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National Guard Armory - St. Louis, MO

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This was my first show. They opened with Morning Dew and went in Schoolgirl second. After that, I didn't recognize anything (this was before Anthym of the Sun came out so it probably was Cryptical. They played for an hour or so, then the opener, a local band, played again, then the Dead came out--but unfortunately I couldn't stay for that set.

First St. Stephen - 19 years to the date to the day I was born.
- (02/03/2012)

I was at the 1st nite May 24, 1968 of this 2 nite show.
It was the 1st time the Dead played St. Louis.
I sat on the floor directly in front of Garcia right in front of the stage.
Contrary to other websites, they opened with "Morning Dew" which they did at all the shows I saw of the them both in St. Louis & Chicago in '68 & '69.
They took a break in playing about halfway thru the show and instead of going backstage, they just stepped off the stage into the audience.
I got to talk to Phil Lesh for a short time.
Up to that time only their 1st album was out.
But that nite they played lots of stuff from "Anthem of the Sun" which nobody had yet heard and it was truly mind blowing.
There was nothing else out like it, mainly consisting of long jam songs.
Somebody took the American flag that nite, and a National Guard officer came on stage and demanded it back or the show would be ended.
It was returned.

- (03/26/2020)

Per Peter Conner's exhaustive "Cornell 77 - The Music the Myth and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall", the set list was as follows:

Cryptical Envelopment ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Dark Star ->
St. Stephen ->
The Eleven ->
Caution (Do Not Stop on the Tracks) ->
We Bid You Goodnight

with most of the songs seeing their public debut.
- (04/13/2024)

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Band Configuration
(09/29/67 - 11/22/68)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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