Grateful Dead

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - November 2, 1979

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Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

November 02, 1979

Uniondale, NY US

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Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
El Paso
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication
Deal

I Need a Miracle
Bertha
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
drums
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

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Attendees of this show

Jules N Binokulas, ecce homo, the dude 58, tolfree1, KKWDeadHead, hitmeister, jerrydog69, Larchmont, intrepid, gmjbeachside, dancingoldenbear, jbloomskullandrosen, tashwolf, Jimmy_Butterfield, ggdead, 7d n me, ripple13, ktronan, Luna-C, drc456, billj79, Cozmic Eddie, corrinaandmarin, juliuswong, DeepSpace, Mr.Natural, downtownbear, Mud, swa, AlaskaDeadHead1, Beng1818, 3CassidyBoys, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, bml140, Extinguiderm, dosaba, tommcgee1, TUNAMANN, hashburysp, nicklas59, kcjoneslirr, carladams1, the cooker, grtfuld, BurntDawg, coldrain_snow, Monad, SCDeadhead, deadbass36, J Mully, JohnnyRock41, Deadathoner, smilin.dave, New York Guy, st.steven, Grat3fulDad, brobb, aikox2, DinoBam, stellablew, aliceDmillionair, billdrumz, Aceetobee42, Dead Head 202, Carl Adams, mobay2001, Wharfrat1963, ChicoNYC, BEGGERSPAY, ticket lee, CassidyNY59, captrips, ginsu710, skskck911, Gary Goodman, estimatedprofits, dedhedesq, birdiewasthere, GR8FLPT, Dice, Ted S, Doughboy, klaussmith, sugareelady, Zbear, Mayor of Bay Terrace, HowardH, KingLono, gdhead77, croc, Freddie, Valerie Stevenson, aligator, Sugar Plum, mstaggerlee, bigdancingbear, ribbsey, seaweed94, Superbengoshi, luvsupreem, fishnow, henry, boffo the chimp, brweldon81, slpatgun, ez2lovu, Terry Tolkin, robsegall1956, softmonkey, EnglishtowneAndy, drumzspace, bilros, Bob Minkin, gratefuldeadinmyhead, jrazz, WackaloonQ, stonyweirdo, deadglo, kenco, rzaiss, kjackstraw, ecmitch, dwhite10, BTW, gig1029, bonz713, fotd313, Bookah, Live Life in Real Time, bribenk, Cloud37, DeadHdMike, paulspon, Queer Deadhead, jglynn1.2, Kenman, jdwilgus, vernnlou, Far-L, joeybug69, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, kennyony, pomo1, Johnnycable, MAXROD, enlightend rogue, skllbob, rodger allinson, Charlie Miller, kuu

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Great Venue

Is it me, or were the boys consistently great at Nassau Coliseum? Never missed a show there from 78 through 84.

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First show

I think this was my first dead show - it was one of the first as I distinctly remember the Half-step into Franklins Tower - Cape Cod could have been first because I also remember driving up to the Cape in my pals giant station wagon. A whole carload of high school kids going to our first shows, what a blast!!! Memory is a little faded after 25+ years but I know we were having fun.

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My First Show

This was the first show I went to and the guy that brought me bought me a little bumper sticker that said, appropriately, "There's nothing like a Grateful Dead Show." Truer words were never spoken. What a wonderful intro into the GD Family. I'm sure if I looked hard enough I could find the sticker..and the recording of the show he gave me for my 16th birthday a few weeks later.

Thank you, Monty. It has, indeed, been a long, strange trip.

Sugar Plum

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First Show

Louis S Herkalo
THIS WAS MY 1ST DEAD SHOW OF MANY!!..I WAS 17 & WENT WITH GINA SCARPELLI. HAD FLOOR SEATS. WHAT A BLAST! THE ONLY SHOWS I EVER WENT TO OVER THE YEARS WAS DAVID BOWIE WHEN I WAS 14 @ MSG, THE DEAD, THE JERRY GARCIA BAND, BOBBY & THE MIDNITES(1ST SHOW WAS IN A SMALL BAR I HOUSTON TX), THE BAND & LITTLE FEAT.

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My 1st show too!

Like many others here, this was also my first show. I was 16, and with a crew of many we piled into Mike S's Chevy wagon, made the drive out to the show from Jersey, getting blitzed on the way. Memories? Well, not much. Piling out of said wagon in traffic on the dreaded LIE for a 'relief' break; I remember 1/2 Step into Franklins, to open, and Sugar Mags to close, followed by Casey Jones for an encore. Much later I would learn that it was Brent's 1st Casey Jones... As always, listening to the tapes in retrospect, it was a great show... That Franklin's SMOKES...

Gim

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trouble ahead trouble behind

Great show. For the record the Nassau Coliseum was a nasty place to see a show and the police were the worst here than any other place I ever saw a concert.

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first 35 minutes

the half step -> franklins opener seemed to last a lifetime. and then some. it seemed like they jammed forever before starting the lyrics to franklins

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Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - November 2, 1979