The real story of this gig is at the great Lost Live Dead blog
As usual, mine is just a fan site add-on.
When I picked up Make Believe Ballroom sometime late in 1975 or early in 1976 in Cambridge at one of those independent record for oh about $5, I couldn't believe it. I had loved Blues for Allah since its 9-1-1975 release date, but this was on another level. This bootleg was the closest thing to a guidepost of how the Dead would sound when I first saw them in June 9 and 12 in 1976 at the Boston Music Hall (although I wouldn't hear Help Slip Franklin's until my fourth show on April 23, 1977.) A girl I know from college was gifted this record oh about 1978 and she says she still has it it. You are lucky Liz in Indy. A little bit more on Make Believe is ... https://www.reddit.com/r/gratefuldead/comments/5iba18/the_grateful_dead_make_believe_ballroom_the_1975/ I couldn't risk had to get another copy just now from Japan ebay.
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I saw a show here at Great America Music Hall only once in 1981, I remember the Tony Rice Unit (yes from The Pizza Tapes), because I knew this kid from Lewiston, Maine (yes that Lewiston) Ted Carpenter, who was now known as Fred Carpenter who has a fiddle shop around Nashville. Hi Ted. http://www.jaredingersol.com/carpenter-may/
The Famous Bill Graham Introduction into Help on the Way into Slipknot into Franklin's Tower into The Music Never Stopped is so fame I can't believe it. So Is the Eyes>Stronger then Dirt. But the Seocond Set is also crazy good Crazy Fingers>The Other One>Sage & Spirit>GDTRFB>US Blues followed by Blues for Allah makes this a special unique show.
Here is the music etc from this show.