Grateful Dead

Saratoga Performing Arts Center - June 24, 1984

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

June 24, 1984

Saratoga, NY US

Average: 4.2 (29 votes)


last "Dancin": 07-07-81 [203]

Set List:

Dancin' in the Streets
Dire Wolf
New Minglewood Blues
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Ramble on Rose
Hell in a Bucket

I Need a Miracle
Playin' in the Band
China Doll
Samson and Delilah
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Baby Blue

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Attendees of this show

operagirl, dubai-escorts-bunnies,, china cat 77, Phurstno2, Brad125, Amy from New York, Chris killer, msmiranda, conehead, BobJazzMan, rzaiss, Frankie In atlanta, Mr_Heartbreak, islandeskie, Tampamal, builtwellltd, brezit, jnymac12, BillyBlair, spacebrotherbry, jammal, curieye, pukegrub, TeleSpacePharm, jersey2sandiego, Lightnin Will, Seansong64, Felice Alecca, TDW1965, gem3north, jerryband, mganter, Laughing Water, wilber57, quickener, philontap, Seraphim, V-GOD, Mike T., DUPES DIAMOND BLUES, Adryl, Luca B, Laheyrj10, payingdues, scottocs, Frost82, Beautyanddabeast, rymo, chas44, Gen, gdcasey, hartwerger, neotis, Oxford 88, quantum, mtoti1962, djhatler, M.Laurentus, hockey_john, LongHammer6, DanSeth, Tri1pinJ1mmy, chad.e.buck, lincshoots, Quazi, jojomosgo, adamwass, hitmeister, Debdeadhead, augwest386, stooch, Dueski_1959, Gr8ful Ed, lilmatty, minutemouse, intrepid, jtwoodsrider, WilliamBorne, gmjbeachside, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, sliver61, Sparky C Monkey, Peak0db, timecentre, thepeacesignguy, uh60hawkdriver, Dpwilljr, rengalt, blackmer65, Sequitor, broken_angel, Peisenberg, ripple13, Mr.Palmer, chazbro, MAConway, viola_stomp, greatfulted, jz, kjmcdonagh, Ljouwert, deliadelyon, Punster61, Gandalfstormcrow, JohnnySimone, gpeach, Frag, spacewalker, tpenn, corrinaandmarin, Drivin That Train, DeepSpace, downtownbear, blang16, Mud, mr975j, Rip, AlaskaDeadHead1, stroukoa, WharfRat1970, airgarciajams, jsginbull, foreverahead, Gr8ful Dean, graskaml, StaggerLee69, deadredhead, chcculle, deadratdog, dangerousdave911, billyg, billny59, kimmerjo, earthballeric, Tweety42, bml140, Dan the Dog, sugarmag68, alovours13, Fr8nkenstein, Guardian, Tom Cat, Marshmallow Warrior, swirlygirl116, Mister_Charlie, Terripan Tim, misterglen, mercurygd, MONTANAGREEN, emama, thumbsup.pete, pat L, nymets69, Chief_Hosa, Iggy, whipple, Jamesgangx, ShivaHo, docjbf, Odyssey, powderjunky, iJah420, markchristian2,, st stephen 11, m23, jeffbigcur, kenrock, srobichaud, taggartj, flach77, BurntDawg, Monad, revhd, deadbass36, MagicPEZ, french445, Mzuzu, grooveon, Shaugn, dancingcat, ddick, anotherlifetime, jsomoza, marc., hippie-hugs, gratefuloz1, VermontDeadhead, stlyrfac, Lynnzie, Puff, gratefuljeff, Ace Cassidy, clutch_cargo, sgf64, wilbur3134, amdew122, tardis, voodoonola, trippy, Thepman, bonesguitar, hwshksaas, rrollerball, brobb, MissReddin, alyons1, bobby, sleazyt15, Saisabok, Seneman45, rob west, SPAC84, aikox2, bobbyb, tonymasiello, th13027, Forensicdoceleven, jlg3rd, willydog, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, free2liv64, DeadPhotog, wink8, philmaywalt, 1wharf-rat, shithead, rami, Sleepingdragon777, nickelless,, Boman, wyeknot108, gammalyte, LittleTerry, oldsouls, jimi864, gnoodle, Dan Gurney, Upstate NY, HaraldPlays, BBAILEY, NM-MCS, dave h, Dashoesoff, planlorr, uncjhn, sfumato, StaggerLee32, 2Bears, Wharfrat1963, wanderer, bobalou, ticket lee, TekeHead, Dupreediamond420, Bluebird3434, captrips, Nikolai, kfchef, BertRei, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, hotshakedown, ginsu710, Desolation Row, gr8tfulandy, bigbob,, mp51, macdoogle, still-dead, ericbic, Mark Hotchkiss, Mike Wid, Traceling, Zippy, theleven, DeMaumau, birdiewasthere, rebo05, picnic, tpiader, big dave, aslpotomac, jobyallwaysdead, SocietysPliers, jz323, gratefulgreg1, lioness, artdelu, mrkaos63, unyun, JMRDead, klaussmith, HowardH, jozeppy, KingLono, FlyAwayTooNight, tourdog12, jackstrw, logstirl, George C. Hartman, whatthefunk, DFBWM, spiller617, Grateful Diver, Valerie Stevenson, poiriergreg, terrapin85, jkstraw04, GaryHartman, east_coast1, Noel, mcthwait, netminder12006, ironsideny, andrewmyers, mstaggerlee, Billy Boy, JurassicBlueberries, ozsweet, daphne, DrWhoToo, tripper, MRGREENJEANS, catchmohl, wubai65, Esau, bdpalace, jackerowe, Jack_Straw22, jbirdme, Canadian Deadhead, EightyEights, fishnow, Diceking, uncle john deadhead, brainman, henry, brweldon81, deadhead11, johnh, madlypat, raindep, AnnieRoses, Big Boss Man, pizzab, crushedbyadwarf, gullybull, waltyoung, softmonkey, Big Bad Bill, wharfrat8199, drumzspace, zyx, crippledbutfree, tommyd, Oroborous, Brian710, jeffy8, augustwest41,, Eli Polonsky, LarryG, Mister Benson, Mike Edwards, holland, nalex, Charlies_Pasture, MovinGroovin, griffinn40, shugamag, GARCIAHEAD, gratefuldoc, ccusson, tjwalls8, terrimilligan, Jim Gore, riggertoo, budculbertson, Univax, CR, kentmitchell1961, August_Midwest, mmolman, batcavejoe, chinacat42, kenw83, Vegan Mike, saint, levitonjl, raftgide, spyder9, truckinup2buffalo, jackaroe33, SkookS, Staggerlee, Joey Bonghitter, Lesh-Is-More, nybill, walstib3, Won-I, skrletbegonia, Bobby33914, Grateful2bdad, higby, jillstraw, dhhikerct, direwolf23, georgewweir, rdnzl, EDupree, paulb, Grateful1313, tcerneskie, Edwin, Lazy-Supp-Deal, TC_Wharf Rat, sgolston, Kenpb, Far-L, grizzly, vinylanimyl, jw, dschpan, UncleWaldo, Born Cross Eyed, Hank Breeze, joeybug69, marlo, prentsloan, BlackandWhite.Peter, the wood fam, battman, Duggles, avarose325, tbsjr65, Meeko, Bach 2 Bach, B42, Miggs, skllbob, rodger allinson, ratskrad, REK, gratefuldad1960, Bozo Bus, jims, dzemma, 2pigpen, Charlie Miller, tn2nadoes, xian


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xian's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
This was my first show. I

This was my first show. I wasn't familiar with the Dead besides some obvious stuff (like Friend of the Devil) and I was suprised to hear them open with Dancing and start the encore with Satisfaction. The bulk of the show was a drizzly blur to me, but big fun nonetheless and a useful substrate for future shows. The first of many Playing's.

I was confused in a "who's on first" way when I askedm y friends about the freaky part of the middle of the second set and they kept trying to explain that that part was "Drums, Space, and The Other One." (Which other one, I wondered? The other what?)

Duggles's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
All the SPAC shows were great!

The Dancin' was a welcomed surprise after serveral years off. They changed the intro and style from 81'. I loved it.


Joined: Jun 22 2007
Second show!

Went here with some friends from Ridgewood, N.J. whom I've since lost touch with.
Lot's of fun walking the lot in the rain!!

Charlies_Pasture's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007
Dancing on bridges above us.

Went with Lorraine

Meeko's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Super 8

I smuggled in my movie camera and shot some Super-8 sound footage at this show. I should get it transferred. It rained like hell the whole time. Jerry at the height of his badness, head down, not much interaction with the others, but he played great!


sfumato's picture
Joined: Nov 30 2007
We ( me & jerry matula

We ( me & jerry matula (mowgli) got there the day before and set up camp in the parking lot closest to the ticketboot/ entrance...kicked back in our lawn chairs and watched as a small city grew around of the show was one long anticipation and the band deliverd in spades non stop dance-a-thon..i remember so many people dancing on the ramps that they were swaying up and down..weird as usual got lost in the lot after but found my way back to our little piece of earth to chill and stayed till we were again almost the only tent in the lot ...pure unadulterated FUN !
i remember overhearing someone complane about having to hear Satisfaction....looooooser!

Joined: Jun 7 2007
There is a marker at

There is a marker at Saratoga noting that the Dead had the biggest attendance ever at SPAC...I forget what year.

Joined: Jul 4 2007
My second show

It's funny, at the time I didn't appreciate the cool first set as much as I do now looking back on it. I remember the Miracle - Bertha the clearest. Can't remember my reaction to Satisfaction, cuz I was a big stones fan, I prolly bitched that it didn't compare to the original....hahaha, whatever, I was still young and stupid.

His job is to shed light, not to master.

Joined: Jan 17 2008
marker/Grizzly response

You are right Grizzly there is a marker, they set the attendance record in '83 but then broke it again this night in 84'. Probably due to the word getting out that they ripped SPAC in '83. The legend would grow with this show and the Dancin' breakout. Again a double encore and another show in the rain in Saratoga. Damn this was fun and the venue just rocked!

Bamski's picture
Joined: Jul 11 2007
Confused as well

Xian, that was a good story about being a bit confused about drums, space and The Other One. I was a bit niave at my first show as well, perhaps even a small part of my seond show. I think alot of us are. Good times.


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Saratoga Performing Arts Center - June 24, 1984