Uni-Dome - February 5, 1978
February 05, 1978
Brown Eyed Women
New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Fire on the Mountain
Samson and Delilah
Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain
Truckin'> Drums > The Other One
> Wharf Rat > Around And Around
Attendees of this show
purplekush023, JetS165101, pgoeltz, Roes, Conanh, pj1621, chicosez, texas dead, eurohead, oldeadhead, Bassman57, joelpro, zekethefreak, regblue, touchofgrey, hnkharper, strangetrip, bikechef, goverlid, joelovesthe dead, acehigh53, jimiesq, texasdragonfly, Hal R, Sinc6, paisley, hiker, Edgefan, stevetall
I saw many of the shows between '77-'80. The finest year was '78, after a night of hard rockin we stayed at the same hotel as the Dead in Ceder Falls, IA. We topped it off the next morning by eating breakfast w/Garcia and Mountain Girl @ Holiday Inn restaurant. There were about twenty of us who stumbled in and pushed our tables together over by Jerry. He was totally cool about it and talked w/us for a long time. He commented about the strange feedback and vibrations he kept getting off the ceiling of the inflatable dome. And the Trucks firing up and Scarlet into Fire was totally awesome. We (me and Dean Ottinger) stayed around and watched the crew brake down the set and discovered the drum kits were nailed down to the stage so they would move during the show!!
It was great!
As compact, furious, fiery an Other One as I have ever heard.
Sounded like how the Allman Brothers are doing it now at the end of "Black-Hearted Woman." My all time favorite show. If you went to Grinnell, see my full review in DeadBase 10.
"Where did you learn to cut trees like that?"
"In the Sahara Forest!"
dicks picks 18 has uni and dane county wis.
Really cold. Came up from the Quad Cities in my van with the girlfriend and several buds. Tomato slice deep dish pizza at a campus place. Got a speeding ticket on the way home and my girl paid it; "pays my ticket when I speed". :-)
Favorite part of the concert was the kick-off of "Truckin'". The road semi's were backed up inside the arena floor to form book ends at either end of the stage. And, at the beginning of "Truckin'", the stage crew had some sort of fireworks rigged in the stacks of the semi tractors; which they fired to start the song. And then the diesels roared for the first part of the song, blowing smoke into the arena air. Classic!