Grateful Dead

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - May 8, 1981

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

May 08, 1981

Uniondale, NY US

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)


*with Ken Kesey on harmonica

Set List:

Jack Straw
Me and My Uncle
Big River
C.C. Rider
Let it Grow
Don't Ease Me In

Shakedown Street
Samson and Delilah
Terrapin Station
Playin' in the Band
Nobody's Jam
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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Attendees of this show

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Kesey was there, and Phil sang backup on US Blues

The "third mike" that went up during the drum segments on this tour (for Mickey's centerstage talking drum solo) stayed up all night. We could barely take our eyes off it, and, sure enough, Phil stepped up and sang back-up on the encore. Thousands of happy Heads on Long Island that night.

Joined: Apr 5 2009
Smokin' hot show

This show, my 5th, is often over-shadowed by the well-known show on the 6th that Dick immortalized as his Pick #13. Well, don't pass this one up, boys and girls - this show smokes from start to end. That whole spring tour was just amazing - my other favorite, that I have had a tape of since a week afterwards, is 5/5/81.

fenario80 is absolutely correct, Phil stepped right up and sang during US Blues; hardly anyone would believe me afterwards, but I saw it with my own eyes - we were ecstatic!

To top it off, on the ride home (with PK and JM in JM's Chevy, took a wrong turn off Route 3 towards Lodi, NJ, just as "Stuck in Lodi Again" played on the radio... Cosmic indeed...



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Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - May 8, 1981