• Vanderbilt University - October 21, 1972
    free outdoor concert

setlist

  • Bertha
    Me and My Uncle
    Deal
    Beat it on Down the Line
    Sugaree
    El Paso
    China Cat Sunflower
    I Know You Rider
    Black Throated Wind
    Tennessee Jed
    Jack Straw
    Loser
    Playing in the Band

    Promised Land
    Brown Eyed Women
    Big River
    He's Gone
    Greatest Story Ever Told
    Bird Song
    Truckin'
    The Other One
    Morning Dew
    Sugar Magnolia

Ticket Stubs

Concert Photos

user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

11 years 10 months
free outdoor concert
setlist
Bertha
Me and My Uncle
Deal
Beat it on Down the Line
Sugaree
El Paso
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
Jack Straw
Loser
Playing in the Band

Promised Land
Brown Eyed Women
Big River
He's Gone
Greatest Story Ever Told
Bird Song
Truckin'
The Other One
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia
show date

dead comment

user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

10 years 7 months
Permalink

I was too young to drive, so a friend and I took the Grayhound bus to Nashville ... walked down Broadway to VU. It was a beautiful Fall afternoon...the show was outdoors on a hillside. What a magical afternoon that was....Great show.
user picture

Member for

8 years 9 months
Permalink

Well....remembering the show,,,,,the band was at it's finest on this wonderful fall day. Dogs dyed purple and Boone's Farm wine with mushrooms! What a special place in space & time.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

6 years 7 months
Permalink

As a teen living at home, I used to get fried, come home and put on headphones in bed to listen to the Midnight album hour on the radio. When Europe '72 came out, the DJ played two sides of it. I had never even heard of the Dead, but I got on the bus that very night! Wow, for a kid growing up in Nashville listening to the ABB, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, and the like, the Dead blew my mind that fateful night. Soon thereafter, I learned that the Dead were doing a free show at Vandy. I remember marveling at all the knobs on Phil's bass and at how cool Donna's hair was. I also remember meeting heads who'd come down from NY and had pitched a tent on the quad at Vandy. I couldn't believe anyone would come down from NY for a concert! After the show, I understood why!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

6 years 3 months
Permalink

I missed the show because of work but a group of friends drove up from Orlando and Gainesville. When they returned, they said Garcia played a lot of pedal steel. Can anyone who was there either confirm or disconfirm this? It's bothered me for 40 years!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

5 years 5 months
Permalink

Just left a set of 33 Hi Rez still photos for this show in a public folder on the Photobucket site. Enjoy!!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

6 years 4 months
Permalink

Perfect fall weather, crystal clear blue sky......orange sunshine + the tie dyed speakers covers, yowza! Was able to cruise up to the stage anytime due to the relatively small crowd. I'm guessing 3-- 5K. On our way out of town, we stopped at a liquor store and parked next to a station wagon full of black kids; dad was in the store. One of the girls looked me straight in the eye, and said "if it's all night, it's alright" which set us off big time. I think she may have been around 7--8 years old; perfect!! From then on, and on, and on.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

8 years 10 months
Permalink

Jerry Garcia only played an electrc guitar for the show at vandy. they played into the nightfall. the only lights on stage were the red amplifier lights.the grateful dead, at that time, was unknown. I think the only reason there were five thousand people there was it was rumerd that the allman bros. were supposed to play. it is still one of my top five concerts I have been too.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

8 years 10 months
Permalink

the photos brought back wonderful memories of that fine show at Vandy. THANKS AGAIN!!!!
9 comments
sort by
Recent
Reset
Items displayed
  • Default Avatar
    ctadead
    3 years 2 months ago
    thank you for the photos.
    the photos brought back wonderful memories of that fine show at Vandy. THANKS AGAIN!!!!
  • Default Avatar
    ctadead
    4 years 11 months ago
    Jerry Garcia only played an
    Jerry Garcia only played an electrc guitar for the show at vandy. they played into the nightfall. the only lights on stage were the red amplifier lights.the grateful dead, at that time, was unknown. I think the only reason there were five thousand people there was it was rumerd that the allman bros. were supposed to play. it is still one of my top five concerts I have been too.
  • Default Avatar
    Hekowee
    5 years 3 months ago
    Road trip from Vincennes University > Vanderbilt
    Perfect fall weather, crystal clear blue sky......orange sunshine + the tie dyed speakers covers, yowza! Was able to cruise up to the stage anytime due to the relatively small crowd. I'm guessing 3-- 5K. On our way out of town, we stopped at a liquor store and parked next to a station wagon full of black kids; dad was in the store. One of the girls looked me straight in the eye, and said "if it's all night, it's alright" which set us off big time. I think she may have been around 7--8 years old; perfect!! From then on, and on, and on.