Grateful Dead

Long Beach Arena - December 13, 1980

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Long Beach Arena

December 13, 1980

Long Beach, CA US

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Average: 4.3 (7 votes)

Notes:

*with Flora Purim and Airto Moreira

Set List:

Feel Like a Stranger
Sugaree
C.C. Rider
To Lay Me Down
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble on Rose
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Deal

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Playin' in the Band
drums
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night

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Scarlet>Fire

The best ever? Definatley edges out 5/8/77 and Hamilton '90.

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The best ever? Definatley edges out 5/8/77 and Hamilton '90.

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concrete birthday cake

The Long Beach Arena was LA's second largest indoor rock venue for many years (12,000+ as opposed to LA Forum's 18,000+; the Sports Arena wasn't used much). It was a pleasant urban place to camp for tickets; with the all night twinkling lights of the marina and offshore derricks and the Queen Mary across the way, and Long Beach old town up the hill. I saw the Stones, Traffic, Clapton and Winter there, just to start naming a few. The building was shaped like a huge concrete birthday cake, or 3-D pie graph, painted pink and peach (much later blue with life-sized whales). Inside, the rafter seats ran up to the ceiling on the sides, but the back wall was a 25-30 foot tall flat concrete surface. I always felt this worked against the Dead here, as they always seemed to have to play top-volume loud like Aerosmith to fight the echo, and forgo their "hear a pin drop" dynamics. Had to admit this run's drums with wailing, bashing special guests was cool though!!

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OOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!

Great @nd sets Thank you Grateful Dead ..Happy trails!

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My first show and I was hooked

I was just a kid, but that Not Fade Away and the Drums with Airto and Flora was mind blowing. Later I would come to recognize the whole damn show was mind blowing!!!

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Cops everywhere.

Concert was great but the venue sucked. After three years in Berkeley I was shocked to see cops everywhere. What really got me mad was walking by a room seeing all sorts of people busted in cuffs and then seeing all these undercover cops bringing more in. I think Weir got busted at this same venue a few years earlier. Bad Karma at this one.

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First Show

This was show number 1 and I was welcomed with Feel Like A Stranger. On To Lay me Down this guy was dancing wildly to this slow ballad. At the moment I saw that I said to myself, "I get it!" and I went back to 30 more LA area shows before it all ended in 1995.

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Long Beach Arena - December 13, 1980