Grateful Dead

Dillon Stadium - July 31, 1974

Dillon Stadium

July 31, 1974

Hartford, CT US

Average: 4.3 (6 votes)

Set List:

Scarlet Begonias
Me and My Uncle
Brown Eyed Women
Beat it on Down the Line
Mississippi Half-Step
It Must Have Been the Roses
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Around and Around

Big River
Eyes of the World
China Doll
Promised Land
Ship of Fools
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let it Grow

El Paso
Ramble on Rose
Greatest Story Ever Told
To Lay Me Down
Heaven Help Jam
Spanish Jam
Wharf Rat
U.S. Blues
One More Saturday Night

Uncle John's Band

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
A hot day! music and

A hot day! music and temperature wise! The Allman Bros. Band opened and jammed with the Dead for 40 or so mins. at the end. Great show!

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
I think you mean the '72 show

Hiya Bluesdad -

I think you are mixing up the '72 and '74 shows at Dillon stadium. The ABB/Dead at Dillon was in July of '72 I am almost certain.

Joined: Jun 30 2007
Dillon Stadium '74

ProbablyDave is correct, there were no ABB on that day in '74 but bluesdad was also right that it was hot that day.

Joined: Aug 26 2007
No ABB, but

what a jam: Truckin’>Jam>Mind Left Body Jam>Spanish Jam>Wharf Rat. Check it out in the Taper's Section for the week of July 30 - August 5 - you'll be glad you did :)

Joined: Oct 27 2007
phew no ABB

I was confused for a minute there. All these years and I didn't remember that ABB was there. This was my first show and I was 15. Don't know why my older brother brought me, but sure am GLAD he did! I remember playing in water or being sprayed or something, so it must have been HOT. I know the music was fantastic. Changed my life. Saw many shows after that 7-15 years later with one New Years show thrown in for good measure.

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Joined: Sep 6 2007
Dillon Stadium '74

I seem to remember a Phil/ Ned Lagin Seastones set in between sets. Great show, my first, and I remember wondering why Pigpen wasn't there. A kind soul behind me broke the sad news that he had passed away a year or so before. I fell in love with Donna Jean that night.

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Joined: Jul 5 2007
It was July 16, 1972

I was at this show with my friend Lainie for her 15th Birthday
I turned fifteen 10 days later !
We are 50 now and still best friends
Went to the Grateful Dead continuously form 71-95

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Joined: Jun 26 2007
7-31-74 Dillon Stadium Show

This was probably my favorite Dead show that I ever attended. It was a VERY hot day, temperature wise as well as musically, but the Dead played well into the evening so it seemed like we were there all day & nite. The ABB were not there and Neal and Phil definitely did their Seastones electronic thing between the 2nd and 3rd sets. I knew instantly that U.S. Blues would become one of THE Dead classics. This remains a dream show for me!

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Joined: Apr 7 2009
Summer in the city

Remember hearing 'To Lay Me Down' for the 1st time. It seemed to go on forever. THE BOYS were having much great fun that day. Three sets - Ouch! Maybe cars stopped on I-91 checking out the show too?

Joined: Nov 7 2007

Cars were stopped on 91 It was a wonderful day. Some rodie climbed the wall of sound behind Phil and covered one ear and stuck the other six inches from from each speaker all the way up to the top .
i wo,der how loud that was?


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Dillon Stadium - July 31, 1974