Grateful Dead

Long Beach Arena - December 15, 1972

Long Beach Arena

December 15, 1972

Long Beach, CA US

Average: 4.2 (6 votes)

Set List:

Promised Land
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Big River
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Box Of Rain
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Woman
Beat It On Down The Line
Playing In The Band
Casey Jones

Greatest Story Ever Told
Me And My Uncle
He's Gone
The Other One
Dark Star
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Johnny B. Goode

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creeping_socialist's picture
Joined: Jun 11 2007
My 5th show, I remember faintly.

My friend Melanie's older brother was going, so we went together in his VW bug. The first and only time in my life I've ever fainted. We smoked a tremendous amount of weed; it was very hot and close, and the next thing I knew I was lying on the floor, with people going "Are you alright?" In a few minutes I felt normal again.

Joined: Jun 28 2008
first show?

I was 13 years old and my father thought I should have a job. one of his card playing buddies had the concession to the long beach arena where he arranged to give me a job selling peanuts ( just like the circus). I showed up with my white shirt and tie and was admitted through an employee entrance. coming from a straight laced family I was in for a shock.The smoke, lights, colors, people, dancing and this just in the corridors, was overwhelming. I had no idea what acid rock was, and was definitely a bit freaked out. I managed to hang for about 20 minutes and realized I was out of my element. My mom must of sensed something because when I finally made it out side she was there waiting. So I am not really sure if this counts as my first show or not, it was not until 76 that I was reintroduced and from there on there was no looking back

StonyG's picture
Joined: Nov 25 2008
Long Beach Arena

I was there...

MissReddin's picture
Joined: Jul 25 2008
pretty sure i was 50 miles..ooh ooh ooh

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

Joined: Apr 24 2008
I know I was there...

James Cotton Blues Band opened this show.

wilros's picture
Joined: Jan 1 2013
my first show

i was there. i was a teenager. i took my girlfriend, with whom i was madly in love. for many years i recalled sugar magnolia as a highlight of the show. now thanks to the miracle of i am blown away by the great truckin' > dark star > morning dew medley in the second set, that led into sugar magnolia. what a great memory.

Joined: Sep 15 2009
I Was There

18 years old. Freshman in college. First rock concert. After numerous shows after this one, still consider it one of best Dead shows I saw.

Joined: Feb 26 2015
I was also there.....

First Dead show. Was a sophomore in high school. Almost left after the first set until someone told us there would be a second set. What??? There is more???? Killer set list when I look back at it. (And The James Cotton Blues Band DID NOT open the show. The Dead was the only band.)

Joined: Sep 1 2015
Wow… That sounds like the

Wow… That sounds like the crowd present at that venue had a great time. That is what I infer from the list of songs that were said to be played at the concert. Most of those songs in the list were super hits and still are.

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Joined: Jun 26 2007
I was also there

There was an opening band, High Noon


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Long Beach Arena - December 15, 1972