Veterans Memorial Coliseum - May 12, 1981
May 12, 1981
*for Bob Marley
Set List:Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
It Must Have Been the Roses
Me and My Uncle
Little Red Rooster
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Ship of Fools
The Other One
Don't Ease Me In
Attendees of this show
deadzep, JHPthatsme, Ras Kafka, payingdues, ecce homo, kayman714, Larchmont, brezit, Shaugn, atomheart, Lightnin Will, andychatfield, OBIEtree, sametrain, thomasthecarpenter, ZephyrGirl, 10-27-79, Joeav8ter, bambini, vaughr, droppeddminer, grateful hawaiian, ripple13, kjmcdonagh, Dancin Dave, CableBill, zeekbythecreek12345, DeepSpace, Mud, swa, empinto, mainerunner, madbonger618, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, chcculle, DeadHeadDaveMo, Slebodes, cozchaz09, La Gloria, alovours13, comes a time, swirlygirl116, digitunes, nicklas59, powderjunky, SNUMON, flach77, BurntDawg, coldrain_snow, Fulcanelli, Phaldo, Subversity, DireWolfStudios, amdew122, FreakDaddy, bonesguitar, bobby, aikox2, bobbyb, sigephead, Blue Yodel France, lamarred664, free2liv64, DeadPhotog, aliceDmillionair, Dan_and_Laurie, dave h, JMY714, Wharfrat1963, smurph, BEGGERSPAY, jgminerals, Cosmic.Wimpout, HONDO, drkeith, avalondeadman, Red Square, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, tpiader, Brownie, MIKIO_56, grapefuldave, CT-CA-Head, unyun, klaussmith, HowardH, gdhead77, croc, logstirl, tommygutt, Valerie Stevenson, BluegrassGator, Mr.Wooz, bigdancingbear, mikekjoy, TASS, jerryskid3691, boffo the chimp, slpatgun, Bssgrl, gregp123, SC, Terry Tolkin, softmonkey, gr8flsquid, WackaloonQ, SteveinFukuyama, kenco, Cosmic Chas, fotd313, Offbeat-Andy, kentmitchell1961, mmolman, Live Life in Real Time, Cloud37, Staggerlee, walstib3, grtfullife, Tony_S, rmcclintock, dhhikerct, cryptical1, jaycap, NYLifer, joeybug69, BlackandWhite.Peter, pomo1, JerseySchwartz, skllbob, Bozo Bus
This was my first show, of many shows, at the Coliseum and it was a wild and fun place.The Dead always raged in this place. The first set was incredible and long and the China>Rider smoked. I remmber Garcia doing a radio interview on I believe PLR and remarked how his voice had changed and how he liked it and how Althea was a favorite of his to play. Most versions during this time through'82 were the best versions, lucky us. The second set dedicated,again to Bob Marley. was sweet with the massive Shakedown to get the place rolling. There are many great shows from '81 that should be considered for release the band had matured with Brent being in the band for two years and they brought back Bird Song too.
Good, but the previous night was much better !
and what a show it was ... Alabama to open ... China / Rider ...t hen Shakedown 2nd set opener ... then an Other One / Whart Rat / Sugar Mag that BLEW MY MIND.
The first of many many great times with the boys.
This was a fine show...Some people say the 1st night was better, not sure, they were both very good show.
Ahhh, the incredible memories! This was my very first show! I was there, had no idea who the Grateful Dead were, but pulling in to the parking tower in my dates VW bus, I knew right away that I'd found my clan! I'll never forget hearing Must Have Been the Roses and the girl who danced by me with roses in her hair. I never wanted to go home after that. It was a pivotal night in my life and to this day, I'm a loyal Deadhead!
"The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off. How can I?"