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Des Moines Civic Center - Des Moines, IA

Set 1:
Greatest Story Ever Told
Friend Of The Devil
C.C. Rider
Dire Wolf
Me And My Uncle
Big River
Deep Elem Blues
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
Nobody's Jam
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia

Don't Ease Me In

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Just how long can they play Franklin's Tower for? Loved those late 70's early 80's set openers!!!! Fondly remember Ted studying for a final in the back seat till Mr. Big Bud took hold of his senses.

Truckin'-Love the whistle announcment as they break out of drums
Sugar Magnolia-Brent does all types of funky chords throughout the 2nd part of the song when they pick up the tempo. similar to early pigpen sounds somewhat.


Larry Birdís birthday
-Anonymous (02/17/2022)

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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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