Grateful Dead

Starlight Theatre - August 3, 1982

Starlight Theatre

August 03, 1982

Kansas City, MO US

Average: 4.8 (12 votes)

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
New Minglewood Blues
El Paso
Cumberland Blues
Big Railroad Blues
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Might As Well

Shakedown Street
Samson and Delilah
To Lay Me Down
Let it Grow
He's Gone
The Other One
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

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Duggles's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Wasn't at this show but it is one of my all time favorite tapes!

Wow, What a show. The half step is one of the best. the whole show is tight tight. Big Railroad, To Lay Me Down! I had this cassette in my car for years. I mean in the player - playing.


Joined: Jul 5 2007
Best show of all time!

I was at this one and have to say, of the 131 shows I had seen, this was IT.
It could have been that I was happy to be there, as our car had broken down in Austin days earlier, we were robbed at gunpoint by the tow truck "guys" and hitched up th K.C. having missed Jerry's B-Day.

It could be that I was handed a ticket by a lovely couple who was running late. They asked why I was the only one listening from the outside of the gate. Anyway, ran in just in time for Peggy-O. (Wherever you two are, I hope your well)

It could be that this theater is unbelievably beuatiful......
Or It could be that the boys were just really, really on.

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007

You gotta be nutz to live in KC: 90 or more, and humid, whenever the Dead come to town. Starlight is a wonderful venue. This was the first show I met Barry, sitting in the taper section. The entire 1st set, especially Athea, was hot.

pearlybakerbest's picture
Joined: Aug 13 2007
Show put me on the bus for life

Unbelievable. Man Smart rocking over into this sweet Might as Well. The Shakedown tore the roof off - or the stars in this case. One of the most powerful nights of my life. I was then a rookie, but jesus god, not for long. Went home that night to Columbia MO to the Columns Quad at the University and wandered around til dawn letting that unreal To Lay Me Down reverb in my head.

bobby's picture
Joined: Jul 16 2008
One of my favorites

Over 200 shows and this one was one of the best. Look at the first set! Amazingly hot show (both temp and playing).

Blue Yodel France's picture
Joined: May 12 2008
Indeed a killer night.

Indeed a killer night. Great dancin' on near stage left under a sort of vine (?) covered-alley. Who ever was that sweet girl staring me down, sorry, I should have invited you into my space ... regrets. But a great night.

unyun's picture
Joined: Jul 21 2007
couldn't agree more

of my 150+ shows this was certainly one of the most memorable, ever. unbelievably tight show and to top it off with Casey Jones was just perfect. still grinning from this show. what a beautiful night it was, too at the Starlight

Joined: Jan 18 2010
So Glad

This was my first show...even tho I'd been listening to the boys on vinyl since '68 .
It seems like I lucked onto a good one.

Joined: Nov 2 2010
Starlight 8/3/82

Does anyone have a copy of this show??? One of my top 5.

hockey_john's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2012
Stranger and stranger

Review is of the show yet.... I love this show everything about it the entire day was fun.From the wild colors in the sky to song selection to the beauty of this venue.
This is where it comes full circle though.Living in mass and being sober for sometime now I had a flash back to this year and show. I was over on Nantucket year or so with bunch of my friends putting on an A A commitment. While sitting there listening to one of my group members he told a short story of living in Missouri and having work concession way back when he first started drinking. To amuse myself and him I asked have you ever been to the Starlight Theater? His reply is that's where I worked concessions. Now I was a bit freaked asked him if he remembered that the dead played there ? He remembers everything about it.How wild is it that so many years later and so many times that had been in his presence and never knew he lived in the Midwest and never would of EVER in my wildest dreams have thought he would even know of the starlight Theater let alone worked the concession stand that day??? Still blows me away how we are all connected in this so called small world of ours. Love and good fortune to all.
Miss you Gina. everyday


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Starlight Theatre - August 3, 1982