Folsom Field - September 3, 1972
September 03, 1972
Me and My Uncle
Black Throated Wind
Beat it on Down the Line
Playing in the Band
Brown Eyed Women
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
The Other One
Johnny B. Goode
Cold Rain and Snow
Ramble On Rose
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
grayhacklerods, dubai-escorts-bunnies, DougC, clark cowboy, philsfriend13, geododge, kdecody, rockadayjohnny, sailing vessel sunshine daydream, nufced, beep, philsfriend, zendog1953, folsom9372, m00ndog, paulgart, refugee3, Dave Bradshaw, Icky and Red, desertgrump, Ungnome, Buffalo, Timberline Rose, oystermafia, Bill Stratton, niusteve, Gr8fulTed, gfuldad, Ltapilot, tganz, Symmetry, fishman, filgram, stlhog, snoone
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.
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.