Grateful Dead

State Fairgrounds - June 16, 1974

State Fairgrounds

June 16, 1974

Des Moines, IA US

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)

Set List:

Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
Beat it on Down the Line
Scarlet Begonias
Black-Throated Wind
El Paso
It Must Have Been the Roses
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I know You Rider
Around and Around

U.S. Blues
The Race is On
Eyes of the World
Big River
Playin' in the Band

Tennessee Jed
Me and My Uncle
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ship Of Fools
Nobody's Jam
Wharf Rat
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad

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Joined: Dec 29 2008
Bonus Tracks on DP 29

Lost Sailor 2 ...

All of the bonus tracks on DP 29 are from Norman, Oklahoma October 11th, 1977. And yes, they are quite sweet, despite being separated from the rest. Go find the first set too, it rocks! Let it Grow particularly, and the Help on the Way->Slipknot!->Franklin's tower was the last of this trio played until spring 1983.

For this is all a dream we dreamed, one afternoon long ago ...

Joined: Jun 16 2009
This is a crime against Deadheads

I can see no justifying reason other than greed that these shows are not released in their entirety. The Roadtrips concept is not meeting the needs or desires of the customer base. Everyone I have talked to would much prefer complete shows ala Dick's Picks. I realize that not every song of every show is a gem but they joy is in experiencing a show from start to finish. It is holistically much more satisfying. I was at this show as a 20 year old college student. It was a three setter, five hours long from 1 to 6 pm. No one else has mentioned that Ned Lagin was there and performed some of Seastones with Phil. The sound system was absolutely amazing, my jaw dropped when they played the first notes. It sounded like the best McIntosh home stereo that you ever heard except BIGGER! The crowd was fairly rough looking, more biker types than hippies. I was able to get up on one of the look-out towers to the side of the stage and noticed trash cans filled to the brim with ice and Heineken beer back behind the speakers. A hot long party and the Dead gave us everything we could want and more!

Joined: Jan 10 2009
....such a long, long time

....such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there...............

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
Stop complaining!!!

Having been there, I waited more than 35 years to hear what the band released of this beautiful show. Sometimes you have to say thanks for that and be appreciative. Don't get so hung up in the "I want more" vibe.

As for the folks who didn't like the crowd back then, well, the makeup of those audiences beat anything I saw after 1976, or especially 1986. So maybe there were bikers and drunks and such, but nobody messed with my trip and I didn't hear about anybody getting hurt, so lets all TAKE A BREAK!

.....all the years combine.....

Joined: Sep 24 2012

I can get this show for anyone that want it, great copy SBD quality.

Joined: Aug 7 2013
Great Show

Fantastic Day. Was there a double rainbow that day?

Joined: Jan 17 2015
My 1st show...and acid trip

The Des Moines show was my first and it was the day after my 19th birthday...and first LSD of my favorite days and just turned 60...still feel like a kid,don't you.


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State Fairgrounds - June 16, 1974