Grateful Dead

Oakland Auditorium Arena - December 31, 1982

Oakland Auditorium Arena

December 31, 1982

Oakland, CA US

Average: 4.1 (12 votes)


FM broadcast KQAK-San Francisco - Bill Graham rides in on a giant mushroom - last "Baby What You Want": 09-07-69 [955] - final "Hard To Handle" - last "Midnight Hour": 04-29-71 [730] - final "Tell Mama" - also: Dinosaurs; Batucaje

Set List:

Cold Rain and Snow
C.C. Rider
Cumberland Blues
Far From Me
Ramble on Rose
Looks Like Rain
Day Job

Sugar Magnolia
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Ship of Fools
Playin' in the Band
Not Fade Away
Sunshine Daydream

Turn on Your Love Light
Tell Mama
Baby What You Want Me to Do
Hard to Handle
Midnight Hour

Brokedown Palace

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Attendees of this show

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fishnow's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
Funny the thing I remember

Funny the thing I remember most about this show is Etta James.

Joined: Jul 4 2007
I remember Etta James

I remember Etta James singing "Good Night Irene". (It was awesome to see her perform on television a year later at the 1984 Summer Olympics in L.A.) Also, breakfast for everyone after the show. In brown paper bags. lol. That was cool.

Joined: Jul 4 2007
Also, the Tower of Power Horn Section.............

Am I wrong about this?

Bill Graham did ride in on a giant mushroom. That's a certainty.

SatNightDead's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007
Tower of Power Horns

You're memory is perfect, the Tower of Power Horns were there. A sweet New Year's show and the last I believe where Billy Graham served breakfast. God Bless Bill and the Boys in the Grateful Dead.

Joined: Oct 29 2007

1st new years show! With Hank - anybody remember Hank?

Joined: Jun 5 2007

was loads of fun (Good Night Irene was the third set from 12/31/83). And I really dug the Tower of Power horns. Rest of the show was meh. The cracks were beginning to show - lots of energy flying around, with no real focus or flow. First set was pretty fun - but the second took forever to get going (I'm sorry, but Women are Smarter and Ship of Fools do not belong in an NYE second set - and Sugaree was pretty weak too) - it was like they couldn't find the groove, and finally fell back into a Playin' just to try something. Also wasn't especially fond of the Deal out of NFA (though, it did seem like the crowd was clapping the NFA beat so loud, the band couldn't find anything to go into - maybe this was the seed of the idea for ending second sets with it starting in 1983).

Oh, the Dinosaurs were awesome!

Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Now Playing

with a glass of 16 year old Caol Isla by my side


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Spanish Jam

jdascout's picture
Joined: Aug 31 2007
Midnight Hour

I remember the second set at Midnight starting out with Midnight Hour and yes Bill Graham did serve us breakfast the following NYE at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium. I remember watching Beatles Magical Mystery Tour movie while some played volleyball. The Band opened up the show and final encore was the Band/Dead/& Maria Muldar

lamagonzo (not verified)
You notice... everybody comments on Etta James and the Tower Of Power Horns?? Well, they were OK. The problem was that Jerry managed to nod off for three sets that night. This had to be a new record for him. Maybe he got a hot shot. There WERE other moments during this Christmas run that were remarkable though -- few and far between they would be.

When I think of what I paid for that ticket and what it could have been it makes me cry.

achiappanza's picture
Joined: Jun 26 2007
RIP Etta

Came here looking for a good link to my first GD show, featuring Etta James in the third set. That was a transformational evening for me, even if the show was highly disappointing to many experienced Deadheads.


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Oakland Auditorium Arena - December 31, 1982