Grateful Dead

Radio City Music Hall - October 29, 1980

Radio City Music Hall

October 29, 1980

New York, NY US

Average: 4.3 (6 votes)

Set List:

Dire Wolf
On the Road Again
It Must Have Been the Roses
The Race is On
Bird Song
Heaven Help the Fool
Oh Babe it Ain't No Lie

Feel Like a Stranger
Franklin's Tower
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Little Red Rooster
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Music Never Stopped

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station
The Wheel
Saint of Circumstance
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, DUKEPHOTO, gwalter, newyawka, iwuzthere, Soc, DeadPhotog, seanalmy, RANGER15, 2Bears, tomspiro, mamajo422, payingdues, PeggyO.5.5.1977, brezit, the dude 58, KKWDeadHead, Purple Haze, SBurke, ChicoNH, ZephyrGirl, Stardancer, pjam, bambini, ChinaRider77, bigdaddyinc68, friskie, 7d n me, ripple13, greatfulted, Dancin Dave, ndhart, drc456, billj79, DeepSpace, Mr.Natural, boonedeadhead, Mud, swa, AlaskaDeadHead1, foreverahead, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, bml140, chicagomarc, alovours13, 1coolfool, digitunes, Heynow from The Well, lstapes, nicklas59, aiko4926, cocktailman, powderjunky, st stephen 11, grtfuld, flach77, BurntDawg, coldrain_snow, Fulcanelli, J Mully, Shaugn, deadheadfrom76, New York Guy, st.steven, wilbur3134, elgrande, aikox2, DinoBam, skunjelefeti, epp0331, aliceDmillionair, billdrumz, Aceetobee42, Carl Adams, Mr. Pid, JMY714, ChicoNYC, BEGGERSPAY, Cosmic.Wimpout, melonhead, AlanSheckter, Ice Cream Kid, merle211, 1ezlife, Socrateazer, dedhedesq, wharftrat, GR8FLPT, grapefuldave, SocietysPliers, West.August, Dice, Ted S, gratefulgreg1, rmarsmedic, Doughboy, Gr8fulIra, HowardH, Rupes, jitsky, astone516, croc, George C. Hartman, Galvineyesed, Freddie, Valerie Stevenson, andrewmyers, bigdancingbear, ribbsey, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, fishnow, tganz, deadhead11, westsiderider, robsegall1956, softmonkey, crippledbutfree, BurningShore Prophet, direwolf02, jpederzane, Margs, jrazz, WackaloonQ, paparooster, kenco, ecmitch, johns21074, gig1029, bonz713, joscar, bribenk, Cloud37, tony23d, DeadHdMike, bem1163, Queer Deadhead, mrngdo, bkind-fg2all, Kenman, EDupree, jdwilgus, RZ12-4-71, NYLifer, joeybug69, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, playdeadkid, kgbdeadhead, pomo1, dabeard1, bradleyg, B42, slimus2006, MAXROD, Edgefan, javerv, aud


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George C. Hartman's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
my first red rooster

and it was a killer..{.I thought Bobby was on-fire.]For Sugar Magnolia.....a man pushed another man in a wheelchair in front of me.....during the song the man in the wheelchair danced as best as he could while sitting.......then suddenly during Sunshine daydream finale.....HE JUMPED OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR......and started dancing all over the place like crazy! crazy deadheads!

Joined: Jul 23 2007
My First Show The Rest Is

My First Show
The Rest Is History!!

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Bus Stop

I was waiting on the corner, too. Here's where I caught the bus.

All I have to say is, "Thanks, Rich. RIP buddy".

Nothin' left to do but smile… smile… smile!

Joined: Oct 7 2007
I LOVE getting in for FREE!

Also my first return to the Big Apple since I had left in '76. Had a big reunion planned with my older sister who had been in Ca much longer. That plan was derailed when I came down with appendicitis a few days prior. It all worked out since I got to go to this show.

My good friends from HS all had tickets so I caught a ride with them.
I was heading back to SF in just a day or 2. I was tryng to score a ticket with little funds and had no luck. I decided to take one more lap around the block and then I was bailing. Just as I came around the 3rd block one of the side doors magically opened. Me and about 20 others ran in only to be stopped by the set of doors leading directly into the theater. So close! I decided to run up to the next level and those doors were open. I grabbed a seat as fast but as non-chalantly as I could. 2 minutes later some guy in a suit starts looking around for people who snuck in. I 'm being cool and don't pay much attention but I didn't even have a chance to take my coat off. Fortunately, it was probably too dark for him to see that and he left.

Caught up with my friends during the "short break" I must have used somebody's ticket to get on the floor. We stood in the aisle about 20 rows back for the rest of the show! My friend Billy called the China Cat/Rider set opener. It was a magical night.

Joined: Mar 25 2009
Long Island Railroad Blues

I was able to score 2 press tickets, in the orchestra section. My brother and I took the LIRR into NYC from Long Island. I thought we had plenty of time, then we got stuck and sat for quite a while. I was out of my mind and we finally got to the Music Hall by cab. I had to agrue to be let in as there were natually many heads w/o tickets trying to get in. We got into the lobby and some kid looked at our tickets to "seat" us. I'll never forget the terrified look on his face as he parted the sea for us with his flashlight. We finally got to our seats for the beginning of "Roses". Great show. Only acoustic show for me.

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Joined: Oct 13 2008
Franken and Davis

My friend Mark and I drove into Manhattan with NO tickets. At the last moment we scored two tickets on the SW side of 49th Street and Sixth Avenue. The Dead were introduced by Al Franken and Tom Davis of SNL fame. The show was being videotaped for the Dead Ahead video. During Drums>Space, I wandered into the lobby and was interviewed by Al Franken. It did not make the final cut. Bobby said before the US Blues encore to go out and vote next week. (Ronald Reagan won his first term.) The show ended after 1:00 AM. What a long strange trip it's been to think that Al Franken is almost the next Senator from Minnesota!

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Joined: Jan 4 2009

When walking on the streets of the DC center last night Everyone was saying Thats the first time I've heard ripple when I proudly proclaimed I heard the Boys play ripple at Radio city
Great shows I to was at this show 20th row and will always have the great memorys of those shows.Still can't believe the dead played there.One of the best venues they have played

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Joined: Aug 25 2012
On the money

I have listened to everyone of the 3 set shows from Warfield to New Orleans to Radio city, This night here they are on no fatigue in these shows. They came to play and of course we all know record a live set of Albums. Some of the songs might seem abit short and perfect and others are just good ole Grateful dead. On this night they do the old style China Rider. with the jam in-between March winds and wish I were a headlight. I love the old school version due to the extra jam.
If looking for raw shows I would chose the October 2nd show and or October 14th from Warfield. If looking for raw jamming shows from radio city I think the 27th is the show where they did not care about the up incoming album and just went balls to the wall.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
wake up, Jerry!

listening/watching this on youtube.

Poor Jer. the needle and the damage done.

Joined: Jun 12 2017
My first show

I was 16. Many shows to follow!


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Radio City Music Hall - October 29, 1980