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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Attendees of this show

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Joined: Apr 5 2009

I, too, saw this show via a simulcast, although back then they called it 'closed circuit'. I am posting the newspaper advertisement from the Newark Star-Ledger here in the fan photos section... I don't really count this as a show I attended, but it was close enough... Great stuff. I bet those that consider it a letdown would give their left earlobe to be there again. I would.


Joined: Oct 7 2008
Who would have ever thought...

What kind of odds could you have gotten on Halloween night 1980 that Al Franken of Franken & Davis would one day become a United States Senator !!!

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Dead Ahead dvd

Franken and Davis did do some good skits during breaks between songs. Dropping Jerry's guitar tore me up!

Wave that flag, wave it wide and high ! Good luck Senator!

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Joined: Jun 12 2007

Looking over the set lists and thinking about the eight shows, waiting three days in line outside RCMH, hanging with friends old and new.....this was one magical week. Would love to see these shows released as a proper boxed set.

Joined: Jun 24 2007
Simulcast in Philly (Upper Darby)

I saw the show via simulcast at the Tower Theater. It was extremely disappointing. Not because of their performance, but because a speaker blew early in the show and buzzing for the rest of the night. Basically, after that happened the sound sucked. If I considered this a show that I really attended, that part of the experience would have made it the worst for me.

Joined: Jan 26 2009
Watched the Simulcast out on Long Island somewhere...

I remember not getting tickets to RCMH so we wound up catching the show at a simulcast. Acoustic set was awesome. I was totally freaking as the background kept changing color...I didn't know what was real and what wasn't. Almost as fun as being there.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
let there be songs to the fill air

before the show hanging out across the street at the exxon building passing around the koolaid. things were getting strange. went in and security took the empty koolaid container. after the show it was on a table to claim but by then was to paranoid to take it back. last night of acoustic set and equipment issues forced instrumentals to start the show. expectations were high on Halloween. first set was ok. during the break franken n davis was different. glad it was a one time thing. don't remember much but when they asked a head her favoritr song and she said sugar magnolia I knew weren't going to see that song... second set was ok. uncle johns encore was very appropriate.


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Radio City Music Hall - October 31, 1980