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#1 Feesh

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

I'm not even sure I can pick out an absolute favorite, but one that stands out in my memory is:

04-09-83 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va. (Sat)
1: Bertha> Promised, West L. A., Esau, Candyman, Minglewood, B. E. Women, L. L. Rain, China Cat> I Know You Rider
2: Help> Slipknot> Franklin's> Truckin> Smokestack Jam> Drumz> Throwing Stones> Black Peter> GDTRFB> Saturday Night E: Satisfaction

...for some reason we all knew they were opening the 2nd set with Help > Slip (and it was a breakout in '83).

#2 TEO

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:46 PM

Oxford, ME 1988

#3 CharlieHarper

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:47 PM

Just an amazing 2nd set - especially into drumz...

09/13/93 (Mon) The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Hell In A Bucket, Jack A Roe, The Same Thing, Stagger Lee, Black Throated Wind, Dire Wolf, Let It Grow

Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Playing In The Band > Dark Star > Terrapin Station > Drums > Space (1) > Ain't No Easy Answers > Days Between > Good Lovin', E: I Fought The Law

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#4 Lemireacle

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

3/30/1990 at Nassau Coliseum always stuck out. It was the night after the famous Branford sit in and while it wasn't the greatest show, it still rocked! I remember it more for it being the show where a big group of friends from high school all got tickets, and we all met up in the show. The friends of ours who were there that didn't get it understood by the time we were walking out the venue!!

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

To me it is a tossup. 10/30-31/70. My only time seeing Pigpen. Changed my life for lyphe. Summer Jam 1973 Watkins Glen stands out.

#6 Jersey Thug

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

6/19/95 Giants Stadium

front row, parked right in front of Jerry on my birthday...i'm not a fan of Giants Stadium, and none of the shows i caught hit the high notes i'd come to love from their recordings, but being surprised with front row seats on my birthday, and so many other wonderful surprises that day, made it really special for me.

#7 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:47 PM

I used to have an answer

The next one!


:undecided:

#8 In A Silent Way

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

03-28-86 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Me. (Fri)
1: Iko Iko, BIODTL, Loser, Good Times, Me & My Uncle> Mexicali, Althea, Box Of Rain
2: Playin> Franklin's> Miracle> Playin jam> Drumz> Wheel> Mr. Fantasy> Playin reprise> Around> Good Lovin E: Baby Blue

This was the night I got on the bus.

#9 Mind Left Body

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:59 PM

3/24/90 as it was my first or 6/17/91...the opening Eyes....:Phishfolk:

#10 Lemireacle

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

6/19/95 Giants Stadium

front row, parked right in front of Jerry on my birthday...i'm not a fan of Giants Stadium, and none of the shows i caught hit the high notes i'd come to love from their recordings, but being surprised with front row seats on my birthday, and so many other wonderful surprises that day, made it really special for me.


I think that this was the only Grateful Dead show that Liz saw.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

I don't think I can pick just one to be my favorite - but those 89 Hampton Warlocks shows have to be right up there, esp. the Dark Star night. That whole second set blew me right through the back wall of the Coliseum.

Set 1
Feel Like A Stranger, Built To Last, Little Red Rooster, Ramble On Rose, We Can Run But We Can't Hide, Jack A Roe, Memphis Blues, Row Jimmy, The Music Never Stopped

Set 2
Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band Reprise, Dark Star-> Drums-> Jam-> Death Don't Have No Mercy-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Hey Jude Reprise-> Throwing Stones-> Good Lovin', E: Attics Of My Life

#12 Feesh

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

I used to have an answer

The next one!


:undecided:

Yeah, that answer is about 16 years old now, D. You might want to come up with a new response. ;)

#13 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

Yeah, that answer is about 16 years old now, D. You might want to come up with a new response. ;)

I know :undecided:

#14 Jersey Thug

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

I think that this was the only Grateful Dead show that Liz saw.


i honestly couldn't tell you how good or bad it was. this is one show where i was so completely overwhelmed by the whole...everything-ness...of the night, that it could have been the worst show they ever played and i probably would have the best memories of it anyway.

i'm glad Liz got to see him at least once :) i know i missed out on so much by discovering them in the 90s (everyone i ever went to a show with had seen 200+ shows, so i heard that a LOT :lol: ) but i gained so much by discovering them, period, that i can't be too regretful about anything.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:52 PM

closing of winterland, dec 31st, 1978. not so much for music, i've seen better shows. but for the experience :)

#16 Feesh

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

closing of winterland, dec 31st, 1978. not so much for music, i've seen better shows. but for the experience :)

Wow. I can only imagine. Totally jealous.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

RFK 6-14-91
Notes:
"Dark Star" is first verse only - Dwight Yoakam opened

Set List:
Cold Rain and Snow
Wang Dang Doodle
Jack-A-Roe
Big River
Maggie's Farm
Row Jimmy
Black-Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
Music Never Stopped

Help on the Way
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
Estimated Prophet
Dark Star
drums
space
Stella Blue
Turn On Your Love Light

It's All Over Now

#18 insolent cur

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:46 AM

09/17/82 - Portland, ME
10/14-15/83 - Hartford, CT
09/18/87 - MSG
03/15/90 - Landover, MD

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:48 AM

Hampton 4-13-84
Set List:
Day Job
New Minglewood Blues
Dire Wolf
Beat it on Down the Line
West L.A. Fadeaway
It's All Over Now
Bird Song
Hell in a Bucket
Don't Ease Me In

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
drums
The Wheel
Truckin'
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

U.S. Blues

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:53 AM

Greek 7-13-84
Notes:
last "Dark Star": 12-31-81 [167] - shooting star before Dark Star

Set List:
Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Dire Wolf
C.C. Rider
Loser
Cassidy
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Hell in a Bucket
Might As Well

Scarlet Begonias
Touch of Grey
Fire on the Mountain
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
drums
The Wheel
I Need a Miracle
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Dark Star

#21 Julius

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:54 AM

One I'll never forget was Dylan and the Dead at Oakland Coliseum. The Dead played two sets then Dylan came on, sounded like a crow had died in his throat, and 10 minutes after the start of his set, the whole place cleared out. :lol:

#22 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:57 AM

Notes:
last "Dark Star": 12-31-81

that was a fun one!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:57 AM

Spectrum 4-26-83
Notes:
last "Nobody's Jam": 02-16-82 [79]

Set List:
Shakedown Street
New Minglewood Blues
They Love Each Other
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Maybe You Know How I Feel
West L.A. Fadeaway
My Brother Esau
It Must Have Been the Roses
Let it Grow

Help on the Way
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
drums
Truckin'
Nobody's Jam
Morning Dew
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

U.S. Blues

#24 justcallmejoe

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:02 AM

Hmmm...there was that shoreline show where i saw a UFO fly over the top of the stage during the 1st set or that 93' Autzen stadium 2 show run. Hard to say really. The Warlock shows were cool and i always had a good time at the Gardens (both of them).

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:05 AM

Madison Square Garden 10-11-83
Notes:
last "St. Stephen": 01-10-79 [352] - "Sugar Magnolia" tease before "Touch"

Set List:
Wang Dang Doodle
Jack Straw
Loser
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Hell in a Bucket
Day Job

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
I Need a Miracle
Bertha
China Doll
drums
St. Stephen
Throwin' Stones
Touch of Grey

Johnny B. Goode

#26 Stanimal

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:08 AM

The Rich stadium shows both in 90&93 were memorable
The Giant stadium show with the luner eclips stands out
there were so many great times at all the shows I had
the privilage to go to

#27 Again and Again

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

My first was a big favorite for me. July 87, Philly. The Crimson White and Indigo release - that was my first show. My first trip.

#28 sums

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:26 AM

Wow. I can only imagine. Totally jealous.


it was pretty epic :)