International Amphitheatre - July 25, 1974
July 25, 1974
Set List:Me and My Uncle
Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
WRS Part 1
Let it Grow
Around and Around
It Must Have Been the Roses
Johnny B. Goode
Uncle John's Band
One More Saturday Night
Ship of Fools
Attendees of this show
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
Doc made no sense!
I was trying to keep my thoughts straight.
REALIZATION - The Dead doesn't just jam they are the BEST rock and roll players of all time!!!!!!!!
There were several of us -- John, Ross, Doug, maybe Jan, maybe Angel -- we met at the apartment on Foster Street and rode the CTA down then walked over to the Amphitheater. That was a much better place to attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus than a concert of any sort. We were on the main floor maybe 30 or 40 rows back -- the echoes were terrible -- had to feel the music more than hear it. I remember US Blues as standing out but it always does for me. Walking back to the CTA afterward Ross was trying to hitch a ride -- by walking in the middle of the street with his thumb up -- John asked him what he would do if a white car filled with pure evil offered a ride. He stopped. So Doug took his place.
And now 'twas like all instruments, Now like a lonely flute; And now it is an angel's song, That makes the Heavens be mute.
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Jack Straw outstanding!
and i remember jerry with out a beard and rather short hair and sounding like mickey mouse when he talked...but yeah, that part could of been just me ; )
I believe their was a bit of Seastones played before the second set. Some sort of wierdness anyway
....And it was more than a bit. And with the house lights on. It was mind numbing. But then, well, I was a little altered myself from some blotters that were VERY clean. I only wish that those who kept yelling for the band to "rock out" would have shut up during the Dark Star for a moment: so beautiful!!!
And yes, the place sucked, but where else around here could have held that magnificent Wall Of Sound????
.....all the years combine.....