• Yale Bowl - July 31, 1971
    first "Mr. Charlie" - first "Sugaree" - final "Darkness Jam"

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  • Truckin'
    Sugaree
    Mr. Charlie
    Mama Tried
    Big Railroad Blues
    Playing In The Band > Dark Star > Bird Song
    El Paso
    Hard To Handle
    Loser
    Me And Bobby McGee

    Bertha
    Big Boss Man
    Me And My Uncle
    Deal
    China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
    Sing Me Back Home
    Sugar Magnolia
    Casey Jones
    Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Jam > Not Fade Away

    Uncle John's Band > Johnny B. Goode

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first "Mr. Charlie" - first "Sugaree" - final "Darkness Jam"
setlist
Truckin'
Sugaree
Mr. Charlie
Mama Tried
Big Railroad Blues
Playing In The Band > Dark Star > Bird Song
El Paso
Hard To Handle
Loser
Me And Bobby McGee

Bertha
Big Boss Man
Me And My Uncle
Deal
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
Sing Me Back Home
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones
Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Jam > Not Fade Away

Uncle John's Band > Johnny B. Goode
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I was 18 and it was amazing...I taped the show only to have the tape reorder and tape get ripped off in a burgalry at my Dorm room at Central CT State College ...There was acid everywhere ...though I did not induge ...I distinctly remember the guy sitting near us remarking a matter of factilly "I have a Buffalo stuck between my teeth" The riot ended concerts at the Yale Bowl that year. The schedule had the Who coming two weeks later. John Crocker
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I remember Garcia hanging out & talking to people at the side of the stage when they first let us in. Really loose! The stage was in the end zone facing the bleachers so most of the stadium wasn't used.
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NRPS, Jon Landau Rolling Stone there hanging out early. Jumped fence early. Show is a blurrrr but with buddies from Boston, met Sag Harbor crew Chet and gang. Unforgettable experience. My buddies 19th birthday same as Jerry's I believe
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I had a 10th row center reserved seat. That quickly ended with "Hard to Handle". The end zone was rushed. The level of music that year was tops. That night was way up there. I gave a listen to the Road Trips from that show last night. I miss Pigpen and Jerry.Also, Jimmy, Theresa and Danno were there. I also remember the moon and fog. After the show riot cops outside. I dont remember smelling tear-gas. I'm very thankful I grew up when did. Getting older is not easy but I would not trade my years of early Grateful Dead for anything.
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14 years old, and wide-eyed at the excitement, the energy, the intimacy. A sun shower and rainbow shortly before the show. A gate-crasher ran out on the field, chased by police, but they let him go when someone from the stage ran over and gave him a concert ticket. Eventually everyone was out on the field, dancing with strangers. Pigpen took our breath away. Climbed the side of the stage to get a better look, hung there for a couple of songs, and then back down into the crowd. From China Cat on, it just kept getting better, until I thought I'd dissolve into a euphoric catharsis. So this was what I had to look forward to as I approached adulthood . . .
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Great show.Pigpen was the heart and soul of the band back then.There was a guy near us calling out for Casey Jones all night long.When the band finally broke into it I think it took about a minute and a lot of urging from those around him before he recognized the song.We all fell over laughing but joined him in singing along.
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I remember (of course those days were always a blur) that they only filled half the stadium with the Dead stage in the middle---they had room for thousands more, so the crowd outside got rammey and "one thing led to another" and all hell broke loose---i remember cars being turned over--am i right ?--myself and 4 friends got out of town that night via vw bus and headed to nyc for the concert for bangladesh---an absolutly incredible weekend of music 0
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    bobbypro69
    5 years 9 months ago
    Great Show Riot and All
    I remember (of course those days were always a blur) that they only filled half the stadium with the Dead stage in the middle---they had room for thousands more, so the crowd outside got rammey and "one thing led to another" and all hell broke loose---i remember cars being turned over--am i right ?--myself and 4 friends got out of town that night via vw bus and headed to nyc for the concert for bangladesh---an absolutly incredible weekend of music 0
  • stoltzfus
    6 years ago
    This would have been fun to be at
    except for the tear gas listened to the entire show yesterday. pure bliss.
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    Direwolf33
    6 years 5 months ago
    Great show.Pigpen was the
    Great show.Pigpen was the heart and soul of the band back then.There was a guy near us calling out for Casey Jones all night long.When the band finally broke into it I think it took about a minute and a lot of urging from those around him before he recognized the song.We all fell over laughing but joined him in singing along.