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12/10/71
Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO

Set 1:
Bertha
Me And My Uncle
Mr. Charlie
Loser
Beat It On Down The Line
Sugaree
Jack Straw
Next Time You See Me
El Paso
Tennessee Jed
Big Railroad Blues
Casey Jones

Set 2:
Good Lovin'
Brokedown Palace
Playin' In The Band
Run Rudolph Run
Deal
Sugar Magnolia
Comes A Time
Truckin'
Drums
The Other One
Sitting On Top Of The World
The Other One
Not Fade Away
China Cat Sunflower Jam
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

Encore:
One More Saturday Night

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Comments:

The defining night of my lifetime. Few months earlier set up storybook line with Box of Rain primary soundtrack; example from a toolong truestory: Me staring eye to eye with a cat on acidperfect rainy anyday, when (shockthreshold sudden)a blinking sphinx replaced cat. And I felt ancient furriness creepyspace. Shook head: cat back. Thing was, at time couldn't have described a sphinx, yet knew & saw precisely, not like hallucination, and meaning: body of lion: animal nature, human head: current evolution stage of transition to becoming new, human nature 2.0 (2nd nature, but not yet there). Then within hour heard: look thru any eyes...thru dead dreams to another day...maybe it's been seen before thru other eyes (& more). Month or so later, similar orchestrated uber synchronicity ended with "such a long long time to be gone, & a short time to be there" as I stood "seeing" spinning light above my head, an infinity symbol (8 sideways, which also forms the image of) "A ribbon for your hair" was the (sweet) message to link with reaching the pinnacle of "there." Round then, world had forever and radically changed as the agnostic had given way to astonishing knowledge of a designer, benevolent of sheer beauty, familiar and kind, funny and steering wheel in hand. Played with biblical stories and Dead tales to get across in archetypal balloons of multi-dimensional meaning with every "word" so once I asked "milk and honey? what's that about...the Promised Land?" Then ff to 12/10/71, found orange barrell just before Bertha began; few tunes later Fox Theater's trip palace provided a golden enourmous butterfly which detached itself from the wall in a smooth descent from 3D depth to 2, coming to a hovering stop just over my head, proportionately sized in the transition to (imagine) a slightly too large, storybookllke big bow (see the shape of flat-on butterfly become child's hairbow?) And the bow's "caption" of the moment as Garcia's eyes (3 rows in front of mine) twinkled and notedrops began to plop, was: "A ribbon for your hair." That's when everything began to change, as I rose higher+++, merging with the archetype of first gradual, then rapid JG>theDead>theHeads>theRest. Once I'd become the essence, felt body disappearing, air freely flowing where arms supposed to be--then!:
All gone, white diffuse space surrounding, sweet soft heaven scent detected, no body only consciousness (awe at top setting, perm.)understood the moment's caption, delivered as if simply with arms presenting palms up impression: (recall, all's milky white, softsweet, and so of course:)"The Land of Milk and Honey." An eternal place, the ultimate destination, ecstasy as real estate, covenant implicit, nothing left to do, no higher, better possible, perfect unity with love himself/me somehow. Bit more understood, and then bam! Back in my seat at the Fox feels like just struck by lightning--and the tale goes on and on, and hasn't stopped to this day. Still as trueblue, only gets denser with filled in meaning, ever surprising, mindblowing. It's MyStory, still a secret untoldfolding.

Now I read once a balcony dhead saw someone in the audience disappear, but didn't mention when/where. Always wondered if it was me (tho just as likely my timeslip took 0 earthticks and only my perception could "see" I was disappearing as if being erased). Anyone know who that person was, where he saw this happen? Hell, for that matter, more importantly, anyone ever plucked and taken to Promised Land? Or even just remember being at 12/10/71 Fox Theater show?
AikoAiko, ya'll.

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What The Fuck?!?
-Anonymous


Just comment on the show , not your life story - jesus, What the fuck
-Anonymous


"comment on this show!"
not the comments of the comments, but here i go: i totally enjoyed your description. it's all part of the all...i love hearing about head's experiences! especially the early ones. and i'm reading and wowing and get to your name and spin in my chair....wish I was there!!!
-marsea


I was hoping for a description of the show. It is worth trying to find? I didn't get any help from the first review, maybe I should drop some acid to help me comprehend what that was supposed to be.
-Anonymous


Found that Fox Theatre story really inspiring, myself. Wish there were more like it. To the couple of guys above hatin' on it: What kind of message board do you think this is? Does it surprise you that Deadheads enjoy their psychedellic memories?
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Stellar show at the down-at-the-heels but palatial Egyptianate Fox (aptly characterized as a 'trip palace' by the poster above.) Some surprises for us St. Louisans at this run: Jer no longer on steel with the New Riders, and some new guy playing a gnarly, out of tune piano! NRPS set was superb, tho--light years beyond the March shows at the Fox. And it didn't take long for everybody to dig what Keith brought to the mix--the funky barrelhouse piano was perfect for stuff like TN Jed, but at the other end of the spectrum he could lend a majestic quality to Jack Straw, for instance.
-Greg Carmack


not one of my FAVORITE times for the band, but certainly one of the more INTERESTING times. keith adds alot on keys, but pig is still around in a more limited capacity, which was necessary due to his health. things were in a transition phase, but it wouldve been nice to have seen what couldve developed with pig and keith together in the band longer. the "run rudolph" in of itself makes this show a good one.
-gdjake (08/16/2007)


LMAO!!!
HILARITY IN A BOX OF RAIN
-gratefuldan (12/08/2008)


This was a great show--lots of fun. My 4th show that year and one I have listened to dozens of times as it was broadcast on a local FM station and one of my friends taped it.
Lots of energy, great set list and a very powerful closing jam with Sittin' on Top of The world sandwiched into The Other One. Pigpen in good form as well and Keith adding a layer of power to the keyboards. Fall '71 was overall a very strong tour and got even better when Pigpen rejoined the band in Dencember.
- (06/20/2012)


Snap out of it, M. Help's on the Way.
-DoctorDetour (01/26/2013)


This and 6 other radio broadcast shows have been released as
'71 Dead box set from Europe. Get it on Ebay, pretty cheap about $60. 21 discs and a nice book, good original poster art.
- (04/24/2017)


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Band Configuration
(10/19/71 - 03/23/72)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Keyboard: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann

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