St. Paul Civic Center Arena - June 25, 1983
June 25, 1983
Set List:Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
West L.A. Fadeaway
My Brother Esau
Big Railroad Blues
Might As Well
Touch of Grey
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Uncle John's Band
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
boneman62, 1979-01-20, PlayinDead, quickener, davidonna82, dhaivyd, Steveinkato, bluewater, olddeadhead_NFA, miltonmutant, bousada, hockey_john, Paul Dirks, snafu, blacksharpie, intrepid, AlpineValley81, fifty lakes, ChinaRider77, cryptl1028, moogirl, jackstrawtom, Dolabella, hippierob, Mary Margaret, dpw1982, Terpin61, Big_river, mdorf, AlaskaDeadHead1, picasso_moon420, journeymanphotos, GTLTBP, misterglen, pat L, eleventoes, whipple, croixwood, oldeadhead, ladnarc, paulsig, gratefultrip, BAAB, fishbach, Brooklyn Peach, ffej55, jlg3rd, Wharf Rat 12-28-82, aliceDmillionair, Jake99, D from KS, llib mharg, forcestream, StaggerLee32, BabylonDon, Meige, rlkaminsky, playin33041, Felix, hehehekramar, goldgreek, Drumhead, goverlid, Brownie, West.August, b1ackpeter, HowardH, archer, Rum Jungle, Crazy Fingers, Valerie Stevenson, deadheaddave1982, BlondeJim, Guitartad, bilee, CaptainCaveman, PACKCAK, Gr8fulDon, texasdragonfly, LarryG, Big E, fishman, CR, Heat, theob, pdb, Bobby33914, MktoSteve, juddcbrown, cbarn92, Emmett Grogan, DEADPHR3D, LoneStarDead, 333mike, tripperb, Forrest, Richter, marlo, Duggles, Edgefan
We caught this after the Madison show which was a foot stomping, smoking HOT show. I remember just being really tired at this show and just kicking back and soaking it in.
This show is not the best on tape, but it is still one of my all time favorite Jack Straw. It's hard to explain this, but the jam just sounds like the Dead machine churning. I love Phil's bass pops at the end too. The rest of the show was so-so.
Two things I remember from this show: Deadheads slam dancing in the hall, and a couple having sex under the bleachers in full view of everyone near them. There weren't many of us, and we were cool with it... we figured they thought they were alone, or couldn't tell they weren't alone.
The day of the show it was hot, and we really didn't have any sort of shade. Being young then, of course we drank beer thinking it would refresh us. Got into the venue and saw this dude with a mohawk, I remember. Then there was a couple there dancing who'd just gotten married, in their wedding clothes no less. I liked the first set quite well, one of only a few Lazy Lightnin>Supplications I ever saw.
Missed the night before. Was going threw my book of shows and recalled that we skipped the Madison show,drove back to New Hampshire after City Island.Got back to N H and was saying to some friends how much fun we were having over the 1st course of the year on tour.I remember one guy saying wish I knew you had gone to 1st half of the tour I would of gone........ Next thing we knew we were off for St Paul drove threw the day and night and wam there we were in St Paul on the steps looking for a ticket a kind older guy came up to me and free ticketed me. In we go. That was crazy but things got much more crazy after this. Did not miss another show until Greeks 85 due to illness.Then back on the trail till end of summer 89.