• Folsom Field - June 7, 1980
    official 15th anniversary celebration - also: Warren Zevon

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  • Jack Straw
    Friend of the Devil
    El Paso
    Mama Tried
    Ramble on Rose
    Passenger
    Far From Me
    New Minglewood Blues
    Loser
    Feel Like a Stranger
    Deal

    Bertha
    Greatest Story Ever Told
    Althea
    Lost Sailor
    Saint of Circumstance
    drums
    Not Fade Away
    Wharf Rat
    Good Lovin'

    Alabama Getaway
    One More Saturday Night
    U.S. Blues

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official 15th anniversary celebration - also: Warren Zevon
setlist
Jack Straw
Friend of the Devil
El Paso
Mama Tried
Ramble on Rose
Passenger
Far From Me
New Minglewood Blues
Loser
Feel Like a Stranger
Deal

Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Althea
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
drums
Not Fade Away
Wharf Rat
Good Lovin'

Alabama Getaway
One More Saturday Night
U.S. Blues
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... Dancin', smokin', drinkin'... what a great weekend, what a great time, what a wonderful concert... Jerry and Bob were in perfect form. Greg F. introduced me to the Dead, I still miss him and wonder what happened to him... oh well. Life was great back then... still good when you listen to the Dead.
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Beautiful Summer day. I had just dropped out of CU Boulder and was living on the hill, selling shrooms and pot for a living. Working part-time at the Youth Hostel for free rent and change, where I met my future ex-wife. Tripping and laughing at Warren Zevon jumping around the stage, thinking his music really did not fit. The show was memorizing. I was just getting into their music, having being turned on to them by some friends. Beautiful hippy girls throwing flower petals. Thought I recognized the chubby guy who introduced the Dead after shadow-boxing as someone who tried to pick me up a week earlier. Bought a Mr. Natural T-shirt outside the stadium.
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Drove out from Long Island in a VW diesel rabbit. It was a little cramped but as I recall we made it on two tanks of gas and in 36 hours. Arrived Friday morning went to the campus of Colorado U and checked out Folsom Field. The gate was locked but we met Uncle Hock who told us about the last time the Dead played at Folsom Field. Still early morning we wandered across the street and found the Lazy L motel. Couldn't pass that up! The show was late afternoon with Warren Zevon opening both days. On the seventh I remember clouds and sun with clouds taking over by the end of the day. First set started with Jerrys' volume down. Listening to tapes later Jerry was smoking but didn't hear it that way the first time. First set songs were well played and enjoyable. Second set started with a smokin Bertha -Greatest. I was ready for take off Althea and Lost Sailor/Saint were not the songs I was looking for in that spot. The space out of drums was very nice. NFA ,Wharf Rat and Good Lovin seemed off the mark. I wasn't cleared for take off Token encores - even 2, seemed lacking. Went back to the Lazy L subdued, hoping for something that could at least take us to the heights of the Flat Irons at the next show.The Saturday night at the Lazy L was one of those scenes. Fun loving heads fear and loathing in Boulder.
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Ended up going to Alpine Valley and Grand Rapids too. The best of memories with one of my most favorite people, Jeff Bayer.
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The late great Warren Zevon opened things up for this show in the south end "horseshoe" of Folsom Field where I was attending college. The girl I was craving at the time went with me and we parked ourselves right in the middle about 15 yards from the stage. Zevon did a very nice set and was in good voice that day. Dead came out and just knocked us over. Remember this really trashed/drunk guy tried to hone in on our spot, crashing into people and shoving his way in until a couple of other guys who got these spots helped me "guide" him to the side but not before the clown tossed his cookies all over our blanket and two others. Really impressed the lady but she was still having a great time at the show, we just had to watch where we sat in between sets. Got a couple of pretty good photos which are buried in a box somewhere. Even after we split up she joined me for Dead (and Kinks) shows on several occasions. We remain good friends to this day and chat about our love of the music.
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    Plaggenfuss
    3 years 5 months ago
    The Dead and Zevon? Pure joy.
    The late great Warren Zevon opened things up for this show in the south end "horseshoe" of Folsom Field where I was attending college. The girl I was craving at the time went with me and we parked ourselves right in the middle about 15 yards from the stage. Zevon did a very nice set and was in good voice that day. Dead came out and just knocked us over. Remember this really trashed/drunk guy tried to hone in on our spot, crashing into people and shoving his way in until a couple of other guys who got these spots helped me "guide" him to the side but not before the clown tossed his cookies all over our blanket and two others. Really impressed the lady but she was still having a great time at the show, we just had to watch where we sat in between sets. Got a couple of pretty good photos which are buried in a box somewhere. Even after we split up she joined me for Dead (and Kinks) shows on several occasions. We remain good friends to this day and chat about our love of the music.
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    Kylie66
    4 years 10 months ago
    My first show
    Ended up going to Alpine Valley and Grand Rapids too. The best of memories with one of my most favorite people, Jeff Bayer.
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    aroberts52
    6 years 6 months ago
    I ONLY WISH I COULD REMEMBER A LITTLE MORE
    This was my FIRST show!