Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 30, 1978
August 30, 1978
first "Miracle" - first "Stagger Lee" - first "World To Give"
Set List:Promised Land
Looks Like Rain
I Need a Miracle
Brown Eyed Women
The Other One
Eyes of the World
If I Had the World to Give
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
geododge, BillyBob618, GripWeed, halldancer, grateful james, miltonmutant, CB603, quick68, friskie, mmtapeop, wcb817, lisalu, PeggyO65, Doctorpat, Balloonatic Austinweird, chicosez, stu magoo, pokologist, folsom9372, picasso_moon420, jonser, dustyeagle, snowboardpete, oldeadhead, DIreCoyote, okeedeaddave, ddiner, Phaldo, refugee3, smithmm, skibumbo, FreakDaddy, JAXTRAWICHITA, TheNightEagle, CindyLou, MichaelCR, D from KS, pather, tilesteve, ndw, Johnny_A, friskotatt2, terrapination, goverlid, Ted S, Scarf-Juggler, beck, Freddie, Valerie Stevenson, phoenixburke, bigdancingbear, smallwarfrat, ribbsey, direlupus, reesdeag, beak, westsiderider, Cindyfromdenver, Terry Tolkin, gratefuldeadinmyhead, buscameby, bobsdead, suzy creamcheese, MattMan, Queer Deadhead, cosmic.charlie, Tony_S, gcs, bigsky, stlhog, tcrawford, Hlpslpfrnk, myeviltwin, d0ti5, atomicknot, marlo, Thom, snoone, spam
My first show in person (my big brother had clued me in a couple of years before). There was a little rain cloud that passed over during the beginning of Looks Like Rain and it started to lightning and rain when it got over Denver, during the middle of the song to go along with the jam. I thought it might have been the doses, but others confirmed seeing the same thing!!
I had moved to Colorado in July of 78 to attend Naropa Institute. In August, I went with my friend Frank Morris to this show. During Eyes Frank told me he was getting happy feet. We all were. This was another show where I was introduced to tunes I'd never heard before. Also, it was my first experience of Red Rocks, and I fell in love with the venue. There is no better place to see an outdoor show on the planet, even in the rain (and it sure does rain up there -- a lot). This was the first time I ever heard Iko Iko, and they played it so agonizingly slow, I was sure the refrain was actually "jug of morphine a day," cause it sounded like they were all on it. But, playing slow is not as easy as it sounds. The playing was very meditative, which was appropriate, considering where I was going to school at the time. I loved Miracle.
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