Grateful Dead

Downs of Santa Fe - September 10, 1983

Downs of Santa Fe

September 10, 1983

Santa Fe,, NM US

Average: 4.8 (9 votes)

Set List:

Music Never Stopped
They Love Each Other
My Brother Esau
Big Railroad Blues
Beat it on Down the Line
Tennessee Jed
New Minglewood Blues
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Cumberland Blues
Playin' in the Band
China Doll
The Other One
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night

Cold Rain and Snow

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Joined: Jun 23 2007
phil sings on CR&S

Was this the first time in a while that Phil helped sing on Cold Rain and Snow? What a fun show in front of a very small crowd on some spectacular mushrooms and peyote. Jerry looked pretty awful and pale these two days facing the sun and looking like he was going to keel over at any time. Fantastic encore!

Joined: Jun 28 2007
sante fe

phil had on a huge sombrero

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Joined: Jun 14 2007

Hot shows with fresh roses everywhere around stage etc..

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
Mickey Hart

We celebrated his 40th....I think. And the huge storm that rolled through was scarey. Roadies climbing scaffolds and lying on tarps covering speakers for protection. Rainbow into the Other One was the best visual eva at a Dead show for me. A wonderful two daze in the desert before Santa Fe got ruined. Security in turbins....firewerks at La Noche de Zazobra! The Inn at Loredo! The Pink Adobe with the crew getting smashed! Desert ratz! OH MY!

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Joined: Jan 19 2008
My favorite Dead experience

I met some friends before a recent Phil show and they had been discussing on the car ride what their favorite Dead show experience was. Not the show itself, but the best overall experience. They asked me what mine was and I thought for about 30 seconds and said these 2 Santa Fe shows were probably the best experience. They were shocked because one of the people in their car had said the same thing about a 1/2 hour earlier. I had never met this person, either.

There was just something magical about these days. I remember pulling into the lot and buying our tickets and camping fee right there the day before the show. I think this was the last time I saw this happening.

I remember the dust and the rain and the hot air balloons. Santa Fe city center was full of deadheads and it was so cool.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
2 friends from tucson

came up to my house in phx, picked up 3 more in tempe, hit the road in true thompsonesque style, gonzo lines off of buckknives,cooler full of brew and skunkygalore drove all night, dude from tempe dosed my beer waiting to get into day1 show, musta been the roses, they were everywhere. santa fe was cool too,turquious blue sky,whitewash pueblo type architecture, big square in the middle of downtown, cobblestone streets and about 15 people in our hotel room next morning:))) good times

Joined: Jan 7 2009
Bobby Peterson

1st and only time I ever got a backstage. My friend was dating a tree surgeon who had worked for Phil in San Rafael. Got to hang out a bit with Phil who introduced us to Bobby Peterson (lyricist of Unbroken Chain, and Pride of Cucamonga)....
He was all jazzed because he had arranged an FM simulcast of the shows for the New Mexico State Prison...he got a big kick out of negotiating the deal with the warden, who had no idea that Bobby P. had actually spent time there many years back.

At least thats how I remember it...that and Jerry just dodging all the backstage hanger ons to make a beeline to his trailer...

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Joined: Jul 25 2008
drunkin' injuns and nice morning hot air baloons

Ok, maybe this was the show with all the drunkin' was amazing..i've never seen such an influx of barfoids at a campground experience, ever. they were having fun, tho.

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

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Joined: Jun 20 2008
Beautiful experience

so mellow, security were Sikhs thanking us for being there...small crowd, went right up to the stage, could have touched Jerry's foot if I wanted to...desert rainbow behind the band...outdoor shows are the best...

Joined: Jul 4 2011
Sante Fe-

Huge storms!
Jerry looked really sick...this began the yellowish look that he carried for the next few years.
I remember that it made us all question how much longer the band could continue.
Manor Downs was a cool horse rack track.


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Downs of Santa Fe - September 10, 1983