June 21, 1983
Set List:Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Me and My Uncle
Big Railroad Blues
It's All Over Now
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Eyes of the World
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
I am trying to be very stringent on my rankings but this was such a time and place thing for me. I was having the time of my life. I remember that I was on the mud lawn this night and a guy I didn't know came up to me and said he had a pavilion ticket and wasn't going back to his seat. So we swapped. He stayed out and played in the rain and I went to get a closer look. Well, as I was trying to get down a bouncer guy saw that I was muddy from my knees down and asked where did I get my ticket. I told him it was mine and that I had been out checking the lawn, which was true. He said no and he was kicking me out of the show. I couldn't believe it. I wasn't even stubbing down. Well he grabbed my arm and we started walking up. When we got to the top where the railing seperated the pavilion to the lawn I darted, jumped the rail, and melded into the colored sea. The heads were great because they closed in behind me and kept the guy from catching me. Well I was so mad at the guy that about thirty minutes later I saw him and I reached down and scooped up a huge handfull of mud and I plastered him right in the chest with that mess. The things we used to do when we were younger. If you were there and you saw that incident, it was me. I will tell you that to this day I feel like the guy got what he deserved. We had a great time and of course the show was great.
Great show but I must admit I was still drained from the night before
I was glad i had a seat,seen plenty of muddy heads.
I had been going to various concerts since 1976 but this was my first Dead show.Dont remember much except looks Like Rain and Man Smart,Woman Smarter and watching all the people slide in the mud.But looking back on the set list,wow! what a first show!
I walked out of my shoes and the tie dye shirt i bought before the show turned me pink. what a mudslide and a great time.
This is my second favorite show experience, right after Saratoga, this being my only underwater dead show. It had looked like rain all day, which I hoped wouldn't happen, but when it did rain it didn't take me long to get into it. It was a beautiful warm rain, and came down in Biblical proportions. Everyone was groovin' in the rain, and as time passed water accumulated to such a degree that there were rivulets of water coursing down the paved walk ways, and people were laying in them pretending to swim. The lawn got chewed up pretty fast and turned to a sea of mud, but due to the amount of water coming down this was inevitable. I heard this venue was new, and that the Dead were the first to play there, and I feel bad that the place got trashed like that, but what can you do? The music was great, and there was once again some amazing inter-change between the Dead and the weather, with this time the weather proving more dominant than in the previous show. At Saratoga the Dead ran the weather. At Merriweather, the weather ran the Dead! It was all very much appreciated by us underwater deadheads, and my white skirt was turned purple forever by my prayer scarf.
Sorry, posted this on the wrong night. I am referring to the night before June 20.