July 11, 1981
Set List:Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Little Red Rooster
Me and My Uncle
New Minglewood Blues
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Saint of Circumstance
Ship of Fools
The Other One
I Need a Miracle
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
One of the best venues in the Midwest!
It's pretty sweet to find these shows that we all seen. Alpine is great especially up front. We crashed in the second set. Live was and is good!
So solly, this venue is a pit. Terribly steep hill, congested highway & lots, couldn't sneak our liquid refreshers in, extremely long waits for beer and to pee, very hot!!!!!!, but, was a great show mired by the aforementioned.
2002 reunion shows confirmed my previous reactions to the venue, but those shows were OUTASIGHT & OFFDACHART!!
My very first show.... Drove down from Neenah... still in high school.... when the guy behind me tore if his clothes while the band was still tuning, I knew I was in for a different experience!
Funny thing though, I didn't see the band again until '91..... living in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico wasn't conducive.... and I'm not sure if I truly 'got it' when I was that young....
More than 1000 bootlegs and many shows later, I did indeed start 'getting it'!
Great show... have this one on tape.
Yes it was a pretty good show, but maybe not quite as good as the previous night in St. Paul. Does anyone remember the altered marquee after this show? Going in it said " The Grateful Dead " (of course). As we were leaving, I noticed someone had changed it to say - " The Dreadful Gate ". A great laugh to cap off a great weekend seeing The Good Ol' Grateful Dead!!
Another confirmed show via ticket stub that I located. Alpine Valley did suck to get in and out of but what you wound up with was a natural amphitheatre, nestled in the hills of the Kettle Moraine. The Dead always seemed like they enjoyed playing here and it is a beautiful venue - one of the best in the Midwest.
"If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will...."
As we drove up and I saw the marquee advertising "THE DREADFUL GATE" we knew we were in for a fun night and perked up from a way big time in St Paul night before. A beautiful night under the stars, good people, it was WHOLE :) It didn't matter even that I broke a bone in my right foot dancing on the hillside - went down finally to get some first aid and ended up near the backstage buffets and grabbed ice from a bucket of Heinekens. Wandered into a nurse who handed me a clipboard to fill out a medical form but when she walked off for a minute I saw some tape and decided I'd skip the form, grabbed the tape and headed back onto the hillside. Not a thief but wasn't a good time for formalities - taped up and danced the rest of the night away. Driving back east was rough in the followig days....but it was sooo worth it :)
My first Dead show. I was smittenly converted. Based on the attendees list above and the aud. from Archive.org, I'd say this is a candidate for an official release.