Saturday, February 2, 2019

February 1979: Two Sides of the Midwest: Indy and Madison




Here's a snapshot from 40 years ago this weekend.  The Dead finish up the rescheduled East Coast shows from November, and play throughout January, ending up in the MidWest with shows in Indiana and Wisconsin.  Not sure why the Dead keep ending up in Madison in February, but they did  multiple times starting in 1973 and then 1978 and 1979.  

These shows are only partly available on soundboard, listen to some Charlie Miller mastered here

February 3 at Market Square Arena is a rare show with a mid set-one China Cat>I Know Your Rider followed in the second set by Scarlet Fire and Estimated Eyes.

Madison gets and Iki Iko, and a strong Terrapin Playing in the Band.

I've enclosed some local color ending in reviews of the shows.











Band Grateful Dead
Venue Market Square Arena
Location Indianapolis, IN
Date 2/3/79 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One The Promised Land [4:01] ; Candyman [6:52] ; Mama Tried [2:47] > Mexicali Blues [4:19] ; Brown Eyed Women [5:12] ; Looks Like Rain ; China Cat Sunflower [6:17] > I Know You Rider [6:16] ; New Minglewood Blues [5:45] ; Stagger Lee [5:57] ; From The Heart Of Me ; The Music Never Stopped [7:39]
Two Scarlet Begonias [11:44] > Fire On The Mountain [11:15] ; From The Heart Of Me [3:37] ; Estimated Prophet [12:04] > Eyes Of The World [11:04] > Drums [9:#22] > Space [1:05] > The Other One [11:56] > Wharf Rat [10:45] > I Need A Miracle [6:41] > Casey Jones [6:27]
Encore One More Saturday Night [4:37]
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Dane County Coliseum
Location Madison, WI
Date 2/4/79 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:34] > Franklin's Tower [13:25] ; Me And My Uncle [3:06] > Big River [6:36] ; Peggy-O [6:38] ; Cassidy [5:00] ; Friend Of The Devil [9:09] ; El Paso [4:24] ; Tennessee Jed [8:37] ; Lazy Lightnin' [3:30] > Supplication [5:56]
Two Shakedown Street [13:52] ; Samson And Delilah [8:13] ; From The Heart Of Me [3:35] ; Terrapin Station [12:53] > Playing In The Band [18:41] > Drums [9:34] > Space [4:32] > Iko Iko [9:50] > Black Peter [10:42] > Around And Around [8:22]
Encore U.S. Blues [5:24]
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