBase folks (who are in any case putting together a new edition). I vaguely recall hearing that there were something like one or two instances of duplicate setlists over the band's entire career, but the discussion in question was many years ago so I'm not sure the recollection should be trusted!

Joined: Aug 17 2010

curiosity gets the better of me
peace esau.

Joined: Jan 29 2008
i certainly wouldn't bother

i certainly wouldn't bother researching it. just curious.

Joined: Aug 17 2010
repeat shows brother esau

This has come up in forums before esau and some one said gonzo i think that no two shows have ever been the same now i could research this but aint got the time maybe some one else knows more........

Joined: Jan 29 2008

before anyone points it out i want to apologize to Workingman's Deed from Scotland! I also read a post at eurotraders that suggested that laffin bones might get together again. any word on that?

Joined: Jan 29 2008
european dead tribute bands

here is a list of what i believe to be all the dead tribute bands currently active in europe or at least still maintain a web presence. can anyone think of any others? please send me the contact information if you do.

Bardo Thödol
Seven'th Heaven
Cosmic Finger
Dead Again
OE Kapelle
Schluff Jull
That's Wooden Music
Mushroom Pickers
Uncle John's Band
Fresh Kneedrops
Cosmic Charlies

Joined: Jan 29 2008
repeat shows

i'm going to throw this one out and see if anyone bites.
one of the great things about going to a dead show was not ever knowing what they were going to play next. you could go to a three night stand and not have them repeat even one song.
obviously in the early days, when they had a much more limited repertoire they probably ended up repeating alot. but how about later on. are there any two shows which have exactly the same setlist from opener to encore? even if they were years apart.
just curious : ) would love to listen to the two tapes and compare them.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Related to the Play in Europe theme...

Building on Critter's post regarding touring Europe, I wanted to let you all know that we are hosting a special show on on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, from 9:00-11:30pm/ET called My First Grateful Dead Show: International Edition.

Each month, hosts a new series called My First Grateful Dead Show. I host the show and each month a member guest hosts with me and we listen to their very first Grateful Dead show that they attended, and I interview them with 20 questions. During the interview, others that are present can ask additional questions of the guest host. We've been doing this show since late July 2010, and it's been catching on as people get to understand what it's about. We've found it really interesting and inspiring to hear each person's unique journey into this community and how it has impacted their lives.

So far, it's always been an American/US-based deadhead that is my guest host, but next month we will have our first "international" guest host - a deadhead from overseas. I can't tell you who, or what show (we try to keep those under wraps until show time), but I would like to invite all of you, US-based and those living outside the US, to please join us! FYI, our guest host will have to be up into the wee hours of their morning to do this show, so perhaps you guys overseas can make a party of it and get together and listen/participate in the discussion that evening, make an all-nighter of it...

If you cannot make it, we post an archive on of all the past shows so folks can see whose show it was and the link to for that show.

You are all most welcome! Please stop by the Deadvids chat room to fully participate in the interview discussion. For more information, please check out info on the next show here:

And info on past show archives here:

Hope to see you all on November 17th! Tell your friends... ;)


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