Grateful Dead

Providence Civic Center - November 4, 1979

Providence Civic Center

November 04, 1979

Providence, RI US

Average: 4 (8 votes)


first "Alabama"

Set List:

New Minglewood Blues
They Love Each Other
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Easy to Love You
Brown Eyed Women
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Around and Around

U.S. Blues

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lamagonzo (not verified)
never, never, ever, never

yeah, I remember this show.
The dead are about to do the encore and i shout out for "Unbroken Chain".
A head turns to me and says: "they aren't ever, ever, never, ever goona do this song in concert."
Don't say never!
At least until the last year rolls by.

Grayteful Will's picture
Joined: Jun 19 2008
Fogged Memory

Pretty sure I went to this show.

avalondeadman's picture
Joined: Sep 6 2007

I had bought the tickets with Beth, but she broke up with me about a month before the show and returned the tickets to me. We were going to seperate schools now and things just were not going to work out, -- Time and distance. So I went to the show with my roomate Scott and a couple of carloads of friends from Eastern Ct. State College and had a blast. I ended up on the floor somehow and after the houselights came up at the end of the show, there she was walking toward me. It was an electrifying moment for both of us, and she invited me to come home with her. We needed to have some closure and it worked out well. I gave my car keys to Scott, and hitched back to the dorm the next day. Truly a cathartic experience. Hitchin' heartbroken, but with the road ahead of me.

Joined: Feb 27 2009
First show!

This was my first show at 14 years old. I still have the shirt ( baseball shirt with Euro 72 eagle face logo and purple sleeves). I miss the days of $7.50 tickets!
Does a tape exist of this show?

Tried to get a ticket to Phil's 70th birthday show last night in SF but no deal!

lamagonzo (not verified)
available on

11/4/79 is available for download on this site and maybe others.

Joined: Nov 1 2013
Taken Hostage

For some reason, I recall that this was the date when American hostages were taken captive in Iran.

Stupid analogy, but I was clearly taken captive by this show.. First Alabama, which stunned a little, followed by soon-to-be-almost-permanently partnered with Greatest Story. Still reeling from the Cape Cod shows, here was another powerful He's Gone jam which eventually reached the Other One in epic proportion after drums and Space. Listen to this recording! The Estimated transition to He's Gone is like nothing I've ever heard. The show had energy too..nice open with Minglewood, new to its time

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
why they all believe him

for me this was the last show in a week and a half of shows in a row. lost sailor althea were getting familiar. 2nd set opens with another new tune. yahoo. the 2nd set was enjoyable. i don't know why but I remember the wild swirling carpet that surrounded the outer hall of the providence CC.


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Providence Civic Center - November 4, 1979