April 17, 1983
only "Love The One You're With"
Set List:Touch of Grey
Little Red Rooster
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Beat it on Down the Line
It Must Have Been the Roses
Big Railroad Blues
My Brother Esau
Let it Grow
Might As Well
Help on the Way
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Playin' in the Band
Love the One You're With
Playin' in the Band
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
Great! More to come.
Louis S Herkalo
saw many shows at the Arena & Giants Stadium!
Came out the previous night for Black Queen and a blistering Iko Iko. Sunday night as I was heading to the mens room he walked right past me with a big ole smile on his face and a big ole tub of popcorn. He looked at me like he knew I recognized him but I just couldnt get my brain to compute. Nobody believed me told I told them what he had on and then he came out for Love the One Your With.
And this was definitely the better of the two, but they were the only 2 I saw at Brendan's Place. Stephen Stills was better on night two but the surprise was lost.
Any time you can get a Dupree's, Might and Help->Slip->Franklins, you have had a real good time.
Talk about a soul-less venue. At least Nassau was a dumpy building with a little charm. Nasty Nassau cops, but a little charm. I grew up there, I can say it...
Nothin' left to do but smile… smile… smile!
I had been a fan ever since I rescued Anthony's Dead albums from the ashes of his burned home.
Slightly damaged but still playable, they were dubbed "the brown bag burn victims!!"
They were my initiation into the music of the Dead.
At the time of these shows, I was a ramp worker out at Newark Airport for the now defunct People's Express.
My co-worker, "Newt" paid for my ticket in , as he said, 'true dead fashion!'
It was an experience that has become a major love in my life!
If i remember correctly........Did'nt Weir do a short song Little Star in the middle of the 2nd set??
" I just want to be, one of those little stars, and hang up there and shine.....hang up there and shine........HANG UP THERE AND SHINE!!! Then it went into a REALLY weird space into love the one your with.
The crowd was so load Jerry had to say his name twice after the song.
The song itself was a little sloppy........but still good
GOD I MISS THOSE DAYS!!!
stephen stills joined the boys this eve hence 'love the one your with'
I think Brent really opened up in 1983 and "Help on the Way" this night....he sounded like he was playing a steel drum. I never missed Keith for one second. When I started seeing the Dead....he was a comatose nothing. When I listen to his magic on old tapes/cd's.....I can only ask: "What the hell happened?" The answer was obvious: "That's what drugs....will make you do." Brent freakin' rocked!!! And in my opinion....even TWO keyboard players (at the same time...no less) could never repalce him.
The sun will shine......in my backdoor someday!
i remember walking to GIANTS STADIUM parking lot through the cat walk and everyone was playing man smart /women smarter on the sides of the catwalk along with a few moo's and baa's because everyone was packed in there.
We had floor seats were less than 20 rows from the stage, and we were taping too. The only problems we and were we had the wrong kind of mics so the bass response was not as good as you would like. This first set was a monster, I remember the lights being excellent, lots of greens and golds.Candace really did a super job during those days,it was more mood/ atmosphere lighting of the whole band not may single spots like in the 90's. I am not complaining I loved them both. That would make a great coffee book Candace.Touch was really coming into it's own and was played very well. Dupree's was being played now and was very fun but the set ended with a massive Let Grow> Might As Well. The tristate audience really only wanted to hear one song to open the second set and their wish would be granted. Yet another monster Help> Slip>Franklins', third one of the tour and it was awesome! It was getting better each time they played it. Playing was good but not as evolved as they would play it in later years. When Phil played those thunderous notes in the first verse in Love the one your with it was quite special and blew our minds.
Brokedown was beautiful