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04/24/78
Horton Field House (Illinois State University) - Normal, IL

Set 1:
Promised Land
Ramble On Rose
Me And My Uncle
Big River
Friend Of The Devil
Cassidy
Brown-Eyed Women
Passenger
It Must Have Been The Roses
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Good Lovin'
Terrapin Station
Drums
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Around And Around

Encore:
Werewolves Of London

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Comments:

Ahhhhh. Normal Illinois.
Found this great show at http://www.ptt.nycheads.com
-Anonymous


central illinois where the cornfields strech to the horizon and not too much happens...most of the time...BUT this was not the case on 4/24/78 when "jehovah's favorite choir" set up shop for a show @ Ill. State U!
your basic "open seating" field house was the setting for a red hot show! a lovely first set preceded a 2nd set that caught fire from the opening notes of scarlet!! the jammin' continued throughout the set and the concluding encore of werewolves sent us all howling into the nite!!

-


Nothing Normal about this total bitch of a show. It will leave you smiling thru your assholes!

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-Anonymous


billed as "come participate in a live recording for an album"...... never quite made the cut but a smokin show none the less
-Anonymous


This was my first show and i have a great tape of the show. On the road from st Louis we observed several double rainbows ( for real )
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II
Drums-Jamaican style drums midway through, then jungle animal sounds that Mickey and Billy made sound as if they were DJ's spinning vinyl chanting "hey" five minutes afterward.

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Werewolves-3rd of 12 times. Chorus bit rusty.
-Perrinswolf


Heard this show recently. A MIND BLOWER.
First set is absolutely flawless. Scarlet > Fire is....O_O. Good God, is is beautiful. You can't miss this show. It's indescribable...go get a SHN of this ASAP
- (03/04/2008)


This show is amazing, the drums segment will tie your brain in a knot
-chris (12/20/2008)


these guys are on FIRE, go listen to this show. its one of those shows you must hear to see how good it is. both sets performed flawlessly with a real good sense of energy
-anonymous (12/22/2008)


Clean download fo this one in 2 parts at:
http://rapidshare.com/files/306719832/gd780424-NormalIL.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/306724037/gd780424-NormalIL.part2.rar

Enjoy...
-Krafty (11/13/2009)


Tasty version of TMNS - Donna on key!
And, a great jam to close out the first set
Solid scar-> fire
Tasteful Terrapin
Kinda weak werewolves
- (03/18/2010)


scarlet->fire literally rotted my brain shit was gnarlayyy same with TMNS shit was smokin
- (01/31/2011)


This show is among my favorites - it smokes!
This show is begging for an official release. Could it be a future Dave's Picks Series release?

- (12/25/2012)


This show is being released as Dave's Picks, Volume 7 on August 1, 2013. Enjoy!
-Dave (07/08/2013)


Weirs slide guitar playing is brutal. He almost ruins Werewolves Of London. It's that bad. Other than that this is a great show.
- (08/08/2013)


This is now #24 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums. Congrats!
-hipfan99 (08/13/2013)


Staying Alive tease into Me and My Uncle
-Crazy Otto (08/17/2013)


Staying Alive tease continues throughout Me and My Uncle, and runs right on through Big River. Scarlet > Fire is a monster (the good kind).
-EdTheRed (09/11/2013)


happy anniversary Horton's! Blasting Dave's Picks 7, incredibly great Set 1 ... better than the second set which is very good but that first set is SMOKIN
-Jim Carrey (04/24/2014)


Steve Parish and Bobby discuss a story how Jerry took 4 valiums backstage during this show: ftp://ftp.hostedftp.com/~Talesfromthegoldenroad/Tales-2018/Big%20Steve%20Hour%2018.09.19.mp3
-Anonymous (09/26/2018)


the show where Jerry took valium is 2/7/79. He plays well at this '78 show in Illinois, well enough that the show was released as a Dave's Picks. As for that '79 show... not so much.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (10/10/2018)


As arranged on Dave's Picks 7:

Disc 1

Promised Land 5:14
Ramble On Rose 8:07
Me and My Uncle 3:10
Big River 6:21
Friend of the Devil 9:33
Cassidy 5:38
Brown-Eyed Women 5:57
Passenger 5:45
It Must Have Been The Roses 8:07
The Music Never Stopped 8:51

Disc 2

Scarlet Begonias 12:55
Fire On The Mountain 11:08
Good Lovin' 7:06

Disc 3

Terrapin Station 10:51
Rhythm Devils 13:53
Space 6:41
Not Fade Away 11:19
Black Peter 11:47
Around and Around 9:11
Werewolves of London 7:46

-Bookkeeper (07/21/2019)


I was at this show. 2-3 hours of shear musical torture!
A horrible show
My memory is no encoe (thank God)
They bizarrely launched into a cover of Werewolves of London. Midway through the song I recall Jerry shaking his head in disgust, almost threw his guitar into the guitar stand and walked off stage

One by one the band members realized Jerry was gone. As they did they also put their instruments down and left the stage

Other song ended The Dead never came back on. NO encore was played The house lights came on and that was that

It was the worst musical performance I ever heard

I recall thinking their abrubt ending was an act of mercy

I was NOT high
I love the Dead to an extent for which no words can explain

But this particular show was horrible

Jerry and the rest of the band knew it too which is why they abruptly ended the show in the middle of a song, walked off stage, and never played an encore
- (04/06/2021)


Werewolves was the encore, and the slow fade out was intentional. Great show. One of the best of '78.
-Anonymous (04/21/2021)


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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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