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Field House (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) - Troy, NY

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Funiculi Funicula
Mexicali Blues
Mama Tried
Tennessee Jed
It's All Over Now
Friend Of The Devil
Brown-Eyed Women
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
Iko Iko
The Other One
Black Peter
Around And Around

U.S. Blues

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Where to start with this one? The giant Allman Brothers mushroom logo that someone had drawn in the dust on one of the equipment trucks? The Hells Angels in force at the show (no trouble at all...)? The 95 degree temperature inside the hall? Bobby, Jerry, and Donna doing the hula (yes, really!) during Iko Iko... The white lights being turned up full behind Jerry at the end of He's Gone so that he in fact did dissapear in front of our eyes... The bathroom sink that someone accidently ripped out of the wall during the show... or the Hell's Angels AFTER the show, when they came flying through the bumper to bumper post-show traffic jam. Whee!


Hard to believe but this was my very first show... What a long, strange, (wonderful) trip it has been. I still catch the boys wherever and when ever I can.. Just two weeks ago Bobby sat in with the Waybacks at the Great American Music Hall, What a treat. My one hope is that Bobby, Phil, Micky, and Billy will appreciate just how much we miss them together. It's summer and the time is right for Dancin in the Streets with "The Dead" Lets make it happen again soon, and having Joan, Rob, and Bruce would make it a great great party!! With all the horrors around us, give us something to get excited and happy about... Hope to see you on the road!!!

This is my all-time FAVORITE Scarlet-Fire. It's so sunny! 5-8-77 gets a lot of attention so I think this one is rather overlooked. But it's gorgeous! I've listened to it so often that I have the solo during Scarlet pretty much memorized forever.
- (02/16/2008)

My first show, spent the day at SUNYA for MayFEST - Robert Hunter if I recall - that might not be correct, then afternoon over the river and through the woods to the field house we went and saw an awesome show....I have some photos from it...blew me away. Too much to remember...or forget..woke up 3pm the next day...yikes!
- (10/09/2008)

At this writing, the Scarlet>Fire from this show (a gem) is available as a free download on the official Dead site here:

- (12/03/2013)

... thank you Sirius for sharing the 5/7/1978 Troy, NY show with us today for the 12:00 Noon Hour ...

iko iko on & on & on & on .......

- (12/17/2020)

The Scarlet/Fire from this show was indeed available in 2013 as a free 30 Days of Dead download, but with the highest respect, I prefer the version available streaming online. Go figure.
- (10/20/2021)

Agree that Scarlet and Fire are excellent but woof, the jam in between is completely ruined by Donna.
-Anonymous (06/29/2022)

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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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