State Fairgrounds - May 13, 1973
May 13, 1973
Set List:Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Box of Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Beat it on Down the Line
Me and My Uncle
Don't Ease Me In
Around and Around
Looks Like Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Playing in the Band
Greatest Story Ever Told
Brown Eyed Women
The Other One
Eyes of the World
Attendees of this show
dcctg5, blacksharpie, jpruitt53, brydel, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cowboy.Burt, zendog1953, folsom9372, jhras, Bassman57, dnathans, regblue, catfishrushdie, strollingthunder, bqleatherlady, another jerry, hey_bob, PrecisionTieDye, tdub, carlaplattwatercolors, joelovesthe dead, acehigh53, texasdragonfly, chasrapin, hatayama, grd55, gtoles1, ouroboros007
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.
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.......
my first bus stop..... i got off AND on that day and its been that way ever since:]
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
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
I knew there was magic in this world!
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.
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"
Yeah, if anyone had a decent copy of this show, I would be most grateful. Many thanks in advance!
It's available for steaming at archive.org