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Broome County Arena - April 12, 1983

Broome County Arena

April 12, 1983

Binghamton, NY US

Average: 4.4 (14 votes)

Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Bird Song
New Minglewood Blues
It's All Over Now
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Let it Grow

Help on the Way
Franklin's Tower
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Terrapin Station
The Other One
Wharf Rat

Not Fade Away
Baby Blue

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, jnymac12, SFink, blue eyed soul, gratefulgreeno, Rongovian, pukegrub, wilber57, andywaz, quickener, Jerry Gillespie, grantros, kennethstaber, payingdues, chas44, ljkljk, gdcasey, kayman714, Shaugn, mtoti1962, hockey_john, SBurke, adamwass, Gr8ful Ed, ZephyrGirl, minutemouse, intrepid, ChinaRider77, deadless, seltz, golf1180, hippierob, lazarus11, kjmcdonagh, tmmoring, napadeadhead, Dancin Dave, lynch, shannycreek, spacewalker, bill.mayer, mr975j, AlaskaDeadHead1, dgi295, jlawless, dangerousdave911, redcdiver, kimmerjo, alovours13, Guardian, swirlygirl116, misterglen, Heynow from The Well, pockeyway, nicklas59, pat L, Deadercize 4 Life - formerly Bob Quinton, ShivaHo, powderjunky, BurntDawg, Fulcanelli, Jacie, Lynchie, steviecharles, raycharon, bobby, aikox2, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, yuletime, philmaywalt, shithead, rami, jedlevine,, aliceDmillionair, funkspiel, Carl Adams, dave h, JJG4Ever, uncjhn, sfumato, TekeHead, AlanSheckter, twilaq1, ginsu710, skskck911, nemo, playin33041, alsrunner, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, West.August, aboxofrain, rmarsmedic, tja01, mrkaos63, HowardH, tommygutt, whatthefunk, DFBWM, jkstraw04, mcndrws, MonkeysTyping, Mr.Wooz, DrWhoToo, Uncle Jimmie, NoQuarter, Bill725keenan, jblotter, johnh, raindep, MWeinblatt, pizzab, SC, Oroborous, Brian710, LarryG, Cub42, Charlies_Pasture, griffinn40, shugamag, terrimilligan, CR, kentmitchell1961, Gr8fulMark, levitonjl, Staggerlee, Bobby33914, cryptical1, johnlo, georgewweir, LoneStarDead, vinylanimyl, zebweber, UncleWaldo, marlo, Dedhedchef, battman, Duggles, Bach 2 Bach, TigerTrance, MAXROD, rodger allinson, REK, jims, Charlie Miller


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TigerTrance's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
NFA Clap Is Born

Spellbinding 2nd set and I think this was the first time the NFA clap was used.

Joined: Jun 5 2007
My First Show!

Still enjoy listening to this show. I never saw so many people in the place before or since, and I've probably been to 50 or so events in the arena over the years.

johnlo's picture
Joined: Jun 9 2007
My first show too and one of my favorites.


Charlies_Pasture's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007
This was my second show, they blew the roof off the place!


Joined: Jul 4 2007
First show

I didn't know many songs yet but the Terrapin made my spine tingle.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Not Fade Away in the Parking Lot

This was one of the earlier Not Fade Aways when the audience clapped along after the band had left the stage.

When the show let out the entire crowd continued to pound out the NFA by clapping with their hands and banging on every available wall, pillar, trash can... outside the hall is a second-floor atrium of sorts and people continued to beat out the beat on the railing... right up to the part where someone decided to jump from the second floor down to the street level -- almost always a bad idea. Glen

Joined: Sep 25 2007

This was a good show, very good weather report i remember. I dont remember anyone jumping but i do remember that happening in 1979 because after that show the band was not very welcomed. Thats what it said in the paper anyway. I think 83 was the year they returned and it was a good time had by all. (except for the person who jumped anyway)

birdleson's picture
Joined: Jul 24 2007
Yes. The jumping was in 1979.

I was going to high school in the area then. It was in the papers. I was into the Dead and really wanted to attend, but was forced to wait until college to start going to shows.

Joined: Jul 4 2007
Gee Whiz

What an amazing set list. I wish I had known the songs at that point in my deadification. I'd love a good recording of this.

His job is to shed light, not to master.

chas44's picture
Joined: Apr 11 2009
New York

This is another one of THOSE places were the band can do no wrong. We dropped hits early in the afternoon and walked through town for a little while. Cool town. We didn't look for trouble and none found us. This show was general admission and I don't recall any stampede. We could have been leaning on the wall up front but in our state I figured some space was in order. This was a small hockey arena. We moved back about 1/3 and hopped up on the first row. There were no railings from there to the floor, which was about 4 or 5 feet below us now. we were the same height as the stage. Eye to eye with the band and had a great view of the whole party. The boys never let up, from Jerry mumbling through "Alabama Getaway" to the Binghamton hand clap at the end.


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Broome County Arena - April 12, 1983