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Folsom Field - September 3, 1972

Folsom Field

September 03, 1972

Boulder, CO US

Average: 4.3 (9 votes)

Set List:

Promised Land
Me and My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
Black Throated Wind
Bird Song
Beat it on Down the Line
Mississippi Half-Step
Playing in the Band
Casey Jones

El Paso
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
He's Gone
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Johnny B. Goode

Cold Rain and Snow
Sugar Magnolia
Jack Straw
Ramble On Rose
Rockin Pneumonia
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

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Joined: Apr 11 2009
9-3-72 Forty Years Ago Today

I was a country bumpkin, right off the farm in Illinois, on my first trip west. I was traveling with two friends and we had no idea that the Dead were playing in Boulder. Actually, I had heard Truckin' and Casey Jones on the radio and that was about it. We just happened to be in the right place! I remember walking in to the stadium and my life immediately changed. Couldn't believe it... the band actually began on time... frisbees, balloons... a father telling his son to remind mommy not to forget the peyote. "We can't forget the goodies1" Yep.... survival bags of pot filtered all the way back to us. Yep... lots of rain. I remember them sing a song that mentioned the Colorado rain. I also remember wandering down onto the field and smoking a joint with a couple during Johnnie B Goode as the rain poured down. Spent the last set right down front. The bus definitely stopped for me that day.

Joined: Jun 3 2017
Shine my light

A couple of things stand out in my memory.
We had bought tickets to pickup at the ticket office.
We got there and our tickets were not waiting for us.
What to do, waiting for the gates to open and no tickets.
After the first rush of people got in, they went straight to the top of the stadium and threw their tickets down.
Right into our hands.
It was a miracle.
I had enough rain gear to hunker down and wait the storm out.
The next miracle, and I'm surprised no one has mentioned it, but when they played I Know You Rider - I swear this is true - when they sang "I'd shine my light on cool Colorado Range" the Sun came out for the first time lighting up the front range of the Rockies, right on cue.
Everyone who sat high enough in the stadium to see it let out a roar.
I'll never forget it.


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Folsom Field - September 3, 1972