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12/15/78
Boutwell Auditorium - Birmingham, AL

Set 1:
Promised Land
Shakedown Street
New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
El Paso
From The Heart Of Me
Brown-Eyed Women
Cassidy
Deal

Set 2:
I Need A Miracle
Bertha
Good Lovin'
It Must Have Been The Roses
Terrapin Station
Playin' In The Band
Drums
Stella Blue
Truckin'
Playin' In The Band

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

I was 14 and this was my first concert! I went with a friend and his older brother.
Would love to find a tape if any are around.
If memory serves.... This was a great show. My first of many...
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I too was just 14 and at this show....my very first one...I realy didn't know what he fuck was going on....for all know it could have been Styx or Bad Company comin through town...I knew I liked the music from b'cause of Europe 72 and Steal your Face but really had no idea what was up....Just another concert and it wasn't until the Fox Theater shows in Atlanta in 1985 that I GOT IT!!!....50+ shows b/t 85 and 92...stretching from Maine to Cali...and from Florida to Alpine Valley...ironically my last show was right back in B'ham in 1995...it sounds cliched but it did sort of feel like the end for some reason....and it was... but this was the first where I busted the cherry! (sort of)...I remember well how the band took the stage...late 70's era Garcia with the long hair, avaiator shades, and wolf guitar, standing center stage. They looked like a real ensemble up there with Donna doin her dorky white girl dance in a fuckin' mumu dress as big as a tent. I also remember some real old school, biker looking type of heads railing on about Disco Dead and screaming "Disco Sucks!" in the pisser....my buddy's older brother and his friend actually stood up during Shakedown and flipped off the band in unison in protest of "Disco Dead" and left the floor to get another beer so no disco inspired Dead would offend their sensibilities....this is from the same guy who used a razor blade to scrtach through the Dancing in the Streets on the Terrapin Station album so it could never be played again...but then again that was a pretty lame version and I for one didn't complain... this was late 70's so you gotta remember anti disco passions were running high!!!...LOL....I smoked way to much weed which knocked me on my 14 year old ass...too scared to take the sid my friends were all doing but boy did i ever do a 180 on that one!!!!....all I remember was drums which was pretty cool...watching Billy and Mickey work that shit and being mezmerized....never heard a drum solo quite like it before....I remember Egypt inspired t-shirts at the concessions as they just went there a few months before....and I remember the US Blues encore but thats about it...I also remeber some girls from junior high in their preppy, pink Izods looking terrifed in a mass of hard core tour rats, bikers, and assorted freaks...this was way before the Touch of Grey era when every jerk-off and his buddy became heads...ah those were the days...anyway man sorry for the rant!...this is a cool site and thanks for letting me rail on about my first show ever!!!! GOD BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD!
- (03/08/2008)


Was my first show as well - I was 15 and it was a miracle too. A real miracle - I didn't ask for a thing. A buddy of mine and I were living at The Alabama School of Fine Arts just a block away and as it happened I was being pulled out of the school and sent back to "regular school" for smoking pot and it was my very last night in Birmingham. We went to see all the hippies come out for the show. We got there well before the doors opened and a guy was selling some spare tickets. He asked us if we wanted to buy some - we said thanks but we were broke - just enjoying the scene. About 45 min later the doors opened and he came back over to us and said he wanted to grab a good spot (gen adm) and just handed us two of the three tickets he had left and said "Enjoy the show". I really didn't "get it" but it made a deep impression on me anyway. The next show I would see would be a full five years later - and in the "right" mindset. But this was my first. It was a true miracle. And they even played Miracle as a second set opener - not that that meant anything to me at the time - lol.
- (11/17/2009)


as far as i can tell, this is the first time i need a miracle>bertha>good lovin' appeared as a combo
-dr. doug e. fresh (01/25/2010)


Haha! I love the anti-Disco Dead story! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm listening to Shakedown right now, and I guess I never classified this as "disco" because anything the Dead do, in my opinion, is uniquely theirs. No other associations are made, be it to rock, jazz, folk, or electronic music. It's all the Grateful Dead to me. (~):-}
-Andrew (06/15/2013)


Deal has a strong 28 cycles in the final refrain.
-Anonymous (03/21/2017)


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Band Configuration
(10/20/74 - 02/17/79)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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