Grateful Dead

Hartford Civic Center - March 14, 1981

Hartford Civic Center

March 14, 1981

Hartford, CT US

Average: 3.8 (11 votes)

Set List:

Feel Like a Stranger
Me and My Uncle
Big River
C.C. Rider
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ship of Fools
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
The Other One
Stella Blue
I Need a Miracle
Good Lovin'

One More Saturday Night

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Attendees of this show

mlou, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Brad125, sap3929, cellobus, cph, deadzep, brezit, BillyBlair, jhpage1, cyberjack101, Ras Kafka, RANGER15, Frankie In atlanta, Mike T., payingdues, PeggyO.5.5.1977, AntSirMan, kayman714, Shaugn, M.Laurentus, ai6pg, douger, WestHarlem, SBurke, hitmeister, sametrain, Larchmont, Gr8ful Ed, nedchomer, ZephyrGirl, 10-27-79, intrepid, bambini, mountainjack, debo, deadless, droppeddminer, PA Quinn The Eskimo, Dpwilljr, BIGBOSSGUS, Gentle Giant, 7d n me, kjmcdonagh, Dallasxz, martiniolive, zeekbythecreek12345, DeepSpace, Mud, swa, KevinShanks, madbonger618, deadredhead, HelenABucket, chcculle, DeadHeadDaveMo, cozchaz09, La Gloria, alovours13, tommcgee1, comes a time, sir jackstraw, 2004wschamps, Cosmic_Harley, JackStrawfromMaine, Heynow from The Well, nicklas59, nymets69, drjass57, cocktailman, powderjunky, SNUMON, forever-dead,, ljtfisherman, kenrock, grtfuld, flach77, BurntDawg, JohnnyThunder, martinem18, Fulcanelli, Estamated Paully, imabmf, serenegreen, J Mully, Tamuwine, blackknife, Basilicone, howard131, imagine1979, jim d, amdew122, FreakDaddy, too electric, bonesguitar, Alzado, bobby, notdeadyet81365, aikox2, bobbyb, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, markovitch, DeadPhotog, yuletime, philmaywalt, dylanman61, shithead, Stephen Lawler, DeadheadDave8153, aliceDmillionair, mountainlynx, Underthevolcano, buffalo81, Ami, Carl Adams, dave h, Wharfrat1963, ChicoNYC, smurph, jgminerals, sweetwilliamOB, Blue Yodel no 9 - France, CassidyNY59, Cosmic.Wimpout, Sprybert, Leggs2, captrips, twilaq1, friskotatt2, bigbob, jgaito, mjmontana, avalondeadman, Peachy, dedhedesq, cosmicdave, birdiewasthere, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, jsm1224, GR8FLPT, tpiader, Brownie, MIKIO_56, AndieIsAlthea, grapefuldave, West.August, Ted S, gratefulgreg1, cherub, Doughboy, unyun, Gr8fulIra, sequoiadean, HowardH, UncleBruce1971, KingLono, gdhead77, croc, logstirl, George C. Hartman, tommygutt, Valerie Stevenson, stove46, phoenixburke, BluegrassGator, bigdancingbear, ozsweet, mary-sunshine, JReve, bportabello, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, hbob1995, TASS, boffo the chimp, Bssgrl, raindep, crushedbyadwarf, SC, Terry Tolkin, Debdeadhead, softmonkey, gr8flsquid, hedarobi5, direwolf02, jspitz, SteveinFukuyama, kenco, gratefuldoc, ecmitch, hesgone, twst0fate, bonz713, dogratty, Cosmic Chas, peace3314, fotd313, mmolman, whitewolf, joscar, Live Life in Real Time, levitonjl, Cloud37, DeadHdMike, Staggerlee, zach, walstib3, grtfullife, Bobby33914, Tony_S, Hawilo, The Whale, dhhikerct, Raff, cryptical1, jaycap, georgewweir, EDupree, vernnlou, eyes 88, joeybug69, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, snoone, Johnnycable, MAXROD, rodger allinson, gratefuldad1960, Benny Jakes, kuu, aud


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Joined: Sep 21 2007
This started it all!

My very first show! I never looked back, and went on to 50+ more! 'Miracle' stands out in my memory as a good one.

Joined: Nov 15 2007
For me too!

This was also my first show. Great Saturday night fun with my deadhead sister and all of my best friends and four way windowpane. Followed by all-night dead partying at the Deke house. First set Peggy-O (my favorite song at the time) was a treat the boys played just for me. Second set Stella Blue was a great winddown, with blue lights and soft breezes. Kicked off a mini-spring tour for me, with shows at New Haven, Providence, Nassau, and more.

Joined: Feb 14 2008
holy cow!

accidently lost count of the squares I ate. lost my sh-t BIG TIME! intermission felt like I was in an alien airport. saw coloured threads of light streaming from the was fun to weave psychedelic tapestries with them. Stella Blue stellar! also the most potent Sugaree I ever saw in approximately 125 shows. second song of the night and in my opinion ...The PEAK!

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Joined: Sep 25 2008
My first hometown show

The bus came buy and we all got on. This night I think the majority of folks tripped and it was a zoo, but in a good fun prankster way. Great first set that was long and offered many treats, but a killer China>Rider, which would become a staple of the many great shows the Dead would play in Hartford, really got the place realing.The Dead understood many new fans had arrived and the second set schooled us "newbies" in those well traveled adventures. Stella was amazing and then wow an eruption of I Need A Miracle>Bertha> Good Lovin, it blew that new roof off the building and was a tip of the hat to the late 70's which was way cool and a blast. We all danced like there was no tomorrow. Saturday Nite had Bobby rocking us out one more time, another early 70's treat.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
I'm still walkin so I'm sure that I can dance...

At the time I enjoyed the first set more than the second set. My expectations were a bit high condisering the dead were about to embark on a european excursion. Second set song selection was weak but the execution of those songs made me play tapes of this show over and over for years to come. Another fun Saturday night in the center of the constitution state. After the show went to the Holiday Inn up the block. Someone pulled the fire alarm and the hotel emptied out into the Hartford night. It was fun mingling with high happy heads and pissed off tourists in their PJs. I must be getting old because I don't come across that type of spontaneous fun anymore....

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Joined: Oct 20 2010
1st show

Also want to mention this was my first show. I was just beginning to understand the whole scene. We hung out with some heads at a nearby college before the show who were playing an audience tape of the previous night's show in Utica.
I remember thinking how incredibly amazing it was to be doing that.
I didn't really understand the immensity of it all until my second show later that year in Providence.

Joined: Jan 31 2009
I got on

My first show, hometown, but I didn't really get it yet. My attraction to the Dead was limited to their albums, which were getting weaker and weaker, imho. It wasn't until Deer Creek 1993 that I really "experienced" the Dead. At this time I was in music school and trying to make it in music (still am- well, I guess I have!), so jumping out on the road was not really an option for me.

Joined: May 21 2018
My first show

Amazing show. I was with friends from UConn I drove my sisters car from UConn to the Civic Center. Got there early, partied in Bushnell Park Scary ride home!!! I remember having late night breakfast after the show at some place called the Chicken Coop? Does anyone know of this place?


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Hartford Civic Center - March 14, 1981