Grateful Dead

Metropolitan Sports Center - October 23, 1973

Grab show poster

Metropolitan Sports Center

October 23, 1973

Bloomington, MN US

0
Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

Set List:

Promised Land
Sugaree
Mexicali Blues
They Love Each Other
Me and Bobby McGee
Deal
Black Throated Wind
Brown Eyed Women
Beat it on Down the Line
Brokedown Palace
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Around and Around

Mississippi Half-Step
Big River
Row Jimmy
Me and My Uncle
Ramble On Rose
El Paso
Loose Lucy
Truckin'
The Other One
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

See an error in show info or set list? Let us know!

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Offline
Joined: Jun 6 2007
fight?

wasn't this the show where a fight broke out right near the end and Bill came up and grabbed a mike stand and swung it into the crowd? Put a bit of a damper on what had been a great show.

Offline
Joined: Oct 27 2007
Fight

As I recall it, in the middle of Casey Jones, a fan went over the security barricade in front of the stage. The security guards started tearing into him. Bobby took his mic stand and swung at the security guys. He said something to the effect of " Stop punching our F***ing audience". He then refused to start the music until the security guys left the front of the stage. They left, the song continued. I've always wanted to hear a tape of this show, and this portion, but have never found it...
I did think it was a couple of years after this time however...but the date was never as important as the event in my mind!!

Offline
Joined: Jul 19 2011
wow

Didn't know anything about this show.. can't find tapes.. but this is the first one..

dstache's picture
Offline
Joined: Sep 10 2007
thoughts

Another one of those dreamy, sleepy '73 shows. A very nice show though without any real explosions. In set 1, China Cat, with the Feeling Groovy Jam, is excellent, as are the solos in Me & Bobby McGee and Ramble. In set 2, Big River has an excellent, extended final solo, Truckin has a pretty hot jam (with a Nobody's Fault), the Other One is a bit short but still a highlight, the Jam before WRS is pretty cool and Sugar Mag has an excellent jam before Sunshine Daydream. VG show, 8.5/10

dstache's picture
Offline
Joined: Sep 10 2007
thoughts

Another one of those dreamy, sleepy '73 shows. A very nice show though without any real explosions. In set 1, China Cat, with the Feeling Groovy Jam, is excellent, as are the solos in Me & Bobby McGee and Ramble. In set 2, Big River has an excellent, extended final solo, Truckin has a pretty hot jam (with a Nobody's Fault), the Other One is a bit short but still a highlight, the Jam before WRS is pretty cool and Sugar Mag has an excellent jam before Sunshine Daydream. VG show, 8.5/10

Offline
Joined: Aug 7 2013
Was really good show

Was there. The band was really good this night. Cooking and in what turned out to be the final encore, there was pushing up front. Wier did yell F***ing knock it off or we will leave. They left. They were really cooking. I have always wondered what we missed because of that nights incident. Would love to hear a tape.

PonchoBill's picture
Online
Joined: Jul 29 2009
I just listened to this show...

I think a very angry Phil yells "Alright Asshole" three times. "Your'e outta here!" he says. Casey was stopped and after the commotion they went into Saturday Night. I have a good copy of this. If anyone wants pm me.

Offline
Joined: Apr 20 2014
Front Row Seats

This was my first Dead show and I got front row seats (connections in the ticket office) on the middle left aisle. In the middle of the last set, 2 very drunk girls wandered up to the aisle to my left. During Casey Jones, one decided to climb over the security barrier. The security guard sitting in front of her hauled off and punched her as she was halfway over the barrier. Bob saw it, stopped the song, and said "Don 't beat up our fans, man". Roadie type security guys showed up and replaced the Met Center security guys. The Dead finished the song and left.

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Metropolitan Sports Center - October 23, 1973