November 02, 1979
Set List:Mississippi Half-Step
I Need a Miracle
Saint of Circumstance
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
Is it me, or were the boys consistently great at Nassau Coliseum? Never missed a show there from 78 through 84.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.