Grateful Dead

Merriweather Post Pavilion - June 21, 1983

Merriweather Post Pavilion

June 21, 1983

Columbia, MD US

Average: 4.4 (19 votes)

Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Dire Wolf
Me and My Uncle
Cumberland Blues
Big Railroad Blues
It's All Over Now
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well

Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Terrapin Station
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Throwin' Stones
Black Peter
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

U.S. Blues

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Attendees of this show

Billyho67, bdangelo, operagirl, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Brad125, fleck2, iwuzthere, gbenn52,, trips4larzy, dyrwlf59, sebimmerlady, pmacsinthehouse, pukegrub, ccklone, doctorjay, 1979-01-20, lexpost, Jerry Gillespie, vadeadhead, charlieooo, MikeOMikeO, fcbrew, hockey_john, v32, Lionsghost, Quazi, jojomosgo, goodliving, njlostsailor, Gr8ful Ed, chuckebbets, intrepid, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, deadless, WillyB, seltz, jpruitt53, moogirl, Dpwilljr, tcmarbles, Althea Rose, laurence, RedRocksJim, jilleh, hippierob, Esparka, kjmcdonagh, rocknreel, napadeadhead, Ljouwert, Dancin Dave, ndhart, drc456, BIODTR58, tpenn, Cozmic Eddie, SidePocket, pitzdidg, downtownbear, andyd8519, Randy779, mdorf, AlaskaDeadHead1, stroukoa, FiremanBrennan, foreverahead, tucson_john, jlawless, redcdiver, Tweety42, sugarmag68, alovours13, RaymondMBrown, ladyalthea, picasso_moon420, Boulderhippy, GTLTBP, misterglen, Heynow from The Well, MONTANAGREEN, nicklas59, pat L, sandwich girl, ajfink12, lonesomejohnnie, docjbf, peaceonearth, K1ndZ0n3, CarlaDCArea, st stephen 11, hazenmc, dp351, Chiefchip, gairleog, BornInADesert, BurntDawg, pairdoc, SCDeadhead, Savage, skydog0223, weav, grooveon, Shaugn, Deadathoner, hippie-hugs, deadheadii, deadheadfrom76, imagine1979, ruk1nd, tomsned66, pabogoniagirl1, kat64, xxuncle johnxx, billytell, biodtl5, dbean, trippy, redeft, free idea, tsadler, aikox2, bobbyb, DinoBam, Brooklyn Peach, MICKE527, jlg3rd, Raeb Gnicnad, grantros, DeadPhotog, sgrmag2564, rami, stellablew, cub, aliceDmillionair, snowindian, erickat, jimi864, gnoodle, BBAILEY, GoldenBear, Carl Adams, dave h, sakparadise, rowroy, planlorr, StaggerLee32, kwoody77, Robert Francis, ticket lee, Sprybert, AlanSheckter, deadhead83, Nikolai, 143or245, BigDog, playin33041, rangerjoe, macdoogle, gr8fulme, rastarick, teamcram, theleven, birdiewasthere, rgreene, mote patrol, picnic, GR8FLPT, Cass, Hopierose, SocietysPliers, West.August, loulazz, Gladstone, mrkaos63, ChikkiNi, GratefulGigi, eclipse, Sluys Guys, HowardH, chinacatcumberland5, Rum Jungle, FlyAwayTooNight, logstirl, tommygutt, old but not dead, Valerie Stevenson, tenecjedhead, terrapin85, phoenixburke, andrewmyers, JERRYJEFF G., JurassicBlueberries, CatfishJohn, warphrat, Uncle Jimmie, slidebrain, Superbengoshi, jackerowe, SBurke, hartwerger, raven, brainman, sugarmag122, jblotter, timitart, CaptainCaveman, sugaree_2, wharfrat8199, Dancingnancies, drumzspace, zyx, TheDireWolf, Tbear, dharmagum, wmcgurn, lappdog1, taperdave, legionmary, nalex, Symmetry, liamrutan, gratefuldoc, gdgroupie, Jim Gore, Cosmiccharlie, budculbertson, WWTyson, bshawlang, scullroses, ScottL57, shasty, terrapin58, kdole45, levitonjl, jodoyle, OneGratefulDad, SkookS, mcleary, walstib3, B.A., Bobby33914, Tony_S, tk and rebx, Raff, Columbia, stagger-lee, tcerneskie, htsspaul, LoneStarDead, gd4me, dschpan, philfan61, tcrawford, wharfratpete, ricflower, mitchell, marlo, Golden Road, Thom, Zippatron, Duggles, tbsjr65, sshindell, jergirl61, markh, Bruce Rogers, GRTUD, jcmpbl, Spender, dzemma, Alsflorida, tn2nadoes, aud, izzie


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Duggles's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Couldn't resist!

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.


rangerjoe's picture
Joined: Sep 19 2007

Great show but I must admit I was still drained from the night before

Joined: Oct 6 2008
mud people

I was glad i had a seat,seen plenty of muddy heads.

Joined: Jan 3 2009
My first Dead show!

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!

Joined: Jan 3 2009
my 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.

Brooklyn Peach's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2008
Underwater Dead

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.

Brooklyn Peach's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2008
Sorry, posted this on the

Sorry, posted this on the wrong night. I am referring to the night before June 20.

Joined: Nov 30 2013
definately on the top five

definately on the top five list... killer Terrapin!! anyone remember washing the mud off in the fountain in town?


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Merriweather Post Pavilion - June 21, 1983