Seattle Center Memorial Coliseum - August 14, 1981
August 14, 1981
last "Baby Blue": 02-24-74 
Set List:New Minglewood Blues
On the Road Again
Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Little Red Rooster
Don't Ease Me In
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Playin' in the Band
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playin' in the Band
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
I Need a Miracle
Johnny B. Goode
Attendees of this show
deharpport, gwatsodead, kevbo46dead, walstib80, quick68, diatom, blake wood, grammack57, alanwinchester, Sustainabill, grateful hawaiian, ice cream sue, Trailedby20, Dancin Dave, Doctorpat, chicosez, cumberland miner, Mo2Bheard, SBG, earthballeric, 10.000Mic_Johnson, swirlygirl116, jondog, Heynow from The Well, docmark, Litle Wing, Susie Q, kgrmtitus, opprobrius, bucks yellow-van, FreakDaddy, MissReddin, ehuloko, Blue Yodel France, meh81481, yoshi2bast, bucks-yellow van, alltheyearscombine, whitebird, Beautyanddabeast, Blue Yodel no 9 - France, johnnybgoode, RyStute, Mike N Stien, Daddy_Dead, Larry Here, jawknee, West.August, sequoiadean, heliotroupe, caffmcjimmrey, Rum Jungle, Valerie Stevenson, thcthree, mustawas, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, ericlind, LocoBrian, natsnud, kenco, marktime, MattMan, gra8phil, NorthwestMichael, bigsky, markmurg, Old Nughuffer, Chief, kezardead, LeshBass, drkstr98204, Radon Denada, monalee, eelpie62, Greg MQ, spam, prunevine, fogzone, mandala, Post N. Steiner
Only show for which I lost my ticket stub. I was dragged to my first show. after several hours of pre-show partying at a friends house in Bellevue and just before we got on the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge I asked if we has our tickets. We were able to double back and get them and still get to the show in time. We all had taking a ton of FUN and walked with big smiles on our faces into the hot sun-baked Seattle Center and then to The Arena to a huge, unknown to me, congregation of amazing people. I got really really high and to the point of sort of freaking out. I remember thinking everyone around me was staring at me...and I remember thinking "wow they are *still* playing that same song" that being the Playin Reprise post drums. I didn't know their music so the show itself was a blur. I didn't see the light until my second show, but this one had me awfully curious. Thanks to The Clark Brothers and Ann for dragging me there. Talk about a life-changing experience!!!
long drive from slc but WELL WORTH IT... searched hard going in it was HOT we were down to tees n shorts - the security mushed up all my hash in my pockets looking for dope!! ha ha we partied up front with the seattle gals! GREAT show HIGH energy
ahhh! This was a delight ! Gen admission, a ldelightful sugaree, a looks like rain which drove through my spine (I love this song), and of course a wild playin > china > rider … which took us all off guard. A sweet, somewhat rare, Baby Blue (wasn't it even a 1st since .... 1974 ?)
Particularly remember the spaces BETWEEN the notes in Jerry's solo on Ship of Fools... Um, that's right. And Michelle's red and white dress.
This was my third show after an 11 year hiatus. During the 70's I became very familiar with the Dead songs through the various albums they had released, and knew them all by the time this gig rolled around. We had fun and the band was in the pocket, but I wasn't quite prepared for all the Deadheads that had attached themselves to the band since the many years I had seen them previously.
By the 80's they had hit the "bigtime" and part of me longed for the old days when they were not so well known. But ya can't go back and ya can't stand still, if the geetar don't a gitcha then the deadheads will. The Dead were in a new era and there was no looking back.
Best Sugaree I have ever heard. Jerry was in the zone. Bertha> Promised Land rocked the town closing first set. This whole show is strong and everyone was having a great time.
"Two days later (August 14th) was Seattle, Washington. The place was excellent. Inside this amusement park was a huge fountain and some grass for the Heads to lounge on. Enjoy the sun ! During “Looks Like Rain” (general admission and for this one I got on Jerry’s left side, 15 rows back), I fully (fully) danced and dug the Bobby end-jam. Otherwise, a surprising China Cat > Know You Rider after Playin’ in the Band …. plus, I believe a sweet China Doll …
What a concert ! What a joy ! … dancing ! People seem so unaggressive … plus there was festival seating and festival mushrooms."