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Cameron Indoor Stadium (Duke University) - Durham, NC

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Beat It On Down The Line
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Funiculi Funicula
Row Jimmy
New Minglewood Blues
Lazy Lightnin'

Set 2:
Good Lovin'
It Must Have Been The Roses
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
Wharf Rat
Around And Around

U.S. Blues

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In 1988, I was a frshman at Duke and had some friends who worked at the school's cable TV station. At the end of the school year one of them was involved with cleaning the station when he came across a 3/4 " video marked "Grateful Dead". It turns out the dead let the student station video this show! I got a great copy, and some delivered the dead a copy at Alpine in summer '89.

I was a freshman at Duke in 1977-78 and this was my first show. As luck would have it, at that time the Major Attractions shows were kept in Perkins in the Audio-Video section. So I dubbed off a copy of this about 20 years ago. I was just watching it the other day for the first time in years. My 5 year old loves US Blues, so I'm going to show it to her this weekend!

I do wonder if they videoed any of the other shows at Duke.





Truckin'-Listen for the whistle for the start and then the jumping starts all over again!
-Perrinswolf (06/14/2007)

Heard a rumor that this show was wild because the authority figures wouldn't let the lights be turned low so they could bust people doing stuff.

The dead were so mad they played a rocking show so everyone would jump around, and there'd be no way to see shit.

Love that story, if it's true.
- (12/28/2007)

I could see the Duke Admin pulling that kind of stunt -- Same stuff went down at Barton Hall in Cornell went through a "mad searcdh" of my back pack on 5-7-80
- (12/31/2007)

Have you seen the encore on You Tube? I went to over 200 shows and this song is in the top ten. Check it out
- (10/06/2008)

I saw the Truckin video from this show. Garcia doing windmills. Sick stuff.
-skepto melepto (10/26/2008)

I was just listening to this show and after 'It Must Have Been The Roses' and before Bobby starts to tell a joke, you can hear Jerry? telling the people who are yelling "shut up were playing a show" Fantastic show, fantastic energy!!!
-Matt D. (12/11/2011)

Jesus 35 years! Where do the brain cells go?
I had listened to the GD before I went to Durham for the
Duke show but I had no idea. 1st the scene was fantastic!
Duke U. is so pretty and it was a gorgeous Spring day of my
freshman year. I was over at Guilford College in Greensboro.

Next it was hot in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Sweatbox hot!
Also the lighting was mostly back lit so one could hardly make
out the band. There was a tiff between the building mgt. and the band
as the house lights were left on until at least halfway through the 1st set.
Even 'Funiculi Funicula' left me grinning at just how different this was
than your run of the mill rock and roll show.

Most importantly from the 1st note of 'Jack Straw' until the 'US Blues' encore
my entire life changed. Completely. I had witnessed an event like no other
and I knew things would never be the same. Ever. I am forever grateful to
the band who made it so special and for the remaining members.

- (04/12/2013)

- (07/07/2016)

Saw a portion of a video from this show on Instagram today, showing Jerry sat down & played drums on Mickey's set w/Billy during Rhythm Devils at this show-looked like he was having a lot of fun...........
- (04/13/2018)

"HOUSE LIGHTS, DUMMY" - Bobby during some great banter (including Phil) regarding the house lights not being turned off (as others have alluded to). The fellas were not too pleased. A ripping Jack Straw kicks it off and a ripping US Blues finishes it. Solid if not especially noteworthy through the rest. Wharf Rat stands out as a personal highlight.
- (05/23/2023)

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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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