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04/18/71
Lusk Field House, S.U.C.N.Y - Cortland, NY

Set 1:
Cold Rain And Snow
Me And My Uncle
Bertha
Me And Bobby McGee
Next Time You See Me
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Casey Jones

Set 2:
Sugar Magnolia
Second That Emotion
Truckin'
Hard To Handle
Loser
Playin' In The Band
Around And Around
Good Lovin'
Drums
Good Lovin'
Uncle John's Band

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Comments:

great show
-Anonymous


I had a ratty copy of this show while in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. I left it there in 1995 with some villagers who got into the bootlegs that I brought with me. Such a fantastic show, with Pigpen in RARE form, yelling at Mr. Electrician Man, and Jerry talking about the "spacecraft assembly building" Where can I get another copy? I need a miracle!
-


I got a copy of this show (most of it, anyway) from my very first tape connection. What a blast! There's a ton of stage banter, as the lights man angered the band and the crowd by keeping the lights up. Jerry and Bob alternately plead with the guy between songs to turn the lights back down, only to have them turned back up during the music. Jerry says at one point "what is this, the spacecraft assembly area?" Finally, Pigpen's had enough and we hear this:
Pig - "Hey there Mr. Electrician Man, you better turn them lights back down and leave 'em down or I'm gonna hog tie ya and throw your ass outta this place!"

(the crowd goes nuts)

Jerry - "Good ol' Pig Pen, always ready with a kind word."

Bob - "Never one to employ sublety!"

Whereupon they launch into Next Time You See Me. Perfect!
Hard To Handle is also a Pig Pen showcase, and the Good Lovin is remarkably low key, given what's passed before. The Bobby McGee is stellar, a solid China>Rider, a nice sweet Second That Emotion. And if I am thinking of the right tape, this Sugar Mag features some blistering wah-wah playing by Jerry.

Back in the cassette tape days, this was a big favorite of mine, and was great trade bait. I'd LOVE to have it on CD. Anyone?
-august west


II
Second That Emotion-4th/7th time played All in April 71, thier tightest year.

Around-Starts w/interesting rockabilly chords. Phil is quite subdued throughout a fast pace from the start. Bobby knows this is his last song of the night so he belts it until his chords break, but good regardless.

Good Lovin'-Tight playin and bassy jam by all of the boys in the middle.
-Perrinswolf (04/04/2007)


I was there! We drove down from Oswego. I remember Lusk was a curved-roof field house- like Romney at Oswego. They had been aircraft assembly buildings during WWII and were moved to the State Colleges. I remember UJB as being a cappella- at least parts of it (it's been a while..)

- (03/01/2010)


I was there. It was my freshman year at college. Was right up by the edge of the stage. Here is a fun fact. The field house had just redone its floors and some fool set a flare off in the back and burned the floors. Concerts were banned there for my remaining 4 years. It was a get show.

- (06/20/2015)


I was there, it was my first (of many) Dead show. We came over from Ithaca. I remember experiencing a huge and scary bottleneck at the double doors as they wouldn't open more than these two and it got really tight - people literally getting squeezed as I got closer and closer to the door. When I got in I yelled at the security folks to open the larger set of doors but they wouldn't. Anyone remember that?

Anyway I was hooked from the show and saw the boys many times over the next 25 years!

- (05/12/2016)


This was my second Dead concert after seeing them in San Antonio 14 months before. The playing was great, and the music so fascinatingly different from the previous year. A lot of concern about the hall; at one point Bob discouraged burning holes in the gym floor by saying "The happy you get won't be worth the unhappy everyone will get for a long time." The China Cat/Rider medley was a revelation.
- (06/10/2016)


This was my first Dead concert. I was a SUNY Oswego student also. When the field house doors opened, the crush of fans ripped the doors off the hinges. Been a Dead fan since then.
- (02/28/2018)


Suprised people commenting forgot the
about the gauntlet of State police with German shepard dogs lining the path to the entrance .
- (11/12/2019)


I remember this show so well, especially after hearing the recording: The house lights dispute, the scary crush at the entrance with the door breaking. Having been to some 100 or so concerts in my 70 years, this was the only time I became fearful that I would be crushed to death. It was also the only time I made a real effort to be one of the first to get in. I came from nearby Ithaca where I was a in my final wonderful weeks as a senior at IC. I watched the entire show from about 15 feet from the stage. I remember Stephen Stills recently released "Love the One You're With" playing when we entered. I was blown away by the sound of that Hammond B3 organ solo like it was yesterday. I believe this was the era of the wall of sound but even if it wasn't the sound was awesome. The show opened with the New Riders of the Purple Sage with Jerry Garcia on Pedal Steel. Followed by my first Dead Concert. I saw them two other times: summer jam at Watkins Glen and the Bill Graham farewell concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I am sorry to say that I missed the famous 5/7/77 concert at Barton Hall though I was living in Ithaca at the time. I know - shoot me now! I will summarize this concert by saying it was the best of the Dead Concerts I ever saw and representative of there early seventies (think Europe 72) work. Was also glad I got to see them when Pig Pen was still with the band. MZ
- (04/11/2020)


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Band Configuration
(02/19/71 - 08/26/71)

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

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