Madison Square Garden - March 9, 1981
March 09, 1981
"Wheel" tease before "Good Lovin"
Set List:Feel Like a Stranger
Ramble on Rose
Deep Elem Blues
Beat it on Down the Line
New Minglewood Blues
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Uncle John's Band
The Other One
Attendees of this show
Phurstno2, toolman78, Brad125, gwalter, phlinky, johnzias, dedhed1959, newyawka, Soc, Automaticslim, CaptJ8k, whiteyboxer, seanalmy, RANGER15, chefano007, deepestblues, Frankie In atlanta, mamajo422, John the Obscure, payingdues, PeggyO.5.5.1977, V-GOD, tolfree1, brezit, KKWDeadHead, Purple Haze, andychatfield, hitmeister, OBIEtree, thomasthecarpenter, ZephyrGirl, 10-27-79, Stardancer, iNoURdr, intrepid, mitchgo, gmjbeachside, mickdaddy, debo, JerrygFromNYC, jbloomskullandrosen, seltz, Vidutz420, bigdaddyinc68, Eyesbeyond, Gentle Giant, 7d n me, ripple13, greatfulted, slicerboy, Ljouwert, Dancin Dave, ikonic, CableBill, zeekbythecreek12345, corrinaandmarin, louatchick, DeepSpace, Mud, swa, Beng1818, foreverahead, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, HelenABucket, DeadHeadDaveMo, chicagomarc, CosmicChrispy, tommcgee1, Danc1n, Heynow from The Well, lstapes, NY-to-FLA HEAD, nicklas59, drjass57, cocktailman, Bettinadragonfly, kbad59, st stephen 11, grtfuld, Byrd24, BurntDawg, JohnnyThunder, deadbass36, Fulcanelli, serenegreen, J Mully, Shaugn, Tamuwine, New York Guy, Basilicone, howard131, grandwazoo, henma02, st.steven, joe_oppenheimer, wilbur3134, FreakDaddy, Uptown Tommy D, Grat3fulDad, too electric, bonesguitar, blackpeter211, elgrande, Alzado, aikox2, bobbyb, skunjelefeti, Halfstep1019, yuletime, philmaywalt, shithead, Stephen Lawler, cub, aliceDmillionair, jed1, jimi864, gnoodle, buffalo81, Ami, NM-MCS, mobay2001, JMY714, festival0122, Wharfrat1963, Beautyanddabeast, ChicoNYC, BEGGERSPAY, jgminerals, mganter, Cosmic.Wimpout, merle211, captrips, twilaq1, BillyBlastoff, ginsu710, bronx b.d., BigDog, friskotatt2, dloehr, email@example.com, Zippy, dedhedesq, cosmicdave, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, LostMike, GR8FLPT, tpiader, JkStrw, West.August, Ted S, Gr8fulglow, gratefulgreg1, Garypaul, rmarsmedic, Doughboy, unyun, klaussmith, HowardH, THEOTHR1, KingLono, jitsky, gdhead77, croc, MoJoCo, logstirl, George C. Hartman, keswah, Freddie, Valerie Stevenson, GaryHartman, ironsideny, phoenixburke, MonkeysTyping, Passenger, JurassicBlueberries, bigdancingbear, ozsweet, daphne, ribbsey, jzias, catchmohl, fishnow, wolf, docflywheel, TASS, kazak714, boffo the chimp, brweldon81, slpatgun, johnh, tiedyebob, gregp123, Terry Tolkin, Debdeadhead, robsegall1956, softmonkey, gr8flsquid, EnglishtowneAndy, Fatman, direwolf02, Brian710, jspitz, taperdave, Margs, freebird914, jrazz, WackaloonQ, deadglo, kenco, gratefuldoc, ecmitch, BTW, bonz713, deadicatedBRONX, peace3314, fotd313, Offbeat-Andy, whitewolf, Gr8fulMark, DantheMan, mrphish, Live Life in Real Time, Vegan Mike, bribenk, hot2na, Cloud37, DeadHdMike, fenario80, walstib3, mrngdo, augwest386, Bobby33914, Tony_S, The Whale, cryptical1, thomasdblls, georgewweir, Kenman, EDupree, vernnlou, RZ12-4-71, Kenpb, NYLifer, Jimrukind, grateful daddy, mitchell, joeybug69, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, playdeadkid, Steve C, pomo1, snoone, Chuck9896, Duggles, bradleyg, sixstringsmoreorLesh, deadhead20, markh, MAXROD, enlightend rogue, rodger allinson, jims, dzemma, Charlie Miller, kuu, aud
I'm with a lot of folks in believing that the Garden often brought out the best in the band, and this is probably the all-around most amazing show I ever attended. Every song played to its fullest, and I vividly remember how my jaw dropped during the quiet parts of Stella Blue - 22,000 people holding their collective breath. Awesome.
You are Dead on -- MSG challenged the boys, and they played it well. It's nothing to look at, and the sound isn't great, but I think Phil loved making it shake, and he could when the spirit moved him.
And yeah, I was at both shows, and the 9th stands out so much more to me, but the Stella Blue and the Bird on the 10th were very personal and emotionally played.
Nothin' left to do but smile… smile… smile!
I was hooked
This is when I joined the ride and haven't gotten off yet
Deep Elum and China Rider were just phat.
Only knew a couple of tunes then, and they played them both - Uncle John's Band and U.S. Blues. Next show was in '84, then starting in '86 the race was on.