Grateful Dead

Pauley Pavilion - February 21, 1982

Pauley Pavilion

February 21, 1982

Los Angeles, CA US

Average: 4 (5 votes)

Set List:

Shakedown Street > New Minglewood Blues
Friend of the Devil
Me and My Uncle > Big River
Bird Song
Little Red Rooster
Bertha > Man Smart/Woman Smarter

China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > Estimated Prophet
>Eyes of the World > drums > Space > Not Fade Away > Stella Blue > Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

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Stephen J's picture
Joined: Jun 9 2007

Drums sounded so awsome in Pauly Pavilion. Years later returned to see Jerry play there ( Was in the front row.)

Bob_Who's picture
Joined: Jul 5 2007
I saw John Belushi there that night....

He looked really pale and clammy. I didn't recognize him at first. He was gone soon after....

I was a student at UCLA. It was my 3rd show. I hadn't even the slightest clue what was really going on with the really long songs that I never heard on the radio....

Joined: Nov 12 2007
make 'em shine

The thing that stood out for me about this one (other than pal John dancing around on shrooms) was Stella Blue, normally the quiet song, was so loud that it was literally shaking the rafters. At the end, Jerry punched a triumphant fist in the air, obviously very proud of a well played show.

Joined: Apr 4 2008
Go Bruins

Interesting show , dont really care for LA shows, but hey its
it s the Grateful Dead...Hihite was space.....seeing all those
college kids wondering wat the heck was going on.

Joined: Jan 25 2009
Final Pauley show, was it not?

I had a seat so high up that my head was literally touching the ceiling from the top row -- but I didn't care. What a show. And the place was on fire. AND A FINE TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!!!

Z1Stonyjoe's picture
Joined: Sep 29 2007
Trippin' Basketballs! Great Show from start to finish!

Hats off to Bill Graham!
My buddy from high school and I went to this show together. The party started at his house in Bel-Air and we drove over to UCLA and parked near the pavillion. There were people partying everywhere on campus and the dealers were broadcasting. I think I remember one guy had a sign with a laundry list of things he was selling...and there was a lot of good LSD being dropped (blotter with the planet Saturn that had come from Berkeley). the crowd was a mix of deadheads, college kids, and L.A. party types who came for the freak show.
I remember joining a big spirit circle of deadheads on the lawn right before they opened the doors. There was long wait inside the pavillion for the show to start, but they were playing cool tunes and there were a bunch of beach balls and big balloons bouncing around the crowd....and then the show was incredible! The band was on fire, trippin' with the crowd I'm pretty sure, and it was one of those times when the crowd and the band were totally in sync.
Jerry had recently made the move to Stage Left and we were lucky to be in the front row of the first Loge on Jerry's side with a perfect view of the band and the crowd.
Opened with a truly funky Shakedown Street into a rocking New Minglewood Blues. The old ultra slow version of Friend of the Devil, a fabulous Bird Song and a stand alone I Know You Rider into a hot Estimated Prophet were particular highlights. Bill and Micky had started building The Beast and were getting into "Rhythym Devils Play River Music" and you can hear it in the Drums. Check out the call and response during Not Fade Away and the crowd clapping along, Jerry feelin' it during Stella Blue, and the jammin' Sugar Magnolia finale. Brokedown Palace (referring to the venue) for the encore was a perfect ending. After the show the party continued on campus for quite awhile before we headed out.

Joined: Apr 10 2017

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Pauley Pavilion - February 21, 1982