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Allen Theater - Cleveland, OH

Set 1:
El Paso
Playin' In The Band
Brown-Eyed Women
Beat It On Down The Line
Brokedown Palace
Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
Mexicali Blues
Big Railroad Blues
Casey Jones

Set 2:
Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Me And My Uncle
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Sugar Magnolia
Ramble On Rose
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

One More Saturday Night

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2nd week of Keithin the band. Day Gregg Allman died, may he rest in peace. Some English guy introduced the band, which had more emphasis on the keyboards than in the past. I'm not sure if Pig and Keith were playing together in Playin' In The Band, but it the style of playing become very trippy mid way through.

2nd set starts off as if they wanted to ensure everyone blasted into space from a very long first set. Band starts to stretch out tunes that were stared at the Feb Porchester runs.

Worth a listen.

-Perrinswolf (06/08/2007)

I attended this show. My 2nd. The NRPS opened with Jerry on pedal Steel. Pig Pen was not at this show. The band announced he was sick. Spectactular Other One Jam in Deal. Afterwards Weir said "we're gonna play all that note for note backwards now" and I expected nothing less at that moment. I am seeking a recording of the first set and NRPS
- (06/11/2008)

Its Duane Allman who died, you ass!!! R.I.P. Best player there ever was
-Anonymous (07/23/2008)

I waas there...a really long time ago. I think it was Sam Cutler who introduced the band if I recall. I may still have a reel to reel of this show along with the NRPS. It was disappointing that Pigpen was sick, but there was a "new guy", Keith who I think was not actually in the band yet. A pretty distant memory.
- (06/14/2009)

I had arrived in Cleveland at the end of August to attend college. As soon as I heard the Dead were playing I bought two tickets. The day before the show WNCR, 99.5 FM, was offering to match up people with tickets with those without. I called and asked for just the women's names. The first woman I called was from the far west side (I was on the east side) and she agreed to go.

We met and she was quite attractive, long hair, petite and sweet. As we were walking into the Allen Theater she stopped and said "hi" to a Hells Angel who she knew through her brother.

We were pretty high when we entered the venue and we misread our tickets...instead of going to the 7th row in the balcony we took the seats in the 7th row on the main floor. No one said anything and we got to know our neighbors pretty well.

The show was simulcast over WNCR so there were plenty of reel-to-reel recordings.

Back then WNCR was oriented to the counter culture. The sound was Woodstock-meets-San Francisco-by-way-of London. Entire sides of albums were played without interruption. Within a year of the Dead show the call letters were changed and it went to a country format. Some of the talent went over to WMMS which continued to have a long run as a Rock station.

Jerry played pedal steel with NRPS. The Dead played a long first set and it was hours after midnight by the time the show ended.

The Allen Theater had a seating capacity of about 2500 at that time. As was typical of theaters like the Allen, it was designed (1920) as a a movie palace with seating for 3000. It was ornate with marble columns, pillared Italian Renaissance rotundas, and a huge balcony. There was very little backstage area.

As the movie houses gave way to smaller theaters, the Allen and other downtown theaters, were adapted for live performances. The Allen lent itself to intimate rock shows with every seat having an unobstructed view and good acoustics. What more could you ask for?
- (12/14/2011)

That "English guy" was Sam Cutler. He was the band's manager, you dumb ass.
- (06/14/2012)

Happy to tell you Greg Allman still walks the earth. Duane is dead.
- (10/29/2013)

Does anyone remember indoor pyrotechnics at this show? (I -was- pretty high...)
- (05/24/2014)

Smooth slide into Deal,,,aah yes
- (08/27/2017)

Someone confused Gregg and Duane and another person didn't know Sam Cutler. Big deal. No reason to be rude.
- (09/11/2018)

This is the show where the fall tour really kicked into high gear. New songs gelled and the band was tight and strong. A Cryptical for the ages
- (08/09/2019)

people writing details wrong...sometimes we are writing fast and have a mind gap. No reason to call people names. thought the Dead were about good feelings.
-jim (03/20/2023)

Two4theroad - pyrotechnics

Yes, A member of the road crew was just offstage on the left from the perspective of the audience. He had some device that shot a gas that when lit extended 5 to 6 feet for perhaps 3 to 4 seconds. I was in the tenth row from the stage, near the center of the row. I canít remember whether the deep red stage curtain was still hanging - the Allen was scheduled to be razed, but the booking of the NRPS and the Grateful Dead, and another act was just enough to get the theater over the hump.

Funding to renovate the Allen was begun during the first half of Ď72 and donations continued flowing in to renovate all of Playhouse Square. Now itís a thriving live entertainment center.
- (11/21/2023)

This was a hot show from start to finish. No offense to Pig or Donna, but this lineup is so perfect. Two guitars, bass, drums, piano. Thatís it. In the first set, they are just the perfect rock n roll/Americana band. Even Playiní isnít too out there - itís just right, IMO. The whole ďOther One SuiteĒ, complete with drums, Me and My Uncle, Cryptical *and* a buttery smooth transition into Deal, is absolutely fantastic. Definitely leaves me wanting more from this tour.
- (12/08/2023)

The best American touring band of the 70s, no contest. And for the old-timers, the '69-'74 period was the pinnacle of exploration, energy and excellence.
-TappedInTillson (01/06/2024)

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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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