Grateful Dead

State Fairgrounds - May 13, 1973

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State Fairgrounds

May 13, 1973

Des Moines, IA US

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Set List:

Promised Land
Deal
Mexicali Blues
They Love Each Other
Box of Rain
Loser
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Beat it on Down the Line
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Me and My Uncle
Don't Ease Me In
Around and Around

Tennessee Jed
Big River
Bertha
Jack Straw
Sugaree
Looks Like Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Playing in the Band

Mississippi Half-Step
Greatest Story Ever Told
Brown Eyed Women
He's Gone
Truckin'
drums
The Other One
Eyes of the World
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia

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wrong venue

this show was at the state fairgrounds but in Des Moines,Ia. A wonderful 3 set show where it rained during Looks Like Rain and the sun came out during Here Comes Sunshine and there was a double rainbow off to the side of the stage during Sugar Magnolia. Jerry,in pigtails, walked over to the side of the stage to see the rainbow.

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Tremendous show

This show was a CORKER. A rare and wonderful full three sets of music....The double rainbow during "Here Comes Sunshine" was pretty magical. The playing was just drippy and psychedelic, long, long jams, really inspired playing from the classic Dead era. They were at the absolute top of their game and it is a shame there seem to be no high quality tapes of this show. Scrounge that vault, boys! It's gotta be in there somewhere.......

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des moines......

my first bus stop..... i got off AND on that day and its been that way ever since:]

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chilling

to see the rainbows - the band played the weather and vice versa. If memory is correct this was a Mother's Day show - we were delayed by a big roadblock just south of our departure - Waterloo. Echoing tdub - this show cooked and if anyone knows of a tape circulating....? or photos...my life would be fuller -
has it really been 35 years?!?! what goes around comes around

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this show

Bob,
You need not go too far. Your fellow former Iowan and now Washington neighbor can make you one of these. I sent you a pm.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Many thanks Hal

I knew there was magic in this world!

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Graceland

Any other Graceland alum who attended this show, it was my first show and first psych. I watched Jerry ride the sun rays up and down as they cascaded out during here comes the sun. Truely magical and definately unforgetable.

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Mystical Show

I will never forget after Jerry got zapped with electrical shock and all; it was raining and thes sun was shining, the double rainbow and all. When the song ended; Jerry looked at the rest of the band and said: '" Wow; I didn't know we could do that"

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Joined: Jul 10 2007
tapes

Yeah, if anyone had a decent copy of this show, I would be most grateful. Many thanks in advance!

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It's available for steaming

It's available for steaming at archive.org

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State Fairgrounds - May 13, 1973