Sept 20, 1982 my first show. Not too familiar with the newer songs, but I was happy when they did Dupree's since I knew that one. Near the end of the show I'm sure they did Around and Around because I had been in my seat for the whole show and when they started that Chuck Berry beat I was bouncing around in my seat and when Bob shouted out I rose out of my seat Lord I had to dance I spontaneously jumped up and finished the whole show dancing in my seat. I never did that for any other band. I turned to my boyfriend and said I think I like this band. I'm going to go again. Also, for my second show in April 1983 I was incredulous that they were playing a song I only knew from an I Love Lucy episode, Man Smart, Woman Smarter. I'm pretty sure I would have recognized that song if they had done it this night, which I don't think they did. But I'm positive about the Around and Around. Never sat in a seat again after that first show.
I believe the 2nd Set opens w/ Samson, then into Scarlet>Fire.
Dead.net show displays Scarlet>Fire, Samson, Scarlet>Fire.
Second Set: "The Rain Song" should be simply "Rain" (Lennon/McCartney - It was the "B" side of Paperback Writer; released in the U.S. 5/30/66).
I'll never forget... The first drop of rain landed on my arm just as the boys hit the opening chord to Rain. Then the heavens opened up and rained like hell. Too much fun...
Just to let you know there are two listings for this show.
I was my first, and it should be listed twice because it was THAT GOOD! I've always hoped against hope this show would be issued as an archive release. It was amazing.
Hi, here is the setlist from the show:
Help on the Way
Little Red Rooster
Don't Ease Me In
Way To Go Home
Not Fade Away
I Fought The Law
...that this will ever be fixed, BUT there is no Stander on the Mountain at this show. 3rd to last song should read SOTM. Heck, Bruce wasn't even sitting in at this show so who was there to sing it?
The Grateful Dead had a certain penchant for inserting a drum solo in between Let it Grow in the early part of 1976. The following show pages do not indicate the return to Let it Grow, creating the incorrect appearance of a segue into a different song entirely.
http://www.dead.net/show/june-15-1976 (missing any indication of Drums at all)
Given the Dead's custom of not playing the same song or jam 2 shows in a row, it would have been highly unlikely they would have played a 'Nobody's Jam' on both 5-8 and 5-9. Out of curiosity, I went back to have a listen and I can confirm that although there is a jam with a slight air of the 'Nobody's Fault' theme tucked into NFA on 5-8, it certainly does not occur on 5-9 at all. One could argue it really doesn't happen on 5-8 as currently listed either. It might read on 5-8 as NFA>Nobody's Jam>NFA, but that's dubious as well. I encourage you to check it out for yourself and make your own determination!
For some reason there is a show listed before the first show, That is, the first show - at Magoos's. 5/5/65 - displays a link for a previous show, which of course is impossible. (The Dead did mess around with space and time, but not actual time travel.) Clicking on that link brings you to a show two years in the future. There is a not from MaryE to the effect that this is being worked on ... from seven years ago.
So this is a reminder, that this ought to be corrected. Thanks!
This show http://www.dead.net/show/february-5-1969 did not happen in Omaha, NE the Dead opened the show for the Iron Butterfly in Kansas City, Kansas, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 7th and Barnett St. There is a partial stream of this show at https://archive.org/details/gd69-02-05.sbd.cotsman.8993.sbeok.shnf (please read catfishbob's comment of 05/21/2008 with details) I attended this performance and it was my first Grateful Dead show. I actually talked with Jerry between shows and got his autograph (it read "Live Jer")
I have heard the Dead played Omaha on 02/15/1969, but did not attend or know anyone with details) Thank you.