Grateful Dead

Dillon Stadium - July 16, 1972

Dillon Stadium

July 16, 1972

Hartford, CT US

Average: 4.7 (11 votes)


first "Half Step"

Set List:

Promised Land
Cold Rain and Snow
Black Throated Wind
Playing in the Band
Tennessee Jed
Jack Straw
Mexicali Blues
Stella Blue
Cumberland Blues
Me and My Uncle
Mississippi Half-Step
Sing Me Back Home

Ramble On Rose
The Other One
He's Gone
The Other One
Looks Like Rain
Sugar Magnolia
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Hey Bo Diddley

Johnny B. Goode

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Allman Brothers

This was my first Dead show. After 4 hours under a stifling sun, I remember several members of the Allman Brothers joining the Dead in a fabulous jam that began about 6 p.m. I was hooked for life.

Has this show ever been put on a CD? It sure would mean a lot to me to have it.

Joined: Jun 14 2007
PTRS Hot day getting wet

PTRS Hot day getting wet at a garden hose in between sets when black limo pulled in Greg Allman and Dickie got out with two beautiful Georgia Peaches.The jam that day was good Betts playing slide on Sugar Magnolia but a few days later the boys jamed with the Allmans at Galic Park and did Mountain Jam Thats a tape to find!!!

Joined: Jul 11 2007
dillon stadium 1972

Was also my first show. Also saw Allmans two days later in Galic Park....seeing the dead crawl down a dirt path up the hill to the back of the stage.How could you not be hooked for life?I thought, WOW, every show either the Dead or the Allman brothers show up. Was also my first and only time seeing Berry play bass.

Joined: Jul 20 2007
An incredible show...

This was also my first Dead show. I went not knowing much about the Dead, but that all changed after this show.
What I remember most is the Dead played on and on...I couldn't believe the show went on as long as it did.
When memebers of The Allman's came out at the end this was truly amazing....

Pizza on Earth, Good Will to All!

Joined: Jul 20 2007
I love the Allman/Dead JAMS

Being a huge fan of both bands, I could not resist this show. I now have all oft heir collaborations on tape or disc. I love the transition into Hey Bo Diddley. This seems totally improvised as Bob starts singing Not Fade again and then Jerry takes over the lyrics to Hey Bo Diddley. Berry Oakley is quite impressive as a Philler bassist. My favorite collaboration is still Jerryv and Billy sitting in with the Allmans at the Allman Brothers Cow Palace New Years 1973 show. Highly recommended!!!

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
My 1st show!

This was also my first show but certainly not the last!!! Things I think I remember (or was it the acid??) I remember it being really hot and there was lots of watermelon in the crowd where we were sitting, a sprinkle of rain during looks like rain, Allman Bros jamming, a beautiful sunset at the end of the concert. It was a memorable day!
Nancy (I used to make Spectrum Batiks)

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Joined: Jun 14 2007
Dillon Stadium

I remember seeing a bus pull into the stadium that had
"Sky Dog Band"
written on the side.
So after the Dead played they
did a third set with the Allman Brothers.
I hitchhiked to the show from
Baldwin,Long Island,
and was picked up by Deadheads.
Made the show with time to spare.
Got a ride all the way home too.

Joined: Jul 21 2007
Dillon Stadium

My friends and I drove up to Hartford from NYC for this show. It was indeed very hot that day and if I remember correctly, the band took 4 intermissions rather than the usual 1. This was a marathon show and ended just before sundown. I remember passing out from heat stroke and dehydration and crawled into the men's room where they were having a water fight. What a relief and I was revived! The end of the show was spectacular with the Allman's backing Bobby and the band in an incredible Johnny B. Goode. Afterwards we drove directly to Staten Island and we attended the late show at the Stanley Theatre for Procol Harem. All in all it was the greatest day of music of all time! Oh, to be 18 again.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
yeah ... hartford won't be forgotten

i went with a bunch of wild friends from windsor ~~ all crazy and half dead or missing by now. my date brought another date. she and i are still close friends but he's outta the picture, married to some nut case who is worried about him talking to either of us! the music was just too much -- too good too wild -- i even remember exactly what i wore down to the earrings! the water was welcome as we all burned up. there was electric cool-ade -- my favorite. i wasn't even sure it was the allman bros by the time i looked up from the front row to see them there. were they in my head? what a great day.

i went on to see some giant number of shows ~~ never counted; i guess more than 150- fewer than 200. my life was punctuated by the tours and i loved it. i love & miss that old JG. hope to see him again sometime.

one question: was Pig there? i think he may have been but i am not positive.

Grateful Mercy
raised by wolves
"if i can't dance, it's not MY revolution" Emma Goldman

Joined: Feb 12 2008
first show :-)

only 2 years old at the time, but the start of a long, and great, tradition. sure wish I had photos.


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Dillon Stadium - July 16, 1972