Grateful Dead

Civic Convention Hall Auditorium - August 4, 1974

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Civic Convention Hall Auditorium

August 04, 1974

Philadelphia, PA US

Average: 4.9 (7 votes)

Set List:

Mexicali Blues
Scarlet Begonias
Black-Throated Wind
Beat it on Down the Line
Jack Straw
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Playin' in the Band

Ship of Fools
Big River
Loose Lucy
Me and My Uncle
It Must Have Been the Roses
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let it Grow
Wharf Rat
U.S. Blues
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

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phoenix, AZ
United States
Joined: Jan 1 2008
3rd show attended both nights

Ok ,Iactually got paid to be part of the security for these two shows at the phila.civic center.there is a dicks pick of this show and it mentions some people sitting backstage sitting in the lotus position ,meditating .I was one of those people.check out to lean more.Anyway after the end of the show on the second night security formed an aisle for the band to leave out the back door.Jerry was like the last one of the band to leave and I said "goodnight Jerry" and he looked me right in my eyes and said "goodnight" with a beautiful gleem in his eyes and a smile.Peace

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147 north 5th street
reading, PA 19601
United States
40° 20' 17.2248" N, 75° 55' 38.0928" W
Joined: Jun 13 2007
beardless Jerry

when the Dead came out and jerry has shaved off his beard everyone was like 'where's jerry?'

it was a dance concert-- we were gonna get seats but we got caught right in front of the stage so we stayed there

FEEDBACK at halftime made the floorboards go into sine wave least i think they did......



1561 Edgehill Rd #1A
Abington, PA 19001
United States
40° 7' 52.9752" N, 75° 8' 13.29" W
Joined: May 1 2009
The Wall Of Sound

I got to experience it, It was a very good show, used to the Spectrum, but something else must have been planned there or they thought maybe The Wall would work better here. I was stunned when I first saw the Wall, it was in Globe hanging from Ceiling mode with more of it behind the Band on the stage. My wife and I brought her sister and husband, who had never seen the Dead, but they had definitely heard them before, because of my LPs thaI would bring over, They had a real nice Stereo,Remember those Days.

The Show was good and the Wall lived up to the Hype, bringing a mix that had each musician controlling their own levels with some help from the FOW engineer,(front of Wall). Great Show, For some reason, The Scarlett Begonias really stuck out that night and Donna Did a pretty good job of singinging her parts during the Jam, Band was ON, 1 Drummer, Mickey still on Hiatis,Was A great experience.


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Civic Convention Hall Auditorium - August 4, 1974