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Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 30, 1978

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

August 30, 1978

Morrison, CO US

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Notes:

first "Miracle" - first "Stagger Lee" - first "World To Give"

Set List:

Promised Land
Sugaree
Mexicali Blues
Mama Tried
Stagger Lee
Looks Like Rain
Deal

I Need a Miracle
Brown Eyed Women
Estimated Prophet
The Other One
Eyes of the World
drums
If I Had the World to Give
Iko Iko
Around and Around

U.S. Blues

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Weather Report

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!!

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Happy feet

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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Red Rocks Memories

Share your Red Rocks and other venue stories with us as we're trying to capture them before we forget and we want to tell folks who didn't make it what it was like to see the Dead there. We have a facebook page Grateful Dead Pick a Place and Go and email at brokedownpalaces@gmail.com.
Roll away the dew, Rob.

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre - August 30, 1978