The Spectrum - August 29, 1980
August 29, 1980
Set List:Alabama Getaway
Me and My Uncle
Little Red Rooster
Brown Eyed Women
Far From Me
Saint of Circumstance
Greatest Story Ever Told
Let it Grow
The Other One
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode
Attendees of this show
aikomark, CaptJ8k, Mgross1356, Gr8ful Dead, dupree194, RANGER15, lockstar, lexpost, Jerry Gillespie, kennethstaber, payingdues, John Mendozza, ElktonHead, the dude 58, cneiss, joetroy, billydee, Shaugn, briggsa, WharfRatt, andychatfield, aplisko, DaveStrang, hitmeister, One Man, sametrain, marijuanabob, Larchmont, Stardancer, intrepid, ChinaRider77, matt stein, seltz, tashwolf, bigdaddyinc68, JAN JOST, laurence, diamond dudeegs, CherylB, Ljouwert, Dancin Dave, ikonic, drc456, BIODTR58, roseagle, corrinaandmarin, louatchick, downtownbear, Mud, swa, AlaskaDeadHead1, POLARTOX, stroukoa, KevinShanks, foreverahead, rcs616, deadredhead, DeadHeadDaveMo, bml140, swim2birds, ellis d, Lionsghost, swirlygirl116, digitunes, Heynow from The Well, Lex Luthers Mom, jaxxtraw, nicklas59, sandwich girl, drjass57, ShivaHo, donovanmp, johndco, st stephen 11, lacmck, chaoslodge, woodymoose, BurntDawg, michaelC, SCDeadhead, JohnnyRock41, hippie-hugs, deadheadii, New York Guy, Basilicone, jerseyjed369, wilbur3134, Curly, bonesguitar, redeft, bobby, aikox2, bobbyb, DinoBam, Blue Yodel France, lamarred664, Stephen Lawler, cub, ohio4peace, Jimmy C., aliceDmillionair, flahead, DupreeDAB, BBAILEY, Ami, Carl Adams, mobay2001, WMC Preacher-Rock, darkstar stu, festival0122, StaggerLee32, 2Bears, ChicoNYC, BEGGERSPAY, ticket lee, jgminerals, mganter, Blue Yodel no 9 - France, Cosmic.Wimpout, Sprybert, Russell Levine, melonhead, AlanSheckter, Nikolai, twilaq1, BigDog, 10sejed, bigbob, dloehr, gr8fulme, dupree49, Felix, WHARFRAT917, cosmicdave, rgreene, jsm1224, Brownie, JkStrw, AndieIsAlthea, grapefuldave, SocietysPliers, West.August, Ted S, ujband233, klaussmith, GratefulGigi, eclipse, HowardH, jgarcia12857, Rupes, UncleDuke77, heliotroupe, KingLono, gdhead77, croc, MoJoCo, DedHedMom, Valerie Stevenson, RP1, mickyfun, phoenixburke, Mr.Wooz, JurassicBlueberries, bigdancingbear, Uncle Jimmie, Superbengoshi, ramblin rose, SBurke, sf83080, fishnow, wolf, jackl921, sugarmag122, bg905, gregp123, johntyler, Terry Tolkin, softmonkey, EnglishtowneAndy, Bob Minkin, churninern, RAUCHFEST, taperdave, Cub42, legionmary, jrazz, Aine, WackaloonQ, HDDave, gratefuldoc, ecmitch, gig1029, bshawlang, raven0618, fotd313, ScottL57, Gr8fulMark, TracyS, joscar, Live Life in Real Time, hot2na, Jeffrey Silk, Cloud37, tony23d, DeadHdMike, mcleary, Queer Deadhead, Tony_S, dhhikerct, mikegordon, jdwilgus, lindas, Kenpb, bgr8fll, mitchell, joeybug69, mcumm1165, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, Golden Road, Thom, pomo1, stu, bradleyg, Johnnycable, MAXROD, rowJerry, rodger allinson, Spender, sbd61, dzemma, javerv, aud
L ost sailor >
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LOved this 1 too cause GO TO HEAVEN had just come otu and ALABAMA GETAWAY WAS top 10 in some cities.....and I remember i was so fucked up on coke i couldnt find my seat it was dark, the place went bezerk....the shows WERE SO ROWDY in those days the ushers use to just hide. Anyways im lost looking for my seat like it matters somewhere in the second level....This cute young girl grabs me sits me next to her, i shared mycoke and she gave me the best head to JOHNNY B. GOODE. Then before i could ask her to marry me or go to tthe next show i lost her in the dark......
this was an incredible night.
got to sit on the stage behind Billy K's drums.
an early Red Rooster
He's Gone was for Keith (I think).
I was asked at the break what I'd like to hear them open set 2 with...without really thinking about it, I replied "The Greatest Story Ever Told", (because I had never heard them play it & I like the song), & I'll be DAMNED if they didn't come back out & PLAY IT. It was a band photographer that I was briefly talking to & it was him that asked me what I wanted to hear. Must have been Bob Minkin but I really cannot remember his name. I was amazed they played it...AND...it really SMOKES. Give this show a serious listen, it is seriously underrated & deserves attention. They were on FIRE the whole night. What a memory this is for me, to be on the stage & hear the monitor sound. It actually spoiled me & no PA system has ever come close to THAT sound quality.
It was really amazing to be so close & hear it like that.
I sat next to a young girl who said Phil was her uncle & she had to sneak out to go to the show because her parents didn't want her hanging around the band. Later, after it was over, Phil came over for a minute & spoke with her but I didn't interrupt. Just left & looked all around backstage before leaving to go back to the hotel because we were there for the next night too. Was on the floor, 5th row for the 30th. It was a fun time in Philly & I got the thrill of a lifetime on this Friday night.
This was a big road trip for my friend Tom and me, from NH. We stayed with another Tom who lived there. Where is he now? My memory of this one is fuzzy but I know I dug it.