Grateful Dead

The Centrum - October 21, 1983

The Centrum

October 21, 1983

Worcester, MA US

Average: 4 (10 votes)


Brent Mydland's 31st birthday - "Sage & Spirit" theme during "Drumz"

Set List:

Music Never Stopped
C.C. Rider
Cumberland Blues
Ramble on Rose
My Brother Esau
Big Railroad Blues
Promised Land

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
Wharf Rat
I Need a Miracle
Touch of Grey

Johnny B. Goode

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, The Worcester Dead, Brad125, brezit, blue eyed soul, Goats, Guitar Marty, TeleSpacePharm, Patrick L, gypsyrosalee, jersey2sandiego, 1979-01-20, eloicious, M. Rides, philontap, payingdues, rymo, WackaloonQ, fcbrew, hightimer, eelbones, hockey_john, ai6pg, LongHammer6, DanSeth, chad.e.buck, lincshoots, Quazi, andychatfield, hitmeister, snafu, seennuff2know, Pigman, intrepid, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, cube1061, uh60hawkdriver, droppeddminer, moogirl, Dpwilljr, broken_angel, BeckyJG, MAConway, kjmcdonagh, Leggs4, niptotheair, napadeadhead, deliadelyon, DavAlan, dr zevon, AlaskaDeadHead1, PHILSTARDRACUT, StaggerLee69, mugwa, deadredhead, chcculle, jlawless, redcdiver, sugarmag68, alovours13, bfoley, Guardian, bluesdrummermark, Marshmallow Warrior, Cosmic_Harley, Mister_Charlie, GTLTBP, misterglen, pockeyway, mercurygd, emama, nicklas59, pat L, aiko4926, ajfink12, sledhead02056, kenrock, areno, johndnorth, brijid77, flach77, BurntDawg, leghold, deadbass36, Phaldo, jsomoza, VermontDeadhead, imagine1979, Ace Cassidy, clutch_cargo, jim d, sgf64, bucks yellow-van, Sugar Magnolia, RoadKing Ray, hafjell, happyhourhero, Saisabok, aikox2, bobbyb, Brooklyn Peach, Forensicdoceleven, Schnebs, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, shwack, rami,, Boman, gammalyte, aliceDmillionair, oldsouls, bucks-yellow van, gnoodle, Carl Adams, drtim, dave h, Bossgobbler, uncjhn, smurph, TekeHead, Cosmic.Wimpout, Leggs2, Nikolai, Angularbanjo, twilaq1, kfchef, Mr.Skjellyfetti, bigbob, dloehr, Mike Wid, Zippy, DeMaumau, The Lord of Eltingville, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, Darkstar65, jobyallwaysdead, AndieIsAlthea, gratefulgreg1, umadeadfan, mrkaos63, unyun, UncleBruce1971, jozeppy, jahardy, gdhead77, croc, FlyAwayTooNight, tourdog12, blondon1, logstirl, poiriergreg, Noel, stove46, andrewmyers, JurassicBlueberries, Josef, mary-sunshine, bportabello, Esau, bird-song, EightyEights, jpegnam, henry, boffo the chimp, Bill H, gooney1956, AnnieRoses, Erica Evans, Big Boss Man, crushedbyadwarf, SC, bhamel55, Debdeadhead, gr8flsquid, MikeFerney, moosilauke, wharfrat8199, drumzspace, zyx, Eli Polonsky, wolfdrummer, ccusson, Jim Gore, riggertoo, WWTyson, Cosmic Chas, whitewolf, rjsg1112, levitonjl, SkookS, tattooedonmyback, walstib3, Bobby33914, dhhikerct, bill642, RainBox07, cryptical1, jaycap, bobbyjohn, georgewweir, Edwin, Mark_W, LoneStarDead, mike850, joeybug69, BlackandWhite.Peter, the wood fam, jedsgirl, Levon Lovelight, Duggles, deadhedave, Miggs, MrnDw, jims, aud


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Duggles's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
What a breath of fresh air!

I had had such a bad night the night before. I was tired and out of money. I was in the show but we didn't have enough money to get to the next show let alone gas $ for the drive down to NC afterward. I got in the show and I was going up to my seat on the right side (stage left) and I looked down and saw the this dollar bill. I picked it up and inside was like $40. Wow, what a ground score. The rest of the night went this way for me. The show was sparkling. Great Sage and Spirit jam. Scarlet>Fire>UJB was heavenly. Just lots of energy. I was back on the bus. If that was your coin, know that it went to a great cause. It wasn't pissed away that is for sure. Peace,


Joined: Jun 21 2007
First show

This was my first dead show - what a thrill!

Joined: Jul 3 2007
MY FIRST SHOW TOO! long ago now. this was the start of it ALL. i hitch hiked to this show from boarding school. brent was on fire and the scarlet/fire was off the hook....the whole show was like one endless song to me. funny, i never come to this site but have recentky been feeling sentimental about the dead and was researching dicks picks...

rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt's picture
Joined: Aug 13 2007
Another night to remember

This was my last show of the unemployment was running roomates back in Wiccopee NY thought I was insane..{they had jobs}...I was grateful...I went home..packed my bags...and was living back in So Cal by February....

Joined: Jan 31 2009

The Woostah Police had ServiCars! If you know, you know. If I have to explain, you'd never understand, understand?

uncjhn's picture
Joined: Dec 5 2007
And the sun does shine

What a night.New energy from the night before. Home town show for me as I was at Clark U. Sat in the 2nd row right between brent and Jerry. It was Brents birthday. Just good old grateful dead. Great energy all night. So lucky to be there with so many friends.From music start to uncle john's it was subline or just grate. It was your tipical really good grateful dead show just shy of monumental. I enjoyed this night more than the weeks before shows in Hartford. They could have played St. Stephen but it never happened and the song disapeared from the repitoire. It was still a wonderful night and the band was tight and on!

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Joined: Oct 20 2010

I learned a great deal about the spirit and Joy of Grateful Dead music from John G.
I know he travelled with me mainly because I never asked him for gas money...but I never met anyone at the time who was so enthusiastic about the music.
I don't know where he is now, but being with him back the early days of my helped me understand the beauty of it all.
I recall being with him in the upper level of this show when they started (very quietly) with first notes of Music Never Stopped. He knew instantly what it was and yelled "MUSIC !"
laughed and then just started dancing.
John was a Deadhead in every sense of the word. I learned so much from his spirit.

Thank You John......

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Joined: Aug 25 2012

I do thank you very much for kindness Dave. Those days back then seem like a completely different life time.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Sage and Spirit theme

They also dropped subtle hints of this theme during the later part of Space at Merriweather 6-26-84...

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Joined: Jan 8 2009
thanks dad

My first show! I was so young my dad drove me and a buddy in, he then went to Mcy' D's, went to a movie, then back to Mcy'D's then came and picked us up! Classic


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The Centrum - October 21, 1983