Grateful Dead

County Fairgrounds - July 31, 1983

County Fairgrounds

July 31, 1983

Ventura, CA US

Average: 4.7 (7 votes)

Set List:

Jack Straw
Friend of the Devil
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
West L.A. Fadeaway
Little Red Rooster
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain

Hell in a Bucket
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Touch of Grey
One More Saturday Night

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, seastones79, trukin, dahainer, papainferno, jamessoai, subdog, msharvey, julex, pdsfish, ascialabba,, nitecat, MDB52, IceCream Kid, crazy4golf2003, hockey_john, katluvsblues, chrisr777, DANNG, Hippie Craig, Calif Bill, Badassbatik, Sugarmagkauai, diatom, intrepid, nealbwhite, DeadBum, ChinaRider77, thelopsidedboy, chrisb113, seltz, bubu13, grateful hawaiian, smarcus, ripple13, omar bear, hippierob, Trailedby20, twazwylde, radiofreedavis, AlaskaDeadHead1, mrhomeless2002, chcculle, in_2_it_2, picasso_moon420, shockman, gascap13, deadheadned, misterglen, pat L, kimdance, kirasma, tcrider, ShivaHo, ttdeadhd, stvnjsha, TaperStano, superwelz, neilwine, abbilu, Migo, Lostsailorgary, Gern Blanston, smithmm, mattc406, 4 Rivers, Susie Q, Mick Flaire, stonerucsb, allacag5, ruk1nd, bucks yellow-van, imwillow, trout, FreakDaddy, raycharon, deserthippie, britty, dbean, Christo, bongo-fury, MissReddin, dbest, wilsdad, Brooklyn Peach, kym, jlg3rd, Sylvers, BornXeyed64, red feather, bodie390, ststephenwillis, aliceDmillionair, bucks-yellow van, whitebird, foxtail, Mitrananda, nextshow, jacksondownunda, harry blotter, woodyt1, Z1Stonyjoe, NickPannozzo, playin33041, saint michael, GratefulGary420, jdascout, jstange, pchasmar, 9785, egeff, Mike N Stien, siliconmeadow, phlpsvll, Darkstar65, Brownie, rprush, grapefuldave, laura.christine, Skjellyfetti, oldgratefulman, West.August, Tuna, dgsegal, sequoiadean, jolie, Rum Jungle, logstirl, flynsqrl, Valerie Stevenson, Bob_Who, BlondeJim, King Bee, Walstib, JohnDillinger, ALA, lafingh2o, unclebearzo, kelly Bowie, rlrs, Gregster, granfallooon, robcork, That Treb Guy, liamrutan, dead4days, mksmile, jimmyrowed, Japegirou, wjbthe3, Tom Thumb, scamperoni, Tim_SoCal, fenario80, aaron, Bobby33914, garystar, dysbtwn, psychedelia, Stephen J, Thorock, dgoldstein2, NYsteve, gratefulchuck, LoneStarDead, rleeb727, Far-L, dennisdster, scott1129, Skywithflame, deadwiz, sklnrzs, Jackaroses, gnevens, spam, TigerTrance, Eric Ellisen, jprisco


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scott1129's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007
Fifth Show/Second Run

My first Scarlet/Fire, wow what an experience.
Great set of songs.
Perfect weather. Great friends.
Danced my ass off.
The Sky Was Yellow And The Sun Was Blue
People Stopping Strangers Just To Shake Their Hand.

Joined: Apr 25 2009
FlicksterIncredibly great

FlicksterIncredibly great shows,however the restricted camping area presented some problems.that ground was so hard that trying to get a tent stake in the ground proved to way too much ,luckily we had enough cases of beer to stack four cases in each corner of the tent,which was great the first day but very early the second day(which was actually the first show) our tent was flappin in the wind. by the end of the seco nd show there was no tent,and we had this huge bag of popcorn that was going to go to waste , so we started bagging it up to give away,but nobody seemed to want any until we started saying "Free Dosed Popcorn here,get your popcorn" we were having so much fun giving that popcorn away that people actuallywere talking about that popcorn for a long time and I bet a bunch of you folks really thought it was dosed. Sorry, but it wasfun though eh?

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Joined: Aug 25 2012
Other One

The Other One is on fire at this show. Pure intensity the space was almost all Other One. Always great times to be had at Ventura......

Joined: Aug 2 2013
1st show

I became a Dead Head at 17 from a small GA town and finally moved out West at 23!
First show July 30~31,1983 Ventura County Fairgrounds,CA with real palm trees and a beach!
I have the greatest pictures ever from that trip with my 35mm! But you can't dance with a camera!

Joined: Aug 2 2013

My first show Ventura County Fairgrounds July 30,31 1983. I was 23.
I had to move out west to see the Dead.

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Joined: Nov 3 2011
Ventura '83

Met my sister halfway in Ventura, fun begins immediately. Memorable thing was that there was a wildfire burning the hills and you could see it from the Fairgrounds. The Dead launch into Fire On The Mountain! This band could react musically to anything and always did. People who ask what was so special that was one of the main things, they were the next wave of jazz, a band who listened intently to each other, responded to the audience vibe, were never ever bound to a set list but were free, free free.

DeadBum's picture
Joined: Dec 14 2010
ventura 7/31/83

I got on the bus the day before. This was my second encounter with a great sound.I'm just looking for photos.

DeadBum's picture
Joined: Dec 14 2010

These were my first shows and I'm from calif. I would like you to post a link so I might get a photo or two some time.


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County Fairgrounds - July 31, 1983