Grateful Dead

Augusta Civic Center - October 11, 1984

Augusta Civic Center

October 11, 1984

Augusta, ME US

Average: 4.4 (11 votes)

Set List:

Shakedown Street
Greatest Story Ever Told
Mama Tried
Big River
Ramble on Rose
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well

Hell in a Bucket
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Ship of Fools
Playin' in the Band
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia

Day Job

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Attendees of this show

operagirl, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Bill H, hickorywind, Brad125, msmiranda, Tampamal, brezit, somemfer, jammal, pukegrub, Lightnin Will, wilber57, jackstraw42, Mike T., payingdues, rymo, DanSeth, Thunderstation, Oxford 88, koyer, Heywood Jablome, otherone13, hockey_john, Byerly, hitmeister, deadicatedBRONX, lilmatty, minutemouse, intrepid, AlpineValley81, ChinaRider77, WillyB, cryptl1028, digital.dragonflies, moogirl, Dolabella, blackmer65, jbyerly1, broken_angel, kjmcdonagh, turtlemusicfan, Ljouwert, dpw1982, Punster61, ratfart, downtownbear, blang16, andyd8519, AlaskaDeadHead1, stroukoa, Flickster, Gr8ful Dean, ststephensrose, chcculle, billny59, Dan the Dog, sugarmag68, alovours13, JackStrawfromMaine, Mister_Charlie, pat L, tcrider, kcamp9999, jeffbigcur, kenrock, flach77, BurntDawg, pairdoc, MagicPEZ, spaceyoface, drummingclown420, deadheadfrom76, Lynnzie, clutch_cargo, Sugar Magnolia, tardis, voodoonola, trippy, danceswithbears, free idea, Saisabok, aikox2, Forensicdoceleven, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, BornXeyed64, shwack, rami, gammalyte, hippiedino, oldsouls, mountainlynx, bucks-yellow van, jimi864, gnoodle, cosmicloyed, eastcoast, ScottyG, Cosmic.Wimpout, AlanSheckter, Nikolai, kfchef, Mr.Skjellyfetti, ginsu710, macdoogle, still-dead, Dindan, picnic, aslpotomac, jobyallwaysdead, toneye, gratefulgreg1, dhmikeo, klaussmith, jozeppy, Rum Jungle, gdhead77, tourdog12, MoonshineCito, logstirl, whatthefunk, deadheaddave1982, terrapin85, JurassicBlueberries, Josef, catchmohl, Old Uncle Joe, wubai65, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, Esau, JackStrawfromOttawa, gooney1956, madlypat, pizzab, wharfrat8199, Leeson, direwolf02, augustwest41, LarryG, Mike Edwards, nalex, wolfdrummer, Jim Gore, whitewolf, levitonjl, Staggerlee, paulspon, Bobby33914, Tony_S, dhhikerct, georgewweir, Wally Gator, mflinsch, vinylanimyl, HardyWeinberg, joeybug69, marlo, the wood fam, battman, DansinMatt, B42, jims


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Joined: Jul 5 2007
loved it!

What a great little field house to see a show. Allowed to camp on the little hill outside the building.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Traffic Hell

One of the things I remember about this show was I lost my wallet at a Howard Johnson's outside of Boston on the way and just by chance I had taken my ticket out just before for some reason.

Also, on the way there me and my friend 'Gus" ran into some nasty traffic on the Expressway and Gus had to take a piss so bad he was freaking out. There was no way we could stop as we were on the elevated part so he pissed in an empty beer bottle. Filled 2 of them. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard!

Joined: Jun 18 2007

awesome venue for a show. set in the middle of no where, no hassles and great music

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Joined: Nov 3 2010
Fun Fun Fun....

This for me was an amazing experience I went up with a bunch of friends from High School form the burbs of Beantown. Only about a 3 hour drive ( I still go by here alot I work at Colby College a few times a year). As we get into Augusta we decided to get beer a stop at 7/11 showed us what to expect from the show and crowd peopel were just walking out of the store with cases of beer because the line was too long ( another reason deadheads got a bad rap) . Then we get to the Civic Center which to me just seemed like a glorified Field House. I got in early got close to the stage and began the wait ... I loved these got all the songs I wanted to see was there with friends from home . when I got home my mom had clipped an article from the Boston Globe maybe it was The Herald "Riot in Augusta" I wish I could find a copy of this if anyone has a copy of the article I would love to see it again

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Joined: Dec 12 2011
Best two shows of my Bus Ride

Such great memories form this show. Finally getting to see the boys up close and personal and see Phil just jammin on the first six string bass I had ever seen. It was from these two nights that I knew that I was going to own a six string bass which I finally achieved in 1990. I have always love this Shakedown opener. When it was happening I did not realize how monumental these shows really were till a few years later and it was cemented when I found out about and these were the first shows I downloaded. The Oades tapes to me represent what this shows really sounded like. One memory is falling asleep the next day and waking up just as the boys were getting in and watching them from my vantage point along the woods in the back trying not to get seen.

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Joined: Dec 25 2009
a great time was had by all

yeah, st. misbehavin' was there. first time I saw things gettin out of hand. damn alkies! but, as everybody notes, the shows were great and more than made up for it!

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Joined: May 4 2012
29 years ago

The two nights at Augusta are some of my favorite show memories, was a little claustrophobic though, and I must say that I really liked those days of the smaller venues with all my good friends who made touring so fun

and yet the best was on the way

Joined: Oct 15 2014
Great show, cold night

It was such a different venue from anyplace I ever saw the Dead. I remember it as just a big, open dance floor with no seats at all, which was perfect. I could be wrong, maybe there were seats around the edges or above, but I don't remember them. It was my first Dear Mr. Fantasy (was it the first ever?), so memorable, and Shakedown!! We camped that night right outside, and it was so cold! Didn't get much sleep, but the party went all night, so that solved the problem of the cold.


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Augusta Civic Center - October 11, 1984