Grateful Dead

Dane County Coliseum - February 15, 1973

Dane County Coliseum

February 15, 1973

Madison, WI US

Average: 5 (8 votes)


sound check: "Loose Lucy," "Jack Straw," "Box Of Rain," "Uncle John" - first "You Ain't Woman Enough"

Set List:

Loose Lucy
Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Box of Rain
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Me and My Uncle
Playing in the Band
Casey Jones

Here Comes Sunshine
El Paso
You Ain't Woman Enough
They Love Each Other
Big River
Dark Star
Eyes of the World
China Doll
Promised Land
Sugar Magnolia

Uncle John's Band
One More Saturday Night

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Robert-my very first dead

Robert-my very first dead show. the second most memorable. it certainly got me hooked.

Joined: Jul 4 2007
This was my first show and

This was my first show and remains the most memorable Dead performance for me. It was epic in every way.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
One of my all time favorite shows!

They tease the ABB's Mountain Jam during China Cat > Rider, play one of the all-time best Here Comes Sunshines to open the 2nd set, and the Dark Star > Eyes > China Doll sequence is epic. This show NEEDS to be an official Vault release.

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Joined: Mar 14 2008
First tape

First tape I had ever gotten and is still on of my favorites!!. The tape only included the second set, if anyone has this show and wanted to share it with me let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Have a nice trip!!!!!!!!!

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Joined: Jun 5 2007

Sign up for the Valentines Day Vine which includes this show and you will get a nice recording plus a bunch of other shows.

"Let there be songs to fill the air."

Joined: Aug 16 2007
the China Doll on this night

Whoa. It is sublime.

Joined: Nov 20 2008
My First Show too

Drove up from Beloit College with three or four buddies. We stood about 40 feet from the stage on the tarp covering the ice rink....cold Most memorable moment to me was Box of Rain started by Phil as an improvised bass solo.

I was as sick as a dog from the Wisconsin winter but well enough to drive to St. Louis the next day to pick up my girlfriend and return to the University of Illinois show the following day.

That year I saw the Dead six times over a three week period.
Dumbass college kid.

Joined: Dec 10 2007
This seemed like the

This seemed like the begining of the new era for me. The first set seemed like a half a set. Maybe 8 songs compared to 15-16 just a year before. No more Pig Pen is just was never the same again

Joined: Dec 14 2010
Love this show!

One of my favorite tapes. My favorite "They Love Each other", "Here Comes Sunshine", and "Big River". A nice, relaxed and beautiful "Dark Star-> 'Eyes' -> "China Doll". And I only have the the second set.
The band members are communicating well and the energy is always positive, real and hopeful.
It would be great to have this commercially available.
I'll be glad to share my recordings from this show through MP3 e-mails. My connection to the internet is slow, though.

Joined: Oct 21 2008
Dead Channel plays

heard this on rotation on XM Dead Channel, first of 2 shows that year in Mad-town, Oct show after Wake of the Flood release was also amazing, the hall melted. This show was great, got lost heading back to downtown after - that show was one of 3 consecutive weeks at Coliseum, 2 weeks prior Allman Bros, week after Santana, then week later this incredible set from the Dead, Check out Phil's intro to Dark Star. Each string hit a different part of the hall.


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Dane County Coliseum - February 15, 1973