Grateful Dead

Field House - May 7, 1978

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Field House

May 07, 1978

Troy, NY US

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Average: 4.6 (9 votes)

Notes:

"Funiculi Funicula" tuning before "Mexicali" - Bill Kreutzmann's 32nd birthday

Set List:

Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Funiculi Funicula
Mexicali Blues
Mama Tried
Tennessee Jed
It's All Over Now
Friend of the Devil
Passenger
Brown Eyed Women
Music Never Stopped

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
drums
Iko Iko
The Other One
Black Peter
Around and Around

U.S. Blues

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Joined: Jul 21 2007
1ST show

I was still in High School. Everyone said I was such a weirdo to go see "ridin' that train high on propane" group.Within a year I had tons of friends and those same people thanking me for turning them on to the dead. missed the Raitt Hunter party but I remember those state parties.I was the weirdo who turned everyone on to the Dead. Kind of a feather in my cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Many friends dead many with happy families I'm still goin to the Vibes so I haven't had enough yet peha Artie De.

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Joined: Jul 21 2007
1ST show

I was still in High School. Everyone said I was such a weirdo to go see "ridin' that train high on propane" group.Within a year I had tons of friends and those same people thanking me for turning them on to the dead. missed the Raitt Hunter party but I remember those state parties.I was the weirdo who turned everyone on to the Dead. Kind of a feather in my cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Many friends dead many with happy families I'm still goin to the Vibes so I haven't had enough yet peha Artie De.

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Joined: Jul 21 2007
1ST show

I was still in High School. Everyone said I was such a weirdo to go see "ridin' that train high on propane" group.Within a year I had tons of friends and those same people thanking me for turning them on to the dead. missed the Raitt Hunter party but I remember those state parties.I was the weirdo who turned everyone on to the Dead. Kind of a feather in my cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Many friends dead many with happy families I'm still goin to the Vibes so I haven't had enough yet peha Artie De.

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Joined: Jul 21 2007
1ST show

I was still in High School. Everyone said I was such a weirdo to go see "ridin' that train high on propane" group.Within a year I had tons of friends and those same people thanking me for turning them on to the dead. missed the Raitt Hunter party but I remember those state parties.I was the weirdo who turned everyone on to the Dead. Kind of a feather in my cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Many friends dead many with happy families I'm still goin to the Vibes so I haven't had enough yet peha Artie De.

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Joined: Jun 28 2007
Great Show

Traveled from Hauppauge Long Island with one other friend. Ended up seeing 4 other groups of friends from Long Island at the show. RPI field house --- what a great show during this tour. Upon arriving the first words where there’s a fire on that mountain and did they Jam it. The loud bomb that was lit seemed to be 5 feet from us, we where spoofed, and it was during a great Jam I think Fire on the Mountain or Aiko-Aiko.
On way home did get to see some hells angles as we got lost in Troy, but no problems. This show really rocked. One of the best shows I attended.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Great Day

Hitched a ride to Albany for the school fest, then went to Troy. Ended up in the very front lovin the music until the crowd started forward....a Hells Angels jumped from the stage and helped me not get crushed....cool dude, got eveyone to dance a step back.....

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Joined: May 8 2010
1st show

Like artdelu, this was my first Dead show...high school senior...rode down with my best friend who was 18 and could buy beer...weather was great, so until showtime, we sat on a lawn uphill from the Fieldhouse and drank our beverages...during the show, I remember the spotlight repeatedly shining on the overhead sign that said "NO SMOKING"...made us laugh, because you could barely see the sign through all the smoke...Estimated Prophet...wah, wah, wah-wah-wah, wah-wah, wah-wah, wah, wah-wah-wah...what a great night.

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Trying to remember...

I'm not sure why this show is so vague to me. There are a few very good reasons to remember it, although I won't go into those.

But I seem to recall the band doing a short accoutic set at the start of this. No one else has mentioned it, so I'm wondering if I'm confusing it with another show. Anyone else remember that?

I certainly recall the mess with the floor seats. We could see below us this wave going through the crowd, pushing everyone closer and closer to the stage. I recall thinking that there's a potential problem with that, but also thinking it just seemed silly.

It was a fun day and a very good night followed.

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Field House - May 7, 1978