Grateful Dead

Olympic Center - October 17, 1983

Olympic Center

October 17, 1983

Lake Placid, NY US

Average: 4.5 (11 votes)


"2001 Theme" tuning before "Touch" - last "To Lay Me Down": 08-03-82 [84]

Set List:

Little Red Rooster
Friend of the Devil
My Brother Esau
Bird Song
Hell in a Bucket

Touch of Grey
Samson and Delilah
To Lay Me Down
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Terrapin Station
The Wheel
I Need a Miracle
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Good Lovin'


See an error in show info or set list? Let us know!


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Duggles's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Lake Acid uhh I mean Placid.

Easily a huge 5. Gargantuan Sugaree to open. Twenty some minutes worth. This was still off season for the lake and we got us a 5 star hotel for like $50. It was great. To Lay Me Down is one of my favorites and this is a worthy rendition.


Charlies_Pasture's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007
That was the best Sugaree. It just kept getting better.

Remember walking down main street and passing Phil who had a babe in each arm. Then grinning and saying Phil? as we passed by. He turned around and smiled.
The fall colors and the human boogie wheel in the outer cooridor. There seemed to be wheels inside of wheels.....

Joined: Jul 9 2007
Incredible Venue

Well worth the roadie from Rochester. First Touch of Grey I ever saw. I remember the human wheel too, it was very cool. I have this wierd memory of some girl handing out those wood game pieces from RISK as she was walking in the opposite direction of the wheel during The Wheel. We then drove to Paul Smith's College and crashed in a friends dorm room for the night. I've still got a taper's bootleg from the show.

Joined: Sep 29 2007
My sister gave me a copy of

My sister gave me a copy of this show which was the first real time i was exposed to the Dead. That "Touch" and "Samson" got me hooked for the next 24 years. Havent seen that tape in a long time.

Joined: Mar 1 2008

a truly spectacular show in one of the coolest venues. check out this link to the first set: (killer sound quality)

I guess it doesn't really matter...anyway...

Joined: Jan 1 2009
1st show with the guy I'm still married to now -wow!

Skipped classes at college to invade LP! So great, but yet so psychadelic that the drums almost did us in & what a long, strange ride back through the mountains!

Dpwilljr's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2010
Sugaree in front of stage

It might have been one of the most intense, super-hot versions of Sugaree in my memory.
I was very close to the stage during the first set and the energy was completely off the charts. I would love to find a great quality recording of this show.
I recall the Birdsong was also outstanding...

Joined: Dec 21 2010
human wheel

I remember sitting I'm the top bleachers growing. The wheel was mystical and how I was magically pulled I'm front of Jerry for the hottest goin' down the road I'll never know the whole 2day experience was one of the best

Joined: Jun 9 2012

Lake Acid ,says it all. Great great beautiful crisp fall day. Town was electric. Killer show. Sugaree opener YEAH. The human wheel was way way out there. What a great memory that day was.

hockey_john's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2012
great show

For those who might read this that were not there the human wheel was something to see and remember.. It was a sper of the moment thing. Just one of those moments when everyone in the lower bowl just grabbed hands and we all made a completel ring around the area. Only at a dead show could something like this happen. Never planned just came to be. I love To lay me down so this is a top notch show. I was very lucky to have been to a few other To lay me down shows. Starlight 82 new haven 81 I think Roochester 82 amd then the later years in 88 and 89


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Olympic Center - October 17, 1983