Grateful Dead

Barton Hall - May 16, 1981

Barton Hall

May 16, 1981

Ithaca, NY US

Average: 4.8 (12 votes)

Set List:

Feel Like a Stranger
Friend of the Devil
Me and My Uncle
Big River
C.C. Rider
Brown Eyed Women
High Time
Let it Grow
Don't Ease Me In

Shakedown Street
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Spanish Jam
Nobody's Jam
Stella Blue
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night

Uncle John's Band

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Joined: Jun 17 2007
amazing show

this show rocked, esp the UJB for an encore

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Joined: Sep 25 2008
One of my favorite tapes...ever!

I was not in attendence of this show but this show is one of the most under rated shows ever... period. The Shakedown> Bertha was only played a few times ever together, one being the previous year 5/7/80 in Ithaca are we sensing something special here? This version brings the house down. Granted 5/8/77 always get the love but this show can go toe to toe with that one simply for the fact of the band is more creative and excited, and it shows big time. They play four news song and all the 70's songs rage! They offer two great jams Spanish and Nobody's Fault, sung by Jerry, which is part of a massive 3 song Garica suite that covers everything you love about him and the band.
Uncle John's was more than you could ever ask for an encore. I am surprised more is not shared by people who attended this show.

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Joined: Jun 14 2007
Changed My Life

Shakedown Street - 2nd Set Opener - Forever changed my life. I remember milling around on the indoor cinder track within Barton Hall and that 1st chord knocking the dust from the rafters. Amazing!

Joined: Jan 31 2009
Barton Hall

This was the last show I worked on as part of the Cornell Concert Commission. I Graduated a few weeks later and said adios to Cornell.

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Joined: Mar 20 2008
GD Radio 2011 playback on 10.7.2011

Cub sez: I am passing time at home, in a personal countdown to November 10th 2011(my BD) and the date of the FURTHUR's only NYC show at my favorite venue. Seriously, this is it....Madison Square Garden, which is round.

So this afternoon as many heads are listening to GDradio, hoping for a playback of the Sunday night Amherst MA Furthur show, I am treated to..........GD playing flawless stereo recordings of a show from another NY State music hall, already historic BARTON HALL @ ITHACA.

Jerry has all of his effects n pedals working properly as can be easily heard as his guitar changes gears mid-rift several times during every song. Loud n Clear thats what we like to hear some 30 years later. OMG. The Althea cuts right thru my soul while I dance with my soul mate Marcella.


Thank you for another "real-good-time"

Cheers !

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Joined: Jun 5 2007

I was at the Barton Hall show. i recall it fondly. I hope to make new memories at MSG Thursday.

What a long strange trip its been!!

lamagonzo (not verified)
Jerry is reported as saying...

"Oh no, not this place again!" upon walking into Barton Hall. I was at this show and it was indeed a killer. Ithaca and the Cornell campus is quite beautiful.

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Joined: Jun 4 2015
30 Trips recording

What a nice show, too bad the end of the 2nd set is missing and replaced with an audience tape patch.
This would have made an EXCELLENT Road Trip.
Audience patches are like Pink Slime in hamburger, they make something look more complete than it really is by using table scraps for filler.

Joined: Sep 15 2015
Great Show!

One of the last I listened to in the 30 trips on account of the complaints regarding the patch. This show is awesome! Can't go wrong with Althea, Shakedown into Bertha and a rockin Truckin that had me singing the entire song. As far as the patch, didn't bother me a bit, not like the 74 missing vocals that I thought really sucked.


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Barton Hall - May 16, 1981