Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Milwaukee, WI (03/21/71)

grateful dead - milwaukee - 1971

Grateful Dead
Exposition Center,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 12074

101-d1t01 – Me & My Uncle (3:11)
102-d1t02 – Hard to Handle (8:06)
103-d1t03 – Loser (6:14)
104-d1t04 – Beat It On Down the Line (3:14)
105-d1t05 – Me & Bobby McGee (5:32)
106-d1t06 – Not Fade Away -> (4:23)
107-d1t07 – Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad (4:10)
(missing) – Truckin’

total time: 34:54

–This is a fairly decent audience recording for the era. Within the lineage
is a bootleg LP, and many vinyl related minor crackles can be heard in the

–According to deadlists.com, the band only played this one short set at the
show because they had to catch a plane.
–Truckin’ is mentioned as part of the setlist at deadlists, though it is not
on any recordings of the show

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Chuck Kiefe
encoding by JCotsman

3 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Milwaukee, WI (03/21/71)

  1. The “had to catch a plane” story is likely bogus. I live in Milwaukee and i know where this show took place. It was almost literally across the street from the airport!

    In reality, this show was part of a day long festival (Including NRPS, and some local bands) that got cut short due to it being way-y oversold, at nearly twice the number of people the place could reasonably hold, and the promoters may have even let more ticketless people in to cover the fact that they oversold the place.

    Anyhow, people can read the comments on the Archive about this show and more about this story. It would seem that some people who weren’t let in once the place was overflowing may have taken it on themselves to call the fire department, and the whole thing got shut down. The Dead themselves may have used the “catch a plane” story to keep a riot from happening.

    The comments on the Archive also suggest that Dead played a bit longer than what survives on tape (“Truckin’ “ being one of the missing songs.

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