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Tyrone Guthrie Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

Set 1:
Casey Jones
Me And My Uncle
Morning Dew
Mama Tried
Cumberland Blues
Good Lovin'

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There were two shows at the Guthrie Theatre that night requiring separate tickets. The crowd was moving in their seats but remained in them for the first show. Between shows the theatre was emptied. All the Deadheads stepped out to the street, had smoke or whatever and then reentered with their tickets for the late show. The same people as had been at the first show. With the first chord the whole audience was up out of their seats and dancing down the aisle. My friend Bill couldn't get up and dance because he had a cassette tape recorder taped to his back with the microphone wire running down his sleeve to the mike at his wrist. The Guthrie Theatre did not allow tape recorders. The tape is long lost. And I don't remember the songs.

I remember both shows well. As Robert mentions, they were really two sets of the same show, you just needed two tickets. For the start of the second show Mickey had an idea so Jerry just signaled "go ahead". Mickey played a few bars solo, then the band kicked in with China Cat. I also remember The Other One. Mickey's other great idea was to fire a small cannon on a big downbeat (he had a trip wire hooked up) but the cannon failed. Still, the house manager leapt on stage and tried to stop the concert. The band just turned their backs and continued to jam. You have to know the Guthrie to know how outrageous this scene was.

- (08/22/2012)

I was at the first show- didn't know enough to stay for the second- I remember Good Lovin' from the first show, and Cold Rain and Snow.
- (12/30/2012)

i was at the second show only. still have the "program". the only tunes i can recall for sure were Easy Wind, with Jerry having tuning issues, Alligator/Caution, and an acoustic Uncle John's for an encore. the explosions. i believe, were actually set by one of the roadies, not sure who, but quite sure it wasn't Mickey. That must have been common practice for them in those days, bc both Labor Temple shows also had the bombs. Great Times!!
- (03/08/2013)

and the actual date was the 19th. at least according to the program.
- (03/08/2013)

My first Dead show courtesy of Bill Freeman a Fargo, ND DJ. Second show in second row right in front of Jerry. Danced like crazy and only recall third encore with Jerry coming out alone and playing Uncle Johns Band, and being joined by the rest of the boys on acoustics. Outrageous! Started a love of the Dead that just resulted in attending the bands final three shows in Chicago.
- (07/12/2015)

The early show was when I got "on the bus". For a Minnesota farm kid who had to drive 100 miles one way, the late show was not an option (little did I know). I was not into rock at the time having already moved on to classic country (Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard).
About 2 or 3 tunes in, Bob launches in to Haggard's "Mama Tried". I had one of those flashes that I'd been there before. It changed my life, including a relocation to SF. Thanks Bob!
- (03/16/2017)

THe shows were on a Sunday, which the 18th was

- (04/29/2020)

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Band Configuration
(01/25/70 - 02/18/71)

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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