Grateful Dead

Portland Memorial Coliseum - June 12, 1980

Portland Memorial Coliseum

June 12, 1980

Portland, OR US

Average: 4.8 (5 votes)


last "Drums": 02-05-78 [163] - Mt. St. Helens erupted during "Fire On The Mountain"

Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
El Paso
Brown Eyed Women
Far From Me
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

Johnny B. Goode

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Terrapin Tom's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Saw this show. I had to

Saw this show. I had to leave just as they started Fire on the Mountain. When I got outside ash was falling all over everything. I laughed in amazment all the way home!

izzie's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
Whoa. What a night that

Whoa. What a night that must have been!

Joined: Jun 8 2007
great show drums to start

great show drums to start the 2nd set- killer fire and then after the show rain n ash outside

Joined: Jun 21 2007
St. Helens

St. Stephen59

I had just moved to Eugene from Bend and drove my parents old Pontiac to the concert. It was really wierd after the show with the ash falling. It was a quiet drive back to Eugene.

misngfingr's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
My first Show

I was 15, my big brother saw his first show 2.5 years earlier at the Portland Paramount in '77 and convinced me to throw away my Styxx 8 tracks and plug into bootleg cassettes of these hippies.

After the show, as noted above, it was "snowing" ash as Mt St. Helens erupted DRUING Fire on the mountain.

It was then I knew these guys were on to something..........

ivhs72's picture
Joined: Jun 11 2007
Only Dead show

This was the only Dead show I saw, but it is the one concert that I will remember for the rest of my life.......

Joined: Jul 10 2007
Rainin' ash

Yes indeedy, certainly one of the most bizarre scenes walking out of the venue, ash foofing down like snowflakes....Fire on the Mountain, indeed!

jeffyd's picture
Joined: Jul 21 2007
there she blows

the words came from Phils amazing evening of mythical proportions....

friskotatt2's picture
Joined: Sep 26 2007
ashed n dosed

frisko-mobb shop tattoo aurora,co---wow definetly the most interesting show of my career!walked into the show w/ my buddies sean and hank,sipping from a very small bottle that at one time held 10 thou m.i rember being up at the show thinking i was in a flying saucer ,and the dead were playing and we were on our way to another planet in space.during the second set when the dead played fire on the mtn, the volcano erupted [jerrys fault]and soon the show was over,we went to the airport, and all of a sudden all the ash came down.not knowing what was really happening, and triiping out of our minds,we thought it was the end of the world!(necular explosion/chemical warfare!!!)car melting and doing the fixing to die rag,we drove off.unbeknowngst to us ,toured mt st helens.our car broke down.everyone driving by us were wearing masks and headed over the hill into a bright light.the cops pulled over to try and help us and hank started talking about l.s.d. and the dead,and sean in the back seat screaming like a bitch(desearved a much needed slap in the face )and old beat up wagon pulled up w/ a guy named jerry,we thought it was jerry reincarnated coming to save us!he ended up taking us to his house,which was tour up frm the explosion.suddlenly 3 little girls ages 3-5 came out of the bed w/ a violin,the other guitar,and the last signing.these were jerrys children-buiteful little angles.still waiting to die,some how the children sang to me to sleep.the nxt morning we unbelivable still alive, jerry gave us a ride to our car which was covered w/ 3 inches of ash!took it to joes garage got "bertha" fixed,caught the show in seattle,hank put his car on a boat to alaska shows,and ended fucking it up on the alkine hwy. and thats my story.....

sequoiadean's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2007
ashed n dosed

That's an awesome story, friskotatt2!


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Portland Memorial Coliseum - June 12, 1980