Grateful Dead

Hartford Civic Center - May 10, 1980

Hartford Civic Center

May 10, 1980

Hartford, CT US

Average: 4.5 (20 votes)


last "Comes A Time": 02-09-79 [71]

Set List:

El Paso
Far From Me
Sailor> Saint

China Cat
I Know You Rider
Comes A Time
He's Gone
Uncle John
Sugar Magnolia

Saturday Night

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, bobbybee60, Brad125, gwalter, rzaiss, cph, deadzep, dedhed1959, newyawka, Tampamal, armadin, aikomark, Soc, Ras Kafka, dupree194, chefano007, producerchuck, Frankie In atlanta, orson, Mike T., Jerry Gillespie, kennethstaber, payingdues, Frost82, garylorusso, lfabrizio, flipahead, the dude 58, forever-dead, joetroy, detroitligtn, eelbones, M.Laurentus, Mklkly313, douger, obron, ChicoNH, hitmeister, Mind Bender, Farrel, jonbaker, nedchomer, ZephyrGirl, intrepid, vaughr, ChinaRider77, boomerangy, debo, chrisb113, deadless, ranger1324, droppeddminer, Eyesbeyond, greatfulted, atomheart, Jerrysgirl, napadeadhead, Dallasxz, martiniolive, drc456, billj79, scotts, DeepSpace, Mud, swa, poorPeter, KevinShanks, rcs616, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, cozchaz09, La Gloria, tommcgee1, Guardian, TUNAMANN, Cosmic_Harley, dardeedar, nicklas59, drjass57, rocketdog, powderjunky, SNUMON,, grtfuld, flach77, thelipperr, martinem18, Fulcanelli, Estamated Paully, serenegreen, J Mully, gratefulbehr, uconnjhd, clutch_cargo, jim d, Sugar Magnolia, rjd55, FreakDaddy, raycharon, bonesguitar, free idea, bobby, notdeadyet81365, aikox2, Grayteful Will, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, markovitch, DeadPhotog, philmaywalt, dylanman61, shwack, stellablew, Stephen Lawler, Jimmy C., radioflyer, aliceDmillionair, Underthevolcano, gnoodle, Aceetobee42, Ami, Carl Adams, mobay2001, festival0122, Wharfrat1963, ChicoNYC, bobalou, BEGGERSPAY, jgminerals, mganter, Cosmic.Wimpout, melonhead, Nikolai, twilaq1, vw_deadhead, skskck911, friskotatt2, bigbob, mjmontana, danc, HONDO, jonb, drkeith, avalondeadman, cosmicdave, birdiewasthere, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, jsm1224, tpiader, MIKIO_56, AndieIsAlthea, grapefuldave, markchange, Doughboy, unyun, klaussmith, eddpao, GratefulGigi, Gr8fulIra, Mayor of Bay Terrace, sequoiadean, HowardH, br1analb1n, KingLono, croc, logstirl, tommygutt, harp13, stove46, phoenixburke, bigdancingbear, ozsweet, mary-sunshine, JReve, jzias, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, hbob1995, fishnow, TASS, boffo the chimp, Bssgrl, other3, raindep, Terry Tolkin, Debdeadhead, softmonkey, gr8flsquid, chef, Fatman, Bob Minkin, direwolf02, micgram1999, Margs, SteveinFukuyama, kenco, gratefuldoc, kjackstraw, Mr. C, Des, hesgone, twst0fate, BTW, gig1029, dogratty, Cosmic Chas, fotd313, whitewolf, joscar, Live Life in Real Time, levitonjl, Cloud37, djgold14, Jackie, tony23d, DeadHdMike, paulspon, fenario80, wharf rat, zach, Queer Deadhead, grtfullife, Tony_S, Hawilo, The Whale, dhhikerct, cryptical1, risingtide, jaycap, EDupree, jdwilgus, NormDPloom, Shoe419, Far-L, NYLifer, eyes 88, joeybug69, taperchuck, BlackandWhite.Peter, Post N. Steiner, rodger allinson, gratefuldad1960, kuu, aud


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prentsloan's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Insane 2nd set

Hartford Aud recording is one of best of over 2000 cd's collected so far. 2nd set flows from song to song and Jerry is "on"!!

Joined: Jun 23 2007
First show north of Mason Dixon line

In Nov. 79, Diane, my wife and I move to Ct. This was our first show after arriving. I felt this was a really decent show. I still very much enjoy listening to this one on CD. Luckly there are some decent AUD copies of this show.

Didn't think to much about the fireworks some were setting off until the rocket during "Comes A Time". That was awesome. At a show I would attend later in life, Bob asks folks to vote if they want fireworks set off in the arena. There was a resounding NO.

About the only thing I didn't care for were the early Brent tunes. His contributions would get much better over time.

Everything I've learned is from The Grateful Dead and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

tommygutt's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
one of my first shows,,that infected my boogie woogie

comes a time,,,, when a blind man takes your hand says dont you see???first show or was it 3/14/80 new haven,,, all just melts into a dream,,, tgfor the archive and speeding arrow,, peace to all,,all to peace

Blue Yodel France's picture
Joined: May 12 2008
This is indeed a fabulous

This is indeed a fabulous show (2nd set)

Grayteful Will's picture
Joined: Jun 19 2008
A Little Foggy..........

Drove down from UMass………….I recall partying in a parking lot before the show…..eating spaghetti…..everyone having a great time, Love and Peace and all that.

………….from what I can remember the show was pretty good........details????.....not sure.

…………..after the show our van wouldn't start…….needed a jump……..couldn’t get one person to help us out.

One guy said he would do it for ten bucks…… friend told him to screw………so he did.

What ever happened to “Peace, Love and Understanding”????

Eventually we wound up back at “The Zoo”……………..not sure how though.

Joined: Apr 3 2009
I give it a 7 out of 10....

As far as shows go....Comes a time, was a real treat.

Joined: Jul 12 2008
My very first show

I was 14 and a half. My Mom died in a car accident in September of 1979. In May a 16 year old friend of mine with a car, bought me tickets to the show as he knew I was a huge dead head.

We were all set. We had grown a huge crop of "weed" in the woods near his house. We obviously didn't know what we were doing, as we almost got lung cancer going through about 4 pounds of it without feeling a thing.

Luckily I experienced the culture of the shows very quickly as some strangers helped to make it my first "mind blowing" experience.

Great memories ~

Joined: Sep 11 2007

a SCORCHER. Check out that Sugar Mag, only icing on a big cake though. I think this was a perfect 2nd set. I came right outside after the encore, and I stopped at a curb in time to see Jerry come by in an Econoline (middle seat to himself), sweaty, enjoying a smoke, and wearing a big grin.

This was a high point in post-retirement Dead. 15,000 people went home beaming, trust me.

Joined: Nov 12 2010
first time

My first show and first time with psychedelics involved. Wow. Peggy O solo took me so fully into a whole new world of possibilities. and that second set with He's gone Comes and Uncle Johns. That fucking guy throwing firecrackers was insane and quite troubling. but what a show! changed my life.

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Joined: Sep 6 2007
My beautiful wife

Went to this one with my beautiful wife. We were still just college kids, early in love. I think she was taken aback by my enthusiasm for Jerry's "born to be a bachelor" line in Althea, but it was all good. The tease of China Cat to start the 2nd set was a crowd pleaser. Great show.Great lady.


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Hartford Civic Center - May 10, 1980