February 15, 1973
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
Looks Like Rain
Box of Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Me and My Uncle
Playing in the Band
Here Comes Sunshine
You Ain't Woman Enough
They Love Each Other
Eyes of the World
Uncle John's Band
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
Robert-my very first dead show. the second most memorable. it certainly got me hooked.
This was my first show and remains the most memorable Dead performance for me. It was epic in every way.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
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."
Whoa. It is sublime.
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 feet...lol. 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.
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
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.