Grateful Dead

West High Auditorium - June 19, 1980

West High Auditorium

June 19, 1980

Anchorage, AK US


Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
They Love Each Other
El Paso
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Far From Me
Music Never Stopped

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
C.C. Rider
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Wharf Rat
I Need a Miracle
Good Lovin'

U.S. Blues

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Alaska Shows

Yikes! This high school auditorium had something like 30 rows of seats downstairs and 20 rows upstairs (or less!)

Shows took place during summer solstice -- come out after the show and it's daylight in Alaska. (How do you know when it's time to crash?)

During intermission you were allowed to leave the hall... in a state with decriminalized marijuana laws. All the locals dash for their cars during intermission, and the rest of us can't figure out why.

A long hitchhike to get there from southern California.


Joined: Jun 7 2007
solstice show

we played BBall outside during the break. weird

Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
listening to this now

one of the worst El Paso;s ever

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Spanish Jam

Joined: Jun 14 2007
St. Stephen

Didn't they fiddle-fart their way through St Stephen this night? I could swear I remember it. I'll have to check the tape. Sounded like the first time since Live Dead, and they didn't remember it very well.

The whole show was very off-the cuff. The guys were probably exhausted from jet lag and air touring provided by Northern Stage Co. Hi, Andy!

Hey, it's all in the family!

Joined: Jun 14 2007
Ran into Phil during the break

The Anchorage shows were promoted by George and Andy Lichter of Northern Stage Co. (hope I have those names right), and it was supposed to be the first of many bands coming through Anchoragua. Don't know what happened to those plans, but they went all out to show the Dead a good time - float plane trips out to the bush, etc.

During the break on the 19th, I went outside and around the stage end on the auditorium, and there's Phil, taking the air.
Me: "Hey Phil, wanna do a bowl?"
Him: "Aw, no, I can't man."
Me: "So you remember Ground Hog's Day of '69 when the vibes got hostile ("
Him: "No, I don't remember nothin', man."
Then I asked him about cranking up the bass, and he explained that it wasn't run through the board, but he'd see what he could do.

Then Andy Lichter came out and joins us, and they're talking tech, and I thanked Andy for Northern Stage bringing the Dead to AK. They said they'd be back the next year - yeah right! I didn't see 'em again till Oakland in 1990.


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West High Auditorium - June 19, 1980