Grateful Dead

St. Paul Auditorium - February 17, 1973

St. Paul Auditorium

February 17, 1973

St. Paul, MN US

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)


"Beer Barrel Polka" tuning before "BIODTL"

Set List:

Promised Land
He's Gone
Looks Like Rain
Box of Rain
Wave That Flag
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Beat it on Down the Line
Loose Lucy
Me and Bobby McGee
Stella Blue
El Paso
They Love Each Other
Playing in the Band

Row Jimmy
Big River
You Ain't Woman Enough
Here Comes Sunshine
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Around and Around
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night

Casey Jones

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
st paul auditorium

This was my very first dead show. I remember Loggins and Messina were playing that very same night in Mpls., and it was really a hard choice. I made the right decision, although I was almost involved in a major car accident on the way home. Bird Song kept playing in my head as I lay in bed after.

Joined: Jun 14 2007
nosebleed seats for my 2nd show

A pretty good show, I guess, although we were wayyy up in the last rows, lots of equipment issues for the 1st 10 songs or so. In high school in SD at the time, had advance tickets (rare for me in those days) and was able to skip my mass communications last class of the day with blessings from the teacher, after I showed him the tickets... teacher glowing and saying "Go! Get outta here! You'll learn more about mass communications from this than you would from a year of me talking about it! Those guys are great! Wish I could go! Have fun!" Then a long trip in my buddies mom's '68 Pontiac land shark across Northern High Plains winter roads w/Derek & the Dominoes Live on the 8-track...4 g. of hash chunk in the brass pipe at the show...aahh, fond fuzzies...

Now after hearing a recording of this show on, my earlier fuzziness revealed in clarity to have been the following fall show across the Big River at the Met..... lots of tech failings during 1st set, although the rest of the show smoked!

Joined: Oct 27 2007
The fight

I need to find my ticket(still have it somewhere) to see if this show or the later spring show was my first. But I was there during which ever show had the trouble. As I recall it, in the middle of Casey Jones, a fan went over the security barricade in front of the stage. The security guards started tearing into him. Bobby took his mic stand and swung at the security guys. He said something to the effect of " Stop punching our F***ing audience". He then refused to start the music until the security guys left the front of the stage. They left, the song continued. I've always wanted to hear a tape of this show, and this portion, but have never found it...
I did think it was a couple of years after this time however...but the date was never as important as the music/event in my mind!!

Joined: Jun 22 2007
Great show just check out

Great show just check out the HCS>China Rider talk about flow.

Joined: Jun 6 2007
the fight

that fight was the met sports center show in Oct, 73. I was there as well, and it was a great show until the unfortunate ending


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St. Paul Auditorium - February 17, 1973