Portland Memorial Coliseum - May 19, 1974
May 19, 1974
"Tico Tico" tuning before "Promised"
Set List:Mississippi Half-Step
Big Railroad Blues
Beat it on Down the Line
Me and Bobby McGee
It Must Have Been the Roses
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ship of Fools
WRS Part 1
Let it Grow
Heaven Help Jam
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
I remember hearing David once saying, I believe on the KPFA Dead marathon in 1991, that if he was stranded on an desert island, this would be the show he would bring...(this was after, of course, David describing his ride up to Oregon in his VW bus to see this show...and people say I don't have a memory anymore.)
This show definitly goes into overdrive melt/down somewhere deep into Truckin' jam, etc...
Anthony P Arvanites wow wee this one cooks!
I remember this one well. Show was supposed to start at 7, and the band took the stage 15 minutes early, ready to cook.
Superb set list (maybe my favorite of all my Dead shows), and the band was in great form.
This was my first taste of the "Mars Hotel", and I loved hearing the new stuff.
The acoustics of the building didn't do the sound system justice though. From certain vantage points you're in good shape, but throughout much of the building the sound is a muddled mess. I had to get much closer to really hear the vocals, and good instrumental separation.
That being said, there was enormous energy, and a good time was had by all.
After over five hours of heaven the fun police turned on the house lights, and pulled the plug just after midnight.
Still a teen, we drove from the south bay to Portland in an old station wagon purchased for $50. It had a terrible oil leak, we traveled with a case of oil. Great show, this was one of a handful of shows where they played Money Money. It was quickly retired, never to ever be played again. What a wonderful adventure!