Pittsburgh Civic Arena - November 29, 1981
November 29, 1981
Set List:Shakedown Street
Greatest Story Ever Told
Friend of the Devil
Me and My Uncle
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Saint of Circumstance
Attendees of this show
kevinhardy, Johnrbour, sugaree511, kennethstaber, kevinalex01, payingdues, doug moyer, Terrapin Dave, cmd, Quazi, andychatfield, intrepid, Runk, Geodye420, dchi7sayre, deadless, Althea Rose, laurence, ice cream sue, CherylB, Dancin Dave, bill.mayer, SidePocket, swiecima, ddam, DeadHeadDaveMo, swirlygirl116, nicklas59, pat L, docjbf, pa diver, woodymoose, DireWolfStudios, blueledboy, bonesguitar, redeft, elgrande, aikox2, grantros, DeadHeadJay, erickat, Ami, kwoody77, Sven DiMilo, jgminerals, AlanSheckter, twilaq1, bigbob, dupree49, AliceD, birdiewasthere, bjessen, earlofwalthamstowe, SocietysPliers, Ted S, UncleDuke77, Rum Jungle, croc, Quicksilver, bigdancingbear, Uncle Jimmie, Superbengoshi, ramblin rose, brainman, jackl921, sugarmag122, jblotter, fool, Debdeadhead, PV34PV3P, Big Bad Bill, weatherdownheresofine, PeggyO, CORNSMOKE, dolecda, tcerneskie, cumberlandcase, EpiduralGirl, Thom, chicago, aud
Thought a cop was gonna beat the crap out of me getting in. Had one of those stylish sleeveless vests on, and I believe it was a cop working security frisked me and put his hands in my vest pocket, and pulled it out real quick, then the same thing a few more times. "what you got in your pocket, son." i don't know, I said as i pulled a dead button out of my pocket. He stuck himself on the pin every time he put his hand in my pocket. (good thing, saved me some trouble)
my seats were dead center in front of the stage, the absolute last row in the house. Had a blast.
This show in Pittsburgh was supposed to be the second night of the tour. The opening night scheduled for Florida was cancelled close to the last minute. It was with the Allman Brothers Band and the reason the show was cancelled was never confirmed. The speculation I heard was poor ticket sales. My friends took a Hertz Rent A Car from Poughkeepsie, NY drove straight to Florida only to find out the show was cancelled. They then made a bee line to Pittsburgh and returned the car the next day in Po-town. When the odometer data was entered into the Hertz system, all sorts of warning bells went off. How did you put almost 3000 miles on the car in a few days? They never really had a straight answer for that question.
this was the first show that I ever went to (thank you James Harvey and Steve Timlin for turning me onto the Dead!) I've been to a few since, but nothing ever captured the magic of the first time I saw the Grateful Dead !