Grateful Dead

Capital Centre - November 23, 1978

Capital Centre

November 23, 1978

Landover`, MD US

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)


only "Ollin Arrageed Jam"

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
New Minglewood Blues
Stagger Lee
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Brown Eyed Women
Music Never Stopped

Samson and Delilah
Friend of the Devil
Dancin' in the Streets
Terrapin Station
Playin' in the Band
Shakedown Street
Playin' in the Band
Around and Around

U.S. Blues

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Joined: Jun 23 2007
First turn someone on show.

This was the first show that I took a newbee to. The woman would later become my wife and we've been married since about two years after this show.

Again, in hind site this is a great show. Too bad there are no really decent recording available to the trading commumity of this show.

I have an AUD that I listen to. The SBD/AUD that was previously available on LMA, that I downloaded before they changed the water it lousy IMHO.

Everything I've learned is from The Grateful Dead and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

chrisripley's picture
Joined: Dec 7 2007
my first show

A death ride there and back from C'ville. Franklin's Tower just set me off and it was up hill from there...

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Joined: May 3 2008
yea! yea! yea!

loved the second time i saw them, as much as the first

Kalhoun's picture
Joined: Dec 26 2008
Great Show

I remember Jerry came out a little hoarse. Seemed he had a bad cold. That did not stop the show from being fantastic. My second Dead show. Met some amazing people who sat with me during the show. If any of you who attended remember sitting next to someone in engineer's overalls with a GD skeleton button on the front, I want to thank you. It was a show like no other. And the young lady who took my photo from about 10 rows back, I'd like a copy. 8-)

I wish I could say more about the GD experience but I doubt those who did not share it would ever understand. It was a long long time to be gone, and a short time to be there. Never to be forgotten.

Joined: Sep 14 2007
Thanksgiving Night

Yep, this show was on Thanksgiving night...front row center. Good show, considering Jerry was already sick with flu/cold/pneumonia. I do remember the security at the Capital Center enjoying their jobs as watch-dogs way too much...very aggressive.

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Joined: Oct 24 2009
Scott Fisher

Scott Fisher

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Joined: Oct 24 2009
This was my first show, rode

This was my first show, rode down from College with a friend who dosed me on the way. We went into "DC" after the show and check out the monuments in the middle of the night, and rapped with a White House guard as only a lysergic inspired Deadhead can......Scott Fisher

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Joined: Mar 4 2011
Thanksgiving Day, harvest celebration, the Dead in finest form..

My first show. Friends and I dropped acid bought from a fellow teen who sold it on a little footbridge over a drainage ditch in the parking lot. Pieces of notebook paper ripped out of a spiral, a yellow stain: George and I knew it was fake, but for 2$, what the hell. It wasn't fake. I discovered something totally new that night, and there was no going back. An arrow shot straight to the source of harmony which seemed clear was the source of the universe itself. Man, those guys could play. They seemed totally relaxed, kicking back, as if all the work had been done after a tough year of farmin' and now it was time to relax and enjoy the fruits of the harvest and Be Thankful.

Joined: Nov 9 2011
Second Show

First of all, I still to this day do not understand how it was OK with my parents that my brother and I went to this show...I remember it being very laid back, we were on stage right, about half way back in the arena, I think we bought the tickets the week before at Ticketmaster in a department store...I remember the Half-Step and the Shakedown Street as clear as day...I remember the girls sitting next to me about my and my brother's age, they never said much, but lit several joints and shared them with just us...that was sweet...we were too shy to talk to them, man, what an experience missed there...hey, I was 15, my brother 17, we were kids...

as to the comment about the security, there was one incident I remember very well..we were near the aisle, maybe three-four seats in...two huge guys in yellow Cap Centre security shirts went down a few rows to get a very drunk fan causing trouble...they're dragging him up the aisle when he kind of shakes them off, stands up and throws a wobbly punch, one of the security guys just smacks him in the mouth and he goes down...they start to pick him up, he gets up, throws another wild punch, bam, he's smacked down on his ass, we're all yelling, "Stay down!"

Compared to the multitude of shows I saw (up until the weeks before Jerry passed away) after this, it was a pretty mellow show where the music really came through. I just wished I been able to see more shows around this time.

Joined: Nov 27 2013
The security guards may have

The security guards may have been attentive, but couldnt stop us from smoking all the dope we could! Great show, my first Dead show, and I never looked back from this point! As I type this at work, I am listening to the Crimson, White and Indigo album!


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Capital Centre - November 23, 1978