Grateful Dead

Radio City Music Hall - October 31, 1980

Radio City Music Hall

October 31, 1980

New York, NY US

Average: 4.4 (21 votes)


closed circuit TV on the East Coast - FM broadcast - no Phil until "Roses" due to technical problems - final "Heaven Help The Fool" - final/last "Sage And Spirit": 08-13-75 [330] - final/last "Sadie": 02-13-70 [734] - "Drumz" and"Fire" appear on "Dead Set"

Set List:

Heaven Help the Fool
Sage and Spirit
Little Sadie
Monkey and the Engineer
It Must Have Been the Roses
Bird Song

Jack Straw
Cold Rain and Snow
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Ramble on Rose
Little Red Rooster
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain

Don't Ease Me In
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Franklin's Tower
Fire on the Mountain
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Good Lovin'

Uncle John's Band

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Joined: Jun 17 2007
Radio City

All the shows at Radio City were unbelievable!!! The venue was the perfect place for the acoustic sets!

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Halloween Washington University

Spent Halloween night that year watching this live on a huge screen with a great sound system at Washington University in St. Louis.

The acoustic set was ABSOLUTELY EPIC!

The electric show ROCKED! Brown-Eyed Women, Ramble On Rose, Saint, FRANKLIN'S, NFA, Stella, GDTRFB - WHEW!! Franken was still funny then!

It was the BEST Halloween ever!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

Saw this show ,or should I say bits and pieces of this show on pbs. I would really like to see the entire show. Would it be available om dvd?

Joined: Aug 8 2007
set was tippy for 80 but the

set was tippy for 80 but the show was well played esp the acoustic, i caught the last three shows at6 radio city after hitching in from happy valley (penn state) these shows were the reason i dropped out, needed to catch more and pennstate too remote, eventually went back to school and followed the boys thru thick and thin, and regret every show i missed, dont regret making any, i was a little hypercritical from seeing "too many shows" i was wrong you cant see too many, anyway stll love the scenic route, these were about my 30th shows and really started me rolling miss u all esp jerry stay deadicated db

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Joined: Jun 21 2007
attended closed circut feed at felt forum,msg

""" nothing left to do but,SMILE

Joined: Nov 7 2007
Memories of the Show

We drove up from Nashville, where we were in college, (I loved it and ending up staying and I am still in Nashville). I grew up just north of New York City and never told my mom I was up there to this day. One of the guys I went with was from Rowaton, CT and we stayed at his house.

Frank Zappa was playing his usual run of show over Halloween at the Palladium. Just about everyone on the train was going to the Dead or Zappa. I don't remember if it was going or coming, but on one leg there was an elderly couple on the train that had no idea what to make of all of us. We were already catching a buzz before we left and left our Halloween costumes in the car at the train station.

Our plan was to see the Dead and then Zappa on the 1st but we tripped way too hard at the Dead show and ended up staying in Rowaton and having a clam bake with lobsters, steamers and all. We then left for Nashville Sunday night and arrived in Nashville just in time to go straight to 8 am classes Monday morning.

Franken and Davis were a big bummer. We all hated having them blabbing during the breaks and they weren't funny at all. It was kind of a buzz kill. Al Franken was, is and always will be a big, fat idiot.

The show was not the best Grateful Dead show I have seen but we really wanted to see the acoustic set. We had a great time though and it certainly wasn't a bad show. It's nice to be able to relive it with tapes and videos.

Joined: Jun 16 2008
Halloween to remember

I saw this closed circuit from the St. Paul Civic Center in St Paul MN.

Joined: Oct 7 2008
Crazy crazy night !

Fantastic show, so many memories ! Drinkin from a wine bota at the skating rink infront of Rockafeller Center, Radio City was unfreakin believable, if I remember they had a giant blow up gorilla standing up
on the marque. We were pretty well blotted up by the time we get inside and what's there......freaking red velvet with gold trim everywhere ! Things were melting ! Franken & Davis ( what ever happened to Davis ? ) openend and did skits between sets, one thing they said that night still sticks with me " the veins in your face are waving like sea snakes ! " I remember people in costumes but one in particular,there was this guy who looked like Jerry walking though the crowd but he had a guitar going though his body. He caused quite a stir ....I wonder to this day how he ever sat down !
The show itself was a masterpiece, a historic accoustic set followed by a solid show. It was one of those days that you never forget. I only wish there were more.

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Joined: Jun 30 2007
I skipped school and slept on a sidewalk for two days to get tix

I hid from my Mother who was driving around looking for me at Jack's music store in Red Bank, NJ. I was first in line to get tix and the shows were sold out by the 6th or 7th person in line. I was the only person that got a pair of Halloween tickets and a pair for Saturday the 25th , before they were sold out. Radio City Music Hall was intimate and elegant.The acoustic set was magical, the Halloween "Space" was over the top and melted into Fire on the Mountain.The slideshow and Halloween projections on the walls behind the stage at RCMH were stunning.
Peace, Love and Giant JurassicBlueberries

Joined: Jun 4 2007
I saw the show on 10/23 at

I saw the show on 10/23 at RCMH and then saw the simulcast at the old Calderone Concert hall in Hempstead, NY. I remember the first few songs had no video, but audio, or was it the other way around. I think think there was no video. Does anyone remember this?

I also count this as a show attended, it really felt like I was there. Wow, only 28 years ago!


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Radio City Music Hall - October 31, 1980