Grateful Dead

Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 14, 1993

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Sam Boyd Silver Bowl

May 14, 1993

Las Vegas, NV US

Average: 4.3 (23 votes)


Sting opened

Set List:

Cold Rain and Snow
Wang Dang Doodle
Lazy River Road
Queen Jane Approximately
Ramble on Rose
Black-Throated Wind

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Long Way Home
Uncle John's Band
I Need a Miracle
Standing on the Moon
Sugar Magnolia

I Fought the Law

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morst's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Cold Rain And Snow was a

Cold Rain And Snow was a traditional tour-opening song in the early 90's, and it could hardly have been more ironic than out in the desert, although I think it did rain a bit before the show started. . . Well, it definitely did rain before one of the three Vegas 93 shows, but I can't seem to recall which.

". . . Music is the best!" (fz)

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Vegas is the perfect

Vegas is the perfect location for the Dead. Surrealism abounds, and 60,000 Dead Heads are easily absorbed!

Joined: Jun 5 2007
vegas rain

It did rain the first show in vegas, cooled everyone off just before the Dead came on. I remember Jerry was watching at the back of the stage while Sting was playing.

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
this was the show with a

this was the show with a brilliant thunderstorm right before the show. There were still nice displays of lightning during CR&S that seems to go along with the music. The whole stadium was oohing and aahing and cheering. What a great way to start the show!

He said he was an artist but he really painted billboards

chicagobob's picture
Joined: Jun 15 2007
No doubt about it!

I've been playing cold rain and snow since I was fourteen years old. ( by my math over 40 years ) Been to a lot of dead shows & although some of the shows I've seen have it in the set list, this was the first time I heard the dead do it live.

It was as y'all have said, eerie, ominous and threatening I have pictures to post soon that show that sky!

Sting was fantastic. Oh, and I also saw Ian Anderson play Bouree! But that was in 2006. He must have finally gotten tired of hearing me.

Joined: Jun 22 2007
my favorite VEGAS SHOW

I remember the rain, the clearing up of it, dancing my F'N but f to Scartlet/Fire
when I flew from Monterey Ca, where lived for this set of shows, I Remember
the flight attendent saying "no dancing on in the iles on the plane" from the connecting America west flight from San jose to Vegas

Joined: Jun 14 2007

Drove over 1000 miles with a few hr nap, the day after finishing semester final exams, set up camp @ Lake Meade, slid into Vegas in the heat and all, only a few miles North of the bowl of silver. Stopped at a kwik-e-mart to get a map of town which they didn't have and some local decides to have some fun with the deadhead, gives me directions to loop completely around the town starting to the North, took over an hour, during which drive the clouds roll into town, my first visual fix of the Bowdbowl just as the lightning hits the rim of it, seeing another jolt throwing sparks from a lightpole in the lot, water bumper deep in the roadway from downpour. There's me thinking "holy shit I just drove a thou to get here and now I'm not so sure I wanna be here", looking at the drenched people with a finger in the air, thinking "shouldn't have any trouble getting rid of today's tickey", but hell, it's the Dead, it's the desert, how long can it last? Chiding myself for lack of faith...Sun came out, made it into show where things promptly heated up. The next morning read in the paper how the golf course across the road from the sambowl had some golfer got struck by lightning as it hit the tree he was urinating that point he was expected to survive but as it turns out (my theory is that when he found out what he lost) a few days later he got dead... So, what's the moral of the story? Don't golf? Don't piss on trees during a lightning storm? Don't give up hope? Don't fry your weiner off? Don't look for morals in stories?

Joined: Jul 26 2007
goin' wrong

I think this is where Deadheads started getting outta hand on the strip and elsewhere. The shows were awesome. I recall some psycho-tropic lighting from Candice during Corrina- at least that really stuck in my mind. This song held much promise but I don't think it got the attention from the band that it deserved. Awesome outro-jam. Next year 'heads wouldn't be so welcome.

Joined: May 3 2008
Downsized Vegas trip upsized fun

Last year stayed at Mirage, this year stayed at Sands. wild fun in the desert. Thanks to the raver who gave me a ride back to the strip after i lost my folk. Good fun seeing the Rads at the aladdin too!

Joined: Aug 5 2008
Sparks were flying!

I have never seen lightning hit the ground that close to me than at this was wild! Going to Vegas to see the Dead was one of the things my wife and I missed most after Jerry left us. Those were good times.


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Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - May 14, 1993