Grateful Dead

Cumberland County Civic Center - May 11, 1980

Cumberland County Civic Center

May 11, 1980

Portland, ME US

Average: 4.8 (12 votes)

Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
They Love Each Other
It's All Over Now
Easy to Love You
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In
Music Never Stopped

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Feel Like a Stranger
Terrapin Station
Playin' in the Band
Black Peter
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode

Brokedown Palace

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Joined: Jun 10 2007
this was my sceond show

this was my sceond show mothers day 1980
had lobster and clams for lunch ate paotie buttons and beer on way to show woo fun
i rember jerry moveing like half way across the stage during alabama getaway. the black peter was incredable the whole floor was swaying back and forth never seen anything like it
and the broke down palace 1st time ive ever heard it was so beautiful it was like church .
than on the way home we almost hit a deer crossing i95
love this show aiko aiko

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Joined: Oct 13 2007
On Fire

Jerry was certainly on fire this night

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Joined: Nov 10 2007
One of the best I've seen

Well gee I sure was high that evening, speed, acid and many a bone... About 30 feet off the stage a bit to the bands left, definitely the blow away zone. The Terripen that night stands in my mind as the best I saw/heard, ever. I was out of my body, and heard gorgeous shining, peaceful open space. The GDTRFB and Johnny B Goode were pure fire/power and almost took down the building. I was allowed to experience heaven on Earth during Brokedown (my first). Tears of joy and sorrow openly flowing,a first primal scream torn from my heart and soul. I'm sure the band heard it, and I imagine some folks around me didn't appreciate it, but I had no choice, it just came out and the moments were ultimately beautiful and life changing. A few days later my father died unexpectedly, and to this day I believe that unknown to me at the time that Brokedown was God giving me a glimpse of where my dad went and is now. Where we all return to.

Joined: Feb 14 2008

this is where the odyssey began for me. i used to feel alone until i met all the deadheads who gathered. suddenly I realised tribe. ran to front row for the 1st set, but meandered back to chill for the second set. swaying bodies aligned...Terrapin! "And the whistle is screamin'" 125-130 shows later (who remembers?) I'm still on the bus going on 30 years now!

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Joined: Jan 15 2009

Amazing flawless show, only to party w/Bobby,Phil and Billy in a Portland Hotel! (ALL NIGHT!)
Phil yells where 's the last BEER???!

Yep, I had it, O NO!! I fork it over and he grabs it a ==quarter drunk! He says,in a graspy way,"what can I give you for this"? Im sort a stunned,then I remember I aint got a ticket for the Garden in Boston! He takes my name on a NAPKIN AND CRUMBLES IT IN HIS pocket?? At the Box in Boston ,there IT IS 17th row center! THANKS PHIL!

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Joined: May 17 2011
Mama Tried

What, no "Mama Tried" here, I thought. Went to this show alone and I remember Garcia's feet -- both of them at once -- leaving the ground during Johnny B. Goode. He was on fire. Could not believe "Brokedown Palace" was the encore -- I hadn't been following the setlists from previous shows. It brought a tear. I have a photo of Jerry from this song somewhere....


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Cumberland County Civic Center - May 11, 1980