Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - May 8, 1981
May 08, 1981
*with Ken Kesey on harmonica
Set List:Jack Straw
Me and My Uncle
Let it Grow
Don't Ease Me In
Samson and Delilah
Playin' in the Band
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
CaptJ8k, seanalmy, Ras Kafka, RANGER15, chefano007, Frankie In atlanta, mamajo422, Jerry Gillespie, payingdues, Gen, kayman714, mtoti1962, brezit, KKWDeadHead, Purple Haze, WestHarlem, andychatfield, SBurke, hitmeister, sametrain, terrapinstation dot org, 10-27-79, intrepid, gmjbeachside, hicksvillebill, jbloomskullandrosen, PA Quinn The Eskimo, grateful hawaiian, Sequitor, 7d n me, ripple13, ktronan, greatfulted, Dancin Dave, ikonic, CableBill, zeekbythecreek12345, corrinaandmarin, Mud, swa, AlaskaDeadHead1, foreverahead, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, HelenABucket, DeadHeadDaveMo, bml140, Extinguiderm, DCGent, tommcgee1, 1coolfool, ellis d, misterglen, Heynow from The Well, nicklas59, cocktailman, powderjunky, grtfuld, BurntDawg, coldrain_snow, Monad, JohnnyThunder, Fulcanelli, J Mully, Shaugn, JohnnyRock41, jsomoza, DireWolfStudios, New York Guy, Basilicone, grandwazoo, wilbur3134, amdew122, elgrande, Alzado, brobb, aikox2, bobbyb, DinoBam, lamarred664, free2liv64, shithead, stellablew, cub, jackstraw316, aliceDmillionair, billdrumz, jimi864, gnoodle, Upstate NY, MO 714, Wharfrat1963, ChicoNYC, Biciracer, jgminerals, mganter, CassidyNY59, Cosmic.Wimpout, Ice Cream Kid, captrips, twilaq1, ginsu710, BigDog, friskotatt2, bigbob, 2much2fast, Zippy, dedhedesq, DeMaumau, jsm1224, GR8FLPT, Ted S, gratefulgreg1, Doughboy, klaussmith, sugareelady, sequoiadean, KingLono, ericb, croc, kenwnn, Valerie Stevenson, GaryHartman, MonkeysTyping, BluegrassGator, mstaggerlee, bigdancingbear, Uncle Jimmie, jzias, toolfan, Jack_Straw22, mikekjoy, EightyEights, wolf, TASS, jerryskid3691, henry, boffo the chimp, brweldon81, slpatgun, crushedbyadwarf, Terry Tolkin, robsegall1956, softmonkey, gr8flsquid, Big Bad Bill, EnglishtowneAndy, zyx, crippledbutfree, taperdave, WackaloonQ, deadglo, HDDave, kenco, shugamag, gratefuldoc, ecmitch, terrimilligan, Friend of the Devil, BTW, bonz713, fotd313, Offbeat-Andy, Gr8fulMark, DantheMan, Live Life in Real Time, bribenk, levitonjl, Cloud37, DeadHdMike, fenario80, bem1163, walstib3, mrngdo, Bobby33914, Tony_S, dhhikerct, bkind-fg2all, Kenman, EDupree, Kenpb, NYLifer, Jimrukind, BlackandWhite.Peter, playdeadkid, Steve C, kgbdeadhead, pomo1, snoone, deadhead20, MAXROD, Lovejoy, enlightend rogue, dzemma, almanac, Charlie Miller, kuu, aud
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.
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...