Grateful Dead

Hampton Coliseum - May 1, 1981

Hampton Coliseum

May 01, 1981

Hampton, VA US

Average: 4.8 (16 votes)

Set List:

Me & My Uncle
Big River
Tennessee Jed
Let It Grow

He's Gone
Other One
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia
U. S. Blue

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, Larry Blomberg, Cassaundra, Bill388, DanD187, davelive, John the Obscure, lexpost, Jerry Gillespie, gdmmassage, fcbrew, ThomasMantellWilliams, thedudeabides420, tumblintim, cmd, jojomosgo, SBurke, intrepid, pippin took, tashwolf, skarlitfyer, helomandan, Eyesbeyond, grateful hawaiian, wallacedb, laurence, virginia blackie, CherylB, Dancin Dave, drc456, Flyingeyeball, Barrtenderr, BIODTR58, zeekbythecreek12345, DeepSpace, dectra, DeadHeadDaveMo, randybluz, Lionsghost, landman53, Heynow from The Well, nicklas59, sandwich girl, peaceonearth, powderjunky, woodymoose, JohnRinVA, BurntDawg, hokie2009, SCDeadhead, J Mully, deadheadfrom76, imagine1979, bobdogkid, Uncle Deuce, aikox2, TheNightEagle, philmaywalt, shithead, red feather, aliceDmillionair, jimi864, rowroy, festival0122, chrisripley, CassidyNY59, Thomas Shields, Sprybert, 143or245, BillyBlastoff, BigDog, gwizard, gr8fulme, Felix, Red Square, WHARFRAT917, Traceling, theleven, cosmicdave, birdiewasthere, STEADFAST, Brownie, dsb824, cherub, klaussmith, eclipse, jackandceleste, Rum Jungle, croc, logstirl, old but not dead, Valerie Stevenson, phoenixburke, Mr.Wooz, bigdancingbear, carol_siriusb, ramblin rose, auralworship, fool, mapturtle, Terry Tolkin, wharfrat8199, Dancingnancies, terrybear, augustwest41, kennedk23, taperdave, Margs, nalex, WackaloonQ, lucia dillon, HDDave, liamrutan, gdgroupie, Cryptic_Envelopment, bshawlang, joscar, Live Life in Real Time, Cloud37, jodoyle, tony23d, AJ, Dave Matlick, rosenotis, bigsky, paisley, EDupree, boats, dschpan, tcrawford, ricflower, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, Golden Road, Duggles, jergirl61, GRTUD, jcmpbl, Spender, kuu


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Duggles's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
My first Hampton show!

If you look at all the shows I rank you will notice that I rarely give a show a 5. I am stingy in that department so as to delineate the really special events. This is definately one of those shows. What a trippy sound. I don't know what it is with that area of Virginia but every show I ever saw in the coastal southeastern Virginia area was eerily good. ( including the Norfolk Scope in 82' ) The whole first set. The Stanger franklins is amazing. The He's Gone transition into The Other One is so trippy and unique. You have to download this show onto cd and turn up this transition to here the complexities. Sorry guys but if you get this one from Archive you are going to miss the full experience because of the separation dropout between the two songs. The part I am talking about is maybe 10 seconds there. The whole show is a keeper. Nice.


Joined: Jun 6 2007
My first show

The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began....

izzie's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

Hey Dougles - you offerin' it up, since the Archive version ain't the stuff?

lamagonzo (not verified)
fst hampton show

thumpin' other 1 out of nowhere. Rockin' let it grow>deal to end the 2nd. You wish you were there...

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Joined: Dec 7 2007

I was on the floor for this show. There was a naked guy dancing all over the place. I remember the drums were really loud. Drove from C'ville to Hampton in a 68 AMC Ambassador with bad brakes. W/e before finals in my last year at UVA. Just superb...

Joined: May 25 2008
big bust

Was this the Norfolk show that a lot of us got busted at? Or was it at the Scope the year after?

Joined: Feb 24 2009
longest note ever

Jerry plays & holds the longest single note EVER in this Deal. It holds for what seems like an eternity.

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Joined: Mar 28 2008
You took the words out of my mouth...

I'd seen the 1979 show and marked the Grateful Dead off my list bands "you have see." Well...going back in 1981 changed my life. I got and the bus and never turned back.I moved Colorado in 1982, and my first show at Red Rocks was Delbert McClinton and Willie Nelson. Wonderful experience, and my friend said "you know he Dead are playing here in July"...I was graced with all of the shows from 1982-1987, all because of May 1, 1981.

Joined: Jul 8 2014
great show!

This was my 2nd show and 2nd in a row and help start me onto
the road to many many more shows!

The special thing about this was the Hampton Coliseum and the
wonderful sound inside.

Oh to be there and young again...

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Joined: Jun 17 2007
Great show but where is Colleen ?

Great show. First show that Colleen and I got separated until after the show.


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Hampton Coliseum - May 1, 1981