• Auditorium Theater - May 12, 1977

setlist

  • Bertha
    Me and My Uncle
    Tennessee Jed
    Cassidy
    Peggy-O
    Jack Straw
    They Love Each Other
    New Minglewood Blues
    Mississippi Half-Step>
    Dancin' in the Streets

    Samson and Delilah
    Brown Eyed Women
    Estimated Prophet
    Sunrise
    Terrapin Station>
    Playin' in the Band>
    drums>
    Not Fade Away>
    Comes a Time>
    Playin' in the Band

    Johnny B. Goode

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  • dhoopes
    10 years 3 months ago
    Grinnell.
    Guess I should check in more often.
  • Roes
    13 years 3 months ago
    IOWA
    Where in Iowa?
  • dhoopes
    16 years 3 months ago
    Garcia was too high
    This was a weird show for me. The first time I saw the Dead was in 1972 in St. Louis. This was the second time. They had slowed their touring down quite a bit in between. And rumors that they were breaking up were around (at least in Iowa where I went to college). The band's sound changed drastically between the two shows and I was not ready. The first show was like a cross (or maybe I should say was a cross) between Skull and Roses and Europe '72. Donna didn't sing. Pigpen was alive but sick, and Keith was decidedly in the background. It rocked (I had third row seats). By the time we hit Chi-town the band had changed speeds and I was taken aback and largely disappointed. More importantly, Garcia just seemed out of it. Bobbie was tryin' to rock, but it just seemed like when the band handed the song off to old Jer he wasn't ready. Very soon after this I heard an acquaintance of mine was helping Garcia shoot up heroin. I have no idea if this is true. But, of course, his drug problems became a matter of record soon thereafter. I haven't heard tapes of the show. So, I could have it all wrong. It was thirty years ago. My least favorite show. Oh well.
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setlist
Bertha
Me and My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
Cassidy
Peggy-O
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
Mississippi Half-Step>
Dancin' in the Streets

Samson and Delilah
Brown Eyed Women
Estimated Prophet
Sunrise
Terrapin Station>
Playin' in the Band>
drums>
Not Fade Away>
Comes a Time>
Playin' in the Band

Johnny B. Goode
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This was a weird show for me. The first time I saw the Dead was in 1972 in St. Louis. This was the second time. They had slowed their touring down quite a bit in between. And rumors that they were breaking up were around (at least in Iowa where I went to college). The band's sound changed drastically between the two shows and I was not ready. The first show was like a cross (or maybe I should say was a cross) between Skull and Roses and Europe '72. Donna didn't sing. Pigpen was alive but sick, and Keith was decidedly in the background. It rocked (I had third row seats). By the time we hit Chi-town the band had changed speeds and I was taken aback and largely disappointed. More importantly, Garcia just seemed out of it. Bobbie was tryin' to rock, but it just seemed like when the band handed the song off to old Jer he wasn't ready. Very soon after this I heard an acquaintance of mine was helping Garcia shoot up heroin. I have no idea if this is true. But, of course, his drug problems became a matter of record soon thereafter. I haven't heard tapes of the show. So, I could have it all wrong. It was thirty years ago. My least favorite show. Oh well.
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Where in Iowa?
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Guess I should check in more often.