Saratoga Performing Arts Center - June 18, 1983
June 18, 1983
Hell in a Bucket
Fire on the Mountain
Playin' in the Band
Playin' in the Band
Not Fade Away
Touch of Grey
Don't Ease Me In
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
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Thanks for helping me remember the scene after the show. We hung around the grounds partying for hours after the show. It was such a great time.
I had a brown ragtop CJ-7 Jeep Renegade. I don't think we slept that night...we just drifted around 'till morning, then got in the Jeep and started driving south to Maryland.....another story entirely !
It's funny how some of us saw so many shows at Saratoga, we can't quite exactly remember the year a certain circumstance occurred.
I was there three years in a row. All memorable shows of course.
Saw this show as a 16 year old, my second Dead concert. First set I remember being cloudy with sprinkles; we were out on the lawn, not one of the lucky 5,500 with covered seats. It just seemed like a warm-up.
Second set is what I really remember, though. It changed the whole mood of the place. I remember the Playin' in the Band jam going on forever and ever - seemed like nearly 30 minutes; Morning Dew was just a great experience - best I've heard from any album or other concert, mistakes and all. Garcia stumbles at the beginning of the "thought I heard a young man born this morning" verse, but in the second stanza he bursts through and belts out the line, with Lesh punctuating it with sonic double-stops that I remember blowing my ears out; the crowd went crazy when he sang that line. Just an incredible moment; there was something very human and desperate about it and I still remember it well all these years later. It rained during the Playin' in the Band jam, and we had lightning going over our heads during The Wheel. Fortunately no one got hit by lightning. I remember leaving the show exhausted but so glad I was there. What a great experience for a teenager.
At the start of Scarlet and and the start of Fire brent plays I can see clearly now the rain is gone. Always loved this show even though was soaked to the core
Show was a revitalizing strange rain energy vibe
I am SO GLAD that someone, other than me, felt that the heat/humidity/rain/cool breeze's were being controlled by the Bands choice of tunes. It was an INCREDIBLE nite there. My Aunt & Uncle owned the PLAYMORE FARMS MOTEL just south of the venue on the highway in Saratoga. We had planned on stopping there but were too wasted to make an appearance to relatives. After the show ended I was waaay to far gone (3 hits purple acid) to find my way back to the Falcon Stationwagon we came up in and ended up sitting around someone elses gathering...till the sun came up.....what a nite....the kind you NEVER forget.
The Purple tabs were wicked strong...got three for $10.00 and went to cartoon land. I actually thought the Dead were controlling the weather with the tunes they chose. Came to at sunup at someone elses's campsite.
My first time to SPAC, what a beautiful place. We're so lucky they kept inviting the Dead back a few times. I was lucky enough to be under cover for the whole show and up close for the best Morning Dew I've ever heard. I can't remember if we drove home to Mass. that night or camped somewhere.
Birdsong is the third song in...love it.
My sense is that this is not in the vault, so probably won't get the official treatment.
But if it did, I'd get it quickly.