Grateful Dead

Alligator Alley Gym - November 29, 1980

Alligator Alley Gym

November 29, 1980

Gainesville, FL US

Average: 4.5 (6 votes)

Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
New Minglewood Blues
Row Jimmy
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Don't Ease Me In

Shakedown Street
Franklin's Tower
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
The Other One
Stella Blue
Good Lovin'

Casey Jones

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drewzter's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
Number 7

We stayed at school that year for Thanksgiving so this was an easy decision. Back then, tickets were not that hard to get. The show was like a High School Gym sock hop. General Admission.

Joined: Jun 11 2007
Great second set, wish I was

Great second set, wish I was there......

Joined: Jun 22 2007
I believe this is the only

I believe this is the only Shakedown>Franklins

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Joined: Feb 8 2008
G'ville Show

I got some huge Space Invader blottos in my morning (unexpected) coffee...STRYCHNINE;( didnt like that; thanks Ed and Kenny, where ever you are


Joined: Jan 31 2008
Great show after a bad day...

...For Gator fans. The U. Miami Hurricanes had whupped, thrashed, spanked and generally kicked the Gators' a*ses earlier that day just down the road at Florida Field.

The student gov't at UF had been trying for years to get the Dead to play there, but the band had real problems with the auditorium, Alligator Alley. It was old, decrepit, and very, very much past its prime. I guess they convinced the band that their equipment wouldn't short out the entire building and burn it to the ground.

I understand the current basketball coach, Urban Myers, has a lot of Dead on his iPod.

Joined: Aug 3 2009
This shakedown franklins should be on cd

One of the best dead shows i have ever seen and ive seen 165 shows.I meen it shakedown franklins is so cool and its the only verson.The franklins is the best ever tops the whole radio city run.The truckin jam out peeks i mean really peeks.The drums are wicked and the space is insane.The other one is way beyond the planets.This would be the best road trips yet,i mean it dead people rino whoever,put this one in the hands of jeffery norman even if its just an aud.tape.Put it out on cd.

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Joined: Jun 23 2007
One of my Favorites

Me and Brother Bill and our teacher/probation officer went to this show.Got caught at the gate with a wineskin full of liquor, so we drank and shared on the steps while waiting for the dose to kick in.

First set, we noticed a girl and her dog looking in through the exit doors. We let her in and promised to watch the pup while she danced for a while.After three songs she still hadn't returned, so we did the only honorable thing and let the dog in too.Midway through the set we noticed that security had tossed the pup out, so we let him in again. I like to think that they found each other.

Beginning of set two the dose was working its magic. We followed some cat under the bleachers (Perhaps they were the old pull out kind?) and came up at the stage. When told to go one way, we went the other and found a door to the stairs. All the gym equipment was stored down there.

While the boys played above us we played on the balance beam and bars and dosed hard! Just fucking fun!!!!

As if that wasn't enough, there was some kinda concert going on too!

If anyone has a copy of this show, I'd love to trade.

Joined: Jan 31 2008

Billy Donovan is the current basketball coach, not Urban Myers. He was the football coach.

Joined: Jun 16 2015
Gainesville, Florida 1980 Show

This show changed my life. I had seen the Grateful Dead before and thought they were cool but I wasn't into them yet. When I saw this show they were totally on, great song choices and played with full spirit. I have been a fan since the late 1960's/early 1970's but I wanted to see them anytime I could after 1980.

raymac1129's picture
Joined: Jul 5 2015
Birthday Gift

In 1980 I was a freshman at UF (Go Gators). Nov 29 is my birthday. I was sitting over by the tennis courts with my mother who came up to the homecoming game in a Winnebago. She noticed that my mind was somewhere else and when I explained that a band I liked was playing she pulled out $20 and told me to go. I sprinted across campus (behind O'Connell center, past the swamp to the old gym and bought a ticket at the door and I was in. It was my first (of many) time seeing them and the entire experience is one I will never forget. I thought it was kind of cool that they jumped right into their hit to get it over. I also recall being mesmerized by Stella Blue. Great memory for me.


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Alligator Alley Gym - November 29, 1980