Grateful Dead

Cleveland Convention Center - December 6, 1973

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Cleveland Convention Center

December 06, 1973

Cleveland, OH US

Average: 5 (3 votes)

Set List:

El Paso
They Love Each Other
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ramble On Rose
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow

Here Comes Sunshine
Big River
Dark Star
Eyes of the World
Sugar Magnolla

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Joined: Jun 8 2007
Name of venue?

Convention Center is location which contains both Public Hall (big hall...beautiful old art-deco arena) and Music Hall (smaller theater...awesome acoustice) with adjoining stages. The Dead played both. Am I right to assume this was at Public Hall?

Joined: Jun 9 2007
And the Venue was...........

Open Floor with the Wall of Sound


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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Wall of sound info

Preliminary wall of sound implementation appeared at the February 1974 Winterland shows, with the full Wall premiering at the Cow Palace on March 23, 1974. After the band took a break in October, the Wall never returned.
Check this great site out:

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Joined: Jun 24 2007
Is this show on?

Is this show on?

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Joined: Jun 24 2007
Dark Star

Is this show on CD? This is one of the longest versions of Dark Star.

Joined: Jun 30 2008
Set list incomplete

Lots missing from the setlist shown here. See Here's the complete list..

Bertha, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Black Throated Wind, They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line, Deal, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Greatest Story Ever Told, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Around And Around Ramble On Rose, Me And My Uncle, Here Comes Sunshine, Big River, Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World> Stella Blue, Sugar Magnolia

Snashforce (not verified)
My favorite line up - 5 piece Grateful Dead

I really like the 5 piece line up at this show without Mickey and Donna. Does anyone know other shows from this year
(or other years) that have the same quintet line up?

Joined: Jun 20 2007
Set List corrections:

Hi Snow and Rain:
My 'end of show' actually goes Eyes>Sugar Mag>Stella (you know, Jerry>Bob>Jerry rather than Jerry>Jerry>Bob) and even THAT isn't the end of the show, there is still at least ONE encore in there, maybe two, but we've never heard the actual ENTIRE show either aud or sbd. Since the bonus disc from May 2011 is from this show...drool, drool, drool...maybe the first three discs will be basically what we have and the bonus disc will be the true ending of the show plus other material from December 1973, any of which will be welcome material considering the quality of what we have now (it ain't bad but officially released material ALWAYS beats what's going around in trading circles!). Who knows. It's really against my priniciples to buy into this scam (I mean OPPORTUNITY) but with 12-6-73 being part of it, I may have to find a way. I'd really love to be able to mark this show (and year) as being 100% complete on my list, you know? Finally, to 'Snashforce': I believe that ANY show after the Tempe show on 11-25-73 will be 'Donna-less' until she comes back on whatever date in 1974. Years ago, we used to hear rumors about a 'de-Donna-fier' (which is kinda cruel, I suppose) but damned funny and maybe not a bad idea? How many Playin' howls can you listen to?

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Set List

Loser and Dark Star are what I most remember about this show, a good one when put in the context of shows that followed.

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Joined: Jun 23 2007
amazing band

Garcia wrestled his devils to the floor this show. I'd seen the band two years before at the Allan and thought they were awesome, then in '72 at PublicHall (a decidedly off night for the boys) but this show clinched it for me.


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Cleveland Convention Center - December 6, 1973