I attended this (these) shows. And it was such a great introduction to the American Beauty songs! Super long playful renditons of Candyman, Ripple, Truckin, Brokedown Palace, etc!
But I do believe there were 2 dates at this venue, 2 days in a row. I went to both. Some details are fuzzy, but the gist of the qualities of the small flat room that they played in is vivid. There was no stage of any kind, just on the flat floor of one of the school's semi-occupied rooms, maybe a caffeteria or admin bldg lobby. I do remember they setup up against a glass paneled wall, and the folks outside could see them right their in the full lenghth window. It was a really minimal setup.
But the sets were magic and so immediate and uncommonly INTIMATE!
It was a refreshingly loose concert as was the venue/ low admission price and lots of "alternate entries" to help the poor and starving students, et al.. ...GOOD TIMES, TIMES 2
The band opened with Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" celebrating the resignation of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher earlier that day. The crowd went nuts when the heard the lyric "I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more."
Bob Dylan sat in with the Grateful Dead for Baby Blue and Desolation Row.
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The site says the Aug.17,18,19. It had to be Aug.20th.Any help with this.
My stub says show was Sun. Aug 20 3pm Greek Theater. ??
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I was at this show. It was on a Sunday, not Monday. I was in tenth grade - I can assure you my friends and I did not made the trip from West Palm Beach after school. As a double check, Santana was playing the same night somewhere in Miami - we passed on them to catch the Dead.
In between your listing of Tennessee Jed and China Cat Sunflower, I believe the Dead also played Greatest Story Ever Told. Also Sugar Magnolia ends before the (unlisted) Sunshine Daydream begins, so I'd see the two as separate tracks. I am aware that the Dead often segued from one into the other in other shows, but not here. This latter comment also applies to your listing for Sugar Magnolia on the setlist for the 10 June 1973 concert.
My source for this information is a matching pair of AUD and SND recordings of both concerts, which have been doing the rounds of the torrent sites. I was using your site (thanks) as a convenient source for the track names, when I found you appeared to have missed Greatest Story Ever Told.
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How could this show be a protest to the Jackson State killings when they didn't occur until the 14th and 15th of May 1970? I would assume this show would be a response to Kent State which happened May 4th, and not the May 14th and 15th murders (unless the Dead has access to precognition or some type of a time machine). hmmm...